Paris-based sales company Elle Driver acquires international distribution rights to Italian animated feature, The Art of Happiness, by Alessandro Rak.
The Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film issues a call for entries for the 2014 edition of the festival; the deadline for submissions is December 1, 2013.
Nickelodeon announces the first-ever SpongeBob Fan Shellabration at Universal Studios Hollywood in Los Angeles, Calif., Sept. 7-8.
The Visual Effects Society announces its 5th annual Summit, “A New Reality: Content Creation and Distribution,” on Saturday, October 26.
A new exhibition mounted by the Academy opens Friday, October 4, with a special presentation from Roger Rabbit animator Richard Williams, including discussion and clips from his work.
UK public broadcaster CBeebies adds another new preschool series -- Chop Chop! -- to its slate, created by Oscar-nominated director Grant Orchard in collaboration with Studio AKA.
The Italian Cultural Institute of Los Angeles and Cinema Without Borders honor legendary claymation artist, director and producer Will Vinton at the second annual ItaliANimation event.
Irish producer-distributor Monster Entertainment is developing an animated series, Fuzzyworld, co-produced by Avalon Films and Alastair Swinnerton’s Toonspace.
The Los Angeles International Short Film Festival announces its 2013 lineup, including 12 animated shorts.
OIAF welcomes award-winning animators for special screenings of their work, including Adam Elliot, Chris Sullivan, and directors Cody Cameron and Kris Pearn from Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2.
VIEW 2013 announces a production session with ILM visual effects supervisor Roger Guyett on the reimagining of the legendary Star Trek franchise for J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek Into Darkness.
Hornet director Mikey Please completes a new animated short, The Jolly Dot, made in collaboration with Dan Ojari, the lead animator on Please’s award-winning Marilyn Myller.
Principal photography has begun on Disney’s mystery adventure Tomorrowland, directed by Brad Bird and starring George Clooney, Hugh Laurie, Britt Robertson, Raffey Cassidy and Thomas Robinson.
Athena Studios obtains feature film rights to “Auntie Claus,” award-winning children’s book by Elise Primavera.
Italian animation studio Gruppo Alcuni presents its new 3D stereoscopic CG animated feature, Pet Pals in Windland, at the 70th Venice Film Festival.
Tricon Films & Television acquires new animated series Wildernuts as it launches Tricon Kids & Family Division at Mipcom Junior.
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 Directors Cody Cameron and Kris Pearn to deliver closing keynote session at the 2013 VIEW Conference, running October 15-18.
Spike & Mike's Sick & Twisted Festival of Animation returns to San Diego to celebrate its 20th anniversary; the festival kicks off Saturday, August 24 with a one-night-only opportunity to meet & greet Ren & Stimpy creator John Kricfalusi.
Kaleidoscope Entertainment announces the release of Scotland’s first full-length animated feature film, Sir Billi, voiced by Sean Connery, Miriam Margolyes and Alan Cumming.
Former ABC Kids programmer Deirdre Brennan returns to the Australian public broadcaster as controller of children’s TV.
eOne reveals the UK licensing program for upcoming CG animated movie, Justin and the Knights of Valour.
The British Film Institute’s Certification Unit issues tax certificates to two CBeebies’ series, stop-motion comedy series Calamity Island from UK-based Famous Flying Films and Mackinnon & Saunders, and Karrot Animation’s 2D-animated preschool series Sarah and Duck.