Sony Pictures Releasing, INDAC and FMX 2014 announce a special screening of Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 followed by a talk, via Skype, with directors Cody Cameron and Kris Pearn.
Animation Magazine announces more 2013 award recipients, including voice-acting legend June Foray, who will receive the Lifetime Achievement-Hall of Fame Award; DreamWorks Animation’s Chris Sanders and Kirk DeMicco, who will receive this year’s Original Vision Award; and DQ Entertainment Chairman and CEO Tapaas Chakravarti, who will receive the Lifetime Achievement-Hall of Fame Award for his contributions to the growth of the animation industry in India.
BRB Internacional launches licensing program for hit animated series The Hive in Spain and Portugal.
The Vancouver International Film Festival announces the highlights of its slate of animated films for the 2013 edition of the festival, including the Canadian premiere of Ari Folman’s The Congress, as well as screenings of Max Andersson and Helena Ahonen’s Tito on Ice and Hosoda Mamoru’s Wolf Children.
CAKE signs a VOD deal with DLA bringing eight properties, including Poppy Cat and Skunk-Fu!, to Latin America
The Jim Henson Companycontinues its broadcast and consumer products licensing expansion for Dinosaur Train throughout Europe, North America and Australia.
9 Story Entertainment announces global sales of Daniel Tiger’s Neighbourhood as production begins on a second season.
DreamWorks Animation technical director Nathan Loofbourrow is elected as President of the Los Angeles animation union, The Animation Guild, Local 839 IATSE; board member and DreamWorks Television writer Jack Thomas is elected as the Guild’s new Vice President.
Presentations for French hybrid series The Science of Botheration and Team TO’s 3D animated Joe Giant, directed by Arthur Qwak, become the two most highly-attended events in the history of the European animation marketplace.
Timothy Reckart's Oscar-nominated film Head Over Heels wins the Cartoon D'Or award for Best European short animated film.
Alanda Ltd. announces the addition of Scout, a design and animation company launched by former Superfad NY creative directors Chace Hartman and Brian Drucker.
USC Research Professor Paul Debevec to present a talk, entitled Advances in Achieving Photoreal Digital Actors, on Thursday, October 17, at the VIEW Conference in Turin, Italy.
Adult Swim announced the schedule of their panel and talent signings at New York Comic Con, Friday, October 11, and Saturday, October 12, 2013.
Victory Arts announces their MIPCOM slate which includes Plane Jane, Hugz and Kissez, Shirley Locks, and more.
The English-language cast is announced at the San Sebastián Film Festival for director Juan Jose Campanella’s 3D animated feature, Foosball.
Technicolor-owned visual effects company MPC announces plans to open a new studio in Montréal, Quebec in fall 2013.
Rosto’s Lonely Bones and Tito on Ice by Max Andersson & Helena Ahonen take home top honors at the Ottawa International Animation Festival.
The Animation Conference (TAC) has wrapped up and we are now in our third full day of festing. And I still have to fill you in on all of yesterday’s events. Here we go…
Naughty Tortoise and Studio Liddell debut transmedia action-comedy series Sankari to Cartoon Forum in Toulouse, France.
Broadcasters Nick Jr. UK and RTÉjr sign up Puffin Rock, a new animated children’s TV series featuring narration by Irish actor Chris O’Dowd.
Russian theater chain operator Luxor and film company Argus Entertainment join forces to create a new animation studio, LA Studio; first major project to be a feature-length animated film based on “Ruslan and Ludmila,” a poem by renowned 19th century poet Alexander Pushkin.