‘DreamWorks Animation in Concert – Celebrating 20 Years’ to feature music and film clips from ‘Shrek,’ ‘Kung Fu Panda,’ ‘How To Train Your Dragon’ and other hit films.
Dwarf Animation studio to establish in-house training program, Dwarf Academy, with former Pixar/PDI/DreamWorks artist Minhyung Lee as Head of Training.
Emails and court documents from the Silicon Valley “Techtopus” wage-fixing cartel class action lawsuit show that Sony Pictures Animation resisted efforts made by other studios to keep wages down.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will present a two-night event, “Movies in Your Brain: The Science of Cinematic Perception,” with special guests Jon Favreau, Darren Aronofsky and neuroscientist and screenwriter Ari Handel.
Irish animation studio Cartoon Saloon to present “Designing The Secret of Kells” book launch plus exclusive preview of selected scenes from upcoming ‘Song Of The Sea’ at San Diego Comic-Con.
Warner Bros. Entertainment plants its flag at Comic-Con International: San Diego this year with a huge presence, including presentations for Peter Jackson’s ‘The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies,’ George Miller’s ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ and the Wachowskis’ sci-fi action ‘Jupiter Ascending.’
New LA-based design & animation studio launches with projects including an animated graphics package for the NFL Network's 2014 NFL Draft coverage, and an animated Brazilian-market spot for Ecological Corredor to coincide with the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
‘Archer,’ ‘American Horror Story: Coven’ and Guillermo del Toro’s ‘The Strain’ are among the participating series.
Second edition of the online film festival received nearly 1,000 submissions from film-makers representing 70 countries.
Following Michael Carrington’s move to Zodiak Kids, HIT Entertainment names Warner Bros. Animation’s Christopher Keenan as VP, Creative & Executive Producer.
Former HIT Entertainment VP and CBeebies controller joins super-Indie Kids division to run The Foundation.
Appointment comes as Method continues work on high-profile projects including ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ and ‘The Maze Runner.’
Deal sees sassy tweens in ‘Lola & Virginia’, slapstick creatures of ‘Larva’ season 2, the healthy pair in Vitaminix and season 1 of ‘Lucky Fred’ all launch on the Movistar España VOD platform this summer.
Directed by Antoine and Tarik Hamdine, the half-hour CGI comedy was commissioned by French broadcaster M6 and coproduced with DQ Entertainment.
Proposals for projects aimed at children age 6–12 are now being accepted for the PITCH THIS! sessions at The Animation Conference (TAC) during The Ottawa International Animation Festival.
The Ottawa International Animation Festival announces the selection of films competing in the Feature Film Category at this year’s Festival running September 17-21.
Adapted from the classic French comic series by René Goscinny and Albert Uderzo, the CG animated feature is directed by Alexandre Astier and Louis Clichy.
Studio Ghibli releases the first trailer and a new poster for its forthcoming feature, ‘When Marnie Was There,’ from ‘The Secret World of Arriety’ director Yonebayashi Hiromasa.
Beijing-based Xing Xing Digital and Los Angeles production company Pelagius Entertainment are to partner on the feature animation ‘Smart.’
SIGGRAPH 2014 announces the selection of Elliot Kotek, co-founder of Not Impossible Labs, as the keynote speaker at SIGGRAPH 2014, the 41st International Conference and Exhibition on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques, 10-14 August 2014 at the Vancouver Convention Centre.
Universal Pictures taps veteran Hollywood studio executive Jo Yan to serve as managing director and executive vice president of its China operations.
Studio brings 15 series to Comic-Con from top producers including Greg Berlanti, Bruno Heller, Greg Plageman, Julie Plec, Rob Thomas & Diane Ruggiero-Wright, Kevin Williamson and many more.
UK-based independent producer and distributor Acamar Films expands its team, adding Bethan Garton as Head of Licensing and Emma Read as Brand Manager.
Rick Van Brimmer is elected Chairman of the Board of the International Licensing Industry Merchandisers’ Association; James Slifer is elected to the post of Vice-Chairman and Pete Yoder is voted to the Executive Committee as the Liaison to the Board of Directors.