Presenters are announced for the award ceremony at the World Animation & VFX Summit Opening Night Party on November 3, 6:00 – 10:00 p.m. at the California Yacht Club in Marina del Rey, CA.
Big Block expands in New York with two new divisions dedicated to multi-screen content, Big Block Live and Big Block Entertainment Group/BBEG.
Wendy Aylsworth, Rob Bredow, Douglas Greenfield, Rob Hummel and Bev Pasterczyk accept invitations to join the Science and Technology Council of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, bringing the Council's 2013–2014 membership to 25.
Hoho Rights signs an international licensing deal to bring the CG animated series Cloudbabies to Germany.
In commemoration of International Animation Day, the National Film Board of Canada launches the seventh edition of ‘Get Animated!,’ a free online screening series including a selection of recent films, two filmmaker showcases, and six brand-new films.
41 Entertainment and Lisle Entertainment announce the strategy for the launch of the PAC-MAN and the Ghostly Adventures in the United Kingdom.
Cartoon Connection Canada will take place October 28 to 31 at Loews Hôtel Le Concorde, with the side event Mini Pixel taking place October 29.
VFX Producer Sophie Orde joins Framestore’s film department, where she has been hired to run the production for Universal’s ‘Dracula Untold.’
Critically acclaimed 2D/3D hybrid series The Amazing World of Gumball is nominated for two awards, alongside Strange Hill High and holiday specials Room on the Broom and The Snowman and The Snowdog, dedicated to the memory of animator John Coates.
CVMP Conference to explore cutting-edge advances in post production technology; speakers include Tim Webber, VFX Supervisor on ‘Gravity.’
iam8bit studios announces Part Of A Complete Breakfast, the first-ever solo exhibition of former Disney and Pixar artist Ben Butcher, opening November 7.
Disney releases concept art for the 'Avatar' installation underway at the Animal Kingdom theme park located at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida.
Chris Meledandri to give keynote address at 2013 VES Summit; Andrew Merkin, Head of Special Projects and Transmedia at Mirada Studios, and Max Michael, Head of Business Development, Asia at UTA, among highlighted Speakers.
CafeFX co-founder Jeff Barnes partners with Portland-based digital production and animation studio Bent Image Lab to oversee the company’s new Digital Media Group.
Troika partners with TSN to rebrand the daily hockey news show, That’s Hockey, which will be launched simultaneously with the 2013-2014 NHL season.
Aniplex of America announces the theatrical debut of Puella Magi Madoka Magica The Move: Rebellion on December 3.
Stan Lee’s first ever Indian superhero, Chakra: The Invincible, to premiere November 30 on Cartoon Network in India.
A call for entries is made for the 15th International Animation Festival in Japan − HIROSHIMA 2014, celebrating the 30th anniversary of the establishment of the festival office in 1984.
A new animated short film set in the “Unseen University” of Sir Terry Pratchett’s Discworld produced by the Ireland’s Animation Hub -- the Irish School of Animation at Ballyfermot College of Further Education, Trinity College Dublin and Giant Animation Studios -- launches at a special world premiere screening at the Science Gallery in Trinity College.
Athena Studios and the Bay Area chapter of the Visual Effects Society restore Black Angel, legendary Star Wars-era short film believed missing for over 30 years.
The Visual Effects Society names Academy Award winner John Dykstra recipient of VES Lifetime Achievement Award.