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.
9 Story Entertainment announces its slate of new episodes and shows set to launch at MIPCOM, including animated comedy series Numb Chucks.
Visual Effects Society announces featured sessions for 2013 VES Summit; former AMPAS presidents forum, NASA/JPL Mars Curiosity Rover expert and VFX experts panel on new models for profitability.
The Academy celebrates the animated genius of Richard Williams with “This Amazing Medium,” an animation master class and retrospective tour with the Oscar-winning animator on Friday, October 4, at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills.
At this year’s IBC, The Autodesk Flame community names Vico Sharabani, Flame Artist, ECD and Right-Brain of The Artery VFX, the very first Flame Award winner.
Legendary voice actress June Foray celebrates her 96th birthday at a special screening of the Chuck Jones feature, The Phantom Tollbooth, at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood on Saturday, September 21.
OIAF announces talks, presentations and workshops with animators including Craig Bartlett, JG Quintel, Adam Elliot, Chris Landreth and highly acclaimed Oscar-nominee Koji Yamamura.
Italy’s VIEW Conference unveils a stellar program for 2013, including panels and workshops with ILM’s Roger Guyett, Digital Domain’s Eric Nash, Image Engine’s Peter Muyzers,
Randy Cunningham 9th Grade Ninja returns for second series on Disney XD; hit Irish-produced animated series to return to screens in early 2014.
New release unites visual effects and editorial finishing with intuitive workflow and enhanced color grading integration.
France and the UK lead the nominations for the Cartoon Tributes for animated TV series at pitching and co-production event Cartoon Forum 2013, taking place September 17-20 in Toulouse, France.
Cinema Management Group announces new global sales in Australia, the UK and Italy for the 3D animated feature from Triggerfish Studios, Khumba.
Saban Brands and MarVista Entertainment announce new global licensing deals for Power Rangers Megaforce.
41 Entertainment grants Free TV and Pay TV rights for the first two seasons of PAC-MAN and the Ghostly Adventures in France.
The Television Academy Special Visual Effects Peer Group honors VFX Emmy nominees Jay Worth, Paul Graff and Tobias Mannewitz at an event at the Leonard H. Goldenson Theatre on Monday, September 9.
Disney/Pixar's Monsters University will be the recipient of the Hollywood Animation Award and Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures Pacific Rim visual effects supervisor John Knoll will receive the Hollywood Visual Effects Award at the 17th Annual Hollywood Film Awards.
Star Wars director J.J. Abrams builds a postproduction facility in Los Angeles specifically for Star Wars: Episode VII.
The Animation Conference, an extension of the world-renowned Ottawa International Animation Festival, undergoes some big changes for this year’s 10th anniversary celebration, including a new vision, a new venue and an additional day.
Engage Digital announces the 250 kid-focused experts who will converge at the Digital Kids Summit at the San Francisco Children’s Creativity Museum September 19.
Facilis Technology will debut the newest version of its production-proven shared storage solution, TerraBlock 6.0, at IBC 2013 from September 13-17.
Italy's Imaginaria International Animation Festival, newly relaunching in 2014, issues a call for submissions for animated films produced after December 31, 2009.
Digital Domain 3.0 expands Vancouver studio with leadership, creative talent; Kelly L’Estrange promoted to Executive Producer and Head of Studio; Swen Gillberg promoted to VFX Supervisor, will relocate to Vancouver.