Animation Magazine taps veteran film journalist Thomas J. McLean as editor, replacing Ramin Zahed, who is leaving the magazine to pursue new opportunities after more than a decade at the helm.
Paris-based Ellipsanime is selected by the French bankruptcy court to purchase the assets of French animation company Moonscoop SA; French company JokeBox acquires Moonscoop France’s 51% share in US-based Moonscoop LLC, formerly Mike Young Productions.
Patrick Warburton is set to host the 41st Annual Annie Awards on Saturday, February 1, at UCLA’s Royce Hall alongside presenters Mariska Hargitay, Cloris Leachman, Richard Dreyfuss and director Rob Minkoff.
As part of his Animation Hotline project, New York-based animator and documentary filmmaker Dustin Grella joins this month’s Sundance Film Festival to animate hotline videos live throughout the course of the festival.
Legendary animator Bill Plympton teams with The Napoleon Group to create a distinctive digital short for New York utility Con Edison.
The deadline for submissions to the 7th edition of Poland’s International Animated Film Competition is March 3, 2014.
Rainmaker Entertainment and Blockade Entertainment partners with Cinema Management Group to take their new 3D CG animated feature Ratchet & Clank to the European Film Market in Berlin.
The ToonSeum plans to help Gertie the Dinosaur, the first animated character to hit the big screen in 1914, celebrate her 100th birthday on February 8.
The BeFilm Mid-Winter Special Animation Program, hosted by director Signe Baumane, to include some masterful animation from Europe never before seen in America.
BRB Internacional heads to NATPE with the premiere of Invizimals, a series based on the successful PlayStation videogame saga.
Silvergate Media partners with Super RTL to bring the Peter Rabbit brand across German-speaking territories.
Speakers at the 2014 Kidscreen Summit are announced, including Nickelodeon President of Content Development & Production Russell Hicks and DreamWorks Animation’s Head of Television Marjorie Cohn.
SPARK FX and 3D [FWD] merge into SPARK [FWD], bringing together leading industry experts with professionals, students and film fans for a one of a kind, five-day event.
In a cost-cutting move, Sony Pictures Imageworks is transferring a portion of the staff from its Los Angeles HQ to its studio in Vancouver, B.C.
Trunk Animation directors Alasdair + Jock create a lyric video for Lily Allen’s new song, “Air Balloon,” from her as yet un-named third album.
Toon Boom Animation signs of a distribution agreement with HeARTBIT Digital Creation for the distribution and localization of Toon Boom Storyboard Pro and Harmony in Japan.
France’s Method Animation, Onyx Films and Chapter 2 merge to form On Entertainment, which expects to launch two to three high-end, CG-animated or hybrid series and two French movies (one animation, one live-action) every year.
Twin-track licensing strategy to encompass the classic toy brand and Super 4, the first-ever Playmobil TV series.
Leading up to NATPE Miami, London-based kids’ and family entertainment specialist CAKE announces some of its most recent deals across Latin America.
Cinesite announces plans to open in Montréal, greatly expanding its capacity and international presence.
Animator and filmmaker Ernest “Nag” Ansorge passes away on December 26 in Lausanne, Switzerland, two months before what would have been his 89th birthday.
The Ottawa International Animation Festival unveils a new poster by Irish animator David OReilly and announces a retrospective of his work.
Created by German artist and illustrator Henning Wagenbreth, the poster for the seventeenth edition of the Holland Animation Film Festival is unveiled.