Motion design/animation studio leftchannel is chosen to create the show open for motion 2013, taking place October 4-7 at the KiMo Theatre in Albuquerque, NM.
UK-based Union Visual Effects relocates to a larger facility in London’s Soho district; new studio also houses an advanced review theatre, featuring a 4K projector.
An Italian cartoon beats projects from India, South Korea, Ireland and one of the first animated co-productions between Chile and Brazil in the MIPJUNIOR pitching session in Cannes.
Ciwen Media Group partners with China’s national broadcaster Chinese Central Television to air Franklin and Friends on CCTV Kids Channel.
Atomic heads to MIPCOM with three new series, the animated Scapegoats and Max Mashup, and Minimum Wage, a live action-animation hybrid featuring two 15-year-olds on a mission.
Disney Channel acquires Guru Studio’s hit preschool show for its channels in Central and Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Africa, extending the show’s reach throughout every continent.
The character first introduced in a 1991 Sega video game will be CG animated in a new series kicking off on Cartoon Network and French TV fall 2014.
Zodiak Kids has been appointed the French Licensing Agent for the action property B-Daman Crossfire.
Women In Animation hosts “Women Write Royal,’ a panel with all four woman writers on the Disney Junior series, Sofia the First, on Thursday, October 24, at the Animation Guild in Burbank.
London-based commercial editorial house Alex Hagon re-launches as Circus, opening a new office in New York’s Chelsea district led by Jono Griffith; Susanne Kelly handles east coast sales and Cristina Matracia continues to serve as producer.
Cartoon Connection Canada returns this year October 28-31 at the Loews Hôtel Le Concorde in Quebec City, with producers and buyers from 15 different countries taking part in the Speed Meetings aimed at connecting international collaborations and productions.
French WIZZdesign animation collective CRCR returns with a pulp sci-fi video for C2C’s “Delta” animated in the style of Genndy Tartakovsky.
The 2013 edition of Italy’s VIEW Conference and VIEWFest highlights storytelling in all its forms, with presentations from filmmakers, animators, visual effects artists, and game and transmedia developers.
9 Story Entertainment announces the sale of SLR Production’s Guess How Much I Love You – The Adventures of Little Nutbrown Hare to Nickelodeon France.
The Montreal Stop Motion Film Festival announces the lineup for the 2013 edition taking place October 18 – 20.
Psyop partners with Clemenger BBDO Wellington to help New Zealand drivers connect in Emoticons, a short film for New Zealand’s Transportation Authority.
9 Story Entertainment announces the sale of Slap Happy Cartoon’s Nerds and Monsters to ABC TV Australia.
Essential Media and Entertainment announces their MIP Slate which includes Bubble Bath Bay, My 24, and Alien TV.
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.