Two weeks after reports that troubled VFX studio Rhythm & Hues would be establishing operations in Taiwan, the company courts new employees for its facility in the city of Kaohsiung.
16th Holland Animation Film Festival, taking place from the 20 to 24 of March 2013 in Utrecht, announces guest programmer René Windig to present “Felix the Cat.”
The Arts University Bournemouth announces new post-graduate opportunities with a taught Masters course, MA Animation Production.
The Cartoon Art Museum announces the premiere screening of Peter S. Beagle's nationwide theatrical re-release tour for “The Last Unicorn.”
Stash Media announces Collinder, a new three-day digital production conference for the visual effects, animation and interactive industries to take place this June.
Disney executive Nikki Reed is named Senior Vice President, Programming & Development at The Hub Network.
Goro Miyazaki’s acclaimed 2D animated feature “From Up on Poppy Hill” begins its New York and Los Angeles theatrical run on Friday, courtesy of independent studio GKIDS.
The VFX community calls for an international Town Hall meeting on “Pi Day,” March 14, 2013 with events in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Vancouver, Austin, and online.
The BFX Festival, a brand-new festival designed to celebrate the UK’s visual effects and animation industry, announces a student competition designed to give participants direct exposure to cutting-edge practices while showcasing their skills.
Autodesk announces its GDC 2013 lineup, with plans to showcase a wide range of desktop software and mobile apps that help optimize game development pipelines.
“DreamWorks Dragons: Riders of Berk” lands in Sri Lanka with the arrival of children’s channels Cartoon Network and POGO.
Al Jazeera Children’s Channel acquires the rights to a selection of Disney’s popular kids and family content.
Disney Channels Worldwide presents plan to build on its strength at annual meeting with advertisers; Disney XD booms, expands its popular Marvel Universe Block; Disney Channel grows with original movies, live action and animated series, and exciting new cartoon shorts starring Mickey Mouse.
Post production house/world sales company ARRI and VFX/animation studio TRIXTER announce the formation of an animation production alliance, with both companies now offering their combined services to producers of animation as co-producers and world sales partner.
Brown Bag Films announces digital plans and adds Internet entrepreneur Dylan Collins to its board of directors.
Sony unites the studio’s Sound Department and Colorworks, the studio’s digital intermediate facility, under the umbrella of Digital Productions.
Iloura uses VFX to help recreate a war-torn Japan during World War II for Krasnoff/Foster Entertainment’s “Emperor.”
Europe’s top animated feature co-production forum, Cartoon Movie, kicks off its three-day run on Wednesday, March 13, in Lyon, France, with “Miffy: the Movie,” “Loulou’s Secret” and “Aya of Yop City.”
The New York Int’l Children’s Film Festival lineup includes six animated French films, including ZARAFA, the North American premieres of APPROVED FOR ADOPTION and KIRIKOU AND THE MEN AND THE WOMEN, the U.S. premiere of ERNEST & CELESTINE, the East Coast premiere of THE DAY OF THE CROWS, and the world premiere of the English-language version of THE PAINTING.