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.
The Discovery Science Center, Broadcom Foundation and Marvel Studios team up to sponsor a nationwide Marvel’s Iron Man 3: Inventor and Innovator Fair in conjunction with the May 3rd release of Marvel's "Iron Man 3."
Animated feature “Adventures in Zambezia” flies high at the box office as it becomes the highest grossing South African film of the last 30 years.
Special programs that include 149 movies are featured at Anifest coming next month in Teplice, Czech Republic.
Athena Studios founder Jon V. Peters is named to the Board of Directors for the Visual Effects Society’s Northern California Chapter.
The Cartoon Art Museum exhibit, “I See What You Say: Visual Stories and Narrative Art,” opens March 16.
VIMN announces Russia’s TNT as a new broadcaster for the CG-animated “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.”
Child-friendly Silkworm and faithful pet Woofy are set to charm kids with new series to be distributed by Neptuno Films.