The short film "Combustible," by Otomo Katsuhiro, wins the Grand Prize for animation at the 16th Japan Media Arts Festival.
The Clipster DI workstation is employed by Park Road Productions, the post production company for Peter Jackson’s “The Hobbit.”
Hasbro Studios strikes production deal for second season of “Rescue Bots” with Malaysia’s Vision Animation and Australia’s Moody Street Kids.
Integrated creative studio MPC NY further bolsters its roster with the addition of Director of Interactive Technology, Adam Chapman.
The American Cinematheque and The Japan film Society present LA EigaFest: New Films from Japan, December 14-16 at the Egyptian Theatre.
Malaysia’s Young Jump Animation announces the company’s first children’s animated co-production venture, “Pumpkin Reports.”
Henson Awards New Licenses for critically-acclaimed preschool series “Pajanimals” to Disney Junior for EMEA and Latin American territories.
An all-star reading of the classic Charles Dickens holiday tale, “A Christmas Carol,” in support of Hurricane Sandy relief efforts, takes place on Sunday, December 9, at the Jon Lovitz Comedy Club in Universal City, California.
Walt Disney Studios’ Tim Burton-directed black and white stop-motion feature, “Frankenweenie,” is named the Best Animated Film of 2012 by the New York Film Critics Circle.
Fyodor Khitruk, the creator of the former Soviet Union's animated version of A.A. Milne's classic “Winnie the Pooh” tales, has died in Moscow at the age of 95.
Autodesk Kicks Off 14th Annual 3December Celebration on December 3 honoring 3D computer graphics and artists from around the world.
The Visual Effects Society hosts “Understanding Unions: The Good, The Bad & Unknown of Forming a Visual Effects Collective Bargaining Organization” at the L.A. Film School on Saturday, December 1, 2012.
Flame artist Vin Roma promoted to head of VFX; Colleen Valentino joins the company as a senior VFX producer.
Canada’s French-language SRC network buys the third season of CG animated series “The Garfield Show.”