Cartoon Network and WeLoveFine invite fans to submit designs based on the hit show Steven Universe for the first-ever Steven Universe design contest, with special guest judges series creator Rebecca Sugar, supervising director Ian Jones-Quartey, and background artist Steven Sugar.
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Online art school The Art Department offers four-week picture making seminars taught by acclaimed illustrator Marshall Vandruff.
Universal Pictures debutes the first official trailer for Luc Besson's upcoming feature Lucy, starring Scarlett Johansson and Academy Award winner Morgan Freeman.
Rainbow partners with Budge Studios to create Winx Club: Rocks the World, a brand new app based on the hit show Winx Club, now available for android and iOS.
Imagineer System releases MochaImport+ for NUKE, a new VFX utility that provides tight integration between NUKE’s node-based workflow and mocha Pro, connecting high-end 3D and stereo compositing with groundbreaking planar tracking.
Red Giant announces a new update to BulletProof, version 1.2, which provides users with greater camera support and other improvements to its footage backup and preparation tool.
France Télévisions picks up CAKE’s preschool animated series Space Racers which will debut June 1 on France 5.
RE:Vision Effects announces ReelSmart Motion Blur version 5, a new version of the software which allows users to add natural-looking motion blur to a sequence and which now features GPU support for Adobe After Effects, Apple, Final Cut Pro, and more.
Red Giant announces Magic Bullet Looks 2.5, a free update to current users, which features new color correction tools, better previewing of presets, and a major bump in speed.
Academy Award-winning director Juan José Campanella’s Foosball takes home the grand prize in the feature film category at the New York International Children’s Film Festival; the winning short film is A Town Called Panic: The Christmas Log, directed by Stéphane Aubier and Vincent Patar.
Darren Aronofsky's controversial biblical epic Noah opens to a stellar $44 million in North America, while Summit Entertainment’s Divergent comes in second place at the box office, followed by Disney’s Muppets Most Wanted.
Disney’s Frozen officially becomes the highest grossing animated film of all time with $1,072.4 million worldwide, and enters the list of the top 10 biggest films of all time.
Nickelodeon announces the release of Adventure Time: The Suitor on disc May 6, featuring 16 full-length episodes.
Red Giant announces a Public Beta of Trapcode Mir 2, a motion graphics tool that allows users to create 3D surfaces for use in motion graphics and visual effects.
New version to build on application’s reputation for unmatched performance, superb realism, and broad application support including upcoming plugin for Adobe After Effects.
Radley announces the promotion of three of their founding partners to help facilitate further growth of the studio, Kurt Spenser to Chief Creative Officer, Antonio Cicarelli to Executive Creative Director of Design and Animation, and Brandon Hill to President of Television.
Quixel introduces the new Quixel Suite which features NDO, DDO, 3DO, and the newly introduced Megascans.
CG Student Awards is now accepting submissions for the 2014 Autodesk CG Student Awards, with over $230,000 in prizes and 15 studio internships available to winners.
RE:Vision Effects announces Twixtor 6, a new version of Twixtor that allows users to create engaging slow motion shots without the cost of renting a high speed camera, and which features with GPU support for The Foundry Nuke and Assimilate Scratch.
Chiller begins a search for the next horror film maven with the launch of ‘Killer Shorts’, a contest that asks collegiate level aspiring directors to submit an original 2-3 minute short horror film.
Winners at the 17th edition of the Holland Animation Film Festival include Love Games by Yumi Joung, Le Labyrinthe (The Labyrinth) by Mathieu Labaye, and The Fake by Sangho Yeon.