Geographical Region: Australia
Cinema Management Group announces new global sales in Australia, the UK and Italy for the 3D animated feature from Triggerfish Studios, Khumba.
Bubble Gum Interactive’s virtual world and multi-platform brand, Space Heroes Universe, adds to its animated online cartoon series with “Rumble in the Jungle.”
Cospective announces the integration of the file transfer technology, Aspera, into its video review software, cineSync Pro 3.3.
Former ABC Kids programmer Deirdre Brennan returns to the Australian public broadcaster as controller of children’s TV.
Syfy acquires the first two seasons of New Zealand scripted series The Almighty Johnsons from ALL3MEDIA International.
Deluxe Entertainment’s Australian VFX studios, Iloura and Method, sink their claws into The Wolverine.
Australian VFX studio delivers more than 25 minutes for the latest edition to Fox’s X-Men franchise.
Creative studio XYZ joins forces with Melbourne production company Suitcase Murphy to create the new ABC1 television series, Australian Encounters, directed by Duncan Imberger and Josh Moore with hand-drawn illustrations by renowned illustrator and satirical cartoonist Chris Grosz.
Rising Sun Pictures and Flinders University announce the completion of their inaugural intensive ten-week training program in visual effects where students bolster their skills in rotoscoping, camera tracking, match-moving and compositing.
Hasbro Studios, the Los Angeles-based entertainment division of Hasbro, Inc., announces the renewal of its Australian and New Zealand home entertainment agreement covering the second seasons of Transformers Prime and My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic with Melbourne-based Madman Entertainment.
Atomic Cartoons and Australia’s Sticky Pictures start production on 26 half-hour episodes of the original animated television comedy series Pirate Express, set for broadcast on Canada’s TELETOON in the fall of 2014 and Nine Network Australia in 2015.
Butterflies, the stop-motion animated short directed by Isabel Peppard and produced by Warwick Burton, wins the Sydney Film Festival’s Yoram Gross Animation Award, completing its qualifying run for an Oscar nomination in the category of Best Short Animation.
FremantleMedia Kids & Family Entertainment announced deals in New Zealand and Australia for Tree Fu Tom.
Fuel VFX contributes design-driven visual effects work for two sequences in the Marvel blockbuster Iron Man 3.
Chocolate Liberation Front announces new global deals for “The Adventures for Figaro Pho” and the release of an app based on the show for iOS and Android devices.
Iloura uses VFX to help recreate a war-torn Japan during World War II for Krasnoff/Foster Entertainment’s “Emperor.”
HIT Entertainment announces sales of their pre-school properties “Mike the Knight,” “Thomas & Friends,” and “Fireman Sam” in Asia, Australia, and New Zealand.
Saban’s new animated preschool series inspired by the Paul Frank family of characters will air on Nick Jr. in the U.S., Australia and New Zealand in 2013.