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.
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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.
“Vic the Viking,” the 78 x 11 minute Australian/French animated co-production between ASE Studios Pty Limited and Studio 100 Animation in association with Flying Bark Productions, has been commissioned by ABC TV in Australia.
Park Road Post taps the power of SGO’s Mistika for the DI workflow for Peter Jackson’s “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.”
ThorstenCoo Productions creates a whimsical and vibrant music video for “Giving Me a Chance” from indie pop artist Gotye.
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.
Top visual effects producer Eileen Moran, who worked on such films as “Avatar” and “The Hobbit” dies in New Zealand.
Digital Pulse partners with Mosaic Films to produce the latest television commercial for online betting agency Centrebet.
Animal Logic announces it has taken out the country’s top entertainment and arts export honours at the 50th Australian Export Awards National Ceremony.