Geographical Region: Europe
Wizart announces sales for Snow Queen 2: The Snow King at the European Film Market (EFM) in Berlin, which will be released in theaters across the U.K., South Korea, and the Middle East.
Rainbow announces the appointment of a new agent, Screening Agency, for its hugely popular Winx Club property.
Dutch director and animator Michaël Dudok de Wit assembles an international production team to develop his first animated feature, The Red Turtle.
Feature and short film selections for the 2014 Holland Animation Film Festival are announced, including Michel Gondry’s Is the Man Who is Tall Happy and Chris Landreth’s Subconscious Password.
Alfonso Cuarón’s 3D space epic Gravity leads last night’s BAFTA Film Awards with six wins, including the prize for Outstanding British Film.
Following its rise to becoming one of the most successful Disney films of all time and taking in nearly a billion dollars at the global box office, Frozen wins the BAFTA for Best Animated Film.
Legendary animator and director Jimmy Murakami, whose work includes the classic When the Wind Blows and The Snowman cartoons, has died at the age of 80.
Cinesite completes visual effects for RoboCop, adjusting the main character’s silhouette and adding internal mechanics to shoulders, neck, elbows and knees.
Framestore’s London and Montreal offices combine to deliver a full range of photo-real visual effects for Jose Padilha’s RoboCop reboot, encompassing more than 600 robot and bullet-filled shots.
Fuel 3D Technologies has raised $2.6 million from early investors to further develop its Fuel3D scanner technology.
41 Entertainment, Arad Productions and NAMCO BANDAI Games announce PAC-MAN and the Ghostly Adventures TV premiere delivers strong ratings in France.
Disneyland Paris Resort reveals a new photo and short video teaser for its upcoming attraction based on the beloved Pixar film, Ratatouille.
Former Fremantle executive David Ellender launches Los Angeles-based independent television studio, Slingshot Global Media.
Special guests at the 18th annual Animac to include British animator Chris Shepherd, Czech stop-motion master Jiří Barta, the makers of The Amazing World of Gumball, musician/animator tandem Péter Vacz and Joseph Wallace, Polish animator Piotr Szczepanowicz, and abstract Japanese animator Maya Yonesho, among others.
Aardman partners with NatWest to create Pigby's Fair, a fun smartphone and tablet app for children to help them learn about saving money.
Industrial Light & Magic prepares to launch a new feature visual effects facility in central London with plans to serve as the base of operations for Star Wars Episode VII in addition to other feature productions.
Prime Focus World serves as solve visual effects provider for director Mark Waters’ Vampire Academy, delivering over 500 VFX shots for the film.
MPC completes more than 550 shots for Disney’s The Lone Ranger, ranging from full CG canyons, caves and Comanche attacks to CG trains, horses, birds, arrows, fire and scorpions.
Magic Light Pictures’ multi award-winning film Room on the Broom wins the Animation category of the 2014 International Emmy Kids Awards held on Monday night.
Multi-disciplinary designers Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby team with Nexus animation director Celyn to produce an animated film showcasing The Map Table for cutting-edge furniture manufacturers Vitra.
Splash Entertainment’s animated 3D stereoscopic feature film, Dive Olly Dive and The Pirate Treasure, sets sail internationally with leading broadcasters; sales include Discovery Kids Latin America, Lagardere in France and AKM Distribution in Russia and the CIS.
Outfit7’s flagship property Talking Tom and Friends surpasses 1.5 billion global downloads with 500,000 subscribers to its YouTube channels and over 14 million fans engaging on Facebook.