Geographical Region: Europe
Poland’s fourth annual Se-ma-for Stop Motion Film Festival kicks off, boasting almost 250 animations from dozens of countries, as well as speakers from Aardman, Pixar and Tim Burton’s filmmaking team.
Preschool entertainment company HIT Entertainment announces sales of more than 120 hours for its portfolio, including 'Mike the Knight,' 'Thomas & Friends' and 'Fireman Sam.'
Studio 100 Media announces a content deal with Chello Central Europe for the newly revived CGI animation series’ Vic The Viking and Heidi.
UK-based Union Visual Effects relocates to a larger facility in London’s Soho district; new studio also houses an advanced review theatre, featuring a 4K projector.
An Italian cartoon beats projects from India, South Korea, Ireland and one of the first animated co-productions between Chile and Brazil in the MIPJUNIOR pitching session in Cannes.
Ciwen Media Group partners with China’s national broadcaster Chinese Central Television to air Franklin and Friends on CCTV Kids Channel.
Magic Light Pictures announces the first Room on the Broom interactive app based on the book by Julia Donaldson.
Atomic heads to MIPCOM with three new series, the animated Scapegoats and Max Mashup, and Minimum Wage, a live action-animation hybrid featuring two 15-year-olds on a mission.
Vancouver-based animation studio Rainmaker Entertainment reboots the Mainframe Entertainment brand with the launch of a new TV division; two new series in development include an all-new version of the popular ReBoot franchise, and Tiger’s Apprentice, a CGI animated series based on the trilogy of young adult novels written by award-winning author Laurence Yep.
Disney Channel acquires Guru Studio’s hit preschool show for its channels in Central and Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Africa, extending the show’s reach throughout every continent.
SeaWorld unveils two new animated properties in development, A U.S. version of France’s popular ‘The Jungle Bunch,’ franchise, and an untitled preschool property in partnership with Little Airplane Productions.
Aardman produces Cupcakes of Doom, a new online game for the Emmy-winning animated series Regular Show.
The character first introduced in a 1991 Sega video game will be CG animated in a new series kicking off on Cartoon Network and French TV fall 2014.
ITV Studios and Pukeko Pictures reveal the voice cast for Thunderbirds Are Go! , which includes David Graham and Rosamund Pike.
Zodiak Kids has been appointed the French Licensing Agent for the action property B-Daman Crossfire.
London-based commercial editorial house Alex Hagon re-launches as Circus, opening a new office in New York’s Chelsea district led by Jono Griffith; Susanne Kelly handles east coast sales and Cristina Matracia continues to serve as producer.
French WIZZdesign animation collective CRCR returns with a pulp sci-fi video for C2C’s “Delta” animated in the style of Genndy Tartakovsky.
The 2013 edition of Italy’s VIEW Conference and VIEWFest highlights storytelling in all its forms, with presentations from filmmakers, animators, visual effects artists, and game and transmedia developers.