Program highlights for FMX 2014 -- ‘A Realtime Experience’ -- are announced, including Transmedia projects such as the award-winning game franchise The Walking Dead, the evolution of PDI/DreamWorks, game favorites such as Beyond: Two Souls, and more.
Geographical Region: Europe
Elton John’s Rocket Features acquires the film rights to Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, with plans to turn it into an animated feature.
Pesky announces that France Television is the latest broadcaster to pre-buy the new animated series Boj, set to premiere later this year.
V-Ray 3.0, the versatile lighting, shading, and rendering toolkit for 3ds Max from Chaos Group, delivers a powerful new feature set as well as being production-ready for teams of any size.
Technicolor announces the acquisition of the rights to Fun Crew’s Cosmo, Bud & Boo, which will debut at Kidscreen Summit 2014.
Taylor James seamlessly blends CGI and photography in Vertu Extraordinary, a new cross-media campaign for Vertu.
Stephen Fry, Peter Mullan, Tameka Empson, Jane Horrocks, Ardal O’Hanlan, Annette Crosbie and Richard Dormer lend their voices to Sixteen South’s new series Driftwood Bay.
Framestore’s three global advertising offices contribute to five huge campaigns broadcast to more than 100 million people during the Super Bowl on Sunday.
Gaumont Animation’s MD Pierre Belaisch restructures the studio’s management team, with Marc Dhrami taking on the role of head of production, Michael Manaud becoming director of legal and business affairs, and Heath Kenny becoming creative VP and executive producer in charge of scouting new projects.
Hot on the heels of the success of the recent viral hit Honda “Hands,” Honda and Wieden+Kennedy London once again team up with Nexus directors Smith and Foulkes to create a captivating film introducing the newest member of the Civic family.
PGS Entertainment announces an international broadcasting licensing agreement with ABC TV Australia for Stan Lee’s Mighty 7.
Gaumont Animation’s new animated CGI series Calimero will premiere in France on TF1 on Sunday February 9, 2014.
Paris-based Ellipsanime is selected by the French bankruptcy court to purchase the assets of French animation company Moonscoop SA; French company JokeBox acquires Moonscoop France’s 51% share in US-based Moonscoop LLC, formerly Mike Young Productions.
The deadline for submissions to the 7th edition of Poland’s International Animated Film Competition is March 3, 2014.
Rainmaker Entertainment and Blockade Entertainment partners with Cinema Management Group to take their new 3D CG animated feature Ratchet & Clank to the European Film Market in Berlin.
41 Entertainment, Arad Productions, and NAMCO BANDAI Games’ PAC-Man and the Ghostly Adventures is announced as the leading show on thematic kids channels in Spain.
BRB Internacional heads to NATPE with the premiere of Invizimals, a series based on the successful PlayStation videogame saga.
Silvergate Media partners with Super RTL to bring the Peter Rabbit brand across German-speaking territories.
The finalists for the British Animation Awards 2014 are announced; held every two years, the British Animation Awards reward the best in British animation across a variety of categories.
Trunk Animation directors Alasdair + Jock create a lyric video for Lily Allen’s new song, “Air Balloon,” from her as yet un-named third album.
France’s Method Animation, Onyx Films and Chapter 2 merge to form On Entertainment, which expects to launch two to three high-end, CG-animated or hybrid series and two French movies (one animation, one live-action) every year.
Twin-track licensing strategy to encompass the classic toy brand and Super 4, the first-ever Playmobil TV series.
PGS Entertainment secures broadcast licensing rights to new Alpha & Omega TV movie franchise from Crest Animation.