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.
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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.
Cinesite announces plans to open in Montréal, greatly expanding its capacity and international presence.
Animator and filmmaker Ernest “Nag” Ansorge passes away on December 26 in Lausanne, Switzerland, two months before what would have been his 89th birthday.
Created by German artist and illustrator Henning Wagenbreth, the poster for the seventeenth edition of the Holland Animation Film Festival is unveiled.
Animex returns to Teesside University February 10-14 with another stellar line-up featuring some of the industry’s leading names.
The 16th edition of CARTOON MOVIE will showcase 59 animated film projects from across Europe in the French city of Lyon March 5-7, 2014.
Among stiff competition, Framestore is nominated for the Oscar for Best Visual Effects for its work on Alfonso Cuarón’s Gravity.
MPC’s work on Disney’s The Lone Ranger is recognized with an Oscar nomination for Visual Effects at the 86th Academy Awards.
The VFX Association of Ireland is formed by the country’s four biggest VFX suppliers: Windmill Lane, Screen Scene, Egg Post Production and Piranha Bar.
A trailer for But Milk is Important, the graduation film from Norwegian animators Eirik Grønmo Bjørnsen and Anna Mantzaris, is now online.
Led by creative director Javier Leon, award-winning U.S.-based animation and visual effects production company Bent Image Lab opens offices in Barcelona, Spain.
The deadline for submissions to the Animated Com Award at the 21st Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film is extended to February 14, 2014.
MPC completes 250 shots on Universal Pictures’ 47 Ronin, working on a wide range of effects from a fully CG character to grand environments.
Framestore taps Golaem Crowd to create 40,000 cheering fans for the Nike “Dare to be Brazilian” campaign.
Hayao Miyazaki’s The Wind Rises is slated to open the 33rd edition of Belgium’s Anima Festival, taking place this year February 28 through March 9.
Animation Production Day, hosted by the FMX Conference on Animation, Effects, Games and Transmedia and the Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film, takes place April 24-25, 2014; the deadline for submissions is February 28.
Steve Macallister is appointed CEO at Zodiak Rights; he succeeds Matthew Frank, who is stepping down after 20 years.
Alfonso Cuaron's Gravity leads the field with 11 nominations for this year's British Academy Film Awards, presented by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts.
DreamWorks Animation’s 3D prehistoric family adventure wins the award for Best Animated Feature at Italy’s Capri Hollywood Film Festival.
Belgium’s Grid Animation acquires the option to create the feature film version of Michel Gagné's graphic novel, “The Saga of Rex.”