VFX house Milk is commissioned by the BBC to create the visual effects for the forthcoming eighth season of Doctor Who, to be broadcast in 2014; the company was previously behind the visual effects created for the BBC’s Doctor Who 50th Anniversary special episode: Day of the Doctor.
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Nexus Productions takes Gold for Best Animation for Honda "Hands," at the British Arrows Craft Awards 2013 while MPC wins Gold for Best CGI for Three Mobile “The Pony.” MPC colorist Jean-Clement Soret is presented with the British Arrows Craft Fellowship award.
Ink announces a new animated TV series in development based on Subway Surfers, the smash-hit app that is one of the hottest new brands in the gaming sector.
In celebration of The Gruffalo’s forthcoming 15th anniversary in 2014, Macmillan Children’s Books commissions Aardman to create a new online fan site for the brand.
The British Academy of Film and Television Arts announces the winners of Sunday night’s British Academy Children’s Awards, including Illumination Entertainment’sDespicable Me 2, andRoom on the Broom, the animated adaptation of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's picture book.
Nexus director Johnny Kelly partners with Grey Canada to create Food, Clothing and Shelter, three new 15-second spots for The Salvation Army.
UK-based IP incubator Wildseed Studios announces a raft of six new pilots, including a new animation from Tom Gran and Martin Woolley (AKA the Spin Kick Bros) and animation from award-winning director Matthew Walker.
The Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film issues its final call for submissions to the 21st edition of the festival, to be held April 22-27, 2014; the deadline for submissions is December 1, 2013.
Luca Milano is promoted to executive deputy director at RAI Fiction, the producer of 2D animated comedy/adventure series Bat Pat and children’s animated series Geronimo Stilton.
After 14 years with the Paris-based company, Vincent Chalvon-Demersay has decided to step down as CEO of Zodiak Media-owned Marathon Media citing personal reasons.
Winners are announced for the sixth edition of the KLIK! Amsterdam Animation Festival, including the prize for Best Animated Short, presented to Poland’s Zbigniew Czapla for Toto.
The International Animation Film Market, held in conjunction with the Annecy International Animation Film Festival, issues a call for submissions to the 2014 pitch sessions.
Award-winning KANDOR Graphics chooses Mistika to color grade and finish the company’s first 3D CG-animated feature film, ‘Justin and the Knights of Valour.’
The deadline for submissions to the 2014 edition of the Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film is December 1, 2013.
For the UK’s John Lewis Christmas ad, Hornet/Blinkink directors Elliot Dear and Yves Geleyn take the two most traditional and time-honored animation processes – stop-motion and traditional hand-drawn 2D animation – and combine them to create something innovative and unique.
Film and television editorial house Spot Welders announces that it will now rep top UK editorial shop Speade in the US.
New broadcast sales will see Amberwood’s animation special air Christmas 2013 in Latin America, Central Eastern Europe, Canada, France, Switzerland, Norway and Ireland.
Studio 100 Media announces a deal with Universum Film GmbH to distribute the feature length animated features, Maya The Bee, Vic The Viking, Heidi and Blinky Bill in Germany.
BFI Certification Unit has so far issued certificates to 16 UK animation programs, including Coolabi’s highly anticipated reboot of children’s classic ‘The Clangers.’