Geographical Region: Europe
Cape Town-based animation training institution The Animation School represents South Africa at the 2013 annual Annecy Festival, with Michael Hlatswayo, one of the school’s top three performing students, selected to attend the event.
The National Film Board of Canada announces that its French Animation and Youth Studio will co-produce the latest film by world-renowned Estonian animation filmmakers Priit and Olga Pärn, entitled Pilots on the Way Home.
France's 37th Annecy International Animation Film Festival hits the ground running with the largest market attendance in its history.
Mediatoon signs a worldwide distribution agreement with French production company 4.21 Productions for animated series The Crumpets.
Nickelodeon launches its first-ever global animated shorts program to identify and develop new animation creative talent from around the world, receiving over 100 submissions from artists, designers, writers, directors and comedians representing more than 20 countries across six continents at this year’s Annecy International Film Festival.
Computer graphics and visual effects software developer The Foundry announces that MARI will be coming to the Mac later this year.
Family entertainment company Mind Candy announces plans to produce an animated series based on its hero kids brand Moshi Monsters.
Motion design and production studio Royale completes a series of station IDs for “Pulse,” MTV France’s block of rock video programming, in a cinematic package that combines CG and live-action.
Former Lucasfilm head Rick McCallum signs on to produce sci-fi feature R’Ha, based on the short film by director Kaleb Lechowski.
Peter Curtis and Nick Barrington announce the creation of kids' entertainment company Nurture Rights, along with the company’s acquisition of best-selling literary property Dinosaur Roar!
Two titles co-produced by Rai Fiction have been selected for competition in the International Animation Film Festival held in Annecy, France, with a third title, Calimero, will be the star of the gala opening night at the Mifa animation film market.
Visual effects company Framestore wins the 2013 London Design Week award for Best Broadcast Design for its work on the main title sequence for James Bond feature, Skyfall.
In anticipation of the short film’s debut at Annecy next week, Disney Animation releases poster art for the never-before-seen Get A Horse!
Italian animation studio Gruppo Alcuni has concluded a new Free and Pay TV deal with the Polish Telewizja Puls for two series, Leonardo and Pet Pals.
Platige Image debuts the first trailer for its forthcoming animated feature, Another Day of Life, to be officially unveiled at the upcoming 2013 Annecy International Animated Film Festival.
Imagineer and Curious Turtle launch their latest training course, “Master mocha Volume 1; Production Effects with mocha and After Effects.”
European co-production forum for animated TV series Cartoon Forum unveils 69 projects selected for the 2013 edition of the annual event.