Led by VFX Supervisor Richard Clarke, Cinesite completes over 350 visual effects shots for 300: Rise of an Empire, creating epic 2.5D and 3D environments including Ancient Athens, Sparta and shoreline encampment shots.
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Gaumont Animation announces Giochi Preziosi has signed a Master Toy license to develop figurines, accessories & play sets based on Calimero, which just made a CG comeback on France’s TFOU and debuts on Italy’s RAI March 25.
Winners at the 17th edition of the Holland Animation Film Festival include Love Games by Yumi Joung, Le Labyrinthe (The Labyrinth) by Mathieu Labaye, and The Fake by Sangho Yeon.
U.K. creative network IdeasTap teams with the British Academy of Film and Television to give 12 film graduates the chance to benefit from a tiered program of support designed to help them get a foot in the door.
Festival artistic director Marcel Jean and the team from the Films & Program Planning department reveal the short film selections for the 2014 Annecy International Animation Film Festival, with 176 films competing for the Cristal award.
Chaos Group announces the beta release of V-Ray 3.0 for Maya, which features faster ray tracing, progressive rendering, and open source support.
Coolabi announces a global publishing agreement with Penguin for the new animated series Clangers; Penguin will publish brand new books in a variety of different formats and languages.
Five short films from directors at award-winning mixed media production company Hornet Inc. are set to screen at Annecy.
One month before FMX transforms into the watering hole for the Art, Technology and Business communities, Europe's most influential conference on digital entertainment announces enriching additions to its impressive lineup of speakers and media productions.
Edwin Schapp’s short film about a disfigured boy who performs as a freak in a circus, Little Freak, is the winner of the international web competition HAFFTube.
The 16th edition of Cartoon Movie showcases the success of European animation with soaring attendance.
PGS Entertainment announces a raft of international sales across Europe, Canada, and the Middle East of The Jungle Bunch to the Rescue!.
The Weinstein Co. acquires rights in the U.S., Canada, Australia, New Zealand and France to Argentinian director Juan Jose Campanella’s animated feature, re-titled Underdogs.
Thirty-four animation projects from 10 countries -- including 14 series and 14 feature films -- are selected to participate in this year's Animation Production Day.
Zodiak Kids announces FranceTV as the new licensing agent for the new animated series LoliRock in France and French-speaking territories.
Ahead of MIP-TV, Kaleidoscope Film Distribution acquires worldwide rights to The Illuminated Film Company’s On Angel Wings, a 30-minute animated special based on the book by Michael Morpurgo.
9 Story Entertainment licenses their animated preschool series Joe & Jack to ARD/SWR for a May launch on KiKA Germany.
Rainbow and Lucky Punch announce a raft of new international television deals for the hybrid live action and CGI animated series, Mia and me.
Design and animation studio Golden Wolf heads to the US as it joins Blacklist’s growing roster of talent.
Shout! Factory and EuropaCorp enter into a new exclusive picture deal to distribute the new CG- animated motion picture Jack and the Cuckoo-Clock Heart (Jack et la Mécanique du Coeur) directed by Mathias Malzieu and Stephane Berla in North America.