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.
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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.
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.