German animation studio Die Astronauten unveils CG-animated holiday short, ‘Mission: Christmas Eve.’
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CG-animated adaptation of award-winning children’s book by Giles Paley-Phillips features the voices of Brian Blessed, Alison Steadman and Lizzie Waterworth.
Focus on women in animation to include an all-female jury, programs of films by women directors, and a tribute to female animation pioneers.
New preschool series created and directed by Studio AKA’s BAFTA-winning and Oscar-nominated director, Grant Orchard (‘A Morning Stroll’).
ITFS 2015 program highlights to include stop motion specialists Anna Solanas and Marc Riba, as well as an exploration of the work of Spanish stop motion pioneer Segundo de Chomón.
Visual effects software developer Boris FX signs an agreement to acquire Imagineer Systems Ltd., the UK-based developer of the exclusive Planar Tracking and masking tools.
An almost-complete copy of ‘Empty Socks,’ starring Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, has been discovered by the National Library of Norway.
9 Story Media Group licenses 26 new episodes of animated comedy series ‘Camp Lakebottom’ to Disney territories including Asia, the U.S., the U.K., CEEMA, India, Japan and Latin America.
U.K. directorial duo Alasdair Brotherson and Jock Mooney create a festive new video for Coca-Cola USA.
With a special spotlight on projects from Latvia and The Netherlands, the 2015 edition of the Brussels International Animation Film Festival will be held February 13-22.
The Foundry appoints Montreal-based business development company SDLC worldwide partner for its web-based collaborative tool FLIX.
Improved render speeds, new Microfacet GTR / GGX BRDF, and major advancements in GPU rendering now available.
‘Kung Fu Panda’ director Mark Osborne helms the CG/stop-motion hybrid film adaptation, due to be released in France on October 7, 2015.
Framestore dishes out Christmas cuteness with the “cutest ad ever,” including puppies, kittens, piglets, and a gloriously incongruous CG Narwhal.
Five-title animation package of more than 80 hours of children’s content destined for Thailand, Laos and Myanmar.
Award-winning short thesis film directed by Alejandro Diaz, Pierre Clenet, Romain Mazevet and Stephane Paccolot was produced at France’s Supinfocom Arles.
Drawn frame by frame in traditional 2D animation, new music video from director and graphic artist Nicolas Ménard is filled with edgy, graphic characters.
Hornet’s newest directing duo bake up a whimsical gingerbread world for US Cellular this Christmas season.
Created by Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg students Roman Kaelin, Falko Paeper and Florian Wittmann, diploma project has won several awards at animation and visual effects events around the world.
Bristol and Glasgow-based visual effects studio delivers magical effects for the third series of the BBC’s hit kids series.
Alex Pejic, Stephane Nazé, Nigel Denton-Howes and Oscar-winner George Murphy join Framstore’s London and Montreal film offices.
CG-animated feature from France’s TeamTO will roll out a limited theatrical release in the U.S. beginning December 5, to be followed by a VOD and DVD release on March 17, 2015.