Geographical Region: Europe
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.’
Studio 100 Film makes its debut at the American Film Market with its flagship film project Maya The Bee.
Rainbow signs a new broadcasting deal with Nickelodeon UK to bring Mia and me to the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland.
Om Nom Stories, the animated short films based on the award winning game Cut the Rope, heads to CITV.
LOOK Effects produces visual effects for Wes Anderson’s ‘Grand Budapest Hotel,’ set to open the Berlin Film Festival on February 6, 2014.
LIA announces the ‘Of the Year’ award winners of the 28th London International Awards and Dumb Ways to Die as the winner of the Non-Traditional Grand LIA.
Hoho Rights signs an international licensing deal to bring the CG animated series Cloudbabies to Germany.
41 Entertainment and Lisle Entertainment announce the strategy for the launch of the PAC-MAN and the Ghostly Adventures in the United Kingdom.
VFX Producer Sophie Orde joins Framestore’s film department, where she has been hired to run the production for Universal’s ‘Dracula Untold.’
Critically acclaimed 2D/3D hybrid series The Amazing World of Gumball is nominated for two awards, alongside Strange Hill High and holiday specials Room on the Broom and The Snowman and The Snowdog, dedicated to the memory of animator John Coates.
CVMP Conference to explore cutting-edge advances in post production technology; speakers include Tim Webber, VFX Supervisor on ‘Gravity.’
The British Animation Awards announce the nomination categories for the 2014 awards, including Best Student Film, Best Short Film, Best Children’s Pre-School Series, and Best Children’s Series.
The International Video Art Festival of Casablanca issues a call for submissions for its 20th edition, to be held April 22-26, 2014, including 2D and 3D animations, fiction movies, documentaries, audiovisual performances and installations.
Studio 100 Media GmbH signs a licensing agreement with Planeta Junior for the new animation series Tashi.
A new animated short film set in the “Unseen University” of Sir Terry Pratchett’s Discworld produced by the Ireland’s Animation Hub -- the Irish School of Animation at Ballyfermot College of Further Education, Trinity College Dublin and Giant Animation Studios -- launches at a special world premiere screening at the Science Gallery in Trinity College.
Nurture Rights signs Random House Children’s Publishers UK in an exclusive deal to develop and expand the classic literary property Dinosaur Roar!.