On Saturday, December 7, Ari Folman’s The Congress is awarded the prize for best European Animated Feature at the European Film Awards.
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Popular renderer for Rhino gets major overhaul across the board; speed, workflow, lighting, and material improvements.
Content incubator Wildseed Studios announces a new investment from the commercial arm of Welsh broadcaster S4C.
Vine FX announces its involvement as the sole visual effects studio in the first series of the prime time BBC fantasy drama, Atlantis.
The Foundry releases NUKE 8, with more creative control, cutting-edge advancements and future-proofed 3D workflows.
Allegorithmic introduces Substance Painter and its revolutionary particle-based brush system, a next-gen, non-destructive painting tool with multi-channel texturing for 3D assets; open beta debuts in January.
Singapore-based August Media Holdings sells Season One of its popular preschool animated series, Ella Bella Bingo, to Doha, Qatar-based Al Jazeera Children’s Channel Jeem TV.
VFX house Milk is commissioned by the BBC to create the visual effects for the forthcoming eighth season of Doctor Who, to be broadcast in 2014; the company was previously behind the visual effects created for the BBC’s Doctor Who 50th Anniversary special episode: Day of the Doctor.
Nexus Productions takes Gold for Best Animation for Honda "Hands," at the British Arrows Craft Awards 2013 while MPC wins Gold for Best CGI for Three Mobile “The Pony.” MPC colorist Jean-Clement Soret is presented with the British Arrows Craft Fellowship award.
Ink announces a new animated TV series in development based on Subway Surfers, the smash-hit app that is one of the hottest new brands in the gaming sector.
In celebration of The Gruffalo’s forthcoming 15th anniversary in 2014, Macmillan Children’s Books commissions Aardman to create a new online fan site for the brand.
The British Academy of Film and Television Arts announces the winners of Sunday night’s British Academy Children’s Awards, including Illumination Entertainment’sDespicable Me 2, andRoom on the Broom, the animated adaptation of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's picture book.
Nexus director Johnny Kelly partners with Grey Canada to create Food, Clothing and Shelter, three new 15-second spots for The Salvation Army.
UK-based IP incubator Wildseed Studios announces a raft of six new pilots, including a new animation from Tom Gran and Martin Woolley (AKA the Spin Kick Bros) and animation from award-winning director Matthew Walker.
The Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film issues its final call for submissions to the 21st edition of the festival, to be held April 22-27, 2014; the deadline for submissions is December 1, 2013.
Luca Milano is promoted to executive deputy director at RAI Fiction, the producer of 2D animated comedy/adventure series Bat Pat and children’s animated series Geronimo Stilton.
After 14 years with the Paris-based company, Vincent Chalvon-Demersay has decided to step down as CEO of Zodiak Media-owned Marathon Media citing personal reasons.
Winners are announced for the sixth edition of the KLIK! Amsterdam Animation Festival, including the prize for Best Animated Short, presented to Poland’s Zbigniew Czapla for Toto.
The International Animation Film Market, held in conjunction with the Annecy International Animation Film Festival, issues a call for submissions to the 2014 pitch sessions.
Award-winning KANDOR Graphics chooses Mistika to color grade and finish the company’s first 3D CG-animated feature film, ‘Justin and the Knights of Valour.’