Microsoft, twofifteen McCann and Smuggler team with MPC LA for an effects-driven campaign for Xbox game title Ryse: Son of Rome.
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Season three of hit Disney Junior series, Jake and the Never Land Pirates, featuring new villains, special action-packed extended episodes and revamped pirate rock theme song, to debut Friday, January 3, on Disney Channel.
Senior CG Generalist David Carlson, formerly of Digital Domain, joins the ArsenalFX post production team; Cortney Haile is promoted to head of operations; Casey Conroy is named VFX director.
The Los Angeles Film Critics Association awards GKIDS’ Ernest & Celestine the prize for Best Animation, while Hayao Miyazaki’s The Wind Rises is named the runner-up.
Family Guy’s beloved talking canine, Brian, is slated to make his return to the series on December 15.
Disney's Frozen climbs to number one in its second weekend with $31.6 million, toppling The Hunger Games: Catching Fire from the top spot.
Nickelodeon and the United States Postal Service team up for “Spongebob Mailpants” letter writing program; 30 custom-wrapped SpongeBob Mailboxes placed in 13 cities nationwide as program rolls out in 25,000 post office locations.
The ABC Television Network announces that it has extended its relationship with the popular Peanuts animated specials by Charles M. Schulz until 2020 in a deal with Peanuts Worldwide LLC and Lee Mendelson Film Productions.
Walden Media and Anschutz Film Group complete restructuring and reveal fund to support new film slate and expansion into TV and animation; Frank Smith named Chief Operating Officer.
To celebrate what would have been Norman McLaren’s 100th birthday in 2014, the National Film Board of Canada and the Quartier des Spectacles Partnership are inviting artists from around the world to respond to a call for projects entitled McLaren Wall-to-Wall.
Culver City-based visual effects house Zoic Studios adds Casey Hupke as Art Director for Zoic’s commercial and games division.
The Writers Guild of America announces its nominees for the 2014 Writers Guild Awards in the TV, new media, news and radio categories, with Futurama and The Simpsons sweeping the animation category.
The English-language production of Space Dandy now underway is set to be broadcast on Adult Swim on January 4, 2014.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announces the 10 films remaining in the running in the Visual Effects category for the 86th Oscars.
Animation distributor GKIDS announces that the English-language version of Ernest & Celestine will premiere at the Sundance Film Festival on January 18, 2014.
Shotgun announces new media management tools and an integrated client review site; new studio review tools to roll out in back-to-back releases this December and February.
Creative strategic design agency eyeball announces the addition of David Edelstein as Managing Director, Broadcast, and Danny Rosenbloom as Managing Director, Commercials.
Syfy greenlights Dominion to series; supernatural action drama produced by Universal Cable Productions.
Autodesk releases Maya LT 2014 Extension 2, which advances the workflows of indie game developers with support for Maya Embedded Language (MEL) scripting, new OBJ export options and improvements to HumanIK and IK Handle technology.
Visual Effects Post Production studio ArsenalFX produces visual effects for two new national Lexus spots, “Shift” and “Say Nothing.”
Boutique visual effects studio Mammal Studios completes look development and final delivery of 95 shots for Detroit rapper Eminem’s latest video single, Rap God, from his platinum MMLP2 album.
Guru Studio announces the appointment of Justin Time Producer Amy Robson to the position of Vice President of Production; executive move comes on the heels of Justin Time’s sixth Annie Award nomination.
Disney XD and TELETOON acquire the joint production from Technicolor and Mercury Filmworks’ Atomic Puppets.