Pixar Animation Studios announces the release of RenderMan Studio 18, with a major emphasis on lighting workflows including path-traced re-rendering.
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Former HIT Entertainment executive Natasha Fishman is appointed VP of global brand management and marketing for Peanuts Worldwide and Iconix Entertainment.
The four-member voice cast, excluding creator Seth MacFarlane, is able to secure between $175,000 and $225,000 each per episode for at least two more seasons of the hit animated series.
In preparation for its Oscar-qualifying run, Disney releases a new trailer for Hayao Miyazaki’s final animated feature, The Wind Rises.
Lance Weiler, the mastermind of last year’s experiential educational project, Laika’s Adventure, is slated to kick off iKids 2014 with a keynote on building digital experiences for modern audiences, “Designing for the 21st Century.”
TV, film and voice actor Patrick Warburton is slated to host the 41st Annie Awards on Saturday, February 1, 2014 at UCLA’s Royce Hall.
Insurance company Oscar teams up with Hornet directors Dan & Jason to launch its startup with an animated campaign full of wit and charm.
Pro video marketplace ProductionHUB announces new website features to modernize the hiring and client pipeline process for production professionals.
Coolabi's Bagpuss is voted the third-greatest kids TV program and the highest ranking character-based show of all time by the UK's Channel 5.
Trollbäck + Company helps to rebrand The Weather Channel, creating a modern, exciting new image for the network.
Composer and musician Lior Ron scores Shoreline Entertainment's new documentary film, Pablo, directed by Richard Goldgewicht.
The PGA announces that Peter Jackson, Joe Letteri and Weta Digital will receive the Producers Guild’s 2014 Vanguard Award to be presented January 19 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles.
GKIDS announces the English-language voice cast for Ernest & Celestine, which includes Forest Whitaker, William H. Macy, and Megan Mullally.
On the heels of yesterday’s announcement from NBCUniversal that it has taken full ownership of 24-hour preschool network Sprout, NBCU and Canada’s Corus Entertainment axe their UK-based joint venture kids channel KidsCo.
Reel FX launches new interactive/mobile division with official ‘Free Birds’ movie app, ‘Baby Turkey Trouble.’
Gala event spotlights leaders and innovators in post production; winners include Technicolor, Encore and Company 3.
Disney Junior ushers in the holiday season with noteworthy guest stars on themed episodes of its hit series, including ‘Doc Mcstuffins,’ ‘Sofia the First’ and ‘Jake and the Never Land Pirates.’
Created by industry veterans from King of the Hill, The Simpsons, Futurama, Cleveland Show, Beavis & ButtHead, Friend Us! aims to be the world’s first social media integrated animated series.
Linkin Park and visual effects and design company Ghost Town Media employ Dell Precision workstations and NVIDIA Quadro GPUs to create a 3D world for Linkin Park’s collaboration with electro house DJ Steve Aoki, “A Light That Never Comes.”