Making Fun, a series of new works by Nebraska-born, New York-based artist and Nickelodeon toy designer and art director Derek Rippe, is on display February 7 through March 1, 2014.
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FremantleMedia North America announces the promotion of David Luner to President, Brand Partnerships & Franchise Management, effective immediately.
batteryPop announces the acquisition of six new premium series to air on the network including ANTS, This is Daniel Cook, and Professor Ambrosius.
Zoic Studios partnered with Fox to create Street Chaos, the new promo for 24: Live Another Day, which aired during Super Bowl XLVIII.
9 Story Entertainment sells over 70 hours of programming, including Numb Chucks and season 2 of Daniel Tiger’s Neighbourhood, to Super RTL.
Koodo and Camillion Corp. sign a new global rights deal for the use of the CGI-animated pitchman El Tabador in media entertainment.
Touchdown Entertainment tapped ThinkBreatheLive to produce digital environments, including turning the entire stadium into an immersive panoramic concert screen, for the Pepsi Super Bowl XLVIII Halftime Show featuring Bruno Mars.
Box office hits Frozen and Thor: The Dark World help propel Disney to outstanding earnings for the three months ended December 28.
GKIDS releases a new English-language trailer for the Academy Award-nominated Ernest & Celestine, which opens in Los Angeles on February 28 and in New York on March 14.
New Girl star Zooey Deschanel is set to executive produce a new animated comedy from American Dad writer Ali Waller.
Disney releases a new trailer for the forthcoming DisneyToon feature, Planes: Fire & Rescue, the follow-up to last summer’s Planes.
President of Distribution Nat Abraham and Chief Financial Officer Michael McGuigan acquire stake in Breakthrough Entertainment as the Canadian entertainment studio celebrates its 30th anniversary.
Technicolor announces the acquisition of the rights to Fun Crew’s Cosmo, Bud & Boo, which will debut at Kidscreen Summit 2014.
Gener8 Media Corps announces a deal with Rainmaker Entertainment to convert three animated feature films, including the upcoming Sly Cooper movie, to 3D.
Emmanuel Lubezki wins the ASC Award in the feature film competition for Gravity at the 28th Annual American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) Awards for Outstanding Achievement.
Continuing the unit’s restructuring that began last fall, Disney Interactive is to lay off roughly 200 employees.
An additional 13 episodes are commissioned of PAC-MAN and the Ghostly Adventures Season II, which is set to premiere on Disney XD.
Veteran animator Stephan Franck’s Dark Planet Comics imprint readies the re-issue of Silver #1 and #2, plus the brand-new issue #3, as well as a collection of all three issues: Silver Volume 1, with pin-up art by guest artists Rodolphe “Rodguen” Guenoden and Takeshi Miyazawa.
Framestore’s three global advertising offices contribute to five huge campaigns broadcast to more than 100 million people during the Super Bowl on Sunday.
The New York Int’l Children’s Film Festival announces its full slate for the 2014 edition, which will present 100 new animated and live action shorts and features, opening and closing night parties, studio showcases, retrospectives, filmmaker Q&As, filmmaking workshops, audience voting and the NYICFF Awards Ceremony.
Mike and Liz Young have reacquired 100% ownership of US-based Moonscoop LLC and have rebranded the children's production house as Splash Entertainment with CEO and executive chairman Nicolas Atlan on board as a new partner, and JokeBox acting as a private passive investor.
Walt Disney Animation’s Frozen takes top honors as Best Animated Feature at the 41st Annual Annie Awards held Saturday, February 1 at UCLA’s Royce Hall.
Disney’s classic cartoon chipmunk duo, Chip ‘n’ Dale, is being revived with plans for a live-action/CG hybrid big-screen feature.
Broadcasting legend Arthur Rankin Jr. -- the animator, producer and director behind some of television’s most enduring holiday specials -- is dead at the age of 89 following a bout of illness.