The final film in Peter Jackson's epic ‘Hobbit’ trilogy arrives on Blu-ray and DVD from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on November 17; extended edition features a 20-minute longer cut and more than nine hours of new special features.
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Montreal-based 2D animation producer Toondraw Productions launches its first animated television series, ‘YaYa & Zouk,’ set to air on Radio-Canada and Yoopa starting in September.
Award-winning character animation and special effects house appoints longtime producer Scott Coulter as vice president & executive producer of visual effects.
Teaming with agency Heat and award-winning director Wayne McClammy of prodco hungry man, MPC LA’s team of world-renowned artists provides VFX and post services for a new trailer for EA’s ‘Madden NFL 16.’
Twenty scientific and technical achievements involving 11 distinct investigations are selected for further consideration for 2015 Academy Awards.
GKIDS acquires North American rights to ‘Only Yesterday’ from Studio Ghibli co-founder and Academy Award nominee Isao Takahata; new English-language version featuring Daisy Ridley and Dev Patel to receive 25th anniversary theatrical release winter 2016.
Illumination Entertainment's ‘Minions’ beats the lifetime totals of ‘Despicable Me 2’ ($975.5 million) and ‘The Lion King’ ($987.5 million) to become the third-highest-grossing animated film of all time worldwide.
District Judge Lucy Koh rejects the requests of Disney, DreamWorks, Pixar, Sony and other Hollywood studios to dismiss claims the companies violated antitrust laws by conspiring to suppress the wages of animation and VFX artists.
The Sundance Institute presents ‘Shorts Lab LA: Animation,’ featuring speakers Tom Kenny, Kirsten Lepore, Julia Pott, David OReilly and Kent Osborne, at the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles on Sunday, August 23.
Panel featuring special guests plus a preview screening of two new episodes set for Thursday, October 8th at New York Comic Con.
From ‘The Secret World of Arrietty’ director Hiromasa Yonebayashi, Studio Ghibli’s ‘When Marnie Was There’ comes to Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD on October 6, 2015.
Olson’s award-winning work has been created in partnership with some of the world’s top entertainment brands including Sony, Warner Bros., 20th Century Fox, Screen Gems, EA, THQ and Square Enix.
VES guidelines for the usage and release of work-for-hire materials presented as part of a demo reel portfolio by VFX facilities and practitioners are aimed at providing reasonable access for artists to showcase their work while protecting the ownership rights of studios and producers.
Cartoon Network’s ‘Adventure Time - The Complete Fifth Season’ offers a window looking back onto the 1,000-year history of the Land of Ooo and expanding our understanding of Ice King, Princess Bubblegum, Marceline and other members of the AT multiverse.
‘The Gumby Show: The Complete 50s Series’ available on DVD from NCircle Entertainment on September 22, 2015.
Selected from the largest showcase of short animations in the U.S., The Northwest Animation Fest is set to present 14 of this year’s best animated shorts from around the world.
The deadline for submissions to the 8th annual Spark Animation Festival, to be held October 21-25, is September 7, 2015.
Animated comedy co-created and co-executive produced by Chris Garbutt and Rikke Asbjoern (‘The Amazing World of Gumball’) and executive produced by Scott Kreamer (‘Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness’) set to premiere in 2016.
VFX studio Luma helps Tool of North America create an immersive virtual driving experience, “A Drive Through Time,” for Infiniti.
‘Room Modes Calculator’ and ‘We Are Cubed’ among 48 finalists for Google’s 2015 Project Tango developer contest.
North American premiere of Cordell Barker’s ‘If I Was God’ joins acclaimed new films by Sarah Van Den Boom and Randall Lloyd Okita.
Studio’s restructuring move will see Paramount president of physical production Lee Rosenthal take on oversight of animation production.
Nickelodeon greenlights season 10 of Emmy Award-winning animated series; joining the cast of characters is Chloe Carmichael, an enthusiastic, funny and over-achieving little girl with whom Timmy will have to share his fairies.
Seattle-based Haptic Animation Amplifier will include a historical timeline of Pacific Northwest animation and a database of every animated film ever made in the region, as well as touring short film theatrical programs.