Directed and written by Beijing-based Light Chaser Animation founder Gary Wang, animated feature ‘Little Door Gods’ will be released in China on January 1, 2016.
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Sony Pictures Animation wins a three-studio auction for an animated movie pitch centering on emoji; project is to be directed by Anthony Leondis and produced by Michelle Raimo Kouyate.
DreamWorks Animation re-sells its 13-acre Glendale campus under a deal worth $15 million to the cash-strapped studio led by Jeffrey Katzenberg.
Triggerfish Animation Studios opens continent-wide storytelling talent search in Africa with the launch of the Triggerfish Story Lab; studio to invest US$3.5 million over three years.
DreamWorks Animation veteran and series director Elaine Bogan details the production process from storyboarding through final delivery on DWA’s hit series that further explores the world of the ‘How to Train Your Dragon’ franchise.
Can’t-miss offerings include ‘Frozen’ Sing-Along, ‘Toy Story’ 20th Anniversary, ‘Star Wars,’ and secret special guests.
The first full-length trailer for ‘The Good Dinosaur’ shows off the incredible photorealistic world built for the film as well as the more cartoonish characters that inhabit it.
Disney continues its recent trend of remaking its animated classics into live-action films that started with ‘Maleficent’ and ‘Cinderella’ and now includes ‘Mulan,’ ‘Winnie The Pooh,’ ‘The Jungle Book,’ ‘Beauty and the Beast,’ ‘Dumbo,’ a new movie starring ‘Peter Pan’s Tinker Bell, and the ‘Bald Mountain’ sequence in ‘Fantasia.’
Flying Bark Productions confirms that Seven Network Australia is commissioning broadcaster for a brand-new series, ‘The Wild Adventures of Blinky Bill,’ set to air in 2016.
Former LAIKA development exec to produce stop-motion JJ Villard series, a children’s series based on the hit selling DIY toy Woolbuddy, and two untitled stopmo and 2D cel animation features.
Nelvana and Sony Pictures Animation partner to bring ‘Hotel Transylvania’ to the small screen; New series will be developed and produced by Nelvana Studio in Toronto and is slated to launch on air in early 2017.
Annual SIGGRAPH conference offers potential candidates an opportunity to meet with Animal Logic’s recruitment team to work on ‘The LEGO Movie Sequel,’ scheduled to start production at Animal Logic Vancouver in January 2016.
Ten-minute computer animated short, centered on the story of a caterpillar named Boro, is being developed for screening at the Ghibli Museum in Tokyo.
John Knoll is re-elected to Visual Effects branch of the Academy’s Board of Governors; Bill Kroyer is re-elected to the Short Films and Feature Animation branch.
From filmmakers Michael Fiore and Erik Sharkey, ‘Floyd Norman: An Animated Life’ examines the prolific animator and story artist’s life from growing up in Santa Barbara, CA to his years working as an animator at Disney, Hanna-Barbera, Pixar and beyond.
The Little Red-Haired Girl from Blue Sky’s ‘The Peanuts Movie’ makes her big CG debut with the help of voice actor Francesca Capaldi.
Japanese animated feature ‘Miss Hokusai,’ winner of the Jury Award at Annecy 2015 from director Keiichi Hara and Production I.G., and Marvel’s ‘Ant-Man’ set to open Fantasia 2015.
Illumination Mac Guff director Kyle Balda discusses the challenges of bringing Illumination’s CG-animated feature, ‘Minions,’ to the screen.
The co-director of Illumination Entertainment’s highly anticipated animated spin-off details the challenge of giving the loveable yellow sidekicks of ‘Despicable Me’ and ‘Despicable Me 2’ their own film.
Director Brad Bird’s classic animated family film ‘The Iron Giant: Signature Edition’ comes back to theaters from Warner Bros. and Fathom Events remastered with new scenes.
Submission deadline for Scientific and Technical Awards is Friday, July 10; Animated Short Film submissions must be made by Thursday, October 1; Animated Feature submissions are due Friday, October 30.
Based on the characters created by Ross Bagdasarian, ‘Alvin and The Chipmunks: The Road Chip’ is directed by Walt Becker and arrives in theaters everywhere on December 23, 2015.
Former Fox communications executive Dan Berger fills the void left by Chip Sullivan, who departed DWA in April for a job at NBC.
New animation studio on Vancouver Island will serve Bron’s production needs on ‘Henchmen,’ the company’s first full-length animated feature film.