Lori Malépart-Traversy also set to present at upcoming event, running July 23-30 in Peja, Kosovo; festival will feature over 300 film screenings, talks, workshops, and presentations by a number of special guests.
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Industry veteran will lead the design team as the studio continues its expansion; upcoming work will run from hand-drawn 2D to futuristic UI sequences across film, TV, and immersive.
The on-demand kids entertainment channel is now available on Amazon Prime Video in Spain, Italy, and the Netherlands; service helps teach children English using popular animated characters.
33 films have been chosen for this year’s competition; festival, which runs August 11-14 in the village of Salamiou, will also feature a 20th anniversary tribute to Cypriot animation.
Studio’s Futurefolk initiative is designed to help find the next generation of visual effects talent; applicants being considered for a one month paid internship.
Highly anticipated animated musical fantasy will debut as an official selection in upcoming Cannes Premiere section July 15 before hitting Japanese theaters July 16; GKIDS to release theatrically in North America this winter, both in Japanese and English dubbed versions.
Leading creative studio teams with Factory Fifteen and broadcaster’s in-house agency to take viewers through a dynamic tour of street signs, shops, an arcade, and a J-Pop music video packed with athletes and sports references.
13-country study, undertaken as part of network’s ‘Climate Champions’ campaign, shows health of the planet a top priority for kids 6-12.
‘Polka-Dot Boy’ by Sarina Nehei named best animated short; eight other films honored as 14th edition concludes with July 4 closing ceremony.
The Irish animation studio and ‘The Late Late Toy Show’ star are developing a preschool series that explores the wonders of the galaxy while promoting empathy and friendship.
Applications now being accepted through August 16 for short form animation project financing; new partnership with The StoryFutures Academy supports two additional immersive projects in AR or VR.
Running in person September 20-23, the high-profile pitching and networking event will feature 84 EU projects selected from 141 submissions; France leads with 33 selections from notable production companies including Dandelooo, Cyber Group Studios, and Studio 100 Animation.
Mondo TV Iberoamerica teams up with SIE España and Gammera Nest to adapt the popular environmentally themed animated series; game will launch on PlayStation in Spring 2022, followed by other platforms later in the year.
New CGI comedy series about a housefly – a middle child of 453 – his little sister, and their ongoing misadventures is the flagship project for the government's Young Audiences Content Fund; show set to air Autumn 2022.
Festival’s 2021 theme of ‘isolation’ reflects challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting solitude and claustrophobia; hybrid event runs in-person and online July 23-30.
After canceling last year because of COVID-19, Trojan Horse was a Unicorn will be back as an onsite event this year, running September 20-25 in Tróia.
The free 2-day event introduces young people to career opportunities within the creative industries; program runs July 13-14 and registration is now open.
Festival announces 12 films receiving special recognition, partner awards, or additional honors bestowed outside the Official competition.
Films by Jonas Poher Rasmussen and Samuel Patthey & Silvain Monney among 20 winners at the 45th festival edition, held both on-site and virtually, finally able to celebrate its 60th anniversary postponed from 2020 when the event was forced online due to the pandemic.
Animaccord inks deals with leading French TV platforms for new content; preschool spinoff ‘Nursery Rhymes’ hits the airways in early June, with ‘Masha and The Bear’ Season 5 coming soon.
2D animated series, based on the children’s novel ‘La rivière à l’envers’ by Jean Claude Mourlevat, follows the quest of a young girl and the boy whose world she turns ‘Upside Down;’ production to begin late 2021 with delivery in 2023.
Currently in development, Copernicus Studio’s upcoming 2D animated adventure kids’ series ‘Lana Longbeard’ follows a feisty girl hitting the high seas with her Viking dad; production is slated to begin later this year.
During an online panel, industry agencies, including Film London, Animation UK, BFI, and Screen Scotland, renewed their sector commitment while sharing business development, investment, and government support insights and strategies in the wake of COVID-19.
Martin Hobbs steps down after 5 years at the helm to pursue an outside position; company’s former studio director takes over the MD role.