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The UK’s Children’s Media Conference (CMC) will host a one-day event exploring the implications of the upcoming U.K. Animation Series Tax Break for animation producers and their global partners. CMC Animation Exchange, Planned for April 4 at the BIS Conference Centre in Westminster, the CMC Animation Exchange event will zero in [...]
The minions must have been working overtime. This weekend, Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment have launched a giant “Despicablimp” to promote this summer’s release of the Despicable Me 2 feature. Cruising at an average height of 1,000 feet, the yellow Despicablimp will travel approximately 20,000 miles over the next few months [...]
The sassy Beverly Hills high school teens of Totally Spies! will spend the summer at the world-famous Palace of Versailles, through a series of unprecedented cross-promotions between Zodiak Kids CP Paris, Château de Versailles Spectacles (CVS) and TF1. The splashy event will support the launch of the Totally Spies! Season [...]
It looks like DC Comics fans will have a blast next weekend (March 29-31) at the WonderCon confab in Anaheim. Warner Bros. Home Ent. plans to bookend the event with the world premiere of the animated feature Superman: Unbound as Friday night’s marquee event, then capping Sunday’s programming with a [...]
The U.K. entertainment industry is eagerly awaiting the arrival of April. George Osborne, Britain’s chancellor of the exchequer (equivalent of a treasury secretary) recently pointed out that the introduction of the tax relief would play a big part in keeping the U.K.’s vfx sector competitive with the rest of the [...]
LEGOLAND Florida has announced a new park extension coming to the LEGO themed land this summer. Joining the park’s 50-plus rides, shows and attractions for kids 2-12 and their families will be World of Chima—based on the new LEGO product line Legends of Chima and presented by Cartoon Network. This [...]
The New York International Children’s Film Festival (NYICFF) has announced the winners of its 2013 awards, presented March 17 at the DGA Theater, with the 2D French feature Ernest & Celestine, and U.K. short I Am Tom Moody taking home the top juried honors. This year’s jury was comprised of [...]
Acclaimed children’s book author Cornelia Funke (The Thief Lord, Inkheart) has been confirmed to deliver the keynote at this year’s FMX Conference in Stuttgart. The best-selling author will present the new app for her latest Mirrorworld series in conjunction with her Reckless books, along with producer Andy Merkin (Mirada Studios, co-founded by [...]
Visual effects professionals from around the world took part in a multi-city meeting on Thursday (March 14) to address issues that are facing the troubled industry. Veterans such as Scott Ross (co-founder and ex-CEO of Digital Domain), Animation Guild’s Steve Kaplan, Mike Chambers, Dave Rand, Scott Squires and Gene Warren, [...]
The latest animated feature from acclaimed director Mamoru Hosoda, Wolf Children (Ookami Kodomo no Ame to Yuki) has been awarded the Best Animation award at the 36th Japan Academy Prize this month. It also received an award of excellence in animation, as did the four other films vying for the [...]