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Boing France Snags ‘Get Ace’ from 9 Story

9 Story Media Group has licensed animated comedy series Get Ace (52 x 11) to Boing, part of Turner Kids’ portfolio in France which also includes Boomerang and Cartoon Network. ... Continue Reading →
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‘Johnny Express’ Takes NYICFF Grand Prize

Following a month jam-packed with kid friendly fare, the votes and ballots have been tallied up to determine the winners of the 2015 New York International Children’s Film Festival. ... Continue Reading →
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ArsenalFX Expands to New Santa Monica HQ

Visual effects, motion graphics and design studio for commercial media and entertainment ArsenalFX has expanded its commercial operations by relocating its headquarters to a brand new ... Continue Reading →
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Pixar Releases Free Noncommercial RenderMan

Pixar his released its Academy Award-winning RenderMan software to use for free for noncommercial use. The program can be used for research, education, evaluation, plug-in development ... Continue Reading →
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Shout! Bringing ‘Maya the Bee’ to U.S. Theaters

Shout! Factory Kids will be bringing the CG animated Maya the Bee Movie to theaters in Los Angeles and New York on May 1, 2015. Based on the globally known children’s novel, the ... Continue Reading →
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PGS Signs Euro and Asian Deals for Playmobil Show ‘Super 4′

PGS Entertainment has inked a bundle of media licensing agreements for the Playmobil-inspired animated series Super 4 from Method Animation and Morgen Studios (commissioned by France ... Continue Reading →
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‘The Hobbit’ Trilogy Completes its Journey Home

The final battle is coming home at last to complete the collection of J.R.R. Tolkein fans everywhere with the release of The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (Warner Bros., $44.95, ... Continue Reading →
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Pio Vernis Named Marketing Director of DeAPlaneta Group

DeAPlaneta Group, comprising fiction (DeAPlaneta Cine) and animation (Planeta Junior) divisions, has named company veteran Pio Vernis as Marketing Director. Vernis will be charged with ... Continue Reading →
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‘Home’ Earns $19 Million in Overseas Debut

DreamWorks Animation’s Home had a strong opening overseas with a $19.2 million gross in a handful of markets one week before its United States release. That total included $9.3 ... Continue Reading →
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GDC: Making Money from Free Games, Part 2

This is a continuation of a previous article on one of the hottest topics at GDC 2015: How to earn money from free-to-play games, an increasingly important genre. The two top F2Ps, ... Continue Reading →