Palestinian Animation Enters Foreign Language Oscar Race

The Wanted 18, a hybrid animated documentary about 18 cows on the lam from the Israeli army during the First Intifada resistance to the occupation of Gaza and the West Bank, will represent ... Continue Reading →

VFX Veteran Richard Cook Directing ‘All Things’

Richard J. Cook, whose visual effects credits include Godzilla (1998), Independence Day and Star Trek: First Contact, has announced he is directing and producing a new sci-fi action-thriller ... Continue Reading →

Instagram Launches Landscape Option with ‘Force Awakens’ Exclusive

Instagram has announced that now in addition to its distinct square image posts, users can now share photos and videos in both portrait and landscape orientation on the platform, further ... Continue Reading →

Sony TV’s Kaplan Named NATPE Chairman

Andy Kaplan, presented of Sony Pictures Television Worldwide Networks, has been elected chairman of the board of the National Association of Television Program Executives (NATPE). The ... Continue Reading →

McPherson, Welt Out at Maker

Disney-owned multi-channel network Maker Studios has bid farewell to two senior executives this week. The departures of chief content officer Erin McPherson and SVP of marketing Jeremy ... Continue Reading →

Frederator Signs 90+ New Channels

Channel Frederator has expanded its digital animation network with over 90 new channels, carrying content from 11 different countries. New titles join established Frederator Studios ... Continue Reading →

WB Unveils ‘Iron Giant: Signature Edition’ Trailer

Warner Bros. and Fathom Events will present two showings of the remastered The Iron Giant: Signature Edition in select theaters nationwide on Wednesday, September 30 at 7 p.m. local ... Continue Reading →

CBeebies to Launch ‘Messy Goes to Okido’

BBC’s CBeebies will be launching a new hybrid live-action, CG 3D and 2D series, Messy Goes to Okido, on September 7. The show — based on the character created by kids’ arts ... Continue Reading →

Assemblage Delivers ‘Blinky Bill the Movie’

Mumbai-based Assemblage Entertainment has completed work on its first feature animation co-production: Blinky Bill the Movie. Assemblage tackled the CG animation for the Australian ... Continue Reading →

DWA Chief Global Brand Officer Steps Down

Michael Francis, chief global brand officer for DreamWorks Animation, is resigning from his full-time position in December and transitioning into a consulting role. When the shift takes ... Continue Reading →