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Shade VFX Opens NY Facility

Shade VFX has opened a new facility in New York, prompted by a favorable economic climate and client requests. The Park Avenue location will build up a medium sized staff over the coming ... Continue Reading →
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Pixel Animation Offers Major Studio Master Classes

The Pixel Animation event taking place in Quebec City’s TRYP Hotel Pur April 4-5 will offer two days of master classes and networking events with 14 key artists from major studios ... Continue Reading →
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Nick Shorts Program Seeks Pre-K Concepts

Nickelodeon is looking for preschool-targeted comedy gold for Nick Jr.’s 2014 Animated Shorts Program. Prospective short filmmakers have until April 28, 2014 to submit their concepts ... Continue Reading →
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‘Avengers’ Anime Tops Busy Disc Week

It’s a huge week for home video releases, but with superheroes all the rage there’s no way we could start off with a look at other title except a team-up between two of ... Continue Reading →
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HAFF Names ‘The Fake’ Top Feature

Yeon Sang-ho’s The Fake won the grand prix for feature films at the Holland Animation Film Festival, which was held in Utrecht from March 19-23. Here’s a look at the trailer ... Continue Reading →
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Locke Takes Exec Job at Portfolio

Veteran industry finance and business executive Trent Locke has been appointed VP of finance and chief operating officer of Toronto-based Portfolio Entertainment. Formerly VP of business ... Continue Reading →
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Zodiak, Ciwen Make China Deal

Zodiak Kids and China’s Ciwen Media Group have entered into a major content acquisition representation agreement for China, both companies announced today. Zodiak has granted ... Continue Reading →
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Aadarsh Announces ‘Purple Turtle’ Series

The India-based IP-development company Aadarsh is heading to MIPTV with the first episode of its anchor property, Purple Turtle, a new preschool animated property based on the popular ... Continue Reading →
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‘Calimero’ Lands Italy Air Date, Toy License

Gaumont Animation, together with its co-production partners Studio Campedelli, TV Tokyo, Kodansha and Calidra, has confirmed the record-breaking launch on France’s TFOU of the ... Continue Reading →
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‘Divergent,’ ‘Muppets’ Bump ‘Peabody’

It was a strong weekend for newcomers at the box office, as Lionsgate’s teen sci-fi fantasy Divergent and the return of Jim Henson’s signature characters pushed Mr. Peabody ... Continue Reading →