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Jeffrey Katzenberg and his hard-working team at DreamWorks Animation have been part of the Cannes Festival scene ever since they introduced Shrek 2 to the jaded attendees of the event in 2004. This year, stars Antonio Banderas and Selma Hayek were on hand to show off some impressive 3-D footage [...]
Timed to coincide with the release of Steven Spielberg’s upcoming motion-capture feature, Shout! Factory and Nelvana will release the animated series The Adventures of Tintin on DVD. Under its multi-year pact, Shout! Factory will be the exclusive home entertainment distributor for DVD to 39 episodes of the toon, which was [...]
Canadian animation software company Toon Boom Animation Inc. has won the inaugural HSBC International Business of the Year – Small and Medium Enterprise Award. The Award is part of the Business without Borders program and honors Canadian companies that have successfully reached out into the international market. “Canada is home [...]
As Disney prepares to make a big splash at the Cannes film festival with Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, the daily trades are reporting that the disappointing box-office performance of Mars Needs Moms has hurt the studio’s second quarter numbers. Variety and The Los Angeles Times noted that [...]
Fox-TV can’t get enough of Seth MacFarlane. The network has announced that it has ordered a tenth season of Family Guy and a fourth one for its spin-off toon The Cleveland Show. Fox recently placed a seventh season renewal for MacFarlane’s other Sunday night show American Dad. The network’s freshman [...]
Malaysian animation studio Animasia (ABC Monsters, Kung Fu Chicken) has closed a co-production deal with China’s Zhongnan (ZN) Animation to deliver a new series titled My Little Brother Is Monkey King. Billed as the first co-production between the two countries recognized by the Chinese government, the HD 52 x 11 [...]
U.K. production and distribution house Chorion has announced its plans for the 40th anniversary celebrations of much-loved kids’ property Mr. Men. In addition to their popular books and TV cartoon The Mr. Men Show, this year will welcome a new character, the launch of a confectionary range and a collaboration [...]
Discovery Enterprises International announced a one-year deal with Hasbro Studios to represent its programming to the non-theatrical market. This week, Discovery will be offering Hasbro’s kids and family content to global airlines attending the APEX TV market in Madrid, Spain. Among the series included in this deal are My Little [...]
Pixar Animation Studios has released version 16.0 of its Oscar-winning RenderMan Pro Server software. The new release offers innovative advancements in ray tracing technology, including a new ray tracing hider, a radiosity cache and physically plausible shading. These features allow RenderMan to take full advantage of the ever-increasing processing power [...]
Donna Friedman Meir, owner and founder of cross-media outfit Lemonade Creative Consulting, has been elected to serve on the board of California’s health and education policy advocacy org Children Now. “Donna brings Children Now decades of experience in growing successful business units in the children’s media industry and we look [...]