Hayao Miyazaki

Miyazaki’s Retirement Boosts B.O. for ‘The Wind Rises’

Looks like retirement has so far been a good career move for Hayao Miyazaki. Following the animation master’s announcement last week at the Venice Film Festival that he is retiring ... Continue Reading →

U.K., France Top Cartoon Tributes Noms

Fifteen European companies will share the spotlight at the upcoming Cartoon Tributes, whose awards recognize broadcasters, investors and distributor; and producers that have contributed ... Continue Reading →
Ian Lambur

Guru Appoints Lambur Director of Sales

Guru Studio has appointed Ian Lambur to the new role of director of sales. Reporting to VP Mary Bredin, Lambur will manage worldwide sales of the company’s programs, which include ... Continue Reading →

9 Story to Distribute Glaz’s ‘Haunted Tales’

9 Story Entertainment’s distribution arm has acquired worldwide distribution and licensing rights (excluding Brazil) to the animated comedy series Haunted Tales for Wicked Kids. Produced ... Continue Reading →

TAC Reinvents Itself for 10-Year Anniversary

TAC, The Animation Conference, has undergone some big changes for its 10th anniversary this year including a new vision, a new venue and an additional day. This year’s conference ... Continue Reading →

CMG Closes Three Major Territories on ‘Khumba’

Cinema Management Group has sold its stereoscopic 3D animated feature Khumba to three major territories following its screening as an official selection at the Toronto International ... Continue Reading →

Digital Domain Expands Vancouver Studio With Leadership, Creative Talent

Digital Domain 3.0 is expanding its Vancouver studio with new leadership and creative talent. The company announced it has promoted veteran visual effects producer Kelly L’Estrange ... Continue Reading →

Global TV News Bytes

+ Technicolor, ABC Television Australia and Australian producer Avrill Stark’s A Stark Production have finalized a partnership for the development of the Gestalt Comics’ ... Continue Reading →
Carlos Saldanha

Rio’s Saldanha in Talks to Helm Live-Action ‘Rust’

Veteran Blue Sky Studios director Carlos Saldanha, who helmed two Ice Age sequels, Rio and the upcoming Rio 2, is reportedly in talks with Fox to take on the live-action sci-fi movie ... Continue Reading →

Animag to Honor ILM’s Knoll, Stoopid Buddy Studios at Summit

Animation Magazine is pleased to announce the first of its 2013 award recipients, which will be presented at The World Animation & VFX Summit, Opening Night Party, on November 3 ... Continue Reading →