DHX Media Signs Deal to Sell Halifax Animation Studio, Terms Not Disclosed
The Canadian kids’ entertainment powerhouse is selling the shop to IoM Media Ventures as part of an ongoing strategic shift to streamline its production operations. The deal does not include DHX’s news program This Hour Has 22 Minutes, which will continue to be produced in Halifax.
Mickey Racks Up More Anniversary Deals
Wear your love for Disney’s iconic character with a new Clarks Originals footwear collaboration featuring limited edition Steamboat Willie boots; a pop-art inspired line of bags, accessories, homewares and more available through British retailer Cath Kidston; and a bright and fun collection of apparel and accessories from Lacoste — which is celebrating its own 85th anniversary.
Get Ready for Interfilm Festival 2018!
The 34th edition will take place in Berlin from Nov. 20-25, presenting more than 400 films in 52 thematic programs in a variety of venues. This year’s fest received more than 5,000 submissions which have been whittled down to a broad selection of animation, documentary and narrative shorts celebrating sharp storytelling and visual experimentation. Highlights include the Sound & Vision, Eject: The Long Night of ODd Films, and immersive Virtual Nightmares, as well as Volker Gerling’s wonderfully personal flip-books, dystopian Berlin animation The Quest for a Real Hard Hob with live music accompaniment, and focuses on Colombia, Madrid, and new Chinese talent. Plus, the KUKI sister fest for kids’ films.
WATCH: Picnic Studio Winter Sting ‘Box’
Parallel to the studio’s recent rebrand and the addition of fresh talent, Picnic has created a wonderfully weird, fluid and surreal ode to the flexibility of 2D animation with a new sting. Box features animation and design by Thanh Tran and Ellie Petrova, direction and production by Picnic Studio.
WATCH: Anime’s Next Big Thing: Mamoru Hosoda, Animator of the Human Soul
With the acclaimed director’s latest film Mirai set to hit U.S. theaters November 29, ScreenPrism explores his past works and the strong themes of family, internal conflict and emotional growth woven into his colorful otherworld.
WATCH: New Bonus Clips & Dev Art for ‘Incredibles 2’ Home Release
Brad Bird’s blockbuster sequel is now avialable on disc, which means we get more tantalizing behind-the-scenes materials to tempt your wallets. Check out new clips on the film’s “Heroes & Villains” spotlighting Void, Winston Deavor, and Evelyn Deavor.