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Aardman’s Sarah Smith Launches Locksmith Animation

Sarah Smith, award-winning producer, writer and director and former Creative Director at Aardman Features, has established a new CG animated features studio in the U.K. called Locksmith ... Continue Reading →
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Chaos Group Spotlights Student Films, Indies at FMX

Chaos Group, the makers of the popular V-Ray rendering solution, will be attending this year’s FMX event in Stuttgart (April 22-25) to highlight how the software helps vfx students ... Continue Reading →
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TinyCo. Animates Immersive ‘Family Guy’ Mobile Game

If you’ve ever wanted to visit Family Guy‘s hometown of Quahog with Peter and the Griffins, now’s your chance. As of today, the mobile game Family Guy: The Quest for ... Continue Reading →
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42nd Annie Awards Set for Jan. 31 at Royce Hall

ASIFA-Hollywood has announced the 42nd Annual Annie Awards will be presented Jan. 31, 2015, at Royce Hall on the campus of UCLA in Los Angeles. This is the sixth consecutive year Royce ... Continue Reading →
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Pluralsight Acquires Creative Education Site Digital-Tutors

Online training company Pluralsight has acquired Oklahoma City-based Digital-Tutors, an online training resource for creative professionals. The $45 million acquisition — Pluralsight’s ... Continue Reading →
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Cyber Group Obtains Multi-Year Funding

Cyber Group Studios, a Paris-based producer and distributor of TV animated series for youths and family, announces the signing of a multi-year financing agreement with Natixis Coficine ... Continue Reading →
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‘Maya’ Merch Buzzing to SE Asia

Studio 100 International has signed a new two year agreement with Asian licensing company Empire for its re-invigorated Maya the Bee property. The partnership covers all South East ... Continue Reading →
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‘Sendokai Champions’ Moves to Former Yugoslavia

Planeta Junior and Nottingham Forest have partnered with Prava I Prevodi for the TV and home entertainment rights for animated action series Sendokai Champions in the Former Yugoslavia ... Continue Reading →
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‘Writer’s Block’ Arrives on Vimeo

After a year on the festival circuit, Tom Gran and Martin Woolley’s (a.k.a. Spinkick Bros) animated short Writer’s Block has launched online. Set in a prison for “criminally ... Continue Reading →
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New ‘Turtles’ Teaser Posters

Paramount has released the first tantalizing Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles posters. Which don’t give away much, but we’ll take it. In accordance with the Turtle canon, the ... Continue Reading →
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Marvel Dishes First ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Clip

MTV.com had the honor of launching the first Guardians of the Galaxy clip into the webosphere today. The space epic — due out August 1 — stars Chris Pratt as Star Lord, ... Continue Reading →
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‘Planes: Fire & Rescue’ New Trailer Takes Wing

Disney has unveiled new character shots and a high-flyin’ trailer for its upcoming DisneyToon Studios sequel Planes: Fire & Rescue, out July 18, 2014. The character shots ... Continue Reading →
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MIPTV: PGS Inks Deals for ‘Super 4′

PGS Entertainment has secured broadcast deals with Cartoon Network in Italy and Latin America for the new Playmobil-inspired animated series Super 4 (52 x 11). The CG kids show is produced ... Continue Reading →
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MIPTV: ProMexico Touts Country’s Creative Industry

ProMexico headed the national delegation from Mexico at MIPTV and MIPDOC this week to promote the country’s TV, film and digital content industry. Additionally, Mexico is slated ... Continue Reading →
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New ‘Tom and Jerry Show’ Clips

Cartoon Network is premiering the new-and-improved The Tom and Jerry Show this Wednesday, April 9 at 5:30 (4:30 central) — but you can get a little taste of the madcap animated ... Continue Reading →
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Bonhams Offers Rare Disney Animation Art

Bonhams will hold an auction May 4-5 of entertainment memorabilia featuring items representing the best of traditional animation, as well as original vintage comic and cartoon artwork. Walt ... Continue Reading →
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‘Smaug’ Alert! ‘The Hobbit’ is in the House!

The middle chapter of Peter Jackson’s adaptation of The Hobbit arrives on home video with a flourish worthy of the massive saga of J.R.R. Tolkien. The Hobbit: The Desolation of ... Continue Reading →
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Aardman Teases ‘Shaun the Sheep: The Movie’

Aardman has released the first teaser trailer to Shaun the Sheep: The Movie. The film, due worldwide in spring 2015, the stop-motion film based on the classic preschooler TV series ... Continue Reading →
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Frist Plans Animation Exhibition for Summer

Nashville, Tennessee’s The Frist Center for the Visual Arts will celebrate the art and history of animation with a special summer exhibition. Watch Me Move: The Animation Show ... Continue Reading →
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Monster Launches ‘Pip Ahoy!’ at MIP

Monster Entertainment is launching at MIPTV the animated children’s series Pip Ahoy! The series is created and produced by CHF Entertainment, a new incarnation of the iconic British ... Continue Reading →