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British BAFTA-winning social website BinWeevils.com has joined forces with Aardman Animations and Sony Music to find the best pop video animator in the U.K. This innovative new competition will offer, as first prize, the chance for four children to create the official pop video for the Bin Weevils debut album, [...]
Visual effects icon Ray Harryhausen, whose stop-motion creations brought many monsters alive in movies such as Jason and the Argonauts and Clash of the Titans, died on Tuesday morning (May 7) at age 92. Born and raised in Los Angeles, he lived in the U.K. for several decades with his wife [...]
Bristol-based Aardman Animations has created a four-minute, digital 2D animated short titled The Lonely Dodo to highlight the plight of endangered species around the world for international charity Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust. Brand agency TheFrameworks was also a collaborator, helping to create the charming film imagined from the perspective of [...]
The adventures of the rambunctious Croods family will continue in a brand new sequel at DreamWorks. According to The Hollywood Reporter, a sequel to The Croods has been greenlit at DreamWorks Animation. Original co-writers and co-directors Kirk De Micco and Chris Sanders are returning for the project. The studio is [...]
Britain’s national tourist board VisitEngland has recruited Aardman Animations’ globally known plasticine pals Wallace & Gromit as Tourism Trailblazers to encourage Britons to embrace the staycation and explore their country this year. The duo will kick off the 2013 vacation season with a new TV ad set to air May [...]
In theaters today, DreamWorks Animation’s latest feature The Croods goes back to the basics with a strong family comedy set in a magical, prehistoric period. The world will be watching DreamWorks’ caveman family very closely this spring. Fortunately, The Croods, the studio’s first venture after the disappointing box-office performance of [...]
DHX Media has appointed Peter Byrne as the new CEO of its wholly owned licensing company, Copyright Promotions Licensing Group. CPLG has a renowned reputation in the licensing business, managing the licensing and merchandising rights for some of the leading entertainment, sports and consumer goods brands, including clients such as [...]
Prolific French comic-book artist and film director Joann Sfar discusses the real-life inspirations behind The Rabbi’s Cat and his love for American classics. Joann Sfar, the celebrated French comic-book artist and director of the animated film The Rabbi’s Cat, had harbored dreams of writing about his grandmother’s tales of life [...]
Aardman Animations’ Nick Park has joined a recently launched global multimedia initiative, spearheaded by The United Nations Forum on Forests Secretariat in partnership with the Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival, that highlights the relationship between people and forests. The project, which was launched at the Rio+20 Conference on Sustainable Development, [...]
Award-winning indie production house Passion Pictures has just signed animated feature film director Sam Fell for worldwide commercial representation. Fell has recently received both an Academy Award and BAFTA nomination for LAIKA/Focus Features’ stop-motion film ParaNorman, which he co-directed with Chris Butler. Fell’s previous animated feature directing credits include Flushed [...]