House of Moves Unwraps Fresh Animation Pipeline

House of Moves, an LA-based full-service motion-capture and key-frame animation company, announces a new,technology suite, codenamed “Helibug.” The proprietary process “rethinks ... Continue Reading →
Brand Licensing

Brand Licensing Europe 2014

Colorful characters from around the world will convene in London for the annual L&M confab. This year marks the 16th edition of Brand Licensing Europe, taking place October 7-9 ... Continue Reading →

Growth Spurt

Canada’s deep talent pool, excellent infrastructure and generous tax incentives are fueling a new boom in animation and visual-effects work. Michael Hefferon Few countries as ... Continue Reading →
Tara Kemes

Rainmaker Ups Tara Kemes to VP Culture & Talent

Vancouver studio Rainmaker Entertainment has promoted Director of Talent Development Tara Kemes to the newly created position of Vice President, Culture & Talent. Kemes, who has ... Continue Reading →
Steve Hendry

MGM Vet Steve Hendry Joins Rainmaker Board

Vancouver’s Rainmaker Entertainment has appointed former Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer executive Steve Hendry to its board of directors. The decision was announced by Rainmaker’s ... Continue Reading →

Rainmaker Launches Mainframe Ent. TV Division

Vancouver-based Rainmaker Entertainment today announced that it is launching its television division and naming it Mainframe Entertainment. “We are excited to focus our television ... Continue Reading →

Technicolor Delivers Animation for Mattel’s Barbie Project

Paris and L.A.-based producer Technicolor has completed delivery of Mattel’s new CG-animated Barbie DVD/Blu-ray feature, Barbie in the Pink Shoes. This marks the second time Technicolor’s ... Continue Reading →

Arc Is Spirited by ‘Canterville Ghost’

Toronto-based studio Arc Productions has made a pact with Dorado Media and Capital to help financing at least three CG-animated features and TV shows, says The Hollywood Reporter. The ... Continue Reading →

‘Jake and the Pirates’, ‘Batman’ Help Mattel’s Bottom Line

Toy giant Mattel reported an overall entertainment product sales drop of 36 percent, but posted a profit of $96.2 million (up from $80.5 million) in the year-ago period. The company ... Continue Reading →

Technicolor, Mattel Partner for New ‘Barbie’

Technicolor has revealed its collaboration with Mattel’s Barbie brand for the popular character’s latest DVD feature, Barbie: A Perfect Christmas. The doll’s 22nd CG-animated ... Continue Reading →