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Daily News Bytes: Ice King Gets Crated, ‘Dahufa’ Causes a Stir, the Rise of Rooster Teeth & More

Cartoon Network, Loot Crate Offer Exclusive ‘Adventure Time’ Figure The August “Kingdom” themed crate will include a heart-melting “Nice King & Gunter” ... Continue Reading →
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Nimble Collective Teams with CSU for Summer Program, Scholarships

Silicon Valley’s Nimble Collective — creators of the first cloud-native animation collaboration platform — has teamed up with California State University’s Summer ... Continue Reading →
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Stephen Castor & Jim Rygiel Join CICAF Golden Monkey Jury

The 11th China International Animation Festival (CICAF) announces that Hollywood pros Stephen Castor and Jim Rygiel has been appointed to the 2017 “Golden Monkey King” Award Jury. ... Continue Reading →
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VFX Supe Eric Gambini, Two More Join FuseFX

FuseFX Vancouver announces the arrival of fresh talent to its ranks, with VFX Supervisor Eric Gambini coming on board along with VFX Producer Graeme Marshall and CG Supervisor Adam ... Continue Reading →
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Shout! Snags NorAm Rights for ‘Blinky Bill: The Movie’

Shout! Factory and Studio 100 Film have struck a deal for the North American distribution of new animated feature, Blinky Bill: The Movie. Shout! has secured exclusive rights for the ... Continue Reading →
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Digital Hollywood Tackles Immersive Entertainment, VR

The 2016 Digital Hollywood Spring event, taking place May 3-6 seeks to peer into “The Future of the Entertainment Industry” with special focuses on Immersive Entertainment, ... Continue Reading →
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GDC 2016: Creating Films and Content for VR

In addition to pure single- or multiplayer games in virtual reality, several studios are also producing movies and “experiences” for this new medium. One of the most promising ... Continue Reading →
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AFM: Parallax Announces Grimm ‘Musical’

Parallax Media Ventures has announced it has nearly completed pre-production for Musical — an animated take on the classic Grimm’s fairy tale The Bremen Town Musicians, about ... Continue Reading →
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Best of Animayo Fest Coming to L.A.

Highlights from the Animayo animation, VFX and videogames festival — which this year celebrated its tenth anniversary in Gran Canaria, Spain — will be presented in Los Angeles ... Continue Reading →
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Animatrik Licenses Giant, Breaks Mo-Cap Record

Vancouver’s Animatrik performance capture and virtual production house has licensed LEI/Giant technology from film production company Lightstorm Entertainment for use in its work ... Continue Reading →