CALL FOR ENTRIES: 3D Wire Fest
Submit animated shorts, music videos, ads/promos and VR shorts/experiences by May 31 through 3D Wire, ShortFilmDepot.com, or festhome. The 2017 festival takes place Oct. 2-8 in Segovia, Spain. PDF of rules & regulations here.
Puma Unveils ‘Despicable Me’ Line
Illumination Ent. and Universal Brand Development make the global sports brand its latest minion team member, with classic footwear and apparel styles featuring Stuart, Carl and Kevin set to launch in June.
CNN’s Platform Publishing Unit “Great Big Story” Has a Six-Person Cartoon Team
The 40-person independent subsidiary funded by the major news company has built a dedicated animation team to create inspirational and edgy video content for social and mobile platforms.
¡Sorpresa! Lines Up ‘Pispas’ & More
Spanish-language US kids channel picks up educational preschool toon Pispas, which follows a group of best friends who use their imaginations to travel the world in their toy van. The series will air Monday through Friday at 10 a.m.
‘Macross Attack!’ Walküre’s 1st Album Chosen as Anime Album of the Year by Japan Gold Disc Award
The 12-title collection of songs from the Macross Delta TV franchise launched in July at No. 2 on the Oricon chart and has since sold over 127,000 copies in Japan.