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BES Animation Inks Digital Distribution Deal in China For ‘Kitty Is Not A Cat’

China’s leading entertainment content distributor UniCreative to lead expansion strategy targeting major VOD websites as well as IPTV, Cable TV, …

Animation

VIDEO: Adult Swim Teases New Season of ‘Rick and Morty’

Complete with washboard abs, the intergalactic duo is rendered in a graphic anime style in the new Season 4 teaser for the hit series created by Dan …

Titmouse Promotes Jennifer Ray to VP & Head of Production for Vancouver Animation Studio

Vice president and supervising producer Kevin Gamble to oversee Titmouse Canada’s expansion including sales and new office move.

GKIDS, Shout! Releasing ‘Fireworks’ on Disc November 20

<b>LOS ANGELES --</b> Producer Genki Kawamura follows up his mega-hit <i>Your Name</i> with another tale of star-crossed teenage lovers with a sci-fi fantasy twist …

Paget Brewster Flocks to Disney’s ‘DuckTales’ as Voice of Della Duck

Actress Paget Brewster (<i>Criminal Minds</i>) has originated the voice role for Della Duck, who until now has been a rarely seen character, in this past …

Walt Disney Company

FUN Union’s ‘BabyRiki’ to Launch in the U.K. & U.S.

FUN Union signs broadcast deals for its hit preschool series with ITV in the U.K., and Kabillion and PlayKids in North America.

CALL FOR ENTRIES FOR THE 44TH ANNUAL HUMANITAS PRIZE AWARDS

Have you written a script that embraces our common humanity? Well, don't just sit there! Enter it! Deadline: October 15, 2018

Punanimation Aims to Shake Up the Boys Club with New Talent Directory

New talent platform showcases work by women, trans and non-binary people working in the largely male animation and motion industry.

Animation

Peephole Cinema To Present ‘Supersymmetry’ Exhibit

Free, public experimental animation showcase in San Francisco’s Mission District to feature work by Meghana Bisineer, Farley Gwazda, Kathleen …

Cartoon Network LatAm & Pixelatl Announce Girl Power: Pitch Me The Future Finalists

Competition finalists will pitch their ideas in front of Cartoon Network executives at this year’s Pixelatl festival, running September 4-8 in …

Latin America

‘The Nightmare Before Christmas’ 25th Anniversary Edition Arrives on Blu-ray Sept. 2

New edition of the cult classic treats viewers to stunning stop-motion animation, memorable music, edgy extras and for the first time—a full …

Steven Woloshen’s ‘The Dead Sea Scrolls’ Screening in Barcelona

<i>Free Speech</i>, 2012, 30 seconds<br>A public service announcement. A plea to free jailed, Iranian filmmaker, Jafar Panahi.<p><i>1000 Plateaus</i> (2004-2014), 2014, …

Kedoo Entertainment Inks Raft of Partnership Deals for ‘Booba’

Expansion strategy includes new worldwide multi-year distribution agreement with global entertainment streaming service Netflix.

France’s ‘Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir’ Wins Teen Choice Award

ZAG HEROEZ ‘Miraculous - Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir’ wins Choice Animated TV Show at 2018 Teen Choice Awards.

Teen Choice Awards

TRAILER: ‘Star Wars Resistance’ Takes Flight October 7

New high-flying animated adventure series created by Lucasfilm Animation veteran Dave Filoni launches with special one-hour premiere.

Star Wars Rebels

SIGGRAPH 2018 Celebrates ‘Generations’ In Vancouver

The world’s leading computer graphics and interactive techniques conference closes with more than 16,500 attendees from around the globe.

Los Angeles

VIDEO: Watch NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang’s Keynote Address at SIGGRAPH 2018

Learn about NVIDIA’s Turing architecture-based GPUs, which allow artists to render photorealistic scenes in real time, add new AI-based capabilities …

Jensen Huang

20 Projects Selected for Cinekid’s Junior Co-production Market 2018

Junior Co-production Market runs October 25-26 alongside the Cinekid Festival in Amsterdam.

Kids Movies

Cinesite Acquires German VFX Powerhouse Trixter

Privately-owned digital entertainment studio acquires 100 percent of leading European provider of VFX and animation for an undisclosed amount.

Animation

Nimble Collective Goes Pro with Nimble Studio

Industry’s first end-to-end cloud-based platform for commercial studios and enterprise animation production available September 4.

Animation

2018 Shotgun Pipeline Award Winners Announced

UTS Animal Logic Academy, 4th Creative Party, Zoho Studio and Territory Studio honored for outstanding achievement in pipeline tool development.

WATCH: Netflix Releases New Trailer for ‘Next Gen’ Feature

Netflix has unveiled a brand-new trailer and poster for <i>Next Gen</i>, the animated action-adventure film about the bittersweet power of memories. It tells …

Toonbox Entertainment Inks Co-Production Deal with ‘TMNT’ Producer Galen Walker

<b>TORONTO --</b> Canadian-based animation production company Toonbox Entertainment has announced its co-production deal with producer Galen Walker and his …

Film Industry

Academy Unveils Finalists for 2018 Student Academy Awards

Four international and seven U.S.-made animated short films named finalists for the 2018 Student Academy Awards.

University of California

Visual Effects Society Announces Special 2018 Honorees

VES Hall of Fame honorees include L.B. Abbott, Richard “Doc” Baily, Saul Bass, Ray Harryhausen, Derek Meddings, Eileen Moran and Gene Roddenberry.

Amazon Launching Animated Kids Series ‘Pete the Cat’ September 21

Based on the best-selling children’s books, new series from ‘Phineas and Ferb’ creator Jeff “Swampy” Marsh stars Jacob Tremblay, Elvis Costello and …

Solid Angle Introduces Arnold 5.2

New release of Academy Award-winning rendering software includes new Cell Noise shader, multi-threaded Adaptive Subdivision, Texture Baking, and …

Game Development

‘Quintessential Imagineer’ Scott Watson Dies in Plane Crash

Disney Imagineering CTO remembered for his numerous technical achievements and contributions to popular theme park attractions during his nearly …

Virtual Reality

Epic Games Introduces Unreal Engine Online Learning

New learning platform for Unreal Engine 4 users illustrates common workflows across Game Development, Architecture, Industrial Design and Media and …

Game Development

Chaos Group Debuts New Real-Time Ray-Tracing Technology at SIGGRAPH 2018

Project Lavina Demonstrates photorealistic computer graphics rendering at up to 90 frames per second on new NVIDIA Turing-based Quadro RTX GPUs.