Parallax Media Ventures has announced that it is near completion of pre-production on Musical, the definitive version of the classic Grimm’s fairy tale, The Bremen Town Musicians. The team’s first act animatic, featuring 3,200 storyboard images and paintings, will be available for private viewing three weeks following the American Film Market. The feature, with a proposed budget of $60 million, is a four-quadrant title slated for release in 2017.
In partnership with Boris FX, SGO has integrated the Boris Graffiti titling and motion graphics plug-in with Mamba FX V2.5 for Windows. Mac and Linux are to follow.
To accelerate production of its computer-animated feature films and short film content, Pixar Animation Studios is licensing a suite of NVIDIA technologies related to image rendering, the companies announced today.
FUNimation Entertainment announced that tickets for Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection F are now available for purchase via www.dragonballz.com. The new feature film will screen in more than 1,000 theaters across the United States and Canada from August 4-12. The theatrical event, with an approximate 105-minute run time, will feature a special 15-minute pre-show featuring Dragon Ball Z trivia and cast interviews.
The Ringling College of Art and Design student senior thesis film Jinxy Jenkins and Lucky Lou has won the Best Computer Animated Short Award in the SIGGRAPH 2015 42nd Annual Computer Animation Festival.
Animation films achieved an average of 179.8 million admissions in Europe over the period 2010-2014, representing 14.7 percent of the market in 2014. Russia, UK & Ireland and France were the largest market for animation in Europe, the three accounting for more than half of the yearly average 179.8 million admissions to animation in Europe. However, when it comes to the share of animation in each country, smaller territories such as the three Baltic states and Slovakia and Slovenia stand out, with Latvia topping the ranking with 26 percent of local admissions going to animation films.
Animation, VFX, and design shop Blur Studio created game trailers for clients Bethesda Softworks, Ubisoft and 505 Games showing at this years E3 Expo June 16-18 in Los Angeles, California. The trailers included Tom Clancys Rainbow Six Siege, ADR1FT, and Dishonored 2.
Ending the wait of hundreds of thousands of anime fans across North America, Funimation Entertainment says Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection F will screen August 4-12 in theatres across the U.S. and Canada. The story is a follow-up to last year's highly successful Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods.
Quantum today announced that China's National Animation Industry Park in Tianjin, the country's largest animation center, is using Quantum StorNext shared storage as the foundation for its 4K post-production workflows. The animation park turned to Quantum when its legacy system was unable to handle the performance and capacity requirements of its new 4K projects, and the StorNext solution has enabled NAIP to increase the efficiency of its workflows by 60 to 80 percent.
The European Audiovisual Observatory will undertake a major study that will result in two unique publications on animation industry in Europe this year. This research will be carried out for the European Commission, the initiator of this project, to map out the landscape of the animation industry in Europe.