Animation

Animation 15 Percent of European 2014 Box Office, New Study Says

Wed, 06/17/2015 - 16:11 -- Nick Dager

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.

China’s NAIP Relies on Quantum StorNext Storage

Tue, 03/17/2015 - 11:42 -- Nick Dager

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.

Work Proceeds on Indie Stop Motion Short Mermaids on Mars

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 11:20 -- Nick Dager

Athena Studios is an Emeryville, California-based full service production and animation studio. The studio has been creating films, video and multimedia projects for over 20 years, and is currently producing a stop-motion short called Mermaids on Mars. The short is based on a book by Nancy Guettier, directed by Jon V. Peters and features the work of artists whose credits include stop motion films Coraline, James and the Giant Peach and The Nightmare Before Christmas.

Laika to Auction Models, Props and Art

Tue, 01/06/2015 - 16:13 -- Nick Dager

Laika, the visionary animation studio behind the Golden Globe and Annie Award-nominated The Boxtrolls and the BAFTA and Academy Award-nominated Coraline and ParaNorman, will open its archives for the first time for a limited auction of more than 250 puppets, models, props and art in The Art of Laika, to be held by Heritage Auctions on February 12 in Beverly Hills.

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