Parallax’s Musical Ready for Production

Wed, 11/04/2015 - 15:21 -- Nick Dager

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.

Tickets Now On Sale For Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection F

Mon, 06/29/2015 - 13:01 -- Nick Dager

FUNimation Entertainment announced that tickets for Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection F are now available for purchase via 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.

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.


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