Animation may not be the first thing that pops to mind when you hear the word Jamaica, but the Caribbean island of nearly 3 million people is making an effort to position itself as a player in the global animation industry.
The “Angry Birds” feature film that was announced last October will be animated at Sony Pictures Imageworks in Vancouver, Canada.
DreamWorks Animation has announced the launch of DreamWorks Press, an in-house publishing operation that will produce digital and print books based on their popular properties like “Kung Fu Panda,” “Madagascar,” and “Shrek,” as well as upcoming films like “B.O.O.: Bureau of Otherworldly Operations.”
Several hundred people will lose their jobs at Disney Interactive as part an effort to make the division profitable.
If you’re still wondering why DreamWorks Animation spent $33 million last spring to buy the YouTube channel AwesomenessTV, an article about Netflix in the latest issue of the “New Yorker” offers an explanation that I found to be succinct and worth sharing.
Less than six years after opening, Sony Pictures Imageworks India will shut down.