The shift marks the end of Soyuzmultfilm’s 85-year history as a state-owned animation studio.
“We don’t want all these objects to end [up] in the ocean or poor countries as garbage,” says Delphine Maury of France’s Tant Mieux Prod.
Anima Vitae also produces its own features, including the hit 2008 holiday movie “The Flight Before Christmas.”
Animation creators are generally lucky to own 10% of their IP. A cohort of young companies wants to change that.
The new Toronto base will work on vfx for film and episodic projects, feature animation, and technology.
The Vancouver-based studio is capitalizing on rapid growth in the pandemic.
Novator, which is led by Icelandic billionaire Thor Björgólfsson, will own a 15% stake in DNEG.
Research by Teikoku Databank shows revenue falling 1.8% amid the pandemic.
Matt Stone discusses how they managed to secure one of the most lucrative creator-side deals in animation history and what they’re doing with the money.
“Our goal is to create a unified anime subscription experience as soon as possible,” says Sony Pictures chief Tony Vinciquerra.
In recent years, the “indie Youtube” has turned away from the artistic community and reinvented itself as a video tools company.
As of this month, creators can be paid up to $10,000 for their channels of 60-second Shorts videos.
The 14 movies will be exclusive to streamer Paramount+. The first will come out later this year.
Polygon India will address what the company describes as a “shortage of staff” among rigging artists.
The studio was working on multiple feature animation projects for Netflix at the time of shutdown.
The studio will now be led by Jen Oneal and Mike Ybarra.
The studio is welcoming vfx supervisors Dottie Starling, Damien Hurgon, and Ellen Poon, as well as feature animation head of production Nathan Santell.
The game giant has a damaging “frat boy” company culture, says a state agency.
The unit is at work on cg fantasy feature “Igraine the Brave,” based on a book by acclaimed children’s writer Cornelia Funke.