The vfx and animation company employs nearly 7,000 people worldwide.
A key figure from Pixar’s glory days will head up character animation for DNEG’s burgeoning feature animation group.
There are big developments in the UK animation industry in the wake of a much-heralded tax break received by the British animation industry that went into effect last year. Sarah Smith, the former creative director of features at Aardman Animations, is setting up a studio named Locksmith Animation. She bills it as the UK’s “first high-end CGI feature animation studio,” and it is focused on creating a long-term slate of films for worldwide distribution.