Blind Side Blitzes; Carol Still Strong

It was a quiet weekend at the box office, most notable for a blitz by the football drama The Blind Side that landed it in the top spot and continued strong business for Disney’s ... Continue Reading →

NBR Honors Up, Mr. Fox Director Anderson

The National Board of Review has named Disney-Pixar’s Up the best animated film of the year and gave a special awards to director Wes Anderson for Fantastic Mr. Fox. The organization ... Continue Reading →

Disney Expands International TV Toon Production

The Walt Disney Co. has announced plans to triple its investment in animation production for programs in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, increasing its output from two to seven ... Continue Reading →

Germany’s KI.KA Buys ToddWorld, SamSam

German broadcaster KI.KA has bought from Moonscoop the broadcast rights to the popular series ToddWorld and SamSam. KI.KA will air in 2010 the second series of ToddWorld (78 x 11 min.), ... Continue Reading →

Box Office Sees Quiet Before Frog Storm

It’s a quiet week for new animation and VFX films at the box office ‘ something that will be rectified with next week’s wide release of Disney’s The Princess ... Continue Reading →

DiCaprio Chills Out as Jack Frost in The Guardians

Leonardo DiCaprio has signed on to the voice cast of his first animated feature film, agreeing to voice the character Jack Frost in an upcoming DreamWorks Animation feature tentatively ... Continue Reading →

DreamWorks Taps THQ for Three Franchise Games

THQ has signed a multi-year deal with DreamWorks Animation to be the exclusive maker of video games based on several of the studio’s top franchises. The game developer had already ... Continue Reading →

ESRB Offers Ratings Info in iPhone App

The Entertainment Software Ratings Board, which rates video games as a guide to parents, has developed a free iPhone app that provides instant access to ratings information. The app ... Continue Reading →

Xing Xing Adopts TACTIC System

Chinese animation studio Xing Xing Digital Corp. has acquired Southpaw Technology’s TACTIC digital asset management system for use in production of all its animated shows, visual ... Continue Reading →

Vicon’s Blade Makes Inroads at Game, VFX Studios

A number of top gaming and visual effects companies have adopted Vicon’s Blade motion-capture processing software for the creation of 3-D animation. Among the companies that have ... Continue Reading →