French Studio Plans Krostons Features

A trio of ugly and malicious Belgian comic book creatures is set to star in a CG/live action 3-D hybrid movie called The Krostons in 3-D. The film is being made by France’s Le ... Continue Reading →

Cookie Jar Takes on Varsity Merchandise, Entertainment

Look for cheerleading to get a lot more animated under a new deal between Varsity and Cookie Jar Entertainment. Under a just-announced strategic licensing partnership, Cookie Jar will ... Continue Reading →

Digital Domain Opens Vancouver Post

Digital Domain is opening a new visual effects facility in Vancouver, Canada. The Oscar-winning facility has appointed veteran production executive Gloria Borders to the post of president ... Continue Reading →

Coraline Director Selick Moves on From Laika

Stop-motion animator Henry Selick is leaving his position at Portland-based studio Laika. Selick joined the studio in 2004 as supervising director. He wrote and directed the studio’s ... Continue Reading →

Zoic Hosts 3-D Salon Oct. 7

Zoic Studios will host Oct. 7 at its Culver City studios an in-depth salon discussion of stereoscopic imaging. Zoic VFX supervisor Leslie Ekker will host the discussion with Franklin ... Continue Reading →

Nick Makes Second Season Appointment With Glenn Martin, DDS

Nickelodeon has place a 20-episode order for a second season of the stop-motion animated comedy Glenn Martin, DDS. Produced by former Disney chief Michael Eisner’s Tornante Animation, ... Continue Reading →

Ross Named Chairman of Disney Studios

Rich Ross has been named chairman of the Walt Disney Studios, taking over the job from Dick Cook, who left the studio abruptly last month following a string of box office disappointments ... Continue Reading →

Disney Debuts Diamond Dwarfs

The first-ever animated feature comes home in high definition for the first time this week as Disney releases Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs: Diamond Edition (Disney, $39.99 Blu-ray ... Continue Reading →

HIT Gets MIPCOM Hip to Hippo’s House

HIT Entertainment unveiled Hippo’s House, its most recent children’s property, at MIPCOM as part of its ongoing development slate. Created by Tattiemoon and planned for ... Continue Reading →

Fremantle Corp., Strict Machine Bite into Fang Force

Fremantle Corp. and Strict Machine announce their all-new animated co-production Fang Force at MIPCOM. The Canadian-U.K. co-production is about a family of vampires that take on missions ... Continue Reading →