Jack Black Agrees to Produce Animated Pitch

Jack Black has signed on to produce an untitled animated feature film that has been set up at Illumination Entertainment, according to Variety. The film is set in the world of cryptozoology ... Continue Reading →

Academy to Screen UPA Shorts in New York

Eight classic animated short films produced by the famous UPA studios will screen Dec. 14 in New York as part of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Monday Night ... Continue Reading →

Fifteen Animated Films Qualify for Golden Globes

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association has announced that fifteen movies have qualified for the Best Animated Feature category in the 67th annual Golden Globes Awards. That means five ... Continue Reading →

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 →