Marvel Heroes Get Anime Makeover

Marvel is turning Japanese, teaming up with the acclaimed Madhouse animation studio behind Paprika and Tokyo Godfathers to reinvent the comic book publisher’s classic heroes in ... Continue Reading →

Family Guy Nabs Emmy Comedy Nomination

Family Guy became the first-ever animated show in nearly 50 years to be nominated in the best comedy series category at the Emmy Awards, which announced the contenders for its 61st ... Continue Reading →

Animators Guild, Producers Sign 3-year Deal

Animation Guild Local 839 and the Alliance of Motion Picture & Television Producers have agreed to a new deal that hikes minimum salaries by 2 percent a year. The tentative contract, ... Continue Reading →

Frankel to Direct Septimus Heap

Marley & Me‘s David Frankel is set to direct the animated fantasy feature Septimus Heap: Magyk for Warner Bros. Rob Lieber has the job of writing a screenplay that adapts ... Continue Reading →

Brand Jumps Into I Hop

I Hop, a live-action and animation hybrid film, has scored a release date of March 4, 2011, and has cast comic actor Russell Brand in the role of the Easter Bunny. The Universal film, ... Continue Reading →

Potter Casts $22M Midnight Spell

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, the sixth film the popular series of VFX-heavy live-action book adaptations, has conjured up the biggest midnight opening gross in history. The ... Continue Reading →

Disney Doc Gets Limited September Release

Walt & El Grupo, a new documentary film chronicling a ten-day trip Walt Disney and a hand-picked group of artists took in 1941 to South America as part of the United States’ ... Continue Reading →

Astro Boy Stars Play for Game

Freddie Highmore and Kristen Bell, the stars of the upcoming CG-animated movie Astro Boy, will reprise their roles for D3 Publishing’s tie-in Astro Boy: The Video Game. As in ... Continue Reading →

Voice Actor McKennon Dies

Dallas McKennon, a prolific voice actor for more than 50 years in animated films and TV shows, died Tuesday morning at the age of 89. McKennon was best known as the voice of Gumby, ... Continue Reading →

E1 Picks Chang for Development Post

Swin Chang has joined E1 Entertainment as the company’s director of development for kids and animation. Chang will be based in Toronto and be responsible for bringing new properties ... Continue Reading →