Panda Writers to Snack on Gil’s All Fright Diner

DreamWorks Animation has hired Ethan Reiff and Cyrus Voris to adapt the novel Gil’s All Fright Diner for director Barry Sonenfeld. The novel, written by A. Lee Martinez, features ... Continue Reading →

Four Frog Tunes Leap into Oscar Race

Four songs from Disney’s The Princess and the Frog are among the 63 that have qualified for the Best Original Song Oscar race. The four songs from the animated feature are: ‘Almost ... Continue Reading →

Borrowers Adaptation Next for Studio Ghibli

Studio Ghibli will be borrowing the classic book The Borrowers to be the basis for its next feature film. Hiromasa Yonebayashi will direct Karigurashi no Arrietty (Arrietty Borrows ... Continue Reading →

Florin Leaves EA Publishing Post

Gerhard Florin is leaving his post as executive VP of Western world publishing at video game giant Electronic Arts effective in March. Florin is a 15-year veteran of the company and ... Continue Reading →

Autodesk Brings Smoke to the Mac

Autodesk’s Smoke 2010 is coming to the Macintosh. The new version of the finishing software is the first such product the company has made to run on the Mac platform and its newest ... Continue Reading →

O’Connor Takes Over DreamWorks’ Books

Heather O’Connor has been promoted to the position of chief accounting officer of DreamWorks Animation, replacing Phil Cross who is stepping down. O’Connor will take over ... Continue Reading →

Nick Orders More SpongeBob Episodes

SpongeBob SquarePants is about to enter his second decade in style, with Nickelodeon giving the green light to production on 26 new episodes of the popular seres. Celebrating its tenth ... Continue Reading →

G-Force, Anime, Robot Chicken and Trek Come Home

The rodent adventurers of G-Force invade home video this week, leading an anime-heavy week in the midst of the holiday shopping season. One of the summer’s sleeper hits, G-Force ... Continue Reading →

Critics Admire Mr. Fox; AFI Likes Up, Coraline

The two most-watched critics groups found common ground when it came to animated features in their annual year-end lists. The New York Film Critics gave their best animated feature ... Continue Reading →

Up On List of Broadcast Critics’s Best Picture Contenders

Another awards-giving group has lifted Up into the rarefied air of this year’s top releases, with the Broadcast Film Critics Association nominating the Disney-Pixar animated feature ... Continue Reading →