4Kids Taps Three Licensors for Asia

4Kids Entertainment has appointed new licensing agents for a number of its properties in Asia. Among the deals announced by Roz Nowicki, executive VP of licensing and marketing for ... Continue Reading →

DQE Develops Animated Chaplin Shorts

DQ Entertainment in India is developing a series of short, 3D-animated animated shorts based on the films and characters of silent film star Charlie Chaplin. The project calls for 104 ... Continue Reading →

Marvel Sues to Rebut Kirbys’ Copyright Claim

Marvel Entertainment filed Friday a lawsuit that seeks to invalidate some 45 copyright termination notices filed in September by the heirs of comic book artist Jack Kirby. Kirby was ... Continue Reading →

Green Lantern Gets Lively; Thor Loses Townsend

Both Green Lantern and Thor are filling out their casts as they head toward production, with Blake Lively joining the cast of the former and Stuart Townsend exiting the latter and being ... Continue Reading →

WGA Noms Include Avatar, Trek

Sci-fi films seem to be making up for years in which the genre has largely been ignored, with Avatar and Star Trek scoring screenplay nominations from the Writers Guild of America. The ... Continue Reading →

Gumby Creator Art Clokey Dies

Art Clokey, who turned a small clay figurine named Gumby into a worldwide sensation, died Friday at his home in Los Osos, Calif., at the age of 88. Clokey and his first wife, Ruth, ... Continue Reading →

Avatar Rules for Fourth Consecutive Weekend

James Cameron’s Avatar continues to dominate the box office, topping the rankings for the fourth straight weekend. The Fox release took in an estimated $48.5 million, making it ... Continue Reading →

Academy Presents 15 Sci-Tech Awards

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is recognizing developments in 3D, motion capture and ambient occlusion rendering in announcing the awarding of 15 scientific and technical ... Continue Reading →

Last Chance for New Year’s Discount on Game Developers Conference

The Game Developers Conference, the world’s largest professionals-only game industry event, is coming up fast ‘ and time for taking advantage of money-saving early-registration ... Continue Reading →

Jakks Pacific, Dentsu Team for Monsuno Series

Toy maker Jakks Pacific has teamed up with leading Japanese animation producer Dentsu to produce an animated TV series based on the Monsuno property. Monsuno, a boys action property ... Continue Reading →