Olympians, Wolfman Out to Steal Box Office Hearts

The youth-oriented fantasy film Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief and Universal’s remake of its classic horror franchise in The Wolfman have stepped up as prime ... Continue Reading →

Hughes Bros. in Talks for Live-Action Akira

Allen and Albert Hughes, who directed the recent hit Book of Eli, are in talks with Warner Bros. to helm a live-action version of the manga and anime classic Akira. Created by Katsuhiro ... Continue Reading →

New Trailer Previews Toy Story 3 Plot, Characters

A new trailer for Disney-Pixar’s upcoming Toy Story 3 has been released, filling in some details on the plot and new characters. The new 2 ‘ minute clip shows college-age ... Continue Reading →

Annecy Celebrate 50th Edition with YouTube Contest

The Annecy Festival is celebrating its landmark 50th edition with a competition open to original animation content to be held on YouTube. Entering the competition is simple: Create ... Continue Reading →

Deals and Sales for HIT, Poppy Cat, Strawberry Shortcake, Angelo Rules

Sales and deals are coming fast and furious, with several key announcements this week that include the following: ‘ HIT Entertainment is developing two new animated series: For ... Continue Reading →

Disney 1Q Profits Up 9 Percent

The Walt Disney Co. reported a 9 percent increase in profits on a slight increase in earnings for its first fiscal quarter of 2010. The report for the quarter, which ended Jan. 2, showed ... Continue Reading →

Parent Company Shuts Down Imagi Animation

Imagi International Holdings Inc. ceased Feb. 5 funding for and plans to liquidate its computer-animation operation. The compan’s subsidiary, Imagi Animation Studios, hit hard ... Continue Reading →

Spider-Man in 3D, Stan Lee’s Super Seven and Batman Developments

Superhero properties remain as hot as ever, as evidenced by a slew of new announcements for new features an animated projects. ‘ Stan Lee’s POW! Entertainment has signed ... Continue Reading →

Fox Re-Signs Animation Vet Appel

Rich Appel, executive producer and showrunner on The Cleveland Show and a veteran of Fox’s animated TV series, has signed a new three-year deal with 20th Century Fox TV, according ... Continue Reading →

Atomic Cartoons Adds Producer Turner, Pixie Honor

Atomic Cartoons, home to Pixie Platinum Award-winning director Tyler Schroeder, has added former Studio B producer Jamie Turner to its ranks. Turner has more than 15 years of experience ... Continue Reading →