Jackson a Monster Hit at Box Office

To no one’s surprise, the Michael Jackson documentary This Is It dominated the weekend box office, taking in $21.3 million from Friday to Sunday and bringing its five-day total ... Continue Reading →

Roger Rabbit Writers Developing Sequel

The original writers of Who Framed Roger Rabbit? are back on the job, developing a script for a sequel to the classic 1988 mix of live-action and animation. Robert Zemeckis, who directed ... Continue Reading →

Oscar Animated Feature Entries Due Nov. 2

Animated features films have until 5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 2, to submit their entry forms and supporting materials to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for consideration in ... Continue Reading →

Evolutions Opens Boutique Shop Called Earth

U.K. post-production house Evolutions has opened Earth, a boutique digital studio that will offer services in the commercials, design, promotions and visual effects spheres. Earth will ... Continue Reading →

Cookie Jar Catches McGowan for VP post

Cookie Jar Entertainment has hired industry veteran Jim McGowan as senior VP digital content and distribution. McGowan comes to the job from his own consulting company, where he negotiated ... Continue Reading →

CBS to Air Animated Yes, Virginia Special

CBS will once again affirmatively answer the question of ‘Is there a Santa Claus?’ with a new animated special titled Yes, Virginia, set to air Dec. 11. Based on the true ... Continue Reading →

Framelight Options Chi-Chian for Movie

Framelight has optioned the cult comic series Chi-Chian for an animated feature film. Jeffrey Erb and Robert Robinson Jr. will produce the movie, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Created ... Continue Reading →

New Trailer for Burton’s Alice in Wonderland

A new trailer for Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland feature has been released, offering a glimpse at such characters as the Cheshire Cat, Tweedledum and Tweedledee, the Red Queen ... Continue Reading →

VES Awards Seek Student Submissions

Submissions are now open for the Visual Effects Society’s second annual Student Award, which is sponsored by Autodesk. The award is open to visual effects created for a student ... Continue Reading →

Rare Walt Disney Letter Up for Auction

A rare 1935 letter Walt Disney wrote on studio letterhead to a man in Minnesota is up for auction and expected to sell for between $3,500 and $5,000. The letter, in which Disney informs ... Continue Reading →