Umbrella Academy Movie Gets a Writer

Universal and Dark Horse are going back to school for their first project since signing a three-year production pact last year, moving ahead with an adaptation of The Umbrella Academy. The ... Continue Reading →

Shadow of the Colossus Makes Play for Big Screen

Sony has hired Iron Man 2 scripter Justin Marks to write a screenplay for a bigscreen adaptation of the Playstation 2 hit Shadow of the Colossus. The game, released in 2005, was developed ... Continue Reading →

Live-Action Dragonball Joins Box Office Battle

It’s not animated, but the live-action version of Dragonball: Evolution is expected to lure fans of the popular anime and manga series to theaters this weekend. The Fox adaptation, ... Continue Reading →

qubo Calls for User-Made Short Films

Kids website qubo is soliciting a second round of user-generated short films, the best of which will air on the site and its broadcast blocks on NBC, ION and Telemundo. Mash-up tools ... Continue Reading →

More Animated Shows Streaming Through Netflix

Netflix has signed a deal to expand its instant viewing catalog of MTV Networks programs, including a number of animated Nickelodeon series. The titles available to Netflix subscribers ... Continue Reading →

Will Eisner Comic Book Award Noms Announced

Diversity is the rule for the 2009 Will Eisner Comic Comic Book Industry Awards, which announced its nomination in 26 categories today. The leading projects, garning four nominations ... Continue Reading →

CN Pitches its Slate in Hollywood

Cartoon Network brought its upfront presentation to the West Coast, touting its recent successes and promoting its diverse upcoming mix of live action and animation to ad agency reps, ... Continue Reading →

CN Offers Enhanced Clone Wars

Cartoon Network is remixing Clone Wars. The cable channel has announced Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Decoded will premiere May 1 at 9 p.m., kicking off a run of 22 enhanced episodes from ... Continue Reading →

Nelvana to License Mr. Men, Little Miss in Canada

Nelvana Enterprises is the new licensing agent in Canada for Chorion’s popular Mr. Men and Little Miss brands. Based on the classic books by Roger Hargreaves, the properties ... Continue Reading →

Despereaux, Scooby, Superman on DVD

A mouse on a quest, culture clash with a detective dog and classic superhero fare from the Golden Age lead a strong week of animation disc releases. Up first, The Tale of Despereaux, ... Continue Reading →