Syfy Orders Homemade Astronauts Series

Syfy has ordered five episodes of Outer Space Astronauts, a series that combines live-action and 3-D animation. Created by and starring Russell Barrett as Captain Bruce Ripley, the ... Continue Reading →

Emmerich Travels to World’s End in 2012

Sony has high hopes that big crowds will show up to watch the end of the world. The studio is opening its disaster thriller 2012 in more than 3,400 cinemas. The Roland Emmerich film ... Continue Reading →

Disney Promotes Chapek in Executive Shuffle

The Walt Disney Studios continues to reorganize its management, promoting Bob Chapek to oversee distribution. Chapek was previously in charge of the studio’s home entertainment ... Continue Reading →

Cloudy Digital Release Angers Theater Owners

Sony’s plans to release Dec. 8 its animated feature Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs on digital platforms available on certain internet-enabled TVs and Blu-ray players has upset ... Continue Reading →

Cartoon Network Boutiques Open in Toys R Us Stores

Animated series Ben 10: Alien Force, Bakugan and The Secret Saturdays will be featured prominently in a dedicated Cartoon Network boutique this month in every Toys R Us store. Open ... Continue Reading →

Disney Distribution Chief Zoradi Resigns

Mark Zoradi has resigned as president of the Walt Disney Studios Motion Picture Group, the latest in a series of longtime studio executives to leave the studio in recent months. Zoradi, ... Continue Reading →

Raksis Named New LAIKA CFO

Gary Raksis, former head of strategic planning and corporate finance for DreamWorks Animation, has joined LAIKA as chief financial officer. Raksis will be in charge of business operations ... Continue Reading →

Burton, Timm, Katzenberg to Receive McCay Awards

ASIFA-Hollywood will present its 2009 Winsor McCay Awards for career achievement in animation to Tim Burton, Bruce Timm and Jeffrey Katzenberg. The awards, named for the pioneering ... Continue Reading →

Kells Gets Academy Run, Spring U.S. Release

The Secret of Kells, a European animated feature that has racked up prestigious honors at film festivals all over the world, has secured a U.S. distributor and plans a one-week run ... Continue Reading →

20 Films Submitted for Oscars; 5 Noms Likely

Twenty films have been submitted for consideration as the best animated feature film in this year’s Academy Awards, making it likely that five films will be nominated in the category ... Continue Reading →