Beaufoy Hitches ride with Animated Truckers

Screenwriter Simon Beaufoy is taking the Oscar he won for penning Slumdog Millionaire and heading over to DreamWorks Animation to write a script called Truckers. Aside from confirming ... Continue Reading →

Marvel Studios Seeking Staff Scripters

Comic-book movie powerhouse Marvel Studios is looking to assemble a group of screenwriters to develop scripts for various properties in a fellowship program similar to one run by Disney, ... Continue Reading →

Aragon, Layout Artist on Sleeping Beauty, Dies

Ray Aragon, an animator who did layout for such classic films as Sleeping Beauty, 101 Dalmatians and Yellow Submarine, died March 15, according to Cartoon Brew. He was 83. A veteran ... Continue Reading →

Academy to Celebrate Disney’s Milt Kahl

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will celebrate the life and career of animator Milt Kahl, one of the famous ‘nine old men’ of Walt Disney Studios. The event, ... Continue Reading →

CN Unveils Large Slate Mixing Toons, Live-Action

Cartoon Network unveiled a diverse lineup for its 2009-2010 season, serving up overall 19 new programming ventures ‘ about a third of which is live-action. ‘These exciting ... Continue Reading →

Pocoyo Special Goes Global at MipTV

The makers of Spain’s pre-school series Pocoyo are creating a new animated special for the series to debut at MipTV Zinkia and ITV Global Entertainment will bring to the market ... Continue Reading →

Penguins of Madagascar Set for TV Debut

They stole the show in the big-screen feature Madagascar and its sequel, Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa, and now they’ve scored their own TV series, debuting this weekend on Nickelodeon. Titled ... Continue Reading →

New Trailers Tease Astro Boy, Wild Things, Ice Age 3

A pair of teaser trailers offers the first real look at the upcoming films Astro Boy and Where the Wild Things Are and Ice Age 3: Dawn of the Dinosaurs. Up first, is Summit Entertainment’s ... Continue Reading →

Spanish Comic Arrugas Gets Feature Treatment

Chalk up Spain as the next nation to jump on the graphic-novel-to-movie train. Producer Manuel Cristobal and his Perro Verde company (The Missing Lynx have picked up the rights to ... Continue Reading →

ImageMovers, Disney Capturing Stoneheart

Robert Zemeckis’ Imagemovers and Disney are in talks for the rights to make a movie based on Charlie Fletcher’s popular fantasy novel series, The Stoneheart Trilogy. The ... Continue Reading →