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Ex-Ghibli Auteur Reflects on His Oscar-Nominated Animation Hiromasa Yonebayashi discusses his haunting hand-drawn film When Marnie Was There with the Japan Times. Guardians of the Galaxy ... Continue Reading →
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New Line Taps Writers for Live-Action ‘Astro Boy’

The live-action Astro Boy feature film project has gained some momentum as Hollywood Reporter reveals that New Line is in talks to come onboard the project — and has tapped San ... Continue Reading →
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Alice Through the Looking Glass Trailer Shows an Even Stranger Wonderland Disney debuts full-length spot for the psychedelic sequel during the Grammy Awards broadcast. Target to Debut ... Continue Reading →
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Global Screen Tags Along on ‘Journey of the Elephant Soliman’

Germany’s Global Screen has picked up worldwide distribution rights to the English-language CG animated feature film The Journey of the Elephant Soliman and will commence presales ... Continue Reading →
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Brazil Animation Takes International Hue Boy and the World director Ale Abreu and Luiz Bolognesi team up for Voyagers of the Enchanted Forest and Immortals. Wizart Sells 3D Animation ... Continue Reading →
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’Peanuts Movie’ Out on Digital HD Today Cartoon Brew offers and exclusive documentary clip ahead; DVD and Blu-ray release slated for March 8. Public Media Distribution Launches ... Continue Reading →
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New ‘Smurfs: The Lost Village’ Cast Revealed

Sony Pictures Animation has announced three new voice cast members (and released a jolly new still) for the next Smurfy feature adventure, Smurfs: The Lost Village, hitting theaters ... Continue Reading →
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WGA Girds for Contract Talks Amidst Award Celebrations Eight years after a contentious strike over new media rights, the Writers Guild quietly prepares to renew negotiations. USIU-Africa ... Continue Reading →
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AMBI, Barajoun Join Forces for 5 Film Venture

Andrea Iervolino and Monika Bacardi’s AMBI Group has formed a joint venture partnership with Ayman Jamal’s Dubai-based animation and vfx house Barajoun Entertainment to co-finance ... Continue Reading →
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Shout!, Studio 100 Ink Multi-Picture Pact for ‘Maya the Bee’

Shout! Factory and Studio 100 Media are expanding their distribution alliance with a new multi-picture deal for Studio 100’s upcoming Maya the Bee feature film series. The announcement ... Continue Reading →