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Throughout his amazing career, superstar Paul McCartney has had several brushes with the animation world, including the acclaimed feature Yellow Submarine (1969), and the shorts Rupert and the Frog Song (1985), Tropic Island Hum (1997) and Shadow Cycle (2000). Now we get word via Showbiz411 that the former Beatle has [...]
Katherine Heigl, Will Arnett, Brendan Fraser, Stephen Lang and Jeff Dunham are among the voice talent lined up for the new animated feature The Nut Job, directed by Peter Lepeniotis. Co-produced by Toronto’s ToonBox Entertainment and Korean house Redrover Co., the film is based on Lepeniotis’ 2005 comedy short Surly [...]
Sam Raimi (Spider-Man trilogy, Oz: The Great and Powerful), Rob Tapert and Good Universe have acquired the multipicture rights to the young adult fantasy series Angelfall. Initially self-published by author Susan Ee, the popular book was published last fall by Amazon Children’s Publishing. “Susan is a brilliant writer,” Raimi told [...]
Paramount Pictures will be releasing the first 9 minutes from J.J. Abrams’ hotly anticipated Star Trek Into Darkness exclusively in IMAX 3D theaters on December 14—months ahead of the film’s release on May 17, 2013. The sequel to Abrams’ 2009 revamp of Star Trek will mark the first time exclusive [...]
Former Disney CEO Michael Eisner is back in the big studio features game. The Hollywood Reporter had the scoop this morning that Eisner’s Tornante Company has signed a multi-year worldwide distribution deal with Universal Pictures for feature films. Tornante was founded in 2005 and had focused on investments and acquisitions [...]
Back by popular demand, U.S. distributor of international animated films GKIDS is returning to New York’s IFC Center for another five week run of its retrospective on Japan’s Studio Ghibli features. Fifteen films from 1984 to 2009 will make their encore appearance from November 16 to December 20. The premiere [...]
A fresh crop of talent providing voices for the upcoming Lego 3D animated film, slated for a February 7, 2014 release, has been announced. The Hollywood Reporter notes that Will Ferrell, Liam Neeson, Nick Offerman and Alison Brie have signed on for the Warner Bros./Village Roadshow flick. The Lego movie also [...]
Is it just us or is the Best Animated Features race shaping up to be one of the more exciting categories of the award season once again? With the possibility of five nomination spots opening up to the top contenders (which is triggered when more than 16 titles qualify in [...]
How Junkyard’s director Hisko Hulsing created one of the most powerful and acclaimed animated shorts of the year. While it’s customary for big studios to release their hard-hitting, dramatic features during the fall season, animation artists who create short-form content can deliver the goods all year round. One of this [...]
Peter Jackson’s upcoming adaptation of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey generated a lot of interest earlier this year when the director screened part of the film in its 48 frames-per-second format. This controversial high-frame rate technology left some of the 3-D audiences unimpressed at the CinemaCon exhibitors’ convention in Las [...]