The Little Robot That Could

Die-hard fans are hoping that Astro Boy, Imagi’s new CG-animated adaptation of Tezuka’s beloved manga, will be as electrifying as the original property and TV series. It’s ... Continue Reading →

Heart Like a Wheel

Redline, Takeshi Koike’s heady new anime feature, embraces the car culture of the West. Two years ago the staff at Madhouse, one of Japan’s most adventurous animation studios, ... Continue Reading →

Astro Opens in 6th; Paranormal Shoots to Top

Astro Boy launched into low orbit in a weekend of unusual box office results that saw the cult film Paranormal Activity peak in the top spot. Summit Entertainment’s release of ... Continue Reading →

Astro Boy Ready for Takeoff

Astro Boy finally bursts onto movie screens this weekend, taking part in an epic box office battle against vampires, serial killers, the world’s most famous female pilot and another ... Continue Reading →

Nick Buys Global Rights to Ninja Turtles

Nickelodeon has bought the global rights to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles from The Mirage Group and 4Kids Entertainment for a price of about $60 million. Nick immediately announced ... Continue Reading →

ImageMovers Lines Up Behind Airman

Gil Kenan, director of Monster House, is signed on to Airman, a $150 million motion-capture fantasy film from Robert Zemeckis’ ImageMovers banner. The film is based on a book ... Continue Reading →

Audiences Flock to Where the Wild Things Are

Wild things were the in things this weekend, with Spike Jonze’s version of Where the Wild Things Are topping the box office. The adaptation of the beloved children’s book ... Continue Reading →

Wild Things Adaptation Pounces At Last

The long-awaited movie adaptation of the classic children’s book Where the Wild Things Are roars into theaters as the weekend’s widest opener. The long-awaited movie ‘ ... Continue Reading →

Schaal, Clark Join Toy Story 3 Cast

Lee Unkrich, director of Disney-Pixar’s Toy Story 3, has announced the casting of Kristen Schaal and Blake Clark in the film, as well as an extension of the theatrical run of ... Continue Reading →

Couples Rules, But Toys, Meatballs Hold Up Well

Animated features continued to hold up well against neurotic couples and zombies at the box office this weekend. Sony’s Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs closed in on the $100 ... Continue Reading →