Weinstein Financing Reaches $1.2 Billion

Following the successful launch of its first animated feature, Hoodwinked, The Weinstein Co. has announced the closing of a $500 million film securitization facility. With total financing ... Continue Reading →

Disney Sequel Factory to Close

With the news of Disney’s impending purchase of Pixar, The Los Angeles Times reports today that Disney will scrub the toon unit it has been building for the express purpose of ... Continue Reading →

Blur’s Feature Efforts Gopher Broke

VFX and animation shop Blur Studio has announced plans to make a feature-length version of its Academy Award-nominated animated short film, Gopher Broke. The CG short is currently screening ... Continue Reading →

Disney to Buy Pixar

Disney President and CEO Robert Iger today ended months of speculation by confirming that Disney will acquire animation studio Pixar. The all-stock transaction worth $7.4 billion is ... Continue Reading →

Underworld no Box Office Underdog

Sony Screen Gems’ Underworld: Evolution debuted to an estimated $27.6 over the weekend, claiming the top spot at the North American box office. Though the studio exhibited a lack ... Continue Reading →

3D Feature Debuts in Singapore

With the Chinese New Year promising a 40% boost in movie ticket sales in Singapore, the country’s first feature-length, 3D-animated film is set to debut this week, according to ... Continue Reading →

Underworld Evolves

Kate Beckinsale and Scott Speedman are back as a vampire/werewolf team battling evil and divisive forces in Underworld: Evolution. Opening in theaters today, this sequel to a 2003 ... Continue Reading →

Toon Time in Vegas

As TV execs and animation producers convene in Vegas this month to attend the NATPE Confab at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Hall (Jan. 24-26), we thought it would be a good idea to hear ... Continue Reading →

Disney Serious About Pixar Buy

The Wall Street Journal today cited anonymous sources in reporting that The Walt Disney Co. is in serious talks to acquire Pixar Animation Studios. The stock transaction, would reportedly ... Continue Reading →

Stars Align for Butch Hartman’s Doogal

Still basking in the surprising box office success of its first animated theatrical release, Hoodwinked, The Weinstein Co. has released the cast list for its next CG feature, Doogal. ... Continue Reading →