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Starz Animation Toronto Sold to Canadian Investor Group

A Canadian investor group has purchased a majority interest in Starz Animation Toronto, which most recently produced the animation for Gnomeo & Juliet. The group is lead by media ... Continue Reading →
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‘Phantom Menace’ Kicks Off 3D ‘Star Wars’ Re-releases on Feb. 10, 2012

Get ready to experience a new dimension of The Force. Lucasfilm and 20th Century Fox have announced a Feb. 10, 2012, release date for the stereoscopic 3D version of Star Wars: Episode ... Continue Reading →
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Verbinski and Depp’s ‘Rango’ Rides into Theaters

Go West, animation fans, and prepare for the arrival of Rango. Directed by Gore Verbinski and starring the voice of his Pirates of the Caribbean collaborator Johnny Depp, Rango opens ... Continue Reading →
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‘Kung Fu Panda 2,’ ‘Puss in Boots’ to Get 3D IMAX Releases

DreamWorks Animation has struck a deal with IMAX Corp. to release its upcoming movies Kung Fu Panda 2 and Puss in Boots the large-screen format in stereoscopic 3D. According to a press ... Continue Reading →
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Delacave Plans ‘Baba Yaga’ 3D Feature

Paris-based Delacave Studio is set to produce a 3D animated movie based on the folklore character Baba Yaga, reports Variety. The studio has hired Dan Creteur to write the film, as ... Continue Reading →
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ASIFA-Hollywood Names Gladstone President; Beck is VP

There’s been a changing of the guard at ASIFA-Hollywood, with president Antran Manoogian and VP Tom Sito stepping down and Frank Gladstone stepping in as his successor. Also joining ... Continue Reading →
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DreamWorks Reports Profits Up for 4Q, 2010

With three movies released and strong financials, 2010 was a good year for DreamWorks Animation. The company reported its fourth-quarter and year-end results. For the fourth-quarter, ... Continue Reading →
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New Stills Expose ‘Toy Story’ Hawaiian Vacation Short

Pixar has released two images from its upcoming Toy Story short film, Hawaiian Vacation. The short will be attached to Cars 2, due for release June 24, and prominently features the ... Continue Reading →
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‘Gnomeo & Juliet’ Woos its Way to Top Spot at Weekend Box Office

It’s good to be a gnome at the box office this weekend, with Gnomeo & Juliet hanging on to enough business to withstand a couple of weak challenges to land in the No. 1 spot. The ... Continue Reading →
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‘Twilight’ Tops Global Indie B.O.; Ghibli’s ‘Arriety’ Leads Toons

Five of the 50 top-grossing independent films of 2010 are animated features, according to a new list released by the Independent Film & Television Alliance. The top-grossing independent ... Continue Reading →