Weaving, McKellan and Serkis Confirmed for The Hobbit

Hugo Weaving, Ian McKellan and Andy Serkis will reprise their roles as Elrond, Gandalf and Gollum in The Hobbit, according to director Guillermo del Toro. The buy director told the ... Continue Reading →

French Prep 3-D Versions of Cinderella, Dark Comic Novel

French animators are going 3-D, announcing a pair of stereoscopic animated feature projects at the Annecy festival ‘ including a new version of Cinderella. According to Variety, ... Continue Reading →

Murphy to Woo Up’s Family Auds

Eddie Murphy and the duo of Denzel Washington and John Travolta enter the box-office battle this week, tackling both the expected powerhouse of Up and the unexpectedly triumphant The ... Continue Reading →

Raimi Talking to Sony About Animated Familiars

Looks like Sony Pictures Animation is getting familiar with Spider-Man director Sam Raimi. The studio is in discussions with Raimi and partner Josh Donen to produce a film based on ... Continue Reading →

Hangover Topples Up in Final Tally

The Hangover woke up to good news Monday, as final reports from the weekend box office put it ahead of Up and atop the charts. Returns for The Hangover were better than expected on ... Continue Reading →

Chow to Animate CJ-7 Sequel

Hong Kong actor, writer and director Stephen Chow has announced plans to make an animated feature film sequel to the 2008 Chinese sci-fi comedy film CJ-7. Chow’s Star Overseas ... Continue Reading →

Up Stays Atop Box Office

Disney-Pixar’s Up had enough lift this weekend to edge out the competition and retain its box office crown. The animated 3-D film, which has earned rave reviews from critics, ... Continue Reading →

Writers go on Safari for Henson

The Jim Henson Co. has hired Craig Zobel and Matt Chapman to write the script for Monster Safari, a stop-motion animation film. A trio of directors ‘ Mark Caballero, Chris Finnegan ... Continue Reading →

Cameron Signs on to Heavy Metal

James Cameron has joined director David Fincher as co-executive producer on a new Heavy Metal feature film and is also set to direct a segment. Cameron joins a distinguished lineup ... Continue Reading →

Kickstand Grows in Brooklyn

A new animation and research development company called Kickstand has opened its doors in Brooklyn, New York. Using a team of technical directors with backgrounds in DreamWorks Animation ... Continue Reading →