Chomet Sues Over Despereaux

As Universal gets set for the December release its CG-animated feature film The Tale of Despereaux, it faces legal action over the issue of credits, or lack thereof. The New York Times ... Continue Reading →

Branagh, Marvel Hammering Out Thor Deal

There’s new evidence that Marvel Studios is taking its superhero film business very seriously. According to Daily Variety, the production entity behind this summer’s hits ... Continue Reading →

Marvel, Paramount Ink Distribution Deal

Marvel Studios and Paramount Pictures today announced an agreement under which Paramount will distribute Marvel’s next five self-produced feature films worldwide. An extension ... Continue Reading →

DreamWorks Investor Day Planned

DreamWorks Animation SKG will host an analyst and investor day on Thursday, Nov. 6, 2008 in New York City. Presentations by members of the company’s management team are scheduled ... Continue Reading →

Cars 2 Moved Up, Oprah Joins Frog Cast

Disney announced Wednesday that the Pixar sequel Cars 2 will race into theaters a year earlier than planned. Originally slated for release during the summer 2012, the pic will instead ... Continue Reading →

Depp is Burton’s Mad Hatter

Johnny Depp has signed on to perform the role of the Mad Hatter in Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland, which will be brought to the screen in stereoscopic 3-D via performance-capture ... Continue Reading →

I Am Legend Prequel Green Lit

It appears that Will Smith will be fighting more CG-animated zombies, even though his character met his demise in the theatrically released version of the Warner Bros. surprise hit ... Continue Reading →

Astro Boy Gets Release Date

Hong Kong- and Los Angeles-based animation house Imagi Studios has announced that Summit Ent. will release its CG-animated Astro Boy movie on more than 3,000 screens in North America ... Continue Reading →

Animated Bashir Is Israel’s Oscar Entry

Israeli filmmaker Ari Folman’s critically acclaimed animated documentary Waltz With Bashir has been submitted at Israel’s Academy Awards entry for Best Foreign-Language ... Continue Reading →

Respectable Bow for Igor

Now that the summer blockbusters are out of the way, more modestly budgeted movies are afforded a shot at box-office success. Exodus Film group’s independently produced CG-animated ... Continue Reading →