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With all the talk of box office performance, law suits and corporate politics surrounding the world of animation these days, its easy to overlook the little guys who are out there creating cool cartoons for the sheer love of it. Take for example Mike Reeping, a waiter by day and [...]
The Dow Jones Business News reports that French author Franck Le Calvez’s lawsuit against the makers of Finding Nemo has been thrown out of court. Calvez claims that Nemo was based on his book, Pierrot Le Poisson Clown, and called for a ban on Nemo merchandising in France. Friday’s ruling [...]
Last year, Xilam Animation’s Kaena: The Prophecy emerged as the first French feature-length computer-animated 3D film. Now the action-infused fantasy flick is coming to the U.S. courtesy of Samuel Goldwyn Films and Destination Films. The distributors plan to get it in theaters on July 12. Kaena premiered in June of [...]
Since Disney shuttered its Orlando, Fla. animation studio late last year a number of up-and-coming toon houses have been eager to swoop in and rummage through the stockpile of available talent. In a competitive bid, Raven Animation Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Raven Moon Ent. Inc., recently announced plans [...]
Daily Variety reports that Time Warner Entertainment and Networks chairman Jeffrey Bewkes is boasting that the company’s home video distribution strength makes it a perfect partner for rebounding computer animation powerhouse Pixar. Bewkes delivered a keynote address Tuesday at the Bear Stearns media and entertainment conference in Palm Beach, Fla. [...]
Daily Variety reports that Seabiscuit helmer Gary Ross will produce an animated feature adaptation of Kate DiCamillo’s Newberry Award-winning book Tale of Desperaux: Being the Story of a Mouse, a Princess, Some Soup and a Spool of Thread. DiCamillo has been tapped to write the screenplay for Ross’ production shingle, [...]
If Ray Harryhausen’s Mysterious Island and any Roger Corman creature feature from the ’50s got fused in an atomic blast, the resulting film would look a lot like Monster Island. MTV’s latest original production, an homage to the great B movies of yesteryear, leaves modern digital technology behind and marches [...]
Disney’s EFX-laden, live-action epic Hidalgo rides into theaters today to face tough competition from Mel Gibson’s controversial The Passion of the Christ and the Ben Stiller/Owen Wilson comedy vehicle Starsky and Hutch. Featuring digital effects by ILM, Hidalgo is set in 1890 and stars Viggo Mortensen from the Lord of [...]
The Hollywood Reporter brings word that Columbia Pictures is in talks with filmmaker John Singleton (Boyz N the Hood, Shaft) regarding a feature film based on the Luke Cage comic books. Cage, Marvel’s first African American character, will join the small but growing list of urban screen superheroes which includes [...]
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Namco’s SoulCalibur may soon be coming to the big screen. American Pie franchise producer Warren Zide and his Sony-based production shingle, Anthem Pictures, picked up film rights to the popular fighting game, which recently spawned a hit sequel. The video game pits two warriors against [...]