Planet 51, New Moon Vie for Box Office Stardom

It’s vampires versus aliens as studios make their big push to stuff moviegoers into their seats for a pre-Thanksgiving cinematic snack. Sony Pictures Animation represents the ... Continue Reading →

Four to Voice Owls in Guardians of Ga’hoole

Zack Snyder has cast Sam Neill, Geoffrey Rush, Hugo Weaving and David Wenham to voice the lead roles in the 3D animated feature Guardians of Ga’hoole. According to The Hollywood ... Continue Reading →

Ten Animated Shorts Advance to Oscar’s Next Voting Round

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 10 animated short films will advance in the voting process for the 82nd Academy Awards. Thirty-seven pictures had ... Continue Reading →

Connery, Bassey Reunite; Corddry in Two Toons

Shirley Bassey and Sean Connery are teaming up again for an animated feature, while actor Nick Corddry has signed on to a pair of toon projects, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Bassey ... Continue Reading →

Fox Opens Small, but Strong; 2012 Rides Huge Wave

Mr. Fox proved he’s fantastic, even as Roland Emmerich’s most recent disaster movie was anything but a wipeout at this weekend’s box office. Wes Anderson’s ... Continue Reading →

Marvel Makes D’Esposito Co-President

Marvel Studios has promoted Louis D’Esposito to the post of co-president. D’Esposito moves up from the post of president of physical production, where he oversaw budgets ... Continue Reading →

Emmerich Travels to World’s End in 2012

Sony has high hopes that big crowds will show up to watch the end of the world. The studio is opening its disaster thriller 2012 in more than 3,400 cinemas. The Roland Emmerich film ... Continue Reading →

Fantastic Mr. Fox Poised to Steal Hearts This Weekend

After months of generating positively glowing buzz, Wes Anderson’s quirky stop-motion animated Fantastic Mr. Fox makes the big leap to the screen in four theaters in Los Angeles ... Continue Reading →

Disney Promotes Chapek in Executive Shuffle

The Walt Disney Studios continues to reorganize its management, promoting Bob Chapek to oversee distribution. Chapek was previously in charge of the studio’s home entertainment ... Continue Reading →

Cloudy Digital Release Angers Theater Owners

Sony’s plans to release Dec. 8 its animated feature Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs on digital platforms available on certain internet-enabled TVs and Blu-ray players has upset ... Continue Reading →