VIZ Lays Off Employees in Restructuring

VIZ Media laid off an unspecified number of employees last week as it restructured to face current economic conditions. ‘VIZ Media is in the process of refining its focus and ... Continue Reading →

Gondry to Direct Green Hornet

Michel Gondry, best known for the cult hit Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, is set to direct The Green Hornet, Variety reports. Seth Rogen is set to play the masked crime fighter, ... Continue Reading →

Iron Man DVD Lifts Marvel Earnings

Marvel Entertainment reported stronger than expected profits for 2008, fueled in large part by strong sales of the Iron Man DVD. Net sales for the company were $224 million, up from ... Continue Reading →

Billion-Dollar Knight, Madea On Top

The Dark Knight is the fourth film to gross more than $1 billion at the worldwide box office. Warner Bros. announced the breakthrough Friday, noting that the film has grossed $533 ... Continue Reading →

Wall’E Scores First With Sound Editors

The Motion Picture Sound Editors gave its top honor Saturday night to WALL’E, which took home the prize for best sound effects, Foley, dialogue and ADR animation in a feature ... Continue Reading →

Trailer Teases Battle for Terra

Battle for Terra has come to Moviefone. The movie website debuted the full trailer for the CG animated film, which will be released May 1 by Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions in both ... Continue Reading →

DreamWorks Goes to NASDAQ; Allen’s Cashed Out

DreamWorks Animation announced Friday it would transfer its stock listing from the New York Stock Exchange to NASDAQ effective Feb. 26 in a move designed to save costs. The studio told ... Continue Reading →

Holiday Grosses Good News for Friday, Coraline

Horror remake Friday the 13th topped a record-breaking President’s Day weekend that saw holdovers such as the 3-D stop-motion feature Coraline hold up extremely well. Friday grossed ... Continue Reading →

Friday the 13th Remake Attacks Box Office

Warner Bros.’ remake of the classic horror film Friday the 13th looks to make its mark on its namesake weekend. Opening on 3,105 screens, Friday the 13th is this week’s ... Continue Reading →

Imagi Releases Astro Boy Images, Updates Finance Status

Imagi Studios have released five images from their upcoming CG-animated feature, Astro Boy. The movie also was previewed last weekend at New York Comic Con, where a short was shown ... Continue Reading →