China Bans Live-Action/Toon Pairings

Don’t expect to see Garfield 2 or the upcoming Charlotte’s Web popping up in theaters in China. According to Daily Variety, China’s State Administration of Radio, ... Continue Reading →

UTV Animation Gets $5 Million Boost

UTV Toons, one of India’s largest animation studios, will churn out 15 direct-to-video movies with help from a $5 million investment by parent company UTV Software Communications. ... Continue Reading →

Gromit Pulls Off BAFTA Coup

Mark up another major score for animation. The clay-animated Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit from Aardman Animations and DreamWorks Animation beat out a field of ... Continue Reading →

Bambi II Big Overseas

Disney’s recent direct-to-video hit, Bambi II, has begun a successful thearical run overseas. According to Daily Variety, the 2D sequel has earnned more than $10 million in four ... Continue Reading →

Csupo Begins Lensing Terabithia

Gabor Csupo, co-founder of animation shop Klasky Csupo, has begun principal photography on his live-action directorial debut, Disney and Walden Media’s adaptation of Katherine ... Continue Reading →

Curious George Animators Go Bananas for Toon Boom

Montreal-based animation solution producer Toon Boom is proud of the success of Universal/Imagine’s 2D-animated Curious George at the box office this past week. Toon Boom’s ... Continue Reading →

Amp’d Cells Dial Up Scanner Spots

The trailer for Richard Linklater’s highly anticipated animated adaptation of A Scanner Darkly is set to debut on Amp’d Mobile handsets today. Based on a sci-fi novel by ... Continue Reading →

Weinsteins Plan CG-Animated Escape From Planet Earth

It sure seems like Harvey Weinstein can’t get enough of CG-animated family movies. It was announced today that the Weinstein Company has acquired the rights to Escape from Planet ... Continue Reading →

Monkey Swings at Box Office

By George, this monkey has legs! Universal’s well-reviewed adaptation of H.A. Rey and Margaret Rey Curious George book series took in an estimated $15.3 million at the U.S. box ... Continue Reading →

Santa Visits Renegade Animation

Glendale-based toon shop Renegade Animation is teaming up with director Robert Zappia to deliver a new holiday-themed feature titled Who Stole Santa’s Sack? this Christmas. Featuring ... Continue Reading →