Golden Compass Finds New Director

British filmmaker Anand Tucker (Hilary and Jackie) has taken over for Chris Weitz (Antz) as director of the vfx-laden fantasy pic, The Golden Compass, according to Daily Variety. The ... Continue Reading →

Pixar in Second Quarter Slump

The Wall Street slogan, “When E.F. Hutton talks, everybody listens,” can more appropriately be applied to Pixar Animation Studios these days as its quarterly reports are ... Continue Reading →

Lions Gate Opens Up Family Arm

It looks like Lions Gate Entertainment is moving fast and furiously ahead with plans for its Family Entertainment Enterprises. A story in The Hollywood Reporter today notes that the ... Continue Reading →

Jackson Digs Afrosamurai Feature

Daily Variety reports that actor Samuel L. Jackson will star in and co-produce a live-action feature based on Afrosamurai, a Manga property created by Takashi Okazaki. The joint venture ... Continue Reading →

Crashers Wrecks Sky High, Stealth

Moviegoers chose the comedic charms of Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson over big visual effects as New Line Cinema’s The Wedding Crashers sent Disney’s Sky High and Sony’s ... Continue Reading →

Surf’s Up for Sony’s Toon Cast

Actor and avid surfer Jeff Bridges (Seabiscuit) will wax up his "dudeness" to voice a lead role in Sony Pictures Animation’s upcoming CG feature, Surf’s Up. Also ... Continue Reading →

Shrek Author’s Sylvester to be Adapted

Lions Gate Family Entertainment (LGFE) is hoping to bottle some of the lightning that made William Steig’s 1993 children’s book, Shrek, into a blockbuster animated franchise. ... Continue Reading →

Universal Eying DreamWorks Buy?

The financial sector is abuzz with rumors that Universal NBC is exploring the idea of purchasing DreamWorks SKG for a sum that could exceed $1 billion. First reported in the New York ... Continue Reading →

Universal Game for God of War Movie

The latest video game to be picked up for big-screen consideration is Sony Computer Entertainment America’s Greek Mythology adventure, God of War. Daily Variety reports that Universal ... Continue Reading →

DisneyToon Australia Shuttered

As it channels more efforts into producing in-house CG features, The Walt Disney Co. has shut down another traditional animation facility. We received confirmation from the company ... Continue Reading →