Voltron Movie Rights Go to Atlas

Atlas Entertainment has made the first step toward bringing Voltron to the big screen, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Atlas’ Charles Roven, Richard Suckle and Steve Alexander ... Continue Reading →

Exclusive: Behind the Scenes on Astro Boy

Recently, Animation Magazine got a chance to take an early peek at the work being done on Imagi Studios’ upcoming CG-animated Astro Boy feature. The film, due out Oct. 23, is ... Continue Reading →

Tooner Satire Bloomberg Developed for Animation

New Core Productions and Silver Lining Film Group are looking to animate Smoking Bloomberg, an off-Broadway spoof of musicals. The two companies have teamed up and recruited consultant ... Continue Reading →

Potter Dazzles, But Ice Age Has Legs

It was a magical first weekend for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, even as the animated 3-D feature Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs showed staying power. The sixth film in the ... Continue Reading →

Go Anpanman Sets Guiness Record for Characters

Popular Japanese children’s cartoon series Go Anpanman has made the Guiness Book of Records for having the most characters in a series, with some 1,768 having appeared on the ... Continue Reading →

Potter Casts $22M Midnight Spell

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, the sixth film the popular series of VFX-heavy live-action book adaptations, has conjured up the biggest midnight opening gross in history. The ... Continue Reading →

Disney Doc Gets Limited September Release

Walt & El Grupo, a new documentary film chronicling a ten-day trip Walt Disney and a hand-picked group of artists took in 1941 to South America as part of the United States’ ... Continue Reading →

Animators Guild, Producers Sign 3-year Deal

Animation Guild Local 839 and the Alliance of Motion Picture & Television Producers have agreed to a new deal that hikes minimum salaries by 2 percent a year. The tentative contract, ... Continue Reading →

Frankel to Direct Septimus Heap

Marley & Me‘s David Frankel is set to direct the animated fantasy feature Septimus Heap: Magyk for Warner Bros. Rob Lieber has the job of writing a screenplay that adapts ... Continue Reading →

Brand Jumps Into I Hop

I Hop, a live-action and animation hybrid film, has scored a release date of March 4, 2011, and has cast comic actor Russell Brand in the role of the Easter Bunny. The Universal film, ... Continue Reading →