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 →

Paramount Plays with Max Steel Movie

Max Steel is looking to join Transformers and G.I. Joe in the growing trend of toys-turned-cartoons jumping to the big screen. Paramount has teamed up with producer Joe Roth to option ... Continue Reading →

Portman Tends to Thunder God in Thor

Having conquered the Star Wars universe, Natalie Portman is setting her sights on Marvel and Asgard, signing on to the comic-book studio’s upcoming Thor feature film. Portman ... Continue Reading →

Bruno Chills Out Ice Age

Bruno cracked Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs to top this weekend’s box office. The Universal Studios comedy, in which Sacha Baron Cohen reprises the role of the gay Austrian fashion ... Continue Reading →

WB Rings Reynolds for Green Lantern

Ryan Reynolds is jumping from Marvel to DC, having been cast as the lead role in Warner Bros.’ upcoming Green Lantern movie. Reynolds, who has appeared this summer as Deadpool ... Continue Reading →

Zamm to Direct Hong Kong Phooey Movie

Alex Zamm is set to direct Alcon Entertainment’s movie version of Hong Kong Phooey, a popular 1970s Saturday-morning cartoon series produced by Hanna-Barbera. Zamm’s credits ... Continue Reading →