Narnia Bewitches Box Office

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe leapt off the pages of C.S. Lewis’ time-honored tome and onto the big screen over the weekend, easily claiming the ... Continue Reading →

Gromit Cracking with Critics

Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit, the latest animated feature from Aardman Animations and DreamWorks Animation is emerging as the awards season frontrunner. Over ... Continue Reading →

DreamWorks Animation, Paramount Sign Distrib. Pact

With the news of Paramount Pictures’ $1.6 billion purchase of DreamWorks SKG comes word that Paramount has secured worldwide rights to distribute DreamWorks Animation productions ... Continue Reading →

Hoodwinked! Pushed Back

The Weinstein Co. has informed us that it has again shifted the release date for its upcoming animated feature, Hoodwinked! Originally slated to open on Christmas day, the CG comedy ... Continue Reading →

Narnia Roars for Lion’s Share of B.O.

Having missed the boat on Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter, Disney hopes to gain its own epic share of the box office with The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, ... Continue Reading →

Editor’s Note: The Year of Kong

The Chinese calendar may identify 2005 as the year of the rooster, but for diehard, life-long fans of the Eighth Wonder of the World, it’s been the year of the ape. Ever since ... Continue Reading →

Hayward and Martino Heard for Seuss’ Horton

Jimmy Hayward and Steve Martino have signed up to direct Twentieth Century Fox Animation’s upcoming CG-animated adaptation of Horton Hears a Who, the beloved book by Dr. Seuss. ... Continue Reading →

Wolpert Flies with Peter Pan Sequel

Walt Disney Feature Animation has hired game show producer and writer Jay Wolpert write the screenplay for the Peter Pan prequel, Peter and the Starcatchers, based on the book by Dave ... Continue Reading →

MTV Films Contents Under Pressure

Viacom’s MTV Films has snatched up the feature film rights to the upcoming Atari video game Marc Ecko’s Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure. Fashion pioneer Ecko will serve ... Continue Reading →

IDT Toons Get $125M Boost from J.P. Morgan

IDT Ent., a burgeoning force in the animation industry, will fund its slate of six computer-animated feature films with help from a $125 million credit agreement with a bank group led ... Continue Reading →