Luma Zooms In on VFX

Venice, Calif.-based visual effects studio Luma Pictures completed approximately 80 effects shots for Sony Pictures’ Zoom, a tween-targeted superhero action-comedy that opens ... Continue Reading →

Director Gets His Halo

The feature film based on Microsoft’s hugely successful Halo video game franchise is closer to becoming a reality with news that Microsoft and exec producer Peter Jackson have ... Continue Reading →

Barnyard Does Well at Market

Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon Films’ CG animated comedy, Barnyard, debuted to an estimated $16 million over the weekend, knocking Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean: ... Continue Reading →

Weinsteins, Lewis Animate Nutty Professor

According to The Hollywood Reporter, The Weinstein Co. has acquired rights to produce an animated feature based on the Jerry Lewis comedy classic, The Nutty Professor. Lewis will reportedly ... Continue Reading →

Kids Next Door Movie Debuts Friday

Cartoon Network will debut Codename: Kids Next Door’Operation Z.E.R.O on Friday, Aug. 11 at 7:30 p.m. Produced by New York-based animation production company Curious Pictures, ... Continue Reading →

Barnyard Grazes in Theaters

Farm animals lead secret lives when the humans aren’t around in Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon Movies’ Barnyard, the latest CG-animated feature to take a stab at summer ... Continue Reading →

DreamWorks Animation Profits Up

The home video and pay TV performance of Madagascar helped drive second-quarter revenues for DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc. The company reports total revenue of $74.9 million and net ... Continue Reading →

Hellboy 2 Moves to Universal

Following the demise of Revolution Studios, which released the first Hellboy pic in Aril of 2004, the sequel has been homeless until now. Daily Variety reports that director Guillermo ... Continue Reading →

Disney, Toei Building Robodeiz

Daily Variety reports that Walt Disney Television has teamed with Toei Animation to produce Robodiez, an action-adventure series that will combine live-action and CG animation. The ... Continue Reading →

Editor’s Note: Can the New Disney Regime Revive 2D?

We reported back in March that Walt Disney Co. CEO Bob Iger told shareholders that 2D animation would be considered as an option for feature production under the new animation studio ... Continue Reading →