New Moon’s High Orbit Lifts Box Office

The Twilight Saga: New Moon remained high in the sky over the Thanksgiving holiday, leading a strong overall box office performance. New Moon grossed $66 million in the five-day frame, ... Continue Reading →

Fox Goes Wide, Frog Gets Early Peek For Thanksgiving

Animation is on the menu this Thanksgiving as Wes Anderson’s Fantastic Mr. Fox goes into wide release Nov. 25. The Fox movie, which has been playing for a couple of weeks on a ... Continue Reading →

Starz Toronto Secures Funding from Royal Bank of Canada

Starz Animation of Toronto has secured $12 million in multiyear financing from the Royal Bank of Canada. The studio, which animated the upcoming CBS holiday special Yes, Virginia, structured ... Continue Reading →

New Moon Shines Brightly With $140 Million Opening

The Twilight Saga: New Moon rose to record heights in its opening weekend, grossing $140 million ‘ good enough for the third-best all-time opening weekend behind leader The Dark ... Continue Reading →

Planet 51, New Moon Vie for Box Office Stardom

It’s vampires versus aliens as studios make their big push to stuff moviegoers into their seats for a pre-Thanksgiving cinematic snack. Sony Pictures Animation represents the ... Continue Reading →

Four to Voice Owls in Guardians of Ga’hoole

Zack Snyder has cast Sam Neill, Geoffrey Rush, Hugo Weaving and David Wenham to voice the lead roles in the 3D animated feature Guardians of Ga’hoole. According to The Hollywood ... Continue Reading →

Ten Animated Shorts Advance to Oscar’s Next Voting Round

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 10 animated short films will advance in the voting process for the 82nd Academy Awards. Thirty-seven pictures had ... Continue Reading →

Connery, Bassey Reunite; Corddry in Two Toons

Shirley Bassey and Sean Connery are teaming up again for an animated feature, while actor Nick Corddry has signed on to a pair of toon projects, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Bassey ... Continue Reading →

Fox Opens Small, but Strong; 2012 Rides Huge Wave

Mr. Fox proved he’s fantastic, even as Roland Emmerich’s most recent disaster movie was anything but a wipeout at this weekend’s box office. Wes Anderson’s ... Continue Reading →

Marvel Makes D’Esposito Co-President

Marvel Studios has promoted Louis D’Esposito to the post of co-president. D’Esposito moves up from the post of president of physical production, where he oversaw budgets ... Continue Reading →