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Burbank-based Tim Pyle Animation claims to have created a new method of using CG technology to automatically animate traditional 2D characters. The company’s founder and namesake, a former Jimmy Neutron and SpongeBob Squarepants animator, says the system for creating automatic inbetween frames can cut production time and costs, potentially keeping [...]
Miramax’s Kill Bill Vol. 1. easily took the No. 1 spot at the North American box office over the weekend with an estimated $22 million take. Quentin Tarantino’s gory, tongue-in-cheek revenge story pays homage to ‘70s Kung Fu flicks and spaghetti westerns, and features a lengthy anime sequence revolving around [...]
Auteur filmmaker Quentin Tarantino unleashes his fourth feature across North America today with the release of Miramax’s Kill Bill Vol. 1. The love letter to kung-fu classics features anime sequences animated by Production I.G. Writer/director Tarantino follows up Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction and Jackie Brown with a simple revenge story that weaves [...]
While a lot of producers put the cart before the horse and get press for their properties before frame one has even been drawn, Montr’al-based H2V Ent. and various international co-production partners have been quietly toiling away on three fully financed animated features scheduled for completion in spring of 2004. [...]
As Friday night’s mauling incident involving a 600-pound white tiger leaves Siegfried & Roy’s Roy Horn in critical condition, so too may be DreamWorks’ upcoming primetime CG comedy series Father of the Pride. The animated show, set to debut on NBC in the fall of 2004, has John Goodman attached [...]
Following its recent sale to Classic Media LLC, Big Idea Prods. will hold the final auction for the company’s assets on Oct. 28, 2003. While Classic already put up more than $7 million dollars to acquire the company, bankruptcy code Section 363 mandates that other interested parties be allowed to [...]
DreamWorks SKG and game publisher Tecmo are moving forward with plans to produce a feature film based on the hit survival-horror video game Fatal Frame. Meanwhile, Tecmo is putting the finishing touches on a sequel to the game. Fatal Frame 2 is due out this November. Writer/producer John Rogers (The [...]
Trick or treat? Independent film production company Simon Tse Prods. says it is developing an anime version of horror master John Carpenter’s 1978 slasher classic Halloween. The company announced the project on its web site (www.simontseproductions.com), where it is hosting a poster design contest. Simon Tse Prods. has not yet [...]
Where’s Captain America when the country needs him the most? Well, lately he’s been tied up in court. Now it appears that Marvel Enterprises Inc. and one-time Marvel Comics creator Joe Simon have amicably settled their legal dispute surrounding the superhero franchise. While specific terms of the settlement have not [...]
While Twentieth Century Fox cites a 1999 graphic novel by Alan Moore as the source material for its big-screen EFX extravaganza The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, a lawsuit filed yesterday suggests otherwise. Veteran producer Martin Poll, president of Hollane Corp., and screenwriter Larry Cohen, head of Larco Prods., claim they [...]