August to Write Burton’s Frankenweenie, Preacher

Screenwriter John August has been tapped to script the stop-motion animated feature Frankenweenie for Tim Burton and Disney, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The film will be based ... Continue Reading →

Cyber Takes TV’s Ozie Boo! to the Movies

The animated French preschool series Ozie Boo! is getting a big-screen upgrade, thanks to its creators, Cyber Group Animation. Variety reports the feature will, like the TV series, ... Continue Reading →

Sony’s 2012 Moved to November

Director Roland Emmerich’s sci-fi film 2012 has been pushed back from its original July 10 release date to Nov. 13. Execs at Sony tell Variety the move makes sense given the studio’s ... Continue Reading →

WB and Autodesk Cut Jobs

Warner Bros. and software maker Autodesk are the most recent companies to announce extensive layoffs in the face of the economic downturn. WB announced it will eliminate 800 jobs. ... Continue Reading →

China Cuts Taxes for Animation Companies

China has reduced business taxes for qualifying animation companies by 3 percent. The news, first reported in the China Stock Journal, says qualifying companies must earn at least ... Continue Reading →

Toei Buys Out Partner in HK Facility

Japanese animation giant Toei announced plans to buy out partner Animation International’s shares in the Hong Kong-based Toei Animation Enterprises, Variety reports. The move ... Continue Reading →

Animation Co-op shuts down

Kevin Geiger and Moon Seun have closed down Animation Co-op, the interactive website community for animators that they founded in 2003. The announcement was made in an open letter ... Continue Reading →

Holiday Weekend Box Office ‘Cops’ Big Increase

Sony’s Kevin James comedy Paul Blart: Mall Cop topped a strong Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend at the box office, earning a whopping $33.8 million. The Friday-Sunday gross ... Continue Reading →

Emmerich Scores Asimov’s Foundation

Roland Emmerich, director of 10,000 B.C. and the forthcoming 2012, won the screen rights to adapt Isaac Asimov’s Foundation trilogy’an epic sci fi series revolving around ... Continue Reading →

Quantum Quest Voice Cast Set

The stars have aligned for Quantum Quest, an upcoming CG-animated, large-format 3-D action-adventure film that interweaves computer-generated sequences with actual space imagery captured ... Continue Reading →