Just in time for the Memorial weekend, fanboy favorite Bryan Singer announced...
Posts from category "Features"
Horror may rule for a third straight week as MGM’s Jeepers Creepers 2 arrives in theaters today to challenge New Line’s Freddy Vs. Jason for the top spot at the North American box office. Writer/director Victor Salva’s follow-up to his 2001 surprise hit features visual effects by The Orphanage, under [...]
The 1982 animated feature The Last Unicorn is being dusted off for a number of international licensing deals for Carlton Intenational. With these latest deals, the company has reaped more than ’1 million ($1.6 million) in gross revenue from the property in the past five years. Now a cult favorite, [...]
A thief with a considerable knowledge of animation has stolen 18 pieces of artwork from the award-winning TV special The Snowman from TV Cartoons’ London production headquarters. The theft of the cels (valued at $15,000) is currently being investigated by the London Metropolitan Police. An adaptation of the classic wordless [...]
Monty Python alum Terry Jones and quirky pop star-turned-actress Bj’rk will lend their voices to the animated film Anna and the Moods, currently in development at CAOZ Ltd. in Reykjavik, Iceland. The half-hour CG film is scheduled for release in Reykjavik in late 2004. Jones will serve as narrator for [...]
Darby Conley’s United Media comic strip Get Fuzzy is on its way to becoming a live-action/CG-animated feature. According to a recent story in Daily Variety, director Kirk Wise (Disney’s Beauty and The Beast, The Hunchback of Notre Dame) is set to direct the project, set up by Sprocketdyne Entertainment. Rob [...]
Another celestial body has been added to the star-studded voice cast of the independent CG animated feature Delgo. Five-time Oscar nominee Anne Bancroft (The Graduate, The Miracle Worker) joins Jennifer Love Hewitt, Val Kilmer, Michael Clarke Duncan, Chris Kattan, Kelly Ripa, Eric Idle, Burt Reynolds, Malcolm McDowell and Lou Gossett, [...]
Whatever game face they might be putting on over at the Walt Disney Company this morning, inside there’ll be more than a little concern. True, they’ve topped their own record, but at what cost? This weekend, Finding Nemo became the biggest-grossing animated film of all-time knocking off the previous crown-holder, [...]
Look for a serious decline in worker productivity among the J.R.R. Tolkien set this December. According to the marketing plans of New Line Cinema, Lord of the Rings films are going to be wall-to-wall pre-Christmas 2003, as the studio ramps up for the release of the third and final Rings [...]
One way that studio execs get their jollies is to play chicken with release dates of their films. In their version of High Noon, the biz school grads stake out a weekend, sometimes a year in advance, and wait to see if anyone else dares to counter-program the same slot [...]
Ever on the lookout to find the next Pixar, Disney is teaming with a brand new animation house stocked with recent grads from a top design college to develop hoped-for future hits. Pasadena-based Shadebox has signed with the Mouse House to develop the animated feature Let’s Get Francis. Set in [...]