First Official Smurfs Image Hits the Web

After 51 years in the spotlight, the little blue guys still have that magic touch. This week, fan sites dedicated to Pierre ‘Peyo’ Culliford’s classic comic-book creation, ... Continue Reading →

Favreau Aims at Cowboys & Aliens

Jon Favreau can’t get enough of comic-book movies. After wrapping his directing duties on the upcoming Iron Man 2, he is eyeing the DreamWorks/Universal adaptation of Cowboys ... Continue Reading →

Ponyo, Now Fifth Top-Grossing Anime in U.S.

By taking in over $11.2 million in ticket sales, Disney’s release of Hayao Miyazaki’s Ponyo has become the fifth top-grossing anime theatrical release in the U.S. Although ... Continue Reading →

Disney to Acquire Marvel Entertainment

Disney is getting ready to buy Marvel Entertainment in a stock and cash transaction for the amount of $4 billion. Under the terms of the deal, Marvel shareholders would receive $30 ... Continue Reading →

Green Hornet’s Flight Delayed Again

Sony has pushed back the release date for Michel Gondry’s adaptation of The Green Hornet to December 17, 2010, according to Variety. The superhero pic, starring Seth Rogen, was ... Continue Reading →

Electric Company to Strip Daily on PBS

Sesame Workshop’s high-energy series The Electric Company will be offered daily on PBS KIDS GO! beginning September 7. Aimed at six- to nine-year-olds, the show reinforces strong ... Continue Reading →

NASSCOM Releases 2009 Figures for Indian Animation Industry

India’s National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM) has released its animation and gaming report for 2008-2009. The report provides a detailed insight on ... Continue Reading →

Tokyo Onlypic Is Critics’ Pick at Korea’s CinDi

Japanese director’s Mashima Riichiro’s 2008 movie Tokyo Onlypic has received the Green Chameleon Award from a jury of international critics at the third edition of Korea’s ... Continue Reading →

Japan’s Toon Business in Slump Says Report

A new doom-and-gloom report from The Media Development Research shows that the animation business in Japan only made $2.24 billion in 2008′that’s a $300 million drop from ... Continue Reading →

Avatar Imax Tickets On Sale

The official release date for James Cameron’s highly hyped Avatar is more than three months away, but the tickets for the movie’s midnight screening on Dec. 18 at roughly ... Continue Reading →