Madea Still Reigns; JoBros. Fend Off Resurgent Slumdog

Tyler Perry’s Madea Goes to Jail held on to the top spot at the weekend box office in its second frame, pulling in a strong $16.5 million, according to Box Office Mojo. Disney’s ... Continue Reading →

Disney Plans to Make 2-D Features Every Other Year

Walt Disney Animation Studios visual effects supervisor Marlon West told crowds at WonderCon this weekend that the studio plans to make a 2-D, hand-drawn feature every other year. The ... Continue Reading →

Zentropa Rejoins Animation Game

Danish production house Zentropa has reignited its animation ambitions. The company, which produced the 2006 feature Princess and a short film in a previous animation initiative, has ... Continue Reading →

WB Throws Lonely Dog a Bone

A series of paintings featuring a lonesome-looking pooch have inspired a new CG-animated movie in development at Warner Bros. Variety reports that the rights to Queenstown artist Ivan ... Continue Reading →

Brevig to direct hybrid Yogi feature

Eric Brevig, a visual effects supervisor who turned director on last summer’s Journey to the Center of the Earth, will helm a Yogi Bear feature that mixes CG-animation and live-action. Like ... Continue Reading →

Ellen Enters Warner’s Dog Show

Ellen DeGeneres has signed on to the voice cast of Dog Show, an animated feature pitch picked up recently by Warner Bros., according to The Hollywood Reporter. DeGeneres, whose animation ... Continue Reading →

Street Fighter vs. Jonas Bros., Round One!

Moviegoers this weekend face the difficult choice of fight or sing. In one corner of an otherwise slim week for new movies, is the videogame adaptation Street Fighter: The Legend of ... Continue Reading →

Funding Gets Astro Boy Back on Track

The CG-animated Astro Boy feature film is back in production, with producer Imagi Entertainment having completed a $25 million financing plan. The company’s U.S. president, Erin ... Continue Reading →

Warner Bros. Commits to Suicide Squad

Dan Lin will produce a feature film adaptation of the DC Comics property Suicide Squad for Warner Bros., Variety reports. Suicide Squad, created by notable comic-book writer John Ostrander ... Continue Reading →

Jackson in as Fury for the Long Haul

Samuel L. Jackson has struck a deal with Marvel Studios to reprise the role of Nick Fury in Iron Man 2 and as many as nine future superhero films. Jackson, who played Fury in a post-credits ... Continue Reading →