Oswald Traded Back to Disney

Disney announced that Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, the first big-eared star to issue from the studio’s light boxes, is coming home via a deal with NBC/Universal, which has held rights ... Continue Reading →

Hecht, Shrek Scribe Visit Planet One

Former Nickelodeon topper Albie Hecht has teamed with Oscar-nominated Shrek writer Joe Stillman to develop a CG sci-fi movie titled Planet One. Slated to hit theaters in 2008, the film ... Continue Reading →

Disney to Dish Out Pixar’s Ratatouille

After this summer’s release of Cars, the Disney distribution pit crew will don aprons to serve up Ratatouille, Pixar’s next CG-animated effort. The deal, announced with ... Continue Reading →

NEWS BITES:Game On for New Tron Comic

Disney and SLG Publishing are set to release a new comic book titled Tron: The Ghost in the Machine. Written by Landry Walker and Eric Jones (Little Gloomy, X-Ray Comics) and drawn ... Continue Reading →

Weinstein Co. Picks Up Exodus’ Igor

Having tasted success with the independent CG-animated Hoodwinked, The Weinstein Co. has plunged deeper into the animated feature market. Company co-founder Harvey Weinstein today announced ... Continue Reading →

Tartakovsky Feels Power of the Dark Crystal

Genndy Tartakovsky, creator of Cartoon Network’s Samurai Jack and Dexter’s Laboratory, has signed on to direct Power of the Dark Crystal, the sequel to the 1982 Jim Henson ... Continue Reading →

DreamWorks/Paramount Deal Complete

Paramount Pictures has closed its acquisition of distribution entity DreamWorks Studios and is set to kick off its seven-year DreamWorks Animation distribution deal with the May 19 ... Continue Reading →

Platinum, Atmosphere Killing Demons on Film

Comic-book property holder Platinum Studios and Atmosphere Ent. MM have teamed up to bring the Platinum graphic novel Killing Demons to the big screen. The pic is being produced by ... Continue Reading →

Nanny McPhee in Theatres

Look out, Mary Poppins, there’s a new magical governess in town as Universal’s Nanny McPhee arrives in theaters today. The family film works some charming vfx magic in ... Continue Reading →

Weinstein Financing Reaches $1.2 Billion

Following the successful launch of its first animated feature, Hoodwinked, The Weinstein Co. has announced the closing of a $500 million film securitization facility. With total financing ... Continue Reading →