Toon Writer to Script Alien Zoo

Animation writer Jon Stillman has been tapped to script the hybrid movie Alien Zoo for Warner Bros. and Unique Features. Stillman’s credits include Shrek, Shrek 2, the upcoming ... Continue Reading →

Witch Topples Watchmen at the Box Office

Walt Disney’s Race to Witch Mountain finished first in the weekend box office derby, while business took a huge tumble for Warner Bros.’ Watchmen. Witch Mountain grossed ... Continue Reading →

First Look at Fincher’s Goon Toon

The first image from the CG-animated film based on Eric Powell’s The Goon comic book series has been released on AICN. The film is being produced by David Fincher, who most recently ... Continue Reading →

New Line Prepares Second 3-D Journey

New Line has committed to a sequel to last summer’s Journey to the Center of the Earth in 3-D. The Hollywood Reporter says the film will see director Eric Brevig return and take ... Continue Reading →

The Secret of Kells Gets Solid Raves

The new European animated feature The Secret of Kells (also known as Brendan and the Secret of Kells) has been getting fantastic reviews in Ireland, where it was released last week. ... Continue Reading →

Up Gets Trailer, Short Partly Cloudy

Pixar has unveiled the full theatrical trailer for Up and is attaching the animated short film Partly Cloudy to the May 29 release. Directed by Peter Sohn, Partly Cloudy features a ... Continue Reading →

Rourke, Johannson set for Iron Man 2?

Nikki Finke’s Deadline Hollywood Daily blog is reporting that Mickey Rourke, nominated for a best actor Oscar this year for his role in The Wrestler, has signed on to play the ... Continue Reading →

Witch Mountain to Challenge Watchmen

The big question going into this weekend’s movie openings is whether Watchmen can hang on to the top spot. Zack Snyder’s hyper-faithful adaptation of the Alan Moore and ... Continue Reading →

Marvel Sets 4th Date With Spidey, Delays Avengers Releases

Marvel Studios has set May 6, 2011, as the day Spider-Man 4 will hit theaters, while also bumping back planned release dates for its Thor, Captain America and Avengers films. The studio ... Continue Reading →

Animation Magazine’s Oscar Watch

Shorts Race Emerges as Sublime Global Sampler. The conventional wisdom about animated shorts is that they can spotlight emerging talent, test new techniques or explore subjects that ... Continue Reading →