Potter Dazzles, But Ice Age Has Legs

It was a magical first weekend for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, even as the animated 3-D feature Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs showed staying power. The sixth film in the ... Continue Reading →

Go Anpanman Sets Guiness Record for Characters

Popular Japanese children’s cartoon series Go Anpanman has made the Guiness Book of Records for having the most characters in a series, with some 1,768 having appeared on the ... Continue Reading →

Brand Jumps Into I Hop

I Hop, a live-action and animation hybrid film, has scored a release date of March 4, 2011, and has cast comic actor Russell Brand in the role of the Easter Bunny. The Universal film, ... Continue Reading →

Potter Casts $22M Midnight Spell

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, the sixth film the popular series of VFX-heavy live-action book adaptations, has conjured up the biggest midnight opening gross in history. The ... Continue Reading →

Disney Doc Gets Limited September Release

Walt & El Grupo, a new documentary film chronicling a ten-day trip Walt Disney and a hand-picked group of artists took in 1941 to South America as part of the United States’ ... Continue Reading →

Animators Guild, Producers Sign 3-year Deal

Animation Guild Local 839 and the Alliance of Motion Picture & Television Producers have agreed to a new deal that hikes minimum salaries by 2 percent a year. The tentative contract, ... Continue Reading →

Frankel to Direct Septimus Heap

Marley & Me‘s David Frankel is set to direct the animated fantasy feature Septimus Heap: Magyk for Warner Bros. Rob Lieber has the job of writing a screenplay that adapts ... Continue Reading →

Paramount Plays with Max Steel Movie

Max Steel is looking to join Transformers and G.I. Joe in the growing trend of toys-turned-cartoons jumping to the big screen. Paramount has teamed up with producer Joe Roth to option ... Continue Reading →

Portman Tends to Thunder God in Thor

Having conquered the Star Wars universe, Natalie Portman is setting her sights on Marvel and Asgard, signing on to the comic-book studio’s upcoming Thor feature film. Portman ... Continue Reading →

Bruno Chills Out Ice Age

Bruno cracked Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs to top this weekend’s box office. The Universal Studios comedy, in which Sacha Baron Cohen reprises the role of the gay Austrian fashion ... Continue Reading →