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Following a successful showing at Cannes, the animated feature Les Triplettes De Belleville (U.S. title Belleville Rendezvous) from French writer/director Sylvian Chomet has been acquired by Sony Pictures Classics for distribution in the U.S. and Australia. Chomet told Animation Magazine, ‘We’re very happy to have the film distributed in the [...]
The Jim Carey vehicle Bruce Almighty proved to be just that at the box office over the Memorial Day weekend. The comedy about a newsman granted divine powers by God (Morgan Freeman) brought in a surprising $86 million dollars during the four-day period, knocking Warner Bros.’ The Matrix Reloaded out [...]
With all the press gathered at the Cannes Festival, French animation studio Sparx is making more noise about completing director Doug Chiang’s $50 million sci-fi feature Robota. Set in a futuristic world controlled by machines, the project will incorporate regular 3-D animation and rotomotion techniques. According to Sparx president Guillaume [...]
American Entertainment & Animation (AEAN) and Florida-based Words & Pictures Prods. plan to co-produce a CG animated feature film based on the book Uncle Mugsy and the Terrible Twins of Christmas, written by Eric Metaxas and illustrated by Tim Raglin. AEAN has signed a letter of intent to purchase full [...]
Capcom’s best-selling PlayStation 2 title, Onimusha, may be coming to a cineplex near you. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Davis Films and Gaga Prods. have signed a deal to make a $50 million live-action version of the samurai vs. demons video game created by Keiji Inafune. The film take place [...]
An overwhelming majority (96%) of Animation Guild and Affiliated Optical Electronic and Graphic Arts, Local 839 IATSE members have ratified a new collective bargaining agreement with the major animation producers. The new contract will take effect from August 1, 2003 through July 31, 2006. The three-year agreement offers the same [...]
The Hollywood Reporter brings word that French TV network M6 is set to produce an animated feature based on one of Europe’s best-known comic strips. Asterix and the Vikings, which is being presented at Cannes, will reportedly be Europe’s most expensive full-length animated film to date. Asterix will employ traditional [...]
Anime producer and distributor ADV Films has acquired the rights to produce a live-action feature film based on the anime television series Neon Genesis Evangelion. The project, already in development, is a collaboration between ADV Films, Japanese anime and game studio Gainax Network Systems and Oscar-winning Lord of the Rings [...]
Actor Eddie Griffin, whose comedy concert film Dysfunktional Family is currently in theatres, has inked a deal with Venice, Calif.-based Exodus Film Group to voice the character of Babe the Blue Ox in the company’s upcoming live-action/CG production of Paul Bunyan. Heather Graham is also in talks to join the [...]
Atlanta-based Fathom Studios’ independent CG feature Delgo is looking more and more like a big-budget Hollywood production as more and more stars come aboard. Today brings news that actress/singer Jennifer Love Hewitt (The Tuxedo, I Know What You Did Last Summer) and Saturday Night Live alum Chris Kattan have joined [...]