Golden Ticket Sales for Charlie?

Raold Dahl’s time-honored children’s book gets another cinematic treatment with today’s release of director Tim Burton’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. The ... Continue Reading →

Nelvana Visits Puff the Magic Dragon

Starlight Runner Ent. CEO Jeff Gomez and singer-songwriter Peter Yarrow are working together to hammer out a storyline for a computer-animation feature film based on Yarrow’s ... Continue Reading →

DreamWorks Takes a Loss

Despite having another hit on its hands with Madagascar, DreamWorks Animation has suffered a blow on Wall Street. The toon studio updated its second quarter guidance of “no profit” ... Continue Reading →

Fantastic Opening

Despite a slew of negative reviews, 20th Century Fox’s superhero actioner, Fantastic Four, enjoyed a powerful opening weekend, clobbering the competition to the tune of an estimated ... Continue Reading →

It’s Clobberin’ Time!

Brad Bird and Pixar spoofed them in the animated smash hit The Incredibles, but now Marvel Comic’s first family of superheroes has arrived on the big-screen with an expensive, ... Continue Reading →

Star Wars Editor Brutt to Adapt Chassis

Hurricane Ent. has announced that four-time Academy Award-winning sound designer/editor Ben Burtt (Star Wars, Raiders of the Lost Ark, E.T: The Extraterrestrial, Indiana Jones and the ... Continue Reading →

Editor’s Note: Giving the Big G His Due

Over the 4th of July weekend, I was fortunate to catch a screening of the most entertaining movie I have seen, and will see, all year. I say “fortunate” because many people ... Continue Reading →

Henson Shutters U.K. Creature Shop

Citing the U.S. dollar’s poor exchange rate and the flagging U.K. production environment, The Jim Henson Co. is effectively closing the London location of its visual effects and ... Continue Reading →

B.O. Fireworks for War of the Worlds

Many Americans decided to celebrate Independence Day by taking in another big effects film about an alien invasion. Steven Spielberg’s War of the Worlds earned an estimated $77.6 ... Continue Reading →

Madagascar Trumps Batman Overseas

According to Daily Variety, DreamWorks Animation’s Madagascar beat out Warner Bros.’ Batman Begins for the No. 2 spot at the overseas box office over the weekend. The latest ... Continue Reading →