Miller to Take Anime to Mad Max

Mad Max, star of a trilogy of popular action films in the 1980s, could return to the big screen as a 3D anime-style feature. George Miller, who directed all three Max films and won ... Continue Reading →

Fox to Unleash Marmaduke Movie

Brad Anderson’s famous Great Dane Marmaduke will be getting the big-screen treatment at 20th Century Fox. According to The Hollywood Reporter, director Tom Dey has been hired ... Continue Reading →

Watchmen Storms the Box Office

Storming into theaters as the sole major release is Watchmen, the long-awaited adaptation of the classic superhero graphic novel by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons. Watchmen, directed by ... Continue Reading →

KidsCo Secures MarVista Titles

KidsCo has acquired from MarVista Entertainment the broadcast rights to such animated titles as Anastasia, Beauty and the Beast and The Pied Piper for its Western Europe feed. KidsCo ... Continue Reading →

Studio Ghibli, Toyota Team on Training Center

Japanese animation house Studio Ghibli will team up with Toyota to open a new animation training center in western Japan, reports Variety. Ghibli, which has made Hayao Miyazaki’s ... Continue Reading →

Hit Targets Big Screen with Thomas

Hit Entertainment is bringing its hit children’s TV franchise Thomas the Tank Engine to the big screen. Variety reports the feature, due in 2010, is the first project for Hit ... Continue Reading →

DreamWorks Snaps Up Heights Creator

Lin-Manuel Miranda, writer and star of the Broadway hit In the Heights, has signed a deal to create a musical animated feature for DreamWorks. The Hollywood Reporter says Miranda is ... Continue Reading →

Madea Still Reigns; JoBros. Fend Off Resurgent Slumdog

Tyler Perry’s Madea Goes to Jail held on to the top spot at the weekend box office in its second frame, pulling in a strong $16.5 million, according to Box Office Mojo. Disney’s ... Continue Reading →

Disney Plans to Make 2-D Features Every Other Year

Walt Disney Animation Studios visual effects supervisor Marlon West told crowds at WonderCon this weekend that the studio plans to make a 2-D, hand-drawn feature every other year. The ... Continue Reading →

Green Launches Mission to Mars

Seth Green of Robot Chicken fame has joined the cast of Disney’s Mars Need Moms, says The Hollywood Reporter. The film, directed by Simon Wells and produced by Robert Zemecks’ ... Continue Reading →