Transformers Sparks Viacom Profits

With help from some giant, mercurial robots, Viacom’s net earnings for the third quarter of 2007 increased 80% over the same quarter last year. Buoyed by the tremendous worldwide ... Continue Reading →

VIZ Manga Spawn Four Features

VIZ Pictures, an affiliate of VIZ Media LLC, has licensed four popular sh’jo manga titles released under VIZ Media’s Shojo Beat imprint and has produced live-action films ... Continue Reading →

Spiderwick Crawling to IMAX

Paramount Pictures/Nickelodeon Movies’ fantasy-adventure flick The Spiderwick Chronicles is the latest big vfx film to get an IMAX release date. IMAX Corp. and Paramount today ... Continue Reading →

Sony to Sell Animation, FX Assets?

Half of Sony Pictures Animation and a big chunk of vfx powerhouse Sony Pictures Imageworks may soon be on the auction block. The New York Times reports that Sony Pictures Ent. has hired ... Continue Reading →

Spider-Man 4 Gets Writer

There’s a possibility director Sam Raimi and stars Tobey Maguire and Kirsten Dunst may not be back for another round of web slinging but Columbia Pictures and Sony Pictures are ... Continue Reading →

Resident Evil Goes CG

Having made more than $332 million worldwide with their three live-action Resident Evil films, Capcom and Sony Pictures Entertainment are reportedly turning to animation to continue ... Continue Reading →

Bandaras Becomes Toon Mogul

After stealing the show with his portrayal of Puss In Boots in Shrek 2 and reprising the role in Shrek the Third, actor Antonio Banderas is reportedly starting up his own animation ... Continue Reading →

Directors to Run With Flash, Green Lantern

Director David Dobkin, who helmed the blockbuster comedy The Wedding Crashers, has been tapped to direct the first big-screen adaptation of DC Comics’ The Flash, according to ... Continue Reading →

Spyro Game for Big Screen

The Animation Picture Co. has optioned feature film rights to the Spyro the Dragon video game franchise from Sierra Ent., a division of Vivendi Games, and plans to make a CG-animated ... Continue Reading →

Gaumont To Rock the CG Boat

The Noah’s Ark story has been a popular subject for animation, and it appears that the animals are lining up for another fateful toon cruise. According to Daily Variety, major ... Continue Reading →