China Cuts Taxes for Animation Companies

China has reduced business taxes for qualifying animation companies by 3 percent. The news, first reported in the China Stock Journal, says qualifying companies must earn at least ... Continue Reading →

Toei Buys Out Partner in HK Facility

Japanese animation giant Toei announced plans to buy out partner Animation International’s shares in the Hong Kong-based Toei Animation Enterprises, Variety reports. The move ... Continue Reading →

Holiday Weekend Box Office ‘Cops’ Big Increase

Sony’s Kevin James comedy Paul Blart: Mall Cop topped a strong Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend at the box office, earning a whopping $33.8 million. The Friday-Sunday gross ... Continue Reading →

Emmerich Scores Asimov’s Foundation

Roland Emmerich, director of 10,000 B.C. and the forthcoming 2012, won the screen rights to adapt Isaac Asimov’s Foundation trilogy’an epic sci fi series revolving around ... Continue Reading →

Quantum Quest Voice Cast Set

The stars have aligned for Quantum Quest, an upcoming CG-animated, large-format 3-D action-adventure film that interweaves computer-generated sequences with actual space imagery captured ... Continue Reading →

Reeves Commits to Cowboy Bebop

His sci-fi remake The Day the Earth Stood Still didn’t exactly hold the world spellbound, but Keanu Reeves is hoping for better success with a live-action adaptation of a popular ... Continue Reading →

FOX, Warner Settle Watchmen Battle

Warner Bros.’ live-action feature based on the DC Comics graphic novel Watchmen will open on March 6 as planned. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the studio has settled a ... Continue Reading →

Jackson May Be Out of Iron Man 2

First Terrance Howard was replaced by Don Cheadle as Rhody Rhodes, and now Samuel L. Jackson may be cut out of the highly anticipated sequel Iron Man 2. Jackson showed up at the end ... Continue Reading →

Rabbi’s Cat Comic Becoming Toon Feature

Joann Sfar will adapt his Eisner Award-winning graphic novel The Rabbi’s Cat as a 2D animated feature. According to Daily Variety, Sfar will co-direct the film with Antoine Delesvaux. ... Continue Reading →

Maggie Q Joins King of the Fighters

A big-screen adaptation of the popular Japanese video game King of the Fighters has a femme fatal in Hong Kong action star Maggie Q, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Recently seen ... Continue Reading →