Astro Boy Sets Opening Record in China

Imagi Studios’ Astro Boy has set a box office record for the biggest opening by a CG-animated movie in China. The film earned 40 million renminbi ‘ the equivalent of US$5.9 ... Continue Reading →

WB Circles Pitch for Peacock Pic

Warner Bros. is looking to get back into animated features. The studio is in talks to pick up an untitled pitch for an animated feature about a peacock from writers Austin Winsberg ... Continue Reading →

Heart Like a Wheel

Redline, Takeshi Koike’s heady new anime feature, embraces the car culture of the West. Two years ago the staff at Madhouse, one of Japan’s most adventurous animation studios, ... Continue Reading →

Astro Opens in 6th; Paranormal Shoots to Top

Astro Boy launched into low orbit in a weekend of unusual box office results that saw the cult film Paranormal Activity peak in the top spot. Summit Entertainment’s release of ... Continue Reading →

HandMade Films Buys Animation Collective

British company HandMade Films has cut a deal to acquire American content provider Animation Collective for $12 million. HandMade also has partnered with National Geographic, with both ... Continue Reading →

Hathaway, Harris, Santoro Headed to Rio

Actors Anne Hathaway, Neil Patrick Harris and Rodrigo Santoro are all in talks to lend their voices to Rio, an animated feature directed by Carlos Saldanha at Blue Sky Studios and Fox, ... Continue Reading →

The Little Robot That Could

Die-hard fans are hoping that Astro Boy, Imagi’s new CG-animated adaptation of Tezuka’s beloved manga, will be as electrifying as the original property and TV series. It’s ... Continue Reading →

Astro Boy Ready for Takeoff

Astro Boy finally bursts onto movie screens this weekend, taking part in an epic box office battle against vampires, serial killers, the world’s most famous female pilot and another ... Continue Reading →

Nick Buys Global Rights to Ninja Turtles

Nickelodeon has bought the global rights to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles from The Mirage Group and 4Kids Entertainment for a price of about $60 million. Nick immediately announced ... Continue Reading →

ImageMovers Lines Up Behind Airman

Gil Kenan, director of Monster House, is signed on to Airman, a $150 million motion-capture fantasy film from Robert Zemeckis’ ImageMovers banner. The film is based on a book ... Continue Reading →