Buscemi, Cleese, Leno Join Exodus to Igor

Steve Buscemi, John Cleese and Jay Leno have joined Christian Slater in the cast of Exodus Film Group’s CG-animated short film, Igor: Unholy Frijoles. The flick is currently in ... Continue Reading →

A Sweet Weekend for Charlie and Harry

Despite some mixed reviews, Tim Burton’s Charlie and The Chocolate Factory, took in a sweet $55.4 million over the weekend, putting a big fat smile on the faces of Warner Bros. ... Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →