Academy Names Eligible Toons

This year’s healthy flow of animated feature films has given the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences plenty to think about as Oscar time nears. The organization has ... Continue Reading →

Rogue Moves Into Castlevania

Konami’s video game franchise Castlevania is one step closer to a theater near you. According to Daily Variety, Universal Pictures’ Rogue genre label has signed on to distribute ... Continue Reading →

DW Makes Plans for Puss, Aliens

DreamWorks Animation has revised its strategy to release the upcoming Shrek spin-off Puss in Boots directly to video. The studio announced plans for a theatrical bow for the pic as ... Continue Reading →

Wachowski’s Give Gas to Speed Racer

Larry and Andy Wachowski, the sibling duo behind the Matrix films, are pushing forward with plans to make a live-action feature based on the classic 1960s anime series Speed Racer, ... Continue Reading →

Halo a No-Go

Contrary to previous statements, Microsoft is not marching onward with plans to produce a feature film based on its Halo video game franchise following the exit of co-financers Universal ... Continue Reading →

Oddworld Creators, Vanguard to Make CG Pic

The developers of the cult-favorite video game Oddworld are getting into the feature animation biz via a partnership with Vanguard Animation, according to Daily Variety. Lorne Lanning ... Continue Reading →

Hyde Park Game for Street Fighter

Daily Variety reports that Hyde Park Ent. and Japanese video game publisher Capcom Ltd. are going to take another stab at making a feature film franchise of the popular Street Fighter ... Continue Reading →

Slinky to Spring to Action on the Big Screen

Another popular children’s toy is ready for its big screen close-up. Montreal-based Image In Media (a subsidiary of Section Rouge Media) announced today that it will co-produce ... Continue Reading →

Seals Do Shakespeare in Theaters

Today sees the limited theatrical debut of Phil Nibbelink’s independently produced 2D-animated feature, Romeo & Juliet: Sealed With a Kiss. More than five years in the making, ... Continue Reading →

Beowulf Coming At You in 3D

Robert Zemeckis’ CG adaptation of the epic Old English poem Beowulf is set to get a stereoscopic 3D release on Nov. 16, 2007, the same day it arrives in conventional theaters. ... Continue Reading →