Kirby Heirs Plan to Terminate Marvel Copyrights

The heirs of comic book artist Jack Kirby have served 45 notices of transfer of copyright to Marvel, Disney, Paramount Pictures, Sony Pictures, 20th Century Fox, Universal Pictures ... Continue Reading →

Hasbro Studios Hires Executives

Stephen J. Davis, president of Hasbro Studios, has announced the new entertainment operation’s management team. Joining the toy company’s studio effort are: ‘ Bob ... Continue Reading →

Laika Lays Off 63 in CG Dept.

Portland-based Laika, the animation studio behind the stop-motion hit Coraline, has laid off 63 people in its computer animation department The move is a result of the studio’s ... Continue Reading →

Meatballs Tops Tasty Box Office Weekend

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, the most recent 3-D animated feature from Sony Pictures Animation, topped the box office with an opening weekend gross of $30.1 million. The film ... Continue Reading →

Wide Release Forecast for Cloudy

The 3-D animation trend opens a new chapter this weekend with the release of Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs. Adapted from the book by Judi and Ron Barrett and directed by Phil Lord ... Continue Reading →

Living Dead to Be Remade as 3-D, CG Origin Tale

Night of the Living Dead, the classic horror flick directed by George Romero, is the latest film to get bit by the remake vibe, again. The planned remake would be a 3-D, CG version ... Continue Reading →

Spider-Man 4 Swings Into Theaters May 6, 2011

Marvel’s amazing web-slinger is set to return to theaters May 6, 2011, with the release of Spider-Man 4. The Columbia release will debut on both regular screens and IMAX theaters, ... Continue Reading →

Weekend Lifts 9 Grosses Over $15 million

9 was No. 2 this weekend at the box office, grossing $10.8 million from Friday to Sunday and bringing its five-day opening total to $15.2 million. The Focus Features animated feature, ... Continue Reading →

Ice Age 3 No. 3 All Time at Intl. Box Office

Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs has become the third-highest grossing film of all time in international markets. According to Variety, on Sept. 8 the film passed Harry Potter and the ... Continue Reading →

Del Toro to Lead Disney into the Dark

Disney has signed a deal with director Guillermo del Toro to create a line of scary animated features under a new imprint called Double Dare You. Del Toro, an avid fan of comic books, ... Continue Reading →