More Toon Pics Are Drawn to Nick Movies

A new sci-fi live-action feature starring Will Smith will serve as a launching pad for an animated series on Spike TV, according to a story in Variety today. The film, titled The Mark, ... Continue Reading →

Pension Funds Demand Face Time with Disney’s Directors

Variety reports that six of the largest U.S. state pension funds –including the California Public Employees’ Retirement System CalPERS and the New York State Common Retirement ... Continue Reading →

Weekend of the Dead

It’s ironic that the only movie that has been able to end the boxoffice reign of Mel Gibson’s The Passion of the Christ is another bloody story of resurrection. Universal’s ... Continue Reading →

Clifford Grows in Theaters

Warner Home Video and Scholastic Ent. are getting their big dog on the big screen with the 73-minute feature film Clifford’s Really Big Movie. Warner Bros. has been testing the ... Continue Reading →

Director Fights to Get Musketeers in Theaters

Dismayed that his upcoming 2D animated feature, The Three Musketeers, will not be getting a big-screen release, director Donovan Cook is crusading to get Disney brass to reconsider. ... Continue Reading →

Cool Zone: Submitted for your approval: Justin T. Nick of Time

With all the talk of box office performance, law suits and corporate politics surrounding the world of animation these days, its easy to overlook the little guys who are out there creating ... Continue Reading →

French Judge Tosses Nemo Suit

The Dow Jones Business News reports that French author Franck Le Calvez’s lawsuit against the makers of Finding Nemo has been thrown out of court. Calvez claims that Nemo was ... Continue Reading →

Goldwyn Gets Kaena for U.S. Release

Last year, Xilam Animation’s Kaena: The Prophecy emerged as the first French feature-length computer-animated 3D film. Now the action-infused fantasy flick is coming to the U.S. ... Continue Reading →

Axed Animators in New Deal with Raven, MG

Since Disney shuttered its Orlando, Fla. animation studio late last year a number of up-and-coming toon houses have been eager to swoop in and rummage through the stockpile of available ... Continue Reading →

Warner Flexes Home Vid Muscle in Courting Pixar

Daily Variety reports that Time Warner Entertainment and Networks chairman Jeffrey Bewkes is boasting that the company’s home video distribution strength makes it a perfect partner ... Continue Reading →