FUNimation Bringing Anime to Theaters

Navarre Corp.’s FUNimation Ent. today announced the development of FUNimation Films, a co-venture with theatrical distribution company The Bigger Picture. The latest step in FUNimation’s ... Continue Reading →

Kid Shows More Violent Than Adult TV?

The Parents Television Council ( has released its first study on children’s television and suggests that there is more violence on children’s entertainment ... Continue Reading →

Doogal Dogged at Box Office

It was a slow opening weekend at the box office for Doogal, the latest independent animated feature released by The Weinstein Co. The comical fantasy about animal pals who save the ... Continue Reading →

Doogal Makes U.S. Roundabout

A British animated feature gets Americanized in Doogal, the latest CG toon to be released theatrically by The Weinstein Co. After striking gold with the modestly budgeted Hoodwinked, ... Continue Reading →

Batman, Superman Sequels Fly at Warner

A report in Daily Variety confirming sequel plans for Warner Bros.’ Batman Begins and the upcoming Superman Returns is not so much news as it is a foregone conclusion. Still, ... Continue Reading →

China Bans Live-Action/Toon Pairings

Don’t expect to see Garfield 2 or the upcoming Charlotte’s Web popping up in theaters in China. According to Daily Variety, China’s State Administration of Radio, ... Continue Reading →

UTV Animation Gets $5 Million Boost

UTV Toons, one of India’s largest animation studios, will churn out 15 direct-to-video movies with help from a $5 million investment by parent company UTV Software Communications. ... Continue Reading →

Gromit Pulls Off BAFTA Coup

Mark up another major score for animation. The clay-animated Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit from Aardman Animations and DreamWorks Animation beat out a field of ... Continue Reading →

Bambi II Big Overseas

Disney’s recent direct-to-video hit, Bambi II, has begun a successful thearical run overseas. According to Daily Variety, the 2D sequel has earnned more than $10 million in four ... Continue Reading →

Csupo Begins Lensing Terabithia

Gabor Csupo, co-founder of animation shop Klasky Csupo, has begun principal photography on his live-action directorial debut, Disney and Walden Media’s adaptation of Katherine ... Continue Reading →