Aardman/Sony Pics Announced

As Sony Pictures struggles to compete in the fierce CG feature field, the studio is banking on Aardman Features to deliver a string of hits under their three-year first-look deal. Aardman ... Continue Reading →

Academy Tweaks Toon Rules

The Academy of Motion Pictures and Arts announced yesterday that it’s changing its definition of an animated feature film to further clarify the requirements for that category, ... Continue Reading →

Silver Surfer Challenges CG Penguins

You can spend some time figuring out the different Fantastic Four ‘surfing’/'boarding’/'rising’ into/onto theaters/theater screens headlines this weekend as ... Continue Reading →

Men in Black Honcho to Ride with Space Chimps

Barry Sonnenfeld is set to produce the animated comedy Space Chimps along with Vanguard Animation and Starz Media. Twentieth Century Fox will distribute. Sonnenfeld has been a creative ... Continue Reading →

It’s a Go for Disney/Yash Raj’s Romeo

Under a new pact between Disney and India’s Yash Raj Films, the two companies will join forces to co-produce a new animated film titled Roadside Romeo. The CG-animated movie will ... Continue Reading →

Pixar Hot for Senior Citizen Pic

After focusing on a French rat this summer, and a lovable robot named Wall*E in 2008, the folks at Pixar will give us a movie about a 70-year-old man who fights various animals and ... Continue Reading →

Chiodo Bros. Craft Little Horrors for Born

L.A.’s stop-motion masters the Chiodo Brothers will be working on a new psychological thriller about a claymation artist living in an idyllic English town. Titled Born, the movie ... Continue Reading →

An $18 Million Weekend for Sony’s Surfing Penguins

The animated penguins of Sony’s Surf’s Up caught a relatively mellow tide at the box office this weekend as the pic landed in at No. 4 with an estimated $18 million fro ... Continue Reading →

Sony Rides Penguin Wave with Surf’s Up

DreamWorks’ green ogre and Disney’s ghoulish pirates will get some killer competition today in theaters in the shape of cute, CG-animated surfing penguins. Sony Pictures ... Continue Reading →

Persepolis and TekkonKinkreet Get U.S. Dates

Two well-received indie animated features have announced their U.S. opening dates. Michael Arias’ anime/CG hybrid hit Tekkonkinkreet will be distributed by Sony on July 13 in ... Continue Reading →