Animation Co-op shuts down

Kevin Geiger and Moon Seun have closed down Animation Co-op, the interactive website community for animators that they founded in 2003. The announcement was made in an open letter ... Continue Reading →

WB and Autodesk Cut Jobs

Warner Bros. and software maker Autodesk are the most recent companies to announce extensive layoffs in the face of the economic downturn. WB announced it will eliminate 800 jobs. ... Continue Reading →

China Cuts Taxes for Animation Companies

China has reduced business taxes for qualifying animation companies by 3 percent. The news, first reported in the China Stock Journal, says qualifying companies must earn at least ... Continue Reading →

Holiday Weekend Box Office ‘Cops’ Big Increase

Sony’s Kevin James comedy Paul Blart: Mall Cop topped a strong Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend at the box office, earning a whopping $33.8 million. The Friday-Sunday gross ... Continue Reading →

Emmerich Scores Asimov’s Foundation

Roland Emmerich, director of 10,000 B.C. and the forthcoming 2012, won the screen rights to adapt Isaac Asimov’s Foundation trilogy’an epic sci fi series revolving around ... Continue Reading →

Reeves Commits to Cowboy Bebop

His sci-fi remake The Day the Earth Stood Still didn’t exactly hold the world spellbound, but Keanu Reeves is hoping for better success with a live-action adaptation of a popular ... Continue Reading →

FOX, Warner Settle Watchmen Battle

Warner Bros.’ live-action feature based on the DC Comics graphic novel Watchmen will open on March 6 as planned. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the studio has settled a ... Continue Reading →

Quantum Quest Voice Cast Set

The stars have aligned for Quantum Quest, an upcoming CG-animated, large-format 3-D action-adventure film that interweaves computer-generated sequences with actual space imagery captured ... Continue Reading →

Jackson May Be Out of Iron Man 2

First Terrance Howard was replaced by Don Cheadle as Rhody Rhodes, and now Samuel L. Jackson may be cut out of the highly anticipated sequel Iron Man 2. Jackson showed up at the end ... Continue Reading →

Rabbi’s Cat Comic Becoming Toon Feature

Joann Sfar will adapt his Eisner Award-winning graphic novel The Rabbi’s Cat as a 2D animated feature. According to Daily Variety, Sfar will co-direct the film with Antoine Delesvaux. ... Continue Reading →