DisneyToon Australia Shuttered

As it channels more efforts into producing in-house CG features, The Walt Disney Co. has shut down another traditional animation facility. We received confirmation from the company ... Continue Reading →

Monster Picks up Jasper Morello

Monster Distributes has acquired international distribution rights to Anthony Lucas’ Annecy Grand Prix-winning animated short, The Mysterious Geographic Explorations of Jasper ... Continue Reading →

Laika Onto Next Animated Adventure

Laika Ent., the toon shop formerly known as Vinton Studios, has announced a second feature film to follow the Henry Selick-directed Neil Gaiman adaptation, Coraline. According to Daily ... Continue Reading →

Island Sinks, Chocolate Still Sweet

DreamWorks’ new Michael Bay-directed action thriller, The Island, was cast away by moviegoers in favor of holdovers Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The Wedding Crashers and ... Continue Reading →

Burton Picks up a 9

As his Corpse Bride gets set to hit theaters in September, director/producer Tim Burton plans to produce a feature based on Shane Acker’s award-winning animated film, 9, according ... Continue Reading →

The Island Emerges in Theaters

Though its animated Madagascar is still pulling in the bucks in theatrical release, this weekend DreamWorks is focusing on a very different little land mass. The Island, directed by ... Continue Reading →

Hanks, WB Get Antsy for IMAX

As The Polar Express gets set to make another run in IMAX theaters this Thanksgiving, star Tom Hanks is working with Warner Bros. to produce an all-new computer-animated IMAX film. ... Continue Reading →

Liotta Enlisted for Boll’s Dungeon Siege

Actor Ray Liotta (Goodfellas, Narc, Identity) has signed on for director Uwe Boll’s feature film adaptation of Microsoft’s Dungeon Siege role-playing video game franchise, ... Continue Reading →

Vinton Changes Name, Sneaks Moongirl

Vinton Studios, which was acquired by Nike co-founder and chairman Phil Knight in 2003, is finally being re-branded after its namesake, Will Vinton, was laid off from the company he ... Continue Reading →

Bros. Warner, Weinstein Team for Turtles

Michaelangelo, Donatello, Raphael and Leonardo are a step closer to making their big-screen debut as computer-animated characters. The Weinstein Co. and Warner Bros. Pictures announced ... Continue Reading →