Monkey Swings at Box Office

By George, this monkey has legs! Universal’s well-reviewed adaptation of H.A. Rey and Margaret Rey Curious George book series took in an estimated $15.3 million at the U.S. box ... Continue Reading →

Santa Visits Renegade Animation

Glendale-based toon shop Renegade Animation is teaming up with director Robert Zappia to deliver a new holiday-themed feature titled Who Stole Santa’s Sack? this Christmas. Featuring ... Continue Reading →

Moviegoers Get Curious

Curiosity may have killed the cat, but it seems to have worked out for one monkey who won the affection of generations of young readers before finally making it to the big screen. Universal’s ... Continue Reading →

Oswald Traded Back to Disney

Disney announced that Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, the first big-eared star to issue from the studio’s light boxes, is coming home via a deal with NBC/Universal, which has held rights ... Continue Reading →

Hecht, Shrek Scribe Visit Planet One

Former Nickelodeon topper Albie Hecht has teamed with Oscar-nominated Shrek writer Joe Stillman to develop a CG sci-fi movie titled Planet One. Slated to hit theaters in 2008, the film ... Continue Reading →

Disney to Dish Out Pixar’s Ratatouille

After this summer’s release of Cars, the Disney distribution pit crew will don aprons to serve up Ratatouille, Pixar’s next CG-animated effort. The deal, announced with ... Continue Reading →

Weinstein Co. Picks Up Exodus’ Igor

Having tasted success with the independent CG-animated Hoodwinked, The Weinstein Co. has plunged deeper into the animated feature market. Company co-founder Harvey Weinstein today announced ... Continue Reading →

NEWS BITES:Game On for New Tron Comic

Disney and SLG Publishing are set to release a new comic book titled Tron: The Ghost in the Machine. Written by Landry Walker and Eric Jones (Little Gloomy, X-Ray Comics) and drawn ... Continue Reading →

DreamWorks/Paramount Deal Complete

Paramount Pictures has closed its acquisition of distribution entity DreamWorks Studios and is set to kick off its seven-year DreamWorks Animation distribution deal with the May 19 ... Continue Reading →

Tartakovsky Feels Power of the Dark Crystal

Genndy Tartakovsky, creator of Cartoon Network’s Samurai Jack and Dexter’s Laboratory, has signed on to direct Power of the Dark Crystal, the sequel to the 1982 Jim Henson ... Continue Reading →