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 →

Platinum, Atmosphere Killing Demons on Film

Comic-book property holder Platinum Studios and Atmosphere Ent. MM have teamed up to bring the Platinum graphic novel Killing Demons to the big screen. The pic is being produced by ... Continue Reading →

Nanny McPhee in Theatres

Look out, Mary Poppins, there’s a new magical governess in town as Universal’s Nanny McPhee arrives in theaters today. The family film works some charming vfx magic in ... Continue Reading →

Weinstein Financing Reaches $1.2 Billion

Following the successful launch of its first animated feature, Hoodwinked, The Weinstein Co. has announced the closing of a $500 million film securitization facility. With total financing ... Continue Reading →

Disney Sequel Factory to Close

With the news of Disney’s impending purchase of Pixar, The Los Angeles Times reports today that Disney will scrub the toon unit it has been building for the express purpose of ... Continue Reading →

Blur’s Feature Efforts Gopher Broke

VFX and animation shop Blur Studio has announced plans to make a feature-length version of its Academy Award-nominated animated short film, Gopher Broke. The CG short is currently screening ... Continue Reading →

Disney to Buy Pixar

Disney President and CEO Robert Iger today ended months of speculation by confirming that Disney will acquire animation studio Pixar. The all-stock transaction worth $7.4 billion is ... Continue Reading →

Underworld no Box Office Underdog

Sony Screen Gems’ Underworld: Evolution debuted to an estimated $27.6 over the weekend, claiming the top spot at the North American box office. Though the studio exhibited a lack ... Continue Reading →