Quinta Boss Has Stake in Rainbow

Daily Variety reports that Franco-Tunisian film producer Tarak Ben Ammar has acquired a 2% stake in Rainbow, the Italian animation house behind the popular animated television series ... Continue Reading →

Bee Movie Stings Claus

In a game of box-office leapfrog, DreamWorks Animation’s Bee Movie overtook Universal’s American Gangster and outperformed newcomer Fred Claus from Warner Bros. to win the ... Continue Reading →

Why Beowulf is Good for Animation

Robert Zemeckis’ performance-capture adaptation of the epic poem Beowulf has had a handful of press screenings and is generally being embraced by attendees, myself among them. ... Continue Reading →

Imagi Greenlights Fluorescent Black

Hong Kong- and Los Angeles-based Imagi Animation Studios has picked up rights to a sci-fi screenplay titled Fluorescent Black from Matt Wilson. According to Daily Variety, the script ... Continue Reading →

Simpsons Good for News Corp.

The box office success of 20th Centruy Fox’s The Simpsons Movie contributed largely to a 23% spike in media conglomerate News Corp.’s first quarter operating income, which ... Continue Reading →

Newell Considers Prince of Persia

Known for its beautifully rendered animation and engaging storyline, the Ubisoft video game Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time is headed for the big screen, but Michael Bay will not ... Continue Reading →

Oshii Making Sky Crawlers

Mamoru Oshii, the world-famous Japanese filmmaker behind the anime favorite Ghost in the Shell and its sequel, Innocence, is set to direct a new animated feature titled The Sky Crawlers. ... Continue Reading →

Sony Joins Jackson’s District

Sony Pictures has come aboard to distribute District 9, the big-budget sci-fi thriller producer Peter Jackson and director Neill Blomkamp are making while they wait for funding for ... Continue Reading →

Editor’s Note: Beowulf Surprises

There’s a reason why the Beowulf tale has endured for centuries and is taught in virtually every high school. It’s hard to mess up a great story, but there were doubts about ... Continue Reading →

Gangster Caps Bee Movie

Despite its inescapable marketing efforts, DreamWorks Animation’s Bee Movie failed to take the top spot at the North American box office over the weekend. The Jerry Seinfeld comedy ... Continue Reading →