Disney Promotes Chapek in Executive Shuffle

The Walt Disney Studios continues to reorganize its management, promoting Bob Chapek to oversee distribution. Chapek was previously in charge of the studio’s home entertainment ... Continue Reading →

Cloudy Digital Release Angers Theater Owners

Sony’s plans to release Dec. 8 its animated feature Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs on digital platforms available on certain internet-enabled TVs and Blu-ray players has upset ... Continue Reading →

Kells Gets Academy Run, Spring U.S. Release

The Secret of Kells, a European animated feature that has racked up prestigious honors at film festivals all over the world, has secured a U.S. distributor and plans a one-week run ... Continue Reading →

20 Films Submitted for Oscars; 5 Noms Likely

Twenty films have been submitted for consideration as the best animated feature film in this year’s Academy Awards, making it likely that five films will be nominated in the category ... Continue Reading →

Banderas Lines Up Behind Goleor

Spanish animated feature film Goleor, the Scale and the Sword has entered pre-production with actor Antonio Banderas on board to cast and direct the voice actors, as well as provide ... Continue Reading →

Christmas Carol Captures Weekend Crown

The holidays arrived early at the box office, as Disney’s A Christmas Carol handily beat out a trio of newcomers to top the weekend charts. The stereoscopic 3-D film, which director ... Continue Reading →

Aykroyd, Farris, Timberlake Eyeing Yogi Bear

Warner Bros.’ live action and CG animation hybrid feature adaptation of Yogi Bear is picking up cast members more quickly than pic-a-nic baskets. The studio is reportedly in talks ... Continue Reading →

Heathcliff Movie Makers Secure Development Fund

Magic Lantern Entertainment has acquired $10 million in development funds for its movie slate, which includes a blended media/CGI animated project called Bad Kitty that is based on ... Continue Reading →

Fox Brings Peru’s Dolphin to North America

Fox has bought the North American distribution rights to The Dolphin: Story of a Dreamer, a Peruvian CGI-animated feature film. The film was released in Peru in October and set a record ... Continue Reading →

Phase 4 Catches Missing Lynx

Phase 4 Films has picked up North American distribution rights to The Missing Lynx: Paws on the Run. The Spanish toon, co-produced and voiced by actor Antonio Banderas and directed ... Continue Reading →