McGee’s Alice Gets Director, Star

Daily Variety reports that Marcus Nispel, director of the recent Texas Chainsaw Massacre remake, has signed on to helm the feature film based on American McGee’s Alice, a video ... Continue Reading →

POW! Batman Batters Competition

Director Christopher Nolan and star Christian Bale managed to breathe new life into an exhausted franchise, taking Warner Bros.’ Batman Begins to the top of the box office charts ... Continue Reading →

Batman Broods, Castle Opens Wider This Weekend

When Brunei, Guadeloupe, Martinique and Luxembourg are among your opening week territories you know it’s a wide release. In fact, the opening of Batman Begins is the widest release ... Continue Reading →

Mainframe Sticks Nose in CG Arthur Feature

It looks like another beloved 2D animated character will be getting a CG facelift next year. Vancouver-based Mainframe Entertainment (Reboot, Barbie and Hot Wheels DVDs) announced today ... Continue Reading →

Phreex Next for Shrek, Valiant Producer

One of the most successful animation producers in recent years, John H. Williams (Shrek, Valiant), has announced his next project: Phreex, an animated feature, revolves around a group ... Continue Reading →

Post-Pixar Disney Unveils Ani Plans

Against the backdrop of swirling rumors that Pixar might come back to the Disney fold now that Michael Eisner is retiring, Walt Disney Feature Animation publicly unveiled its next five ... Continue Reading →

Batman Begins, Finally!

Hey, have you heard? A little film called Batman Begins opens today. And you might want to check it out. After, shall we say, some lackluster interregnum years following Tim Burton’s ... Continue Reading →

Eleven Centuries Later, Beowulf Still Kickin’ It.

If only the descendants of the guy who wrote the Old English poem Beowulf in the 11th Century had a contract for all-rights for the rest of eternity. Because then, with a great agent ... Continue Reading →

Madagascar, Miyazaki Keep Up with Brangelina

Now that the Brad Pitt/Angelina Jolie bondage and discipline tent-pole flick has opened and given them a personal best (an estimated $51.1 million stateside over the weekend), perhaps ... Continue Reading →

Miyazaki Meets Shark Boy in U.S. Theaters

The eagerly awaited Howl’s Moving Castle, the latest traditionally animated epic from master filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki, begins its limited North American theatrical run today, ... Continue Reading →