Shrek Author’s Sylvester to be Adapted

Lions Gate Family Entertainment (LGFE) is hoping to bottle some of the lightning that made William Steig’s 1993 children’s book, Shrek, into a blockbuster animated franchise. ... Continue Reading →

Universal Eying DreamWorks Buy?

The financial sector is abuzz with rumors that Universal NBC is exploring the idea of purchasing DreamWorks SKG for a sum that could exceed $1 billion. First reported in the New York ... Continue Reading →

Universal Game for God of War Movie

The latest video game to be picked up for big-screen consideration is Sony Computer Entertainment America’s Greek Mythology adventure, God of War. Daily Variety reports that Universal ... Continue Reading →

DisneyToon Australia Shuttered

As it channels more efforts into producing in-house CG features, The Walt Disney Co. has shut down another traditional animation facility. We received confirmation from the company ... Continue Reading →

Laika Onto Next Animated Adventure

Laika Ent., the toon shop formerly known as Vinton Studios, has announced a second feature film to follow the Henry Selick-directed Neil Gaiman adaptation, Coraline. According to Daily ... Continue Reading →

Island Sinks, Chocolate Still Sweet

DreamWorks’ new Michael Bay-directed action thriller, The Island, was cast away by moviegoers in favor of holdovers Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The Wedding Crashers and ... Continue Reading →

Monster Picks up Jasper Morello

Monster Distributes has acquired international distribution rights to Anthony Lucas’ Annecy Grand Prix-winning animated short, The Mysterious Geographic Explorations of Jasper ... Continue Reading →

Burton Picks up a 9

As his Corpse Bride gets set to hit theaters in September, director/producer Tim Burton plans to produce a feature based on Shane Acker’s award-winning animated film, 9, according ... Continue Reading →

The Island Emerges in Theaters

Though its animated Madagascar is still pulling in the bucks in theatrical release, this weekend DreamWorks is focusing on a very different little land mass. The Island, directed by ... Continue Reading →

Hanks, WB Get Antsy for IMAX

As The Polar Express gets set to make another run in IMAX theaters this Thanksgiving, star Tom Hanks is working with Warner Bros. to produce an all-new computer-animated IMAX film. ... Continue Reading →