Transformers Tramples Records

The DreamWorks/Paramount live-action/CG treatment of the ’80s cartoon sensation Transformers enjoyed the biggest Tuesday in cinema history with an estimated $27.4 million opening ... Continue Reading →

Production I.G. Grows with Mag Garden

Japanese animation studio Production I.G., which owns roughly 15% of comic book company Mag Garden, intends to acquire all remaining shares, according to Daily Variety. Mag Garden will ... Continue Reading →

Moviegoers Eat Up Ratatouille

Next to popcorn, Disney/Pixar’s Ratatouille was the top menu item at theaters across North America over the weekend. The CG-animated rat tale cooked up an estimated $47.2 million ... Continue Reading →

Ratatouille Served in Theaters

Sandwiched between the big summer action flicks Live Free or Die Hard and Transformers, Disney/Pixar’s Ratatouille dishes out a tale food and friendship as it debuts in theaters ... Continue Reading →

Dohenny, Gotham Making Franny K. Stein

Independent production company East of Doheny has optioned film rights to Jim Benton’s Franny K. Stein: Mad Scientist series of children’s books and has teamed with The ... Continue Reading →

Weinstein, Gotham Ink Toon Pact with Korea

The Weinstein Co. (TWC), The Gotham Group and the Chungcheongnam-do government of South Korea have formed an extensive, strategic relationship to produce and distribute animated feature ... Continue Reading →

Iran Cans Persepolis in Bangkok

Daily Variety reports that the Cannes-winning animated feature Persepolis was pulled from the schedule at the Bangkok International Film Festival at the request of the Iranian Embassy ... Continue Reading →

Evan is Almighty at Box Office

Former Daily Show correspondent Steve Carell proved his success in The 40 Year-Old Virgin was no fluke as his latest star vehicle, Evan Almighty, opened at No. 1 with an estimated $35 ... Continue Reading →

Evan, 1408 Challenge Fantastic Four

A couple of story-driven vfx movies open in theaters today to take on 20th Century Fox’s hit superhero sequel, Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer. Steve Carell picks up ... Continue Reading →

ADV Brings 5 Centimeters to U.S.

ADV Films has acquired the exclusive North American theatrical, home video and broadcast rights to 5 Centimeters Per Second, the newest feature from celebrated anime master Makoto ... Continue Reading →