Curious George Animators Go Bananas for Toon Boom

Montreal-based animation solution producer Toon Boom is proud of the success of Universal/Imagine’s 2D-animated Curious George at the box office this past week. Toon Boom’s ... Continue Reading →

Weinsteins Plan CG-Animated Escape From Planet Earth

It sure seems like Harvey Weinstein can’t get enough of CG-animated family movies. It was announced today that the Weinstein Company has acquired the rights to Escape from Planet ... Continue Reading →

Amp’d Cells Dial Up Scanner Spots

The trailer for Richard Linklater’s highly anticipated animated adaptation of A Scanner Darkly is set to debut on Amp’d Mobile handsets today. Based on a sci-fi novel by ... Continue Reading →

Monkey Swings at Box Office

By George, this monkey has legs! Universal’s well-reviewed adaptation of H.A. Rey and Margaret Rey Curious George book series took in an estimated $15.3 million at the U.S. box ... Continue Reading →

Santa Visits Renegade Animation

Glendale-based toon shop Renegade Animation is teaming up with director Robert Zappia to deliver a new holiday-themed feature titled Who Stole Santa’s Sack? this Christmas. Featuring ... Continue Reading →

Moviegoers Get Curious

Curiosity may have killed the cat, but it seems to have worked out for one monkey who won the affection of generations of young readers before finally making it to the big screen. Universal’s ... Continue Reading →

Oswald Traded Back to Disney

Disney announced that Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, the first big-eared star to issue from the studio’s light boxes, is coming home via a deal with NBC/Universal, which has held rights ... Continue Reading →

Hecht, Shrek Scribe Visit Planet One

Former Nickelodeon topper Albie Hecht has teamed with Oscar-nominated Shrek writer Joe Stillman to develop a CG sci-fi movie titled Planet One. Slated to hit theaters in 2008, the film ... Continue Reading →

Disney to Dish Out Pixar’s Ratatouille

After this summer’s release of Cars, the Disney distribution pit crew will don aprons to serve up Ratatouille, Pixar’s next CG-animated effort. The deal, announced with ... Continue Reading →

Weinstein Co. Picks Up Exodus’ Igor

Having tasted success with the independent CG-animated Hoodwinked, The Weinstein Co. has plunged deeper into the animated feature market. Company co-founder Harvey Weinstein today announced ... Continue Reading →