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 →

CaféFX Swims with Shark Boy and Lava Girl

When does 150 visual effects shots become 300? When working on a stereoscopic 3D movie, according to CaféFX, one of the vfx studios that lent its talents to director Robert Rodriguez’s ... Continue Reading →

New Line Eyes We3 Comic Book

Mini-majorDaily Variety reports that New Line Cinema is working out a deal to acquire rights to the comic book series We3, published by DC Comics under its Vertigo label. If the buy ... Continue Reading →