Valiant Takes Flight

Valiant, a Disney presentation of a Vanguard Animation film, lands in North American theaters today to take advantage of a late-summer frame virtually devoid of kid-friendly competition. ... Continue Reading →

Jolie Aboard Zemeckis’ Beowulf

Daily Variety reports that Angelina Jolie has joined the cast of director/producer Robert Zemeckis’ upcoming animated adaptation of the classic Old English epic poem, Beowulf. ... Continue Reading →

Wallace & Gromit to Debut at Toronto

Wallace & Gromit–The Curse of the Were-Rabbit from Aardman Animation and DreamWorks Animation will have its North American premiere at the 30th Toronto Int’l Film Festival. ... Continue Reading →

Pirates Toon Scores Mexican Bounty

The new 3D animated feature, Pirates en el Pacifico (Pirates in the Pacific), plundered some box office booty with its debut in Mexico. According to Daily Variety, the first theatrical ... Continue Reading →

Murray Paws at Garfield 2

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Bill Murray (Lost in Translation, Osmosis Jones) is negotiating a second round of voice sessions for 20th Century Fox’s Garfield 2. The actor ... Continue Reading →

DreamWorks Animation Posts Loss

DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc. reported a net loss of $3.7 million for its second quarter ended June 30. Revenue totaled just $35.4 million, compared to $300.3 million and a net income ... Continue Reading →

Corpse Bride to Rise at Toronto

On the heels of its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival, Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride will make its North American debut at the Toronto Int’l Film Festival on Saturday, ... Continue Reading →

Disney Earnings Up

As Pixar and DreamWorks take hits due to lower-than-expected DVD sales, Disney reported a 41% gain in earnings per share for its third quarter ended July 2. The company earned $0.41 ... Continue Reading →

Racing Stripes Director May Helm Underdog

After directing Warner Bros.’ animated feature, Quest for Camelot, animator Frederik Du Chau may be carving out a niche in the live-action talking animal genre. Daily Variety ... Continue Reading →

Golden Compass Finds New Director

British filmmaker Anand Tucker (Hilary and Jackie) has taken over for Chris Weitz (Antz) as director of the vfx-laden fantasy pic, The Golden Compass, according to Daily Variety. The ... Continue Reading →