Hit Targets Big Screen with Thomas

Hit Entertainment is bringing its hit children’s TV franchise Thomas the Tank Engine to the big screen. Variety reports the feature, due in 2010, is the first project for Hit ... Continue Reading →

DreamWorks Snaps Up Heights Creator

Lin-Manuel Miranda, writer and star of the Broadway hit In the Heights, has signed a deal to create a musical animated feature for DreamWorks. The Hollywood Reporter says Miranda is ... Continue Reading →

Madea Still Reigns; JoBros. Fend Off Resurgent Slumdog

Tyler Perry’s Madea Goes to Jail held on to the top spot at the weekend box office in its second frame, pulling in a strong $16.5 million, according to Box Office Mojo. Disney’s ... Continue Reading →

Disney Plans to Make 2-D Features Every Other Year

Walt Disney Animation Studios visual effects supervisor Marlon West told crowds at WonderCon this weekend that the studio plans to make a 2-D, hand-drawn feature every other year. The ... Continue Reading →

Green Launches Mission to Mars

Seth Green of Robot Chicken fame has joined the cast of Disney’s Mars Need Moms, says The Hollywood Reporter. The film, directed by Simon Wells and produced by Robert Zemecks’ ... Continue Reading →

TeamTO’s 3-D Occho to Fly in Lyon

Paris and Valence-based studio TeamTO will present a sneak peek of its upcoming stereoscopic feature Occho Kochio this Thursday at Cartoon Movie in Lyon (March 5, at 3 p.m. in Studio ... Continue Reading →

Zentropa Rejoins Animation Game

Danish production house Zentropa has reignited its animation ambitions. The company, which produced the 2006 feature Princess and a short film in a previous animation initiative, has ... Continue Reading →

WB Throws Lonely Dog a Bone

A series of paintings featuring a lonesome-looking pooch have inspired a new CG-animated movie in development at Warner Bros. Variety reports that the rights to Queenstown artist Ivan ... Continue Reading →

Brevig to direct hybrid Yogi feature

Eric Brevig, a visual effects supervisor who turned director on last summer’s Journey to the Center of the Earth, will helm a Yogi Bear feature that mixes CG-animation and live-action. Like ... Continue Reading →

Ellen Enters Warner’s Dog Show

Ellen DeGeneres has signed on to the voice cast of Dog Show, an animated feature pitch picked up recently by Warner Bros., according to The Hollywood Reporter. DeGeneres, whose animation ... Continue Reading →