Weinsteins Get Hoodwinked! For Xmas

Hoodwinked, a feature-length, CG-animated fairytale spoof, will be released theatrically on Christmas Day by The Weinstein Company (TWC). The media enterprise launched this month by ... Continue Reading →

Tripping The Rift on Disc

Now in its second season on SCI FI Channel, the racy, CG-animated series Tripping The Rift tops this week’s list of toon home video releases. All 13 episodes from the show’s ... Continue Reading →

Magdalena Comic Destined for Screen

Platinum Studios and Gale Anne Hurd’s Valhalla Motion Pictures have teamed up to produce a feature film based on the Top Cow comic-book property Magdalena. Uber producer Hurd ... Continue Reading →

Doom Seals the Deal

Video game sales may be outperforming box office receipts these days, but the two industries do tend to mesh with favorable results, as evidenced this past weekend by the No. 1 debut ... Continue Reading →

Firefly, Ballad Venture into Production

Project Firefly LLC, one of several animation studios to emerge from the demise of Disney’s traditional toon operations, has banded with The Ballad Group LLC to launch a new joint ... Continue Reading →

Can U Pic’s Doom, Fox’s Hitman Succeed Where Others Have Failed?

When it comes to video games transmogrifying into feature films, the B-school logic of the MBA studio marketing teams isn’t hard to figure out (think of a boardroom filled with ... Continue Reading →

Fanning Gathering Rosebuds While She’s Young

Whether young Dakota Fanning will be able to make an Elizabeth Taylor-like transition from child star to grown up actor remains to be seen. Whatever the future holds, her current career ... Continue Reading →

The Rock Opens Wide This Weekend

The Rock is back. Did you miss him? Universal Picture’s sci-fi thriller Doom opens wide this weekend in North America. The film is helmed by cinematographer-turned-director Andrzej ... Continue Reading →

Lagoon Creature To Make Comeback With Eisner Scion

Michael Eisner is out of work, but son Breck is going from strength to strength. Eisner is now set to direct a re-make of Universal’s Creature From the Black Lagoon with Gary ... Continue Reading →

Conan Voice Cast Set

First there was Arnold. Now there’s Ron. Actor Ron Perlman has been signed to voice the character Conan of Cimmeria for Swordplay Entertainment’s upcoming animated feature ... Continue Reading →