Frank Zappa Progeny Scores With Mouse House

Chalk up another example of the law of unintended consequences. Ahmet Zappa started out writing a gimmick cook book, which his publisher asked him to turn into a novel (perhaps sensing ... Continue Reading →

Sony Goes Neanderthal with Favreau

Actor-cum-director Jon Favreau has been building a busy slate of helming gigs since his Will Ferrell holiday comedy, Elf, proved a big hit for New Line Cinema. As he works to complete ... Continue Reading →

Gromit Tops Overseas, U.S. in Fog

As expected, DreamWorks Animation’s and Aardman Animations’ Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit opened at No.1 in the U.K. over the weekend and dominated ... Continue Reading →

Can Gromit Weather The Fog?

Capturing a giant, mutant bunny is one thing, but defending the top spot at the box office from a supernatural force of nature may prove more challenging to the clay-animated stars ... Continue Reading →

Wallace & Gromit’s Curse Lifted to Top

Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit chewed up the most greenery at the North American box office over the weekend, devouring an estimated $16 million to easily beat its ... Continue Reading →

Fire Engulfs Aardman Warehouse

The box-office success of Aardman Animation’s Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit was tempered by news that the British studio’s warehouse went up in flames ... Continue Reading →

Wallace & Gromit Gets Crackin’

Today is the day fans of Aardman Animations’ clay-animated Wallace & Gromit shorts have been waiting for. Having starred in Oscar-winning brief adventures, the title plasticine ... Continue Reading →

Exhibitors Prep for Chicken Little in 3-D

According to The Hollywood Reporter, leading theater chains AMC Entertainment and Loews Cineplex have signed five-year contracts with Real D, a technology provider specializing in stereoscopic ... Continue Reading →

Favreau to Pilot John Carter of Mars

Daily Variety reports that actor and Elf director Jon Favreau has been hired to direct Paramount Pictures’ long-gestating film adaptation of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ classic ... Continue Reading →

Peter Jackson In the Ring for Halo

After taking on the monumental task of adapting J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings literary saga and remaking the cinematic classic King Kong, filmmaker Peter Jackson is set to ... Continue Reading →