IDT, 20th Century Fox Pact for Toons

IDT Ent., which has been snatching up animation and vfx studios left and right since its establishment in November of 2003, now has a major studio to distribute its animated features. ... Continue Reading →

Disney, Pixar In “Really Good Discussions”

Disney president, chief operating officer and CEO-Elect Bob Iger spoke at the Deutsche Bank’s 13th Annual Media/Telecom Conference on Tuesday, mentioning that striking a new deal ... 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 →

Halo Delivered to Studios

Microsoft on Monday deployed a small squadron of costumed Master Chief look-alikes to deliver its approved Halo screenplay to prospective studios. Having generated upwards of $600 million ... Continue Reading →

Pink Panther Pushed to ’06

The panther will take on the monkey as Sony Pictures moves The Pink Panther from its intended Aug. 5 debut to Feb. 10, 2006, the same day Universal plans to release its 2D-animated ... Continue Reading →

Madagascar Delivers B.O. TKO

Having seen Sith, moviegoers got caught up on their big-screen toon viewing over the weekend, bumping DreamWorks’ Madagascar up a notch to the No. 1 spot. The latest CG feature ... Continue Reading →

Shrek 2 Spurs DreamWorks Fraud Suit

A class action lawsuit has been filed on behalf of all who purchased securities of DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc. between October 27, 2004 and May 10, 2005. The complaint alleges that ... Continue Reading →

Exodus Gets Surge of CG Toons

Venice-based Exodus Film Group has added two new CG-animated features to its quickly expanding development slate. The first–The Hero of Color City, centers on a boxful of heroic ... Continue Reading →

Wild Slide for DreamWorks Shares

In the new Bizarro world of box office analysis, apparently a $61 million dollar opening is considered disappointing. While any live-action film would be praised for garnering such ... Continue Reading →

Auds Wild for Sith, Madagascar

The long Memorial Day weekend proved to be just what Hollywood needed to jumpstart the summer box office after a long period of weak attendance. In its second week, 20th Century Fox’s ... Continue Reading →