Marvel’s Latest is a Man-Thing

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Artisan Ent.’s feature film adaptation of Marvel’s Man-Thing comic book character has been fast-tracked. The co-production between Marvel ... Continue Reading →

MPAA, Academy Reach Screener Compromise

After piracy issues led the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) to put a ban on the distribution of screener copies for Academy voters, the stand-off between the organization ... Continue Reading →

Sony Plans Big-Screen ChubbChubbs

Daily Variety reports that Sony Pictures Imageworks’ Academy Award-winning CG short film The ChubbChubbs will become a feature-length project for Sony Pictures Animation. Another ... Continue Reading →

Cyper Media Acquires Joongang Movie Ent., Takes on Pixar

Computer animation studio Cyper Media, in a deal worth $2 million, has just acquired 13-year-old Joongang Movie Ent. Co., Ltd., a producer of animated content for the Pok’mon ... Continue Reading →

DPS Happily Takes Grimm Deal

A freshly struck deal with German production company BAF Berlin Animation Film makes IDT Media’s animation unit, Digital Production Solutions (DPS), the single source animation ... Continue Reading →

Disney Called on Carpet for Aladdin Death

The Hollywood Reporter brings word that the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health has fined the Disneyland Resort $18,530 for a fatal accident involving a worker. In ... Continue Reading →

Automatic Inbetweens?

Burbank-based Tim Pyle Animation claims to have created a new method of using CG technology to automatically animate traditional 2D characters. The company’s founder and namesake, ... Continue Reading →

Digital Domain Gives Rock Instant Karma

Fresh off the success of his action/adventure/comedy hit The Rundown, Dwayne Johnson (aka the Rock) has signed to star in New Line’s comedy Instant Karma, to be produced by EFX ... Continue Reading →

Kill Bill Slays Competition

Miramax’s Kill Bill Vol. 1. easily took the No. 1 spot at the North American box office over the weekend with an estimated $22 million take. Quentin Tarantino’s gory, tongue-in-cheek ... Continue Reading →

Kill Bill Takes Aim at Box Office

Auteur filmmaker Quentin Tarantino unleashes his fourth feature across North America today with the release of Miramax’s Kill Bill Vol. 1. The love letter to kung-fu classics ... Continue Reading →