Howard Out, Cheadle In for Iron Man 2

Marvel Studios’ Iron Man 2 will go into production minus one Oscar nominee. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Terrence Howard is being replaced by Don Cheadle in the role of ... Continue Reading →

Keyframe, Kavaleer Take On Sock Monsters

Digital animation and visual effects studio Keyframe Digital Prods. has teamed with Dublin, Ireland-based Kavaleer Prods. to co-develop an animated children’s series dubbed Sock ... Continue Reading →

Cartoon Network Trains Tiger’s Apprentice

Cartoon Network is developing a live-action/CG feature film based on the bestselling Harper Collins young adult book Tiger’s Apprentice. Oscar-nominated screenwriter David Magee ... Continue Reading →

$9.99 Gets Oscar-Qualifying Run

The independently produced stop-motion feature $9.99 will get a limited theatrical engagement to qualify for Academy Award consideration. Handled by Regent Releasing in the U.S., the ... Continue Reading →

Bell, Lucas Join Astro Boy Cast

Kristen Bell (Heroes, Gossip Girl) and Matt Lucas (Little Britain) have signed up to lend their voices to Astro Boy, Imagi Studios’ upcoming CG-animated feature film based on ... Continue Reading →

Bashir at Center of Oscar Controversy

As Oscar season heats up, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is being criticized for a change in rules that has made the Israeli animated feature Waltz With Bashir ineligible ... Continue Reading →

TV Asahi Acquires Shin-ei Animation

Japanese Television Network TV Asahi has acquired a majority stake on animation studio Shin-ei Animation, according to Daily Variety. The purchase of $28.5 million in additional shares ... Continue Reading →

Fuji, Production IG Making Hottarake

The Fuji TV network is delving deeper into the animation business with anime studio Production IG have. reports that the entities joined forces to make a CG-animated ... Continue Reading →

Potter Producer Puts Magic in Access Asia Fund

Producer David Heyman, whose credits include the Harry Potter movies, is helping to bridge the gap between Asian and Hollywood content creators. Daily Variety reports that he has joined ... Continue Reading →

Spielberg Quits DreamWorks

Paramount Pictures and DreamWorks have officially ended their distribution relationship, and Steven Spielberg is leaving to form a new motion picture company in partnership with Reliance ... Continue Reading →