It’s Officially Splitsville for Aardman and DreamWorks

Bristol-based Aardman Animations has officially severed ties with DreamWorks Animation. The entities announced today that they have prematurely dissolved their five-picture deal after ... Continue Reading →

Spoofing FX Pics Pays for Epic

Taking aim at such vfx-heavy blockbusters as Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest, X-Men: The Last Stand and The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe ... Continue Reading →

Classic Disney Toons to Big Screen?

In an interview with Daily Variety, Pixar principal John Lasseter said that the studio is dedicated to creating more original short films, but would also like to release classic Disney ... Continue Reading →

Director Nutty for Chipmunks

Director Tim Hill (Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties, Muppets From Space) is in negotiations to direct the Fox 2000/Fox Animation feature film Alvin and the Chipmunks, according to Daily ... Continue Reading →

300 to Wage War on IMAX

Warner Bros.’ 300, the CG-laden adaptation of Frank Miller’s graphic novel, will be the first motion picture to open in IMAX theaters this year. The pic will make its large-format ... Continue Reading →

Peter Pan to Play El Cap

The 1953 animated Disney classic Peter Pan will make its big-screen digital debut at Hollywood’s El Capitan Theatre with a limited two-week engagement kicking off on Feb. 1. The ... Continue Reading →

Cars, Happy Feet, Monster House Nab Feature Oscar Nominations

As many of the media watchers had predicted, the three nomination spots in the Best Animation Oscar race were filled by Disney/Pixar’s Cars, Warner Bros. Happy Feet and Sony Pictures ... Continue Reading →

Iron Man Gets the Lead Out

As Marvel continues to assemble an Oscar-caliber cast for its live-action feature based on the comic-book property Iron Man, Lionsgate’s home entertainment division today released ... Continue Reading →

Cars, Feet, Hedge Top AniMag Oscar Poll

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has made its short list known, but how did this year’s animated features stand up to your online voting? We’ve tallied the ... Continue Reading →

Ice Age 2 Picked as Most Profitable Movie of ’06

Although Scrat and his preshistoric buddies from Fox/Blue Sky’s Ice Age: The Meltdown may have been snubbed by many of the year-end critics and awards groups, they are laughing ... Continue Reading →