DeAPlaneta Gets Planet 51 for Spain

On the heels of Sony Pictures’ acquisition of U.S. distribution rights to the CG-animated feature film Planet 51 comes word that distributor DeAPlaneta has picked up the flick ... Continue Reading →

Batman Makes Box-Office History

Warner Bros.’ The Dark Knight brought in $158.3 million since opening Thursday night, surpassing last year’s Spider-Man 3 ($151 million) to score the highest-grossing opening ... Continue Reading →

Imagi Courts U.S. Investors

Hong Kong- and Los Angeles-based animation studio Imagi will offer shares to U.S. investors via a secondary listing on the international OTCQX. The toon shop behind TMNT and the upcoming ... Continue Reading →

Miyazaki’s Ponyo Swimming with Raves

While audiences in many territories flocked to see Chris Nolan’s Batman epic this past weekend, family moviegoers in Japan lined up to experience Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea, ... Continue Reading →

Space Chimps, Dark Knight Blast Off

The CG-animated family film Space Chimps from Vanguard Animation and Starz Media gets off the launch pad today, soaring into the nation’s theaters along with Warner Bros’ ... Continue Reading →

France’s TeamTO Gets Funding for 3-D Toon

Paris-based production company TeamTO is getting some financial aid in producing its first stereoscopic 3-D animated feature. Daily Variety reports that the entity will receive up to ... Continue Reading →

Woo Loads Caliber Comic Pic

Famed action movie director John Woo (Face/Off, Hard Boiled) has signed on to helm a filmed adaptation of the Radical Comics’ Caliber, according to Daily Variety. Johnny Depp’s ... Continue Reading →

Sony Cooks Up 3-D Meatballs for 2010

Sony Pictures Animation’s Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs will be the studio’s first animated release created specifically for stereoscopic 3-D. According to The Hollywood ... Continue Reading →

Warner Bros. Orbits Capcom’s Lost Planet

Warner Bros. is again taking on the tricky task of adapting a popular video game for the big screen. This time, the studio has signed on to distribute a pic based on the Capcom hit ... Continue Reading →

Dark Knight Continues to Sell Out

Warner Bros.’ The Dark Knight continues on its path to bona fide blockbuster status. First, online movie ticket seller reported sold-out screenings of the Batman ... Continue Reading →