Cool Zone: Submitted for your approval: Justin T. Nick of Time

With all the talk of box office performance, law suits and corporate politics surrounding the world of animation these days, its easy to overlook the little guys who are out there creating ... Continue Reading →

French Judge Tosses Nemo Suit

The Dow Jones Business News reports that French author Franck Le Calvez’s lawsuit against the makers of Finding Nemo has been thrown out of court. Calvez claims that Nemo was ... Continue Reading →

Goldwyn Gets Kaena for U.S. Release

Last year, Xilam Animation’s Kaena: The Prophecy emerged as the first French feature-length computer-animated 3D film. Now the action-infused fantasy flick is coming to the U.S. ... Continue Reading →

Axed Animators in New Deal with Raven, MG

Since Disney shuttered its Orlando, Fla. animation studio late last year a number of up-and-coming toon houses have been eager to swoop in and rummage through the stockpile of available ... Continue Reading →

Warner Flexes Home Vid Muscle in Courting Pixar

Daily Variety reports that Time Warner Entertainment and Networks chairman Jeffrey Bewkes is boasting that the company’s home video distribution strength makes it a perfect partner ... Continue Reading →

Seabiscuit Director Mounts Desperaux

Daily Variety reports that Seabiscuit helmer Gary Ross will produce an animated feature adaptation of Kate DiCamillo’s Newberry Award-winning book Tale of Desperaux: Being the ... Continue Reading →

Marvel’s Luke Cage Captures Singleton

The Hollywood Reporter brings word that Columbia Pictures is in talks with filmmaker John Singleton (Boyz N the Hood, Shaft) regarding a feature film based on the Luke Cage comic books. ... Continue Reading →

Cool Zone: Submitted for your approval: Monster Island

If Ray Harryhausen’s Mysterious Island and any Roger Corman creature feature from the ’50s got fused in an atomic blast, the resulting film would look a lot like Monster ... Continue Reading →

Hidalgo Enters Tough B.O. Race

Disney’s EFX-laden, live-action epic Hidalgo rides into theaters today to face tough competition from Mel Gibson’s controversial The Passion of the Christ and the Ben Stiller/Owen ... Continue Reading →

Namco Sells SoulCalibur Film Rights

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Namco’s SoulCalibur may soon be coming to the big screen. American Pie franchise producer Warren Zide and his Sony-based production shingle, ... Continue Reading →