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Mike Mitchell (Shrek Forever After, Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked) has been tapped to direct DreamWorks Animation’s upcoming animated Trolls feature. The pic will be written by Emmy-winning scribe Erica Rivinoja (South Park, Up All Night) and produced by DreamWorks veteran Gina Shay (Shrek Forever After). Fox plans to release the [...]
Fox/Blue Sky’s imaginative movie about a young girl and a miniature eco-centric forest world, posted solid numbers at the U.S. box office during the four-day Memorial Day weekend. The pic, which is directed by Ice Age helmer Chris Wedge, was the fourth most popular title at the box office, with [...]
We were saddened by the recent death of longtime Disney publicity exec Denise Greenawalt who passed away in her sleep following a long illness May 22 at Huntington Hospital in Pasadena. She was 52. During her 16-year tenure with Disney, Greenawalt played a key role in developing and implementing publicity [...]
A special gallery devoted to the art of Jim Henson and his puppets will be built at the Museum of the Moving Image in New York City. Henson’s family has donated nearly 400 puppets, costumes, props, and other objects to the museum. They include items from all of his major [...]
The 3-D animated feature The Legend of Sarila succeeds in telling an original story featuring Canada’s under-represented Inuit people and their culture. It’s not every day that audiences are treated to a major stereoscopic 3-D, CG-animated feature showcasing vibrant Inuit characters, set in the far Northern regions of Canada. Thanks [...]
Multi-platform storytelling company Mirada Studios has launched a new interactive, standalone “living storybook” iPad app called MirrorWorld, featuring the work of renowned fantasy author Cornelia Funke (Inkheart). The app is available now in the iTunes App Store for $5.99. The MirrorWorld app brings the fairytale-inspired world of Funke’s Reckless and [...]
The Melbourne International Animation Festival (MIAF) is gearing up for its 2013 edition, taking place in the Australian city’s ACMI: Federation Square from June 20-30. The 11-day event will feature forums and over 400 animated shorts from around the world—from the recently released to the historical and retrospective, including never-before [...]
Rise of the Guardians director Peter Ramsey has joined Animetropolis/IDA/EFG-Renascence’s upcoming adaptation of Tad Williams’ fantasy novel Tailchaser’s Song as exec producer. Williams is also co-exec producer of the pic, which is produced in association with Sam Worthington’s Full Clip Productions. The stereoscopic 3D CG-animated family film starts production later [...]
German-based Super RTL, has signed a multi-year output deal with DreamWorks Animation that will see DreamWorks supply the network with around 1,200 hours of programming through 2020. Super RTL is considered Europe’s most-watched children’s channel. The Hollywood Reporter says DreamWorks Animation head Jeffrey Katzenberg and Super RTL’s managing director Claude [...]
Tiny Island’s popular 3-D CG-animated series Dream Defenders premieres on Hulu and Hulu Plus subscription service this summer. The 26-half hour series centers 14-year-old twins Zane and Zoey, who act as the last line of defense between us and the Dreamworlds, home of nightmare monsters that come to life and [...]