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Star Wars Stand-Alone Film to Tell Origin of Boba Fett

Boba Fett, get ready for your closeup. The beloved bounty hunter from Star Wars lore has been confirmed as the lead character in the second Star Wars Anthology film, due for release ... Continue Reading →
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Texas Police ID Gunmen at Muhammed Cartoon Contest Attack

Police officials in Garland, Texas have identified the two men who were killed by officers Sunday after opening fire at an event where people were invited to showcase cartoons of the ... Continue Reading →
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‘Fearsome Beastie’ Adaptation to Star Brian Blessed

British children’s author Giles Paley-Phillips’s popular rhyming tale The Fearsome Beastie (Maverick Arts Publishing, 2011) will be adapted into a CG animated film featuring ... Continue Reading →
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eOne Rolls Out Moetion’s ‘Two by Two’

Entertainment One (eOne) has acquired multiple territory rights to indie animated feature Two by Two from Irish studio Moetion Films and producer Moe Honan. The film will launch in ... Continue Reading →
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MCF Picks Up Both ‘Pet Pals’ Flicks for CEE

Gruppo Alcuni has inked a deal with MCF MegaCom Film for its two animated features starring its popular, plucky animal heroes: Pet Pals – Marco Polo’s Code and the more ... Continue Reading →
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Superights, Folivari Ink Three-Special Deal

French entertainment company Superights has signed its first deal with neophyte production company Folivari to distribute three TV specials adapted from hit comic books by Benjamin ... Continue Reading →
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‘Age of Ultron’ Domestic B.O. Debut Falls Short of First ‘Avengers’

To no one’s surprise, Avengers: Age of Ultron dominated the weekend box office fully and completely. What is a surprise — to some, at least — is that the movie’s $188 ... Continue Reading →
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English Trailer for ‘El Americano’ Arrives

El Americano, one of our favorite indie features of the past year has released a trailer for its English-language version. The story follows a young bird who heads to Hollywood in hopes ... Continue Reading →
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Modine Joins Bill Plympton’s ‘Revengeance’

Actor Matthew Modine has joined the voice cast of Bill Plympton’s new animated feature Revengeance, currently raising funds on Kickstarter. Best known as Private Joker in Stanley ... Continue Reading →
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Snoop Dogg Does Guest Voice on ‘Sanjay and Craig’

Music sensation Snoop Dogg guest stars as Street Dogg, a rap icon who moves in next door to Sanjay and Craig in a special half-hour episode of Nick’s Emmy nominated Sanjay and Craig ... Continue Reading →
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‘Star Wars Rebels’ Returns June 20 for Season 2

Star Wars Rebels is set to return June 20 with a one-hour second-season premiere episode on Disney XD. The episode, titled “The Siege of Lothal,” kicks off a season that will see ... Continue Reading →
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Liam Neeson Guests on 250th ‘Family Guy’

Family Guy celebrates a major milestone Sunday — the long-running series’ 250th episode — with a guest appearance by Liam Neeson. The Irish actor, who was nominated for an Oscar ... Continue Reading →
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Trailer for ‘Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet’ Tantalizes

Aug. 7 can’t come quick enough for animation fans waiting to see Salma Hayek’s passion project: an animated adaptation of Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet. Adapting one of the most ... Continue Reading →
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Jennifer Lee Headlines Women 3D Directors Evening

The Advanced Imaging Society, in partnership with the Women In Film International Committee, will be presenting a special evening program on May 13 dedicated to Women 3D Directors. Held ... Continue Reading →
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Netflix Orders ‘Green Eggs and Ham’

Netflix has placed an order for 13 episodes of a new series inspired by Dr. Seuss’ classic Green Eggs and Ham. The toon will focus on the adventures of standoffish inventor Guy and ... Continue Reading →
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‘Nieta’ Takes Best Short Prize at TIFF Kids

Nicolas P. Villarreal’s Nieta (“Granddaughter”) was awarded the Best Short Film honors by the Young People’s Jury at the TIFF Kids festival in Toronto. The film was singled ... Continue Reading →
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‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ Poised for Huge Domestic Bow

It’s the second coming of the Avengers, and movie theaters and moviegoers across North America are prepping to make the Marvel movie sequel a massive hit. Avengers: Age of Ultron ... Continue Reading →
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DreamWorks’ Q1 Results Edge Out Expectations

First-quarter revenues were up over last year for DreamWorks Animation, which nonetheless reported a net loss of $54.8 million for the quarter including the impact of its recent restructuring ... Continue Reading →
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‘Maya the Bee’ Screening Benefits Children’s Hospital L.A.

To celebrate the stateside theatrical release of Maya the Bee Movie, Shout! Factory Kids and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles have teamed up to present a benefit screening of the family-friendly ... Continue Reading →
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‘Robot Chicken DC Comics Special III’ Coming in Fall

The delightful madmen behind Robot Chicken are reuniting with the heroes and villains of DC Comics for a third special episode: Robot Chicken DC Comics Special III: Friendship Is Magic. ... Continue Reading →