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Open Road Films (The Host, The Grey) has picked up the U.S. distribution rights to ToonBox and Redrover Co.’s 3-D, CG-animated The Nut Job. The family pic, which is directed by Peter Lepeniotis and penned by Lorne Cameron and Lepeniotis, will be released on January 17, 2014. Liam Neeson, Katherine [...]
Oscar-nominated and three-time Golden Globe-winning actor Liam Neeson is joining the list of stars lending their voices to The Nut Job, a new animated comedy feature from ToonBox Entertainment (Canada) and Redrover Co., Ltd. (Korea). The voice cast already includes Katherine Heigl, Will Arnett, Brendan Fraser, Stephen Lang, Sarah Gadon [...]
It was another big weekend of awards for animated titles. Fox-TV’s long-running animated series The Simpsons received a Writers Guild honor for the episode “Ned and Edna’s Blend Agenda” written by Jeff Westbrook. The episode was competing against three other episodes of the show and the “Forget-Me-Not” episode of Family [...]
Director Cal Brunker stresses strong visuals and iconic imagery in the new, sci-fi comedy movie Escape from Planet Earth. If luck happens when preparation meets opportunity, then director Cal Brunker is one lucky guy. After working as a storyboard artist on Horton Hears A Who!, Ice Age: Continental Drift and [...]
Katherine Heigl, Will Arnett, Brendan Fraser, Stephen Lang and Jeff Dunham are among the voice talent lined up for the new animated feature The Nut Job, directed by Peter Lepeniotis. Co-produced by Toronto’s ToonBox Entertainment and Korean house Redrover Co., the film is based on Lepeniotis’ 2005 comedy short Surly [...]
The case of writer-director Tony Leech and producer Brian Inerfeld against the Weinstein company over the studio’s handling of the CG-animated movie Escape From Planet Earth seems to keep generating news. According to a story in The Hollywood Reporter, Leech and Inerfeld will get to see the latest version of [...]
2013 is going to be a busy year for The Weinstein Company as the studio focuses on multiple family-friendly toons set for theatrical release next year. In addition to the much-buzzed about Escape from Planet Earth, TWC co-chair Harvey Weinstein has announced the release dates for SantApprentice, The Trick or [...]
Studio 100 and Flying Bark’s colorful new animated series The Woodlies has found a new home on Australia’s Seven Network this year. Described as “nuttier than a squirrel’s lunch,” the toon follows the adventures of a group of woodland creatures who are on a mission to protect their forest from [...]
A few weeks ago, I wrote about a chat I had with Brendan Fraser regarding the fine art of acting on a set opposite characters that aren’t really there, but will be added later through animation. Whether the animation in question is a gigantic, towering robot, as in the case [...]
What exactly is “animation acting” these days? As the industry continues to evolve in the digital age, so does the definition of what constitutes animation and what does not. Once, acting for animation meant providing the voice for a cartoon character, and in a few cases, miming for the rotoscope. [...]