Just in time for the Memorial weekend, fanboy favorite Bryan Singer announced...
There’s been a lot of indie interest in the upcoming animated adaptation of Kahlil Gibran’s best-selling book The Prophet. The intriguing pic, which is being produced by Salma Hayek and her Ventanarose shingle, is going forward with a screenplay by Roger Allers (The Lion King), who is also directing two [...]
Roger Allers, who co-directed Disney’s smash hit The Lion King and Sony Pictures Animation’s Open Season, has signed on to an animated adaptation of Khalil Gibran’s poetry collection The Prophet. According to Deadline.com, Allers will oversee the creative end of the movie, which will feature chapters made by other animators. [...]
The Tunisian trial over Nessma TV’s broadcast of Marjane Satrapi’s controversial 2007 animated feature Persepolis was cut short after the lawyers from the two sides shouted and exchanged insults with each other last Thursday. The judge has adjourned the trial until January 23. Islamic hardliners were upset at the privately [...]
Marjane Satrapi’s Oscar-nominated 2007 animated feature Persepolis has been the center of a political storm in Tunisia this past week. After Muslim fundamentalists attacked the TV station that had broadcast the movie, which is based on Satrapi’s graphic novel about growing up during the Islamic revolution in Iran, Tunisians seem [...]
How the French government is bolstering international animated co-productions, plus a whirlwind tour of top toon houses. As a country renowned for its artistic temperament, fans of French animation are used to marveling at the work of toon auteurs like Sylvain Chomet, Bibo Bergeron, Michel Ocelot or turn-of-the-century effects pioneer [...]
Marjane Satrapi and Vincent Paronnaud’s Chicken with Plums, the live-action follow-up to their Oscar-nominated animated feature Persepolis (2007) made a big splash at the Venice Film Festival last week. Based on Satrapi’s graphic novel, the $15.8 million-budgeted feature (11 million euros), the Celluloid Dreams project is set in Tehran in [...]