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DreamWorks Animation has acquired the IP for the fad-tastic Troll doll franchise from the Dam Family and Dam Things of Denmark with plans to reintroduce the bouffant characters to a new generation. The company has named American Girl veteran Shawn Dennis as head of brand development to cultivate the franchise. [...]
Universal Studios and its Illumination Entertainment animation division are banking that Dr. Seuss fans have sufficiently recovered from the much-maligned Jim Carrey take on the green meanie and are ready to see a new CG feature adaptation of How the Grinch Stole Christmas. The new Grinch outing will be directed [...]
Dallas-based animation and live-action studio Reel FX has announced that Aron Warner, the Oscar-winning producer the Shrek features has joined the company as president of animation. In addition to the Shrek trilogy, Warner’s many production credits include Antz, True Lies, Independence Days, Alien Resurrection, Volcano and Titanic. Warner will oversee and [...]
Relativity Media and Dallas and Santa Monica-based Reel FX have announced they will jointly produce and finance the upcoming animated comedy Turkeys, slated for a 2014 release. Directed by Jimmy Hayward (Horton Hears A Who!) and featuring the voices of Owen Wilson (Cars) and Woody Harrelson (The Hunger Games), the [...]
Illumination Entertainment’s proposed Woody Woodpecker feature has a pair of writers. John Altschuler and Dave Krinsky have been tapped by Illumination chief Chris Meledandri and Universal Studios to write a script for the proposed feature, reports Deadline.com. The pair have extensive animation and comedy credits, including long runs on the TV [...]
The animation studio behind the hit movie The Lorax is returning to the Dr. Seuss library, this time for a 3D CG-animated feature based on The Cat in the Hat. According to Deadline.com, Universal-based Illumination Entertainment has started developing the pic and tapped Rob Lieber to write the script. Illumination president [...]
The only known copy of Walt Disney’s film Hungry Hobos, thought lost until recently, has been rediscovered in a social history film archive in Herefordshire, U.K. and will be a highlight in the Entertainment Memorabilia auction at Bonhams in Los Angeles this December 14. The film features Mickey Mouse “prototype” [...]
The cast members of The Simpsons have agreed to a 30% cut in their salaries for the next two years after negotiations with 20th Century Fox. As a result, the series is now renewed for two more seasons. According to Deadline.com, both sides made concessions from their original demands, with [...]
The plug has been pulled on The Dark Tower. Universal Studios has passed on a previously announced ambitious plan to adapt the popular Stephen King book series into three movies and two runs of television, apparently because the studio’s new owners balked at the high cost of the project, reports [...]