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Activision announces Madagascar

Activision has announced the game tie-in for Dreamworks’ upcoming CGI film Madagascar for the PlayStation 2, Xbox, Nintendo GameCube, Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS, and PC platforms. The game will be released in May, in conjunction with the film’s release date.


Behind-the-scenes of The Wallace And Gromit Movie online

As is becoming a more and more popular way for the studios to get early buzz out about an upcoming animated project, a new promotional featurette showing production on DreamWorks/Aardman’s Wallace And Gromit feature debut has been put up at IFilm. Lots of info on the film’s story, an overview from co-director Nick Park, plus […]


Superman Finds Its Lane & Luthor; Singer Reveals Plot Details

Variety [paid subscription required] is reporting that Kevin Spacey has signed on to play Lex Luthor in the upcoming Superman Returns, adding that director Bryan Singer wanted Spacey early, but scheduling conflicts caused problems, and Kate Bosworth is in negotiations to play Lois Lane, adding that she was selected because of her chemistry with star […]


New Hi-Res images from A Scanner Darkly

Following the first image of the film surfacing earlier this week, Ain’t It Cool News has managed to receive three new high resolution images from the upcoming film A Scanner Darkly. According to Ain’t It Cool News, the three images are from the trailer, which will apparently be attached to next month’s release of Constantine, […]


First Look At A Scanner Darkly

Freeze Dried Movies has the first image of Richard Linklater’s new rotoscope film, A Scanner Darkly, the image is a scan taken from the February 2005 issue of Premier Magazine, which previews the films of 2005. A Scanner Darkly is based on the Phillip K. Dick’s novel of the same name, and stars Keanu Reeves. […]


New Henry Selick interview

Over at Animation World Magazine there’s an interview with stop-motion director Henry Selick, where he discusses a wide range of topics. Selick’s current film The Life Aquatic, in which he did the stop-motion animation for the film’s underwater creatures, is now in limited release, and opens everywhere on Christmas day.


Jobs Talks Pixar's Future

Pixar has reported the company’s third quarter 2004 earnings in an investor conference call, on the business side of things, during the quarter, the company earned $22.4 million, or $0.38 per diluted share on revenues of $44.5 million. The company expects strong fourth quarter earnings that will be driven by the recent release of The […]


Revolution & Anderson Are Fantastic

Variety is reporting that Wes Anderson (Rushmore) and Revolution Studios will turn Roald Dahl’s book The Fantastic Mr. Fox into a stop-motion film. The book tells the story of a fox who finds him and his family targeted for death by three farmers who are tired of sharing their chickens with the critter. Anderson will […]


Kidman Gets Flushed Away

Coming Soon is reporting that Nicole Kidman (Moulin Rouge) is in talks to provide her voice in the upcoming Aardman Animation/DreamWorks claymation comedy Flushed Away. If she accepts the role, Kidman would play “a street-smart sewer rat named Rita”. Flushed Away is about an upper-class British rat named Roddy (Hugh Jackman) who gets flushed down […]


Fox, Cube, & Cohen Team-Up For Rap Toon

Variety is reporting that Futurama co-creator David X. Cohen and Ice Cube are teaming up for a half-hour animated sitcom for Fox called Grandmaster Freak & the Furious 15. The series will be set in Englewood, N.J., which is significant because the city is the birthplace hip-hop pioneer Sugar Hill Records, and will follow the […]


Roberts to become an Ant

According to Variety, Julia Roberts (Notting Hill) will headline the voice cast for Warner Bros. and Playtone’s CGI adaptation of John Nickle’s children’s book Ant Bully, voicing an ant named Hova, Shirley MacLaine, Paul Giamatti, Alan Cumming, Cheri Oteri and Ricardo Montalban will also lend their voices to the film. The film’s plot follows “a […]


Vitti tapped for Ice Age 2 and The Simpsons?

According to Variety, TV writer Jon Vitti has been tapped to pen Ice Age 2 and the feature film adaptation of The Simpsons. Vitti was previously a writer on multiple animated series including The Simpsons and was a story consultant on Ice Age. [paid subscription required for Variety]


Shark Tale Clips Online

Check out Yahoo! Movies for ten newly posted clips of next week’s animated release Shark Tale.


Selick And Vinton Adapting Coraline

According to Done Deal’s Script Sales page, Henry Selick (The Nightmare Before Christmas) and Vinton Studios will adapt Neil Gaiman’s children’s book Coraline, with Selick set to write and direct the film, in which “a young girl discovers an alternate version of her life after walking through a secret door in her new home.” Bill […]


Curious George pushed back

The Universal Pictures website now lists the release date for Curious George as February 10, 2006, which falls on a Friday. The traditionally animated adaptation of the popular book series was previously slated to open on November 4, 2005.


New Shark Tale Trailer

A new trailer for DreamWorks’ Shark Tale is now online and can be found at the official site for the film. Thanks to ‘monkeyboy’ in the AN Forum for the heads up!


Sony Gets Nasty

According to Done Deal’s Script Sales page, Sony has tapped Don D. Scott (Barbershop) to pen a CGI film called Big Nasty, which is described as a sci-fi musical set in outer space. Scott will produce the film as well via his The Bridge production company along with Live Planet’s Sean Bailey.


Ice Age 2 release date?

Dark Horizons is reporting that the sequel to Fox and Blue Sky’s 2002 hit film will have a March 2006 release date, while Coming Soon! has a more specific date of March 31, 2006. This is the first time since last October any rumors or information about the film has appeared, when rumors of a […]


Final Fantasy VII Advent Children to be screened at Venice International Film Festival

Square Enix has announced it will screen a special preview edition of its upcoming 70 minute CGI film Final Fantasy VII Advent Children at the upcoming 61st Venice International Film Festival, which runs September 1st through 11th in Venice, Italy. The film will be part of a new category at the festival called “Venezia Digitale” […]


Father Of The Pride Update

Zap2it (warning: mature content), has a update on NBC’s upcoming CGI sitcom from DreamWorks Animation, Father Of The Pride. NBC recently screened an early episode of the show to television critics and the result was a room filled with laughter, interesting considering the negative reaction to clips of the show at a NBC sales presentation. […]


Vince Vaughn to play Racer X?

Variety via Animation World Network is reporting that Vince Vaughn (Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story) has pitched to Speed Racer producers Joel Silver and Richard and Lauren Shuler Donner his take on the film which would have him playing Racer X. He would also executive produce on the project. Vaughn’s take focuses on family struggles […]


Vivendi Announces Robots Game

‘Monkeyboy12’ in the AN Forum has posted a link to a story at video game site IGN about the game tie-in for the upcoming film. The game is being developed by Eurocom for the PlayStation 2, Xbox, and PC and is scheduled for release along with the film in March.


Boomerang Goes to Hollywood

Animation Insider is reporting that Boomerang, Cartoon Network’s sister network dedicated to classic animation, is planning to air 24 hours of historical shorts featuring various Hollywood actors and actresses between the 1930s and the 1950s that will air entirely commercial-free this Saturday, June 25. Boomerang will feature every single Warner Bros. animated short from the […]


Shark Tale Gets Morning Talent

Variety, via Cinescape, is reporting that Dreamworks will be using popular television morning show journalists for the voice of a character in Shark Tale called “Katie Current”. US audiences will hear the voice Today co-host Katie Couric, but Australian audiences will hear the voice of popular morning personality Tracy Grimshaw. Shark Tale opens in Australia […]


The Sweatbox – Disney's Smoking Gun No One Will Ever See

Roger Friedman’s latest Fox 411 column over at FOX News discusses the never released documentary The Sweatbox, which is about the making of the film The Emperor’s New Groove and its transformation from a serious cartoon called The Kingdom of the Sun to what came out in theaters.


PBS' New Animated Series – Car Talk?

Current, a newspaper which reports about public broadcasting, is reporting that PBS is planning to bring the popular radio show Car Talk to television. The series’ animation style will be a mix of 2D and 3D and the series could premiere as early as next summer. The radio show’s hosts Tom and Ray Magliozzi and […]


Marvel & Lions Gate To Produce Original Animated DVDs

Animation World Network is reporting that Marvel and Lions Gate have entered an agreement to develop, produce and distribute original animated DVDs based on Marvel characters. Both companies plan to start production immediately on eight projects, with the first expected to be released late next year. Specific titles and characters will be announced at a […]



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