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Vancouver-based Bron Studios announced Tuesday that it is making its first CG-animated feature film, Sole Mates.
Japanese animator Hayao Miyazaki’s first film in five years will come out next year, distributor Toho announced Thursday. Miyazaki will release wartime romance Kaze Tachinu, based on the novel of the same name, usually translated as The Wind Has Risen.
Despite being “devastated” by the sudden closure of Digital Domain Media Group’s new Florida studio, director-producers Chuck Williams and Aaron Blaise are bidding for the rights to animated feature The Legend of Tembo, a film canceled when Digital Domain went belly-up.
Disney began production Wednesday on “Saving Mr. Banks,” the account of Walt Disney’s 20-year pursuit of the film rights to P.L. Travers’ popular novel Mary Poppins, and the testy partnership that the upbeat filmmaker develops with the uptight author during the partly animated film’s pre-production in 1961.
The contention, the rivalries, the tension, the money and… Chef are all coming back to Cartoon Network at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 5 for the animated reality competition series Total Drama Revenge of the Island, produced by Fresh TV and distributed by Cake Entertainment.
Animation Domination HD, the new animation unit created by Fox Broadcasting Company, has acquired the rights to the hit comic phenomenon Axe Cop, Nick Weidenfeld, head of Animation Domination HD, announced Tuesday.
Award-winning children’s TV series LazyTown is back in production for a third season of brand new 13 half-hour shows following its acquisition by Turner Broadcasting last September.
Constantin Film has announced casting of their pending production of the classic Edgar Rice Burroughs story of Tarzan. Kellan Lutz, late of the Twilight saga, has been cast to star as the title character. Spencer Locke, most recently appearing as K-Mart in Constantin’s Resident Evil movies, will star as the new Jane Porter.
Double Z Productions and Flickerpix are setting up for full production on their new series Zig and Zag, created by Ciaran Morrison and Mick O’Hara. Both CBBC and RTÉ are helping to fund the project alongside Northern Ireland Screen and the Irish Film Board. The IFB awarded Double Z Productions a production loan of €150,000 in their last round of funding last month.
Co-directors Ron Clements and John Musker are working to develop Disney Animation’s next hand-drawn feature film, an official division of the Mouse House has confirmed.
The first-ever full-length theatrical LEGO movie will open across the United States on February 28, 2014, it was announced Monday by Dan Fellman, president of domestic distribution for Warner Bros. Pictures.
The House of Mouse plans to adapt “Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride,” a theme park ride that started when Disneyland opened in 1955, into a live-action/CGI hybrid feature film.
Stop-motion animation studio Laika Entertainment has put the grabs on Philip Reeve’s book Goblins for a possible new film. The British novel has yet to be released in the United States. Reeve also wrote the award-winning book Mortal Engine.
At IFC’s first-ever Upfront event in New York, the network unveiled its 2012–13 original programming lineup, which includes a new scripted comedy, the animated series Out There.
CMT has picked up the network’s first-ever animated project, Jayson Dinsmore, executive vice-president of programming and development, announced Wednesday during the network’s annual upfront presentation.
Executive producers Jeff Foxworthy, Bill Engvall and Larry the Cable Guy will voice characters on the series Bounty Hunters, scheduled to debut on CMT in 2013.