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A prehistoric squirrel scampers across an icy landscape, desperately clinging to his beloved acorn; a creative, young robot leaves his small town, with dreams of making it as a successful inventor; a rare, blue macaw travels to the exotic land of Rio de Janeiro in search of true love and adventure--in movies an intriguing story is essential, but how do these memorable characters and scenes become so animated?
Jeremy Zag's Zagtoon, Ben Stassen's nWave, StudioCanal and Nexus Factory are teaming to bring the SAMMY'S ADVENTURE film franchise to TV, reports Variety.
John Hlavin has been tapped to write an adaptation of the board game RISK for Columbia Pictures, Hasbro and Overbrook Ent., reports ComingSoon.net.
Disney will pay seven figures to LOST exec producer Damon Lindelof to write/produce the sci-fi tentpole 1952, reports Deadline.com.
Chris Columbus’ 1492 Pictures and CJ Entertainment & Media have purchased the remake rights to the Norwegian found-footage film TROLL HUNTER, reports Deadline.com.
Cinesite, one of the world’s leading film visual effects houses, has completed more than 115 visual effects shots for Twentieth Century Fox’s X-Men: First Class, which hit cinemas last week.
Diego Luna, best known for roles in Y TU MAMA TAMBIEN and Steven Spielberg's THE TERMINAL, is in discussions to board Sony and MRC's ELYSIUM, reports Variety.
J.J. Abrams sets out to make an ode to the 1970s-80s films of Stephen Spielberg. He does so without making overt references to the creator of E.T. and CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND, but captures the feel and style. With its young protagonists, patient pacing in developing its characters and the crafty camera work, the film is like discovering a missing Spielberg production that somehow got lost in 1984 and is now being released with "special edition" visual effects.
Enrico Casarosa provides an exclusive sneak peek about his first Pixar short, premiering this week at Annecy.
Shane Acker (9) has been tapped by HIT Ent. to direct its live-action adaptation of THOMAS THE TANK ENGINE, reports Deadline.com.
MGM has tapped David Silverman (THE SIMPSONS MOVIE) to direct its adaptation of Jarrett Krosoczka's book series PUNK FARM, reports Variety.
Joann Sfar (THE RABBI'S CAT) is set to direct and write StudioCanal's adaptation of her graphic novel LITTLE VAMPIRE GOES TO SCHOOL, reports Variety.
Nickelodeon brings even more magic to its air this summer with the hit international series, Winx Club, beginning Monday, June 27, at 8 p.m. (ET/PT).
Vulture reports that Universal Pictures is courting Roland Emmerich (INDEPENDENCE DAY) to direct its adaptation of the Atari game ASTEROIDS.
With both Colin Firth and James Franco passing, Matthew Goode (WATCHMAN) is now in negotiations to star in Chan-wook Park’s STOKER, reports Variety.
Method Studios (London) completed 23 shots on X-Men: First Class including compositing shots during two sequences -- Havoc's montage training and the Club sequence where Erik and Charles meet Angel for the first time.
Maga Animation Studio has started producing ACQUA IN BOCCA (WATER AND BUBBLES), the first 3-D CG TV series in Italy, reports Variety.
Variety confirms that New Regency has signed on to co-fund Darren Aronofsky’s NOAH, a dark take on the Biblical tale.
INCEPTION and THE DARK KNIGHT production company, Legendary Ent. is partnering with Hong Kong-based Huayi Brothers Media to form Legendary East, writes The Hollywood Reporter.
“Thufferin thuccotash!” Sylvester the Cat, Tweety Bird, Daffy Duck, Elmer Fudd, Wile E. Coyote and the Road Runner will all return to theaters in three original Looney Tunes 3D theatrical cartoon shorts produced by Warner Bros. Animation and directed by Matthew O’Callaghan (Coyote Falls).