AWN reported on August 18, 2010 that Jeffrey James Varab, the director of TUGGER: THE JEEP 4 X 4 WHO WANTED TO FLY, had been arrested in Osceola County, Florida on charges of securities fraud, which was originally reported in the ORLANDO SENTINEL. Varab has written the following letter to give his side of the accusations against him.
Two weeks after becoming the highest-grossing animated film of all time, Disney•Pixar’s Toy Story 3 will cross the $1 billion mark at the global box office on Aug. 27, 2010, joining Alice in Wonderland as the second $1 billion film this year from The Walt Disney Studios – the first studio in history to accomplish this feat.
Freestyle Releasing and Cinemarket Films have bought U.S. distribution rights to Andrei Konchalevsky's 3-D version of THE NUTCRACKER, reports Deadline.com.
DOCTOR WHO actor Sylvester McCoy has told the Argyllshire Standard that he has been cast in THE HOBBIT.
In "Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Road Rally" - Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Daisy, Goofy and Pluto, along with Clubhouse pals Toodles, Pete, Clarabelle Cow, and Chip and Dale embark on the first annual Clubhouse road rally.
Nelvana Enterprises announced today that German broadcaster KI.KA has purchased the first 26 episodes of its new animated series, Babar and the Adventures of Badou.
The stars of Scholastic Media’s hit series Maya & Miguel are eager to get kids up and exercising as part of “Move It with Maya & Miguel” Week September 20-28, 2010.
Marvel Studios has hired XXX scribe Rich Wilkes to pen a feature adaptation of IRON FIST, reports Deadline.com.
Chris Wedge, via his WedgeWorks company, has picked up the rights to Kirsten Bakis' novel LIVES OF THE MONSTER DOGS, reports Heat Vision.
Disney has snatched up a pitch from writers Ahmet Zappa and Michael Wilson called MONSTER WITNESS RELOCATION PROGRAM, reports Deadline.com.
Warner Bros. has paid seven figures for the rights to David Goyer and Michael Cassutt's sci-fi book series, which starts with the novel HEAVEN'S SHADOW, reports Deadline.com.
Jessica Alba is in talks to headline Robert Rodriguez’s SPY KIDS 4: ALL THE TIME IN THE WORLD, reports Heat Vision.
After earning rave reviews from top critics, wild cheers from audiences around the country, and $10 million in its opening weekend boxoffice, Dimension Films is pleased to announce that PIRANHA 3D – THE SEQUEL is in the works.
In a week that saw five major new releases, Sylvester Stallone's THE EXPENDABLES remained at the top of the U.S. box office for the weekend of August 20-23, 2010.
Vulture reports that Fox is down to two directors for the coveted job of helming the WOLVERINE sequel.
DreamWorks Animation has hired the married screenwriting duo of Joe Syracuse and Lisa Addario to pen its IMAGINARY ENEMIES, reports Risky Business.
Zoic Studios was honored with Outstanding Special Visual Effects For A Series during the Creative Arts Emmy awards held in Los Angeles on Saturday, August 21st 2010. The award honors the CSI: Crime Scene Investigation episode "Family Affair".
Seth Rogen will be lending his voice to another DreamWorks Animation project, this time BOO U, reports HEAT VISION.
VARIETY reports that many vfx artists who worked for Montreal's Fake Studio on PIRANHA 3D have not been paid.
Director John Woo will team with Creative Artists Agency and IMAX to bring his next film FLYING TIGERS to the giant IMAX screen, according to THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER.