New students pursuing their dreams of a career in animation at The DAVE School this January will be taught by award-winning artist, writer and director William Vaughan.
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“My momma always said, ‘Life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get.’” That line was immortalized by Tom Hanks in the award-winning movie “Forest Gump” in 1994. Librarian of Congress James H. Billington today selected that film and 24 others to be preserved as cultural, artistic and historical treasures in the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress.
Arbitrators have ruled that Viacom owes former shareholders in ROCK BAND game creator Harmonix another $383 million in bonuses, writes The Hollywood Reporter.
The classic character Peter Pan makes his first-ever appearance in the hit series for kids age 2-7, "Jake and the Never Land Pirates," in a primetime special presentation, "Jake and the Never Land Pirates: Peter Pan Returns," premiering MONDAY, FEBRUARY 13 (7:00-8:00 p.m., ET/PT) on Disney Channel.
Marvel Studios has settled on its replacement for Patty Jenkins at the helm of THOR 2, reports Deadline.com.
Paramount's MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – GHOST PROTOCOL expanded to non-IMAX theaters over the Christmas weekend and took the #1 spot at the U.S. box office.
Ray Harter, Richard Kearney and Ed Corno have filed suit in Missouri Federal Court against Walt Disney, claiming the studio stole their idea for the direct-to-home vid films SANTA BUDDIES: THE LEGEND OF SANTA PAWS and THE SEARCH FOR SANTA PAWS, writes The Hollywood Reporter.
Top Japanese distributor Toho is entering a joint venture called My Theater D.D., which will stream its films on the Web, reports Variety.
Tracey Gold (Growing Pains) will star in the new Syfy Saturday Original Movie Arachnoquake, scheduled to premiere on Syfy in 2012.
Sterling Archer, the world’s most dangerous spy, and his snarky ISIS cohorts are back for another outrageously raunchy season when ARCHER The Complete Second Season comes to Blu-ray and DVD on December 27th from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment.
Charlie Brown’s hilarious and heartbreaking attempts to meet his beloved Little Red-Haired Girl and other endearing adventures are featured on Happiness is…Peanuts: Friends Forever, the latest Peanuts DVD release from Warner Home Video (WHV).
Looney Tunes’ lovable French Skunk, Pepé Le Pew stars in his own entertaining cartoon compilation which is set for release on DVD by Warner Home Video (WHV) December 27, 2011.
Get ready for the next disturbing chapter in the terrifying Hostel franchise when Hostel: Part III debuts on Unrated DVD and Digital December 27th from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.
Walt Disney Pictures has selected a release date for its long in the works adaptation of Hans Christian Anderson’s THE SNOW QUEEN, reports ComingSoon.net.
Jeff Kinney, the author of the wildly popular DIARY OF A WIMPY KID illustrated book series, has filed suit against Antarctic Press, the publishers of DIARY OF A ZOMBIE KID, reports the Boston Herald.
Stan Lee and his POW! Ent. have teamed with Liquid Comics to create a new Indian superhero called Chakra – The Invincible, writes The Hollywood Reporter.
Thinkbox Software has released new versions of its cross-platform render farm management and high-volume particle rendering, manipulation and management solutions.
With the demise of Quinta Industries, which owned vfx firm Duran Duboi, the assets of the vfx firm have gone up for sale. L.A.-based production firm FilmFunds has purchased the company's California-based 3-D conversion house and has put in a bid to buy the Paris-based vfx arm as well, reports The Hollywood Reporter.
Director J.J. Abrams revealed to MTV that STAR TREK 2 will not be shot in 3-D, but will be converted in post.
The Hollywood Reporter writes that the planned sixth FAST AND FURIOUS has now been split into two films.
Gilberto Sanchez, the 49-year-old man who uploaded a work print of X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE to Megaupload.com, has been sentence to one year in federal prison, reports Deadline.com.
Press Release from Disney EMEA
Disney EMEA today announced that it has green lit a brand new animated pre-school series, The Happy Hugglemonsters. Set to premiere on Disney Junior from autumn 2012 and air in more than 150 countries worldwide, the series follows the adventures of fun-loving, five-year-old Henry Hugglemonster, the middle child in a happy, wacky close-knit monster family – The Hugglemonsters.