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.
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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.
The future will never be the same when the time traveling pizza boy and his friends wreak havoc on the world as they know it. Loaded with tons of fan favorite special features from the creators, “FUTURAMA” Volume 6 comes to Blu-ray and DVD December 20th from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment
Square Enix, Inc. and Square Enix Ltd., the publishers of SQUARE ENIX® interactive entertainment products in the Americas, Europe and across PAL territories, today announced fans of the popular KINGDOM HEARTS series will be able to experience a new 3-D adventure next year with the North American and European release of KINGDOM HEARTS 3D [Dream Drop Distance], specifically for the Nintendo 3DS system.
Holomatix today announced immediate availability of SprayTrace for Maya on Windows OS – a configuration free, add-on tool providing real-time preview for the hugely popular Maya MentalRay offline renderer.
Andy Powell of London-based th1ng, mixed media and animation production company, has directed a new TV commercial for McDonald’s in Spain.