Juan Jose Campanella (THE SECRET IN THEIR EYES) has lined up Buenos Aires-based animation studio Catmandu and Spain-based Plural-Jempsa to co-produce his animated feature METEGOL (FOOSBALL), reports Variety.
Geographical Region: South America
SHREK FOREVER AFTER has crossed $480.7 million at the international box office, making it DreamWorks Animation's biggest international hit.
Nickelodeon has acquired the Winx Club TV rights for the U.S. and the pay-TV rights for Latin America, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand and Benelux.
DECODE Enterprises, the distribution division of DHX Media, has scored two major terrestrial deals for Kid vs Kat in Latin America with TV Azteca in Mexico and ECTV in Ecuador.
Saban Brands has hired MarVista Ent. to rep the POWER RANGERS brand to the international market, reports VARIETY.
HIT Entertainment, a leading provider of quality children's entertainment, and Discovery Kids, the pioneer preschool channel in Latin America, debuted new episodes of Thomas & Friends (Thomas y sus amigos/ Thomas e seus amigos), presented for the first time in CG animation and with individual character voices, as well as the new CG animated series, Angelina Ballerina The Next Steps (Angelina Ballerina, Los Siguientes Pasos/Angelina Ballerina, Os Seguintes Passos) in Latin America.
Mercy Corps and Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit educational organization behind Sesame Street, have formed a partnership to bring engaging, educational programming to Haiti’s children.
A world leader in animated film production, the National Film Board of Canada (NFB) has been busy at this year's Annecy International Animated Film Festival and Market, notably signing an agreement with Argentinean company CT Producciones/Caloi en su Tinta to co-produce an animated short.
HIT Entertainment, a world-renowned provider of quality children's entertainment, and Albavision, a leading free TV network of television and radio stations across Central and South America, have partnered for the first time to bring a new, HIT-branded preschool television block to free TV in 10 countries across Latin America.
IMAX Corporation today announced that the epic action-adventure Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, from hit-making producer Jerry Bruckheimer, directed by Mike Newell and starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Gemma Arterton, Sir Ben Kingsley and Alfred Molina will open in 53 IMAX theatres internationally, with 20 of those IMAX locations opening this week starting on May 19.
Lauren Lung has been named vice president and general manager of Kodak's Entertainment Imaging Division in North and South America.
Juan Jose Campanella, who just took home the Best Foreign Language Oscar for THE SECRET IN THEIR EYES, is set to helm Argentina’s first 3-D animated feature, FOOSBALL, reports VARIETY.
Sony Pictures Television's Animax stations will air the 2009 Video Game Awards in Asia, Central Europe, Latin America, Africa, Spain and Portugal.
Leading Brazilian distributors Europa Filmes, responsible for bringing Oscar winning film SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE to Latin America, have acquired Brazilian rights to Big Animation's LITTLE KRISHNA (13x 23’).
On the eve of MIPCOM, The Jim Henson Company has finalized a new broadcast agreement with Discovery Kids Latin America to air the all-new CGI-animated series, Dinosaur Train, across the region.
Sony Pictures Television (SPT) announced today that Alexander Marin has been promoted to senior vice president, distribution, Latin America & the Caribbean.
4Kids Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: KDE), the diversified children’s entertainment and media organization, has appointed Exim Licensing Group and Tycoon Enterprises as Licensing Agents in Latin America and Mexico respectively for Amberwood Entertainment’s ROLLBOTS.
HANCOCK is coming back. Columbia has just hired Adam Fierro (THE SHIELD/DEXTER) and Glen Mazzara (CRASH/LIFE) to pen the sequel. In 2008, the original film grossed $624M worldwide.
The HollywoodReporter notes both Will Smith and helmer Peter Berg will both return. Plot details are yet still unknown.
Sony Pictures Entertainment has landed screenwriter James Vanderbilt to pen SPIDER-MAN 5 and SPIDER-MAN 6, reports Variety.
Vanderbilt was the first writer onboard SPIDER-MAN 4. Director Sam Raimi then brought in playwright David Lindsay-Abaire to rewrite his script and Gary Ross to perform final rewrites, before the 2010 shoot begins.
Asian actor/singer, Jay Chou, will replace Stephen Chow as Kato in THE GREEN HORNET. According to the HollywoodReporter Chou and Seth Rogen are confirmed to be the new crime-fighting team for Columbia’s THE GREEN HORNET, under Michel Gondry’s direction.
Chou, born in Taiwan, transitioned from singer to actor with a lead role in the 2005 comedy, INITIAL D. In 2006, he appeared in CURSE OF THE GOLDEN FLOWER, alongside Chow Yun-Fat and Gong Li.
Producer Alex Garcia plans to bring the Hanna-Barbara TV cartoon, TOP CAT, to new life reports Variety.
Garcia will pair with Anima Studios for the animated feature as WB preps for a summer 2011 or 2012 release across Latin America. The former finance exec. has also partnered with Santa Barbara-based Nala Films, the Rovzar Bros.' Lemon Films in Mexico and Argentina's Costa Films.
Garcia’s grandfather, Arturo de Cordova, was a screen icon from Mexico’s Golden Age.
Press Release from Ottawa Animation Festival
From October 14-18, 2009, hundreds of international animators will descend on Canada’s capital with one goal in mind: capturing one of the prizes up for grabs at this year’s Ottawa International Animation Festival (OIAF).
Columbia's BATTLE: LOS ANGELES had added Michelle Rodriguez, Michael Pena and Bridget Moynahan to the cast, according to THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER. Aaron Eckhart will stars in the sci-fi flick, which begins filming this fall.
Directed by Jonathan Liebesman follows a Marine staff sergeant (Eckhart) and his new platoon as the try to repel an alien invasion on the Los Angeles streets.
Press Release from IMAX Corporation
LOS ANGELES, July 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Sony Pictures Animation and IMAX Corporation (NASDAQ: IMAX; TSX: IMX) today announced that CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS, an adaptation of the bestselling children's book written by Judi Barrett and illustrated by Ron Barrett, written for the screen and directed by Christopher Miller and Phil Lord, will be released to IMAX(R) theatres simultaneously with the film's wide release on September 18, 2009.