Disney is developing a live-action take on its 1941 animated classic ‘Dumbo,’ adding a unique family story that parallels the baby elephant’s story.
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The writer for the studio's live-action Cinderella has been hired to pen the script for what is being titled Cruella.
Motion design and production studio Royale completes a series of station IDs for “Pulse,” MTV France’s block of rock video programming, in a cinematic package that combines CG and live-action.
Julia Pott's latest short brings to life Tom Chivers' poem of a young couple that must resort to primitive acts to survive the ensuing chaos of a tragic event.
Cartoon Network and Artistic Image joined forces to create two national spots for presenting sponsor Kids Foot Locker for Cartoon Network’s 2012 Hall of Game Awards.
Ryan Knighton, who is an author and contemporary literature teacher at Capilano University, has landed the job of adapting Paul Hoffman's WINGS OF MADNESS: ALBERTO SANTOS-DUMONT AND THE INVENTION OF FLIGHT, which will mark Chris Wedge's live-action directing debut, reports Variety.
Warner Bros. and Ron Howard are developing a live-action version of MAD Magazine's SPY VS. SPY, reports Deadline.com.
Robert Zemeckis is in talks with Warner Bros. to helm the time travel tale TIMELESS, reports Deadline.com.
The top players behind the new Muppets movie have gone to Pixar for some creative consulting, according to THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER.
ATONEMENT director Joe Wright has joined Working Title's adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen's THE LITTLE MERMAID, reports VARIETY.
SHUTTER ISLAND writer Laeta Kalogridis has sold his pitch for a live-action remake of the Serbian animated short, TECHNOTISE; EDIT AND I, to Legendary Pictures, reports HEAT VISION.
Deadline.com reports that HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER star Neil Patrick Harris has inked a deal to play the live-action lead in Sony's SMURFS.
Anime director Mamoru Oshii (GHOST IN THE SHELL) will helm another live-action film, according to VARIETY. Breaking an eight-year hiatus from live-action, Oshii will make ASSAULT GIRLS, starring Oscar nominee Rinko Kikuchi (BABEL), Meisa Kuroki (ONE MISSED CALL FINAL) and Hinako Saeki (THE RING 2: SPIRAL).
The three women will play post-apocalyptic hunters of gigantic morphing creatures called sand whales.
Press Release from CAKE Entertainment
CAKE Entertainment is marking its strategic move into producing live-action with today's announcement of a live-action/CG hybrid tween comedy pilot for a series called CARTOON GENE (26 x 30"), co-produced with Galakids and TELETOON Canada. The move sees CAKE build on their existing experiences in this area, and reinforce their established position as a meeting place for a growing family of producers of high-end children's content.
Vivendi Ent. has purchased the U.S. distribution rights to CALL OF THE WILD 3D, per VARIETY.
The live-action flick starring Christopher Lloyd is the first digital 3-D release made entirely with live-action photography with no CGI. It will open on 15 3-D screens in middle-American markets, but could expand if the film performs well. With UP doing well in 3-D and ICE AGE 3 on its way, extra 3-D screens are a precious commodity.
The film is a low-budget update of the Jack London story to modern-day Montana.
Press Release from Brickyard VFX
Santa Monica, CA (June 1, 2009) -- Artist owned-and-operated bi-coastal effects boutique Brickyard VFX provided visual effects for "Dandelion," a CG-intensive commercial for LG Electronics via ad agency Y&R NY. Directed by Filip Engstrom for prodco Smuggler, the spot began airing throughout Europe and Asia May 15.
AQUA TEEN HUNGER FORCE creators Matt Maiellaro and Dave Willis have developed the first-ever live-action episode of the series. Grammy-winning southern rapper T-Pain will portray Frylock, voice over actor Jon Benjamin will play Master Shake, Dave Long Jr. will make his TV debut as the Aqua Teen's obnoxious neighbor Carl. Meatwad will be played by an exercise ball.
The new season of AQUA TEEN HUNGER FORCE will conclude with this live-action episode on Sunday, May 31 at 11:45 p.m. (ET/PT).
Press Release from 3ality Digital, LLC
BURBANK, Calif., April 15 -- 3ality Digital, LLC (www.3alitydigital.com) today announced the company will launch the entertainment industry's first professional training and certification program in the field of live-action digital 3D. 3ality Digital Image Quality (3DIQ) will elevate 3D offerings industry-wide by sharing unrivaled expertise in the creation and distribution of pixel-perfect live-action 3D entertainment.
At its upfront, Cartoon Network unveiled 19 new programming ventures, including three new action-adventure and four new comedy animated series; six live-action "alternative" half-hour series; three original live-action and one CG-animated movie special; and two hour-long original, scripted live-action pilots. Coupled with 164 new half-hour episodes of returning comedy and action-adventure animated series, today's announcements represent the largest commitment to new content development in Cartoon Network history.
New Comedy and Action-Adventure Animated Series include:
Disney has set a date for uber-producer Jerry Bruckheimer's live-action version of THE SORCERER'S APPRENTICE, reports VARIETY. The family adventure will hit screens July 16, 2010.
Based on the classic Mickey Mouse segment from FANTASIA, the modern day live-action film will star Nicolas Cage and Jay Baruchel. Jon Turteltaub is the director of the film, which begins filming this month.
For 2010, Disney has two other big tentpole films -- PRINCE OF PERSIA: THE SANDS OF TIME on May 28 and TOY STORY 3 on July 18.
Tired of trying to talk Hollywood out of foolishly adapting animation into live action, Dr. Toon suggests some pitches of his own.
KUNG FU PANDA co-director John Stevenson told AWN that he intends to follow-up his Oscar-nominated animated feature with a live-action version of MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE. Meanwhile, VARIETY reported that Warner Bros. has made the deal to cinematically reboot the popular Mattel toy line, with Joel Silver producing and Mattel's Barry Waldo serving as exec producer.
Cartoon Network and Warner Premiere have announced the start of production on SCOOBY-DOO: IN THE BEGINNING, an all-new, live-action prequel that will be debut on the network fall 2009 to coincide with the DVD release. This original movie will commence principal photography on August 4, 2008 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.