Aardman Animation is teaming up with Korean animation house Voozclub and Spain's Screen 21 to produce the children's property, CANIMALS, reports VARIETY. Aardman will head up the writing of the 52 seven-minute episodes, as well as the voicing. Voozclub and Screen 21 will handle design, animation and sound production.
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The Catalonian company, which oversees all BRB Internacional productions, will be incorporating advanced stereoscopic technology (rendering images that produce a real feeling of volume) and Hi-Def, and a 16:9 panoramic format for different applications (television, Blu Ray, VOD, IPTV -Internet Protocol Television- and mobile devices connected to the internet).
Wyck Godfrey, the producer behind THE TWILIGHT SAGA, told MAKINGOF about plans to bring GEARS OF WAR to the big screen.
ComingSoon.net reports that Boris Kodjoe (SURROGATES, TYLER PERRY'S MADEA'S FAMILY REUNION) is in talks to join the cast of Screen Gems' RESIDENT EVIL: AFTERLIFE.
VFX guru John Dykstra discusses what it was like working with Quentin Tarantino on his wild World War II opus, which stars Brad Pitt and his merry band of Nazi hunters.
Fox is moving forward with a big screen adaptation of Kate DiCamillo’s book, THE MAGICIAN’S ELEPHANT.
Variety reports Martin Hynes (THE GO-GETTER) will be directing the project in a similar tone to THE PRINCESS BRIDE. Julia Pistor is producing.
The book, soon to be published, involves an orphan boy who is told by a fortune teller that an elephant will lead to his missing sister.
On January 16, the new Sky Screen in Suzhou, China's new shopping center in Harmony Times Square, lit up for the public for the first time, including a five-minute animation created by Keyframe. The Harmony Group, a marketing agency heading up the project, contracted Keyframe to produce two five-minute animations and 18 30-second spots for the new LED display.
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Based on the bestselling illustrated book series from Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black, Mark Water’s screen adaptation is a highlight reel of some of the best parts from the five-book adventure. Like the HARRY POTTER series, the screen adaptation pares down the material to fit the length of a feature film, some fans will not like this fact, but others unfamiliar with the books will just get caught up in the breakneck speed of the wonderment.
PAPAWA is ready to take on the small screen hand-in-hand with BRB Internacional. The latest hilarious creation from the producers of BERNARD arrives complete with new touches for the current edition of MIP TV.
The avant-garde animated TV series has just finalized its pre-production phase and will show new episodes to the different prospective client channels in two commercial formats: 104 x 7 and 52 x 13.
Chicago Superstation WGN's 50-year-old tradition of airing classic cartoons every Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve took on new life this year when Screen Time Images restored the shorts to their former glory. Using the da Vinci Revival image restoration system and other da Vinci color enhancement tools, the Schaumberg, Illinois-based company was able to complete the task in just two weeks.
John Singleton has confirmed rumors that he will helm the screen adaptation of '80s hit TV series THE A-TEAM, reports BlackVoices.com.
Running from 1983 to 1987, the series that made Mr. T a household name chronicled a foursome of wrongly convicted Vietnam vets who escaped from prison to work in Los Angeles as soldiers of fortune. The silver screen adaptation will contemporize the setting.
Series creator Stephen J. Cannell is producing alongside Spike Seldin. Mark Silvestri is exec producer.
Greg Singer muses on the contribution of the animation community in promoting themes of peace and cooperation, as exemplified in films such as Azur and Asmar, The Iron Giant and the Hiroshima International Animation Festival.
THOMAS & FRIENDS, the popular childrens series, rolls into 50 movie theaters across the U.S. on Sept. 8, 2007, at 10:00 am with a special screening event, including five never-before-seen episodes from the THOMAS & FRIENDS series. "Thomas & Friends On The Big Screen" is presented by NCM Fathom, the entertainment division of National CineMedia and HIT Ent.
Electronic Arts' THE SIMS, the bestselling PC game of all time, is making its way to the big screen via 20th Century Fox and John Davis Prods., according to VARIETY. Fox's Steve Asbell and SIMS Studio head Rod Humble are shepherding the live-action project. Brian Lynch (SCARY MOVIE 3) is the writer.
"THE SIMS has done an interactive version of an old story, which is what it's like to have infinite power and how do you deal with it," said Humble. "Given that that's an old story, you can imagine how easily that would translate to traditional storytelling."
Producer Peter Hoffman is in works to bring William Gibson's groundbreaking sci-fi classic, NEUROMANCER, to the big screen, VARIETY reports. Joseph Kahn (TORQUE) has signs on to direct.
The novel follows the story of out-of-work computer hacker Henry Dorsett Case, who is hired by an anonymous individual to commit a nearly impossible caper. The novel examines the concepts of artificial intelligence, virtual reality, bio-engineering, multinational corporation abuse of power and immortality.
Big Screen Ent. Group has announced it has begun the process of bringing its video and computer gaming and animation division public.
Annecy International Animation Festival has announced its list of selections in eight categories. For short films, 51 productions will screen in competition and exactly the same amount will screen in both the panorama and student categories. For TV, 34 series, nine specials, 20 advertising films and six music videos will be part of the prestigious event. Two educational, scientific and industrial films made the cut.
Primal Screen recently contributed work to The Sundance Film Festival as an Official Provider as well as a spot for the SAG Awards.
This marks the third year in a row the Atlanta-based studio has been chosen by the Sundance to collaborate on various design projects. This year's work includes two ambient films, which play before every screening, and title packages for the Web-based Live@Sundance, Meet The Artist and the Short Film Series.
Warner Bros.-based Legendary Pictures will bring Ed Spielmans 1970s TV series, KUNG FU, to the big screen, VARIETY reports. Spielman and Howard Friedlander, a writer on the original series, have penned the screenplay.
The 59th edition of the Festival de Cannes announced its official selection. DreamWorks Animation returns to coveted event with Tim Johnson and Karey Kirkpatricks OVER THE HEDGE, which screen as part of the Official selection Out Of Competition special screenings.
Independent distributor Screen Media Ventures has secured all domestic rights to the CG-animated and live action feature MEE-SHEE: THE WATER GIANT, which stars Bruce Greenwood and Rena Owen, reports VARIETY. Jim Henson's Creature Shop provide the vfx.
Film Sales Co. represented the film, budgeted at $25 million and produced by Rainer Mockert and Barry Authors, who wrote the screenplay. John Henderson directed.
The story tracks the adventures of an 8-year-old who discovers a Loch Ness monster-like creature that he must protect from poachers.
Silk Screen Asian American Film FestivalPittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USAMay 12-20 2006Deadline: February 27, 2006
Silk Screen Asian American Film Festival is a multiple-day international film festival. With more than 30 feature films in multiple venues, a Launch Party Gala, workshops and presentations, Silk Screen will be an annual event showcasing Asian made films as well as films made by Asian Americans.
Screen Gems has hired AMITYVILLE HORROR director Andrew Douglas to turn Min-Woo Hyungs manga PRIEST, published by TOKYOPOP, into a feature film, reports VARIETY. Mitchell Peck, Mike De Luca, Sam Raimi and Josh Donen will produce the film, which is set to start production this summer. Cory Goodman wrote the screenplay.
The tale is a vampire Western that follows a warrior priest who disobeys church law by partnering with a young sheriff and a priestess to hunt down a band of renegade vampires who have kidnapped his niece.