The Hollywood Reporter reports that the Japanese conglomerate SoftBank is in talks to acquire DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc., in a deal that would value the animation studio at $3.4 billion, according to an anonymous source. The same source stated that current CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg would sign a five-year contract to stay with the studio, and […]
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The New York Times has taken a look at Star Wars Rebels, the first Star Wars-related release from Lucasfilm after its acquisition by the Walt Disney Company. Among other topics, the article discusses how heavily the original trilogy of films will be this series’ touchstone, from designs to sound effects to lighting and artificially added […]
Variety reports that Marvel Entertainment and the estate of Jack Kirby have settled their long-running legal dispute over the rights to characters Kirby created or co-created in his long tenure working for Marvel Comics, including the X-Men, the Incredible Hulk, the Fantastic Four, Thor, the Avengers, and Spider-Man. Kirby’s estate had filed a request to […]
The Boxtrolls cements Laika’s position in the animation industry as the studio most prone to quirky, slightly creepy fun and astonishingly meticulous stop-motion animation. Based on Alan Snow’s book Here Be Monsters, The Boxtrolls tells the unusual tale of a young boy adopted by the subterranean title creatures. While the movie seems much more conventional […]