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Waterman Entertainment Acquires Rights to "Heathcliff" CGI Feature and TV Series

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Deadline.com reports that Waterman Entertainment has acquired the rights to a CGI feature film adaptation of the classic newspaper comic strip Heathcliff, as well as the rights to a 13-episode animated series. The acquisition also includes worldwide merchandising and licensing rights. (via Toonzone member Ioz)

Warner Wins Superman Case Against the Shusters

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The Superman Hompage reports that Warner Brothers has won their court case against the estate of Superman co-creator Joe Shuster. U.S. District Judge Otis Wright III decided that an agreement that Shuster signed with DC Comics in 1992 rules out any chance for Shuster’s heirs trying to regain Shuster’s share of the Superman copyrights from DC Comics. Warner […]

NYCC 2012: Sunrise Anime Panel Report

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On Friday afternoon, a gathering of talent from Sunrise Animation Studios gathered at New York Comic Con to give anime fans a sample of current and upcoming projects. In attendance were Masayuki Ozaki, director of Sunrise; Akane Hagino, manager of the international sales department; Kazuhiko Tamura, producer of Tiger and Bunny; Dai Otsuka, who does […]

NYCC 2012: "Robotech" Panel Report

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Harmony Gold’s Kevin McKeever hosted the Robotech Panel at New York Comic Con 2012, giving a quick rundown of the state of the Robotech universe before opening up the bulk of the panel to audience Q&A (and giving away a pretty hefty pile of Robotech swag to people asking questions). He quickly breezed through the […]

NYCC 2012: Aniplex of America Panel Report

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The Aniplex panel at New York Comic Con 2012 was hosted by E.J. Rivera, who gave a quick rundown of Aniplex’s recent and upcoming offerings. Blue Exorcist is available in full on DVD now in a subtitled version only, though a dubbed version is exclusively available on VIZ Media’s Neon Alley streaming channel. Bryce Papenbrook, […]

20th Century Fox to Release CGI "Peanuts" Feature in 2015

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ComingSoon.net reports that Peanuts Worldwide, 20th Century Fox, and Blue Sky Studios will be uniting to produce a Peanuts feature film slated for release on November 25, 2015, marking the 65th anniversary of Charles M. Schulz’s Peanuts comic strip and the 50th anniversary of the seminal TV special A Charlie Brown Christmas. Schulz’s son Craig […]

Toei Animation Re-Affirms CG "Saint Seiya" film, Considers New TV Series

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Toei Animation Chairman Kozo Morishita revealed at Mipcom 2012 that the long awaited computer-generated Saint Seiya film will “hopefully” see completetion in July 2013. Morishita, a producer of numerous Toei animated series’ including the original 1986 Saint Seiya cartoon series, is also considering producing a new animated series, “In the past we’d produced a TV series […]

PR: Platform International Animation Festival Honors Katsuhiro Otomo with Lifetime Achievement Award

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PLATFORM INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION FESTIVAL HONORS KATSUHIRO OTOMO WITH LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD The October 27th event is the first public U.S. appearance of Otomo since 1990 Los Angeles, CA — PLATFORM, the internationally acclaimed animation festival, will present renowned Japanese artist Katsuhiro Otomo with a Lifetime Achievement Award on Saturday, October 27th at 9:30pm. The evening […]

"Frankenweenie" Disappoints in Debut Weekend with $11.5M Box Office; "Hotel Transylvania" Adds $26.3M

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This past weekend’s estimated box office results held good news for Sony Animation’s Hotel Transylvania and disappointment for Disney’s Frankenweenie. Hotel Transylvania showed continuing strength with $26.3 million in ticket sales (estimated), placing it in the #2 box office spot behind Fox’s Taken 2 and representing a 38% drop from its premiere weekend for a […]

PR: Platform International Animation Festival Makes Los Angeles Debut on October 26-28, 2012

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 1, 2012 PLATFORM INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION FESTIVAL MAKES ITS LOS ANGELES DEBUT OCTOBER 26-28, 2012 The festival celebrates animation from the past, present and future with a diverse slate of programs and events at REDCAT in downtown Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA — PLATFORM, the internationally acclaimed animation festival, is hosting a […]

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