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DreamWorks Brings Ghost In The Shell Back To Life

by Alex Beanon January 25, 2014
Popular manga thriller title “Ghost in the Shell” is set to have another resurrection as film animation studio DreamWorks will bring a new live-action adaptation to the big screen. The film, based on a plotline following a futuristic battle against techno crime by a covert special ops unit does not yet have a voice cast […]

Illumination Unveils Pets Project

by Alex Beanon January 25, 2014
Illumination Entertainment [“Despicable Me 2”] in conjunction with Universal Pictures has announced their newest upcoming 3D animation film project which, for now is known as “Untitled Pets Movie” and will have Louis C.K., Eric Stonestreet and Kevin Hart in its voice cast. The plot revolves around Louis C.K. as the preferred dog of a Manhattan […]

Hugh Jackman Is Officially Blackbeard In Pan

by Alex Beanon January 24, 2014
What had been rumored has become official as Warner Bros. announced that Aussie actor Hugh Jackman will be playing the part of Blackbeard in “Pan” the 3D live-action remake and newest retelling of the classic J.M. Barrie story “Peter Pan”. Jackman officially joins Garrett Hedlund, who will be playing the role of Captain Hook. The […]

Ant Man Picnic Moves Up Two Weeks

by Alex Beanon January 24, 2014
With the untitled Batman-Superman film moving to 2016, the new “Ant Man” movie has moved in to fill in its previous spot on the release schedule in 2015. Originally slotted for a late July release date next year, the film has been moved up two weeks, taking the spot vacated by the B/S movie. “Ant […]

New Wonder Woman Lassos Three Pics, Beginning With Batman-Superman

by Alex Beanon January 23, 2014
Gal Gadot, the actress cast as the new Wonder Woman, has been granted three pictures as the superheroine with the magic lasso and invisible airplane, beginning with her initial appearance in the new, untitled Batman-Superman movie starring Ben Affleck as Batman and Henry Cavill as Superman. Gadot, who will make $300,000 per film, will appear […]

Another Nut Job Coming Your Way

by Alex Beanon January 23, 2014
“The Nut Job” is barely a week into its opening and as is the case with studios these days, already a sequel is being announced. “The Nut Job 2” will require only a two years’ wait for Will Arnett’s Surly squirrel to lead the pack on what will surely be another nutty caper. No announcement […]

Michael Sporn, Animator, 1946 – 2014

by Ed Liuon January 23, 2014
Independent animator Michael Barrier reports on the passing of fellow animator Michael Sporn on January 19, 2014, at the age of 67 due to pancreatic cancer. Sporn’s career in animation was heralded by a powerful interest in the medium from a very young age, thanks to several then-new how-to books on animation published in the […]
Hal Sutherland

Hal Sutherland, Co-Founder of Filmation, 1929 – 2014

by Ed Liuon January 23, 2014
The Saturday Morning Historical Reenactment Society weblog has noted the passing of Hal Sutherland on January 16, 2014, due to health complications from a gall bladder issue. Sutherland began his career in animation in 1954 working with Disney on Sleeping Beauty, before moving on to Larry Harmon Pictures where he met Lou Schiemer. The pair […]

PR: “Captain Underpants” Saves the Day by Recruiting Top Comedy Talent for New DreamWorks Animation Film

by Ed Liuon January 23, 2014
CAPTAIN UNDERPANTS SAVES THE DAY BY RECRUITING TOP COMEDY TALENT TO VOICE NEW DREAMWORKS ANIMATION FILM Ed Helms, Kevin Hart, Thomas Middleditch, Nick Kroll and Jordan Peele Help Eccentric Superhero Foil Evil Archenemy Plot Glendale, CA – January 21, 2014 – Some real-life comedy superheroes – Ed Helms, Kevin Hart, Thomas Middleditch, Nick Kroll and […]