Brickyard VFX Launches CG Animation Division

by Zeddon November 8, 2005
Artist-owned-and-operated Brickyard VFX is launching its own CG division, AWN reports.

"Kameo" Feature in the Works

by Zeddon November 8, 2005
Production and distribution company Maxmedia has optioned the film rights to the forthcoming Microsoft videogame Kameo: Elements Of Power, AWN reports, citing Variety. The company plans to team with Sky Blue production house Sunmin Park to adapt the animated feature.

"Little King Macius" Gets Second Season

by Zeddon November 8, 2005
Leading French producer Ellipsanime is producing an additional twenty-six 13-minute episodes of its television series Little King Macius, AWN reports. The series has been sold to more than 20 territories worldwide.

London Children’s Film Festival to Screen "Totoro," "Porco Rosso"

by Ed Liuon November 7, 2005 is reporting that the London Children’s Film Festival will screen Studio Ghibli’s My Neighbor Totoro on November 13 and Porco Rosso on November 12, 13, and 16. Details on scheduling, location, and ticketing are available at the festival’s website.

UPDATED: "Chicken Little" Rules the Box Office Roost

by Ed Liuon November 7, 2005
Disney’s CGI-animated feature film Chicken Little grossed an estimated $40.1 million in its first 3 days of domestic release, making it the top film over the weekend. Coverage in the Los Angeles Times noted that this take is comparable to DreamWorks’ Madagascar and Shark Tale (which grossed $47.6 and $47.2 million, respectively) and is the […]

Preview: "Hakugei" Proof Adding "In Space" Doesn’t Make a Good Show

by on November 7, 2005
Does anyone remember that one Daily Show segment where Jon Stewart and his correspondents are thinking up new reality shows, and one of them just adds “in space!” to the end of the others’ ideas? [I do! -Ed] A similar process could’ve been the genesis of Hakugei. Or, as its developers probably called it, Moby […]

"The Batman" Vol. 2 Shows Promise, But Still Stumbles

by on November 7, 2005
A few years back, Warner Bros. decided to reinvent the animated Batman. They called it The Batman. It started slow, but now it’s hit its stride, and WB is releasing the first few episodes on DVD. Unfortunately, most of these are better left forgotten. For three years, Gotham has been protected by an angel of […]

Disney Channel November 2005 Movies & Specials

by Zeddon November 6, 2005
The following is a list of the animated movies and specials scheduled to air on Disney Channel during the month of November (note that a few of the airings have already taken place at press time): Alice In Wonderland Sunday, November 20 (6:00 p.m., ET/PT) The Country Bears (2002) Monday, November 14 (8:00 p.m., ET/PT) […]

Teletoon December Highlights

by Zeddon November 6, 2005
Teletoon has announced the following specific programming highlights for the month of December (all times ET/PT): Atomic Betty‘s 60-minute holiday special: “The No-L 9“ Saturday, December 17 (6:30pm) Monday, December 19 (4:00pm) Friday, December 23 (4:00pm) Saturday, December 24 (7:00pm) Sunday, December 25 (11:00am) Carl Squared holiday episode: “Christmas Clone“ Sunday, December 18 (7:00pm) Monday, […]

"Chicken Little": Disney Finds Life After Pixar

by on November 6, 2005
Chicken Little, Disney’s first solo attempt at a CG-animated movie since 2000’s botched Dinosaur, proves that they are ready for a post-Pixar world. The humiliating days when Disney had to outsource the magic are over. This new film doesn’t just contradict all those who predicted its spectacular failure. Disney has captured the personality of a […]