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2014 REDCAT Children’s Film Festival Ready To Roll

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You’ve watched “Frozen”, “Despicable Me 2” and the rest of last year’s animation blockbusters a million times, so now maybe you might want to see some of the animated offerings from other parts of the world and that’s where the 2014 REDCAT Children’s Film Festival comes in. REDCAT [Roy and Edna Disney along with CalArts […]

Watch Dogs Movie Gets Writers

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“Watch Dogs”, the video game, has not been released yet but “Watch Dogs” the movie based on the Ubisoft video game already has a pair of writers attached to the project to write the script. Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese who collaborated on both “Zombieland” and “G.I. Joe: Retaliation” were tabbed to produce the script […]

Third Hobbit Film Retitled “The Battle Of The Five Armies”

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The third installment in the latest Middle Earth trilogy of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit has been renamed by director Peter Jackson. Originally titled as “The Hobbit: There and Back Again”, Jackson has instead chosen to title the film “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” after discussing it with MGM, saying that the new […]

Russia's Soyuzmultfilm Animation Studio to Target Chinese and Indian Markets

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The Hollywood Reporter notes efforts by Russia’s Soyuzmultfilm animation studio to dub its library of cartoons into foreign languages for sale abroad, specifically targeting the Chinese and Indian markets as the most promising prospects. The studio was founded in 1936 and was the Soviet Union’s main cartoon studio until the fall of the Soviet empire, […]

It’s A Small World But Big Enough For A Feature Film

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One of Disneyland’s most iconic rides – It’s A Small World – is set to become the basis for a feature film with Jon Turteltaub [“National Treasure”] set to direct. The family ride that features a slow passage through various cultures accompanied by the eternally catchy tune written by Disney’s Sherman brothers will also have […]

Barbie Gets A Movie

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Toymaker Mattel and film company Sony have come together to produce the first-ever movie based on Mattel’s popular Barbie doll. Precise plot details have yet to be announced but the film is expected to focus on one of the current iterations of Barbie as a professional executive and having her assist others and will be […]

Ferdinand The Bull Coming To Big Screen

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The classic children’s book, “The Story of Ferdinand” is heading to the big screen in animated form with Carlos Saldanha at the helm. Saldanha, the director of films in the “Ice Age” and Rio” franchises has expressed his desire to direct the film based on the one of his childhood favorites. The book by Munro […]

PR: Marie-Josée Saint-Pierre’s "Jutra" Selected for Directors' Fortnight at Cannes Film Festival

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Marie-Josée Saint-Pierre’s Jutra selected for Directors’ Fortnight at Cannes The prestigious Cannes International Film Festival has announced that Jutra, a short film directed and produced by Marie-Josée Saint-Pierre (MJSTP Films) in co-production with the NFB (Marc Bertrand), will feature on the lineup of the 46th Directors’ Fortnight. An international showcase organized by the Film Directors’ […]

PR: Studio Ghibli's "The Tale of the Princess Kaguya" to Screen at Cannes Film Festival

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STUDIO GHIBLI’S THE TALE OF THE PRINCESS KAGUYA TO SCREEN AT CANNES FILM FESTIVAL OPENING NIGHT FILM OF ANNECY INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION FILM FESTIVAL FILM TO RECEIVE FALL 2014 RELEASE AND AWARDS SUBMISSIONS New York, NY – April 22, 2014 – GKIDS, a distributor of award-winning animation for both adult and family audiences, announced that Studio […]

Disney's Let It Go: The Complete Set Trailer

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Disney has released “Let it Go: The Complete Set” – a recording of the Academy Award-winning song, “Let it Go” by Idina Menzel as sung in 25 different languages. In addition to the English version sung by Menzel, other versions are sung by Jalane Hu, Carmen Sarahi and Martina Stoessel. The multi-language compilation trailer features […]

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