Monthly Archives: March 2008

Super Smash Bros. Smashes Records

Nintendo has broken records with their new title ‘Super Smash Bros. Brawl’. In the first week, they sold 1.4 million units, elevating it to the status of Nintendo’s fastest-selling title ever in the United States. Variety reports, By comparison, Nintendo’s … Continue reading

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Heavy Metal the Third

RottenTomatoes reports a new Heavy Metal movie is in development at Paramount with David Fincher, director of Seven, set to helm it. According to RottenTomatoes, a Variety article reported that the new film will bundle the work of “eight or … Continue reading

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Dreamworks ‘Dragon’ Finds Voice

Reuters reports Dreamworks Animation has announced their cast for the upcoming film, How to Train Your Dragon. A CGI fantasy feature, Dreamworks will be using their own Ultimate 3D process to create it. This film will be their second venture … Continue reading

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Nick Announces Two New Series

PRnewswire reports Nicktoons Network and Marvel Entertainment have collaborated on two new series which will debut exclusively on the Nickelodeon’s Nicktoons Network in 2009. The new shows will chronicle the adventures of two beloved characters in Marvel’s comic books, Iron … Continue reading

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Horton Takes Home Big Weekend Haul

Horton Hears a Who took home the biggest weekend haul for 2008 so far with a hefty 45.1 million dollars, studios are estimating. USA Today reports, The haul was about $5 million more than projected and broke Disney’s stranglehold on … Continue reading

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President of Sony Digital is Out

Variety reports that Yair Landau, president of Sony Pictures Digital for the last 10 years, and with Sony for the last 17, is leaving his position to start his own animation and videogame venture. Landau is officially leaving in April … Continue reading

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Britney Gets Animated in New Video

Reuters reports that the premiere of Britney Spears’ new music video is happening today on a dedicated website (www.BlackoutBall.com) at 6:30 p.m. EDT. The video is for her song, “Break the Ice”, her third single from her latest album Blackout. … Continue reading

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AMPAS Preps for ‘Looney’ Event

Variety announced that the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences is honoring two giants in the Animation industry on March 24th. Tex Avery and Michael Maltese will be toasted in a tribute fondly called, “Putting L0oney in the Toons”. … Continue reading

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Katzenberg’s Salary for 2007: $1

SFGate reports that Dreamworks Animation CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg made $1 last year as his salary. Katzenberg gave up annual stock awards for 2006, 2007 and 2008 that would have been worth $5 million a year as a way to accommodate … Continue reading

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‘Monsters v. Aliens’ Cast Announced

IESB.net is reporting that Dreamworks Animation announced today their star-studded cast lineup for their upcoming film, “Monsters vs. Aliens”. The movie is slated for release domestically in March of 2009. The story is intended to play on the monster movie … Continue reading

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