Astro Boy

Astro Boy is flying back to the big screen, this time in live action. Animal Logic, the animation and effects studio behind Avengers: Age of Ultron and The Lego Movie, is developing a new film based on the iconic Japanese character.

Perhaps not surprisingly, given Hollywood’s current obsession with superheroes, the new version of Astro Boy is described as being “in the same league as an Iron Man.” More on the Astro Boy movie after the jump.  Read More »

Simon Cowell Is Making a Betty Boop Movie

Betty Boop and Simon Cowell

Another classic character is getting her turn on the silver screen. Betty Boop, the Depression-era cartoon siren, is going to be the subject of her own feature film — with a little help from Simon Cowell, of all people.

The American Idol and X Factor producer is teaming with Lego Movie animators Animal Logic for the project, described as “a music-driven hybrid animated comedy.” Hit the jump for more details.

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