• Aardman, the British animation studio behind Wallace and Gromit, has signed a deal to produce a half-hour, animated series for CBS. The program will be based on their Oscar winning short, Creature Comforts, and the network has already ordered seven episodes. The prime-time series should premiere in early 2007.
  • A bunch of major studios have announced a raft of late-2007 releases. Universal has claimed December 22 for the release of Evan Almighty, the Bruce Almighty sequel starring Steve Carell. This will give it a two week window after the release of Sony's Nancy Meyer comedy, Holiday. The Weinstein Company plans to release Superhero! in December, but no particular date has yet been set.
  • 20th Century Fox has re-signed its two chairmen, Jim Gianopulo and Tom Rothman. As part of a five year deal, the partners will also wear shiny new CEO badges. No surprise there – Fox was one of only a few studios to enjoy a booming 2005.