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In 2012, while American animation fans were enjoying the usual handiworks of DreamWorks, Pixar, Disney, Sony and Fox, Spanish audiences chose to take in a home-grown feature about a Peruvian treasure hunt called Tad, the Lost Explorer. Directed by Enrique Gato, the film has made $24 million at the box [...]
Chinese studios Belfry Animation and DeZerlin Media have joined forces to produce a new CG-animated version of Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island. The new take on the classic tale is set in a steampunk world where animals live and work alongside humans, and a young boy has to decide who [...]
Disney has announced that it will release Planes, a new CG-animated feature “inspired by” the world of Pixar’s Cars in theaters on August 9, 2013. Produced by DisneyToon Studios, Planes was originally planned as a direct-to-home Entertainment release several years ago. Directed by Klay Hall, the movie takes its cue [...]
Warner Bros. had another great weekend with its tentpole pic The Hobbit sitting on top of the charts, with another $36.7 million at the U.S. box office. Peter Jackson’s return to Middle-earth is close to reaching a total of $150 million domestically after only two weekends in theaters. Overseas, the [...]
Toei Animation’s 11th One Piece animated feature tilted subtitled Film Z, landed at the No. 1 spot at the Japanese box office with a 1.3 billion yen (approximately $16.2 million) during its opening weekend (Dec. 15, 16). The 11th film of the long-running hit anime series opened on 300 screens [...]
Walt Disney Animation Studios has announced that its extreme mountain man character Kristoff from the upcoming animated comedy-adventure Frozen will be voiced by Tony Award nominee Jonathan Groff. The film is set to hit theaters in time for the holidays next year on November 27, 2013. Frozen, billed as a [...]
Gale Anne Hurd’s Valhalla Entertainment, Toei Animation and All Nippon Entertainment Works (ANEW) will be producing a new live-action feature based on Toei’s popular anime property Gaiking. This marks a new push for Toei into the U.S. marketplace and the first development deal for ANEW. The anime property follows a [...]
Vancouver-based Bron Studios’ will begin production in 2013 on Sole Mates, its first CG-animated feature film, based on an original concept created by Deon Taylor. Bron managing director, Aaron L. Gilbert will produce alongside Taylor, who will produce through his Hidden Empire Film Group. Ahmet Zappa will also be a [...]
Filmgoers all around the world proved that they are still in love with J.R.R. Tolkien’s characters as Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey scored a record $84.8 million during its first weekend at the U.S. box office. The 3-D fantasy delivered the top three-day opening of all time for [...]
Goro Miyazaki’s delicate, coming-of-age movie From Up on Poppy Hill offers a welcome respite from the loud, CG world of most American movies. Goro Miyazaki’s gentle new film, From Up on Poppy Hill (Kokuriko-Zaka Kara), was the top-earning animated feature in Japan in 2011, grossing almost $54 million and outdrawing two [...]