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While Return of the King continued its mind-blowing box office romp and Ben Stiller’s latest farce survived critical barbs to be number one, this weekend’s animated fare had a rough time of it. Disney’s Teachers Pet got some great reviews Friday but tanked with the public on Saturday and Sunday. [...]
If there’s such a thing as the big ‘mo in the Oscar race, Lord of the Rings certainly seems to have it. The latest kudo comes from the Producers Guild of America which named The Return of the King its 2004 Best Picture recipient on Saturday night. As with the [...]
A new incarnation of Osamu Tezuka’s popular manga character returns to the TV airwaves this weekend as Kids’ WB! premieres Astro Boy this Saturday at 8:30 a.m. ET (7:30 a.m. PT). Created 50 years ago by Tezuka (who is regarded as the father of Japanese comic books known as manga), [...]
In an ironic end to a tumultuous week that saw the Walt Disney Co. all but abandon 2D animation, the studio’s 2D-animated feature Teacher’s Pet goes into wide release today on 2,000-plus screens across North America. The film is sure to add fuel to the fire of controversy surrounding Monday’s [...]
As predicted by execs at New Line and other major studios on Monday, Sony Pictures’ claim on Sunday that Big Fish was the big kahuna at the weekend box office was quickly debunked when the actual figures rolled in. Sony estimated that its Tim Burton fantasy film had grossed $14.5 [...]
Walt Disney Feature Animation will bring William Joyce’s best-selling children’s book, A Day with Wilbur Robinson, to the big screen in 2006. The CG feature will be produced at Disney’s Burbank-based animation studio by Disney animation veteran Dorothy McKim. Steve Anderson, who served as head of story on The Emperor’s [...]
Sony claims that its Tim Burton-directed fantasy flick Big Fish dethroned New Line’s The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King to hook the top spot at the North American box office over the weekend. Studio estimates have Fish just barely swimming in the lead with $14.5 million [...]
Opening in theaters today, Jan. 9, the new Miramax comedy My Baby’s Daddy begins with an animated sequence produced by New York’s Noodlesoup Prods. Noodlesoup previously teamed with Miramax to provide animated opening credits for the Danny DeVito-directed comedy Duplex, starring Ben Stiller and Drew Barrymore. “We’re excited that Miramax [...]
Finding Nemo seems to be losing some ground as the Oscar frontrunner as critics on both coasts choose the Sony Pictures Classics release The Triplets of Belleville as the best animated feature of 2003. The Los Angeles Film Critics Association has released its list of winners for its 29th annual [...]
ASIFA-Hollywood has announced the nominees for the 2003 Annie Awards, placing Disney/Pixar’s Finding Nemo in the lead with 12 nods including individual achievement categories. Disney’s Brother Bear is a close runner-up with eight nominations. The winners will be announced Feb. 7 at the annual awards ceremony at the Alex Theatre [...]