National Critics Honor Mr. Fox Production Design

The Hurt Locker dominated the year-end honors from the National Society of Film Critics, but the group still gave a nod to animation with an unusual nomination for Fantastic Mr. Fox. The ... Continue Reading →

Marvel Shareholders Approve Disney Merger

Marvel and Disney made it official, as Marvel shareholders approved on Dec. 31 the details of the companies’ merger. The deal means Marvel is now officially a wholly owned subsidiary ... Continue Reading →

Muppets, Nemo Added to National Film Registry

Kermit the Frog and the early animation innovations of Winsor McCay have been added to the National Film Registry in the annual induction of 25 films identified by the Library of Congress ... Continue Reading →

Avatar Soars to the Top Worldwide

Avatar easily held onto to its box office crown in the first weekend of the New Year, kicking off 2010 by carrying on the record-setting pace set last year. The overall box office take ... Continue Reading →

Jibjab Offers Animated Take on the Crazy Events of 2009

Over the past five years, the brilliant animators at Jibjab have spoiled us with hilarious animated takes on the notable and dubious achievements of each year. The good news is that ... Continue Reading →

Avatar and Animated Features Picked as AFI’s Significant Moments

The American Film Institute has singled out James Cameron’s Avatar and the year’s wave of top-notch animated features as two of eight ‘moments of significance’ ... Continue Reading →

Avatar, Holmes, Chipmunks Bring in Best Xmas B.O. Ever

If you needed more proof that audiences are hungrier than ever for Hollywood movies, this past weekend’s box-office numbers certainly delivered the goods. The three-day Christmas ... Continue Reading →

Director, Writers on Board for Marvin the Martian

Hang on to your Illudium Q-36 Space Modulators: Marvin the Martian is now several big steps closer to his own CGI-live action hybrid movie, with a director and writers coming on board ... Continue Reading →

Chipmunks Face Holmes & Avatar in Christmas B.O. Battle

As James Cameron’s Avatar prepares for its second weekend in release, analysts are expecting this Christmas holiday period to be a record-breaking moneymaker at the box office. ... Continue Reading →

Toy Story 3 to be Released in IMAX 3D

Toy Story 3 will be coming to IMAX when it’s released next summer, getting a simultaneous 3-D release in the giant-screen format. The movie will be digital remastered using IMAX ... Continue Reading →