Just in time for the Memorial weekend, fanboy favorite Bryan Singer announced...
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X2: X-Men United defeated newcomer Daddy Day Care to hold onto the No.1 spot at the box office over the weekend. The superhero sequel added an estimated $41.5 million to its cume, which is nearing $150 million after just two weeks. However, a 50% drop-off left plenty of room for [...]
Sony Pictures Animation, which celebrates its first anniversary this week, has brought on directors Jill Culton, Anthony Stacchi, Roger Allers, Brenda Chapman and twin brothers Paul Brizzi and Gaetan Brizzi to helm a number of CG features. The announcement was made by Sony Pictures Animation exec. VPs Sandra Rabins and [...]
The runaway popularity of anime in America has created a demand for English dubs that are as believable and well-acted as their American counterparts. Charles McCarter, chief producer at Bandai Entertainment, one of the largest anime distributors, comments, “If you go into any video store today, one of first things [...]
The new Sony Pictures Imageworks CG short, Early Bloomer, will debut in theaters this weekend with the release of the Eddie Murphy comedy Daddy Day Care, from Columbia Pictures, Revolution Studios and Sony Pictures. Early Bloomer is a comical coming-of-age tale about an awkward but adorable tadpole just trying to [...]
According to posted financial results for its fiscal first quarter ended March 29, Pixar Animation Studios’ profits are down by more than $7 million compared to the same quarter last year. The computer animation studio reported earnings of $8.2 million or $0.15 per diluted share. Revenues for the quarter totaled [...]
As their fifth feature collaboration, Finding Nemo, swims to theaters this month, Walt Disney Co. and Pixar Animation Studios may be finding a way to keep their partnership in tact well beyond the November 2005 expiration date. The Los Angeles Times today reports that the entities have agreed to spend [...]
Twentieth Century Fox’s X2: X-Men United took the box office by storm over the weekend with an estimated $85.8 million domestic take. The effects-laden sequel outdid its predecessor by more than $30 million and has set the bar high for upcoming summer blockbusters. The PG-13-rated X2 reunites cast members Patrick [...]
The Hollywood Reporter confirmed a rumor that Portland, Ore.-based Vinton Studios will animate producer Tim Burton’s upcoming stop-motion animated feature The Corpse Bride for Warner Bros. The film will be produced in London with filming is slated to start in November. Corpse Bride is based on a 19th century Eastern [...]
SPECIAL FEATURE: Missed It by That Much; It’s always as fascinating to learn who almost got the voice-over part as who ended up with it.
When voice actor and cartoon character are perfectly matched, it becomes impossible to imagine someone else in the role. Could anyone other than Mel Blanc have voiced Bugs Bunny or Daffy Duck? Would the public have embraced Homer Simpson without Dan Castellaneta’s lovably buffoonish characterization? Could any actor besides Robin [...]
The summer of big effects movies gets an early start with Friday’s release of Twentieth Century Fox’s X2: X-Men United. Director Bryan Singer’s action-packed follow-up promises way more eye-popping visuals than the first, with Cinesite, Rhythm & Hues, Frantic Films, Kleiser-Walczak, Grant McCune Design and FXSmith all contributing to the [...]