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‘Captain America’ Outmuscles Strong ‘Rio 2′ Debut

Despite a strong opening weekend for Fox and Blue Sky Studios’ Rio 2, Blu and the birds couldn’t knock off Marvel’s powerhouse Captain America sequel. Rio 2, directed ... Continue Reading →
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DreamWorks Adopts FLIX for Story Development

London-based software developer The Foundry has revealed that DreamWorks Animation has incorporated FLIX into its pre-production process. The visual story development tool will be used ... Continue Reading →
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Pixel Animation Offers Major Studio Master Classes

The Pixel Animation event taking place in Quebec City’s TRYP Hotel Pur April 4-5 will offer two days of master classes and networking events with 14 key artists from major studios ... Continue Reading →
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‘LEGO’ Builds $50M Second Weekend

It was another great weekend for The LEGO Movie, which built on its already impressive debut last weekend with a $50 million domestic gross through Sunday. The muscular hit has grossed ... Continue Reading →
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‘Cloudy 2′ Storms Its Way to DVD, Blu-ray

The weather forecast is for hunger this week, with the Blu-ray and DVD release of Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2 (Sony Pictures, $30.99 DVD; $40.99 Blu-ray combo pack; $45.99 3D ... Continue Reading →
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‘Nut Job,’ ‘Frozen’ Continue to Perform Well at B.O.

Animated features The Nut Job and Frozen performed well at an overall weak weekend at the box office, taking the third and fourth places in a frame where the only major release, Lionsgate’s ... Continue Reading →
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‘Nut Job,’ ‘Frozen’ Hold Up Well in Strong MLK Weekend

It was a strong MLK holiday weekend for movie ticket sales, with a strong domestic debut for Open Road Films’ animated feature The Nut Job while Disney’s Frozen continued ... Continue Reading →
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Settling the Score: The 2014 Musical Oscar Race

The big Toon Town players are not just concerned with the coveted Best Animated Feature trophy—the genre also tends to be well represented in the Score and Song categories come awards ... Continue Reading →
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Ten Things We Loved About 2013!

That mouse, that bear…and the exquisite charm of the 2D French movie, Ernest & Celestine. Frozen‘s spunky princess, that goofy snowman and the return of the Disney ... Continue Reading →
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Sony’s ‘Cloudy 2′ to Debut on Disc on Jan. 28

Sony has unveiled plans for the home entertainment debut of its popular hit Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2. The movie, which has made over $100 million worldwide to date, will ... Continue Reading →