BAFTA Nominates ‘Hero,’ ‘Boxtrolls,’ ‘LEGO’

Providing further clues to the twists and turns that will occur on Oscars night, the BAFTA Awards has nominated three films for its best animated feature film honor. The British Academy ... Continue Reading →

Marvel Unearths ‘Ant-Man’ Trailer

Disney and Marvel Ent. are teasing their big summer superhero pic Ant-Man with a minimalist poster and a trailer offering a taste of the big (and super tiny) action fans can expect ... Continue Reading →

‘Archer: Vice’ Hits Disc Ahead of Season 6 Premiere

The world’s (self-proclaimed) greatest spy lends a certain, somewhat delusional, swagger to this week’s animated home entertainment releases. Archer: Vice – The Complete ... Continue Reading →

‘Hobbit’ Remains Atop Box Office Battle

The first weekend of the new year was a good one for Bilbo Baggins, as The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies topped the domestic box office with an estimated $22 million in ticket ... Continue Reading →
Bill Damaschke

DreamWorks Ups Arnold, Soria; Damaschke Steps Down

DreamWorks Animation announced today that it has appointed veteran producers Bonnie Arnold and Mireille Soria as co-presidents of feature animation. In their new roles, Arnold and Soria ... Continue Reading →
Andras Erkel

Cancer Claims Hungarian Animator Andras Erkel

Animator Andras Erkel, founder of Hungary-based Studio Baestarts, died Dec. 29 from brain cancer. He was 52. Erkel started his animation career in the 1980s, producing a series of claymation ... Continue Reading →

‘Into the Woods’ Battles ‘Hobbit’ for Holiday B.O.

It’s going to be a musical holiday for many moviegoers as Into the Woods, a visual-effects-filled adaptation of the Stephen Sondheim musical arrives in theaters on Christmas Day. The ... Continue Reading →

‘Big Hero 6′ Opens Strong in Japan

Disney’s feature-film adaptation of Marvel’s superhero property Big Hero 6 posted the studio’s second-biggest box office opening weekend of the year in Japan — second ... Continue Reading →

‘Hobbit’ Finale Slays B.O. Competition

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies demolished the competition at the box office with a $56 million weekend that brings the Wednesday-opening feature to a $91 million five-day ... Continue Reading →

Big Bad Boo Starts on Preschool Mini ‘Lilli & Lola’

Big Bad Boo Studios has begun production on an animated preschool mini-series titled Lili & Lola. The show follows the adventures of two sisters who live in a small apartment in ... Continue Reading →