John Lasseter

Studio Heads Comment on ‘Animation Saturation’ in Theaters

Disney/Pixar chief creative officer John Lasseter, DreamWorks topper Jeffrey Katzenberg and Illumination Entertainment’s founder/CEO Chris Meledandri are among the top studio ... Continue Reading →

Home Viewing Gets ‘Epic’ This Week

Home audiences have the chance this week to enjoy the richly animated CG magic of Fox/Blue Sky’s Epic on DVD ($29.98) and Blu-ray sets. Directed by Blue Sky Studios co-founder ... Continue Reading →

‘Despicable Me 2′ Sets New B.O. Records in the U.K.

Universal/Illumination’s blockbuster sequel Despicable Me 2 is now the highest-grossing film of 2013 in the U.K. Universal Pictures International told The Hollywood Reporter that ... Continue Reading →

Paramount Animation Getting ‘Monster Trucks’ in Gear

There’s some intriguing fresh grist for the Toon Town rumor mill this week: has heard hints that Paramount Animation is close to poaching Blue Sky Studios director/producer/co-founder ... Continue Reading →

‘Man of Steel’ Expected to Soar at the Box Office

Make way for the Man of Steel. Warner Bros.’ long-awaited reboot of the venerable Superman franchise from DC Comics is expected to triumph easily at the box office this weekend. ... Continue Reading →

Annecy Festival Releases Complete Schedule

If you are planning to attend next week’s jam-packed edition of the Annecy Animation Festival in France, you will have a chance to take in some of the most anticipated features ... Continue Reading →

‘Epic,’ ‘Croods’ Continue to Draw Audiences

Although audiences didn’t respond to M. Night Shyamalan’s After Earth this past weekend (the movie opened at No. 2 with a $27 million at the box office domestically), families are ... Continue Reading →

Blue Sky’s ‘Epic’ Opens Nationwide on Friday

Epic, the new animated adventure from director Chris Wedge and his gifted team at Blue Sky Studios, opens the door to a world inhabited by fantastic creatures hidden from plain sight. Civilized ... Continue Reading →

Blue Sky’s ‘Epic’ Getting Positive Early Reviews

The Hollywood trades have weighed in on Blue Sky’s new 3-D CG-animated feature Epic and the reviews are mostly positive. The fantasy adventure film, which is directed by Blue Sky ... Continue Reading →

‘Star Trek’ Beams Down $84 Mil. Weekend

Paramount’s Star Trek Into Darkness landed on top of the domestic box office this weekend, with an estimated $84 million. The J.J. Abrams-directed sequel to the rebooted franchise ... Continue Reading →