‘Coco’ Sweeps the Box Office in U.S. and China

Coco, Disney/Pixar’s Day of the Dead-themed movie, certainly brought the U.S. box office to life with a $71.2 million Thanksgiving Weekend. Directed by Lee Unkrich and Adrian ... Continue Reading →

Pixar’s ‘Coco’ Delivers Terrific Tuesday Preview

Disney/Pixar’s well-reviewed Coco passed its opening night in the U.S. with flying colors. The studio’s 19th feature release delivered $2.3 million from its Tuesday night screenings, ... Continue Reading →
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McLendon-Covey Toys with Upcoming ‘Playmobil’ Pic

Wendi McLendon-Covey, who stars in the popular sitcom The Goldbergs, has joined the voice cast for Open Road Films’ upcoming Playmobil feature, per The French-produced ... Continue Reading →

Former Disney Artists Announce First Project Under TAIKO Banner

TAIKO Studios — a brand new international outfit opened this year by founder-CEO Shaofu Zhang, a former Disney and Imageworks animator — has unveiled its first project: ... Continue Reading →

Daily News Bytes: ‘Spirited Away’ Returns, Woody Woodpecker Reinvented, Input from Keiichi Hara & More

The Walt Disney Family Museum 2017 Gala Multi-talented entertainment pro (and frequent Pixar movie voice-over artist) Bonnie Hunt has been confirmed as the MC for the third annual fundraising ... Continue Reading →

Disney Axes Its ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ Movie

Disney is abandoning Gigantic, its upcoming feature adaptation of Jack and the Beanstalk, according to The project, which was slated for a Thanksgiving 2020 release date ... Continue Reading →

Daily News Bytes: ‘Coco’ Trailer’s a Taste of La Chancla, J.J. Abrams Feels the Force & More

J.J. Abrams to Write and Direct ‘Star Wars: Episode IX’ The man behind the lens flare-spangled reboot of Star Trek has signed on to the next installment of Lucasfilm’s iconic ... Continue Reading →
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‘Despicable Me 3′ Passes Billion-Dollar Mark

Illumination-Universal’s bad-boy comedy adventure Despicable Me 3 has officially joined the $1 billion box office club. The milestone was hit at the start of the weekend, with ... Continue Reading →
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New Kidz Global Study: SpongeBob, Peppa Pig, Doraemon Among Top Toons

LIMA has released its bi-annual Kidz Global Study, providing a snapshot of children’s favorite brands and characters across more than 40 countries. Calculated from consumer surveys ... Continue Reading →
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‘Stretch Armstrong and the Flex Fighters,’ Flo Rida & More Guests Set for HASCON

Hasbro has added even more special guests and performers to its lineup for the first-ever HASCON “fan-mily” event, set for September 8-10 at the Rhode Island Convention Center adn ... Continue Reading →