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Miller’s Animation Studio Dr D Closing Shop

The Sydney Morning Herald reports that Babe director George Miller is holding a fire sale of the assets of his digital animation studio Dr D via online auction house Gray’s. Five ... Continue Reading →
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Coleman is Animal Logic’s New Head of Animation

VFX and CG animation veteran Rob Coleman has been tapped as the new head of animation at Sydney and Los Angeles studio Animal Logic. The two-time Oscar nominee (Star Wars: The Phantom ... Continue Reading →
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‘Tintin’ and ‘Happy Feet Two’ Dance Onto Home Video

The world’s most famous boy reporter and the return of the light-footed penguins headline a strong week for animated home video releases. Steven Spielberg directs and Peter Jackson ... Continue Reading →
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Academy Animation Branch Snubs ‘Smurfs’

The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences’ Animation Branch has decided not to qualify Sony’s live-action/CG hybrid blockbuster The Smurfs for the Best Animated Feature Category, ... Continue Reading →
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Songs from Five Animated Movies Qualify for Oscars

Songs from Cars 2, Gnomeo & Juliet, Happy Feet Two, The Muppets, Rio and Winnie the Pooh are among the 39 numbers vying for a nomination in the Oscar race. The original songs, along ... Continue Reading →
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‘Puss in Boots’ Has Many Lives Overseas

While Twilight Breaking Dawn, The Muppet Movie, Hugo and Arthur Christmas and Happy Feet Two were entertaining movie audiences in the U.S., Paramount/DreamWorks’ feisty feline ... Continue Reading →
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‘Muppets’ Prove Timeless Appeal in Theaters

The moody vampires and werewolves of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn—Part 1 took the top spot domestically and internationally over the Thanksgiving weekend, with a $62.2 million ... Continue Reading →
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It’s an ‘Arthur Christmas/Muppets/Hugo’ 5-Day Weekend

In what is shaping up to be the “battle of the family movies” Thanksgiving weekend, Sony/Aardman’s Arthur Christmas, Disney’s The Muppets and Paramount’s Hugo will ... Continue Reading →
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Question for the Week of November 21 2011

Which movie will you see with the family this Thanksgiving weekend? The Muppets Arthur Christmas Puss in Boots Happy Feet Two Continue Reading →
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Happy Feet Sequel Not as Popular As First Pic

The second time is too much of a charm for the dancing penguins of Happy Feet Two, which opened to a $22 million box-office total domestically. The first outing of George Miller’s ... Continue Reading →