Must-See Toons for Halloween

It’s the most spooktacular time of the year! Once you’ve made the rounds, sweated through your greasepaint, racked up way too big of a tab on pumpkin flavored microbrews ... Continue Reading →

‘Book of Life,’ ‘Boxtrolls’ Hold Up at Box Office

The box office is showing reasonably good returns for mid-budget indie animated features Book of Life and The Boxtrolls. In its second weekend of release, Reel FX and Fox’s Book ... Continue Reading →

‘Book of Life’ Opens with $17M Weekend

The Book of Life opened wide to solid results, selling an estimated $17 million in tickets this weekend. That’s good enough for third place at the box office, behind the opening ... Continue Reading →
Song of the Sea

Seals of Excellence

With their much-anticipated, beautiful 2D pic, Song of the Sea, director Tomm Moore and the team at Cartoon ... Continue Reading →

‘Boxtrolls’ Does Well in Competitive Second Weekend

Most of the attention paid to this weekend’s box office has gone to the success of Gone Girl and Annabelle, but for animation fans the story is a strong second-weekend showing ... Continue Reading →

Focus to Partner with LAIKA on 3 More Features

LAIKA and Focus Features will continue their partnership on LAIKA’s next three projects. As with the three movies that the companies have partnered on previously — Coraline, ... Continue Reading →

‘Boxtrolls’ Opens at No. 3; ‘Guardians’ Hangs in at 8

While the weekend box office belonged to the opening of action-packed Denzel Washington vehicle The Equalizer from Sony (no. 1 with an estimated $35 million), Focus Features made a ... Continue Reading →

‘Boxtrolls’ Opens Wide with Positive Reviews

All right, stop-motion fans — The Boxtrolls is here at last! LAIKA’s third feature-length movie boasts the widest opening of any film this week, with more than 3,400 cinemas ... Continue Reading →

World Animation & VFX Summit to Honor Phil Roman, Bonnie Arnold

Animation Magazine’s World Animation and VFX Summit will honor Phil Roman, iconic animator and founder of Film Roman, and How to Train Your Dragon 2 producer Bonnie Arnold at ... Continue Reading →

RED Interactive Launches ‘Boxtrolls’ Mobile Game

LAIKA animation studio, Focus Features and RED Games — a division of RED Interactive Agency — has launched The Boxtrolls: Slide ‘n’ Sneak, a side-scrolling action ... Continue Reading →