Brennan Named GM of Lucasfilm

Lynwen Brennan has been promoted to general manager of Lucasfilm. Brennan, who has served as president and general manager of Industrial Light & Magic since 2009, is credited with ... Continue Reading →

‘Paddington’ Gets Solid Box Office Start

While Clint Eastwood’s American Sniper dominated the weekend box office, taking in about $89.5 million, the CG-hybrid flick Paddington from Paul King (Bunny and the Bull) benefited ... Continue Reading →

‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Trailer Arrives

Well, it was 88 seconds of Force-fueled nostalgia as Disney and Lucasfilm released the first look at footage from Star Wars: The Force Awakens in a teaser trailer. The trailer was screened ... Continue Reading →

Lucasfilm’s ‘Strange Magic’ Gets a Trailer

There’s now a trailer for the just-announced Lucasfilm animated feature Strange Magic, due in theaters Jan. 23. The feature is described as a madcap fairy-tale musical inspired ... Continue Reading →

Touchstone Enchanted by Lucasfilm’s ‘Strange Magic’

Lucasfilm has announced that Touchstone Pictures will be releasing its new CG-animated feature Strange Magic to theaters January 23, 2015. The musical fantasy adventure is inspired ... Continue Reading →
Star Wars Rebels

Old is New Again

Disney XD’s Star Wars Rebels plots a course back to the franchise’s storytelling and visual roots. After ... Continue Reading →
Lucy Koh

Koh to Preside Over Additional Anti-Poaching Cases

U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh will preside over a series of lawsuits accusing animation and visual-effects studios of participating in an illegal anti-poaching and wage suppression agreement. Koh ... Continue Reading →

Disney Orders ‘Star Wars Rebels’ Season 2

Thought it has yet to air its first episode, Disney Channels has renewed for a second season its animated series Star Wars Rebels. The series — the first animated put into production ... Continue Reading →
Lucy Koh

Wage Suppression Suit Requests Apple Case Judge

The legal action against DreamWorks Animation, Disney, Pixar, Sony Pictures Animation, Sony Pictures Imageworks and Lucasfilm alleging the studios had a deal in place to prevent talent ... Continue Reading →

MIP News Bytes: ‘Luchien,’ ‘P. King Duckling,’ ‘Zafari,’ ‘G.U.N.K. Aliens’

+ Monster Entertainment continues to roll out the dialog-free kids fare for MIP Junior with two more series on its sales slate. Luchien (26 x 1) from Belgium’s Truffe Productions ... Continue Reading →