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 →
Despicable-Me-2-1501

‘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 →
tiff-150

Miyazaki’s ‘The Wind Rises’ to Screen at Toronto Fest

Hayao Miyazaki’s acclaimed new feature The Wind Rises has been added to the lineup for this year’s special presentations at the Toronto Intl. Film Festival. The event, which ... Continue Reading →
siggraph-2013-150

Must-Sees of SIGGRAPH

If you’re heading to Anaheim, California for the annual SIGGRAPH computer graphics, arts and technology event (July 21-25), expect a packed schedule of demos, seminars, panels ... Continue Reading →
smurfs-2-150

Second Time’s Not a Charm for ‘The Smurfs’

Sony’s big summer sequel Smurfs 2 failed to draw big numbers at the American box office this past weekend. The live-action/CG-animated hybrid landed in the third spot Stateside, ... Continue Reading →
smurfs-2-150

Blue Guys Expected to See Major Green Worldwide

Sony’s The Smurfs 2 was the most popular movie on Wednesday with a $5.2 million opening day Stateside. Although the family pic’s numbers were slightly lower than DreamWorks’ ... Continue Reading →
the-wolverine-150

‘Wolverine’ Claws His Way to No. 1 Spot

Thanks to Hugh Jackman’s star power and the continued popularity of The X-Men, Fox’s The Wolverine made it to the No. 1 spot at the U.S. box office this weekend. The pic, ... Continue Reading →
the-wolverine-150

‘Wolverine’ Ready to Claw Through Competition

Box office analysts are predicting big things for Fox’s new release The Wolverine this weekend. The Hugh Jackman starrer, which is directed by James Mangold, is expected to have ... Continue Reading →
the-foundry-150

SIGGRAPH: The Foundry Announces Collabs, Developments

Amid all the buzz-worthy happenings at the SIGGRAPH confab in Anaheim, software developer The Foundry has a number of exciting announcements for animators and visual effects artists. ... Continue Reading →
the-wind-rises-150-new

‘Wind Rises’ Tops ‘Monsters U.’ Opening in Japan

Hayao Miyazaki’s latest turn in the director’s chair, his first in five years, filled plenty of seats over its opening weekend. The 2D-animated pseudo-historical adventure ... Continue Reading →