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The robots in disguise remained the top draw at the box office for the second week in a row as Transformers: Dark of the Moon became the year’s top-grossing movie. Based on the Hasbro toys and classic 1980s animated TV series, the third film in Michael Bay’s Transformers series grossed [...]
Can a one-two comedy punch topple the mighty Transformers where other films have failed? That’s the test of this weekend’s box office, as Michael Bay’s visual-effects extravaganza tests its legs after a huge six-day holiday opening. Based on the Hasbro toy line and 1980s animated TV series, Transformers: Dark of [...]
Paramount Pictures is getting into the cartoon game, announcing plans for an in-house animation division that will roll out its first title in 2014. Chairman and CEO Brad Grey said the initiative was part of the studio’s long-term strategy for growth and that the new division, called Paramount Animation, will [...]
Robots, children’s titles and re-issues dominate this week’s animated home video releases. Up first is Transformers — The Japanese Collection: Headmasters (Shout! Factory, $29.96), offering a unique look into the original animated series that spawned the current box-office king feature film Transformers: Dark of the Moon. And if giant robots in [...]
We might need to roll out a new definition for blockbuster and call it Transformers: Dark of the Moon. The movie, based on the Hasbro toys and classic 1980s animated TV series, had an incredible debut at the box office, taking in $116 million in domestic ticket sales over the [...]
The fleeting glimpses to date of Disney-Pixar’s Brave have stirred up tremendous interest in the movie, which is due out next summer. We fully expect the trend to continue after seeing this new image from the film: Brave is due out June 22, 2012.
King of the Elves, an animated adaptation of a Philip K. Dick story that has been in development for years at Disney, is apparently on again. According to a report in Variety, the studio has hired Michael Markowitz to work on the script for the film, which is being overseen [...]
The visual-effects extravaganza Transformers: Dark of the Moon debuted Wednesday to about $37 million in ticket sales, marking the best debut of the year for any film. Based on the popular Hasbro toys and classic 1980s animated series, the third film in the Transformers franchise earned about $8 million of [...]
Having navigated Pixar’s Cars 2 to the finish line as co-director to John Lasseter, Brad Lewis has signed on to directed original animated feature films for Digital Domain Media Group’s Tradition Studios. Lewis comes to Digital Domain after 10 years at Pixar racking up credits that include producing the Oscar-winning [...]
Disney animation legend Tyrus Wong was recently celebrated at the Walt Disney Family Museum in San Francisco’s Presidio for influencing generations of animators and many films today. “Ty” – as Walt Disney called him – is best known for his work on the Disney animated classic, Bambi. Disney saw that [...]