The Animated Feature Contenders

Although some naysayers were complaining about the quality of the animated features in contention this year, how can you really be grumpy about a year that had a wonderful 2D animated ... Continue Reading →

19 Films Submitted for Animated Feature Oscar

According to the Academy, 19 films have been submitted for consideration in the animated feature film category for the 86th Academy Awards. The movies are (in alphabetical order): Cloudy ... Continue Reading →

‘Saving Santa’ Offers Action-Packed Holiday

Anchor Bay Entertainment will be offering an animated holiday rush as the CG comedy adventure Saving Santa comes to DVD (SRP $21.98) and Blu-ray/DVD combo pack ($29.99) on November ... Continue Reading →

It’s WAY Too Early to Predict the Oscar Animation Race!

Yes, it’s absurd to start talking about the Oscar race even before Labor Day weekend has arrived, but The Hollywood Reporter has jumped the gun already! The trade magazine’s ... Continue Reading →

‘Despicable Me 2′ Crosses $800 Mil. Milestone

Universal/Illumination’s huge blockbuster movie Despicable Me 2 had another record-breaking weekend at the box office worldwide as its cume crossed the $800 million barrier. The ... Continue Reading →

‘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 →

‘Planes’ Lands at No. 3 as Auds Visit ‘Elysium’

Although the overall box office numbers are still not impressive, North American audiences chose to seek out Elysium, Neill Blomkamp’s follow-up to the acclaimed District 9. The ... Continue Reading →

Disney’s ‘Planes’ Ready for Summer Takeoff

Disney’s Planes takes off thanks to a crowd-pleasing storyline and colorful cast of high-flying characters. At first glance, Planes, a spin-off from Disney/Pixar’s Cars ... Continue Reading →

Reviews of Disney’s ‘Planes’ Not Flying High

We’re only a couple of days away from the release date of Disney’s Planes in theaters (August 9), and already, the early reviews aren’t painting a pretty picture. ... Continue Reading →

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 →