Le Vision, Rob Minkoff Partner for Animated ‘Wolf Totem’

Los Angeles-based Le Vision Pictures USA has entered into a two-picture deal with The Lion King director Rob Minkoff and producing partner Pietro Ventani (under their Flying Tigers ... Continue Reading →

Weiss-led Universal Kids Productions Announced

Universal Pictures has launched a new children’s entertainment division, which will be overseen by former Nickelodeon executive Teri Weiss. Dubbed Universal Kids Productions, the ... Continue Reading →

Head of the Pack

The makers of Minions had to figure out ways to bring the little yellow helpers ... Continue Reading →

Illumination Teases ‘Secret Life of Pets’

Illumination Entertainment and Universal Pictures have released a teaser trailer for the Despicable Me studio’s fifth feature project: The Secret Life of Pets. Arriving in theaters ... Continue Reading →

‘Penguins,’ ‘Minions’ Get New Trailers

The animated spin-off competition heated up this week as new trailers for DreamWorks’ Penguins of Madagascar (out Nov. 26) and Universal-Illuminations’ Minions (July 10,2015) ... Continue Reading →

Industry Gears Up for 41st Annie Awards

Are you ready for the 41st annual Annie Awards? The awards ceremony, set for Feb. 1 at UCLA’s Royce Hall, is one of the great nights for the entire animation industry, assembling ... Continue Reading →

Illumination Sets 2017 Dates for ‘Despicable 3,’ ‘Grinch’

Gru will be back — but not until 2017. Universal Pictures has set June 30, 2017, as the release date for Illumination Entertainment’s Despicable Me 3. Gru’s lovable little ... Continue Reading →

Five Animated Movies Get PGA Award Nods

Five movies were nominated for Best Animated Feature Producers Guild Awards this morning (Jan. 2). They are: The Croods (DreamWorks Animation) Producers: Kristine Belson, Jane Hartwell Despicable ... Continue Reading →

‘Despicable Me 2′ Helps Deliver Universal’s Best Year

Universal Pictures announced this week that the studio has set a new record for its highest-grossing year ever at the North American box office with a total of $1.352 billion through ... Continue Reading →
Bela Lugosi

Bela Lugosi Meets a Hollywood Animator

Halloween is upon us once again, which set me thinking about Walter Lantz. What, you may ask, does the purveyor of Woody Woodpecker and Andy Panda cartoons have to do with Halloween? ... Continue Reading →