Disney Sued Over “Toy Story 3” Evil Stuffed Bear

by Ed Liuon February 11, 2014
New Jersey-based Diece-Lisa Industries has filed a lawsuit against Disney Enterprises for trademark and patent infringement over the “Lots-O-Huggin’ Bear” character in Toy Story 3. Diece-Lisa holds a trademark and patents for their “Lots of Hugs” stuffed toy bears, and notes that DLI’s “hugging technology” was licensed by a Disney affiliate for Bear in the […]

“Khumba” Gets Its Blu-ray And DVD Stripes

by Alex Beanon February 11, 2014
“Khumba” the second effort from South African animation studio Triggerfish was initially released to limited markets in December 2013 and is now out on Blu-ray and DVD. The film voice-stars Jake T. Austin in the title role as a zebra who is only born with half his stripes and is subsequently teased by the other […]


PR: Hulu to Debut Jim Henson’s “Doozers,” First Original Series for Hulu Kids

by Ed Liuon February 11, 2014
HULU TO DEBUT JIM HENSON’S “DOOZERS,” THE FIRST ORIGINAL SERIES FOR HULU KIDS Animated Preschool Series Inspired by Beloved “Fraggle Rock” Characters to Launch Exclusively in the U.S. on Hulu and Hulu Plus on April 25, 2014 LOS ANGELES, Calif. (Feb. 10, 2014) – Today Hulu announced its first original series pickup for Hulu Kids […]
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Review: “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2” – It’s Messy but Fun to Play With Your Food

by Ed Liuon February 11, 2014
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs was an entertaining trifle of a movie that managed the impressive feat of expanding a slim children’s book into a satisfying feature film. Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 expands on the world of the first film to yield a charming enough sequel, if also one that’s noticeably […]


Everything is Awesome for “The LEGO Movie” with $69.11M Box Office in Debut Weekend

by Ed Liuon February 10, 2014
Warner Bros. The LEGO Movie walled out all its competition at the box office in its debut weekend, with $69.11 million (estimated) in ticket sales. Its nearest competitor, Sony’s The Monuments Men starring George Clooney, came in a distant second in its debut weekend with $22.7 million (estimated) in sales. The opening is one of […]
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Review: “The LEGO Movie” – If You Build It, They Will Come

by Grant Whiteon February 10, 2014
LEGO. Do I really need to say any more? The plastic interlocking building toy has been a favourite of generations of kids, winning awards and hearts in equal measure. Pretty much everyone alive today has fond memories of creative play with the stuff, myself included. So when I heard a big budget LEGO movie was […]


NY Times on Making of “The Lego Movie”

by Ed Liuon February 7, 2014
The New York Times has spoken with The Lego Movie co-directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller and animation co-director Chris McKay (Robot Chicken) about the making of the new film. The article looks at the decision to fabricate the movie’s entire world out of Lego pieces, the decision process that led to selecting CGI (with […]

“Walking With Dinosaurs” Walking Out On Blu-ray And DVD In March

by Alex Beanon February 6, 2014
“Walking With Dinosaurs” with a voice cast starring John Leguizamo, Justin Long and Karl Urban has been given a release date for Blu-ray and DVD. Bonus material for the Blu-ray/DVD Combo include an Ultimate Dino Guide, a test to match the dinosaur calls, an interactive map showing where dinosaurs roamed the Earth, a Brainosaurus trivia […]


Feelers Extended For Evangeline Lilly On Ant Man

by Alex Beanon February 6, 2014
The cast for the upcoming “Ant Man” movie from Disney/Marvel may be getting larger with a possible addition of Evangeline Lilly in an as-yet-unnamed role in the movie. The current cast already includes Michael Douglas and Paul Rudd in the two starring roles. “Ant Man” currently has a scheduled release date of July 17, 2015.

“Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2” Tops Video Sales Charts in Debut Week

by Ed Liuon February 6, 2014
Sony Pictures Animation’s Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 has topped the home video sales chart in its first week of release, with the Nielsen VideoScan First Alert sales chart pegging it at #1 for both the DVD/Blu-ray combined chart and the dedicated Blu-ray sales chart. Trailing it on the combined sales chart were […]