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Peanuts, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Steve Jobs Planned as U.S. Postage Stamps

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The Washington Post has uncovered a list of planned designs for upcoming U.S. postage stamps for 2014-2015, which includes Charles Schulz’s Peanuts, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, and Apple co-founder and seminal Pixar figure Steve Jobs. Rudolph is listed as “Design Approved” for release in 2014 (alongside stamps commemorating events of the Civil War, the War […]

'Ender's Game' Now Available For UK Digital Download

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Ender’s Game, the movie based on the legendary science-fiction novel, is now available to download in HD across various services in the UK.  Starring Harrison Ford, Ben Kingsley and Asa Butterfield the film focuses on Ender, a prodigious young recruit who is put through harsh training in an attempt to save future Earth from an […]

Jimmy Murakami, "When the Wind Blows" Director, 1933 - 2014

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Cartoon Brew reports the passing of Jimmy Murakami at age 80, director of 1986′s animated feature film When the Wind Blows and an instrumental figure in the development of Ireland’s animation industry. Murakami was born in 1933 in San Jose, CA, and was sent to the Tule Lake Japanese-American internment camp during World War II, […]

Hollywood Reporter Interviews Disney Animation's Andrew Millstein on "Frozen," "Big Hero 6"

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The Hollywood Reporter has interviewed Walt Disney Feature Animation executive VP and GM Andrew Millstein about the studio’s recent string of critical and box-office successes, focusing heavily on Frozen, followed by the upcoming Big Hero 6. Among other topics, Millstein discusses the development of Frozen (and some of the surprises along the way), the popularity […]

"Frozen" Box Office Approaches $1 Billion Worldwide

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Disney’s Frozen is closing in on $1 billion in ticket sales worldwide, with $5.8 million in domestic ticket sales and another $18.2 million from foreign markets bringing its cumulative total to date to $955.7 million. The total puts it right behind Toy Story 3 (just over $1 billion) and Despicable Me 2 ($970.76 million), making […]

Review: "Power Rangers Super Samurai Volume 1 (UK Edition)": Super Charged Fun

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Power Rangers is now a 20-year old franchise. Created by sourcing fight footage and costumes from the Japanese Super Sentai franchise (which has been running even longer), the series focus on a usually five member team of teenagers who are granted the power to become an elite colour-coded team of warriors to help a wise mentor […]

"The Lego Movie" Continues Box Office Domination with $50M in Week 2

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Warner Bros’ The Lego Movie took in $50.015 million in ticket sales in its second week of release, handily fending off competition from About Last Night and RoboCop, both premiering last week and both remakes of 1980′s movies. The ticket sales for The Lego Movie represent a 27.6% drop from the premiere weekend, which is […]

Spanish Produced Animation 'Wrinkles' Coming To UK Cinemas

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Anchor Bay Entertainment will be bring the 2011 Spanish animated drama Wrinkles to select UK cinemas Friday 18th April.  Based on the graphic novel by Paco Roca and directed by Ignacio Ferreras, the film is a look at the issues of old age and Alzheimer disease with a focus on the friendship between Emilio and […]

Frozen, Fishes Win BAFTAs

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The British version of the Academy Awards, the BAFTA [British Academy of Film and Television Arts] Awards were handed out tonight and Disney’s “Frozen” won as the best animated feature film while “Sleeping With The Fishes” won as the best British Animated Short. As of this weekend, “Frozen” is closing in on making $1 billion […]

Vanity Fair on the CalArts Alumni that Changed the Animation Business

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Vanity Fair has examined a set of alumni from the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) whose work has defined animation for a generation through work for Disney, DreamWorks, Fox, Laika, and other studios. The list of the alumni include John Lasseter, Tim Burton, Henry Selick, John Musker, Brad Bird, Gary Trousdale, and Genndy Tartakovsky, […]

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