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PR: Platform International Animation Festival Honors Katsuhiro Otomo with Lifetime Achievement Award

by Ed Liuon October 10, 2012
PLATFORM INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION FESTIVAL HONORS KATSUHIRO OTOMO WITH LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD The October 27th event is the first public U.S. appearance of Otomo since 1990 Los Angeles, CA — PLATFORM, the internationally acclaimed animation festival, will present renowned Japanese artist Katsuhiro Otomo with a Lifetime Achievement Award on Saturday, October 27th at 9:30pm. The evening […]
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“Frankenweenie” Disappoints in Debut Weekend with $11.5M Box Office; “Hotel Transylvania” Adds $26.3M

by Ed Liuon October 8, 2012
This past weekend’s estimated box office results held good news for Sony Animation’s Hotel Transylvania and disappointment for Disney’s Frankenweenie. Hotel Transylvania showed continuing strength with $26.3 million in ticket sales (estimated), placing it in the #2 box office spot behind Fox’s Taken 2 and representing a 38% drop from its premiere weekend for a […]

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Review: “Tom & Jerry: Robin Hood and His Merry Mouse” Robs from the Past and Gives Nothing in Return

by on October 8, 2012
At least the title gets it right: Tom & Jerry: Robin Hood and His Merry Mouse is at least as much about the famous outlaw of Sherwood Forest as it is about the famous cat and mouse duo. So it gets points for truth in advertising. The rest is mostly muddle. Plot-wise, this seventy-minute DVD […]

PR: Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Spotlights First Footage from “Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Pt 2” at New York Comic Con 2012

by Ed Liuon October 5, 2012
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Spotlights First Footage of Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 2 and Premiere Screening of The Batmobile Documentary at New York Comic Con Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 2 and The Batmobile documentary will be the spotlight offerings from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment at New York Comic Con. Attendees of […]

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Events and Guests At MCM Expo London October 2012, Including Manga Entertainment UK

by Grant Whiteon October 4, 2012
MCM LONDON COMIC CON – EXCEL LONDON – 26-28 OCTOBER What’s On At October’s Comic Con? MCM Expo London Comic Con returns to ExCel London on 26-28 October and we’re bringing a brilliant line-up of special guests, games, sci-fi, comics, anime and cosplay content to entertain the show’s 60,000 plus visitors. Here are the first […]

PR: “A Cat in Paris” to Be Released Across On-Demand, Digital, DVD, and Blu-ray on October 9, 2012 (UPDATED)

by Ed Liuon October 3, 2012
For Immediate Release CINEDIGM TO RELEASE GKIDS’ 2012 ACADEMY AWARD®- NOMINATED ANIMATED FILM, A CAT IN PARIS, ACROSS ON-DEMAND, DIGITAL, DVD AND BLU-RAY ON OCTOBER 9 Visually-Stunning Family Adventure Featuring the Voices of Academy Award® Winners 
Marcia Gay Harden and Anjelica Huston and Golden Globe® Nominee Matthew Modine “SUBLIME…BREATHTAKING… A STYLISH CELEBRATION OF STORYTELLING.” –Boston […]

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Review: “Oblivion Island: Haruka and the Magic Mirror” Reflects Real Emotion

by on October 3, 2012
Oblivion Island: Haruka and The Magic Mirror, is an exciting, colorful fantasy adventure. But it’s also a movie that will resonate strongly with anyone who has ever unexpectedly or tragically lost a loved one. There’s a special kind of guilt that comes along with that kind of loss. It’s the guilt of forgetting. No matter […]
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PR: Platform International Animation Festival Makes Los Angeles Debut on October 26-28, 2012

by Ed Liuon October 3, 2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 1, 2012 PLATFORM INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION FESTIVAL MAKES ITS LOS ANGELES DEBUT OCTOBER 26-28, 2012 The festival celebrates animation from the past, present and future with a diverse slate of programs and events at REDCAT in downtown Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA — PLATFORM, the internationally acclaimed animation festival, is hosting a […]

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“Hotel Transylvania” Sets September Box Office Record with $42.5 Million Debut Weekend

by Ed Liuon October 2, 2012
Sony Pictures Animation’s Hotel Transylvania set a box office record for a film released in September, scaring up $42.5 million in ticket sales in its premiere weekend, handily beating the last recordholder (2002’s Sweet Home Alabama, which took in $35.6 million). The box office take also represents the best opening for a Sony Pictures Animation […]
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Review: “Hotel Transylvania” Brings the Laughs

by Todd DuBoison October 1, 2012
Sporting a host of amusing G-rated monsters and an overt Aesop about overprotective parenting, Hotel Transylvania is a successful and relentlessly silly comedy that might also have been a winning family movie with a stronger script. In lieu of that, the movie makes the most of Adam Sandler’s surprisingly effective performance as Count Dracula, which […]