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Mattel Wins "He-Man" Ownership Lawsuit Against Donald Glut

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The Hollywood Reporter notes that toymaker Mattel has won a lawsuit against writer Donald F. Glut over the ownership of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe. The lawsuit was filed by Mattel last June in response to Glut’s assertions that he created the Masters of the Universe cast and was entitled to copyright ownership […]

PR: VIZ Media Adds "Tiger & Bunny The Movie: The Rising" San Francisco Theatrical Screening

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VIZ MEDIA ADDS TIGER & BUNNY THE MOVIE: THE RISING SAN FRANCISCO NEW PEOPLE CINEMA THEATRICAL SCREENING  22 Major U.S. Cities To Screen The All-New Anime Action Film From The Smash Hit Japanese Superhero Franchise VIZ Media has announced a special theatrical screening of the new anime feature film TIGER & BUNNY THE MOVIE: THE […]

NY Times Magazine on Autistic Child's Therapy Through Disney Movies

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An article in The New York Times Magazine chronicles author Ron Suskind’s experience in developing a therapy program for his autistic younger son using animated Disney films. Suskind’s son Owen suddenly stopped speaking just before age 3, leading to a diagnosis of regressive autism. One of Owen’s few activities was repeated viewings of Disney animated […]

"Peppa Pig," "Room on the Broom," "Gumball" Top 2014 British Animation Awards

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The 10th annual British Animation Awards were handed out on Friday, March 7, 2014, with The Amazing World of Gumball taking home the award for Best Children’s Series and the Children’s Choice award. “Room on the Broom” took the Best Long Form award after losing out to “Mr. Hulot” at the Academy Awards earlier this […]

"Mr. Peabody & Sherman" Places Second at Box Office in Premiere Weekend

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Mr. Peabody & Sherman, the latest animated feature film from DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc, opened in second place at the box office in its premiere weekend, with an estimated $32.5 million in ticket sales. In comparison, DreamWorks’ last two March releases (2010′s How to Train Your Dragon and 2013′s The Croods) both cleared $40 million […]

Review: "Mr. Peabody & Sherman" Probably Won't Stand the Test of Time

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DreamWorks Animation’s Mr. Peabody & Sherman marks the studio’s first attempt at updating the now 50+ year old material of The Rocky & Bullwinkle Show, drawing on the variety program’s “Peabody’s Improbable History” segments where a young boy and his adoptive parent, an exceedingly intellectual talking dog, travel back in time and interact with notable […]

Harlem Hellfighters May Be Coming To Big Screen

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After purchasing the film rights to Max Brooks’ graphic novel “World War Z” and making that into a feature film starring Brad Pitt, Sony Pictures has purchased the film rights to Brooks’ next graphic novel – “Harlem Hellfighters” – about the African-American World War I-era 369th Army infantry regiment that spent the most time in […]

Captain America: The Winter Soldier Extended Trailer

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Captain America [Chris Evans] engages in witty banter, jumps out of an airplane without a parachute and kicks some butt in this extended trailer for the “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” movie releasing on April 4, 2014…

The Boxtrolls Trailer #3 Is So Square [But I Don't Care]

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Cee-Lo Green provides the vocals for the third released trailer for the upcoming movie “The Boxtrolls” [release date: September 26, 2014]…

Idris Elba Is The New Shere Khan

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Idris Elba [“The Wire”] is in final negotiations to become the newest voice of the malevolent Shere Khan, the tiger, in the newest CGI-live action hybrid adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s novel “The Jungle Book” directed by Jon Favreau. George Sanders originally provided the voice of the nefarious tiger in the Disney animated version from 1967. […]

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