DreamWorks Animation Reports Q4 $17.2M Profit, Records $13.5M Charge Due to “Turbo”

by Ed Liuon February 26, 2014
DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. reported fourth quarter 2014 earnings of $17.2 million on revenue of $204.3 million. Accounted for in the revenue was a $13.5 million charge from the effects of the disappointing box office performance of Turbo, whose $282.6 million worldwide ticket sales were well below a typical DreamWorks animated feature film. DreamWorks also […]

Hollywood Reporter Posts First Look at Guillermo del Toro-Produced “The Book of Life” Concept Art

by Ed Liuon February 26, 2014
The Hollywood Reporter has posted two pieces of concept art from The Book of Life, an upcoming animated feature film from Fox Animation and Reel FX Studios (Free Birds), co-written and directed by Jorge Gutierrez and co-produced by Guillermo del Toro. The Book of Life is based on the Mexican Day of the Dead holiday, […]


PR: “The Wind Rises” Wins Truly Moving Picture Award

by Ed Liuon February 26, 2014
THE WIND RISES COMPLETES MIYAZAKI LEGACY, WINS TRULY MOVING PICTURE AWARD Hayao Miyazaki’s final animated feature film honored by Heartland Truly Moving Pictures (INDIANAPOLIS) – Studio Ghibli’s “The Wind Rises” has been recognized with the Truly Moving Picture Award by nonprofit arts organization Heartland Truly Moving Pictures. “’The Wind Rises’ is another extraordinary film from […]

PR: “Sabrina Secrets of a Teenage Witch” Set for Mid-Season Return on March 15, 2014

by Ed Liuon February 26, 2014
SABRINA SECRETS OF A TEENAGE WITCH SET FOR MID-SEASON RETURN ON THE HUB NETWORK, MARCH 15, 2014 LOS ANGELES — The Hub Network, champions of family fun and the only network dedicated to providing kids and families entertainment they can watch together, announced today the mid-season return of its witchingly delightful animated series “Sabrina Secrets […]


Review: “Adventure Time Season 3” Blu-ray Reaches New Heights

by Todd DuBoison February 26, 2014
If it is possible for a cartoon as consistently excellent as Adventure Time to have a best season, I believe the third can make a strong claim to the title. Once again, 26 eleven-minute episodes have been gathered together on a single Blu-ray disc and as ever, whimsical and fun adventure is never in short […]

Archer Vice – Southbound And Down – Season 5, Episode 5

by Alex Beanon February 25, 2014
Synopsis: The Cherlene Tour bus goes to Texas along with a 1977 Pontiac Firebird Trans-Am and Pam’s snowballs. Details: The episode opens with Krieger re-programming Ray’s legs so he can walk – but only if he is nice to Krieger. Malory offers to get Cherlene [Cheryl/Carol] on the country western music show “Travis County Limits” […]


Nickelodeon Acquires “Alvinnn!!! and The Chipmunks” for International Markets

by Ed Liuon February 25, 2014
Variety reports that Nickelodeon has acquired the CGI series Alvinnn!!! and The Chipmunks in the run up to the MipTV conference, with a plan to roll out the series to 70 international channels (excluding North America and Brazil) in 2015. The series is an update to the classic Alvin and the Chipmunks characters, with the […]

“Frozen” Composers on Internationalizing Music; Idina Menzel Profiled by NY Times

by Ed Liuon February 25, 2014
The Hollywood Reporter has spoken with Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez, composers for Disney’s Frozen, about the challenges of internationalizing the score for the film. The pair discuss working with Disney Character Voices International senior vp creative Rick Dempsey, noting specific linguistic usages that were avoided to make translation easier, and details other instances where […]


“The Croods” Directors on Exploring Family Dynamics and the Sequel

by Ed Liuon February 25, 2014
The Hollywood Reporter has spoken with Kirk De Micco and Chris Sanders, co-directors of DreamWorks Animation Studios SKG’s The Croods, which is one of five films contending for the Best Animated Feature Academy Award this weekend. Among other topics, the two discuss how they approached family dynamics as the central hinge point for the entire […]