Jimmy Murakami, “When the Wind Blows” Director, 1933 – 2014

by Ed Liuon February 19, 2014
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”

by Ed Liuon February 19, 2014
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 […]

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“Frozen” Box Office Approaches $1 Billion Worldwide

by Ed Liuon February 19, 2014
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 […]

PR: Dentsu Entertainment’s Animated Series “LBX” To Debut On Nicktoons In 2014

by Ed Liuon February 19, 2014
Dentsu Entertainment’s Animated Series LBX To Debut On Nicktoons In 2014 Bandai America To Unveil First “LBX” Products At Toy Fair 2014 SANTA MONICA, Calif., Feb. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — The Little Battlers eXperience (LBX(TM)), an extremely popular Japanese television series and franchise, will debut in the U.S. on Nicktoons in 2014, announced today by […]


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

by Ed Liuon February 18, 2014
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 […]
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Transformers: Rise of The Dark Spark Game Announced

by on February 17, 2014
Today Activision announced Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark, a new multi-platform Transformers game that will serve as a tie-in to the upcoming Michael Bay film Transformers: Age of Extinction, with a twist. The new game will go beyond the story and even the universe of the film, featuring not only the characters from the […]