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"Ice Age" Leads Box Office Again

Ice Age: The Meltdown led the pack in weekend movie ticket sales, with a gross take of $33.8 million to make it the first movie of 2006 to break $100 million in domestic ticket sales, according to an article off the wire at ABCNEWS.com. A related article in the Los Angeles Times (free registration required) […]

Pixar's Catmull to Receive 400K Shares in Disney Deal

An article in the Los Angeles Times states that Pixar Studios President Dr. Ed Catmull will receive 400,000 shares of Pixar stock as a result of the merger deal with the Walt Disney Company (free registration required). The shares will be worth $25.64 million at Tuesday’s closing price of $64.10/share, and come in addition to […]

Incredible Ink: The Te Wei 90th Birthday Collector's Edition DVD

China may manufacture and export many things in an increasingly globalized world, but animation does not seem to be one of them. Japanese animation is a well-known quantity, and Korea is growing as an animation outsourcing destination and for a growing amount of original content. However, China‚Äôs modern animation industry seems to be rather moribund, […]

"Ice Age" Sequel Breaks Box Office Doldrums

Ice Age: The Meltdown took the top spot at the box office this past weekend, with an estimated $70.5 million in ticket sales. That total makes Ice Age: The Meltdown the top March opening for a film ever (a record held previously by the $46.3 million opening weekend for the original Ice Age).

"Simpsons" Movie Trailer Debuts

Ice Age: The Meltdown moviegoers were treated to a surprise screening of a trailer for The Simpsons movie, currently scheduled for release in July 2007. The trailer also aired during Sunday’s episode of The Simpsons. Some small details about the movie appeared when writer/producer Al Jean and creator Matt Groening were interviewed by USA Today, […]

"Chicken Little" Director and Producer Leave Disney

The website o-meon.com is reporting that Mark Dindal and Randy Fullmer have left Walt Disney Feature Animation, with yesterday (March 29) being their last day at the company. Dindal and Fullmer were the director and producer, respectively, of The Emperor’s New Groove and Chicken Little. Both stated that the decision to leave Walt Disney was […]

Jim Hill on the Death of "Gnomeo & Juliet," Retooling of "Robinsons"

Disney-watcher Jim Hill has stated that Disney’s Gnomeo and Juliet has been axed by incoming creative executives John Lasseter and Ed Catmull. The CGI-animated film was to re-tell Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet with garden gnomes, set to a soundtrack by British rocker Elton John. The same report also states that a workprint of Meet the […]

"20 Years of Pixar" Exhibit at London's Science Museum April 1

The “Pixar: 20 Years of Animation” exhibit will be opening at London’s Science Museum on April 1, running through to June 10, 2006. The museum’s “Talk Animation!” series will also host 3 separate Pixar artists to speak about their work with the studio: April 3: Loren Carpenter, Senior Scientist April 5: Dan Mason, Animator April […]

"Chicken Little": Disney Lays a Bronze Egg

Though they recently kissed and made up on a long weekend in Barbados, in 2005 Disney and Pixar’s relationship came to a rocky end, and as the former dodged Wedgwood barrages it drunkenly vowed to succeed on its own in the CGI world. Those flying saucers gave Disney six stitches and an idea: what if […]

"Cars" Debuts in North Carolina on May 26

Disney/Pixar’s Cars is scheduled for a May 26 debut at the Lowe’s Motor Speedway in Concord, North Carolina. The location is just outside Charlotte, which was recently named as the site for the NASCAR Hall of Fame. Voice actors from the movie and NASCAR stars will attend, with proceeds from the debut going to the […]

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