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Pixar And Star Wars To Meet In A Galaxy Far, Far Away

by Alex Beanon January 23, 2014
Now that Disney, Pixar and the Star Wars franchise are all members of the same lucrative universe, it was only a matter of time before the animation portion of the universe met up with the franchise portion of the cosmos to produce an animated love child and that is what seems to be on the […]

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CLIP: New "Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H." Clip from January 19, 2014, Premiere Episode

by Ed Liuon January 18, 2014
Marvel Animation has released the following new clip from the next new episode of Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H., set to premiere on Disney XD on Sunday, January 19, 2014, at 8:00 AM (Eastern)/7:00 AM (Central) on Disney XD. OFFICIAL SYNOPSIS BIG HEROES! BIG VILLAINS! AND BIGGER ADVENTURES…this week Share Your Universe this Sunday […]
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2014 Academy Award Nominees Announced (UPDATED with Reaction Statements)

by Ed Liuon January 16, 2014
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced the nominees for a 2014 Academy Award. Categories with an animated film in contention are: BEST ANIMATED FEATURE The Croods (DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc) Despicable Me 2 (Universal/Illumination Entertainment) Ernest & Celestine (GKIDS/La Parti Productions/Les Armateurs) Frozen (Walt Disney Animation Studios) The Wind Rises (Kaze […]

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"Fortune" Talks with Disney CEO About "Frozen"; Discussions for Broadway Show Revealed

by Ed Liuon January 14, 2014
Fortune magazine spoke with the Walt Disney Company CEO Bob Iger on the success of Frozen, quoting Iger as saying that the film’s critical and box-office success indicates that “Disney Animation is where it rightfully belongs.” The article traces this moment from Iger’s first big act as CEO to buy Pixar Animation Studios in 2006, […]
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PR: Disney's "Frozen" Coming to Digital HD on February 25, 2014; Blu-ray Combo, DVD, & On Demand March 18

by Ed Liuon January 14, 2014
Available on Digital HD February 25th and Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD & On-Demand March 18th Film Synopsis: Walt Disney Animation Studios presents a chilly twist on one of the most humorous and heartwarming stories ever told. “Disney Animation’s best since The Lion King” (William Bibbiani, CraveOnline) will melt your heart. Fearless optimist Anna sets off […]

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Animation Dominates Japan 2013 Box Office Charts

by Ed Liuon January 13, 2014
The Hollywood Reporter notes that the 2013 annual box office results in Japan are dominated by animation, with 7 out of the top 10 grossing films of the year being animated, and one prominently featuring a CGI character in a live-action movie. Hayao Miyazaki’s Kaze Tachinu (The Wind Rises) was the #1 top grossing film […]
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"Frozen" Takes 2014 Golden Globe for Best Animated Feature Film

by Ed Liuon January 13, 2014
The 2014 Golden Globe Awards were given out by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, with Disney’s Frozen winning the Best Animated Feature Film award, beating out Universal/Illumination’s Despicable Me 2 and DreamWorks Animation SKG’s The Croods. The only other category with something animated in contention was the Best Foreign Language Film category, where Studio Ghibli’s […]

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PR: Disney Jr. Orders New Seasons of "Sofia the First," "Doc McStuffins," and "Jake & the Neverland Pirates"

by Ed Liuon January 8, 2014
DISNEY JUNIOR ORDERS NEW SEASON PICKUPS FOR HIT ANIMATED SERIES SOFIA THE FIRST, DOC MCSTUFFINS, AND JAKE AND THE NEVER LAND PIRATES Disney Junior, the multiplatform brand for kids age 2-7 and their parents/caregivers has ordered new seasons of its animated series “Sofia the First,” “Doc McStuffins” and “Jake and the Never Land Pirates.” Disney […]
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"Frozen" Bounces Back to Top Box Office Spot in Week 6

by Ed Liuon January 6, 2014
Disney’s Frozen made a surprisingly strong showing in its sixth weekend of release, with $20.7 million (estimated) in ticket sales moving it back to the top spot at the box office ahead of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (which had grossed more than Frozen at the box office since the latter film’s release on […]