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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 […]

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PR: Disney’s Lucasfilm and Marvel Entertainment to Publish “Star Wars” Comics & Graphic Novels

by Ed Liuon January 3, 2014
DISNEY’S LUCASFILM AND MARVEL ENTERTAINMENT JOIN FORCES TO PUBLISH STAR WARS™ COMICS AND GRAPHIC NOVELS Jedi, Sith, and the rest of the Star Wars Universe Come to Marvel Comics in 2015 SAN FRANCISCO, CA (January 3, 2014) – The Walt Disney Company’s Lucasfilm Ltd. and Marvel Entertainment are joining forces to bring new Star Wars […]
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“Big Hero 6” Picks Up Chris Williams as Co-Director, Roy Conli as Producer

by Ed Liuon January 2, 2014
The Hollywood Reporter notes that Chris Williams has joined Don Hall as co-director for Walt Disney Feature Animation’s Big Hero 6, and has also named Roy Conli as a new producer for the film. Williams co-directed and co-wrote 2008’s Bolt, and also has writing credits on Mulan, The Emperor’s New Groove, and Brother Bear. Conli was […]

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Disney Announces 2014 Theatrical Release Schedule

by Ed Liuon January 2, 2014
Disney has announced its full theatrical release schedule for 2014. Animated features include Studio Ghibli’s The Wind Rises in February, the sequel Planes Fire and Rescue in July, and the superhero film Big Hero 6 in November. May 30’s live-action Maleficent is also based on the villain of the 1959 classic Sleeping Beauty. The full […]
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Lawsuit Roundup: “Robinson Curiosite” vs. “Robinson Sucroe”, “Frozen” vs. “Frozen Land”

by Ed Liuon December 26, 2013
The Canadian Supreme Court has ruled in favor of Canadian animator Claude Robinson in a copyright infringement lawsuit against animation firm Cinar over Robinson’s proposal for a cartoon character titled “Robinson Curiosite.” After submitting his proposal to a number of production companies over 20 years ago, Cinar brought the extremely similar show Robinson Sucroe to […]

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Peter O’Toole, Actor, 1932 – 2013

by Ed Liuon December 17, 2013
Veteran actor Peter O’Toole passed away on December 14, 2013, at the age of 81. Obituaries are not mentioning a specific cause of death, but his daughter Kate O’Toole has stated that her father had been ill for some time. O’Toole was best-known for his role as Col. T.E. Lawrence in David Lean’s Lawrence of […]