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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, […]

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 […]


“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 […]

“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 […]


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 […]

Wall Street Journal on Hollywood vs. Vancouver Over China’s Animation Market

by Ed Liuon November 11, 2013
The Wall Street Journal‘s China weblog has noted recent efforts to promote Vancouver-based animation studios for content partnerships with Chinese companies, with Vancouver mayor Gregor Robertson touring the country last week with digital animation executives in tow touting lower production costs and tax incentives vs. Hollywood animation studios. Hollywood has spent significant money and resources […]


Disney to Shut Down Pixar Canada Studio

by Ed Liuon October 9, 2013
Variety reports that the Walt Disney Company will be shutting down its branch of Pixar Animation Studios based out of Vancouver, Canada, focusing its animation efforts solely in the main Pixar campus in Emeryville, CA. The studio was originally able to take advantage of tax incentives offered in Vancouver, and the shuttering of the studio […]

Film Roman Developing Original Animated Programming Slate

by Ed Liuon August 23, 2013
The Hollywood Reporter covers an initiative at animation studio Film Roman to develop a slate of new animated programs, signifying a major branch from its roots in work-for-hire animation best known as the studio behind The Simpsons (as well as Beavis and Butt-Head, King of the Hill, Ultimate Spider-Man, and Dan Vs., among others). In […]


PR: Jill King Named SVP, Sponsorship Group, for Turner Broadcasting’s Animation, Young Adults & Kids Media Group

by Ed Liuon August 23, 2013
Jill King Named Senior Vice President, Sponsorship Group For Turner Broadcasting’s Animation, Young Adults and Kids Media Group   Jill King has been named senior vice president, sponsorship group for Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.’s Animation, Young Adults and Kids Media (AYAKM), it was announced today by Brenda Piper, chief marketing officer for AYAKM. In this […]

NY Times on the Troubled Production of “Foodfight!”

by Ed Liuon August 12, 2013
The New York Times has analyzed the troubled rise and eventual fall of Foodfight!, a CGI animated movie that promised an all-star cast and a plot that would do for licensed advertising characters what Toy Story did for toys, only to face interminable delays before a quiet direct-to-video release this past May. Among other topics, […]