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Animation Dominates Japan 2013 Box Office Charts

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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 […]

41st Annual Annie Award Nominees Announced

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ASIFA-Hollywood has announced the nominees for the 41st annual Annie Awards, marking the best achievements in animation for 2013. The full list of nominees is at the Annie Awards website; nominees in major categories includes: Best Animated Feature A Letter to Momo – 
GKIDS Despicable Me 2 – 
Illumination Entertainment/Universal Pictures Ernest & Celestine
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Review: "Monsters University" Blu-ray - If Only Real College Was This Great

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Let’s gets this out of the way right off the bat. Is Monsters University and good as Monsters Inc? No, but that’s kinda like asking “Is Miguel Cabrera as great as Babe Ruth?” One is incredible, and one is amongst the greatest of all time. With that out of the way, Monsters University is a […]

PR: "Monsters University" Blu-ray and Blu-ray 3D Combo Packs Coming October 29, 2013

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“Hilarious and heartwarming” Chris Nashawaty, Entertainment Weekly MONSTERS UNIVERSITY Rush to get Digital HD and Digital HD 3D Versions Available for Purchase October 8, 2013 Celebrate MU’s Homecoming on Blu-ray, DVD and On-Demand on October 29, 2013. Burbank, Calif., August 8, 2013 – This Fall, Disney•Pixar celebrates homecoming with the release of  “Monsters University” on […]

Disney Goes Two For Two At D23

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Disney announced two new animated movies in the works as well as news for two more sequels to existing animated movie franchises at their D23 Expo in Anaheim. First up, the two new flicks – “Zootopia” with “Toy Story”’s Brad Lasseter at the helm, a buddy action film which he envisions as a Mr. Toad-like […]

"Despicable Me 2" Rules Box Office in Premiere Weekend with $82.518M in Ticket Sales

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Universal/Illumination Entertainment’s Despicable Me 2 easily conquered the box office in its debut weekend, taking in an estimated $82.518 million in ticket sales to put it comfortably ahead of Disney’s remake of The Lone Ranger, which came in a distant second with an estimated $29.432 million in ticket sales. The premiere was also much larger […]

Pixar President Ed Catmull on Sequels and Grooming New Talent

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Buzzfeed.com has spoken with Pixar President Ed Catmull, who stated the studio’s strategy of releasing “one and a half” films per year, with one original film per year and a follow-up to an earlier film every other year (including the upcoming Finding Dory, the sequel to Finding Nemo). While Pixar’s first 10 films were all […]

"Monsters University" Tops Box Office Again in Second Week with $46.18M Take

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Disney/Pixar’s Monsters University has taken the top spot at the box office in its second week of release with an estimated $46.18 million in ticket sales, representing a 44% dip from its opening weekend debut. The drop is better than the second week drops for Toy Story 3 (46%), Brave (49%), or Cars 2 (60%), […]

"Monsters University" Valedictorian at the Box Office with $82M Take

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Disney/Pixar’s Monsters University handily took the top spot in US domestic box office ticket sales, with an estimated $82 million take, representing the studio’s second-best opening ever (behind Toy Story 3‘s $110 million opening weekend) and just behind Monsters Inc.‘s opening weekend of $87 million (which represents the 2001 $62.57 million opening adjusted for inflation). […]

Review: "Monsters University" - Bright but Really Familiar College Years

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Monsters University is an extraordinarily enjoyable movie, populated with denizens of affable (and sometimes not so affable) characters. It is remarkable for being one of the very rare breed of modern G-rated college films, and the fact that it is still so successful on those terms indicates that the increased amounts of sex, alcohol, drugs, […]

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