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The Secret Life of Pets

“Secret Life of Pets” Tops “Ghostbusters” at Box Office; “Finding Dory” Becomes Top-Grossing Animated Feature Ever

by Ed Liuon July 18, 2016
Universal/Illumination Entertainment’s The Secret Life of Pets took the top spot at the box office in its second week of release with ticket sales totaling $50.56 million (estimated), beating out the remake of Ghostbusters which took an estimated $46 million in its premiere weekend. And just below The Legend of Tarzan in the #3 spot […]
The Secret Life of Pets

“The Secret Life of Pets” Not So Secret After $104M Debut Weekend; “Finding Dory” Tops Ticket Sales for 2016

by Ed Liuon July 12, 2016
In its debut weekend, Universal/Illumination Entertainment’s The Secret Life of Pets took in a total of $104.35 million in ticket sales to handily take the top spot in the weekend box office race. The total also gave The Secret Life of Pets the most successful opening weekend for an original animated feature, toppling Disney/Pixar’s Inside […]

Finding Dory

“Finding Dory” Breaks Records with $136M Opening Weekend

by Ed Liuon June 20, 2016
Disney/Pixar’s Finding Dory conquered the box office in its premiere weekend, taking in an estimated $136.1 million in ticket sales domestically, dwarfing its nearest competition (Warner Bros. comedy Central Intelligence starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Kevin Hart, which took in an estimated $34.5 million). The total broke several box office records for an animated […]
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USA Today Offers First Peek At Cars 3

by Peter Paltridgeon May 30, 2016
USA Today blew the four doors off Cars 3 with an exclusive interview with the director, Brian Fee, as well as the first-published sketches from the production. The theme of Cars 3 is obsolescence. By now Lightning McQueen has established himself as one of the Car-Dominated World’s top racers, and he’s been around the track […]

The Ultimate Pixar Easter Egg: Hank The Octopus

The Ultimate Pixar Easter Egg: Hank The Octopus

by Peter Paltridgeon April 1, 2016
Normally we don’t report on April Fools pranks here at TZ (except when we do it twice, like now) but this was just too good not to share. Pixar is known for hiding easter eggs in its films. If you look closely, you can find the Pizza Planet truck somewhere in the background (or foreground, […]

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“Inside Out” Claims Best Animated Feature Oscar; “Bear Story” Wins Best Animated Short

by Ed Liuon February 29, 2016
The winners for the 88th Annual Academy Awards have been named for all categories with an animated production in contention, with Disney/Pixar’s Inside Out winning the Best Animated Feature Oscar and “Bear Story” winning the Best Animated Short Oscar. Inside Out lost the Best Original Screenplay Oscar to Spotlight. A full list of winners can […]
The Good Dinosaur

Review: “The Good Dinosaur” Blu-ray Makes Its Mark

by Ed Liuon February 24, 2016
Disney/Pixar’s The Good Dinosaur is a “boy and his dog in the Old West” movie, except that the boy is a dinosaur and the dog is a boy. As a result, it lands squarely with Brave and Monsters University in the studio’s output as a well-done but very conventional movie, suffering only in comparison to […]

Daniel Gerson

Daniel Gerson, Screenwriter for “Monsters Inc.” and “Big Hero 6,” Passes Away at 49

by Ed Liuon February 10, 2016
Variety reports that screenwriter Daniel Gerson has passed away at age 49 after a battle with brain cancer. Mr. Gerson frequently collaborated with Robert L. Baird, with the duo earning screenwriting credits on Disney/Pixar’s Monsters Inc. and Monsters University, and Disney’s Big Hero 6. The pair have also been credited in assisting the screenplays for […]
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“Inside Out” Dominates 43rd Annual Annie Awards with 11 Wins

by Ed Liuon February 8, 2016
Disney/Pixar’s Inside Out won 11 Annie Awards over the weekend, dominating its competition with wins in categories including Best Animated Feature, Best Directing (for Pete Docter), Outstanding Writing (Pete Docter, Meg LeFauve and Josh Cooley), and Outstanding Voice Acting (Phyllis Smith as Sadness). The full list of winners follows, as announced at the awards ceremony: […]