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  • World Cup 2014: Spike Lee, Fernando Meirelles get their game on

    World Cup 2014: Spike Lee, Fernando Meirelles get their game on
    The World Cup tends to see plenty of artistry on the pitch. But this is also that quadrennial time when Madison Avenue reaches beyond its usual precincts and ensures we’re likely to see some dazzling creativity during commercial breaks too. Four...
  • 'Cars' characters come to life with Piston Cup Junior Ride-Along

    'Cars' characters come to life with Piston Cup Junior Ride-Along
    Jay Ward's in-depth knowledge and love of cars and motorsports gave him the title of "guardian" of the Disney-Pixar "Cars" franchise.  It was only fitting to have the "Cars" Creative Director help bring two of the film's characters to the real world....
  • Father's Day: 15 greatest Disney dads

    Father's Day: 15 greatest Disney dads
    The role of a strong fatherly character is essential in many Disney animated films. For films like "The Little Mermaid," "Pocahontas" and "Finding Nemo," this is due to one simple fact -- all the moms are dead. Or, at least, nonexistent. On that...
  • 'Maleficent': The Pleasures and Perils of the Revisionist Fairy Tale

    (NOTE: This piece discusses key plot points from "Maleficent.") If we must take a revisionist sledgehammer to our most beloved fairy tales -- and if the recent likes of "Alice in Wonderland," "Red Riding Hood," "Mirror, Mirror," "Snow White and the...
  • Can 'Creativity' and 'Corporate' Somehow Work Hand-in-Hand?

    I've been doing some binge reading lately -- books about creativity and business success -- but have come away feeling somewhat skeptical about their messages. Ed Catmull's new book, titled "Creativity, Inc.," explains how, as the czar of Pixar, he...
  • Regal Entertainment Forecasts Strong Environment for Theater Acquisitions

    Regal Entertainment Group is a buyer in a market that could soon be filled with sellers, the theater chain's top execs said Thursday at the Gabelli Movie & Entertainment Conference. The box office this year is expected to be down from last year, as 2014&...
  • Animators Debate Their Craft at Annecy Festival

    Every year, scores of animated pics arrive in the market with no clear audience in mind, despite years of work and millions of dollars spent creating them. Three months ago at the Cartoon Movie co-production forum in Lyon, France, pitches included "I Lost...
  • From 'Harry Potter' to 'Hunger Games,' How Franchise Fever is Invading Theme Parks

    Lionsgate investors who presumed there was no more value to wring out of "The Hunger Games" beyond its final installment next year got a nice surprise last week. CEO Jon Feltheimer announced a new way to capitalize on the mega-franchise: A touring...
  • Q&A: Nigel Lythgoe and Tom Bergeron on the State of Reality TV

    Nigel Lythgoe and Tom Bergeron have never worked together before, but they joke they keep bumping into each other in the hallways at work -- both dance shows record at the same studio. We caught up with the British judge of "So You Think You Can Dance"...
  • YouTube Star PewDiePie Grossed $4 Million in 2013

    PewDiePie, the YouTube megastar whose real name is Felix Kjellberg, generated $4 million in advertising revenue last year from videos on the Google service mainly showing himself playing videogames. The obscenity-prone 24-year-old Swedish native has more...
  • Disney Brands Generate Record $40.9 Billion from Licensed Merchandise in 2013

    Merchandise featuring Marvel's superheroes, Disney's princesses, Pixar's toons and Lucasfilm's "Star Wars" helped the Mouse House ring up a record $40.9 billion in global retail sales in 2013. The sales topped 2012′s $39.4 billion, $37.5 billion,...
  • 'From Dusk Till Dawn' TV Star to Play Tina Fey's Daughter in 'The Nest'

    Madison Davenport ("From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series") has joined Universal's "The Nest" opposite Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. Production has launched in New York City on the comedy that is directed by "Pitch Perfect's" Jason Moore and penned by Paula Pell....