| Jul 3, 2013
| 5:00 AM
The pressures of being a single father. The realization that despite everything, your kids still long for a mom. The difficulties of getting a teenage daughter's attention between texting and a boy. The boy. The treacherous emotional terrain of middle-age...
| Jul 3, 2013
| 10:56 AM
"The Lone Ranger" will have to crack its whip to reach the front of the box office pack this holiday weekend.
The big-budget western starring Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer hit theaters at 7 p.m. Tuesday opposite "Despicable Me 2," but the animated 3-D...
| Jul 5, 2013
| 2:00 PM
In 2010, after the animation studio Illumination Entertainment's first film, "Despicable Me," became a surprise hit, its makers faced a quandary.
"Despicable Me" derived much of its appeal from the character of a curmudgeonly supervillain named...
| Jul 7, 2013
| 9:31 AM
With "Despicable Me 2" dominating the Fourth of July box office, it was no holiday for "The Lone Ranger."
The animated 3-D film had a lot to celebrate over the long Independence Day weekend as it took in an explosive $142.1 million between its debut...
| Jul 8, 2013
| 12:55 PM
Publicity preceding last week's release of "Despicable Me 2" carried over into DVD sales for its predecessor. Three years after its own theatrical release, Universal's "Despicable Me" cracked the top-10 DVD sales chart at No. 9 for the week.
| Jan 8, 2013
| 7:22 AM
Committing to the genre after years of fits and starts, Warner Bros. on Monday said it will produce one animated movie per year beginning in 2014.
Every other major studio in Hollywood has established an animation strategy in the past few years, with...
| May 15, 2013
| 3:37 PM
Angry Birds will be flying into movie theaters in July 2016 with Sony announcing Wednesday that it has acquired the worldwide rights to the ubiquitous game franchise.
The 3-D CG-animated movie will be developed and financed by Rovio Entertainment, the...
| Oct 6, 2012
| 2:58 AM
Universal Pictures has been celebrating its century-long milestone all year, and as that period nears its end, the studio releases a mammoth collection of many of the top films that mark its history thus far.
The titles range from "All Quiet on the...
| Apr 4, 2013
| 5:52 AM
Parade lovers will have one less option at Orlando's theme parks soon. The Pixar Pals Countdown to Fun, an afternoon staple at Disney's Hollywood Studios, calls it quits on Saturday.
Walt Disney World decided last month that the Countdown, which...
| Mar 17, 2011
| 1:12 PM
NBC renewed "The Office," "Parks and Recreation" and "Community" for the 2011-12 season on Thursday.
It will be the third season for "Community," which stars Chicago native Danny Pudi, and a fourth for "Parks and Recreation." "The Office" will be back...
| Mar 28, 2011
| 5:30 AM
At first I thought it was too early to look ahead at the new attractions coming to U.S. theme parks in 2012, but then I realized a number of big rides have already been announced and many more are being teased in elaborate marketing campaigns.
| Jan 25, 2012
| 3:12 PM
Universal Orlando will debut the "Cinematic Spectacular" nighttime water show this spring as part of a new entertainment lineup at the Florida theme park that includes an upgrade to one ride, a re-theme of another attraction and the addition of a...