| Aug 6, 2013
| 2:25 PM
Walt Disney Co. reported a small increase in net income for its fiscal third quarter, lifted by the performance of its media networks and theme parks.
But gains in those areas were blunted by the performance of Disney's movie studio, which posted a 36%...
| Jul 31, 2013
| 6:30 PM
DreamWorks Animation CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg is pretty frank on why "Turbo" hasn't performed well in domestic theaters since its release July 17: "It was a bad date."
"The film's soft opening was a clear result of an oversaturated marketplace and...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 4:30 PM
For the past six years, Club Penguin has been the top virtual world for kids. But as its members have grown up, or turned their short attention spans elsewhere, the social network has risked becoming another MySpace.
But Disney, which bought the...
| Jul 19, 2013
| 6:30 AM
BARCELONA - 3D animated movie "Foosball," the latest film from Juan Jose Campanella ("The Secret in Their Eyes"), rewrote the history books Thursday in Argentina, opening in cinemas theaters to a first-day Pesos 4.3 million ($774,000) box office and 104,...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 8:07 AM
Two Imagineers with major influences on attractions at Walt Disney World and other theme parks will be officially tabbed as "Disney Legends" next month. Tony Baxter and Collin Campbell will be honored alongside TV producer/host Dick Clark, actors Billy...
| Jul 2, 2013
| 5:01 AM
I'm a sucker for nostalgia. And, for that reason, I really liked Monsters University.
It was great to spend time with James Sullivan and Mike Wazowski again, during this prequel to the 2001 hit, Monsters, Inc. Billy Crystal and John Goodman have great...
| 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 8, 2013
| 10:25 AM
NEW YORK (AP) — The minions of "Despicable Me 2" ran away with the July 4th box office, leaving the Johnny Depp Western "The Lone Ranger" in the dust.
According to studio estimates Sunday, the Universal animated sequel took in $82.5 million over...
| Jul 8, 2013
| 2:30 PM
Given the disappointing performance of "The Lone Ranger," Disney will be forced to write off the Jerry Bruckheimer Western as a loss. Some analysts are saying the writedown could be as high as $190 million, but just how much has yet to be determined.
| Jul 8, 2013
| 10:17 AM
“The Lone Ranger,” the Johnny Depp movie that sent reporters scurrying for euphemisms and filmgoers scurrying into other theaters over the holiday weekend, touched off a particularly rousing round of Monday-morning quarterbacking. Should...
| Jun 27, 2013
| 12:38 PM
In "White House Down," aspiring Secret Service agent Channing Tatum is tasked with saving the free world -- but he may not fare as well in rescuing the summer box office fortunes of the action movie's distributor, Sony Pictures Entertainment.
| Jun 21, 2013
| 8:30 PM
A critical digest of the week's latest U.S. theatrical releases. Where applicable, links to longer reviews have been provided.
World War Z
Rising from an early grave of negative pre-release publicity, director Marc Forster and...