| Aug 20, 2013
| 5:00 AM
When it comes to computer-animated movies, studios seemingly can't get enough of talking animals, planes, cars, monsters, cavemen, snails and little blue creatures who live in mushrooms.
But there are signs that the abundance of animated movies may be...
| Jun 24, 2013
| 8:12 AM
John Lasseter's colorful wardrobe aside, there are two eye-popping things about the golden age of Pixar, an era that started with the release of "Toy Story" in 1995 and, depending on how you view it, either ended in 2011 or is still going.
The first is...
| Aug 30, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Pixar Animation has removed the director of its 2014 film, "The Good Dinosaur," and not named a replacement, marking the fourth time in eight movies that the Emeryville studio has made a director change midstream.
With the film's release date fast...
| May 9, 2013
| 8:00 AM
The studio behind the animated fantasies "Bambi," "Dumbo" and '"The Lion King" has a new kind of hero tale on the way — a Marvel Comics one. Walt Disney Animation Studios on Thursday announced plans to release "Big Hero 6," an action-comedy inspired...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 10:30 AM
"In the words of a famous countryman of mine, John Lennon, 'All you need is love,'" said "12 Years a Slave" director Steve McQueen upon receiving his Hollywood Breakout Director Award, the first award of the night presented at the 17th Annual Hollywood...
| 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 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 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...
| 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%...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 1:52 PM
The Walt Disney Animation Studios announced "Zootopia," a new 3-D animated feature film from "Tangled" director Byron Howard, at the D23 Expo in Anaheim on Friday.
Howard described "Zootopia" as "a buddy action comedy set in an animal world where humans...
| Aug 24, 2013
| 1:19 PM
There's no dispute that "Despicable Me 2" is a runaway smash.
On Saturday, the animated sequel eclipsed $800 million at the global box office, more than $250 million better than the 2010 original.
That total puts "Despicable Me 2" in the top 40 of...
| Aug 29, 2013
| 6:30 PM
Going back to school proved to be highly profitable for Disney-Pixar's "Monsters University," which today crossed $700 million at the worldwide box office, making it the fourth-highest grossing toon for Pixar.
"Monsters University" -- behind "Toy Story...