| 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...
| 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
| 10:17 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...
| Jan 9, 2013
| 1:33 PM
A rainy twilight sets the stage for two umbrellas to fall in love in a clip from “The Blue Umbrella” ......
| Jan 15, 2013
| 3:13 PM
Capt. Jack Sparrow just booked a return voyage to the multiplex – a fifth “Pirates of the Caribbean” movie is ......
| 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 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...
| 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...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 6:00 AM
"R.I.P.D." was D.O.A. and "The Lone Ranger" was unable to lasso moviegoers. Yet at summer's end, Hollywood is riding happily off into the sunset thanks to an unexpected number of $100-million-plus hits that drove the seasonal box office to a record....