Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

When Does It Land?

Since we're not getting a Pixar film this year, this leads me to ask… When will see the teaser for Walt Disney Animation Studios' Big Hero 6?

Return of the Ogre?

Jeffrey Katzenberg didn't hesitate to imply that Shrek 5 might be happening

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Bits Journal #5

The Lego Movie continues to be a real trailblazer at the domestic box office, doing extremely well for not only a February release, but a February animated release. That old "oh but kids are in school" saw doesn't apply anymore, because adults are flocking to this feature. That $69 million opening wasn't just because of kids and their parents, same applies to any other animated film that does this well. The pic has now grossed $183 million in North America, and $275 million worldwide. It only cost $60 million to make, so I bet Warner Bros. is really, really happy.

Friday, February 21, 2014

Return of the Legos

That's right… It was going to happen sooner than later. Warner Bros. has announced the release date for the sequel to The Lego Movie!

Thursday, February 20, 2014

From Pixar to Marvel?

Directors are being eyed down for Marvel's Doctor Strange, which should end up coming out sometime after 2015 since it's supposed to be part of Phase Three of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Filling the Holes

Quite a couple of animated films that are pegged for 2015 lack true release dates for some reason…

Monday, February 17, 2014

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Hand-Drawn Status

Several Disney animators held a live event on Google+, where they demonstrated the wonderful Disney Animated app, answered questions and went over several things about animation. Of course, somebody had to ask, "What's going on with hand-drawn?" (And no, the person didn't exactly say that. People prefer to say "2D", a term I don't really like.)

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Real Domination?

Let's forget for a minute that Warner Bros. made a big splash in the animation world and are likely to follow up that success with a string of consecutive hits. Let's forget for a minute that an animated family feature grossed an amazing $69 million… In February no less! Let's forget for a minute that The Lego Movie turned out to be good, and not an unmitigated disaster that audiences and critics alike are loving.

Welcome Back, Warner Bros. Animation!

As expected, the bricks broke out at the box office this weekend… And almost broke a record…