Computer-animated films http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/33263/all en Cage ready to make DreamWorks romp into franchise http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130215/cage-ready-make-dreamworks-romp-franchise <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The makers of the new DreamWorks 3-D animated movie "The Croods", including stars Nicolas Cage and Emma Stone, said Friday they're ready to turn it into the studio's next sequels juggernaut.</p> <p>Following monster-hit series like "Shrek", "Madagascar" and "Kung Fu Panda", DreamWorks made "The Croods", a prehistoric romp directed by Kirk De Micco and Chris Sanders that had its world premiere at the 63rd Berlinale.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130215/cage-ready-make-dreamworks-romp-franchise" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cinema of the United States Computer-animated films Entertainment Film AFP Fri, 15 Feb 2013 16:30:20 +0000 5756800 at http://www.globalpost.com Cage channels caveman in animated film 'The Croods' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130215/cage-channels-caveman-animated-film-the-croods <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Nicolas Cage voices main part in new 3D animation</p> <p>* DreamWorks' "The Croods" premieres in Berlin</p> <p>* First modern family faces danger, timeless challenges</p> <p>By Mike Collett-White</p> <p>BERLIN, Feb 15 (Reuters) - DreamWorks Animation's new 3D adventure "The Croods" brings the prehistoric age to the 21st century in the form of a dysfunctional family of cave dwellers forced to flee the comforts of home and search out a new life in the unknown.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130215/cage-channels-caveman-animated-film-the-croods" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cinema of the United States Computer-animated films Entertainment Film Thomson Reuters Fri, 15 Feb 2013 18:46:05 +0000 5756976 at http://www.globalpost.com How 'Life of Pi' makers brought audience into film http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130219/how-life-pi-makers-brought-audience-film <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Director Ang Lee wanted to offer filmgoers an "immersive" experience with "Life of Pi," his Oscar-nominated 3D fable about an Indian boy trapped on a boat with a tiger. Claudio Miranda helped him do it.</p> <p>The Chilean-American cinematographer, a veteran of 3D film-making who himself is up for an Academy Award on Sunday, says bringing Yann Martel's philosophical novel to the silver screen was no easy task.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130219/how-life-pi-makers-brought-audience-film" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Claudio Miranda Computer-animated films Entertainment Films Life of Pi AFP Wed, 20 Feb 2013 02:15:16 +0000 5760648 at http://www.globalpost.com DreamWorks looks to Stone Age for new hit with "The Croods" http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130321/dreamworks-looks-stone-age-new-hit-the-croods <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Piya Sinha-Roy and Lisa Richwine</p> <p>LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - After mining the worlds of fairy tales, zoos, dragons and martial arts pandas, DreamWorks Animation is going back to the Stone Age with "The Croods," in the hope of finding a new box office hit.</p> <p>"The Croods," out in U.S. movie theatres on Friday, is being watched closely by analysts after the weak performance of "Rise of the Guardians" last year, which led DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc to write down about $87 million in costs.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130321/dreamworks-looks-stone-age-new-hit-the-croods" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Animation Business Computer-animated films Film Labor Law Thomson Reuters Thu, 21 Mar 2013 13:30:55 +0000 5789905 at http://www.globalpost.com Cave-dwelling "Croods" settle at top of U.S. movie box office http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130324/cave-dwelling-croods-settle-at-top-us-movie-box-office <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Lisa Richwine and Andrea Burzynski</p> <p>LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Animated prehistoric adventure "The Croods," about a family of cave dwellers fighting for survival, claimed the top spot on movie box office charts with $44.7 million (29.3 million pounds) from weekend ticket sales in the United States and Canada.</p> <p>The 3-D children's comedy from "Shrek" and "Madagascar" creator Dreamworks Animation added $63.3 million from international markets, the studio said on Sunday, for a global total of $108 million.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130324/cave-dwelling-croods-settle-at-top-us-movie-box-office" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Animation Business Computer-animated films Environment Film Health Human Interest Politics Social Issues War Thomson Reuters Sun, 24 Mar 2013 16:30:24 +0000 5792598 at http://www.globalpost.com Sands licenses DreamWorks characters for Macau casino in sign of China market luring studios http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130430/sands-licenses-dreamworks-characters-macau-casino-sign-china <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>MACAU, Macau - Kung Fu Panda, Shrek and other DreamWorks characters are coming to a new attraction at Las Vegas Sands Corp.'s Chinese casino resorts, the companies said Tuesday, in the latest sign of China's growing importance to Hollywood studios.</p> <p>Sands China Ltd. is licensing DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc.'s stable of animated characters for use at the gambling company's resorts in the former Portuguese colony of Macau starting July 1.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130430/sands-licenses-dreamworks-characters-macau-casino-sign-china" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Computer-animated films Dreamworks Film Social Issues The Canadian Press Tue, 30 Apr 2013 10:17:12 +0000 5828370 at http://www.globalpost.com Low-budget 'The Purge' scares up $36 mn in tickets http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130609/low-budget-the-purge-scares-36-mn-tickets <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Low-budget horror film "The Purge" jumped to the top of the North American box office in its opening weekend with $36.4 million in ticket sales, estimates showed Sunday.</p> <p>Universal's $3 million feature stars Ethan Hawke and Lena Headey as parents fighting off a home invasion during a night when all crime is legal in an America of the near-future.</p> <p>It came ahead of "Fast &amp; Furious 6," the action sequel starring Vin Diesel and Michelle Rodriguez that scored $19.8 million for a total of $203 million over three weeks in theaters.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130609/low-budget-the-purge-scares-36-mn-tickets" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Computer-animated films Human Interest Lena Headey USD AFP Sun, 09 Jun 2013 19:39:56 +0000 5853707 at http://www.globalpost.com 'Shrek' studio announces exclusive Netflix deal http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130617/shrek-studio-announces-exclusive-netflix-deal <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>DreamWorks Animation will release new original shows exclusively on Netlix, under a deal announced Monday by the video service and the studio behind blockbusters "Shrek" and "Kung Fu Panda."</p> <p>The multi-year deal is the largest content agreement in the history of the California-based on-demand video provider, the two companies said a joint statement.</p> <p>It is expected to include more than 300 hours of original programming, with shows inspired by past and future DreamWorks films. The first DreamWorks series is set to debut next year.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130617/shrek-studio-announces-exclusive-netflix-deal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Animation Computer-animated films Film Human Interest Technology AFP Mon, 17 Jun 2013 21:32:41 +0000 5859310 at http://www.globalpost.com Independent Box Office: Pedro Almodovar's 'I'm So Excited' averages $20,000 in debut http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130701/independent-box-office-pedro-almodovars-im-so-excited-averages- <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Todd Cunningham</p> <p>LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) - Writer-director Pedro Almodovar's "I'm So Excited" was the top-grossing independent movie this weekend, taking in $103,000 from just five screens for Sony Pictures Classics.</p> <p>That's a $20,600 per-screen average - better than any movie in the marketplace - for Almodovar's latest, a comedy that takes place mainly on an airplane.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130701/independent-box-office-pedro-almodovars-im-so-excited-averages-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> AMC Networks Computer-animated films Films Human Interest USD Thomson Reuters Mon, 01 Jul 2013 18:32:22 +0000 5872776 at http://www.globalpost.com Brad Pitt's 'World War Z' scores $70 million at booming overseas Box Office http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130701/brad-pitts-world-war-z-scores-70-million-at-booming-overseas-bo <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Todd Cunningham</p> <p>LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) - Brad Pitt's "World War Z" zombies overran the overseas box office this weekend, taking in more than $70 million.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130701/brad-pitts-world-war-z-scores-70-million-at-booming-overseas-bo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cinema of the United States Computer-animated films USD Thomson Reuters Mon, 01 Jul 2013 18:33:53 +0000 5872782 at http://www.globalpost.com 'Despicable Me 2' review: less despicable, less funny http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130702/despicable-me-2-review-less-despicable-less-funny <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Alonso Duralde</p> <p>LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) - There's so much to like about the "Despicable Me" series -- the bright, poppy art direction; Steve Carell's vocal combo of Bela Lugosi and Boris Badenov; and most of all, those goofy, semi-verbal yellow minions - and yet, the original movie just never charmed me all that much.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130702/despicable-me-2-review-less-despicable-less-funny" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Computer-animated films Universal Studios Thomson Reuters Tue, 02 Jul 2013 21:35:22 +0000 5873960 at http://www.globalpost.com 'Despicable Me 2' routs 'Lone Ranger' at box-office http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130708/despicable-me-2-routs-lone-ranger-at-box-office <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>"Despicable Me 2," a sequel to the 2010 animated blockbuster, crushed its competition at the box office over the July 4 weekend, industry figures showed Monday.</p> <p>The comedy, starring villain-turned-doting-father Gru (voiced by Steve Carell) and his adorable little yellow minions, was the biggest attraction by far bringing in an impressive $83.5 million from Friday through Sunday, industry tracker Exhibitor Relations said.</p> <p>But for the long holiday weekend from its July 2 premiere to date, it already has earned $142 million, figures showed.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130708/despicable-me-2-routs-lone-ranger-at-box-office" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Computer-animated films Despicable Me Environment Films Health Human Interest Politics War AFP Tue, 09 Jul 2013 02:05:34 +0000 5878871 at http://www.globalpost.com Bombs away: Hollywood braces for historic four straight weeks of megaflops http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130711/bombs-away-hollywood-braces-historic-four-straight-weeks-megafl <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Todd Cunningham</p> <p>LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) - The summer box office has entered the Dud Zone.</p> <p>Unless either "R.I.P.D." or "Turbo" pulls off a major tracking turnaround by July 19, the frame will likely mark the fourth straight week that a $100 million-plus film flops - an unprecedented skid in the Tentpole Age.</p> <p>This summer will see at least 20 films with budgets over $100 million - six more than last year. With so much popcorn competition, major casualties were a given.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130711/bombs-away-hollywood-braces-historic-four-straight-weeks-megafl" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Box office bomb Business Computer-animated films Environment Films Health Human Interest Politics Thomson Reuters Thu, 11 Jul 2013 04:10:55 +0000 5881111 at http://www.globalpost.com 'Turbo' battles family-film fatigue with early box-office start http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130716/turbo-battles-family-film-fatigue-early-box-office-start <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Todd Cunnningham</p> <p>LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) - Can "Turbo" - an animated movie about a snail with the need for speed - find success in a summer box office already crowded with minions, monsters and Smurfs?</p> <p>DreamWorks Animation and distributor Fox will find out starting Wednesday, when its $135 million 3D kids film hits theaters. It's getting the jump on a box office weekend with three other wide releases debuting Friday: action comedy "Red 2," horror film "The Conjuring" and supernatural action thriller "R.I.P.D."</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130716/turbo-battles-family-film-fatigue-early-box-office-start" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Animation Computer-animated films Film Thomson Reuters Tue, 16 Jul 2013 23:06:13 +0000 5885763 at http://www.globalpost.com "The Wolverine" leads box office pack http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130728/the-wolverine-leads-box-office-pack <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>"The Wolverine" leapt to the top of the box office in its opening weekend, overtaking horror flick "The Conjuring," industry estimates showed Sunday.</p> <p>Starring Hugh Jackman as a clawed mutant, the sixth installment of the X-Men franchise took in $55 million, tracker Exhibitor Relations reported.</p> <p>"The Conjuring," starring Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga in a drama about paranormal investigtors, scared up an estimated $22 million on its second weekend.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130728/the-wolverine-leads-box-office-pack" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Computer-animated films Despicable Me Films Human Interest Social Issues AFP Sun, 28 Jul 2013 19:34:05 +0000 5896169 at http://www.globalpost.com