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  • From Bazinga to Alien Misfit: Jim Parsons takes on animation in 'Home'

    From Bazinga to Alien Misfit: Jim Parsons takes on animation in 'Home'
    Although Emmy winning actor Jim Parsons is best known for his role as the hyper intelligent, socially-challenged, irrepressible Sheldon Cooper on CBS’s The Big Bang Theory, he will soon be known for playing another misfit. Parsons stars as Oh, a...
  • Disney's animation building getting a Pixar face-lift all its own

    Disney's animation building getting a Pixar face-lift all its own
    The story of how Don Hall and Chris Williams, codirectors of the Oscar-nominated animated hit "Big Hero 6," first came to work at Disney almost sounds like something out of a Disney movie. Growing up far removed from Hollywood — Hall in the...
  • DreamWorks Animation posts big loss in fourth quarter

    DreamWorks Animation posts big loss in fourth quarter
    DreamWorks Animation posted a loss of $263.2 million in the fourth quarter, as the company was buffeted by restructuring costs and impairment charges from its recent film releases. The Glendale studio said it lost $3.08 cents per share in the quarter...
  • Software behind 'Big Hero 6' pushes envelope on computer animation

    Software behind 'Big Hero 6' pushes envelope on computer animation
    "Big Hero 6" has been a critical and commercial hit for Walt Disney Animation Studios, scoring an Oscar nomination and taking in more than $500 million at the box office. But the more important number may be the 39,000 hours Disney Animation spent...
  • 'How to Train Your Dragon 2' wins Annie for best animated feature

    'How to Train Your Dragon 2' wins Annie for best animated feature
    DreamWorks Animation's  "How to Train Your Dragon 2" was named best animated film of 2014 at the 42nd Annie Awards on Saturday evening at UCLA's Royce Hall. The sequel to the 2010 hit about a young Viking teenager and his pet dragon won a total of six...
  • Diversity can be seen and heard in animated films

    Diversity can be seen and heard in animated films
    Amid the complaints over the lack of ethnic diversity in the major Oscar categories, critics and defenders alike failed to notice that one nominee featured a cast that included two women (one of them Latina), an African American and an Asian American:...
  • FilmTrack software helps Hollywood keep tabs on content

    FilmTrack software helps Hollywood keep tabs on content
    Back in the 1990s, Jason Kassin was just another aspiring L.A. actor, surviving on a second job. But instead of waiting tables, he relied on his skills as a self-taught computer programmer. "I'd leave an audition, go home and code," said Kassin, 46....
  • 'Cinderella' to be paired with 'Frozen Fever' short film in theaters

    'Cinderella' to be paired with 'Frozen Fever' short film in theaters
    One of Walt Disney Co.'s most storied princess properties is meeting the company's two newest royals at the multiplex. And the pairing could bring a happy ending at the box office for the Burbank entertainment giant. The new live-action version of...
  • Digital jobs help drive Hollywood employment to highest level in decade

    Digital jobs help drive Hollywood employment to highest level in decade
    A surge in digital entertainment jobs from new online shows on Amazon, YouTube and other new-media outlets has helped drive employment in Hollywood to the highest level in a decade. Some 8,000 new jobs were added to the motion picture and sound...
  • Disney animation studio undergoes Pixar-style renovation

    Disney animation studio undergoes Pixar-style renovation
    The story of how Don Hall and Chris Williams, codirectors of the Oscar-nominated animated hit "Big Hero 6," first came to work at Disney almost sounds like something out of a Disney movie. Growing up far removed from Hollywood — Hall in the...
  • Oscars 2015: Our predictions for animated, foreign and documentary films

    Three films considered surefire Oscar nominees — "The Lego Movie," "Life Itself" and "Force Majeure" — didn't find favor with the academy in, respectively, the animation, documentary and foreign-language categories. How do those races shake...