| Feb 7, 2015
| 7:30 AM
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...
| Jan 20, 2015
| 4:00 AM
DreamWorks Animation SKG, the upstart studio that once rivaled Walt Disney Studios in mining box-office gold from animated features, is embarking on a fresh round of layoffs following a string of disappointing releases.
DreamWorks is looking to shave as...
| Jan 19, 2015
| 1:42 PM
Stung by a series of box office misfires and failed sale attempts, DreamWorks Animation plans a substantial number of layoffs, two people familiar with the matter said.
In a move to cut operating costs, the Glendale studio intends to significantly reduce...
| Jan 15, 2015
| 10:19 AM
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences nominated "Big Hero 6," "The Boxtrolls," "How to Train Your Dragon 2," "The Tale of The Princess Kaguya" and "Song of the Sea" for best animated feature, a diverse list of films which nevertheless omits a...
| Jan 12, 2015
| 12:26 PM
Mere minutes after the curtain came down on the 72nd Golden Globe Awards on Sunday, celebrities began streaming into a post-show bash staged by Weinstein Co. and Netflix in a massive tent beside the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
Amy Adams arrived, Darren Le...
| Dec 19, 2014
| 4:00 AM
All hail "All Hail King Julien," to take the easy (though not critically disingenuous) way in to discussing the latest spinoff from DreamWorks Animation's "Madagascar" franchise.
Following the summer bow of "Turbo F.A.S.T.," it's also the second fruit...
| Nov 4, 2014
| 3:25 PM
Twenty films have been submitted for consideration in this year's animated feature Oscar category, a large and diverse group that could potentially be winnowed down to five.
According to Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences rules, the size of the...
| Dec 1, 2014
| 10:14 AM
The 42nd Annie Award nominations, presented by the International Animated Film Society, ASIFA-Hollywood, cover film, TV production, commercials, short subjects, video games, student films and honorary and achievement awards. The newest category --...
| Nov 25, 2014
| 10:53 AM
Charming in small doses, the "Penguins of Madagascar" prove altogether less irresistible in their feature-length starring debut. The latest example of DreamWorks Animation's franchise mania is a frantic, peppy, in-your-face slice of irreverent toon...
| Dec 11, 2014
| 3:00 PM
DreamWorks Animation has sold a 25% stake in its popular YouTube teen network AwesomenessTV to Hearst Corp.
The New York-based media company, which holds interests in cable channels ESPN and A&E and the magazines Cosmopolitan and Good Housekeeping,...
| Dec 12, 2014
| 11:12 AM
Sony Pictures Entertainment co-Chairman Amy Pascal, one of the most powerful executives in Hollywood, has come under intensifying pressure after the release of confidential emails in which she made racially insensitive remarks about President Obama....