| Sep 5, 2013
| 7:00 AM
A classic toy has "gone modern" at two amusement parks in the United States. But, if you can't make it to Florida or California, there is a new Legoland Discovery Center right here in the tri-state area.
"We are a 32,000-square-foot indoor attraction,"...
| Dec 5, 2014
| 5:15 AM
Part Pablo Picasso, part George Patton, animated filmmakers must possess an unusual mix of artistic vision and managerial savvy. Five directors who recently came together for the Envelope Animation Roundtable discussed the unique demands of the medium. In...
| Oct 30, 2014
| 12:52 PM
MSC cruises has upped the ante in the game of nailing down the demographic of cruising families with children. They don't have Mickey and they don't have Shrek, but what the do have now is Lego.
The line that sails the MSC Divina out of Miami has rolled...
| Sep 4, 2014
| 6:30 PM
Licenses to "Star Wars," "The Simpsons," DC and Marvel's superheroes, and its own films like "The Lego Movie" have helped make Lego the world's largest toy company when it comes to revenue and profits, beating Mattel and Hasbro.
At least that's for the...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Warner Bros. has a bonafide blockbuster with "The LEGO Movie," which has dominated the box office since opening Feb. 7. The movie has already made over $143 million in the U.S. to date and is on its way to surpassing $200 million...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 4:30 PM
With "The Lego Movie" set to open solidly this weekend, Warner Bros. has already launched development of a sequel.
The studio has tapped screenwriters Jared Stern and Michelle Morgan to write the script. Stern, who wrote "Mr. Popper's Penguins," was...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 9:14 AM
Doodle 4 Google, the contest for kids that puts one young artist's work on the Google homepage for a day, kicked off on Tuesday. It's the seventh year for the doodle contest for artists in kindergarten through 12th grade.
Grand prize is a $30,000...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 2:09 PM
Finally! A comedy that works. An animated film with a look — a kinetic aesthetic honoring its product line's bright, bricklike origins — that isn't like every other clinically rounded and bland digital 3-D effort. A movie that works for the...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 6:30 AM
Time Warner's fourth quarter results topped Wall Street forecasts, with the better-than-expected revenue increase driven by the cable TV businesses and Warner Bros.'s theatrical releases.
The media conglom's revenue rose 5% in the fourth quarter, to $8....
| Feb 5, 2014
| 11:40 AM
George Clooney and Grant Heslov describe themselves as two of the least cynical people in Hollywood. But when the longtime collaborators looked back at their recent work, they realized the movies had an unshakable gloom: "The Ides of March," "Good Night,...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 12:56 PM
"The Lego Movie" is expected to stack up plenty of cash in its box-office debut as it easily beats fellow new contenders "The Monuments Men" and "Vampire Academy."
The animated comedy based on the veteran toy brand could gross around $50 million in...