| Dec 2, 2013
| 9:09 AM
One of the weekend's top box-office performers, Disney's "Frozen," was among the nominees for the 2013 Annie Awards, which are presented by the International Animated Film Society.
The following is a complete list of nominees:
| Dec 4, 2013
| 10:30 AM
A decade after its launch, the Dubai Intl. Film Festival has firmly earned its leadership role among Middle East film events thanks to its unwavering drive to be international, but with an Arab core.
"We are the only festival that, aside from...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 2:30 PM
Though Dreamworks' "The Croods" is set four million years in the past, make no mistake that putting together the animated box office hit took a lot of effort using modern-day technology.
Directors Kirk De Micco and Chris Sanders, star Nicolas Cage and...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 10:30 AM
"Frozen" and "Monsters University" topped the film category for the 41st Annie Awards nominations with 10 each, followed closely by "Despicable Me 2" and "The Croods" with nine each, in a first glimpse at of the animated awards season race. Rounding out...
| Nov 29, 2013
| 11:12 AM
"Hunger Games: Catching Fire" is making Thanksgiving box office history after generating big ticket sales over the holiday.
After taking in $20.8 million in domestic ticket sales on Wednesday, the Jennifer Lawrence action movie made $14.9 million on...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 2:54 PM
What does "Out of the Furnace," the new thriller starring Christian Bale as a blue-collar worker trying to save his troubled war veteran brother (Casey Affleck), have to do with "Ratatouille," the 2007 animated movie about a rat who moonlights as a...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 11:00 AM
In the 1937 promotional film "How Walt Disney Cartoons Are Made," an announcer describes some of the intricate work going into the studio's first feature-length film, "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs," in a department called Inking and Painting.
| Nov 21, 2013
| 3:25 PM
Walt Disney Pictures has its animation mojo back. Finally.
With a cool, contemporary spin on a fairy-tale classic, a dramatic Nordic landscape animated in splendid storybook style and Broadway vets belting out power ballads, "Frozen" is an icy blast...
| Nov 28, 2013
| 3:17 PM
It was only a matter of time before somebody finally would be able to make a movie that is worse than "Ishtar."
Former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum, R-Pa., who is also a former candidate for president, once called Hollywood "the devil's playground." Now,...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 12:20 AM
Disney is onto something pretty cool with its latest princess picture, "Frozen." It's evolving a solid story template that will give its girl movies an identity distinct from the studio's boy films.
The new movie, verrrrry roughly based on Hans Christian...
| Nov 25, 2013
Emily Schwartz, one of Chicago's most interesting and imaginative young writers, has written a full-blown musical, one of those fractured, wry, hipster, suitable-for-everyone fairy tales that lands somewhere among "The Princess Bride," "Peter and the...