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  • Oscars 2014: Contender 'Ernest and Celestine' puts art back into animation

     Oscars 2014: Contender 'Ernest and Celestine' puts art back into animation
    Oscar's animated feature race is a clash of the major Hollywood studios this year, with Disney, Fox/DreamWorks and Universal/Illumination all contending. But one movie in the mix -- a French-Belgian production about the unlikely friendship between a mouse...
  • Cannes 2013: Seen at the Carlton

    Cannes 2013: Seen at the Carlton
    CANNES, France -- While the Cannes Film Festival turns all the hotels on La Croisette, this city’s beachfront main street, into advertising sites for new and upcoming films, the pride of place is always reserved for the grand dame of hostelries, the...
  • 'Happy,' 'Let It Go' enjoy post-Oscar sales bumps

    'Happy,' 'Let It Go' enjoy post-Oscar sales bumps
    Rapper Rick Ross may have the top-selling album in the U.S., but the past week was a good one to be associated with an animated film. In the days following the March 2 telecast of the Academy Awards, songs from Disney's "Frozen" and Universal Pictures'...
  • Drawing inspiration between the lines of animation

    Drawing inspiration between the lines of animation
    As feature animation becomes an increasingly crowded field, the pressure to create appealing and enduring characters with thrift and speed has intensified. Five directors recently came together for the Envelope Animation Round Table to discuss the...
  • Universal Pictures aims for big part in China

    Universal Pictures aims for big part in China
    Universal Pictures is ramping up in China. The studio has been retooling since Comcast Corp. took over NBCUniversal nearly four years ago. The change of ownership brought new leadership at the century-old studio; Jeff Shell was named chairman of...
  • Comcast's big gain in Internet service users fuels 50% profit increase

    Comcast's big gain in Internet service users fuels 50% profit increase
    Comcast Corp. added 315,000 high-speed Internet service customers during the third quarter, surpassing analysts' estimates for subscriber growth and boosting the company's earnings. The gains more than offset Comcast's loss of 81,000 cable television...
  • Summer slump expected to hit movie studios' earnings

    For the leading movie studios, coming off one of the worst summer box-office seasons in recent memory, next year can't come soon enough. Theater operators such as Regal Entertainment Group and AMC Entertainment have already reported downturns in both...
  • Adam Fogelson to head film group at Robert Simonds' new studio

    Adam Fogelson to head film group at Robert Simonds' new studio
    Adam Fogelson, the former chairman of Universal Pictures, has been tapped to run the movie division of the new film and television studio founded by producer Robert Simonds. The hire elevates the profile of a fledgling venture that doesn't have a name yet...
  • 'Despicable Me 2' premiere celebrates the return of the minions

    'Despicable Me 2' premiere celebrates the return of the minions
    Amid a sea of yellow at the "Despicable Me 2" premiere Saturday, voices of children could be heard yelling "Bee-do, bee-do, bee-do." A notable line from the nonsense-speaking little yellow creatures that dominate the film, "Bee-do" was not the only...
  • Comcast second-quarter profit up 29%, boosted by NBCUniversal

    Comcast second-quarter profit up 29%, boosted by NBCUniversal
    Comcast Corp.'s second-quarter profit rose 29% with media company NBCUniversal contributing more to the bottom line than Wall Street analysts had expected. For the quarter ended June 30, the Philadelphia cable giant earned $1.7 billion, or 65 cents a...
  • Are Hollywood studios cranking out too many animated films?

    Are Hollywood studios cranking out too many animated films?
    When it comes to computer-animated movies, studios seemingly can't get enough of talking animals, planes, cars, monsters, cavemen, snails and little blue creatures who live in mushrooms. But there are signs that the abundance of animated movies may be...