| May 27, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Hollywood's studios have some good news as the summer movie season kicks into high gear: Business is up.
The movie industry is on track to beat last year's box-office record. The Memorial Day weekend's blockbuster opening of "X-Men: Days of Future Past"...
| Mar 12, 2014
| 2:28 PM
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'...
| Mar 2, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Stay tuned for the latest updates from the 86th annual Academy Awards.
Full list of nominees:
"12 Years a Slave"
"Dallas Buyers Club"
"The Wolf of Wall Street"...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 12:30 PM
All you need to do to measure the success of European animators is look at this year's Oscar race: "Despicable Me 2," co-directed by French toonsmith Pierre Coffin; and "Ernest & Celestine," a France-Luxembourg-Belgium co-production, are nominated for...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 5:30 AM
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...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Pharrell Williams looked wiped out.
Late on a recent evening, the singer-rapper-producer was shuttling between two studios at a Melrose Avenue recording complex. In one he was working on music for this spring's "The Amazing Spider-Man 2," which he's...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 8:30 PM
Animated films may dazzle with feats of artistic achievement, but it takes the voices of actors working in relative solitude in a sound booth to give the characters and the stories real depth. The process can take years of sporadic recording, and the...
| Feb 1, 2014
| 1:46 PM
Cheryl Boone Issacs, president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, clarified Saturday why the academy revoked the original song Oscar nomination of composer Bruce Broughton earlier this week.
"It's not about a punishment," Isaacs told...
| Feb 1, 2014
| 11:51 AM
The Motion Picture Academy released its first statement Saturday since revoking the Oscar nomination of Bruce Broughton, the composer of "Alone Yet Not Alone," which would have been one of the five contenders for original song at this year's Academy...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 5:00 AM
First the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences disqualified a song. Now it could be facing the music.
For the first time in its history, the academy this week revoked an Oscar nomination on ethical grounds, citing improper campaigning by the...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 7:03 AM
Cable giant Comcast Corp. proved why it is the envy of the cable industry Tuesday, announcing that profit soared 26% in the fiscal fourth quarter and that it had put the brakes on a troublesome trend of customer losses.
For the three months ended Dec....