| Mar 2, 2014
| 6:21 PM
Two first-time nominees have won the Academy Award for animated short film for "Mr. Hublot," about an eccentric character whose orderly world is turned upside down with the arrival of a robotic pet.
From directors Laurent Witz and Alexandre Espigares,...
| Jun 29, 2013
| 6:41 AM
Warner Bros., where Bugs Bunny was born in 1940, understood the power of music.
The studio's Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies cartoon series avidly used music from Wagner, Rossini and Brahms, showed Bugs Bunny as an orchestra conductor, ballet dancer...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 1:56 PM
Stephen Colbert's "Colbert Report" has never been the most comfortable place for Hollywood stars to promote their movies, given the somewhat niche audience and Colbert's own purposefully bombastic, playfully antagonistic persona.
But now that Colbert is...
| Feb 9, 2014
| 9:53 AM
All the pieces connected for "The Lego Movie" at the box office this weekend, as the 3-D animated release far exceeded industry expectations to post the biggest opening of the year.
The family film debuted with a robust $69.1 million, according to an...
| Nov 24, 2011
| 9:50 PM
George Miller is no stranger to first-class animated films featuring talking animals. He directed the revered classic "Babe," which was nominated for Best Picture. He also directed the first "Happy Feet" movie, replacing talking pigs, dogs and sheep...
| Feb 10, 2012
| 10:38 AM
The penguins are back in returning director George Miller's animated sequel, and though a good deal of the novelty has worn off, the result still can be enjoyed by family audiences.
Now a dad, Mumble (voiced again by Elijah Wood) balances family concerns...
| Nov 17, 2011
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Think about an animal you find cute. Now think about a computer-animated version of that animal rapping LL Cool J’s “Mama Said Knock You Out.” Boom: Cuteness eliminated.
Escalating the misguided, if-people-like-...
| Jun 6, 2012
| 8:09 AM
It's no surprise that Warner Bros. has video games with "Batman" and "Middle Earth" in the titles coming out this year, since "The Dark Knight Rises" and "The Hobbit" are the studio's two biggest remaining movie releases of 2012.
What is surprising is...
| Jan 8, 2013
| 7:22 AM
Committing to the genre after years of fits and starts, Warner Bros. on Monday said it will produce one animated movie per year beginning in 2014.
Every other major studio in Hollywood has established an animation strategy in the past few years, with...
| Nov 21, 2011
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