| Nov 11, 2013
| 2:11 PM
"Monsters University" was at the top of its class in its freshman week in the home entertainment market.
The hit prequel to the 2001 Pixar computer-animated family film "Monsters Inc." topped Rentrak's DVD and Blu-ray sales chart. This comes after...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 2:25 PM
Walt Disney Co. reported a small increase in net income for its fiscal third quarter, lifted by the performance of its media networks and theme parks.
But gains in those areas were blunted by the performance of Disney's movie studio, which posted a 36%...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 1:52 PM
The Walt Disney Animation Studios announced "Zootopia," a new 3-D animated feature film from "Tangled" director Byron Howard, at the D23 Expo in Anaheim on Friday.
Howard described "Zootopia" as "a buddy action comedy set in an animal world where humans...
| Aug 20, 2013
| 5:00 AM
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...
| Aug 24, 2013
| 1:19 PM
There's no dispute that "Despicable Me 2" is a runaway smash.
On Saturday, the animated sequel eclipsed $800 million at the global box office, more than $250 million better than the 2010 original.
That total puts "Despicable Me 2" in the top 40 of...
| Aug 30, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Pixar Animation has removed the director of its 2014 film, "The Good Dinosaur," and not named a replacement, marking the fourth time in eight movies that the Emeryville studio has made a director change midstream.
With the film's release date fast...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 6:00 AM
"R.I.P.D." was D.O.A. and "The Lone Ranger" was unable to lasso moviegoers. Yet at summer's end, Hollywood is riding happily off into the sunset thanks to an unexpected number of $100-million-plus hits that drove the seasonal box office to a record....
| Apr 8, 2013
| 11:41 AM
Julia Sweeney jokes first and thinks about it later. Luckily, her daughter and husband share her sense of humor (mostly). Best known for her stint on "Saturday Night Live" -- she was under the androgynous Pat's fat suit -- Sweeney has become a...
| Apr 18, 2013
| 10:27 AM
LAS VEGAS -- Here, in the place where his comedy franchise "The Hangover" began four years ago, Todd Phillips seems particularly at home.
While the filmmaker wasn't nearly as inebriated as the protagonists of his raunchy film series, he admitted he...
| Apr 17, 2013
| 3:08 PM
LAS VEGAS -- The cavalcade of A-list stars continued to descend upon Caesars Palace here Wednesday, as Johnny Depp turned up to wow movie theater owners at CinemaCon, days after Brad Pitt put in a surprise appearance.
Depp's arrival to tout Disney's...
| Apr 18, 2013
LAS VEGAS -- The head of the National Assn. of Theatre Owners may want Hollywood to make fewer R-rated movies, but the exhibitors at CinemaCon this week seem to be eager for more.
During nearly every studio presentation here this week, the movies...