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“Wreck-It Ralph” topped the box office at $49.1 million to achieve the highest-grossing opening weekend in Walt Disney Animation history.
DreamWorks Animation CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg’s annual base salary will increase 150% from $1 million a year to $2.5 million under a contract extension reached with the studio.
The Humane Society of the United States has teamed up with Academy Award-winning film company Aardman Animations to produce a four-minute animated children’s film titled “A Pig’s Tale” exposing problems with factory farming from the perspective of a piglet named Ginger.
“Delhi Safari,” directed by Nikhil Advani, will be in theaters across the United States in the top 20 regional markets featured on over 70 screens starting December 7, Applied Art Productions announced Wednesday.
The National Film Board of Canada is launching the sixth edition of Get Animated!, bringing many of the country’s finest and funniest animated films to communities across Canada in celebration of International Animation Day (Sunday, October 28).
There is a new poster making the rounds on the Internets featuring Ryan Gosling in a new Ron Howard film called Walt. The poster features Gosling as Walt busy scribbling away in a train car, with Mickey in the clouds outside the window. Looks like a good film, but there is only one problem– it is a fake.
South Korean director Kim Jin-man’s “Noodle Fish” was named Best Animated Short in the Short Films Competition program at the 29th Warsaw Film Festival.
Acclaimed soprano Renee Fleming has performed the original song “Still Dream” on the soundtrack for the upcoming Rise of the Guardians, DreamWorks Animation announced.
Ontario’s Waterloo Festival for Animated Cinema has announced the first 12 films of the 12th edition of the festival, which runs from November 15 to 18.
The lineup showcases the increasingly powerful voice that feature animation has in world cinema today. A unique film festival celebrating the artistry of animated feature films, the Waterloo Festival showcase is one of the most comprehensive public exhibitions for animated feature films in the world.
“The Birthday Cake Polka” was a favorite song performed by much-loved “Sheriff” John Rovick, who emceed the daily show Cartoon Time from 1952 to 1970 on KTTV 11 in Los Angeles.
Iconic Lotpot comic characters Motu and Patlu come to life in the first animated 3D series Motu Patlu. Produced by Maya Digital Studios in India, Nickelodeon is airing the ground-breaking series starting October 16th.
The Rome Film Festival (Festival Internazionale del Film di Roma, November 9 to 17, Auditorium Parco della Musica) and Vanity Fair will award the new Vanity Fair International Award for Cinematic Excellence this year to Rise of the Guardians, the latest 3D film by DreamWorks Animation SKG.
Several animated productions and co-productions of the National Film Board of Canada will be screening at the 41st edition of the Festival du Nouveau Cinéma, to be held in Montreal from October 10 to 21.
A recently premiered short animated film from the NFB is in official competition: Edmond Was a Donkey (Papy3D Productions/ARTE France/NFB), directed by Franck Dion. The film is screening in Quebec for the first time, as are the remarkable Kali the Little Vampire (Folimage Studios/Ciclope Filmes/NFB/Studio GDS), directed by Regina Pessoa, and L’automne de Pougne (Folimage Studio – Foliascope/Piwi+/Carpe Diem Film & TV/NFB), directed by Pierre-Luc Granjon and Antoine Lanciaux.
After opening at the top of Italy’s box office this past weekend, Fox’s Ice Age: Continental Drift — also known as Ice Age 4 — now holds the record for the highest-grossing animated movie ever to be released abroad.
Sony Pictures Animation is set to take a big bite out of weekend box office with the release of the animated film Hotel Transylvania. Bets are on that the 3D film will slide to an easy victory in the weekend race to sales, with estimates raising as high as 35 million for the film.