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Disney Continues To Bet Big On Streaming; ‘Raya,’ ‘Pinocchio,’ ‘Enchanted’ Sequel & More Headed To Disney+

Hot on the heels of WarnerMedia’s announcement that every WB film in 2021 would be heading to HBO Max on the same day it arrives in theaters, Disney decided to announce what the studio plans to do with some of its big 2021 films. And yes, some of them are going straight to streaming.Read More: […]

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‘Onward’ on Track to Earn $40 Million Box Office Opening

Disney/Pixar’s “Onward” is heading for a $40 million opening weekend after making an estimated $12.1 million on Friday from 4,310 screens. While that hits the lower end of $40-45 million pre-release projections set by Disney and independent trackers, that result would still stand as one of the lowest opening weekends ever for a Pixar release.Only […]

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‘Cats’: Film Review

Back in the summer of 2015, the co-directors of Disney’s “Zootopia” went rogue, disregarding the advice of their corporate colleagues and appearing onstage at the Annecy animation festival disguised as the talking-animal cartoon’s fur-covered lead characters, an anthropomorphic rabbit and her foxy best friend. The audience ate it up, but behind the scenes, the Disney […]

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Homegrown Animated Movie ‘Nezha’ Scored $674 Million in China, but Is It a Fluke?

The tale of a young folk deity who flies around on wheels of fire has defied audience and industry expectations about the commercial potential of animation in China to become the country’s second-highest-grossing film of all time. “Nezha” has earned $674 million (Rmb 4.81 billion) since its July 26 release, putting it behind only 2017’s […]

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Disney Has Already Broken Its Own Annual Global Box Office Record With $7.6 Billion

The 2019 box office was predicted to be a year of Disney domination, and that has proven to be all too true as the studio has broken the all-time annual global box office record in just seven months thanks to Marvel films like “Avengers: Endgame” and its latest release, “The Lion King.”The previous record had […]

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PGA Awards: ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ Wins Animated Film Prize

Sony’s “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” has won the animated movie award at the Producers Guild Awards.“Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” topped “The Grinch,” “Incredibles 2,” “Isle of Dogs,” and “Ralph Breaks the Internet.” The last three PGA winners in animation – “Coco,” “Zootopia,” “Inside Out” – have also won the Oscar.The fifth season of “Last Week […]

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‘Incredibles 2’ Hits $1 Billion at Box Office Faster Than Any Animated Film

After seven weekends in theaters and with releases in several major overseas markets still to come, Disney/Pixar’s “Incredibles 2” has hit $1 billion at the global box office, doing so faster than any other animated film in history.The sequel to Brad Bird’s hit 2004 film is also the 36th film in box office history to […]

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‘Wreck-It Ralph 2’s Voice of God Revealed

‘Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2‘ has cast ‘Zootopia‘ voice actor and former Gladiator Mark “Rhino” Smith as the voice of God.Sources close to the production confirmed that the London-born actor will feature in the upcoming Disney animation and Smith recently tweeted a photo of himself “back working at #disney.”The actor is perhaps best […]

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‘Frozen 2’ Director Jennifer Lee Has Not Seen ‘Olaf’s Frozen Adventure’ Yet [Interview]

Jennifer Lee is Disney’s secret star. She’s one of the screenwriters of “Wreck-It Ralph,” she helped come up with the story for “Zootopia” and is the co-screenwriter and co-director of the Oscar-winning phenomenon “Frozen” which she is now helping shepherd to the Great White Way with “Frozen on Broadway.” This weekend her first live action […]

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