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Cars 3 opens

Pixar’s Cars 3 opens today, in 4,256 theatres according to Box Office Mojo. The film is splitting the critics, earning a just fresh 64% rating from Rotten Tomatoes. Their consensus: “Cars 3 has an unexpectedly poignant story to go with its dazzling animation, suggesting Pixar’s most middle-of-the-road franchise may have a surprising amount of tread […]


Composer Randy Newman drives huge orchestra for Cars 3 score

Writer suing Disney details plot similarities in his version of Zootopia

Wallace & Gromit’s Peter Sallis dies at 96

Captain Underpants opens

Dreamworks’ Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie opens today in 3,434 theatres, according to Box Office Mojo. The film is doing very well with the critics, earning an 82% freshness rating at Rotten Tomatoes. BOM projects a second place weekend, behind Wonder Woman, with $28.8 million.


The next generation of Mexican TV animation creators

Kevin Hart talks Captain Underpants

DreamWorks moves forward on 2021 Boss Baby sequel

Poster for Hotel Transylvania short Puppy revealed

Cars 3 will pay tribute to abandoned ghost tracks

First Women in Animation World Summit to be held at Annecy

Why DC should focus on animation for its superheroes

Original Disneyland map could sell for $1 million at auction

Animation Block Party to celebrate 10th anniversary of Bee Movie with special program

First look at the characters from Sony’s holiday film The Star

Zootopia, Piper, Jungle Book earn Oscars

Disney and Pixar took home the animation Oscars at the 89th Annual Academy Awards. Byron Howard, Rich Moore, and Clark Spencer won Best Animated Feature for Zootopia. Alan Barillaro and Marc Sondheimer won Best Animated Short Film for Piper. And Robert Legato, Adam Valdez, Andrew R. Jones, and Dan Lemmon won Best Visual Effects for […]


Rock Dog opens

Summit Entertainment’s Rock Dog opens today in 2,077 theatres according to Box Office Mojo. The film is getting low to mixed reviews from the critics, scoring a 43% at Rotten Tomatoes. Box Office Prophets predicts a dismal 10th place opening weekend with just $3.7 million.


Floyd Norman and Leo Sullivan to help run Punch Animation

Shrek’s lazy example defined a studio and changed animation

Nick short The Fairly Odd Phantom is a Butch Hartman reunion

Take a video tour of Pixar

Jorge Garcia talks about preparing for Rock Dog role

First cast photo from the Han Solo movie released

Lego Batman director answers burning questions


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