News Archive for James R Whitson

Missing Link opens

Laika’s Missing Link opens today in 3,500 theatres according to Box Office Mojo. The film is a hit with critics, earning an 89% on Rotten Tomatoes. Their consensus: “Another beautifully animated triumph for Laika, Missing Link is a visual treat with lots of humor, plenty of heart, and even a little food for thought”. BOM […]

Disney+ to stream all seasons of The Simpsons at launch

“The longest-running primetime scripted series in U.S. TV history, The Simpsons, will join Disney+ when the service launches November 12th. The first 30 seasons of the animated hit will be available from day one, and the streaming service will be its exclusive SVOD home.”

Disney+ coming in November for $6.99 per month
Missing Link team reflects on years-long process behind stop-motion film
Live Scooby-Doo show heading on global, five-year arena tour
An inside look at the stop-motion animation studio Laika
DreamWorks unveils slate of film and TV programming to be previewed at Annecy
Disney-Fox deal is complete; Iger’s big swing could change media industry
Spider-Man, Bao win animation Oscars, First Man wins VFX award

Sony Animation’s Spider-Man: Into the Spider-verse won the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature this evening. It’s the first non-Disney/non-Pixar winner since 2011’s Rango. On their Twitter account the studio posed the above image and said, “There’s a hero in all of us, and we couldn’t have done it without you. Thank you to the […]

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World opens

DreamWorks’ How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World opens today in 4,259 theatres according to Box Office Mojo. The film is a hit with the critics, earning a 91% at Rotten Tomatoes. Their consensus: “The rare trilogy capper that really works, How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World brings its saga to a […]

Latest Aladdin teaser reveals Will Smith’s Genie

“A thrilling and vibrant live-action adaptation of Disney’s animated classic, Aladdin is the exciting tale of the charming street rat Aladdin, the courageous and self-determined Princess Jasmine and the Genie who may be the key to their future. Directed by Guy Ritchie, who brings his singular flair for fast-paced, visceral action to the fictitious port […]

The Lego Movie 2 opens

Warner Animation’s The Lego Movie 2 opens today in 4,303 theatres according to Box Office Mojo. The film is a hit with the critics, earning a Certified Fresh 84% at Rotten Tomatoes. Their consensus: “While it isn’t quite as much fun as its predecessor, The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part fits neatly into an […]

The Simpsons renewed for seasons 31 and 32 at Fox
Spider-Verse big winner at Annie Awards

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse was the big winner at the 46th Annual Annie Awards, winning Best Animated Feature and all the other categories is was nominated in for a seven trophy haul. Incredibles 2 came into the night with eleven nominations and left with two awards. Mary Poppins Returns also won twice. Ralph Breaks the […]

Fate of Simpsons up in air due to Disney acquisition of Fox
Oscar noms for 2018 movies announced

Nominations for the the 91st Academy Awards were announced today. The nominees for Best Animated Film are: Incredibles 2, Isle of Dogs, Mirai, Ralph Breaks the Internet, and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. The Best Animated Short Film nominees are: Animal Behaviour, Bao, Late Afternoon, One Small Step, and Weekends The Best Visual Effects nominees are: […]

Johnny Depp nominated for two Razzies for Sherlock Gnomes
Brad Bird talks Incredibles and Lasseter’s redemption
Gadot, Momoa, Robbie to voice their DCEU characters in The Lego Movie sequel
Why original Lion King writers are losing out with the remake
Universal names Margie Cohn head of DreamWorks Animation
Into the Spider-Verse wins Animated Feature Golden Globe
Netflix finds Carmen Sandiego reboot trailer
Sony releases Spider-Man: Into the Spider-verse script online
First look at Guy Ritchie’s live-action remake of Disney’s Aladdin