News Archive for James R Whitson

The Addams Family opens

UA/MGM’s The Addams Family opens today in 4,007 theatres according to Box Office Mojo. The critics are calling the film altogether ooky, with a 33% score at Rotten Tomatoes. Their consensus: “The Addams Family’s starry voice cast and eye-catching animation aren’t enough to outweigh its saccharine handling of the delightfully dark source material”. BOM still […]

An Addams Family history
Which actors played each creepy and kooky Addams Family member best?
Cast discusses bringing “modern issues” to animated Addams Family
Abominable opens

Dreamworks’ Abominable opens in 4,242 theatres today according to Box Office Mojo. The film is doing well with the critics, earning a 76% rating at Rotten Tomatoes. Their consensus: “Working with admittedly familiar ingredients, Abominable offers audiences a beautifully animated and overall engaging adventure that the whole family can enjoy”. BOM projects a first place […]

DreamWorks’ Marooned opens with Abominable in select theaters
Disney announces Raya and the Last Dragon
Jamie Foxx and Tina Fey to star in Pixar’s jazzy and existential Soul
Phineas and Ferb’s Disney+ movie details and title revealed
The Angry Birds Movie 2 opens

Sony’s The Angry Birds Movie 2 is now playing in 3,869 theatres according to Box Office Mojo. The film is doing well with the critics, earning 73% at Rotten Tomatoes. Their consensus: “Like its non-aerodynamic title characters, The Angry Birds Movie 2 takes improbable yet delightfully entertaining flight, landing humorous hits along the way.”

Angry Birds Movie 2 is the highest rated video game movie on Rotten Tomatoes
Lion Forge Animation launches with short Hair Love before Angry Birds sequel
Arson attack at Kyoto Animation kills more than 30 people
71st Emmy nominations announced

The nominees for the 71st Emmy Awards have been announced. The animation-related categories follow. Winners will be announced September 22, 2019 on Fox. Outstanding Animated Program Big Mouth Bob’s Burgers BoJack Horseman Come Along With Me (Adventure Time) The Simpsons Outstanding Short Form Animated Program Love, Death & Robots Robot Chicken SpongeBob SquarePants Steven Universe […]

Toy Story 4 opens

Pixar’s Toy Story 4 opens today in 4,575 theatres (the second widest opening movie ever) according to Box Office Mojo. Like every other film in the franchise, it’s a big hit with the critics, earning a stellar 98% on Rotten Tomatoes. Their consensus: “Heartwarming, funny, and beautifully animated, Toy Story 4 manages the unlikely feat […]

In defense of Pixar’s mostly solid sequels
Warner Bros. Animation previews new Looney Tunes shorts
The Secret Life of Pets 2 opens

Illumination’s The Secret Life of Pets 2 opens today in 4,561 theatres according to Box Office Mojo. The film is splitting the critics, earning a 53% at Rotten Tomatoes. Their consensus: “The Secret Life of Pets 2 doesn’t teach its animated stars any new narrative tricks — but for fans of the original, this funny, […]

Patton Oswalt on replacing Louis C.K. in Secret Life of Pets 2
Sneak peak of the new Blue’s Clues

Nickelodeon is rebooting the classic children’s show Blue’s Clues, with a new host, a new look, and a new name: Blue’s Clues and You.

Sonic director announces release pushed back to February 2020
Nick Park says new Wallace & Gromit project in the works
Disney assumes full control of Hulu in deal with Comcast