| May 30, 2012
| 7:08 PM
The lush, verdant look of the Scottish highlands that serve as the backdrop for Pixar Animation Studio's forthcoming release, "Brave," was powered by new technology.
But it also came with a heftier price tag than Pixar's 2010 box office smash, "Toy Story...
| May 31, 2012
| 5:09 PM
Dick Beals, a voice actor best known for injecting youthful enthusiasm into the character of Speedy Alka-Seltzer in mid-20th century television commercials for the pain remedy, has died. He was 85.
Beals, whose radio and television career spanned seven...
| Jun 10, 2012
| 9:16 AM
Two new 3-D films each debuted with $50 million or more at the box office this weekend, jumpstarting ticket sales at the multiplex after weeks of lackluster business.
The weekend's winner was the animated "Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted,"which opened...
| Jun 24, 2012
| 9:12 AM
It was a highly animated weekend at the box office, as moviegoers spent more than $85 million to see both "Brave" and "Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted."
"Brave" is the 13th film from Pixar Animation to open in the No. 1 position at the multiplex, as...
| Jun 29, 2012
| 8:42 PM
If the 2012 class of Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences invitees seemed a tad more diverse than in past years, you weren't imagining things. Academy officials say 14% of the 176 new invitees are people of color, an increase over 2011, when the...
| Sep 13, 2012
| 1:30 PM
“Finding Nemo’s” 3-D re-release should go swimmingly at the box office this weekend, as the animated film is expected to debut at No. 1.
The reformatted version of the kids' flick will likely open with around $30 million in ticket...
| Sep 16, 2012
| 9:03 AM
A 3-D version of “Finding Nemo” was expected to dominate the box office upon its debut, but the animated film sank to the runner-up position at the multiplex this weekend.
Instead, “Resident Evil: Retribution,” the fifth...
| Sep 27, 2012
| 12:40 PM
"Hotel Transylvania" will suck the life out of its rivals at the box office this weekend, as the animated monster flick is set to dominate ticket sales.
The 3-D film should easily claim the No. 1 position with a solid debut of around $35 million,...
| Jul 15, 2012
| 9:18 AM
20th Century Fox can chill out today, as the fourth installment of the studio's animated "Ice Age" franchise easily debuted in the No. 1 spot at the box office this weekend.
"Ice Age: Continental Drift," the only new movie to hit theaters nationwide this...
| Jul 30, 2012
| 12:26 PM
Inner-City Arts, the nonprofit arts education organization in the Skid Row area of downtown Los Angeles, is receiving a donation of $250,000 from DreamWorks Animation, the organizations said Monday.
The grant covers a five-year period and will go to...
| Aug 7, 2012
| 8:31 AM
After the coffee. Before wishing I didn't have to wait until next year to see 'The Great Gatsby.'
The Skinny: Warner Bros. announced Monday that it was bumping the release of its "The Great Gatsby" adaptation from Christmas to summer 2013, and I'm...