With the first-look deal becoming less and less popular, even big-name pic producers are finding studio love harder to hold onto amid a rockier Hollywood landscape. Universal is emblematic of the…
Investments propel domestic producers, distribs and exhibitors
It's been another strong year for toon features, both creatively and at the box office. The Globes can nominate five and here are the HFPA's short list of 12 contenders.
Domestic Film DAILY
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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles1Daily:$7.6M Cumulative:$79.8M Paramount Pictures 13.49%
Guardians of the Galaxy
Guardians of the Galaxy2Daily:$6.6M Cumulative:$188.5M Disney 23.68%
Into the Storm
Into the Storm3Daily:$2.1M Cumulative:$21.1M Warner Brothers / New Line 21.06%
"Rio" helmer Carlos Saldanha, whose Brazilian roots inspired the look and soundtrack of 20th Century Fox's toon, has inked an exclusive five-year production and development deal with the studio.
Nominees include "Man or Muppet" from "The Muppets" and "Real in Rio" from "Rio."
The film, which inspired the popular Angry Birds spin-off video game app (also named "Rio"), "was a love letter to (Saldanha's) home town," says Powell, who earned an Oscar nom last year for his…
Not many cities come with their own signature sound, but then again, not many cities are Rio de Janeiro, where, in the new 3D animated movie "Rio," birds launch into song, bolstered by the rhythms of…
Brazil-set toon strikes a canny balance between parent-pleasing and kid-skewed humor.
Pic could prove the third time really is the charm.
"Ice Age: The Meltdown" is an entirely serviceable follow-up to the 2002 hit that will thoroughly amuse kids and get a rise or two out of parents as well. Graced by vibrant CGI images and sly…