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Tag: The LEGO Movie
Starting in 2017, Disney’s popular retelling of the Rapunzel fairy tale comes to life as an animated TV series.
The studio behind “The Lego Movie” is growing in a big way.
The directors of “The Lego Movie” were honored for their achievements in the field of animation.
“The LEGO Movie,” “The Bigger Picture,” and “Interstellar” won BAFTA Awards tonight.
This year’s topsy-turvy animation award season shows no signs of letting up; after being shut out of the Oscars, ‘The Lego Movie’ won the Critics’ Choice Movie Award tonight for best animated feature.
A pretty much perfect response from “The LEGO Movie” co-director Phil Lord on being overlooked by the Oscars.
The nominees for the 2015 BAFTA Film Awards, the British equivalent of the Academy Awards, were announced yesterday.
The Golden Globes, handed out by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, have announced that 17 animated features are eligible for consideration this year.
The National Board of Review named ‘How to Train Your Dragon 2’ the best animated film of the year.
The New York Film Critics Circle named “The LEGO Movie” the best animated film of the year.
Laika’s “The Boxtrolls” topped the noms with a total of thirteen; the awards will be handed out January 31, 2015, in Los Angeles, California.
“The LEGO Movie,” directed by Phil Lord and Chris Miller, picked up the feature film prize at the BAFTA Children’s Awards.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences announced yesterday afternoon that 20 animated features have been submitted for Oscar consideration in the 2014 animated feature category.
With eight months of the year nearly passed, we’re beginning to get a clearer sense of who the major contenders will be in the upcoming award season.
Following the success of the “LEGO Movie”—$457 million to date—Warner Bros. is getting back into feature animation in a big way.
This weekend, Disney’s “Frozen” became the highest grossing animated film of all time. Its $1.072 billion worldwide gross has surpassed the $1.063 billion of “Toy Story 3,” which was the previous record-holder for biggest animated feature.
No new animated movies debuted in the United States this weekend, although Disney’s family-oriented “Muppets Most Wanted” opened. The film opened in second place with a disappointing $16.5 million (estimated), far below the $29.2M opening of the franchise reboot “The Muppets” in 2011. That earlier film plummeted at the box office, too, after its opening, suggesting that the Muppets franchise isn’t as relevant to kids today as it was with earlier generations.
The DreamWorks feature “Mr. Peabody & Sherman” moved from second to first place in its sophomore weekend with a modest gross of $21.2 million (estimated)
Continuing the inexplicable trend of people named Chris directing animated features, Chris McKay, the animation co-director of “The LEGO Movie,” will direct the film’s sequel, which is currently set for a May 26, 2017 release.
The DreamWorks feature “Mr. Peabody & Sherman,” directed by Rob Minkoff, opened in the United States this weekend with an estimated $32.5 million. The film settled for second place behind “300: Rise of An Empire.”
It’s a special day for directors Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee. Their film “Frozen” will win the Best Animated Feature Oscar on the day that it crosses $1 billion in global box office revenue. It becomes, along with “Toy Story 3,” only the second animated feature to achieve this distinction, and the 18th film overall.
Remember last year when the mainstream media started writing about the glut of animated features and questioning whether the industry was producing too much animation? As usual, they underestimated the animation medium and the connection that audiences have with the art form.
As anticipated, Warner Bros.’ The LEGO Movie, directed by Phil Lord and Chris Miller, destroyed the box office with a $69.1 million opening.