Japanese People Can’t Let Go of ‘Frozen’

Every time you want to stop writing about “Frozen,” it breaks another record. This weekend, the Disney smash hit remained in first place at the Japanese box office for an incomprehensible eleventh weekend in a row.

‘Muppets’ Stumble in the US, ‘Rio 2’ Is #1 in Russia

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.

Disney’s ‘Frozen’: The Acting and Performance Analysis

“Frozen” is beautiful to see, fun to sing along with and is a modern day marketing marvel, but the script has structural and performance issues that are worth examining because they impact directly on acting.

Who Is ‘Frozen”s Guardian Angel, Ryder Buck?

At the end of Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck’s acceptance speech for “Frozen,” a clearly emotional Chris Buck said, “And finally we’d like to dedicate this to our guardian angel, that’s my son Ryder Buck. Thank you, Ryder.”

Definitive Proof That Academy Voters Are Ignorant About Animation

Those of us in animation always gripe that the rest of Hollywood doesn’t care or know the first thing about animated films. There are tons of anecdotal stories to support this position, but finally, we’ve got some definitive proof. And if you think Hollywood doesn’t understand animation, it’s even worse than you could imagine.

‘Frozen’ Crosses $1 Billion Mark On The Day It Wins Oscar

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.

“LEGO Movie” Destroys Competition In It Second Weekend

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.

“Gravity” and “Frozen” Rule the VES Awards

The VES Awards, otherwise known as The Only Awards Show Where “The Lone Ranger” Can Win An Award For Something, were presented last night at the Beverly Hilton by the Visual Effects Society.

“Frozen” Jumps to Second Place In Its 10th Weekend

Boosted in part by a sing-along version that was released into theaters, Disney’s “Frozen” jumped back into second place this weekend, an amazing feat for a film now in its 10th weekend of wide release.

ASIFA-Hollywood Annie Award 2014 Winners: Complete List

ASIFA-Hollywood announced the winners of its 2014 Annie Awards ceremony tonight at UCLA’s Royce Hall. Disney’s “Frozen” won the prize for best animated feature and best directing. Disney’s “Get a Horse!” won for best short.

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