Sign language. Mice mid-celebration. Dragons flying into snow. These are just some of the shots that have given pros a headache.
Only two movies have ever opened more poorly in 2,000+ theaters: “The Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure” and “Delgo.”
The film opens this weekend in 2,300 North American theaters.
In a year of U.S. animation box office disappointments, STX Entertainment hopes to avoid that fate with its upcoming “Playmobil: The Movie.”
STX, which is also releasing “Uglydolls,” will now release a second animated feature in the U.S. this year.
“Playmobil” will be the opening night film at Annecy 2019.
Coming in 2019.
Another key name from Disney Animation is jumping ship.
Lino DiSalvo, the head of animation on Disney’s “Frozen,” will make his directorial debut on the toy-based movie.
Disney veteran Lino DiSalvo, the head of animation on “Frozen” who gained notoriety for comments about animating women, has left Disney to join Paramount Animation as its creative director. He is also slated to direct an upcoming animated feature at the studio.
Last week we reported on the controversy sparked by Frozen’s head of animation Lino DiSalvo following his comments about the difficulties …
Disney’s Frozen won’t be released theatrically for another month-and-half, but it’s already melting into one giant slushee of controversy.