Feature Animation Year In Review: Winners And Losers

In 2022, Universal flew high while Disney floundered. Here’s a look back at which distributors will remember this year fondly and which will be hoping to improve in the coming year.

Paramount Makes A Bet on Spanish Feature Animation

Spanish feature animation is having its moment. Late in 2014, Ilion studio’s “Mortadelo y Filemón contra Jimmy el Cachondo” opened head-to-head in Spain against DreamWorks’s “Penguins of Madagascar,” and ended up grossing more than its big-budget American competitor.