Computer-animated films

  1. Music Manager Kenneth 'Kaz' Smith Dies at 43

    May 23, 2011 7:45 PM EDT Kenneth "Kaz" Smith, a music manager at DreamWorks SKG who worked on such Oscar-winning films as "American Beauty," "Gladiator" and "Shrek," died May 3 at his Los Angeles home after a yearlong battle with br ...

  2. Beatles' 'Yellow Submarine' Remake Killed by Disney

    March 17, 2011 8:29 AM EDT The Walt Disney Co. has deep-sixed "Mars Needs Moms" producer Robert Zemeckis' planned next project for the studio, the high-profile remake of the classic Beatles film "Yellow Submarine," sources tell The Hollywood Reporte ...

  3. 'Chipmunks' Owner Sues EMI Over High-Pitched Music

    January 06, 2011 12:00 AM EST Those adorable, annoying, uber-litigious Chipmunks are at it again. Bagdasarian Prods, owner of the Alvin and the Chipmunks franchise, is suing EMI Music for allegedly failing to pay appropriate royalties on a boxed set of Chipmunks music featurin ...

  4. `Tron: Legacy' Uploads at Number 1 with $43.6 Million Opening Weekend

    December 20, 2010 12:00 AM EST LOS ANGELES - Jeff Bridges' sci-fi sequel "Tron: Legacy" has leaped to the top of the box-office grid with a $43.6 million opening weekend, according to studio estimates Sunday. The Disney release reboots the story line started in B ...

  5. 'Tron' Sequel Set To Hit $40 Million At Box Office

    December 17, 2010 12:00 AM EST Hollywood is once again overstuffing the Christmas stocking with films of all shapes and sizes, hoping to benefit from the most lucrative and intense stretch of the year at the box office. Among the four new wide releases, Disney's 3D tentpol ...

  6. Tron Earns $3.5 Million at Midnight Showings

    December 17, 2010 12:00 AM EST Disney's Tron: Legacy grossed roughly $3.5 million in midnight runs, with Imax theaters providing a record percentage of the gross, according to early estimates. Imax locations grossed roughly $1 million. That number could shift upwards once ...

  7. Daft Punk Pull Back the Curtain on 'Tron: Legacy' Soundtrack

    December 16, 2010 12:00 AM EST Few musical groups have the power to bring worlds together like robot helmet-wearing French beatmasters Daft Punk. In the '90s they merged the disparate worlds of techno and rock, the following decade, they created a dance floor quake that wa ...

  8. First Listen: 'Tron: Legacy' and 'Tangled' Soundtracks

    September 30, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Disney previewed two of their most anticipated movies of the holiday season Wednesday (Sept. 29), giving press and employees a look at the scenes and sounds from the still-under-construction "Tron: Legacy" and "Tangled." (Watch ...

  9. 'High School Musical 3' Is Top Of The Class

    October 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Disney's theatrical matriculation of "High School Musical 3: Senior Year" went deliriously well this weekend, as the telefilm-spawned sequel registered a genre-record $42 million in estimated opening grosses to top the domestic bo ...

  10. Warner/Chappell Acquires Production Music Company

    August 06, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Warner/Chappell Music has entered the high-margin production music segment of the publishing business, acquiring Non-Stop Music. The company's music has been heard recently in such trailers and movies as "Pirates of the Caribbean," ...

  11. Bonnaroo Grosses $15 Million

    June 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Featival is world's top-grossing. Featival is world's top-grossing. News ...

  12. Activision, DreamWorks Ani Set Game Deal

    November 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST DreamWorks Animation SKG signed a multiyear agreement with longtime videogame partner Activision, which will create games based on at least four additional DWA movies. LOS ANGELES (The Hollywood Reporter) -- DreamWorks Animation SKG signed a multi ...

  13. Koch To Distribute Tommy Boy Films

    August 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT North American deal starts with "We Are Family." Koch Entertainment Distribution will begin exclusively distributing Tommy Boy Films DVDs later this year in North America. The first titles under the deal will include "We Are Family, ...

  14. VSDA To Honor Vin Diesel, Patrick Swayze

    July 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Also acknowledging home video titles. Tomorrow (July 27) at the Video Software Dealers Association's annual Home Entertainment conference, the organization will honor Vin Diesel, Patrick Swayze and filmmaker Penelope Spheeris. Diesel will rec ...

  15. SEC Eyes DreamWorks Animation

    July 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Two months after disappointing Wall Street with weak sales of the "Shrek 2" DVD, DreamWorks Animation said July 11 that the Securities and Exchange Commission has launched an informal inquiry into its LOS ANGELES (The Hollywood Reporter) ...

  16. DreamWorks Animation Shareholders File Lawsuit

    June 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The fallout from disappointing sales of the "Shrek 2" DVD continues for DreamWorks Animation SKG, which acknowledged June 2 that a law firm known for filing class-action claims filed a lawsuit on beha (The Hollywood Reporter) -- The fall ...

  17. Investors Sue DreamWorks Over 'Shrek 2' DVD Sales

    June 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Suit claims company hid retailer returns. DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc. was hit Thursday (June 2) with its first shareholder lawsuit since going public: a proposed class action accusing company executives of misrepresenting DVD sales of "Shre ...

  18. New 'Shrek 2' Vid To Push 'Madagascar'

    March 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST A new home-video version of DreamWorks' "Shrek 2" will serve as a marketing tool for the studio's upcoming theatrical release "Madagascar." A new home-video version of DreamWorks' "Shrek 2" will serve a ...

  19. Shrek Sets DVD Sales Record

    November 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST DreamWorks Animation's "Shrek 2" has set a three-day DVD sales record, the company said yesterday (Nov. 8). The set moved 11 million DVDs in its first three days on shelves, in addition to 1.1 million DreamWorks Animation's &qu ...

  20. DreamWorks Animation IPO Charms Wall Street

    November 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST Star-struck Wall Street gave a dazzling welcome to DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc. on Oct. 28, sending shares of the animated film maker up more than 38% in their market debut. NEW YORK (Reuters) -- Star-struck Wall Street gave a dazzling welcome to ...

  21. Picture This

    October 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Big-bucks marketing campaigns have been set in motion for two of the fourth quarter's most anticipated DVD releases, "Shrek 2" and "Spider-Man 2." Read Jill Kipnis' column. Big-bucks marketing campaigns have been set ...

  22. Picture This

    August 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT One of the year's most anticipated video releases—animated feature "Shrek 2"—debuts Nov. 5 from DreamWorks Home Entertainment. Read Jill Kipnis' column. One of the year's most anticipated video releases¿animated feature &q ...

  23. 'Shrek 2' To Hit Vid In November

    August 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT "Shrek 2" will hit home video Nov. 5, it was announced today (Aug. 5) by DreamWorks Home Entertainment. The title will be available on VHS ($15.95) and DVD ($19.95). It is not known if the DVD version "Shrek 2" will hit home vi ...

  24. Counting Crows

    May 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The band's new cut, crafted for the "Shrek 2" soundtrack, finds them appealing to younger kids. The band's new cut, crafted for the "Shrek 2" soundtrack, finds them appealing to younger kids. News ...

  25. Movies & Music

    May 03, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Counting Crow's Adam Duritz found it an uplifting challenge to write an original soundtrack for "Shrek 2." Read Carla Hay's column. Counting Crow's Adam Duritz found it an uplifting challenge to write an original soundtrac ...

  26. Picture This

    March 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST DreamWorks Home Entertainment's DVD release of "Shrek" features a new 15-minute, 3-D animated story. DreamWorks Home Entertainment's DVD release of "Shrek" features a new 15-minute, 3-D animated story. News ...