Cartoons and Animation
Feb 25, 2013 07:43 EST
Anne Hathaway won an Oscar on her second nomination Sunday, confirming her status as one of Hollywood's brightest acting talents -- and an astonishingly powerful singer who "Dreamed a Dream."
Feb 15, 2013 11:31 EST
The makers of the new DreamWorks 3-D animated movie "The Croods", including stars Nicolas Cage and Emma Stone, said Friday they're ready to turn it into the studio's next sequels juggernaut.
Jan 22, 2013 16:28 EST
A 27-year-old man was ordered Tuesday to spend six months in a live-in rehabilitation center for stalking Hollywood actress Mila Kunis, as well as to keep away from the "Black Swan" star.
Jan 10, 2013 22:57 EST
Organizers of the annual Oscars ceremony have made little secret of their desire to reach a younger, edgier audience. And they are hoping this year's host Seth MacFarlane can hit the right spot.
Dec 26, 2012 19:00 EST
Yeardley Smith, who plays Lisa on 'The Simpsons,' has pledged $25K to fight California's gay marriage ban. Yeardley Smith, the French-born actress best know for playing the voice of Lisa Simpson on Fox's animated series The Simpsons, has pledged up to $25,000 to the group challenging the constitutionality of Proposition 8, California's gay marriage ban. The American Foundation for Equal Rights (AFER) announced the gift in an email to supporters on Thursday. ?My friend and AFER supporter Yeardley Smith stepped up to help us reach our $50,000 goal by the end of the year,? wrote Dustin Lance Black, an AFER founding board member and the writer of the film Milk and the play 8. ?She'll match every donation we receive until we hit our target. We're so close and we need your help to get there.? In Hollingsworth v. Perry, AFER is representing two gay couples who wish to marry but cannot because of Proposition 8, the 2008 voter-approved constitutional amendment which limits marriage to heterosex
Dec 17, 2012 22:21 EST
A Hollywood premiere of notoriously violent director Quentin Tarantino's latest film "Django Unchained" was canceled, the latest such response to the Connecticut school massacre.
Dec 17, 2012 14:58 EST
Film premieres and TV shows have been canceled or postponed as a tribute to the Connecticut school shooting victims, and even sports events have been modified to share in the mourning.
Dec 14, 2012 11:07 EST
Finnish mobile gaming company Rovio said on Friday that a movie based on its hit game "Angry Birds" could result in the group establishing an animation studio rivalling global giant Walt Disney.
Dec 14, 2012 01:29 EST
Oscar-winning Japanese animator Hayao Miyazaki's first film in five years -- a wartime romance -- will be released next year, its distributor has said.
Nov 07, 2012 19:00 EST
Comedian Tom Arnold plays the voice of a gay beaver in the new animated series 'Man Man Beaver'. Comedian Tom Arnold plays the voice of a gay beaver in the new animated series Man Man Beaver. In the comedy, Beaver fights for his right to marry both his male partners Thomas and Julian. Sam Seder, the producer and host of Majority Report, plays the voice of Thomas, while Nathan Lee Graham (Zoolander, Sweet Home Alabama) plays the role of Julian. Producers say the animated series was inspired by Rick Santorum's comments comparing gay marriage to bestiality and polygamy. In the premiere episode, titled I'm With The Black Guy, Julian runs for mayor of Gay Street against Mitt Romney. (The video is embedded on this page. Visit our video library for more videos.) Man Man Beaver was co-created by Josh Sugarman and Brandon Yankowitz, the team behind the films Trophy Kids and Dear Friends, With Love. Sugarman and Yankowitz said Man Man Beaver is ?as much about supporting the struggle for equal ri
Oct 28, 2012 20:00 EDT
Sir Ian McKellen is set to play gay in an upcoming British television series. Sir Ian McKellen is set to play gay in an upcoming British television series. McKellen will star opposite Sir Derek Jacobi in the sitcom Vicious Old Queens, a comedy about an elderly gay couple living in Covent Garden, The British Comedy Guide reported. Both Jacobi and and McKellen are gay in real life. Vicious Old Queens will be 6 30-minute episodes set to air on ITV. It is written by Gary Janetti, a former writer and executive producer of the Fox animated series Family Guy and NBC's Will & Grace. The British show is set to premiere in April of next year. There are currently no plans to broadcast the series in the United States. (Related: Ian McKellen calls being closeted ?choking? a part of yourself.) ?
Oct 13, 2012 14:06 EDT
Czech animator and puppeteer Bretislav Pojar, a two-time Cannes winner known for his short films starring a teddy bear duo, died in Prague at the age of 89, the CTK news agency said Saturday.
Oct 05, 2012 16:52 EDT
Black and white, old-fashioned stop-motion animation but in 3D: cinema's past and future combine in Tim Burton's "Frankenweenie," which the Gothic filmmaker says was inspired by his childhood.
Oct 01, 2012 13:04 EDT
"Family Guy" creator Seth MacFarlane is to host the 2013 Oscars awards show in February, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced Monday.
Sep 24, 2012 18:02 EDT
Cop drama "End of Watch" topped the North American box office on its debut weekend, edging out Clint Eastwood's latest film and horror flick "House at the End of the Street," data showed Monday.
Aug 30, 2012 11:56 EDT
A Russian national channel said Thursday it would censor "The Simpsons" cartoon series to comply with a new law banning scenes of violence, drinking and smoking before a late evening watershed.
Aug 21, 2012 04:17 EDT
US actress and comedian Phyllis Diller -- who in the 1960s helped pave the way for female comics in Hollywood -- died Monday at her Los Angeles home at age 95, her manager told AFP.
Aug 16, 2012 20:00 EDT
Citing the need to protect children, Ukraine wants to ban children's shows 'SpongeBob SquarePants' and 'Teletubbies'. Citing the need to protect children, Ukraine's National Commission for the Protection of Morality wants to ban children's shows SpongeBob SquarePants and Teletubbies. According to the Ukrainian newspaper Ukrainskaya Pravda, the commission declared that the cartoon character SpongeBob SquarePants is gay and that the British BBC children's television series Teletubbies ?deliberately aims to create subnormal [men] who spend all day in front of the television with their mouths open swallowing all types of information.? Such behavior, the commission claimed, is linked to the ?psychology of losers.? Other shows such as The Simpsons, Family Guy, Pokemon and Futurama are ?projects aimed at the destruction of the family, and the promotion of drugs and other vices.? The commission cites ?a real threat to children? in proposing a nationwide ban on the series. ?
Aug 07, 2012 12:04 EDT
The Batman film "The Dark Knight Rises" topped the North American box office for a third consecutive week despite last month's mass shooting at a US screening, industry figures showed Monday.
Aug 05, 2012 18:17 EDT
The Batman film "The Dark Knight Rises" topped the North American box office for a third consecutive week despite last month's mass shooting at a screening, industry estimates showed Sunday.