Animation

  • Animation Dec 1, 2019

    ‘Frozen 2’ Ices Competition Again With Record Thanksgiving

    “Frozen 2” kept a wintry wind at its back in its second week, setting a Thanksgiving record with a whopping box office bounty, while newcomer “Knives Out” found its own broad audience. Disney’s new set of adventures for Anna, Elsa and Olaf brought in $85.3 million in the U.S. and Canada over the weekend and earned an unprecedented $132.7 million...

  • Thanksgiving Nov 24, 2019

    ‘Frozen 2’ Heats Up Box Office With $127M Opening Weekend

    Six years after “Frozen” kicked up a pop-culture blizzard, the sequel to Elsa, Anna and Olaf’s adventures snowed-in the box office with an estimated $127 million debut domestically and $350.2 million worldwide, according to studio estimates Sunday. The opening for the Walt Disney Co.’s “Frozen 2” buried several records. It’s the highest-grossing debut ever for any animated film globally. It...

  • head Nov 18, 2019

    Study Sees Future for Hibernating Astronauts

    Just watch out for aliens, right? The European Space Agency says putting astronauts into a state of suspended animation could make it easier to reach other planets. The agency said Monday that its researchers examined how hibernation would affect the design of a crewed mission to Mars and concluded that it could help to significantly shrink the size of spacecraft.

  • Animation Nov 12, 2019

    Disney Plus Suffers Technical Errors on Launch Day as Company Joins Streaming Fray

    Disney’s brand-new streaming service Disney Plus may be a victim of its own success. The $7-a-month service offering an array of Disney classics and new shows suffered some technical difficulties hours after launching at 3 a.m. E.T. on Tuesday. Users began reporting issues with the service on Twitter early Tuesday morning.

  • Animation Nov 12, 2019

    Disney+ Enters Streaming Wars

    The “streaming wars” officially have a major new player. Disney+ joined the fray Tuesday morning, presenting a big, new rival for established players such as Netflix and Hulu.

  • Los Angeles Oct 19, 2019

    ’The Casagrandes’ Extols Mexican American Life Via Animation

    “The Casagrandes,” Nickelodeon’s new original animated series that centers around an 11-year-old girl trying to survive a big city, is one of the first cartoons in the U.S. to feature a multigenerational Mexican American family. The long-awaited spin-off from the network’s popular animation series, “The Loud House,” premiered Monday and comes as more networks are taking chances on Latino-themed shows....

  • City News Service Sep 14, 2019

    Creative Arts Emmys Begin Saturday

    Categories primarily related to reality, variety, animation and documentary programming will be presented Saturday.

  • head Aug 28, 2019

    Fall Preview: The Women Behind Elsa on ‘Frozen 2’

    Years after “Frozen” came out, some of us still can’t walk through our home without accidentally prompting “Let it Go” to erupt from some unseen toy. Elsa never really left us. But she’s back.

  • Anaheim Aug 24, 2019

    Here’s What We Learned About Disney’s Upcoming Films at the D23 Expo

    Disney is the king of the box office. The company, which houses a half dozen studios under its film umbrella, has hauled in nearly $8 billion globally since January, and still has three more film releases before the end of the year. On Saturday, the company gave fans more to feast on. In addition to providing information about already announced...

  • Oscars Aug 17, 2019

    ‘Who Framed Roger Rabbit’ Animator Richard Williams Has Died

    Richard Williams, a Canadian-British animator whose work on the bouncing cartoon bunny in “Who Framed Roger Rabbit” helped blur the boundaries between the animated world and our own, has died. He was 86 years old. The Oscar-winning artist died from cancer at his home in Bristol, England, on Friday, his daughter Natasha Sutton Williams said Saturday. Williams’ career straddled the...

  • California Jul 25, 2019

    Map: See 30 Years of Earthquakes in California

    When Southern California was rattled by strong back-to-back earthquakes in July, it marked the region’s strongest shaking in years. But along with familiar names — like Loma Prieta and Northridge — that can evoke frightening memories, there are thousands of earthquakes each year in California that are too small to be felt. So, what do those earthquakes look like when...

  • Animation Jul 21, 2019

    Police Get Arrest Warrant as Survivor Recalls Kyoto Arson

    Japanese police have obtained an arrest warrant for a suspect as soon as he regains consciousness from injuries in a deadly arson at a Kyoto anime studio. Kyoto police said Sunday they are ready to arrest 41-year-old Shinji Aoba on arson and murder allegations. Aoba is accused of storming Kyoto Animation’s No. 1 studio Thursday, setting it on fire and...

  • Europe Jul 20, 2019

    Suspect in Japan Anime Studio Arson Reportedly Had Grudge

    The man suspected of setting ablaze a beloved Japanese animation studio, killing 34 people, was raging about theft and witnesses and media reported he had a grudge against the company, as questions arose why such mass killings keep happening in the country. Police only have said the suspect Shinji Aoba, 41, who is hospitalized with severe burns and unable to...

  • Animation Jul 19, 2019

    Police Search KyoAni Studio Where Fire Killed 33

    Japanese police are searching for clues into why a man set a Kyoto anime studio on fire, gutting the building and crushing the hearts of many comic fans around the world. The man, screaming “You die!” stormed into Kyoto Animation on Thursday, doused it with a flammable liquid and set it on fire, killing 33 people and injuring 36 others....

  • Allie Weintraub Jul 18, 2019

    Man Shouting ‘You Die!’ Kills 33 at Japan Anime Studio

    A man screaming “You die!” burst into an animation studio in Kyoto, doused it with a flammable liquid and set it on fire Thursday, killing 33 people in an attack that shocked the country and brought an outpouring of grief from anime fans. Thirty-six others were injured, some of them critically, in a blaze that sent people scrambling up the...

  • Jul 1, 2019

    See Inside: Hello Kitty Art Exhibition Celebrates the Famous Feline’s 45th Anniversary

    A new art exhibition at the Corey Helford Gallery in Los Angeles “examines the world of Hello Kitty and her influence on popular culture.” The Hello Kitty 45th Anniversary Group Show is open now through Aug. 3.

  • Los Angeles Jul 9, 2019

    Hello Kitty Art Exhibition on Display in DTLA

    A new art exhibition at the Corey Helford Gallery in Los Angeles “examines the world of Hello Kitty and her influence on popular culture.” The Hello Kitty 45th Anniversary Group Show is open now through Aug. 3.

  • NBCUniversal Inc. Jun 30, 2019

    73-Year-Old Hiker Missing for a Week Found Alive

    A 73-year-old man who had been missing for a week was found alive. Kim Tobin reports for NBC4 News at 6 p.m. on June 29, 2019.

  • Captain Jun 23, 2019

    ‘Toy Story 4’ Opens Big But Below Expectations With $118M

    “Toy Story 4” brought the box office to life with a $118 million opening weekend after a three-week slump of underperforming sequels, but the Pixar film’s below-expectations debut didn’t quell continuing concerns about a rocky summer movie season. The “Toy Story 4” opening, according to studio estimates Sunday, ranks as the fourth highest animated film opening ever, not accounting for...

  • Captain Jun 23, 2019

    ‘Toy Story 4’ Opens Big But Below Expectations With $118M

    “Toy Story 4” brought the box office to life with a $118 million opening weekend after a three-week slump of underperforming sequels, but the Pixar film’s below-expectations debut didn’t quell continuing concerns about a rocky summer movie season. The “Toy Story 4” opening, according to studio estimates Sunday, ranks as the fourth highest animated film opening ever, not accounting for...

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