Wednesday, September 19

Animation

DreamWorks Animation Reports Third Quarter Earnings up by 17 percent

Animation, Studio
DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. today announced financial results for its third quarter ended September 30, 2014. For the quarter, the Company reported total revenue of $180.9 million and net income attributable to the Company of $11.9 million, or $0.14 per diluted share. This compares to revenue of $154.5 million and net income attributable to the Company of $10.1 million, or $0.12 per diluted share in the third quarter of 2013. (more…)

Tyler Perry releases his first animated family film

Animation
For an elderly woman, Madea has seen a lot since she first appeared in a stage play back in 1999. The fictional tough granny (created by Terry Perry, who also plays the character) has starred in movies that sent her to class reunions, witness protection and even jail. One place Perry had yet to take her, until now, was to the world of animated family film. Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Tough Love follows Madea, who after a comical run in with the law finds herself sentenced to community service. Determined to make things better, she enlists the help of Uncle Joe and Aunt Bam to rally the neighborhood kids and prevent the Mom Mabley Youth Center from closing. (more…)

Frozen, TMNT Top Costume Chart

Animation
Following big screen successes earlier in the year, Disney’sFrozen and Nickelodeon's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtlecharacters will come to life again this Halloween as some of the year's top costumes. According to National Retail Federation's Halloween Consumer Top Costumes survey, an estimated 2.6 million children plan to dress up as one of Disney’s Frozencharacters, while about 1.8 million children will dress as one of the re-imagined classic characters from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. (more…)

Kidscreen’s HOT50 results are in!

Animation, Channels, Headlines, Licensing, Merchandise, Studio
Kidscreen is thrilled to announce the results of its first-ever Hot50 ranking of leading companies in broadcasting, production, distribution, licensing and digital media. Companies were invited to submit their top achievements from the past year for consideration over the summer. And then to determine the final Hot50, Kidscreen’s community of 15,000+ magazine and newsletter subscribers were  invited to vote for their picks in each category over a three-week period earlier this month. Here are the results by category, ranked from one to 10: (more…)