Tag: Frozen

Toys ‘R’ Us & Walmart reveals holiday season plans

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The sight of snow is still a couple months away, but Toys ‘R’ Us and Walmart are already prepping US shoppers for the holiday season. This year, the company foresees licensed  products from Disney’s Frozen, and Nick’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Paw Patrol as the ones to watch. The properties will benefit from prominent shop-in-shop placement in TRU stores nationwide, featuring exclusive merchandise. (more…)

Paramount Animation Names DiSalvo Creative Director

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Paramount Animation has named veteran animator Lino DiSalvo as its new creative director. The announcement was made by Adam Goodman, president of the Paramount Film Group, which oversees animation for the studio. DiSalvo moves to Paramount following a 16-year stint at Walt Disney Animation Studios, where he most recently served as head of animation on the Oscar-winning film, Frozen. In his new role, DiSalvo will be assisting Goodman and the Paramount Animation team to build a “world-class” feature animation studio. “From its inception, we have aspired to work with the industry’s greatest artists and storytellers, and Lino’s addition to our little animation family is thrilling given his incredible talent,” said Goodman. “CG animation is still in its earliest days and his extraordinary art

Disney Animation’s Andrew Millstein on a ‘Frozen’ Sequel and the Studio’s Next Marvel Collaboration

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The executive VP and GM of the re-energized unit talks about the popularity of "Frozen" and its soundtrack, whether there's a rivalry with Pixar and plans for the comic-based "Big Hero 6."  Walt Disney Animation Studios is on a roll that began with 2010's Tangled and continued with 2012's Wreck-It Ralph. And now with Frozen -- the $150 million movie has grossed $914 million worldwide -- Disney's re-energized animation unit is even overshadowing its corporate sibling at Pixar. Andrew Millstein, 53, who oversees day-to-day operations of the 800-person animation unit, credits the changes that Pixar chiefs JohnLasseter and Ed Catmull put in place when they took on the additional titles of chief creative officer and president of Disney Animation, respectively, after Disney acquired Pixar for $

Disney Announces an All-New Sing-along ‘Frozen’

Animation, Headlines
Disney announces the return of ‘Frozen’ to theaters with an all-new sing-along version on January 21 Frozen audiences are invited to join the act—literally—as more than 1000 theaters nationwide introduce an all-new sing-along version of Disney’s Oscar-nominated, Golden Globe-winning big-screen adventure beginning Jan. 31, 2014. “Frozen fans have embraced the film’s original songs and its soundtrack with such passion—there are countless YouTube videos from people singing songs like ‘Let It Go’—we decided to create a version that would celebrate that enthusiasm,” said Dave Hollis, executive vice president, theatrical distribution, The Walt Disney Studios. (more…)

Box Office Report: Disney’s ‘Frozen’ Crosses $800 Million

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Disney blockbuster Frozen continues to make headlines in its tenth week at the box office as it crosses the $800 million mark globally; animated family comedy The Nut Job nabs third place with $12.3 million. In a double victory for Universal, holdovers Ride Along and Lone Survivor remained at the top of the box office chart this past weekend. Starring Kevin Hart and Ice Cube, Ride Along made $21.2 million over its sophomore weekend for a total of $75.4 million and a first-place finish, while Peter Berg’s Afghanistan war drama, Lone Survivor -- now in its fifth week out -- made $12.6 million for a total of $93.6 million. (more…)