Tag: Warner Bros.

Despicable Me 3 opens to mixed reactions

Despicable Me 3 opens to mixed reactions

Animation
Despicable Me 3 the latest installment of the animated crime adventure series opened at the top of the North American box office amid great expectations. However, in the midst of mixed reviews, the film fell short of expectations that the industry had in weekend ticket sales. The film has Steve Carell voicing for the despicable bad guy-turned-protagonist Gru and his twin brother Dru - in the film. The Universal film also features Kristen Wiig as Gru's wife Lucy and South Park co-creator Trey Parker as Balthazar Bratt, a former child star and evil villain whose fashion sense is suck in the '80s. The film roped in $75.4 million in its opening weekend, according to industry tracker Exhibitor Relations. This shows that the film will fall short of predictions that it would breach at least...
DC Super Hero Girls to air on CN in 2018

DC Super Hero Girls to air on CN in 2018

Animation
The three stars of Cartoon Network’s upcoming toon series DC Super Hero Girls namely Diana, Kara and Barbara are teenage girls trying to balance superpowers and secret identities like managing a social life. It will air on the network in 2018. Production has started of DC Super Hero Girls, an all-new animated action-comedy series from Warner Bros. Featuring fresh character designs and storytelling from Emmy Award-winning producer Lauren Faust, DC Super Hero Girls will come up on Cartoon Network in 2018. The not-so-typical teenagers along with their superhero friends have much more to deal with than just protecting the citizens of Metropolis from some of the most sinister school-aged super villains of the DC Universe. After all, being teens is tough enough what with school, friends, f
Next Scooby film pushed back for 2020

Next Scooby film pushed back for 2020

Animation
The wait for our dear detective pup Scooby has got a little longer with Warner Bros. recently announcing that the release date for the Scooby-Doo’s animated movie has been pushed back from 2018 to 2020. Hence, Scooby-Doo fans will have a wait for a few more years to witness the mystery solving detectives on the big screen again! The film is being directed by Emmy-nominated, animation veteran Tony Cervone of Space Jam fame. He will be joined by Dax Shepard, who is currently helming and writing the studio’s upcoming comedy CHiPs. The movie was announced way back in 2015 and was slated for a 21 September, 2018 release. There have been two live-action movies from the franchise namely 2002’s Scooby-Doo and 2004’s Scooby-Doo: Monsters Unleashed. While the first film generated around $275 mil
Warner Bros. ties up with IMAX for VR experience of Justice League

Warner Bros. ties up with IMAX for VR experience of Justice League

Uncategorized, VR
Going by its new trailer, the upcoming Justice League movie looks very bad. In fact, it could be mistaken for its own parody film. But, that’s not stopping Warner Bros. from exploring all possible media tie-ups to capitalise on what it hopes will be its success at the box office including using virtual reality. The VR project Warner Bros. has planned for Justice League includes a series of original VR experiences, created in association with IMAX and with an exclusive first launch window in IMAX’s new VR centers. In addition to a VR tie-up for Justice League itself, IMAX and Warner Bros. will also be creating unique VR features for Aquaman, and for a third disastrous DC comics movie, the name of which would be revealed later. These will provide content fodder for IMAX’s VR Centres, t
This year’s Animayo Festival dedicated to women

This year’s Animayo Festival dedicated to women

Animation, Events
This year, the 12th summit, conferences and International Film Festival Animayo, that will be held on the  paradisiacal island of Gran Canaria from May 2 to 6 this year, is to be dedicated to the women folk. The organisers of the said awards have announced a programme entirely dedicated to women working in animation, visual effects and video games. The week’s activities will pay tribute to great talents of these industries, focus on work by women, and foster the growth of opportunities for and representation of women in these fields. While events across the world are increasingly spotlighting women’s contributions and challenges with special programming, Animayo has decided to go full-bore to demonstrate that work by women in the audiovisual sector is important and remarkable enough t
Australian Toy Association awards presented

Australian Toy Association awards presented

Events, Toys and Games
The Australian Toy Association gave away awards to its 2017 Product of the Year award winners at this week’s Australian Toy Fair being held in Melbourne from March 5 to 8. The Association handed out 19 awards including the coveted Toy of the Year prize that was taken away by collectible LOL Surprise Tots Dolls by Headstart International. As a matter of fact, Headstart picked up most of the awards of the night with four trophies. Shopkins maker Moose Toys took away two awards including collectible range of the Year for its Cutie Cars Shopkins and Craft & Activity Toy of the Year with the Oonies Starter Pack. Here goes this year’s winners: Toy of the Year – LOL Surprise Tots Doll (Headstart International) Australian Development Award – Baby Secrets (Headstart International) Actio
DC launches Super Hero Girls Stationery line

DC launches Super Hero Girls Stationery line

Licensing, Merchandise
Pyramid International and Warner Bros. Consumer Products, on behalf of DC Entertainment, has launched the UK’s first stationery range for DC Super Hero Girls. The all-new universe features iconic DC female Super Heroes including Wonder Woman, Supergirl and Batgirl to inspire girls to be smart, courageous and empowered to be and everyday Super Hero. Designed with girls aged 6-12 years in mind, Pyramid’s range of licensed DC Super Hero Girls stationery features high quality, colourful notebooks in a variety of sizes including A4, A5 and A6. Plus, three stationery sets, a range of pens, highlighters, pencil cases and a collapsible storage box are all available. Mordy Benaiah, Licensing Director at Pyramid International, said, “We are so excited to introduce the first range of DC Super H

Batman: The Killing Joke Marks The First R-rated Animation Flick!

Animation
Warner Bros latest animated flick Batman: the Killing Joke has secured an R-rating; this unprecedented event has hardly taken anyone by surprise given the fact that much prior to the release of the film, Warner Bros had apprised the audiences about it.  “The Killing Joke marks the first film in the DC Universe Original Movie franchise to receive an R rating, and the second Batman movie to do so,” Entertainment Weekly said. (more…)

Turner Globalizes Kids’ Content Strategy

Animation, Channels, Headlines
New approach will see the studio's international and U.S. divisions work more closely. Turner International is forging a new joint approach with its U.S. operation for the kids' and general entertainment businesses, as the company adopts a more global approach to content strategy. The strengthened relationship comes as Turner doubles its investment in programming and content. Other recent initiatives in the company's evolving kids' offering include the re-positioning of the Boomerang network over the last year as a second international, all-animation, family-skewed kids’ channel alongside Cartoon Network; the implementation of a global programming deal for Boomerang with Warner Bros.; and an expanded GE footprint with the launch of TNT into new markets. (more…)