Comic Riffs: Disney Pixar

Posted at 01:08 PM ET, 03/23/2012

THE RANT: ‘JOHN CARTER’s’ MASSIVE FALLOUT: Who’s to blame for Disney’s ‘$200-million’ bomb

Who’s to blame for Disney’s ‘$200-million’ bomb?

By Michael Cavna  |  01:08 PM ET, 03/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:53 PM ET, 09/25/2011

BOX OFFICE: ‘Lion King (3-D)’ holds off ‘Moneyball’ to retain weekend crown

Disney’s re-release of Oscar-winning animated classic holds offs “Moneyball,” grossing $22.1-million in its second weekend out.

By Michael Cavna  |  01:53 PM ET, 09/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:16 PM ET, 09/18/2011

BOX OFFICE: ‘Lion King (3-D)’ ascends box-office throne with $29.3M weekend

In a win for hand-drawn feature animation, re-release of 1994 Disney film wins weekend with $29.3M domestic box office, easily dethroning “Contagion.”

By Michael Cavna  |  01:16 PM ET, 09/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:43 PM ET, 12/12/2010

The case for Oscar: 'TOY STORY 3' named among AFI's TOP 10 for 2010

"Toy Story 3" continues to strengthen its case for an Oscar bid as Best Picture. The American Film Institute on Sunday named the Disney/Pixar 3-D feature as one of its best 10 movies of 2010 -- the sole animation...

By Michael Cavna  |  07:43 PM ET, 12/12/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:45 PM ET, 12/06/2010

THE ANNIES: DreamWorks, Disney/Parker lead animation nominations

In what could be a bellwether for the Oscars race, the Best Animated Feature contenders have just been announced for the 38th annual Annie Awards. In announcing all its nominations Monday, the International Animated Film Society, ASIFA-Hollywood said the...

By Michael Cavna  |  01:45 PM ET, 12/06/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 11/28/2010

When 'Harry' Met Rapunzel: 'TANGLED' debut edged by Potter at box office

As lustrous as it was at the box office, the hair couldn't quite beat Harry. Disney's Rapunzel tale, "Tangled," trailed the seventh Harry Potter film by a whisker at the top of the weekend's domestic box office -- $49.1-million...

By Michael Cavna  |  01:30 PM ET, 11/28/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:45 PM ET, 09/06/2010

QUICK HIT: Tantalizing pix from Pixar's canceled film 'NEWT'

(images courtesy of Disney Pixar) Here's the newt we'll now never see in motion. For two years, of course, we heard word of Disney/Pixar's "Newt," the tale of two blue-footed amphibians that was due in 2012. Then the announcement...

By Michael Cavna  |  02:45 PM ET, 09/06/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:15 PM ET, 06/27/2010

'TOY STORY 3' repeats as the weekend's box office champ [UPDATED]

UPDATE: The CGI toys who watch their boy owner grow up beat the grownups who act like boys this weekend at the domestic box office. "Toy Story 3" grossed $59-million to stay No.-1, one week after it debuted with...

By Michael Cavna  |  04:15 PM ET, 06/27/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:01 PM ET, 06/21/2010

BOX OFFICE: Pixar's 'Toy Story 3' dominates weekend with $110M debut [UPDATED]

MONDAY UPDATE: "Toy Story 3" got a million-dollar boost from Monday's final weekend box-office numbers. The third film in the Pixar trilogy grossed $110.3-million domestically, holding its spot as the second biggest animated debut ever and the biggest June...

By Michael Cavna  |  05:01 PM ET, 06/21/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 06/17/2010

'Riffs Interview: How Michael Arndt went from celebrity assistant to 'TOY STORY 3' screenwriter in two moves

Michael Arndt is a skilled enough screenwriter to have already won an Oscar, but still you've got to wonder: Could he, for all this talent, write his own success story? Were he to script his real-life rise to Hollywood's...

By Michael Cavna  |  10:00 AM ET, 06/17/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)