Monthly Archives: February 2014

PES Sells Jewelry With Surreal, Morbid ‘Black Gold’

Leave it to PES, the whiz of the very-short short, to use the visual of a decomposing woman being colonized by insects as a way to sell earrings and brooches.

Disney Just Released ‘Frozen’ and ‘Get A Horse!’ on iTunes

The window between theatrical releases and home entertainment distribution continues to shrink. Disney is releasing the HD version of “Frozen” on iTunes today, February 25th, while the film still remains in the top ten at the American box office.

Everything continues to be awesome for The Lego Movie

Continuing to build on its box office success, The Lego Movie topped the charts for the third weekend in a row, Box Office Mojo is reporting. The critically acclaimed film had an impressive take of $31 million, bringing its total to a massive $183 million. Speaking of massive, Frozen continued to be in the top […]

Book Review: A Fresh Take on Anime History by Jonathan Clements

Jonathan Clements’ “Anime: A History” differs greatly from more populist overviews of anime available in the English-language market. This book is not about the anime texts themselves, but the surrounding industry: Clements delivers a tightly-packed account of anime production, distribution and viewership from the silent era to the present day.

‘Steven Universe’ Recap: ‘Giant Woman’

Last week Steven put Garnet on a pedestal”and quickly learned she has flaws. This week in “Giant Woman,” he was fixated on the idea of what Amethyst and Pearl could be if they fused and became the “ultra powerful being” known as Opal.

“Cuckoo” by Velislav Kazakov

Directed by Velislav Kazakov in 1983. Kazakov was born in 1955 in Sofia, Bulgaria.

Breaking: Disney Just Released ‘Frozen’ and ‘Get A Horse!’ on iTunes

The window between theatrical releases and home entertainment distribution continues to shrink. Disney is releasing the HD version of “Frozen” on iTunes today, February 25th, while the film still remains in the top ten at the American box office.

Richard Linklater Will Remake ‘Incredible Mr. Limpet’

Richard Linklater, currently nominated for an Oscar for “Before Midnight”‘s screenplay, is making strides on the Warner Bros. remake of “Incredible Mr. Limpet,” a project with which he has been involved since 2011.

DreamWorks diversification good news for investors

The Wrap says DreamWorks Animation has reached a pivotal moment in growth of the company — they “can get away with releasing movies that are not huge hits”. How? Diversification, including things like licensing, TV, toys, and theme parks. An investment analyst quoted pointed out that DreamWorks “has reduced its reliance on film performance by […]

Miyazaki talks about career and retirement

BuzzFeed talks with legendary animation director Hayao Miyazaki about his career, his latest film (The Wind Rises) opening in the United States, and his announced retirement. “I really felt that this was the maximum that I could give to produce an animated film. The work of animation is building up bricks and mortar, bricks and […]