Monthly Archives: June 2014

Transformers transform box office

The fourth Transformers movie was able to pull off what no other movie has done so far this year: a $100 million opening. Despite savage reviews from critics (which is nothing new for the franchise), Transformers: Age of Extinction easily lead the top ten with a take of $100 million, Box Office Mojo reports. Meanwhile, […]

Artist of the Day: Antoine Birot

Today we look at the work of Antoine Birot, Cartoon Brew’s Artist of the Day!

DreamWorks Lays Off Dozens of Employees As ‘Dragons 2′ Continues to Underperform

We heard rumors of layoffs at DreamWorks last week, but they weren’t confirmed by a reputable source until yesterday evening when the animator’s union, The Animation Guild, posted an item about it on their blog.

Margaret Loesch Is Stepping Down As Hub Network President

Margaret Loesch, a forty-year children’s TV veteran, has announced that she will step down as the founding president and CEO of the Hub Network when her contract expires at the end of this year.

‘Bless You’ by David Barlow-Krelina

A man takes the subway. Inside his brain, a countdown clock hits zero and a little person prepares for lift-off. The man sneezes.

Paramount Snatches ‘Frozen’ Head of Animation Lino DiSalvo

Disney veteran Lino DiSalvo, the head of animation on “Frozen” who gained notoriety for comments about animating women, has left Disney to join Paramount Animation as its creative director. He is also slated to direct an upcoming animated feature at the studio.

Guillermo del Toro Announces ‘Pacific Rim’ Animated Series

Guillermo del Toro announced yesterday that he is developing an animated series based on his film “Pacific Rim.”

This Four-Feet-Tall, Seventy-Pound Toothless Sculpture is Actually a Cake

To toast the release of “How to Train Your Dragon 2” at a private studio party, DreamWorks commissioned boutique cake maker Fernanda Abarca, who is also an artist at the company, to create this four-foot tall, seventy-pound statute of Toothless the Dragon.

New Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles trailer and posters

Cowabunga! The brand new, full-length trailer for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is now online, and can be seen on Collider. The preview should give fans plenty to talk about, including the best look at Shredder yet. In addition, the site also has four new character posters for the film (including one in which Michelangelo appears […]

‘A World of Characters’ Opens This Saturday At San Francisco’s Airport

Typically, the airport is a place that travelers want to spend as little time at as possible, but cartoon fans may want to rethink that strategy. In Japan, a four-day animation festival will be held entirely in an airport later this year, and in San Francisco, a new exhibit of cartoon advertising characters will open […]