Characters Lucy van Pelt, Peppermint Patty and Sally are assertive, self-actualized women who’ve achieved a whole new sphere of 3D influence with 'The Peanuts Movie.' Says film director Steve Martino, "If Lucy found out she wasn’t being paid as much as Charlie Brown to be in my movie, I’d have definitely heard about it." READ MORE
Hollywood's top animators — Pete Docter ('Inside Out'), Charlie Kaufman ('Anomalisa'), Peter Sohn ('The Good Dinosaur'), Steve Martino ('The Peanuts Movie'), Roger Allers ('Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet') and Richard Starzak ('Shaun the Sheep Movie') — discuss which emotion was cut from Pixar's Oscar frontrunner and how to approach the ratings board (when READ MORE
Pete Docter (‘Inside Out’), Steve Martino (‘The Peanuts Movie’), Roger Allers (‘The Prophet’), Peter Sohn (‘The Good Dinosaur’), Charlie Kaufman (‘Anomalisa’), Richard Starzak (‘Shaun the Sheep Movie’) talk filmmaking during The Hollywood Reporter's Animation Oscar Roundtable. READ MORE
It’s a rumble in the playground with the popular kid (Pixar) competing against itself for the first time with two contenders, the comeback kid (DreamWorks Animation) scoring a hit with 'Home' and the new student ('Peanuts') suddenly popular. READ MORE
For Steve Martino, giving the Peanuts gang CG treatment using Charles M. Schulz's defiantly 2D comic strip required rewriting the rules. "Don't screw it up," the filmmaker recalls telling himself while making the computer-animated film. READ MORE
Overseas, 'Spectre' took in $117.8 million for an early worldwide total of $300 million after opening in the U.K. two weeks ago; 'Spotlight' shines at the specialty box office, where 'Brooklyn' is also off to a solid start. READ MORE
The 24th installment in the James Bond franchise is widely expected to top the chart, while 'The Peanuts Movie' hopes to launch a new family franchise for Fox; 'Brooklyn,' 'Spotlight' and 'Trumbo' open at the specialty box office.