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SpongeBob Movie Kicks Off ‘Day of Positivity’

Listen to SpongeBob: Today may be Monday, but it’s also been declared “The Day of Positivity!” The event, presented by Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon Movies in ... Continue Reading →
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Five Films Up for PGA Animated Feature Award

The Producers Guild of America offered few surprises in its nominations for the 2015 Producers Guild Awards, announced Jan. 5. No animated films were among the 10 nominees for The Darryl ... Continue Reading →
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‘Hobbit’ Remains Atop Box Office Battle

The first weekend of the new year was a good one for Bilbo Baggins, as The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies topped the domestic box office with an estimated $22 million in ticket ... Continue Reading →
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Marvel Teases ‘Ant-Man’ Trailer

Marvel Studios launched online Jan. 2 an “ant-sized” first look teaser for its upcoming superhero pic Ant-Man — with the images only small enough for an ant to see. The ... Continue Reading →
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DreamWorks Ups Arnold, Soria; Damaschke Steps Down

DreamWorks Animation announced today that it has appointed veteran producers Bonnie Arnold and Mireille Soria as co-presidents of feature animation. In their new roles, Arnold and Soria ... Continue Reading →
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Cancer Claims Hungarian Animator Andras Erkel

Animator Andras Erkel, founder of Hungary-based Studio Baestarts, died Dec. 29 from brain cancer. He was 52. Erkel started his animation career in the 1980s, producing a series of claymation ... Continue Reading →
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Voice Actress Christine Cavanaugh Dies

Christine Cavanaugh, an actress who provided voices for such popular animated TV shows as Rugrats, Darkwing Duck, Aladdin, The Powerpuff Girls and Wild Kratts, died Dec. 22. She was ... Continue Reading →
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New Dates for ‘Angry Birds,’ ‘Alvin 4′

Looks like the studios are shuffling their lineups before taking a holiday break. The good news for fans of Angry Birds is the animated feature from game-maker Rovio and Sony has been ... Continue Reading →
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Casting for ‘Walking Dead’ Spinoff, Marvel’s ‘Luke Cage’

Who doesn’t love zombies and Marvel? The Hollywood trades have reported the casting of Kim Dickens as the lead actor in the upcoming spinoff of the hit series The Walking Dead. ... Continue Reading →
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‘Into the Woods’ Battles ‘Hobbit’ for Holiday B.O.

It’s going to be a musical holiday for many moviegoers as Into the Woods, a visual-effects-filled adaptation of the Stephen Sondheim musical arrives in theaters on Christmas Day. The ... Continue Reading →