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DreamWorks-Hasbro Merger On Hold

DreamWorks Animation might consider changing its motto to “always a bridesmaid, never a bride” after merger talks with Hasbro halted Friday after the toymaker’s stock slid on ... Continue Reading →
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‘Dumb’ Tops Weekend; Disney Gross Hits $4B Worldwide

Comedy won the weekend battle, but animation and visual effects are proving to be the fuel that’s propelling growth in the global box office war. Universal’s comedy sequel ... Continue Reading →
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First Look at Dos Corazones’ ‘Max & Me’

Fans of animation say the medium can do anything live action can. And increasingly those arguments are being put to the test, as in the case of Max & Me, an animated feature in ... Continue Reading →
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Legendary TV Producer Glen A. Larson Dies

Glen A. Larson, one of television’s most prolific producers of sci-fi and fantasy programming, died Nov. 14 of esophageal cancer. He was 77. Larson is best known for working as ... Continue Reading →
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DC’s LEGO Heroes Take on the Bizarro League Feb. 10

Warner Bros. Animation, DC Entertainment and The LEGO Group have announced a new animated feature movie, LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League vs. Bizarro League, coming to home ... Continue Reading →
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‘Playmobil’ Joins Toy-to-Film Bandwagon

News out of AFM brings tidings that the classic tyke-targeted Playmobil toy brand is the latest to pursue a big-screen feature film adaptation. Paris-based ON Entertainment has secured ... Continue Reading →
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DreamWorks, Hasbro Talking Merger

First it was Softbank looking to acquire DreamWorks Animation; now it’s been reported that talks are well underway for the animation powerhouse to merge with toy and media megacompany ... Continue Reading →
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New Trailer for ‘Song of the Sea’

GKIDS has released a new trailer for Song of the Sea, the most-recent animated feature film from Cartoon Saloon and director Tomm Moore. Song of the Sea tells the story of Ben and his ... Continue Reading →
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‘Blue Umbrella’ Helmer Unseld Joins Passion

Saschka Unseld, director of the Pixar short film The Blue Umbrella, has joined Passion New York as creative director. In addition to The Blue Umbrella, which screened in front of Monsters ... Continue Reading →
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‘Dragon 2,’ ‘Star Wars’ and Vintage ‘Sailor Moon’ Hit Disc

It’s a big day for adventure in the home video world, with major releases from DreamWorks, Disney and more. The most successful animated feature of the year comes to home video ... Continue Reading →