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Sony Plans Hybrid ‘Manimal’ Feature

If you’re going to bring back Manimal, a short-lived cult fantasy TV series from the early 1980s, comedy and animation is the way go. That’s the thinking of Sony Pictures ... Continue Reading →
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Gnosis, Vinton Team Up for Four-Picture Slate

Gnosis Moving Pictures and Vinton Entertainment has signed a co-production deal on a slate of CG animated films to be directed by Oscar winner and stop-motion pioneer Will Vinton. “After ... Continue Reading →
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Release Date Updates for ‘Sinister Six,’ ‘Spider-Man 3,’ ‘Pirates 5′

The ongoing shuffle of vfx-laden feature projects continues with recent announcements of release changes and confirmations. Due to box office results not meeting expectations for The ... Continue Reading →
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Paramount to Distribute Two Spanish Features

Paramount has picked up distribution rights to two animated features from Spain. The deal with Telecinco Cinema, Telefonica Studios and Los Rockets AIE will see the studio handle worldwide ... Continue Reading →
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‘Apes’ Still Rules; ‘Planes’ Finishes Third

Apes continued to rule at the box office, while DisneyToon Studios’ animated sequel Planes: Fire & Rescue opened in third place. Fox’s Dawn of the Planet of the Apes ... Continue Reading →
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Burning Brightly

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Little Stars, Big Voices

Disney assembles an all-star voice cast to bring a modern, comic spin to its classic characters ... Continue Reading →
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Ben Whishaw Scoops Colin Firth’s ‘Paddington’ Role

British actor Ben Whishaw, who played James Bond’s tech-savvy ally Q in Skyfall (and will reprise the role for the upcoming Bond 24) has replaced defecting star Colin Firth as ... Continue Reading →
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Fox, del Toro, Gutierrez Preview ‘Book of Life’

The Book of Life is looking like a must-read. The movie’s director, Jorge Gutierrez, and producer, Guillermo del Toro, presented this week an early look at the CG-animated film ... Continue Reading →
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‘Momo’ Gets Theatrical Release

Production I.G’s strange and touching supernatural coming-of-age story A Letter to Momo will finally see a U.S. theatrical release, thanks to GKIDS. The film will initially open ... Continue Reading →