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‘Boxtrolls’ Does Well in Competitive Second Weekend

Most of the attention paid to this weekend’s box office has gone to the success of Gone Girl and Annabelle, but for animation fans the story is a strong second-weekend showing ... Continue Reading →
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Focus to Partner with LAIKA on 3 More Features

LAIKA and Focus Features will continue their partnership on LAIKA’s next three projects. As with the three movies that the companies have partnered on previously — Coraline, ... Continue Reading →
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BFI, Aardman Launch Toon Feature Development Lab

The British Film Institute is partnering with Aardman Animations to launching a new program today backed by £1 million of lottery funding to support the development and production ... Continue Reading →
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Pixar Teases ‘Inside Out’

It’s been a long year for fans of Pixar, which is not releasing a feature film in 2014. But now there’s some light at the end of the tunnel with the release of the first ... Continue Reading →
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SoftBank Cools DreamWorks Talks, Invests in Legendary

Japanese conglomerate SoftBank’s acquisition plans DreamWorks Animation have cooled in the wake of the discussions being publicly disclosed. Now, SoftBank has announced a deal ... Continue Reading →
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Jason Sudeikis to Lead ‘Angry Birds’ Cast

Sony’s animated feature adaptation of Rovio Entertainment’s smash-hit Angry Birds game franchise will feature the voice of Saturday Night Live alumnus Jason Sudeikis as ... Continue Reading →
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DWA Signs Alec Baldwin, Kevin Spacey for ‘Boss Baby’

One of television’s favorite bosses, Alec Baldwin of 30 Rock notoriety, will be utilizing his natural suave, commanding vocal presence for the DreamWorks Animation’s upcoming ... Continue Reading →
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Japan Firm Reportedly Makes Offer for DreamWorks

A Japanese conglomerate has expressed interest in buying DreamWorks Animation. According to The Hollywood Reporter, SoftBank has offered $32 a share for the public company, putting ... Continue Reading →
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‘Boxtrolls’ Opens at No. 3; ‘Guardians’ Hangs in at 8

While the weekend box office belonged to the opening of action-packed Denzel Washington vehicle The Equalizer from Sony (no. 1 with an estimated $35 million), Focus Features made a ... Continue Reading →
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‘Boxtrolls’ Opens Wide with Positive Reviews

All right, stop-motion fans — The Boxtrolls is here at last! LAIKA’s third feature-length movie boasts the widest opening of any film this week, with more than 3,400 cinemas ... Continue Reading →