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Patinkin In Talks to Play Papa in Sony’s ‘Smurfs’

Mandy Patinkin is in talks to star as the voice of Papa Smurf in Sony’s upcoming animated reboot of the hit kids’ property The Smurfs. Patinkin is best known for having played Inigo ... Continue Reading →
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Animation Oscars Nominees React

With the Oscar nominations for 2015 now in the books, it’s time for the reactions. Up first is Disney’s Big Hero 6 co-director Don Hall, on behalf of Chris Williams and Roy Conli: “As ... Continue Reading →
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‘Maya’ Movie Gets Limited U.S. Release

Shout! Factory Kids and Studio Movie Grill have teamed up to introduce kids and families in select U.S. cities to the buzzing world of fantasy and discovery in the Maya the Bee Movie. ... Continue Reading →
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‘Song of the Sea,’ ‘Kaguya’ Crash Oscars Noms

The academy showed its independent streak this morning by nominating a pair of indies for best animated feature. The nominees for Best Animated Feature are: Big Hero 6 The Boxtrolls How ... Continue Reading →
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GKIDS Acquires Ghibli’s ‘Marnie’ for North America

GKIDS continues its successful relationship with legendary Japanese toon house Studio Ghibli with a newly signed distribution agreement which will bring the animated feature When Marnie ... Continue Reading →
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Dates Juggled for Disney’s ‘Jungle Book,’ ‘Avatar’ Sequels

Release schedules are being juggled this morning, with moves in place for Disney’s The Jungle Book and James Cameron’s first Avatar sequel. Disney pushed back the release of The ... Continue Reading →
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New Trailer for ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’

Marvel Studios has released a new trailer for its upcoming superhero feature film Avengers: Age of Ultron. Take a look: Avengers: Age of Ultron reunites original cast members Chris ... Continue Reading →
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Global Screen Sets Course for ‘Noah’

German sales company Global Screen has inked deals with distributors around the world for the CG animated family adventure Ooops! Noah Is Gone… ahead of the European Film Market. ... Continue Reading →
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Trailer Offers Deeper Look at Sony’s ‘Chappie’

A new trailer has been released for Chappie, the artificial-intelligence sci-fi thriller due out March 6 from Sony. Directed by Neill Blomkamp (District 9), the movie tells the tale ... Continue Reading →
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Marvel Unearths ‘Ant-Man’ Trailer

Disney and Marvel Ent. are teasing their big summer superhero pic Ant-Man with a minimalist poster and a trailer offering a taste of the big (and super tiny) action fans can expect ... Continue Reading →