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The Gru Next Door: Building ‘Despicable Me 2'

Universal/Illumination’s acclaimed anti-hero returns to the big screen in the 3-D summer sequel Despicable Me 2. Three years ago, when Despicable Me was heading into U.S. theaters, ... Continue Reading →
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Kabillion Launches on Xfinity App

Free kids’ video on demand network Kabillion, a subsidiary of Moonscoop LLC ranked in the top 10 in the U.S., has announced its launch on Comcast’s Xfinity TV Player app–which ... Continue Reading →
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People on the Move: Beattie Upped at Tiger Aspect, Hidalgo Joins Turner EMEA

London-based Tiger Aspect (an Endemol Company) has announced Tom Beattie has been promoted to the position of Head of Animation and Children’s Programming at the studio. Since ... Continue Reading →
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‘Despicable Me 2' Breaks B.O. Records Overseas

Although the Universal/Illumination animated feature hasn’t opened in the U.S. yet, the film has already made over $41.5 million from only seven international territories. The pic, ... Continue Reading →
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Giant Gromit Sculpture Has a Very Bad Day Out

File this item in the “No Hope for Humanity” category. According to a story in The Guardian, a five-foot replica of Aardman’s beloved Gromit (Wallace’s dog), ... Continue Reading →
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D23 Expo to Offer Special ‘Planes’ Screening

D23: The Official Disney Fan Club will offer a special 3D screening of next month’s Planes feature. D23 Expo attendees will be among the first to see Disney’s Planes on ... Continue Reading →
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Sony May Produce Captain Planet Live-Action Movie

Another popular animated TV show from the 1990s will be making its way to the big screen. Mark Gordon, Don Murphy and Susan Montford are attached as producers to a live-action feature ... Continue Reading →
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Daniel Radcliffe to Visit ‘The Simpsons’

Well, it’s not actually Harry Potter. It’s Daniel Radcliffe, who played the hugely popular character in the eight feature adaptations who will be a voice guest on the upcoming ... Continue Reading →
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Exclusive Clip: ‘Aquabats’ Origins, Part 5

Alas, we’ve reached the final installment of our special five-part series of The Aquabats! Super Show! season 2 episodic sneak-peeks! Each of the first five episodes of the new season ... Continue Reading →
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Academy Invites 276 New Artists, Execs to Membership

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is extending invitations to join the organization to 276 artists and executives who have distinguished themselves by their contributions ... Continue Reading →