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Mike Mitchell to Direct DreamWorks ‘Trolls’ Movie

Mike Mitchell (Shrek Forever After, Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked) has been tapped to direct DreamWorks Animation’s upcoming animated Trolls feature. The pic will be written ... Continue Reading →
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Ex-SNLer Slate to Write New ‘Looney Tunes’ Feature

A new hybrid live-action/animated feature film written by an ex-SNL cast member is the next step for Warner Bros.’ famous Looney Tunes franchise. According to The Hollywood Reporter, ... Continue Reading →
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DQ Plants New $45 Mil. ‘Jungle Book’ Movie

Indian powerhouse studio DQ Entertainment has launched a dedicated feature division division which plans to produce a steady slate of motion pictures in the coming years based on iconic, ... Continue Reading →
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‘Titans,’ ‘Mirror Mirror’ No Match for ‘Hunger Games’

Perseus and Snow White were no match for Katniss Everdeen, as The Hunger Games held on to the top spot against the VFX-heavy sequel Wrath of the Titans and Tarsem’s Mirror Mirror. Lionsgate’s ... Continue Reading →
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Latest ‘South Park’ on DVD Deck

There’s quite a diverse selection of toon fare hitting home entertainment shelves this week! Topping our shopping list is South Park: The Complete Fifteenth Season (March 27, Paramount). ... Continue Reading →
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‘Lorax’ Tops Weak Opening for ‘John Carter’ at Box Office

Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Warlord of Mars was no match for Dr. Seuss. In a disappointing debut, Disney’s John Carter — adapting Burroughs’ seminal, century-old science-fiction ... Continue Reading →
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Nick Announces Kids’ Choice Nominees

Nickelodeon has released the list of nominees for the 25th Annual Kids’ Choice Awards, hosted this year by Will Smith and airing live from USC’s Galen Center in Los Angeles ... Continue Reading →
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3D ‘Beauty’ Earns $18M in Box Office Debut

The 3D version of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast posted a solid opening weekend at the box office, earning an estimated $18.5 million and coming in second for the frame that ran ... Continue Reading →
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Academy Animation Branch Snubs ‘Smurfs’

The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences’ Animation Branch has decided not to qualify Sony’s live-action/CG hybrid blockbuster The Smurfs for the Best Animated Feature Category, ... Continue Reading →
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The Island of Lost Chipmunks

The CG-animated singing critters are back and in excellent form in the new family movie Chipwrecked. The Chipmunks first rose to international fame in December of 1958 with their  ... Continue Reading →