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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, the studio has hired Jenny Slate, a cast member from the 2009-10 season of Saturday Night Live, to write a script for [...]
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, universally loved characters and stories. The first movie green lit from this new division is a $45 million stereoscopic 3D animated [...]
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 Hunger Games earned $61 million in its second weekend at the domestic box office, pushing its total [...]
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). The three-disc DVD set ($49.99) boasts all 14 episodes of the recently completed season…including such irreverent delights as “HumancentiPad,” “Bass to Mouth,” [...]
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 tales — opened to a weak $30.6 million at the box office. Despite heavy hype and intense industry scrutiny of the picture and its hefty [...]
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 on Saturday, March 31, at 8pm. Kids can cast their votes in 20 categories across all of Nickelodeon’s digital outlets, [...]
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 through Sunday. The weekend’s top movie was Universal’s Contraband, an R-rated thriller starring Mark Wahlberg that grossed an [...]
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, Reuters reports. While the film was included in the Academy’s list of 18 toons submitted for consideration in the category, revealed in November, [...]
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 holiday novelty song “The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don’t be Late).” So it’s only fitting that moviegoers have become accustomed to seeing [...]
With the potential to nab five nomination spots instead of just three this year, the toon industry is sure to see a wider variety of films vying for the Best Animated Feature award come Oscar time—but which of the 2011 releases will be leading the pack, and which will be [...]