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‘Penguins’ Set to Storm Thanksgiving B.O.

It’s almost Thanksgiving, which means the holiday movie season is kicking into high gear with the release Wednesday of DreamWorks Animation’s Penguins of Madagascar. Directed ... Continue Reading →
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‘Mockingjay’ Year’s Top Debut But Opens Low for Franchise

There was good news and bad news at the box office for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1. The good news: The $123 million opening weekend domestic gross was the best to date in ... Continue Reading →
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An Animated Marvel

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Oscar Watch: Best Animated Feature Contenders

As technology gets bigger and the world gets smaller, the annual animated feature landscape becomes more and more diverse, with audiences and critics alike willing to step outside their ... Continue Reading →
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Disney’s Millstein, Pixar’s Morris Promoted to President

Disney-Pixar president Ed Catmull has announced that Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Andrew Millstein and Pixar Animation Studio’s Jim Morris have both been promoted to President. ... Continue Reading →
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Anima Sets 2015 Plans

The Brussels International Animation Film Festival, or Anima, has set its 2015 dates for February 13-22 in Flagey, Belgium. Part of the program will also be screened in the cities of ... Continue Reading →
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‘Dumb’ Tops Weekend; Disney Gross Hits $4B Worldwide

Comedy won the weekend battle, but animation and visual effects are proving to be the fuel that’s propelling growth in the global box office war. Universal’s comedy sequel ... Continue Reading →
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‘Big Hero 6′ Out-Powers ‘Interstellar’

It was set up as a box office duel between Disney’s animated action feature Big Hero 6 and Christopher Nolan’s much-anticipated science-fiction opus Interstellar. The winner ... Continue Reading →
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20 Films Enter the Best Animated Feature Oscar Race

The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences has announced that 20 films have been submitted for consideration in the Best Animated Feature category for the upcoming 87th annual ... Continue Reading →
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‘Book of Life,’ ‘Boxtrolls’ Hold Up at Box Office

The box office is showing reasonably good returns for mid-budget indie animated features Book of Life and The Boxtrolls. In its second weekend of release, Reel FX and Fox’s Book ... Continue Reading →