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‘Star Trek’ Beams Down $84 Mil. Weekend

Paramount’s Star Trek Into Darkness landed on top of the domestic box office this weekend, with an estimated $84 million. The J.J. Abrams-directed sequel to the rebooted franchise ... Continue Reading →
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New Dates Set for DreamWorks and Blue Sky Pics

Fox has announced the latest release dates for two of upcoming DreamWorks movies and two Blue Sky titles. According to Collider, the studio will release B.O.O.: Bureau of Otherworldly ... Continue Reading →
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New DVDs: ‘Ricky Gervais’, ‘Tom & Jerry Kids’

There are plenty of animated DVDs to keep toon heads busy this week as we all wait for the arrival of Fox/Blue Sky’s Epic and Disney/Pixar’s Monsters University in theaters. First ... Continue Reading →
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DreamWorks’ Shrewd ‘Croods’ Looks Good at No. 1

After months of anticipation, DreamWorks watchers can sigh in relief this weekend as the studio’s first animated feature of 2013 proved to be a solid moneymaker at the box office. ... Continue Reading →
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Comic Dane Cook to Voice Planes’ Rusty

The final pieces are coming together for Disney’s upcoming summer feature Planes as the studio announced that comedian Dane Cook has signed to voice its central character Dusty. Cook ... Continue Reading →
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A Zany Return to Area 51

Director Cal Brunker stresses strong visuals and iconic imagery in the new, sci-fi comedy movie Escape from Planet Earth. If luck happens when preparation meets opportunity, then director ... Continue Reading →
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Animated People: Matt Groening & David Silverman

The Simpsons creator and long-time director/producer discuss crafting the property’s first theatrical short. Last summer, family audiences settling down in theaters to enjoy Fox/Blue ... Continue Reading →
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The Russians Love Their ‘Ice Age’ Too!

The number-one movie at the Russian box office in 2012 was the Fox/Blue Sky blockbuster toon Ice Age: Continental Drift, with $50.1 million in ticket sales. The summer release, which ... Continue Reading →
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Animated Films Have a Good Year in France

French animated features such as The Rabbi’s Cat, Zarafa and The Painting (Le Tableau) are playing a big role in the year-end awards scene in the U.S., thanks to maverick indie distributor ... Continue Reading →
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Pixar’s ‘Brave’ Is No. 1 Animated Pic of 2012

Brave, Disney/Pixar’s charming tale of a bold Scottish princess, took the crown as the best-selling animated movie of 2012. Directed by Mark Andrews and Brenda Chapman, the movie ... Continue Reading →