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Mighty ‘Smurfs’ Ties with ‘Cowboys & Aliens’

Sony’s 3-D feature hybrid The Smurfs proved to be a much stronger contender than expected this past weekend, bringing in $36.2 million and tying with DreamWorks/Universal’s Western/sci-fi ... Continue Reading →
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Judge Rules for Marvel in Kirby Heirs’ Copyright Claim

A federal judge has ruled the heirs of comic book artist Jack Kirby cannot reclaim copyrights to such well-known Marvel characters as the Fantastic Four, Hulk and the X-Men. Kirby’s ... Continue Reading →
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‘Captain America’ Takes the Box Office Fight to ‘Potter’ Finale

With Comic-Con in full swing, it’s the perfect time for Marvel Studios’ Captain America: The First Avenger to come out ready to take on the hugely successful boy wizard. Captain ... Continue Reading →
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Studios Tease ‘Dark Knight,’ ‘Spider-Man,’ ‘Avengers’ Movies

Comic-Con started with comic books, and now that movies have gotten in on the act it is no surprise that the show features sneak peeks at comic-book movies. Up first is a teaser trailer ... Continue Reading →
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SIGGRAPH Animation Fest Spotlights Top Talent, Projects

The SIGGRAPH Computer Animation Festival has announced its interactive sessions spotlighting some of the most innovative talent and projects in animation and visual effects. “Once ... Continue Reading →
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Deluxe Merges CIS into Method Studios

Deluxe Entertainment Services Group is merging two visual effects studios, absorbing CIS Visual Effects into its recently acquired Method Studios. The merge is intended to create a ... Continue Reading →
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Mars Hurts Mouse’s Bottom Line

As Disney prepares to make a big splash at the Cannes film festival with Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, the daily trades are reporting that the disappointing box-office ... Continue Reading →
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First Trailer Arrives for ‘Captain America: The First Avenger’

High on this summer’s must-see list is Captain America: The First Avenger — and with the move coming out July 22 Marvel Studios has released a full-length trailer offering the ... Continue Reading →
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‘Panda 2,’ ‘Rio,’ ‘Rango’ Lead Crowd of Super Bowl Movie Ads

Super Bowl Sunday is almost here, which means its time for football fans to root for the Pittsburgh Steelers or Green Bay Packers — also to check out all the great commercials. Among ... Continue Reading →