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Five Animated Pics Nominated for Academy Awards

This morning (Jan. 16), the nominations for the 86th Annual Academy Awards were announced at a news conference at the Samuel Goldwyn theater in Beverly Hills. Here are the animation ... Continue Reading →
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Toons Dominate Japan’s Box Office in 2013

Animation proved to be by far the most popular Hollywood export for moviegoers in Japan in 2013. Reports of the year’s final box office numbers state seven of 2013′s top ... Continue Reading →
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Disney’s ‘Frozen’ Wins Golden Globe for Best Animated Pic

Disney’s Frozen won the Golden Globe for Best Animated Feature, beating DreamWorks’ The Croods and Universal/Illumination’s Despicable Me 2 at the awards ceremony ... Continue Reading →
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‘The Croods’ Wins Top Animation Prize at Capri

Chalk another win for DreamWorks Animation’s sleeper caveman family hit of 2013 The Croods. The movie picked up the Best Animation Prize at the Capri Hollywood Film Festival in ... Continue Reading →
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Five Animated Movies Get PGA Award Nods

Five movies were nominated for Best Animated Feature Producers Guild Awards this morning (Jan. 2). They are: The Croods (DreamWorks Animation) Producers: Kristine Belson, Jane Hartwell Despicable ... Continue Reading →
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‘Iron Man 3,’ ‘Monsters U’ Are China’s Most Popular Pics

Overall movie attendance was up 4.24 percent in Hong Kong in 2013. Audiences spent over $209 million on movie tickets last year, per The Hollywood Reporter. The Chinese movie Unbeatable ... Continue Reading →
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Animated Titles Dominated 2013 Global Box Office

The animation community got some great news as the final numbers for the 2013 box office came out. Universal/Illumination’s Despicable Me 2 ($393.5 million), Disney/Pixar’s ... Continue Reading →
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Get Ready to Win New ‘Simpsons’ and ‘Futurama’ Sets!

If our Despicable Me 2 December giveaway isn’t your cup of tea, or your Secret Santa fails to put one or both of these great sets in your stocking over Christmas, never fear. ... Continue Reading →
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‘Despicable Me 2′ Blu-ray Breaks Animation Sales Records

It definitely seems that audiences can’t get enough of Gru and his hard-working Minions. The newly released Universal/Illumination movie Despicable Me 2 generated $80 million ... Continue Reading →
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Settling the Score: The 2014 Musical Oscar Race

The big Toon Town players are not just concerned with the coveted Best Animated Feature trophy—the genre also tends to be well represented in the Score and Song categories come awards ... Continue Reading →