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The Animated Feature Contenders

Although some naysayers were complaining about the quality of the animated features in contention this year, how can you really be grumpy about a year that had a wonderful 2D animated ... Continue Reading →
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19 Films Submitted for Animated Feature Oscar

According to the Academy, 19 films have been submitted for consideration in the animated feature film category for the 86th Academy Awards. The movies are (in alphabetical order): Cloudy ... Continue Reading →
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‘Despicable Me 2′ Plumps Up Uni’s Bottom Line

In reporting their third quarter profits, Comcast noted improvement in its entertainment arm NBCUniversal, handily bolstered by the success of the Illumination Entertainment toon Despicable ... Continue Reading →
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Chris Meledandri to Receive PGA Visionary Award

The Producers Guild of America will be honoring Illumination Entertainment founder and CEO Chris Meledandri with its 2014 Visionary Award, which will be presented at the Producers Guild ... Continue Reading →
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Kids BAFTA Nominees Announced

The British Academy Children’s Awards, from the U.K.’s BAFTA organization, has announced the nominees for this year’s celebration, taking place November 24. While ... Continue Reading →
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‘The Croods’ Is First DVD Mailed to Voters

The team at Fox/DreamWorks are hoping that being the first studio to send out their DVD screeners to Academy members will get them a head start in the wide-open Oscar race this year. ... Continue Reading →
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‘Minions’ Movie Pushed Back to July 2015

Universal has decided to push back its Minions spinoff movie from Dec. 19, 2014 to July 10, 2015. The Hollywood Reporter points out that the shuffle will leave the studio without an ... Continue Reading →
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The Making of ‘Justin and the Knights of Valour’

Kandor Graphics’ Justin and the Knights of Valour delivers a charming adventure set in an enchanted kingdom. After a summer packed with animated movies about racing snails and ... Continue Reading →
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Full Lineup of Italy’s VIEW Confab Is Announced

The full line-up for this year’s VIEW entertainment technology confab in Turin, Italy has been announced. Registration is now open for the event, which takes place Oct. 15-18. ILM’s ... Continue Reading →
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Pixar’s ‘Monsters University’ Jumps the $700 Million Mark

Disney/Pixar’s popular summer prequel Monsters University passed the big $700 million worldwide box office mark on Thursday (Aug. 29). Directed by Dan Scanlon, the Pixar title ... Continue Reading →