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‘LEGO’ Assembles its Third Winning Weekend

Everything was awesome once again for The LEGO Movie, which was the nation’s top-grossing film for a third weekend in a row with an estimated $31.5 million in ticket sales. The ... Continue Reading →
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Best Issue Ever! (Really)

2014 is a big year for fiftieth anniversaries in pop culture. Mary Poppins, It’s a Small World, and the Beatles’ first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show all reach the half-century ... Continue Reading →
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‘Frozen,’ ‘Gravity’ Top BAFTA Awards

Frozen walked away with another cool honor this weekend, nabbing the BAFTA for Best Animated Film at a ceremony in London. Directors Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck took home the honor ... Continue Reading →
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‘LEGO’ Builds $50M Second Weekend

It was another great weekend for The LEGO Movie, which built on its already impressive debut last weekend with a $50 million domestic gross through Sunday. The muscular hit has grossed ... Continue Reading →
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Books We Love – Issue #238

The Art and Flair of Mary Blair: An Appreciation (Updated Edition) By John Canemaker and Mary Blair [Disney Editions, $45, available May] You’ll find few animators and artists ... Continue Reading →
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Ask a Baboon – Issue #238

As head writers go, Baboon Animation team member Carin Greenberg is one of the busiest in the biz. An Emmy winner and eight-time nominee, Carin has masterfully helmed such hits as 101 ... Continue Reading →
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MPC Breaks Down Winning ‘Ranger’ Effects

London-based MPC has released a breakdown showing the visual effects work on The Lone Ranger that won it a VES Award for Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects in a Feature Motion Picture. Here’s ... Continue Reading →
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‘Frozen,’ ‘Gravity’ Dominate at VES Awards

Disney’s Frozen won the top honor for animation along with three other honors and Alfonso Cuaron’s Gravity dominated the effects side with six wins at the 12th Annual VES ... Continue Reading →
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ILM Plans to Open Central London Office

Industrial Light & Magic plans to open a new visual effects facility in central London, according to a report in The Hollywood Reporter. The effects house, a subsidiary of Disney-owned ... Continue Reading →
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‘Vanity Fair’ Fetes CalArts Alums

In the heated ramp-up to the Academy Awards, Vanity Fair‘s annual Oscar issue is tipping a hat to a generation of filmmakers trained at California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) ... Continue Reading →