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‘The Hobbit’ Delivers a Record Weekend

Filmgoers all around the world proved that they are still in love with J.R.R. Tolkien’s characters as Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey scored a record $84.8 million ... Continue Reading →
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The Winning Scores

The composers of some of the best animated soundtracks of the year discuss their craft and inspirations. Over the past year, there have been plenty of behind-the-scenes features about ... Continue Reading →
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Yvette Kaplan Looks Back at ‘Beavis and Butt-Head’

Over the weekend I had the opportunity to come face to face one of the many, many people I knew only over the telephone, having conducted interviews with them from afar. In this case ... Continue Reading →
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Five Animated Pics Nab Golden Globe Noms

The Golden Globes 2013 nominations were announced this morning (Dec. 13). The five animated features up for the award are:     The big surprise was the absence of critical ... Continue Reading →
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‘Frankenweenie,’ ‘ParaNorman’ Receive More Awards

Tim Burton’s Frankenweenie added two more honors to its fast-growing arsenal of critics awards this past weekend. The acclaimed Disney release is slowly but surely emerging as one ... Continue Reading →
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Canal J Launches ‘Redakai’ Holiday Contest

Paris-based Canal J has launched an online holiday competition to give away 100 Redakai TCG box sets to fans of Marathon’s action-packed boys’ series. The promotion will culminate ... Continue Reading →
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Ty Burrell to Star in ‘The Muppets’ Sequel

Modern Family’s Ty Burrell has joined the cast of Disney’s upcoming sequel to 2011’s The Muppets movie. Oscar-winning Austrian actor Christoph Waltz (Inglorious Basterds) was ... Continue Reading →
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DreamWorks’ ‘Guardians’ Rises to the Top

Santa, Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy and the rest of the gang had a great weekend at the box office as DreamWorks’ Rise of the Guardians became the number one international feature, ... Continue Reading →
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BabyFirstTV Seeks More Animated Growth Spurts

It’s been quite an eventful quarter for BabyFirstTV as the fast-growing channel hit the 35 million home mark in the U.S. and named Trifecta Media as its exclusive ad sales rep. The ... Continue Reading →
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Gene of All Trades

Some things stay with you for a lifetime. When I was a kid I read a Yogi Bear comic strip in the newspaper in which Ranger Smith punks Yogi by filling his enormous Christmas stocking ... Continue Reading →