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‘Despicable Me 2′ Sets New B.O. Records in the U.K.

Universal/Illumination’s blockbuster sequel Despicable Me 2 is now the highest-grossing film of 2013 in the U.K. Universal Pictures International told The Hollywood Reporter that ... Continue Reading →
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So This Is What It’s Like When Worlds Collide!

This summer, Disney offers a special treat for toon heads and comic-book fans as Phineas and Ferb encounter the Marvel Universe. This summer, a little milestone in toon history will ... Continue Reading →
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He Was America’s Favorite Uncle –– I Swear!

A number of years ago, while working for Disneyland, I was allowed to hear a surreptitiously-made (and archived) tape of a recording session with Walt Disney. After muffing his lines, ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Studios Invites Students for ‘Inspire Day’

Walt Disney Animation Studios in Burbank, Calif., will open its doors to a select group of student filmmakers for its fifth annual “Inspire Day.” The day-long event aims ... Continue Reading →
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Two Disney Infinity Mobile Apps Hit the Market

Disney Interactive has unveiled two Disney Infinity mobile apps, Disney Infinity: Action! and Disney Infinity: Toy Box, which will provide connected extensions of the console experience. The ... Continue Reading →
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Miyazaki’s ‘The Wind Rises’ to Screen at Toronto Fest

Hayao Miyazaki’s acclaimed new feature The Wind Rises has been added to the lineup for this year’s special presentations at the Toronto Intl. Film Festival. The event, which ... Continue Reading →
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Clotiaux and Flier Upped at Digital Domain 3.0

Venice-based vfx studio Digital Domain 3.0 (formerly known as just Digital Domain) has promoted veteran exec Terry Clotiaux to president of its feature film production division and ... Continue Reading →
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ABC to Air ‘Toy Story of Terror’ on Oct. 16

Another one of the fun Disney items announced at the past weekend’s D23 Expo event in Anaheim was that ABC will premiere the new animated special Toy Story of Terror on October ... Continue Reading →
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D23 Day 2: Maleficent, Muppets & Tomorrowland

After dominating entertainment news with reveals about the studio’s upcoming animated movies, Disney’s eclectic live-action slate took center stage on Saturday (Aug. 10) ... Continue Reading →
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‘Planes’ Lands at No. 3 as Auds Visit ‘Elysium’

Although the overall box office numbers are still not impressive, North American audiences chose to seek out Elysium, Neill Blomkamp’s follow-up to the acclaimed District 9. The ... Continue Reading →