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Pixar’s ‘Brave’ Is No. 1 Animated Pic of 2012

Brave, Disney/Pixar’s charming tale of a bold Scottish princess, took the crown as the best-selling animated movie of 2012. Directed by Mark Andrews and Brenda Chapman, the movie ... Continue Reading →
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‘Tad, the Lost Explorer’ Becomes Spain’s Top Animated Film

In 2012, while American animation fans were enjoying the usual handiworks of DreamWorks, Pixar, Disney, Sony and Fox, Spanish audiences chose to take in a home-grown feature about a ... Continue Reading →
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Disney’s ‘Planes’ to Take Off in Theaters in August

Disney has announced that it will release Planes, a new CG-animated feature “inspired by” the world of Pixar’s Cars in theaters on August 9, 2013. Produced by DisneyToon Studios, ... Continue Reading →
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One ‘Hobbit’ to Rule the Box Office

Warner Bros. had another great weekend with its tentpole pic The Hobbit sitting on top of the charts, with another $36.7 million at the U.S. box office. Peter Jackson’s return to ... Continue Reading →
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‘Roger Rabbit’, ‘Mulan’, ‘Hunchback’ and More BR Dates

Disney will be unleashing a disc-borne tidal wave of titles on March 12 of 2013 with the debut Blu-ray releases of Who Framed Roger Rabbit: 25th Anniversary Edition, Mulan & Mulan ... Continue Reading →
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Videogame Company THQ Files for Bankruptcy

Agoura Hills, Calif.-based videogame company THQ filed for bankruptcy on Wednesday and said it will sell its business. The news sent THQ’s stock 74 percent lower on volume that ... Continue Reading →
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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 →