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It’s an ‘Apes’ World at the Box Office

Caesar has triumphed again. The new VFX-heavy feature Dawn of the Planet of the Apes easily conquered the box office this weekend with a strong $73 million domestic opening. The film’s ... Continue Reading →
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Celebrate DreamWorks’ 20th at the Hollywood Bowl

Take a listen to the 20th anniversary of DreamWorks Animation with a special concert event set for July 18-19 at the world-famous Hollywood Bowl. Jack Black, who voices Po in the Kung ... Continue Reading →
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Ex Nick Exec Wright Joins Netflix

Former Nick exec Brian Wright has joined Netflix to oversee original children’s and family programming for the streaming video service. Wright will oversee exclusive live-action, ... Continue Reading →
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‘Transformers’ Repeat For Holiday Weekend

Transformers: Age of Extinction is about as far from extinct as you can get at the box office. The mega-hit topped an overall soft Independence Day holiday weekend for ticket sales ... Continue Reading →
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Report: DreamWorks Lays Off 40-50 in Features

The Animation Guild Blog is reporting layoffs last week in DreamWorks Animation’s feature division. According to a post on the blog, an estimated 40 to 50 employees were let go. TAG ... Continue Reading →
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‘Transformers’ Opening Hits $100 Million

It looks like the robots in disguise’s real talent is to transform a movie into a money-making machine. Transformers: Age of Extinction became the first film of the year to score ... Continue Reading →
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‘Dragon 2′ Hangs in With Hit Comedies

It was crowded at the top for this weekend’s box office results, with the top three features finishing within $5 million of each other in an overall weak weekend for movie ticket ... Continue Reading →
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DreamWorks Collars Felix the Cat

The DreamWorks Animation juggernaut has rolled over another classic property, with head honcho Jeffrey Katzenberg announcing at Licensing Expo that the company has acquired the rights ... Continue Reading →
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‘Turbo FAST’ Races to Daytime Emmy Nom

Emmys voters have long had a reputation of being a bit stodgy and old-fashioned, but that’s been changing with their increasing willingness to nominate shows on streaming services ... Continue Reading →
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Licensing Reports Soaring Sales as Expo Opens

Sales of licensed merchandise from animation and VFX-based properties are on the rise and earning big bucks for the companies that own them. With the Licensing Expo now under way in ... Continue Reading →