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Blue Guys Expected to See Major Green Worldwide

Sony’s The Smurfs 2 was the most popular movie on Wednesday with a $5.2 million opening day Stateside. Although the family pic’s numbers were slightly lower than DreamWorks’ ... Continue Reading →
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Paramount Animation Getting ‘Monster Trucks’ in Gear

There’s some intriguing fresh grist for the Toon Town rumor mill this week: Deadline.com has heard hints that Paramount Animation is close to poaching Blue Sky Studios director/producer/co-founder ... Continue Reading →
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Nick’s Marjorie Cohn to Lead DreamWorks TV

DreamWorks Animation announced the hiring of longtime Nickelodeon Marjorie Cohn as head of its TV division. The 26-year Nick veteran will oversee the development and production of 1,200 ... Continue Reading →
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Sony’s ‘Smurfs’ Sequel Ready to Dominate Theaters

The Smurfs 2 director Raja Gosnell and animation director spill the beans on the trials and tribulations of bringing the little blue creatures’ second big cinematic adventure ... Continue Reading →
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‘Wolverine’ Claws His Way to No. 1 Spot

Thanks to Hugh Jackman’s star power and the continued popularity of The X-Men, Fox’s The Wolverine made it to the No. 1 spot at the U.S. box office this weekend. The pic, ... Continue Reading →
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‘Wolverine’ Ready to Claw Through Competition

Box office analysts are predicting big things for Fox’s new release The Wolverine this weekend. The Hugh Jackman starrer, which is directed by James Mangold, is expected to have ... Continue Reading →
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SIGGRAPH Keynote Selick Talks Studio Challenges

During Monday’s keynote panel at SIGGRAPH, which featured top Toon Town vets from major studios, acclaimed stop-motion film director Henry Selick (Coraline, The Nightmare Before ... Continue Reading →
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DreamWorks Panel Is a Huge Hit at Comic-Con

The folks at DreamWorks Animation put on a terrific show on the first day of Comic-Con on Thursday (July 18). Studio chief creative officer Bill Damaschke, directors David Soren (Turbo), ... Continue Reading →
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Animated ‘Foosball’ Pic Scores Big in Argentina

Argentina’s Foosball has scored! Juan Jose Campanella’s much-anticipated, 3D-animated feature set an all-time record in attendance numbers with 104,000 tickets sold on its ... Continue Reading →
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DreamWorks’ ‘Turbo’ Wins Wednesday Movie Race

DreamWorks’ second feature of 2013, Turbo, was able to bring in about $6 million during its first day of release at the U.S. box office on Wednesday. Box office watchers are estimating ... Continue Reading →