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‘Rise of the Guardians’ Makes a Splash in Cannes

As expected, DreamWorks Animation made an early splash at the Cannes Film Festival on Wednesday with a big press event for its holiday season feature Rise of the Guardians. Studio head ... Continue Reading →
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‘Avengers’ Beats ‘Avatar’s’ Two-Week Record

Audiences kept the love strong for Disney/Marvel’s The Avengers, during the film’s second weekend at the U.S. box office. The film brought in an estimated $100.4 million Stateside, ... Continue Reading →
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Del Toro to Co-Direct Henson’s ‘Pinocchio’

After many months of unconfirmed rumors, Guillermo Del Toro has made it official. He will be co-directing Henson’s upcoming stop-motion adaptation of Pinocchio, with Mark Gustafson ... Continue Reading →
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LAIKA Appoints Mary Sandell as Head of Production

Mary Sandell is Portland-based animation house LAIKA’s new head of production, says The Hollywood Reporter. The animation veteran was a producer on the stop-motion studio’s Coraline ... Continue Reading →
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2012 Daytime Emmy Nominations Are Announced

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) today announced the nominees for the 39th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy® Awards. The nominations were announced ... Continue Reading →
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‘The Avengers’ Shatters Domestic B.O. Debut Records

As many had predicted, Disney/Marvel’s much-awaited The Avengers set an all-time industry record by grossing $200.3 million domestically (May4-6), shattering the previous record set ... Continue Reading →
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Avast! Aardman’s ‘Pirates’ to Attack Theaters This Friday!

With The Pirates! Band of Misfits Peter Lord and his team have outdone themselves with another delightful, beautifully crafted animated movie. We’ve all seen stop-motion family pictures, ... Continue Reading →
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DreamWorks Joins Wal-Mart’s Disc-to-Digital Service

DreamWorks Animation (Shrek, Kung Fu Panda, How to Train Your Dragon) has signed up with Wal-Mart Stores’ plan to help home audiences convert their DVD collections to online film ... Continue Reading →
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Katzenberg’s Compensation Dropped 40.5% in 2011

According to a recent regulatory filing, DreamWorks Animation CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg’s compensation for 2011 dropped to $4 million (from $6.7 million in 2010). The studio head got ... Continue Reading →
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Sony Acquires ‘Knights of Valour’ for Spain

Antonio Banderas is continuing this lucky streak with animated features, after his success with DreamWorks’ Shrek franchise, Puss in Boots and The Missing Lynx, which was produced ... Continue Reading →