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Building Up to Epic

Writer-director Dean DeBlois steers Hiccup, Toothless ... Continue Reading →
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Nyong’o, Christie Cast in ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’

The Force is adding a few actresses to its cast. The producers of the now-in-production Star Wars: Episode VII have announced that Oscar-winning actress Lupita Nyong’o and Game ... Continue Reading →
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‘LEGO Movie’ Builds Up Warner’s Q1 Profits

Things are clicking into place for Time Warner, Inc. as the company reports that the blockbuster performance of its animated hit The LEGO Movie (good job, Animal Logic!) and vfx filled ... Continue Reading →
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Henson Launches ‘Elias’ Eps at MIPTV

The Jim Henson Company’s licensing banner HIP (Henson International Properties) will be unveiling the first episodes of CG animated kids series Elias: Rescue Team Adventures. ... Continue Reading →
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Focus Unveils New ‘Boxtrolls’ Teaser

Distributor Focus Features has revealed a new teaser for Portland, Oregon-based stop-motion house LAIKA’s upcoming film The Boxtrolls, arriving in theaters September 26. The film ... Continue Reading →
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‘Frozen,’ ‘Gravity’ Sound Great to CAS Awards

Frozen and Gravity continued their awards-season runs with victories in the Cinema Audio Society Awards, held Saturday at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in downtown Los Angeles. The ... Continue Reading →
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EXCLUSIVE: Anderson Dishes on ‘Pompeii’ VFX

Great disasters have long been popular settings for moviemaker looking to tell human and even intimate stories, and Pompeii certainly follows in that tradition. The film, released today ... Continue Reading →
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‘Gravity’ Has Strong Hold on VES Nominations

Gravity lead the nominations in motion picture categories for the 12th annual Visual Effects Society Awards, announced Tuesday. The film, directed by Alfonso Cuaron, earned eight nominations. DreamWorks ... Continue Reading →
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nWave Announces Global Plans for ‘House of Magic’

nWave Pictures has unveiled plans for the global release of its holiday movie The House of Magic. The charming 3-D CG-animated release, which is budgeted at $34 million opens this Christmas ... Continue Reading →
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Hot Discs: ‘Despicable Me 2,’ ‘Futurama,’ ‘Mary Poppins’

Since there are only a couple of weeks left until the holidays, the studios are releasing some of their big titles on DVD and Blu-ray this week. Among the many hot new animated titles ... Continue Reading →