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‘Star Wars’ is Top Domestic B.O. Opening with $238M

So, the Force is definitely with the bottom line for Disney. Star Wars: The Force Awakens shattered plenty of box office openings in posting a $238 million domestic gross in its opening ... Continue Reading →
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‘Force Awakens’ Opening Shatters Multiple Records

Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the first new film in the franchise since Disney’s acquisition, has raked in an estimated $57 million from Thursday evening preview screenings. This ... Continue Reading →
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Double Negative, Primes Focus World Merge

Prime Focus Limited has announced the merger of its creative services arm Prime Focus World with acclaimed feature film vfx house Double Negative to create a major effects, animation ... Continue Reading →
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‘X-Men’ Soars; ‘Frozen’ Now No. 5 of All Time

Marvel’s merry mutants ruled the box office this weekend, as expected, while Disney’s Frozen moved up another step on the list of all-time highest grossing films. X-Men: ... Continue Reading →
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Cinesite Appoints Eamonn Butler Animation Director

Leading digital visual effects house Cinesite has announced it has appointed Eamonn Butler as animation director to head up its expanding animation division. Butler joins the studio ... 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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Nick Announces Kids’ Choice Nominees

Nickelodeon has released the list of nominees for the 25th Annual Kids’ Choice Awards, hosted this year by Will Smith and airing live from USC’s Galen Center in Los Angeles ... Continue Reading →
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And the BAFTAS Go to ‘Rango,’ ‘Morning Stroll’

The weekly shower of big awards to Gore Verbinski’s feature Rango continued on Sunday (Feb. 12) when the quirky CG-animated movie received the Best Animated Feature BAFTA Award during ... Continue Reading →
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2011 Animated Oscar Noms Offer Surprises

The nominees for the 84th annual Oscars were announced Tuesday morning, with the best animated feature race falling to A Cat in Paris Alain Gagnol and Jean-Loup Felicioli (GKids) Chico ... Continue Reading →
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BAFTA Toon Noms: ‘Tintin,’ ‘Arthur Christmas,’ ‘Rango’

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts has nominated three features for its Best Animated Film Category. Announced Tuesday by  actors Daniel Radcliffe and Holliday Grainger ... Continue Reading →
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