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Russell Brand to Get Animated for Fox

Fox TV and Chernin Entertainment are working on an animated series based on the life of British comedian and actor Russell Brand, the trades reported yesterday. The show will be written ... Continue Reading →
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New Aussie Trailer for ‘The Lorax’ Reveals More

A new Australian trailer for Universal’s 2012 feature Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax offers more clues about the much-anticipated project. Directed by Chris Renaud (Despicable Me) and Kyle ... Continue Reading →
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Johnny Depp to Portray Dr. Seuss for Illumination

The life of celebrated children’s author Dr. Seuss (aka Theodor Geisel) is being adapted into a live-action Universal feature, produced by Illumination’s Christopher Meledandri ... Continue Reading →
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Giordano and Breton to Shine at Illumination

Illumination Entertainment, the company behind last year’s underdog hit Despicable Me and 2013’s The Lorax, has tapped Brooke Braton to be the senior production executive and Kit ... Continue Reading →
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‘Hangover’ Handily Beats ‘Panda’ in Sequel Faceoff

The Memorial Day weekend box office totals set a record by selling a massive $280 million worth of tickets, but the numbers fell just short of expectations for Kung Fu Panda 2. Driving ... Continue Reading →
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‘Pirates’ 4 Finds Huge Treasure in Foreign Ports

The tide was high for the fourth Pirates of the Caribbean movie this weekend, though perhaps not as high as the Walt Disney Co. would have liked — at least domestically. Pirates of ... Continue Reading →
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‘Rio’ Helps Fox Hit $1 Billion Mark

Last weekend, Blue Sky’s 3Dblockbuster hit Rio helped Fox International hit the magic $1 billion dollar mark at the global box office. To date, Carlos Saldanha’s valentine to his ... Continue Reading →
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‘Hoodwinked Too!’ Looks to Continue Toon B.O. Hot Streak

It took a while, but The Weinstein Co.’s long-in-the-works sequel to its 2005 hit Hoodwinked! is finally coming to theaters this weekend. Hoodwinked Too!: Hood vs. Evil is set ... Continue Reading →
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‘Rio’ Retains Box Office Crown Over Easter Weekend

Animation ruled the Easter weekend box office, with Blue Sky Studios’ stereoscopic 3D feature Rio repeating as the top film. Rio, released by Fox, took in an estimated $26.8 million ... Continue Reading →
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‘Rio’ Rocks the Box Office with $40M Opening in U.S.

It looks like Rio found the party it was looking for. The animated feature from Blue Sky Studios and Fox trounced the competition at the box office, earning an estimated $40 million ... Continue Reading →