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‘Ant-Man’ Earns Extra Life Atop B.O. From ‘Pixels’

Ant-Man remained the king of the box office this weekend, managing to edge out the newly released Adam Sandler video game comedy Pixels. The Marvel Studios release earned a reported ... Continue Reading →
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‘Ant-Man’ Proves Small Heroes Can Earn Big Bucks

Ant-Man proved anything but diminutive at the box office this weekend, opening with a $58 million weekend opening gross that was only slightly under expectations. The Marvel Studios ... Continue Reading →
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‘Minions’ Scores $115 Million Debut Weekend

They may just be little yellow henchmen, but Illumination’s Minions dominated its U.S. theatrical debut weekend with more than $115 million in tickets sold. That number make Minions ... Continue Reading →
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Illumination Names ‘Pets,’ Sets July 2016 release

Illumination has titled and moved back the release date for its 2016 animated feature about pets. Now known as The Secret Life of Pets, the movie from directors Chris Renaud and Yarrow ... Continue Reading →
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Toons Tackle Ice Bucket Challenge

The animated contributions to the ALS Association’s viral Ice Bucket Challenge campaign to raise awareness and funds to fight the disease continue to trickle (to be fair, it takes ... Continue Reading →
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Penguins of Madagascar Accept ALS Ice Mission

The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has taken over social media, and animation is getting in the spirit of the fund-raising fun. Over on Facebook, the stars of Penguins of Madagascar accepted ... Continue Reading →
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The Animated Movie Dossier

The past few years have seen familiar animated faces as well as franchise reboots and original concepts raking in the box office bucks, and the toon features landscape for the next ... Continue Reading →
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‘Frozen,’ ‘Gravity’ Top BAFTA Awards

Frozen walked away with another cool honor this weekend, nabbing the BAFTA for Best Animated Film at a ceremony in London. Directors Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck took home the honor ... Continue Reading →
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Illumination Sets 2017 Dates for ‘Despicable 3,’ ‘Grinch’

Gru will be back — but not until 2017. Universal Pictures has set June 30, 2017, as the release date for Illumination Entertainment’s Despicable Me 3. Gru’s lovable little ... Continue Reading →
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Five Animated Pics Nominated for Academy Awards

This morning (Jan. 16), the nominations for the 86th Annual Academy Awards were announced at a news conference at the Samuel Goldwyn theater in Beverly Hills. Here are the animation ... Continue Reading →