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‘Appleseed: Alpha’ Grows Series Mythology

It’s a hot week for anime releases with the arrival of Appleseed: Alpha (Sony, $30.99 Blu-ray, $26.99 DVD), the prequel to the hit series from the director of Ghost in the Shell. ... Continue Reading →
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‘Smaug’ Alert! ‘The Hobbit’ is in the House!

The middle chapter of Peter Jackson’s adaptation of The Hobbit arrives on home video with a flourish worthy of the massive saga of J.R.R. Tolkien. The Hobbit: The Desolation of ... Continue Reading →
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Stop-Motion Legend Arthur Rankin Jr. Dies

Legendary animator, producer and director Arthur Rankin Jr., who delivered some of the most enduring and well-loved TV holiday specials of all time, has died at age 89. The acclaimed ... Continue Reading →
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There Be a Cunning Dragon!

Joe ... Continue Reading →
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‘Bubble Guppies’ Pays Homage to ‘Lord of the Rings’

When you think of appropriate homages to J.R.R. Tolkien’s epic The Lord of the Rings series, Nickelodeon’s preschool series Bubble Guppies doesn’t exactly leap to ... Continue Reading →
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New ‘Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug’ Trailer Hits

Bilbo Baggins, get ready for round two! The trailer has finally arrived for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, the middle part in Peter Jackson’s trilogy adapting the beloved ... Continue Reading →
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Gollum, You Never Looked Better!

The Hobbit’s vfx supervisor Joe Letteri talks about the vfx challenges of returning to J.R.R. Tolkien’s world nine years after the last Lord of the Rings movie cast its spell in ... Continue Reading →
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‘The Hobbit’ Delivers a Record Weekend

Filmgoers all around the world proved that they are still in love with J.R.R. Tolkien’s characters as Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey scored a record $84.8 million ... Continue Reading →
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Peter Jackson Reveals Plans for ‘Tintin’ Sequel

During his Hobbit press tour appearance in Belgium, Peter Jackson said that plans for a sequel to director Steven Spielberg’s 2011 feature The Adventures of Tintin are still on track. ... Continue Reading →
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Jackson Confirms Third ‘Hobbit’ Feature

It’s official: Peter Jackson has confirmed that he will be expanding his two-part adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit into a trilogy. Warner Bros. is probably thrilled to ... Continue Reading →