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Open The Portal to Premiere First Short ‘Jeom’ at Sundance

Los Angeles-based stop-motion animation studio Open The Portal is gearing up to premiere its first original short film project, Jeom, as an official selection of the 2018 Sundance Film ... Continue Reading →
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ADG Announces 22nd Production Design Awards Nominees

The Art Directors Guild (IATSE Local 800) has revealed the nominees for the 22nd Annual Excellence in Production Design Awards, honoring theatrical motion pictures, TV projects, commercials, ... Continue Reading →
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‘Stone Quackerz’ Creator Ben Jones Named Bento Box Creative Director

Bento Box Entertainment (Bob’s Burgers, Legends of Chamberlain Heights) has tapped Ben Jones as its new Creative Director, effective immediately. Based at the company’s ... Continue Reading →
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‘Smurfs 2′ to See Holiday Release

Retailers will be offering a delightful stocking stuffer for Peyo-philes on December 3 as Sony Pictures Animation’s The Smurfs 2 arrives in Blu-ray 3D combo pack, Blu-ray combo ... Continue Reading →
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Second Time’s Not a Charm for ‘The Smurfs’

Sony’s big summer sequel Smurfs 2 failed to draw big numbers at the American box office this past weekend. The live-action/CG-animated hybrid landed in the third spot Stateside, ... Continue Reading →
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Blue Guys Expected to See Major Green Worldwide

Sony’s The Smurfs 2 was the most popular movie on Wednesday with a $5.2 million opening day Stateside. Although the family pic’s numbers were slightly lower than DreamWorks’ ... Continue Reading →
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Sony Lines Up Scribes for ‘Smurfs 3'

Only a few weeks after announcing details about The Smurfs 2 feature (set to be released on July 31, 2013) Sony has revealed info about the third outing of the little blue guys. It ... Continue Reading →
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Plot and Cast Announced for ‘Smurfs’ Sequel

Sony Animation began production on the sequel to its 2011 hit The Smurfs today. Most of the cast and crew from the original movie, which made over $560 million at the global box office, ... Continue Reading →
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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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First-Wave December DVD Rush

If you managed to avoid the Black Friday mania over the holiday weekend, you may congratulate yourself on your cool-headed approach to the consumer madness. However, the gift-getting ... Continue Reading →