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‘Maya’ Flies, ‘Strange Magic’ Casts Spell on Disc

A pair of under-the-radar animated features make this an interesting week for home video releases. First, is Maya the Bee Movie (Shout! Factory; $24.97, 3D Blu-ray, Blu-ray, DVD and ... Continue Reading →
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Han and Chewie Make Appearance in ‘Force Awakens’ Trailer

Disney/Lucasfilm have unveiled the second official trailer for J.J. Abram’s hotly anticipated Star Wars: The Force Awakens, arriving in theaters December 18. Fans of the original ... Continue Reading →
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Judge Dismisses Class-Action Wage Suit Against Animation Studios

A federal class-action lawsuit alleging top animation studios conspired to suppress wages has been dismissed. In a ruling issued April 3, U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh cited the statute ... Continue Reading →
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Hitting a High Note

Lucasfilm digs into the details in forging its own take on the musical animated fairy-tale with Strange Magic. If Strange ... Continue Reading →
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Brennan Named GM of Lucasfilm

Lynwen Brennan has been promoted to general manager of Lucasfilm. Brennan, who has served as president and general manager of Industrial Light & Magic since 2009, is credited with ... Continue Reading →
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‘Paddington’ Gets Solid Box Office Start

While Clint Eastwood’s American Sniper dominated the weekend box office, taking in about $89.5 million, the CG-hybrid flick Paddington from Paul King (Bunny and the Bull) benefited ... Continue Reading →
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‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Trailer Arrives

Well, it was 88 seconds of Force-fueled nostalgia as Disney and Lucasfilm released the first look at footage from Star Wars: The Force Awakens in a teaser trailer. The trailer was screened ... Continue Reading →
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Lucasfilm’s ‘Strange Magic’ Gets a Trailer

There’s now a trailer for the just-announced Lucasfilm animated feature Strange Magic, due in theaters Jan. 23. The feature is described as a madcap fairy-tale musical inspired ... Continue Reading →
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Touchstone Enchanted by Lucasfilm’s ‘Strange Magic’

Lucasfilm has announced that Touchstone Pictures will be releasing its new CG-animated feature Strange Magic to theaters January 23, 2015. The musical fantasy adventure is inspired ... Continue Reading →
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Old is New Again

Disney XD’s Star Wars Rebels plots a course back to the franchise’s storytelling and visual roots. After ... Continue Reading →