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Ice Cube Eyed for Miles Morales’ Dad in the Animated ‘Spider-Man’ Movie According to Meet the Movie Press co-host Jeff Sneider, Sony Pictures Animation is considering ... Continue Reading →
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Sony Pictures Animation Reveals Slate through 2018

Sony Pictures Animation is forging ahead with its plans to increase its release output while creating a distinctive mix of titles, evidenced by the newly released feature film slate ... Continue Reading →
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Academy Invites 683 New Members for 2016

The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences has extended membership invitations to 683 distinguished filmmakers, artists and executives “who represent the best in our global ... Continue Reading →
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Cinematheque Hosts ‘Cowboy Bebop’ Screening & Panel

The Art Directors Guild in conjunction with the American Cinematheque are hosting a special panel and screening of the 2001 popular anime title, Cowboy Bebop: The Movie (original title: ... Continue Reading →
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Peter Ramsey to Exec Produce ‘Tailchaser’s Song’

Rise of the Guardians director Peter Ramsey has joined Animetropolis/IDA/EFG-Renascence’s upcoming adaptation of Tad Williams’ fantasy novel Tailchaser’s Song as exec producer. ... Continue Reading →
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‘Guardians’ Rises Amid Week’s DVDs

There’s a veritable olio of diverse DVDs simmering in the pot this week. Rising to the top of our list is DreamWorks’ magical adventure Rise of the Guardians (Paramount/DW, $29.99). ... 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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The Winning Scores

The composers of some of the best animated soundtracks of the year discuss their craft and inspirations. Over the past year, there have been plenty of behind-the-scenes features about ... Continue Reading →
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DreamWorks’ ‘Guardians’ Rises to the Top

Santa, Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy and the rest of the gang had a great weekend at the box office as DreamWorks’ Rise of the Guardians became the number one international feature, ... Continue Reading →
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‘Rise of the Guardians’ Makes $105.9 Mil. Worldwide

DreamWorks holiday feature Rise of the Guardians landed on the number-four spot at the U.S. box office this weekend, bringing in $13.5 million and bringing its two week-total to $48.9 ... Continue Reading →