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‘Rio’ Conquers the World, While ‘Hop’ Repeats in U.S.

Rio opened big overseas, while domestic moviegoers made it clear that they prefer to see Russell Brand in animated movies over live-action remakes. Fox and Blue Sky Studios’ Rio ... Continue Reading →
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‘Hop’ Leaps to $38 Million Domestic Opening

Hop put some bounce in the box office, handily winning an otherwise weak weekend for movies. The second film from the Universal-affliliated Illumination Entertainment grossed an estimated ... Continue Reading →
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Brazilian Rhapsody – Blue Sky’s ‘Rio’

Under the direction of Carlos Saldanha, the team at Blue Sky delivers Rio, a visually stunning valentine to the birds, the beauty and infectious music of Brazil. True artists are often ... Continue Reading →
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‘Angry Birds Rio’ Catapults to Phones, iPads

Angry Birds Rio is now available worldwide to help animation fans while away the hours until the April 15 opening of Fox and Blue Sky Studios’ Rio. The movie-themed version of ... Continue Reading →
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Watch the Super Bowl Ads for ‘Rango,’ ‘Rio,’ ‘Kung Fu Panda 2′

If you’re like us, the best part of watching the Super Bowl is the ads. And with so many big animated movies out this year, there were plenty of sneak peeks. Now that the chips ... Continue Reading →
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‘Panda 2,’ ‘Rio,’ ‘Rango’ Lead Crowd of Super Bowl Movie Ads

Super Bowl Sunday is almost here, which means its time for football fans to root for the Pittsburgh Steelers or Green Bay Packers — also to check out all the great commercials. Among ... Continue Reading →
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‘Angry Birds’ Head to ‘Rio’; First Look at Trailer

20th Century Fox gave a big push to its upcoming animated film Rio, showing off Friday the first clips to the press and announcing a collaboration with the makers of the hit mobile ... Continue Reading →
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Question for the Week of January 3 2011

Which one of the animated movies of 2011 is on top of your must-see list? • Paramount / ILM’s Rango • Fox / Blue Sky’s Rio • DreamWorks’ Kung Fu Panda 2 • ... Continue Reading →
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New Trailer for Blue Sky’s ‘Rio’

A new trailer for Rio, coming April 8 from Fox and Blue Sky Studios, has hit the net. Directed by Carlos Saldanha, who worked on all three Ice Age films, Rio’s all-star cast includes ... Continue Reading →