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‘Playmobil’ Joins Toy-to-Film Bandwagon

News out of AFM brings tidings that the classic tyke-targeted Playmobil toy brand is the latest to pursue a big-screen feature film adaptation. Paris-based ON Entertainment has secured ... Continue Reading →
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‘Panda’s’ Stevenson Directs United’s Ark Tale

Kung Fu Panda director John Stevenson has been tapped to direct a CG-animated feature inspired by the biblical tale of Noah’s Ark for United Pictures. Slated for completion in ... Continue Reading →
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‘Untitled Smurfs Movie’ Pushed to 2016

Director Kelly Asbury (Gnomeo & Juliet, Shrek 2, Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron) announced on his official production blog this morning that the franchise-remodeling Untitled ... Continue Reading →
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‘Smurfs’ Director Launches Production Blog

Sony Pictures Animation is making an all-animated Smurfs feature film, and now director Kelly Asbury (Shrek 2, Gnomeo & Juliet) is offering a behind-the-scenes look at the making ... Continue Reading →
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‘Frozen’ Worldwide Gross Sets Record for Animation

Noah topped the box office with a strong $44 million opening, but it was Disney’s Frozen that set the record this weekend as it passed Pixar’s Toy Story 3 to become the ... Continue Reading →
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Sony Animation Updates Production Slate

Sony Pictures Animation today revealed updates to their upcoming projects line-up, which includes a new Genndy Tartakovsky original, the animated feature debut of Popeye and the continued ... Continue Reading →
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DreamWorks Enchanted by New ‘Shrek’ Film

Hot on the heels of the announcement that London will soon boast a Shrek themed amusement park attraction (Shrek’s Far Far Away Adventure), it seems the oger-ific film franchise ... Continue Reading →
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Vernon to Direct Rogen’s ‘Sausage Party’ for Sony

Sony is throwing a Sausage Party, a new raunchy animated movie written by Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, Kyle Hunter and Ariel Shaffir. The pic will be directed and produced by talented ... Continue Reading →
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‘Despicable Me 2′ Sets New B.O. Records in the U.K.

Universal/Illumination’s blockbuster sequel Despicable Me 2 is now the highest-grossing film of 2013 in the U.K. Universal Pictures International told The Hollywood Reporter that ... Continue Reading →
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DreamWorks’ ‘Turbo’ Ready to Race the Minions

Turbo, DreamWorks’ second animated feature of 2013, offers a high-energy tale about an unlikely hero who dreams of winning the Indianapolis 500 race. Hollywood has always had ... Continue Reading →