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Studios Conspired on Hiring, Wages Lawsuit Alleges

A class-action lawsuit alleging such major animation and VFX companies as DreamWorks Animation, Disney, Lucasfilm, Sony and Digital Domain agreed not to poach each other’s workers. The ... Continue Reading →
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‘Spidey 2,’ ‘Brony Tale,’ ‘Gilligan’ Top Week’s Discs

It’s a web of wild home video releases this week, with the latest from Marvel’s arachnid superstar, a documentary on men who love pony toons and some vintage and new animated ... Continue Reading →
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Taste Awards Submissions Close August 28

The organizers of the 6th Annual Taste Awards – celebrating the year’s best in Food, Fashion and Lifestyle programs on TV, in film, online and on radio – will soon ... Continue Reading →
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Release Date Updates for ‘Sinister Six,’ ‘Spider-Man 3,’ ‘Pirates 5′

The ongoing shuffle of vfx-laden feature projects continues with recent announcements of release changes and confirmations. Due to box office results not meeting expectations for The ... Continue Reading →
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‘Appleseed: Alpha’ Grows Series Mythology

It’s a hot week for anime releases with the arrival of Appleseed: Alpha (Sony, $30.99 Blu-ray, $26.99 DVD), the prequel to the hit series from the director of Ghost in the Shell. ... Continue Reading →
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MGM Vet Steve Hendry Joins Rainmaker Board

Vancouver’s Rainmaker Entertainment has appointed former Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer executive Steve Hendry to its board of directors. The decision was announced by Rainmaker’s ... Continue Reading →
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‘Star Wars’ Adds 2 to ‘Episode VII’ Cast

Crystal Clarke and Pip Anderson have been cast in Star Wars: Episode VII as the result of an open casting call that attracted some 67,000 hopefuls seeking a role in the much-anticipated ... Continue Reading →
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Video Releases Complete Trip to ‘The Boondocks’

It’s taken a while, but fans of The Boondocks can finally complete their collections. The Adult Swim series, based on the comic strip created by Aaron McGruder, arrives with two ... Continue Reading →
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Reviews: ‘Persona 4,’ ‘Appleseed Alpha’

Persona 4: The Animation – Complete Collection Aniplex/Sentai: $79.98, Blu-ray (4 discs) Persona 4 is a welcome rarity: An animated series based on a computer game that people ... Continue Reading →
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Comedy ‘Jumps’ ‘Dragon 2′ at Box Office

It was a big weekend at the box office, with two dueling sequels entering the fray with big hopes. In the end, the chips fell with a $60 million opening for the R-rated comedy 22 Jump ... Continue Reading →