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Netflix Confirms Sony Animation Deal

Following some Wall Street speculation, streaming giant Netflix has confirmed that it has struck a deal for Sony Animation films, taking over films like Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs ... Continue Reading →
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Settling the Score: The 2014 Musical Oscar Race

The big Toon Town players are not just concerned with the coveted Best Animated Feature trophy—the genre also tends to be well represented in the Score and Song categories come awards ... Continue Reading →
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The Animated Feature Contenders

Although some naysayers were complaining about the quality of the animated features in contention this year, how can you really be grumpy about a year that had a wonderful 2D animated ... Continue Reading →
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19 Films Submitted for Animated Feature Oscar

According to the Academy, 19 films have been submitted for consideration in the animated feature film category for the 86th Academy Awards. The movies are (in alphabetical order): Cloudy ... Continue Reading →
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‘Smurfs 2′ to See Holiday Release

Retailers will be offering a delightful stocking stuffer for Peyo-philes on December 3 as Sony Pictures Animation’s The Smurfs 2 arrives in Blu-ray 3D combo pack, Blu-ray combo ... Continue Reading →
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It’s WAY Too Early to Predict the Oscar Animation Race!

Yes, it’s absurd to start talking about the Oscar race even before Labor Day weekend has arrived, but The Hollywood Reporter has jumped the gun already! The trade magazine’s ... Continue Reading →
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Studio Heads Comment on ‘Animation Saturation’ in Theaters

Disney/Pixar chief creative officer John Lasseter, DreamWorks topper Jeffrey Katzenberg and Illumination Entertainment’s founder/CEO Chris Meledandri are among the top studio ... 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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‘Planes’ Lands at No. 3 as Auds Visit ‘Elysium’

Although the overall box office numbers are still not impressive, North American audiences chose to seek out Elysium, Neill Blomkamp’s follow-up to the acclaimed District 9. The ... Continue Reading →
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Sony Gets Spooky with ‘Smurfy Hollow’

An all-new animated mini-movie featuring Peyo’s beloved little blue crew will hit shelves this fall as Sony Pictures Home Entertainment releases The Smurfs: The Legend of Smurfy ... Continue Reading →