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‘Lorax’ Rakes in $70.7 mil. Worth of Green

An overwhelming marketing campaign and familiarity with the Dr. Seuss brand pushed Universal/Illumination’s animated feature The Lorax to the top of the U.S. box-office chart with ... Continue Reading →
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Universal’s ‘The Lorax’ Expected to Top the Charts

How the team at Illumination Entertainment put a shiny new 3-D polish on Dr. Seuss’ cautionary, environmentally themed The Lorax. More than 40 years after Dr. Seuss (Theodor Geisel) ... Continue Reading →
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Universal’s Spider-Man Attraction Gets Animation Upgrade

Universal Orlando Resort is adding major visual enhancements to its Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man attraction. The popular ride will soon feature all-new 4K digital high definition ... Continue Reading →
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Dobbs Says ‘Arrietty,’ ‘Lorax’ are Liberal Propaganda

Fox Business Network host Lou Dobbs is accusing animated movies such as Disney/Ghibli’s The Secret World of Arrietty and Universal/Illumination’s Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax of trying ... Continue Reading →
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‘Arrietty’ Has an $8 Million Weekend

Although The Secret World of Arrietty landed on the No. 8 Spot at the box-office chart for the long President’s Day weekend, the very well-reviewed Disney release of the Studio Ghibli ... Continue Reading →
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Al Pacino to Voice New ‘Despicable Me’ Villain

Universal/Illumination’s sequel to Despicable Me just added more star power to its voice lineup. Deadline reported that master thespian Al Pacino has signed to play the new villain ... Continue Reading →
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‘Sammy’s Adventures’ Swims to U.S. Shores

Director Ben Stassen’s 2010 CG-animated feature A Turtle’s Tale: Sammy’s Adventures arrives in the U.S. on DVD this week. The Studio Canal movie, which was originally titled Around ... Continue Reading →
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Animator Dan Mills dies at 80

We are sad to report that animator and layout artist Dan Mills, whose credits include He-Man and the Masters of the Universe and Family Guy died earlier this month at the age of 80. ... Continue Reading →
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15 Pics Make the First VFX Oscar List

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 15 films have been selected for consideration for Achievement in Visual Effects for the 84th Academy Awards: The ... Continue Reading →
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‘X-Men’ Director Singer on Board for ‘Munsters’

The TV world has already been furrowing its brows in puzzlement over how NBC’s planned one-hour-drama reboot of 1960s slapstick The Munsters is going to turn out, but now The Hollywood ... Continue Reading →