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Holiday Trailer for Illumination’s ‘Secret Life of Pets’

Universal has released a new holiday trailer for its Illumination Entertainment animated feature film The Secret Life of Pets. Here’s how the studio describes the movie: “Comedy ... Continue Reading →
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Reese Witherspoon, Scarlett Johansson Sign to ‘Sing’

Hollywood stars Reese Witherspoon and Scarlett Johansson and jack-of-all-trades Seth MacFarlane will be joining previously announced headliner Matthew McConaughey in the voice cast ... Continue Reading →
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Animation Guild Ratifies Contract

Members of Animation Guild have ratified a new three-year contract with management with an overwhelming voter majority. The deal with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers ... Continue Reading →
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China’s Original Force Makes Feature Film Move

Original Force Animation — a well-established Chinese service studio with a roster of TV and videogame clients including Disney, DreamWorks Television, Sony, Tencent, Activision ... Continue Reading →
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‘Ant-Man’ Earns Extra Life Atop B.O. From ‘Pixels’

Ant-Man remained the king of the box office this weekend, managing to edge out the newly released Adam Sandler video game comedy Pixels. The Marvel Studios release earned a reported ... Continue Reading →
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‘Minions’ Scores $115 Million Debut Weekend

They may just be little yellow henchmen, but Illumination’s Minions dominated its U.S. theatrical debut weekend with more than $115 million in tickets sold. That number make Minions ... Continue Reading →
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‘Jurassic World’ Posts Massive $512 Million Worldwide Opening

Jurassic World had a historic weekend as it racked up the second-highest-grossing opening weekend of all time. The Universal pic’s $205 million domestic gross was just shy of ... Continue Reading →
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Musical ‘Looney Tunes’ Encore and More on Disc

The entree of this week’s DVD and Blu-ray releases is a new collection of cartoon classics, Looney Tunes: Musical Masterpieces (Warner Home, SRP $19.97). Feast your senses on ... Continue Reading →
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‘The Hobbit’ Trilogy Completes its Journey Home

The final battle is coming home at last to complete the collection of J.R.R. Tolkein fans everywhere with the release of The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (Warner Bros., $44.95, ... Continue Reading →
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‘Penguins,’ ‘Song of the Sea’ Ride New Disc Wave

This week’s key DVD/Blu-ray releases have a distinct aquatic theme, with DreamWorks’ Penguins of Madagascar and Cartoon Saloon’s Song of the Sea hitting shelves and ... Continue Reading →