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Question for the Week of December 2 2013

Which animated feature do you think deserves the Oscar this year? Frozen (Disney) The Croods (Fox/DreamWorks) The Wind Rises (Disney/Studio Ghibli) Despicable Me 2 (Universal/Illumination) Ernest ... Continue Reading →
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Obama Gets the Star Treatment at DreamWorks

President Obama talked about the economy, praised DreamWorks and got the inside scoop on two of the studio’s upcoming movies, during his visit to the Glendale campus today (Nov. ... Continue Reading →
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Minions Take Over Manhattan

The team at Universal is doing a fantastic job promoting Despicable Me 2‘s digital HD release this week and the Blu-ray/DVD arrival on December 10. The studio sent the hugely ... Continue Reading →
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‘Room on the Broom,’ ‘Adventure Time’ Win BAFTAs

BBC’s acclaimed TV special Room on the Broom, Cartoon Network’s Adventure Time and BBC/Aarmdan’s Timmy Time were among the top TV winners at last night’s British ... Continue Reading →
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‘Despicable Me 2′ Helps Deliver Universal’s Best Year

Universal Pictures announced this week that the studio has set a new record for its highest-grossing year ever at the North American box office with a total of $1.352 billion through ... Continue Reading →
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Bela Lugosi Meets a Hollywood Animator

Halloween is upon us once again, which set me thinking about Walter Lantz. What, you may ask, does the purveyor of Woody Woodpecker and Andy Panda cartoons have to do with Halloween? ... Continue Reading →
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New DVDs: ‘DreamWorks Holiday Classics’ and More

It’s one of those off weeks in which we don’t have a lot of high-voltage animated titles hitting the home entertainment market. However, if you look closer, you can still ... Continue Reading →
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‘The Croods’ Is First DVD Mailed to Voters

The team at Fox/DreamWorks are hoping that being the first studio to send out their DVD screeners to Academy members will get them a head start in the wide-open Oscar race this year. ... Continue Reading →
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Rupert Grint Leads English ‘Foosball’ Cast

Harry Potter‘s Rupert Grint will be leading the voice cast for the English-language version of Juan Jose Campanella’s Spanish-Argentine co-pro CG feature, Foosball. Variety ... Continue Reading →
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‘Minions’ Movie Pushed Back to July 2015

Universal has decided to push back its Minions spinoff movie from Dec. 19, 2014 to July 10, 2015. The Hollywood Reporter points out that the shuffle will leave the studio without an ... Continue Reading →