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Global TV News Bytes

+ SLR Productions and co-producers Telegael and Top Draw Animation have welcomed Nine Network and ZDF Enterprises as broadcast partners for the new kids animated series Captain Flinn ... Continue Reading →
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Baumbach Working on DreamWorks’ Breathed Feature

Noah Baumbach, the quirky filmmaker behind indie features such as Frances Ha and The Squid and the Whale is working on a new animated feature for DreamWorks Animation, per Bleeding ... Continue Reading →
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Bowers In Talks to Direct ‘Clifford’ Movie

Veteran animation director David Bowers is in talks to helm a hybrid feature film take on the classic children’s book series Clifford the Big Red Dog. The Wrap reports that Universal ... Continue Reading →
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Pixar’s ‘Monsters University’ Jumps the $700 Million Mark

Disney/Pixar’s popular summer prequel Monsters University passed the big $700 million worldwide box office mark on Thursday (Aug. 29). Directed by Dan Scanlon, the Pixar title ... Continue Reading →
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Fox Gets ‘Epic’ Results on Home Ent. Charts

Fox Home Entertainment scored the number one spot on both Nielsen’s VideoScan First Alert and Blu-ray Disc charts with Blue Sky Studios’ CG-animated family adventure, Epic. ... 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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‘Despicable Me 2′ Crosses $800 Mil. Milestone

Universal/Illumination’s huge blockbuster movie Despicable Me 2 had another record-breaking weekend at the box office worldwide as its cume crossed the $800 million barrier. The ... 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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Chinese Officials Deny a Ban on ‘Despicable Me 2'

Officials in China have denied that there is ban on Universal/Illumination’s hugely popular animated feature Despicable Me 2 in the country. Authorities say the reason the movie ... Continue Reading →