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‘Transformers’ Rolls Over Comedy Competition

The robots in disguise remained the top draw at the box office for the second week in a row as Transformers: Dark of the Moon became the year’s top-grossing movie. Based on the ... Continue Reading →
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Back to the Days of Christopher Robin & Pooh

Disney returns to the basics with the terrific 2D movie Winnie the Pooh, which is inspired by five classic stories by A. A. Milne. In this day and age, when everyone is trying to jump ... Continue Reading →
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Sweet Serpent – ‘The Ballad of Nessie’

Stevie Wermers-Skelton and Kevin Deters’ charming Ballad of Nessie brings a certain lake-dwelling Scottish monster to animated life. Here’s a lesson for animation students: Don’t ... Continue Reading →
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Mighty ‘Transformers’ Faces Comedy Challengers

Can a one-two comedy punch topple the mighty Transformers where other films have failed? That’s the test of this weekend’s box office, as Michael Bay’s visual-effects ... Continue Reading →
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‘Transformers’ Morphs into Box Office Monster

We might need to roll out a new definition for blockbuster and call it Transformers: Dark of the Moon. The movie, based on the Hasbro toys and classic 1980s animated TV series, had ... Continue Reading →
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Question for the Week of June 27 2011

Now that we’ve hit the mid-year mark of 2011, which one of the following movies do you think has the best chance of getting nominated in the Best Feature category? Kung Fu ... Continue Reading →
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2011 Licensing Wish List

Our annual run-down of what to expect from top toon and vfx blockbuster franchises at this year’s Licensing International Expo held in Las Vegas, June 14-16. Old Pals and New Faves ... Continue Reading →
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L.A. Film Fest to Sneak ‘Winnie The Pooh’

If you’re an animation fan and happen to be in Los Angeles June 16-26, you may want to check out the wide variety of animated features and shorts screening at the 2011 Los Angeles ... Continue Reading →
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Mars Hurts Mouse’s Bottom Line

As Disney prepares to make a big splash at the Cannes film festival with Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, the daily trades are reporting that the disappointing box-office ... Continue Reading →
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Overseas Reviews, Clip from Disney’s ‘Winnie the Pooh’

Disney’s next 2D animated feature, Winnie the Pooh, doesn’t open in North America until July 15 — but it’s already playing overseas and doing fairly well with critics ... Continue Reading →