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2015 Oscar Nominees Announced; “Dragon 2,” “Song of the Sea,” “Kaguya,” “Big Hero 6,” and “Boxtrolls” for Best Animated Feature

by Ed Liuon January 15, 2015
The 87th annual Academy Award nominees were announced today. Categories with an animated feature in contention are: BEST ANIMATED FEATURE How to Train Your Dragon 2 (DreamWorks Animation) Song of the Sea (GKIDS/Cartoon Saloon) The Tale of the Princess Kaguya (GKIDS/Studio Ghibli) Big Hero 6 (Disney) The Boxtrolls (LAIKA) BEST ANIMATED SHORT FILM “The Dam […]
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Entering the Land of the Remembered in “The Book of Life”

by Ed Liuon January 8, 2015
Animation Scoop has posted a brief interview and several video clips with director Jorge Gutierrez discussing the scene of Manolo entering the Land of the Remembered in the CGI animated feature film The Book of Life. Gutierrez discusses the many challenges of the scene (which received a very prominent place in the trailers for the […]

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New Trailer for DreamWorks Animation’s “Home” Released

by Ed Liuon November 25, 2014
20th Century Fox and DreamWorks Animation have released a new trailer for Home, the intergalactic 3D adventure film set for release on March 27, 2015. In addition, a cast chat has been released where the movie’s stars Rihanna and Jim Parsons interview each other. HOME Animation Release: March 27, 2015, in 3D Director: Tim Johnson […]

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“Strange Magic” Trailer Released

by Ed Liuon November 21, 2014
Lucasfilm has released the trailer for Strange Magic, the recently announced CGI animated movie musical written by George Lucas and set for release on January 23, 2015. Yahoo Movies is hosting the trailer, along with a feature article about the movie, with director Gary Rydstrom quoting George Lucas’ emphasis that the story should be about […]
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Disney Sets 2016 Release Dates for “Zootopia” and “Moana”

by Ed Liuon November 14, 2014
Walt Disney Animation Studios has announced release dates for their next two animated feature films. Zootopia will be released on March 4, 2016; the movie will be directed by Byron Howard (Tangled) and will center on a fast-talking fox framed for a crime he didn’t commit. Moana will be released on November 23, 2016; co-directed […]

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George Lucas Animated Musical “Strange Magic” Coming on January 23, 2015

by Ed Liuon November 12, 2014
“Strange Magic,” a new animated film from Lucasfilm Ltd., will be released by Touchstone Pictures on January 23, 2015. “Strange Magic” is a madcap fairy tale musical inspired by “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” Popular songs from the past six decades help tell the tale of a colorful cast of goblins, elves, fairies and imps, and […]
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“Big Hero 6” Conquers Box Office with $56.2M in Ticket Sales for Debut Weekend

by Ed Liuon November 10, 2014
Disney’s Big Hero 6 won the box office race in its premiere weekend, selling $56.21M in tickets (estimated) to beat out Paramount’s science fiction epic Interstellar, whose second place finish meant $47.51M in ticket sales. The strong opening weekend handily beat out Wreck-It Ralph‘s $49M premiere from 2012, although it’s short of the $67M opening […]

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Review: Disney Charms and Thrills With “Big Hero 6”

by Todd DuBoison November 7, 2014
Big Hero 6 might be the first time Walt Disney Animation Studios has handled a property from Marvel Comics, but there’s no question that the studio has taken the concept and made it its own, just as it has independently gone its own way when adapting the fairy tales and literature of yore. The movie’s […]
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Roger Howarth Joins The Flash

by Alex Beanon October 21, 2014
Actor Roger Howarth [“General Hospital”] has joined the cast of “The Flash”, playing the role of Mason Bridge, a reporter for the Central City Picture News who eventually begins investigating The Flash’s mentor. The Bridge character is based on the character of Mason Trollbridge from the Flash comic book series. “Things You Can’t Outrun” – […]