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"Mr. Peabody & Sherman" Places Second at Box Office in Premiere Weekend

by Ed Liuon March 10, 2014
Mr. Peabody & Sherman, the latest animated feature film from DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc, opened in second place at the box office in its premiere weekend, with an estimated $32.5 million in ticket sales. In comparison, DreamWorks’ last two March releases (2010’s How to Train Your Dragon and 2013’s The Croods) both cleared $40 million […]
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FX Renews "Archer" Through Season 7

by Ed Liuon March 7, 2014
The Hollywood Reporter states that FX has renewed the animated comedy Archer for a sixth and seventh season, ensuring the show will be on the air through 2016 and opening the way for cable and broadcast syndication. Each new season will be 13 episodes, with a possibility of further renewals afterwards. The series is the […]

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Stu Snyder Stepping Down from Turner Animation

by Ed Liuon March 7, 2014
The Los Angeles Times reports that Stu Snyder is stepping down as president and chief operating officer of Time Warner’s Turner Animation unit at the end of this month. Snyder held the position for six years and oversaw Turner’s animation efforts, most prominently Cartoon Network, in that time frame. Former Time Warner CFO John Martin […]
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"Secret of Kells" Studio Prepping Animated Feature Set in Afghanistan

by Ed Liuon March 6, 2014
Irish animation studio Cartoon Saloon (The Secret of Kells) is beginning work on an animated feature film adaptation of Deborah Ellis’ novel The Breadwinner, which focuses on a young girl named Parvana living in Afghanistan under the Taliban and forced to disguise herself as a boy to earn money for her family when her father […]

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PR: Disney's "Frozen" Crosses $1 Billion Worldwide

by Ed Liuon March 3, 2014
DISNEY’S “FROZEN” CROSSES $1 BILLION WORLDWIDE Winner of Two Academy Awards® Is Now Second Highest Grossing Animated Film Ever BURBANK, Calif. – March 3, 2014 – On the same day it won two Academy Awards® including Best Animated Feature, “Frozen,” Walt Disney Animation Studios’ 53rd feature film, crossed $1 billion at the worldwide box office. […]
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DreamWorks Animation Reports Q4 $17.2M Profit, Records $13.5M Charge Due to "Turbo"

by Ed Liuon February 26, 2014
DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. reported fourth quarter 2014 earnings of $17.2 million on revenue of $204.3 million. Accounted for in the revenue was a $13.5 million charge from the effects of the disappointing box office performance of Turbo, whose $282.6 million worldwide ticket sales were well below a typical DreamWorks animated feature film. DreamWorks also […]

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Hollywood Reporter Posts First Look at Guillermo del Toro-Produced "The Book of Life" Concept Art

by Ed Liuon February 26, 2014
The Hollywood Reporter has posted two pieces of concept art from The Book of Life, an upcoming animated feature film from Fox Animation and Reel FX Studios (Free Birds), co-written and directed by Jorge Gutierrez and co-produced by Guillermo del Toro. The Book of Life is based on the Mexican Day of the Dead holiday, […]
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PR: "The Wind Rises" Wins Truly Moving Picture Award

by Ed Liuon February 26, 2014
THE WIND RISES COMPLETES MIYAZAKI LEGACY, WINS TRULY MOVING PICTURE AWARD Hayao Miyazaki’s final animated feature film honored by Heartland Truly Moving Pictures (INDIANAPOLIS) – Studio Ghibli’s “The Wind Rises” has been recognized with the Truly Moving Picture Award by nonprofit arts organization Heartland Truly Moving Pictures. “’The Wind Rises’ is another extraordinary film from […]

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PR: Tomska, Weebl, TimH and more: London Comic Con's VidfestUK adds seven more top series to May's roster

by HellCaton February 25, 2014
MCM LONDON COMIC CON – EXCEL LONDON – 23-25 MAY Tomska, Weebl, TimH and more: VidfestUK adds seven more top series to May’s roster MCM Expo is delighted to announce seven great web series set to make a splash at VidfestUK this May, when our celebration of online video returns to London Comic Con. YouTube […]
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Nickelodeon Acquires "Alvinnn!!! and The Chipmunks" for International Markets

by Ed Liuon February 25, 2014
Variety reports that Nickelodeon has acquired the CGI series Alvinnn!!! and The Chipmunks in the run up to the MipTV conference, with a plan to roll out the series to 70 international channels (excluding North America and Brazil) in 2015. The series is an update to the classic Alvin and the Chipmunks characters, with the […]