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DreamWorks Taps Tim Minchin for Down Under Animated Musical “Larrikins”

by Ed Liuon June 7, 2013
The Los Angeles Times reports that DreamWorks Animation has picked up writer/actor/composer Tim Minchin to help create an animated musical project set in Australia titled Larrikins (which is Australian slang for mischievous youth). The movie will center on an uptight bilby who ventures out of his safe burrow, trading his sheltered life for a musical […]
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China Makes “Crood” Gesture

by Alex Beanon June 7, 2013
After seven weeks in release, the animated film The Croods was pulled from mainland Chinese theaters two weeks in advance of its expiration date after Chinese officials apparently became annoyed that the animated feature was massively outperforming Chinese-made animated competitors at the box office. Seven weeks into its run, The Croods – about a caveman’s […]

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Archie Goes To Hollywood

by Alex Beanon June 6, 2013
While the rest of us have graduated from high school, Archie and his pals are still stuck at Riverdale – but the high school student for life approach has paid off again as Warner Bros. announced they will be making a live-action movie of Archie and his pals. There have been just over a dozen […]
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PR: First Look Images and Casting News for “Free Birds”

by Ed Liuon June 5, 2013
Relativity and Reel FX Round Out Flock on Free Birds Eddie ‘Piolin’ Sotelo, Danny Carey and Josh Lawson Join Voice Cast of Animated Comedy (Beverly Hills, Calif.) June 5, 2013 – Relativity and Reel FX announced today that they have cast Hispanic radio personality Eddie ‘Piolin’ Sotelo (Ice Age: Continental Drift), drummer for the world-renowned […]

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PR: Anime Limited announce the theatrical release of “A Letter to Momo” in the UK

by Grant Whiteon June 5, 2013
Glasgow, UK June, 05, 2013 – Anime Limited, the Glasgow-based anime licensing company and parent company of All the Anime, are thrilled to announce the UK-wide theatrical release of the acclaimed Japanese animated film A Letter to Momo. Anime Limited is a new label that brings a fresh approach to the release of Japanese animated […]
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New Clips From “Lilo & Stitch,” “Emperor’s New Groove,” & “Atlantis” Blu-rays

by Ed Liuon June 5, 2013
Several new video clips have been released in conjunction with the upcoming Blu-ray releases of Disney’s Lilo & Stitch, The Emperor’s New Groove, and Atlantis. The deluxe Blu-ray packs will include both the original movies and direct-to-video sequels, and will be arriving in stores on June 11, 2013. THE EMPEROR’S NEW GROOVE Secret Lab Ravine […]

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Review: “Oblivion Island: Haruka and the Magic Mirror Blu-ray (UK Edition)”: Reflections On Childhood

by Grant Whiteon June 5, 2013
The first thing that struck me about this film was the contradiction in the title. ‘Oblivion Island’ brought up Elder Scrolls-style images of gothic adventure and battles against demonic hordes. But right next to it was the subtitle ‘Haruka and the Magic Mirror’, which sounds considerably softer and child friendly. It both raises and deflates […]
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PR: Anime Limited Announces 3D UK Cinema Screenings of “009 RE:CYBORG” Film

by Grant Whiteon June 4, 2013
Production I.G, the Tokyo-based studio that brought you Ghost in the Shell, Blood: The Last Vampire and the animated sequence from Kill Bill: Vol. 1 presents: 009 RE:CYBORG DIRECTED BY KENJI KAMIYAMA (East Of The Eden, Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex) In Stereoscopic 3D CGI Animation 12A /103 min/ Stereoscopic 3D CGI Animation […]

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Del Toro Joins Galaxy Crew

by Alex Beanon June 3, 2013
The next comic book-based film from Marvel -“Guardians of the Galaxy” – an “Avengers”-style flick featuring a gun-toting raccoon and other oddities, has added Benicio del Toro in a lead role – possibly the raccoon, but more likely as the villain, Thanos. Last month, Glenn Close was cast as Xandarian Worldmind, the “leader” of the […]
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Nolan To Go Interstellar Next November

by Alex Beanon June 3, 2013
It’s finally official – mega-pic director Christopher Nolan will have his latest science fiction film, “Interstellar”, released next November. The film stars Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain and Michael Caine as part of a time-travel voyage through a wormhole to the very edges of space [or perhaps Amanda Bynes’ brain]. “Interstellar” has been given […]