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Review: “Arthur Christmas”: Jingle-Jangle All the Way

by on November 19, 2012
Aardman Animation’s Arthur Christmas isn’t a bad film by any stretch of the imagination. It’s got spunk and wit and pizzazz and a holiday-inflected theme suitable to the season. It looks nice and it moves well. But it’s a slapdash movie, and it has all the subtlety of a carillon banging out “Jingle Bells” at […]
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PR: “The Rabbi’s Cat” Opens December 7, 2012, at IFC Center in New York City

by Ed Liuon November 18, 2012
From the distributor of Academy Award® nominees A Cat in Paris, Chico & Rita, and The Secret of Kells THE RABBI’S CAT A FILM BY Joann Sfar OPENS DECEMBER 7TH   AT THE FOLLOWING THEATER IN NEW YORK: IFC CENTER 323 6th Avenue, New York, NY, 10014 THE RABBI’S CAT 3D, Animation, Joann Sfar & Antoine Delesvaux, France, 2011, 89 […]

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PR: Relativity and Reel FX Date Animated Comedy “Turkeys” for November 14, 2014

by Ed Liuon November 18, 2012
Relativity and Reel FX Date Animated Comedy Turkeys for November 14, 2014   Studio Also Shifts Safe Haven to Valentine’s Day 2013   (Beverly Hills, Calif.) November 15, 2012 – Relativity Media and Reel FX announced today that they have dated the upcoming animated comedy Turkeys, helmed by Jimmy Hayward, director of box office hit […]
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Review: “Brave” Blu-ray: Not Top Tier Pixar

by SB20xxon November 16, 2012
It was only a matter of time. Pixar had been on a hot streak for well over a decade, and for me personally, that streak (sadly) ended with the admittedly well-directed and action-packed, but soulless and suspension-of-disbelief stretching Cars 2. Now we have Brave, which is an improvement over Cars 2, but doesn’t reach the […]

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PR: “Scooby-Doo! Mask of the Blue Falcon” DVD/Blu-ray/UltraViolet Combo Pack Coming February 26, 2013

by Ed Liuon November 14, 2012
IT’S A SUPER ADVENTURE WITH SUPER-SLEUTH SCOOBY-DOO! IN AN ALL NEW ORIGINAL MOVIE SCOOBY-DOO! MASK OF THE BLUE FALCON AVAILABLE FEBRUARY 26, 2013 FROM WARNER BROS. HOME ENTERTAINMENT   BURBANK, CA (November 14, 2012) – A super villain comes to life and terrorizes a major comic book convention in Scooby-Doo! Mask of the Blue Falcon, the […]
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Review: “Pixar Short Films Collection Vol. 2” – More Little Gifts from Planet Pixar

by Ed Liuon November 14, 2012
Way back in 2007, when I reviewed the Pixar Short Films Collection Vol. 1, our own staffer Duke asked: “Does Pixar even have enough short films for a second volume? Or will that second volume come out in 2011?” Duke, wherever you are, you were only off by a year. The second collection of Pixar […]

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PR: GKIDS’ Studio Ghibli Animation Retrospective Returns to NYC IFC Center from November 16 – December 20, 2012

by Ed Liuon November 13, 2012
BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND: GKIDS’ STUDIO GHIBLI ANIMATION RETROSPECTIVE RETURNS TO NYC’S IFC CENTER FOR FIVE WEEKS   CASTLES IN THE SKY MIYAZAKI, TAKAHATA AND THE MASTERS OF STUDIO GHIBLI 15 FILMS FROM 1984 TO 2009 INCLUDING HAYAO MIYAZAKI MASTERPIECES “SPIRITED AWAY” “PRINCESS MONONOKE” “MY NEIGHBOR TOTORO” “CASTLE IN THE SKY”   AND WEEK-LONG THEATRICAL […]
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PR: Sony Pictures Animation & Sony Pictures Imageworks @ CTN Animation Expo Nov 16-18, 2012

by Ed Liuon November 12, 2012
SONY PICTURES ANIMATION AND SONY PICTURES IMAGEWORKS FILMMAKER PRESENTATIONS AND RECRUITMENT OPPPORTUNITIES AT CTN ANIMATION EXPO NOV. 16-18 IN BURBANK Special Hotel Transylvania Behind the Scenes presentation with Director Genndy Tartakovsky Culver City, CA, November 12, 2012 – Sony Pictures Animation and Sony Pictures Imageworks will lead several engaging panels, signings and recruitment opportunities November […]

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“Wreck-It Ralph” Takes in $33.05M in Week 2 for #2 Spot at Box Office

by Ed Liuon November 12, 2012
Disney’s Wreck-It Ralph raked in another .056 million (estimated) at the box office in its second week, representing a respectable 32.6% drop from its premiere weekend and bringing its cumulative box office total up to $93.690 million. The movie came in second to the latest James Bond outing Skyfall, which broke records with its $87.8 […]
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10 Animated Shorts Eligible for 2012 Academy Awards

by Ed Liuon November 12, 2012
The Hollywood Reporter has listed the 10 animated short films eligible for nomination in this year’s Best Animated Short Film category: “Adam and Dog,” Minkyu Lee, director (Lodge Films) “Combustible,” Katsuhiro Otomo, director (Sunrise Inc.) “Dripped,” Leo Verrier, director (ChezEddy) “The Eagleman Stag,” Mikey Please, director, and Benedict Please, music scores and sound design (Royal […]