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PR: Section23 Films Announces October 2012 Slate

by Ed Liuon July 12, 2012
SECTION23 FILMS ANNOUNCES OCTOBER SLATE UN-GO Available on October 30th HOUSTON, July 11, 2012 – Home video distributor Section23 Films today announced its October slate of releases; including the complete collection of UN-GO. The eagerly awaited new series from Fuji TV’s prestigious noitaminA animation block and mega animation studio BONES, UN-GO will be released on […]
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PR: Kevin Smith’s “Fatman on Batman” Podcast, Bacon Bros., & More at Warner Bros. San Diego Comic Con 2012

by Ed Liuon July 11, 2012
PRESENTING TWO VERY FAMOUS KEVINS AND A FAN-TASTIC LINEUP, BECAUSE EVERYBODY LOVES MUSIC, MOVIES, COMICAL MUSINGS … AND BACON!   KEVIN SMITH, THE BACON BROTHERS AND NERDMELT COMEDY HEADLINE THREE DAYS OF FREE OUTDOOR ENTERTAINMENT AS WARNER BROS. PRESENTS THE “EXTRA AT COMIC-CON” STAGE   Festival Also Features Performances by The Voice‘s Tony Lucca & […]

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DreamWorks Animation Announces Plans for Theme Park at the Meadowlands in NJ

by Ed Liuon July 11, 2012
DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc., has announced plans for a theme park as part of a revived entertainment and retail mall location at the Meadowlands in New Jersey. It is the latest announcement for a DreamWorks-oriented theme park after similar plans for parks in China, Dubai, and Abu Dhabi were not executed to completion. The park […]
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Unauthorized Animated Disney Characters Appear on North Korean TV

by Ed Liuon July 11, 2012
The New York Times reports that unauthorized versions of copyrighted Walt Disney Company characters appeared on North Korean state-run television on Monday. Costumed versions of Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Tigger, and other Disney characters were seen dancing in front of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, with occasional clips from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs […]

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PR: “Looney Tunes the Chuck Jones Collection Mouse Chronicles” Coming to DVD/Blu-ray on Aug 28, 2012

by Ed Liuon July 11, 2012
IT’S THE BIG CHEESE OF MOUSE COLLECTIONS WITH WARNER HOME VIDEO’S RELEASE OF LOONEY TUNES THE CHUCK JONES COLLECTION MOUSE CHRONICLES AVAILABLE AUGUST 28, 2012   Set Features 19 Remastered Shorts Released on DVD & Blu-ray™ for the First Time Plus Bonus Material   Two-Disc Collection Features Over Two Hours of Content BURBANK, CA (July […]
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PR: Director Genndy Tartakovsky Inks Overall Deal with Sony Pictures Animation

by Ed Liuon July 11, 2012
Acclaimed Animation Director Genndy Tartakovsky Inks Overall Deal with Sony Pictures Animation Culver City, CA, July 11, 2012 – Sony Pictures Animation continues to expand its stable of talented filmmakers with the signing of three-time Emmy Award winner Genndy Tartakovsky (Dexter’s Laboratory, Samurai Jack, Star Wars: Clone Wars) to an overall agreement that extends beyond […]

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LAIKA Brings "ParaNorman" to San Diego Comic Con International 2012

by Ed Liuon July 6, 2012
LAIKA Animation Studios will be coming to San Diego Comic Con International 2012 to show off their latest film ParaNorman, which is coming to theaters on August 17, 2012. On Friday the 13th of July, a panel dedicated to ParaNorman will be held in Hall H, featuring actors Kodi Smit-McPhee, Anna Kendrick, and Christopher Mintz-Plasse; […]

LA Times on Direct-to-Video Knockoff Industry

by Ed Liuon June 25, 2012
The Los Angeles Times has examined the “drafting phenomenon” in the movie industry, where direct-to-video knockoffs of major studio films exploit the studios’ marketing campaigns. Animated family films are frequent subjects for knockoffs, with recent releases including Kiara the Brave and Life’s a Jungle: Africa’s Most Wanted, which are drafting off Pixar’s Brave and DreamWorks […]

"Brave" Leads Box Office in Debut Weekend with $66.7M in Ticket Sales; "Madagascar 3" at #2

by Ed Liuon June 25, 2012
Disney/Pixar’s Brave led the box office in its debut weekend with an estimated $66.7 million in ticket sales, bringing it on par with 2008’s WALL-E (which went on to a $521 million take worldwide). In second place was DreamWorks Animation’s Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted, with an estimated $20 million in ticket sales for a […]

"Brave" Scores a Near Bulls-Eye

by Ed Liuon June 22, 2012
Recently, Pixar President Ed Catmull was quoted as saying Disney Feature Animation would not be doing fairy-tale movies, to the outcry of many fans of Disney and animation everywhere. After watching Pixar’s Brave, I have to wonder whether Catmull’s directive was to avoid showing Disney up at their own game. Brave is a very well-done, […]