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Review: "Thunder and the House of Magic" - Come for the Cat, Stay for the Magic

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Thunder and the House of Magic is one half of a very good movie. This movie was expanded from a short fixated on the “House of Magic” part of the title, and it shows. Everything to do with the original short shows signs of real creative spark, but its rudimentary plot is unlikely to engage […]

Boss Baby Adds Baldwin And Spacey

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Upcoming Dreamworks Animation movie “Boss Baby” has added Alec Baldwin and Kevin Spacey as dueling baby geniuses with Baldwin collaborating with his older brother to take down an impostor [Spacey] in a story line similar to Stewie of “Family Guy” and his frequent duels with his alter-egos. “Boss Baby” is currently scheduled to be released […]

Angry Birds Movie Nails Down Voice Cast

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The upcoming “Angry Birds” animated movie based on the popular video game has finally got a cast that includes “Saturday Night Live’s” Jason Sudeikis, who will play Red, Bill Hader [“Skeleton Twins”] as Pig, Maya Rudolph [“Bridesmaids”] as Matilda, Danny McBride [“Eastbound and Down”] as Bomb, Peter Dinklage [“Game of Thrones”] as Mighty Eagle and […]

Dominic Cooper Joins Agent Carter Cast

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Dominic Cooper [“Need for Speed”] will be joining the cast of the upcoming Captain America-themed television series “Agent Carter” on ABC – where he will reprise his role as Howard Stark from “Captain America: The First Avenger”. “Agent Carter” is set to debut on ABC in 2015. Source: The Hollywood Reporter

Toonzone Interviews Ben Stassen, Co-Director of "Thunder and the House of Magic"

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Belgian filmmaker Ben Stassen has been a longtime proponent of 3-D cinema. He founded nWave Pictures in 1994, producing CGI films for theme park rides and IMAX theaters. Several of his films are also in the “4-D” market, where 3-D movies are mated to physical effects to create an even more immersive experience. His most […]

CLIP: "The Boxtrolls" Halloween How-To and Studio Tour with Elle Fanning and Isaac Hempstead-Wright

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DreamWorks Animation in Talks for Acquisition by SoftBank

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The Hollywood Reporter reports that the Japanese conglomerate SoftBank is in talks to acquire DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc., in a deal that would value the animation studio at $3.4 billion, according to an anonymous source. The same source stated that current CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg would sign a five-year contract to stay with the studio, and […]

Jack And His Cuckoo Clock Heart Coming To Blu-ray And DVD Next Week

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With an animation style shout-out to Tim Burton, the animated French film “Jack and the Cuckoo Clock Heart” has Jack as a boy living in 1874 Edinburgh who has been given a cuckoo clock heart due to the fact that he was born on the coldest day on Earth – an event which caused his […]

Marvel Gets SNL Trailer Treatment

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Marvel has been mining comic book material for feature films and, as a result, printing money with each successful movie – which has made them fair game for the “Saturday Night Live” crew, who created a trailer for any number of upcoming Marvel movies…

Review: "The Boxtrolls" - Thinking Outside the Box

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The Boxtrolls cements Laika’s position in the animation industry as the studio most prone to quirky, slightly creepy fun and astonishingly meticulous stop-motion animation. Based on Alan Snow’s book Here Be Monsters, The Boxtrolls tells the unusual tale of a young boy adopted by the subterranean title creatures. While the movie seems much more conventional […]

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