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Mary Poppins Turns 50

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The original release date of “Mary Poppins” was August 27, 1964 – if you were lucky enough to be at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles and had a ticket to the star-studded event – but for the rest of the country, its nationwide release came a couple days later and the film went on […]

Big Hero 6's Hiro And Baymax Added to Disney Infinity Toy Box 2.0

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Hiro Hamada and Baymax from Disney’s “Big Hero 6″ movie will be included in the Disney Infinity Toy Box 2.0 video game [available on all major gaming systems] scheduled to be launched in November 2014…

Sundance Animated Shorts Coming To Theaters

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Some of the best animated shorts of the 2014 Sundance Festival will be coming to theaters later this year. The 95-minute conglomeration of the eight animated shorts – four from the 2014 festival and four from previous festivals – includes this year’s best animated short winner “Yearbook”, as well as 2012 Philadelphia Best Animated Short […]

LEGO Documentary Gets A Release Date

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“Beyond the Brick: A LEGO Brickumentary”, a documentary covering the obsessions of AFOLs [Adult Fans of LEGOs] has received an official nationwide release date for early next year. The documentary, er, brickumentary, is billed as the first official documentary on the LEGO bricks and follows groups of AFOLs around the world at brick conventions as […]

NY Times Looks at Ari Folman's "The Congress"

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The New York Times has taken a look at The Congress, the latest live-action/animated hybrid film from director Ari Folman (Waltz with Bashir). The movie is adapted from The Futurological Congress by renowned science fiction author Stanislaw Lem, and centers on actor Robin Wright playing a version of herself, and the aftermath of a final […]

The Legends of Oz – Dorothy’s Return DVD Released

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Roger Baum is the great-grandson of L. Frank Baum – the originator of “The Wizard of Oz” and Roger wrote books about the Land of Oz as well. The movie “The Legends of Oz – Dorothy’s Return” is based on those books and the animated musical voice-stars Lea Michele in the title role along with […]

Sundance Animated Shorts Coming to Theaters Starting September 26, 2014

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The Hollywood Reporter notes that the Sundance Film Festival is rolling out a 95-minute program of animated shorts to theaters, set to premiere at the Sundance Sunset Cinemas in Los Angeles on September 26, 2014. More dates and cities are to be announced in the coming weeks. The program will include 4 shorts from the […]

"Song of the Sea" Opens Theatrically on December 19, 2014, in NYC and Toronto

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GKIDS ANNOUNCES NORTH AMERICAN RELEASE DATE FOR SONG OF THE SEA OPENING THEATRICALLY DECEMBER 19 IN NEW YORK & TORONTO From the Academy Award®-Nominated Filmmakers of THE SECRET OF KELLS NEW YORK (August 25, 2014) – GKIDS, the distributor of award-winning animation for both adult and family audiences, proudly announces Friday, December 19th as the […]

Marvel Skipping the "Big Hero 6" Movie Party

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Although Disney’s upcoming animated feature Big Hero 6 is based on a Marvel Comics superhero team (and comic book mini-series of the same name), The Hollywood Reporter states that Marvel is not planning any tie-ins to the movie, citing the lack of any Big Hero 6 tie-ins for the November 2014 advance solicitations (when the […]

Otakon 2014: Interview - Masao Maruyama on Studio MAPPA and its Works

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Masao Maruyama’s storied career spans the lifetime of the modern anime industry itself. He started out with Mushi Productions before going on to found the animation studio Madhouse in 1972, where he spent over four decades producing scores of noteworthy anime titles and working with some of the finest talent in the business. Such series […]

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