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“The Croods” Directors on Exploring Family Dynamics and the Sequel

by Ed Liuon February 25, 2014
The Hollywood Reporter has spoken with Kirk De Micco and Chris Sanders, co-directors of DreamWorks Animation Studios SKG’s The Croods, which is one of five films contending for the Best Animated Feature Academy Award this weekend. Among other topics, the two discuss how they approached family dynamics as the central hinge point for the entire […]

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CLIP: Bonus Excerpt from “Making of ‘Frozen'” with Olaf and Kristoff

by Ed Liuon February 25, 2014
In conjunction with the release of Frozen via digital download today and on Blu-ray and DVD on March 18, 2014, Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment has released the following “making of” video and stills from a bonus featurette looking behind the scenes of the movie with actors Josh Gad (Olaf) and Jonathan Groff (Kristoff): Making […]

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Season Three of “Adventure Time” Arrives on Blu-ray And DVD; Show Cartoon Network Your BMO!

by Alex Beanon February 24, 2014
The complete third season – all 26 episodes – of Cartoon Network’s top-rated hit, “Adventure Time”, will be on both the Blu-ray and DVD when they are released tomorrow. In addition special features will include an interview with Pendleton Ward in which he explains some of his voicing decisions, an alternate show introduction and, of […]
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Canadian Animators and Broadcasters Seeking UK Partners (and Tax Breaks)

by Ed Liuon February 24, 2014
The Hollywood Reporter notes a trip by several Canadian animation studios and broadcasters to the United Kingdom, seeking opportunities for co-productions that can take advantage of British animation skills, creativity, and newly implemented tax breaks for high-end TV and animated productions. Animation studios making the trip include Atomic Cartoons, Big Bad Boo, DHX Media, Eaglecliff […]

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Shout! Factory Lands Distribution Rights to “Jack and the Cuckoo-Clock Heart”

by Ed Liuon February 24, 2014
Shout! Factory has acquired U.S. and Canadian distribution rights to EuropaCorp’s Jack and the Cuckoo-Clock Heart. The film, directed by co-directed Mathias Malzieu and Stephane Berla and adapted by Malzieu from his novel, screened at the recent Berlin International Film Festival and is currently in the middle of a theatrical run in France. Malzieu also […]
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Awesomeness Continues for “The Lego Movie” with $31.45M in Week 3

by Ed Liuon February 24, 2014
The Lego Movie continued its dominance at the US domestic box office, claiming the top spot for the third week in a row with $31.45 million in ticket sales (estimated). The number represents another relatively soft 36.9% drop from the prior week, and brings its cumulative domestic gross to $183.16 million. As with last week’s […]

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Warren United Set To Kick Off

by Alex Beanon February 24, 2014
The World Cup is just around the corner – if you feel that June is “just around the corner” and most football/futbol/soccer fans do feel this way – so the proper time has arrived for the launch of “Warren United”, a new animated British television series detailing the travails of football/soccer freak fan Warren Kingsley. […]
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Disney Adds Pair Of Channels Down Under

by Alex Beanon February 24, 2014
Australian television viewers will get more opportunities to watch Disney-affiliated cartoonery and content with the addition of two cable network channels – Disney XD and Movies Disney – to their cable lineup. The XD channel is geared toward boys ages 6-14 and will feature currently popular programming such as “Phineas and Ferb”, “Gravity Falls” and […]