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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 […]

Review: "The Boxtrolls" - Good Things Come in All Sorts of Packages

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There are so many ways to tell a story, visually speaking, and animation provides so many options. The job of adapting Alan Snow’s novel Here Be Monsters! for the big screen fell to Laika Studios, who present it to a wide audience as The Boxtrolls. Laika (the studio behind Coraline and ParaNorman is a stop motion […]

CLIP: New Videos Released from "Thunder and the House of Magic"

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