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Golden Globes Changes Animation Category Rules

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The Hollywood Foreign Press – which operates the annual Golden Globe Awards – has changed the eligibility rules for its animation categories. The first major rule change was defining what constituted an “animated” movie and the Golden Globes settled on a film having to be at least 75% animated – where “the work is done […]

CLIP: The Wall Gives a Pep Talk in New "Batman: Assault on Arkham" Clip

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Sony Prepping Female Superhero Movie For 2017

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Sony is preparing a female-themed superhero movie with the female superhero expected to come from the Spider-Man universe of characters. Candidates for who that might be range from Black Cat to Firestar to Spider-Woman with no clear-cut favorite at this point. Sony is expecting to have a 2017 release date for their female superhero movie. […]

Disney Releasing Mary Poppins Legacy Collection CDs

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In time for the 50th anniversary of the film, Disney is releasing the three-disc Mary Poppins Legacy Collection of collectible CDs. The Mary Poppins Collection will consist of more than 2.5 hours of the original soundtrack, demos, newly recorded versions, cast and filmmaker interviews and a 20-page booklet as well as audio of Mary Poppins’ […]

It’s Official – Studio Ghibli Feature Films On Hiatus

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As expected, Studio Ghibli made the announcement that they will be putting their feature film producing on temporary hiatus while concentrating on “restructuring and rebuilding” the famed animation studio. The high cost of the animation production process combined with the Studio Ghibli’s tradition of relying on its own workforce rather than sub-contracting studio work has […]

Nickelodeon Goes Back To School…Of Rock

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Nickelodeon will be producing a new live-action “School of Rock” series based on its 2003 movie of the same name. “School of Rock” – the movie – starred comic actor Jack Black and for the series, Black will be reprising his role as rocker Dewey Finn who infiltrates a grade school as a substitute teacher […]

Another Jungle Book Movie In The Mix

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Rudyard Kipling’s “Jungle Book” is officially in the public domain and that means anybody who has the money can make a movie about it, which is why we now have a second Jungle Book-themed movie in the mix following the Jon Favreau-directed Disney live action/CG hybrid version which will be released next year. The other […]

SDCC2014: "The Boxtrolls" Roundtable Interview with Travis Knight, Anthony Stacchi, and Graham Annable

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Travis Knight is LAIKA’s President and CEO, and has been involved in all principal creative and business decisions at LAIKA since the studio’s founding in 2003. He was Lead Animator and Producer on LAIKA’s second feature, the 2012 Academy Award® nominated animated feature, ParaNorman. He was Lead Animator and Producer as well on the company’s […]

SDCC2014: "The Boxtrolls" Roundtable Interview with Sir Ben Kingsley

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Sir Ben Kingsley is an Oscar-winning actor with nearly fifty years of experience, having appeared in such films as Gandhi (1982), Schindler’s List (1993), and Sexy Beast (2000). He was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 2002 and currently runs his own production company. He plays the villain Snatcher in The Boxtrolls. During the 2014 […]

SDCC2014: "The Boxtrolls" Roundtable Interview with Isaac Hempstead-Wright and Elle Fanning

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Isaac Hempstead-Wright, best known for playing Bran Stark on Game of Thrones, stars as Eggs in The Boxtrolls. Elle Fanning, who most recently played Aurora in Maleficent, co-stars as Winnie Portley-Rind. During the 2014 San Diego Comic Con, Toonzone News was able to sit down with them for a roundtable interview session with several other […]

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