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Ice Age: Collision Course

“Pets” Drops to #2 at the Box Office; “Ice Age: Collision Course” Disappoints

by Ed Liuon July 26, 2016
Three of the top 10 grossing films this past weekend were animated, with Universal/Illumination’s The Secret Life of Pets continuing its strong showing at the box office, taking the number 2 spot with $29.6 million in ticket sales for its third week of release, bringing its cumulative total to $260.98 million. Pets came in behind […]
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“Secret Life of Pets” Tops “Ghostbusters” at Box Office; “Finding Dory” Becomes Top-Grossing Animated Feature Ever

by Ed Liuon July 18, 2016
Universal/Illumination Entertainment’s The Secret Life of Pets took the top spot at the box office in its second week of release with ticket sales totaling $50.56 million (estimated), beating out the remake of Ghostbusters which took an estimated $46 million in its premiere weekend. And just below The Legend of Tarzan in the #3 spot […]

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“The Secret Life of Pets” Not So Secret After $104M Debut Weekend; “Finding Dory” Tops Ticket Sales for 2016

by Ed Liuon July 12, 2016
In its debut weekend, Universal/Illumination Entertainment’s The Secret Life of Pets took in a total of $104.35 million in ticket sales to handily take the top spot in the weekend box office race. The total also gave The Secret Life of Pets the most successful opening weekend for an original animated feature, toppling Disney/Pixar’s Inside […]
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DreamWorks Animation Absorbed By Comcast

by Peter Paltridgeon April 28, 2016
DreamWorks Animation is finalizing a deal to sell itself to NBC Universal, a division of Comcast, Variety reported today. Shrek, Po the panda, Junior Asparagus and Lassie will all be Comcast brands when the deal closes at the end of 2016. Universal is paying $3.7 billion, which is close to the $3.96 billion Disney paid […]


New "Back To The Future" Set Includes Animated Series

New “Back To The Future” Set Includes Animated Series

by Peter Paltridgeon July 16, 2015
For its 30th anniversary — as well as the arrival of the day Marty traveled to 2015 — Back to the Future and its sequels are getting re-released in a big way. The big news is that the Back to the Future animated series is being released for the first time on October 20, both […]
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Review: “Minions” Needs Less Story, More Stupid

by Ed Liuon July 13, 2015
The Minions were a favorite element in the Despicable Me movies, so it was only a matter of time before they got their own feature film. The good news about Minions is that the trio of them that anchor the movie are as adorable, idiotic, and hilarious as ever. The kids who will undoubtedly flock […]

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SDCC2015: Universal Cable Productions Reveals Development Slate

by Peter Paltridgeon July 8, 2015
Universal Cable Productions has revealed its development slate for the coming year, and they seem to be hooked on graphic novel adaptations right now. It’s appropriate enough for Comic-Con, but of course the genre isn’t a necessity to get into the show anymore. In the 1970’s a hit comic book named El Pantera was turned […]