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Stretch Proves Too Much Of A Stretch For Relativity

by Alex Beanon October 17, 2013
The movie that was to be based on the Hasbro toy “Stretch Armstrong” had been scheduled for a release next spring but never went into production and was finally pulled off the release schedule after Relativity Media abandoned the project they had briefly collaborated on with the toy’s maker, Hasbro. Hasbro had originally cut a […]
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Day Men Heading To The Big Screen

by Alex Beanon August 20, 2013
Vampires and zombies are the bread and butter – or blood and brains, if you prefer – of the comic book world these days and with that clearly in mind, Universal Pictures has purchased the film rights to “Day Men” the new vampire-based graphic novel that sold out its first run last month. “Day Men” […]

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"Despicable Me 2" Beats Out "Turbo" at Box Office Races

by Ed Liuon July 22, 2013
Universal/Illumination Entertainment’s Despicable Me 2 took in an estimated $25.06 million at the box office in its third week of release, bringing its domestic total to $276.16 million and placing it just behind the #1 box office draw for the weekend (Warner Bros. The Conjuring, which took in an estimated $41.53 million). However, Despicable Me […]
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SDCC2013: Day Three Recap: Avengers Enter Age Of Ultron, X-Men Appear And Superheroes Unite

by Alex Beanon July 21, 2013
Day Three of Comic-Con 2013 in San Diego was insane with news and none of it was larger than the triple bombshells of Warner Bros announcing that Batman and Superman will team up for a movie, X-Men Appeared and Disney/Marvel have a name for their “Avengers” sequel. In Bombshell #1, Warner Bros. decided that instead […]

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"Despicable Me 2" Rules Box Office in Premiere Weekend with $82.518M in Ticket Sales

by Ed Liuon July 8, 2013
Universal/Illumination Entertainment’s Despicable Me 2 easily conquered the box office in its debut weekend, taking in an estimated $82.518 million in ticket sales to put it comfortably ahead of Disney’s remake of The Lone Ranger, which came in a distant second with an estimated $29.432 million in ticket sales. The premiere was also much larger […]

PR: "Dr. Seuss' The Lorax" Coming to Blu-ray and DVD on August 7, 2012

by Ed Liuon June 5, 2012
BRING HOME THE #1 ANIMATED FILM OF THE YEAR FROM THE CREATORS OF DESPICABLE ME AND THE IMAGINATION OF DR. SEUSS! DR. SEUSS’ THE LORAX AUGUST 7, 2012 (click to enlarge) Plus Get Three Never-Before-Seen Mini Movies Available only on Blu-ray™ Combo Packs for the Ultimate Experience Universal City, California, June 5, 2012 – The […]

PR: Sketchers-Inspired "Twinkle Toes: The Movie" Comes to DVD on July 31, 2012

by Ed Liuon May 24, 2012
GET READY TO SPARKLE! ONE OF GIRLS’ FAVORITE CHARACTERS MAKES HER FEATURE FILM DEBUT IN A DAZZLING, ALL-NEW ADVENTURE TWINKLE TOES: THE MOVIE The Must-Own, Full-Length Film Inspired by the Best-Selling SKECHERS Girls’ Shoe Line Comes Exclusively to DVD July 31 From Universal Studios Home Entertainment (click to enlarge) Universal City, California, May 22, 2012 […]

Toonzone Interviews Chris Meledandri on "Despicable Me"

by Ed Liuon December 18, 2010
TZN: One thing you touched on was the very networked production staff. On the DVD special features, they showed about 7 or 8 different locations that had people working on the film. Was that part of your initial plan to structure things that way? CHRIS MELEDANDRI: My belief was that initially, in order to secure […]