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2014 Academy Award Nominees Announced (UPDATED with Reaction Statements)

by Ed Liuon January 16, 2014
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced the nominees for a 2014 Academy Award. Categories with an animated film in contention are: BEST ANIMATED FEATURE The Croods (DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc) Despicable Me 2 (Universal/Illumination Entertainment) Ernest & Celestine (GKIDS/La Parti Productions/Les Armateurs) Frozen (Walt Disney Animation Studios) The Wind Rises (Kaze […]
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“Frozen” Takes 2014 Golden Globe for Best Animated Feature Film

by Ed Liuon January 13, 2014
The 2014 Golden Globe Awards were given out by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, with Disney’s Frozen winning the Best Animated Feature Film award, beating out Universal/Illumination’s Despicable Me 2 and DreamWorks Animation SKG’s The Croods. The only other category with something animated in contention was the Best Foreign Language Film category, where Studio Ghibli’s […]

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“Despicable Me 2” Shows Hefty Sales on DVD and Blu-ray

by Ed Liuon December 19, 2013
Universal/Illumination Entertainment’s Despicable Me 2 has posted incredibly strong home video sales numbers in its first week of release, selling more than 4.5 million units on DVD and Blu-ray (56% of which was on the high-definition format). The numbers are comparable to those during DVD’s peak sales period in the early 2000’s, and matches the […]
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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 […]

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PR: Universal Studios Home Entertainment & Zynga Partner to Celebrate “Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax” Debut on DVD & Blu-ray

by Ed Liuon August 9, 2012
Universal Studios Home Entertainment and Zynga Partner to Celebrate Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax Debut on Blu-ray & DVD  Players Encouraged to Play Popular Zynga Games Draw Something and Words With Friends to Support Local Schools UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., August 6, 2012 -Today, Universal Studios Home Entertainment and Zynga announced a first-time partnership to commemorate the highly anticipated debut of Dr. Seuss’ The […]
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“Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax” Exclusive Clip: “How to Draw a Humming Fish”

by Ed Liuon August 7, 2012
Universal Home Entertainment has given Toonzone the following exclusive video clip from Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax, available today on Blu-ray and DVD, as story artist Mark O’Hare shows how to draw a Humming Fish from the movie: Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax is available now on Blu-ray and DVD. For more details, check out Toonzone News’ […]