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By Brandon Jones On Friday, March 17th, 2017
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‘Beauty and the Beast’ packed full of CGI ‘eye candy’ but finds a way to remain ‘charming’

Disney’s live-action adaptation of Beauty and the Beast could have been an unmitigated disaster, but staying close to the original classic animated film and using the modern CGI technology, the Mouse House More...

By Sierra Jones On Thursday, February 23rd, 2017
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Will Smith not joining Disney’s ‘Dumbo’ live-action project

Deadline reports that talks between Will Smith and Disney have broken off, and he will not be starring in Dumbo, the Tim Burton-directed live-action adaptation of the classic 1941 animated film. “The studio More...

By Stephen Nevets On Friday, February 17th, 2017
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Disney sets Niki Caro for ‘Mulan’ live-action film with ‘Jurassic World’ ‘Avatar 2’ writers

A new report appears to confirm Niki Caro is in talks to direct Disney’s live-action adaptation of the animated classic Mulan with Jurassic World and Avatar 2 writers Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver. Variety reported More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, February 14th, 2017
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‘The Lego Batman’ is great fun for kids, fanboys with tons of inside jokes

Fans are eager to see how the Lego franchise will adapt more films after The Lego Movie won big with critics and audiences. The Lego Batman movie is first up with Will Arnett returning as the voice of the Caped More...

By Guest Author On Wednesday, January 25th, 2017
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3 Reasons Why Animated Video for Business May be Right for Your Teams

If you are a business owner, you fully understand the power of an effective marketing strategy and how it can make or break your business. You also fully understand the need for effective ways to reach one of your More...

By Zach Jones On Wednesday, January 4th, 2017
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‘How to Train Your Dragon 3’ is now set for 2019

Two years after DreamWorks released How to Train Your Dragon 2 the studio has announced that another sequel will indeed arrive in theaters, now in 2019. A press release from Universal announced How to Train Your More...

By Stephen Nevets On Sunday, January 1st, 2017
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First ‘Despicable Me 3’ trailer teases Trey Parker’s Balthazar Bratt and the 80’s

Universal Pictures has released the first Despicable Me 3 trailer bringing back Steve Carell’s Gru, now facing off against Trey Parker’s 80’s obsessed supervillain:Balthazar Bratt. From shoulder More...

By Guest Author On Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016
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Disney’s ‘Moana’ is great family fun

Opening November 23, 2016, the Disney Company introduces us to its first Polynesian princess, Moana.  Like all the princesses since Ariel swam across the screen in 1989, Moana Waialiki (Auli’I Cravalho) is a More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, July 26th, 2016
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‘The Killing Jokes’ fails on multiple levels and should frighten fans

While Alan Moore is one of the greatest comic book creators of this generation, none of the film adaptations are ever worthy of carrying the name. So, with that said, The Killing Joke‘s mitigated failure should More...

By Stephen Nevets On Monday, June 13th, 2016
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John Lassetter talks ‘Cars 3’ confirming story details, Doc Hudson links

Most diehard Pixar fans probably don’t rank the Cars films amongst their favorites. They’re not the company’s most acclaimed or successful animated features, but they do sell a ton of toys and, whether you More...

By Stephen Nevets On Wednesday, May 4th, 2016
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Trey Parker to voice ‘Despicable Me 3’ villain, Balthazar Bratt

During Universal Pictures’ CinemaCon presentation in Las Vegas, Illumination Entertainment founder and CEO Chris Meledandri announced new castings for 2017’s highly anticipated film: Despicable Me 3. Emmy, Tony More...

By Stephen Nevets On Wednesday, May 4th, 2016
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Benedict Cumberbatch confirmed to voice Grinch for 2017 remake

During Universal Pictures’ CinemaCon presentation in Las Vegas this afternoon, Illumination Entertainment founder and CEO Chris Meledandri announced new castings for two of 2017’s most highly anticipated films. Benedict More...

By Stephen Nevets On Wednesday, May 4th, 2016
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Comcast acquires Dreamworks animation, ‘Shrek’ ‘Kung Fu Panda’ for $3.8 billion

Comcast Corp, the owner of NBCUniversal confirmed that news that it would buy DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc for $3.8 billion, a $41-per-share cash offer representing a premium of about 27 percent to DreamWorks’ recent close. Trading More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, April 25th, 2016
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Disney sets ‘Moana’ premiere for Annecy International Animated Film Festival

Walt Disney Animation Studios returns to the Annecy International Animated Film Festival with the renowned filmmaking team Ron Clements and John Musker (“The Little Mermaid,” “Aladdin,” “The Princess More...

By Brandon Jones On Saturday, March 5th, 2016
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‘Zootopia’ Review: thought provoking, entertaining romp from Disney

Disney’s latest animated feature, Zootopia, carries a ton more weight than advertised. With animals and straightforward gags in the trailer, the true depth of the film and poignant questions were never revealed. Zootopia More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016
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‘Kung Fu Panda 3’ review: Emotional, serious tale in a fun adventure with plenty of laughs

The third Kung Fu Panda film surprised fans with a serious theme in a heartwarming and effective manner. Jack Black’s Po identity crisis as a Panda takes are stark turn to the left when his long-lost biological More...

By Terra Budary On Monday, November 30th, 2015
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‘The Good Dinosaur’: Pixar amazes again, but a predictable story

Imagine a world in which the dinosaurs were not extinct; a world in which dinosaurs are farmers and ranchers. A world where humans are the critters. This is the setting for The Good Dinosaur. This captivating coming More...

By Zach Jones On Tuesday, October 6th, 2015
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Review: ‘Iron Giant Signature Edition’: Phenomenal on the Big Screen, 5 stars

Hosted by Fathom Events, The Iron Giant: Signature Edition is a remastered version of the original 1999 classic including new scenes and a brief peek of the upcoming making of the Iron Giant  documentary – More...

By Laura Jones On Sunday, August 23rd, 2015
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‘Frozen 2’ story details: won’t miss opportunity to address societal issues

When Walt Disney Animation Studios announced their plans to make an official sequel to Frozen, nicknamed Frozen 2. Directors Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee will return to bring one of Disney’s most beloved stories More...

By Zach Jones On Wednesday, August 5th, 2015
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‘Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection F’ Satisfies Fanboys

With Akira Toriyama, the original DBZ writer, and creator Akira Toriyama, Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection F, is a wonderfully nostalgic experience, comparable to the original series and movies. Set for an encore screening More...


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