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  • Box office: 'Hunger Games' tallies $14.5 million on Wednesday

    Box office: 'Hunger Games' tallies $14.5 million on Wednesday
    "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1," the Lionsgate sequel expected to win the Thanksgiving weekend box office race, began its holiday feast early by earning a studio-estimated $14.5 million on Wednesday, raising its cumulative U.S. and...
  • 'Penguins of Madagascar' hit by a blizzard of puns

    It's hard to go wrong with penguins. They can be elegant and emotionally engaging in real life, as the Oscar-winning documentary "March of the Penguins" beautifully captured. They can also be toe-tapping hysterical and wildly musical, as they proved...
  • Old media meets new media, and they like each other

    Old media meets new media, and they like each other
    It started out as a titanic clash between old and new media — and sort of petered out. Earlier this year, Google Inc. and Viacom settled what had been billed as a landmark lawsuit over alleged copyright violations at YouTube, which Google acquired...
  • 'Interstellar' blasts past 'Penguins,' 'Turtles' at Chinese box office

    'Interstellar' blasts past 'Penguins,' 'Turtles' at Chinese box office
    “Interstellar” rocketed to the top of the Chinese box office last week, taking in nearly $44.2 million in its first five days in theaters. Christopher Nolan’s space epic opened last week and raced ahead of both “Penguins of...
  • Hasbro ends talks on buying DreamWorks Animation

    Hasbro ends talks on buying DreamWorks Animation
    A marriage between Shrek and G.I. Joe may not be in the stars after all. Toy giant Hasbro Inc. has decided to halt talks to acquire DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc., two people familiar with the matter said late Friday. The turnaround comes only one...
  • Wall Street cheers possible Hasbro-DreamWorks Animation deal

    Wall Street cheers possible Hasbro-DreamWorks Animation deal
    DreamWorks Animation shares surged 14% as Wall Street was quick to embrace a potential sale of the studio to toy giant Hasbro. A deal would combine one of the industry's leading animation studios, known for its “Shrek,” “Kung Fu Panda&...
  • YouTube's Smosh Guys on Making Their First Movie: 'We Had to Learn How to Act'

    For YouTube stars Anthony Padilla and Ian Hecox -- proprietors of popular comedy channel Smosh -- embarking on a feature-length movie was worlds apart from their day jobs. The duo star in "The Smosh Movie," a madcap misadventure based on their YouTube...
  • Netflix Picks Up 'Popples' Kidvid Series to Debut in 2015

    Netflix is turning 1980s-era toy line Popples, a species of fluffy, multicolored bear/rabbit/marsupial-like creatures, into an original episodic animated series set to debut in late 2015 as it continues to beef up its lineup of children's programming....
  • Netflix Orders 'Winx Club' Spinoff, as Streamer Keeps Up Kidvid Splurge

    Netflix, in another move to bulk up on original children's programming, has ordered two seasons of "Winx Club WOW: World of Winx," a spinoff of the "Winx Club" Italian toon franchise, in which girls embark on magical journeys looking for talented kids....
  • DreamWorks Animation in Talks to Sell to Japan's SoftBank

    DreamWorks Animation could soon have a new owner in Japan's SoftBank. Jeffrey Katzenberg is in talks to sell his toon studio to the conglomerate. The deal would value DWA at around $3.4 billion, according to The Hollywood Reporter, which first reported...
  • Andy Spahn, Jennifer Gonring Partner in Newly Named Firm

    Andy Spahn, political and philanthropic consultant for clients including Jeffrey Katzenberg and Steven Spielberg, is changing the name of his firm to Gonring, Spahn & Associates, reflecting his partnership with Jennifer Gonring. Gonring, who has been CEO...