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Animation (Movie Genre)

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  • Beijing Film Festival Aims for International Flavor

    Beijing Intl. Film Festival organizers have given this year's event a stronger international flavor and more high-tech elements, moves that reflect the Chinese industry's desire to go global. Festival runs April 16-23. One big change? This fourth edition...
  • Box Office: 'Rio 2′ Barely Flies Past 'Captain America' on Friday

    In the tightest race of the year and the first major battle of the sequels, Fox-Blue Sky Studios' "Rio 2" barely flew past Disney-Marvel's "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" at the Friday box office. The lighthearted family toon grossed $12 million,...
  • Review: Amid 'Rio 2's' cacophony, the musical numbers shine

    Review: Amid 'Rio 2's' cacophony, the musical numbers shine
    Wonderfully animated and well-voiced, "Rio 2" is nevertheless too much. Too much plot, too many issues, too many characters. But not too much music. Yes, the musical numbers reach saturation levels, but the Latin-influenced jamming and singing are...
  • REVIEW: 'Rio 2' ★★

    REVIEW: 'Rio 2' ★&#9733
    In the commercial animation realm, there are movies that reach for something, or many things. Others are content merely to baby-sit. The 2011 hit "Rio" was a baby sitter. And so is "Rio 2," a routine sequel following the perilous adventures of the...
  • Rio 2 soars with a message of hope and family

    Rio 2 soars with a message of hope and family
    The Fontainebleau in Miami Beach lit up with the passion and splendor of Brazil with the world premiere of Rio 2 last month. With 256 samba dancers on hand to celebrate, a new Guinness World Record was even set at the soirée. The film opens in theaters...
  • Elisabeth Murdoch, Double Negative Back Sarah Smith's New U.K. Animation House Locksmith (EXCLUSIVE)

    LONDON -- Sarah Smith, former creative director at Aardman Features, and director and co-writer of "Arthur Christmas," has set up a new animated film company, Locksmith Animation, in the U.K., with backing from Elisabeth Murdoch and top VFX house Double...
  • George Lucas eyes Chicago for art, 'Star Wars' museum

    George Lucas eyes Chicago for art, 'Star Wars' museum
    Billionaire "Star Wars" creator George Lucas, who wants to establish a major museum to house his significant art and movie memorabilia collection, is considering Chicago as the location after plans for his $300 million Lucas Cultural Arts Museum stalled...
  • 'Rio 2' piles it on and spoils the fun

    With "Rio 2,"the creators of "Rio" give us more of everything that their first film had in just the right doses.But if this sequel proves anything, it's that more is not always better. There are more stars in this birds-of-the-Amazon musical, with...
  • Universal Makes 'Unprecedented' Investment in Hollywood Theme Park

    After adding a few new attractions over the last several years, including Michael Bay's "Transformers" ride and Peter Jackson's update of King Kong, Universal is making what it calls an "unprecedented" investment in transforming its Hollywood theme park,...
  • 'Noah' rains down on 'Divergent', 'Muppets' to win box office

    'Noah' rains down on 'Divergent', 'Muppets' to win box office
    "Noah", starring Russell Crowe as the biblical figure who built an ark to save his family and specimens of every animal from the great flood, collected $44 million in U.S. and Canadian ticket sales to lead the weekend box office. It sailed past last...
  • Review: 'Ernest and Celestine'

    Review: 'Ernest and Celestine'
    Imagine if you crossed “Romeo and Juliet” with “Bonnie and Clyde” in a French cartoon starring a penniless bear and a precocious mouse. No, that’s not a kids’ fever dream—that’s an elevator-pitch summary...