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Animation (Movie Genre)

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Top Animation (Movie Genre) Articles

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  • Contender Conversations, Animation: 'Boxtrolls,' 'Dragon 2′ and 'Lego Movie'

    BOXTROLLS Oregon-based Laika is heading into awards season with the stop-motion "The Boxtrolls." Having earned Oscar nominations for its first two efforts, "Coraline" (2009) and "ParaNorman" (2012), the studio is aiming to remain on a roll. Producer (and...
  • Lord, Miller back to write 'Lego Movie 2': Can they make it click?

    After Phil Lord and Chris Miller wrote and directed the original "Lego Movie" to critical and popular acclaim, it initially appeared that the filmmaking duo would take a step back for the sequel, acting only as producers — but not so fast. Word...
  • 'Lego Movie' Directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller Set to Script Sequel

    "The Lego Movie 2" is gaining momentum with Phil Lord and Chris Miller signing on with Warner Bros to write and produce. The duo wrote and directed "The Lego Movie," which grossed over $460 million worldwide this year. Dan Lin and Roy Lee are producing...
  • How Hasbro Wants to Take the Financial Reins of its Movies Starting with 'My Little Pony'

    After spending the past seven years launching film franchises based on its toys and games like Transformers and G.I. Joe, and setting up other movies like "Monopoly," "Candy Land" and "Risk," Hasbro Studios is poised to take the next logical step:...
  • Film Review: 'Big Hero 6′

    With "Big Hero 6," an obscure Marvel Comics title gives the Mouse House's toon division just enough raw material to assemble its own superhero franchise, starring millions of robots -- including one, a balloon-bellied virtual nurse named Baymax, that you'...
  • ‘Moana': Disney unveils first look at South Pacific animated feature

     
    Walt Disney Animation Studios has revealed a first look at “Moana,” an animated feature slated to hit theaters in late […]...
  • 'The Theory of Everything' Premieres in New York to Tears

    Focus Features "The Theory of Everything" hosted its U.S. premiere at MoMA on Monday night, and there wasn't a dry eye in the house following the screening of the Stephen Hawking biopic starring Eddie Redmayne. Guests included Redmayne, Felicity Jones...
  • Film Review: 'Just Eat It: A Food Waste Story'

    Who'd have thought that a documentary about scavenging would serve up so much food porn? In their hugely entertaining "Just Eat It," Canadian filmmaking couple Grant Baldwin and Jenny Rustemeyer conduct an experiment to eat only discarded food for six...
  • Searchlight's grand challenge: 'Budapest Hotel' for best picture

    We've been deluged with dozens of variations of "Birdman Soars" headlines in the last couple of days, as Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's ambitious tale of a onetime comic book movie star's quest for reinvention opened to great business last weekend,...
  • 'Fury' pushes 'Gone Girl' from top spot at box office

    The new World War II film “Fury” starring Brad Pitt battled to the top of the weekend box office, pulling in an estimated $23.5 million in the U.S. and Canada and pushing “Gone Girl” out of the No. 1 spot. Strong reviews and word...
  • 'The President' wins top prize at Chicago film festival

    'The President' wins top prize at Chicago film festival
    "The President," a Georgian- and English-language satire from Iranian director Mohsen Makhmalbaf, won the top prize Friday night at the 50th Chicago International Film Festival. Actress Kathleen Turner served as jury chair this year. Prizes for best...