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Animation (Movie Genre)

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  • KMBO Acquires Swedish Toon 'Emil & Ida' (EXCLUSIVE)

    Paris-based KMBO has acquired all French distribution rights to "Emil & Ida in Lonneberga," a Swedish animated feature based on Astrid Lindgren's popular children's novels. Directed by animation vet Per Ahlin, "Emil & Ida" follows the adventures of Emil,...
  • 'Dragon 2' still has the Hiccup

    In a pivotal moment of "How To Train Your Dragon 2," new character Valka the guardian of all dragons tells our hero Hiccup that he has "the heart of a chief but the soul of dragon." The sequel to Dreamworks Animation's successful 2010 run of "How To...
  • Sylvain Chomet Steps Up for 'The Thousand Miles' (EXCLUSIVE)

    ANNECY- Sylvain Chomet, the Oscar-nominated French director of "The Illusionist" (pictured above) and "The Triplets of Belleville," is moving forward with "The Thousand Miles," teaming with London-based studio Th1ng to create the animation. Developed and...
  • '22 Jump Street' pokes its R-rated finger at everything — hilariously

    "22 Jump Street" is a monument to mocking, a master class in dissing, a parody of pastiche, poking its R-rated finger at social conventions, sequels, stereotypes, football, frats, friends, drugs, sex — even its stars. In fact, it is impossible...
  • Director Dean DeBlois sought depth in his solo flight on 'Dragon 2'

     Director Dean DeBlois sought depth in his solo flight on 'Dragon 2'
    film, movie, animation, Train Your Dragon, Jay Baruchel, Cate Blanchett, Djimon Hounsou, Kit Harington, Gerard Butler, America Ferrera, Chris Sanders, Dean DeBlois After writer-directors Dean DeBlois and Chris Sanders completed "How to Train Your...
  • '22 Jump Street': Phil Lord, Chris Miller are a fresh brand in comedy

    '22 Jump Street': Phil Lord, Chris Miller are a fresh brand in comedy
    Channing Tatum simply couldn't come up with enough curse words fast enough, so Jonah Hill stepped into the vulgarity breach. The actors were improvising a scene about improvisation last October, as the "21 Jump Street" veterans were graduating from...
  • Review: 'How to Train Your Dragon 2' ★★★ 1/2

    Review: 'How to Train Your Dragon 2' ★★&#9733 1/2
    Toothless it's not. In a world of sequels, reboots and franchise industry economics dictating that creativity is encouraged but not required, the DreamWorks Animation offering "How to Train Your Dragon 2" looks, feels and flows like a real movie. It's...
  • Second trained 'Dragon' is less charming

    The charms of "How to Train Your Dragon" are thinned a bit for its sequel, a cartoon with better animation and livelier action, if fewer jokes. And if there's one thing these sweet-message / great flying sequence movies don't need, it's fewer jokes....
  • TV Review: 'The Escape Artist'

    A summer trifle from "Masterpiece Mystery!," "The Escape Artist" is a thriller without much in the way of thrills, but it wriggles out enough twists -- and the pleasure of David Tennant and Sophie Okonedo -- to lure an audience blessed with the patience...
  • '22 Jump Street' and 'How to Train Your Dragon 2' battle for No. 1

    '22 Jump Street' and 'How to Train Your Dragon 2' battle for No. 1
    A summer sequel showdown kicks off this weekend as Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum race Toothless  the dragon for the top of the box-office charts. Two new movies -- "22 Jump Street," from Columbia Pictures and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures, and DreamWorks...
  • French TV Animation Production Drops 16% and Theatrical Admissions of Toons Fall 18.6% in 2012

    ANNECY, France -- French TV animation production dropped 16.3% to 181.8 million Euros ($246.7 million) while theatrical admissions of animated features fell 18.6% to 26.4 million tickets sold in 2012. Figures were unveiled on Wednesday in Annecy,...