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Animation (Movie Genre)

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  • 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...
  • New York Film Fest: Kathryn Bigelow's small film on a big topic

    New York Film Fest: Kathryn Bigelow's small film on a big topic
    In her recent work, director Kathryn Bigelow has shown a flair for the maximal, taking on epic characters and big subjects such as the futility and meaning of foreign wars. "Zero Dark Thirty" was a nearly three-hour look at a globe-hopping quest over...
  • Film Review: 'Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day'

    An average American family becomes a giant human pinata in "Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day," a passable, tolerable, not unbearable, totally inoffensive adaptation of Judith Viorst's beloved 1972 children's book. Made to...
  • 'Boyhood' wins best film of 2014 honor from N.Y. Film Critics Circle

    'Boyhood' wins best film of 2014 honor from N.Y. Film Critics Circle
    "Boyhood," Richard Linklater's acclaimed coming-of-age drama shot over a 12-year period, was named best film of 2014 on Monday by the New York Film Critics Circle. "Boyhood" also won awards for director Linklater and supporting actress for Patricia...
  • 'Fury' should top 'Gone Girl' at box office this weekend

    'Fury' should top 'Gone Girl' at box office this weekend
    The World War II film "Fury" probably won't tank at the box office this weekend. Brad Pitt's latest action flick is on track to gross up to $30 million, putting it ahead of two-time box-office winner "Gone Girl," according to people who have seen pre-...
  • 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'...
  • 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:...
  • '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...
  • 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...
  • Haim Saban Sets Animated Film Production Venture with Chris Columbus, Michael Barnathan

    Saban Capital Group is diving deeper into film production with the launch of Zag Animation Studios, a partnership with director Chris Columbus, producer Michael Barnathan and kidvid entrepreneur Jeremy Zag. The studio will begin producing family films in...
  • Box Office: 'Nightcrawler,' 'Ouija' Tied for First in Deadly Halloween Weekend

    "Ouija" and "Nightcrawler" are effectively tied for first place at the box office, providing a little excitement in an otherwise deadly Halloween weekend at the multiplexes. Both films picked up roughly $10.9 million, but a clear leader will only be...