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Animation (Movie Genre)

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Top Animation (Movie Genre) Articles

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  • 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...
  • Box Office: Brad Pitt's 'Fury' Edges Out 'Book of Life,' 'Gone Girl'

    Brad Pitt and a squadron of up-and-coming actors held off "Gone Girl" at the multiplexes this weekend as "Fury" topped box office charts with a $23.5 million debut. Despite surrendering first place after two weeks wearing the crown, "Gone Girl" showed...
  • Too much and too little in overwrought, Mexican-themed 'Book of Life'

    "The Book of Life" juxtaposes overwrought visual imagery with an undernourished, familiar story — regrettable flaws in one of the few animated films to focus on Latino characters and the rich heritage of Mexican folk culture. La Muerte (voiced...
  • '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-...
  • 'Watchers of the Sky' a powerful warning about genocide

    'Watchers of the Sky' a powerful warning about genocide
    The documentary "Watchers of the Sky" centers on Raphael Lemkin, who coined the word "genocide" and devoted his life to ensuring that the systematic extermination of people would be an international crime. Henryk Sienkiewicz's depiction of the Roman...
  • Tom Cruise Nabs Top Spot on Home Video Sales Charts With 'Edge of Tomorrow'

    The latest Tom Cruise action film, "Edge of Tomorrow," topped the national home video sales charts the week ending Oct. 12, bumping the prior week's top seller, "Transformers: Age of Extinction," from Paramount Pictures, to No. 2. "Edge of Tomorrow,"...
  • Jeffrey Katzenberg Reflects on Career, Muses on Future at London Fest Talk

    DreamWorks Animation CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg was in a typically ebullient mood as he addressed an industry audience Oct. 14 with his keynote address at the London Film Festival's Industry Program. The keynote was timed to mark the 20th anniversary of...
  • 'Book of Life' Director On Pitching Guillermo Del Toro, Mixing '1,000 Influences'

    It was the pitch from hell. Jorge Gutierrez had been granted entry to Guillermo Del Toro's Los Angeles home, hoping to convince the "Pan's Labyrinth" filmmaker to produce "The Book of Life," an animated fantasy centered around the Day of the Dead. He...
  • Film Review: 'The Book of Life'

    The visuals outshine the story in "The Book of Life," a lively animated tale that mixes age-old myths with today's toon tropes. But what lovely visuals they are. The feature debut of smallscreen animator Jorge R. Gutierrez (co-creator of Nickelodeon's "El...