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Animation (Movie Genre)

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  • 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...
  • '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...
  • 'Alexander's' day isn't so terrible, film isn't so great

    Like so many family movies of the past, "Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day" rests on the idea of the innocent and the unsuspecting caught in embarrassing, but amusing, situations. I believe it's technically referred to as the...
  • Even with Samuel Jackson, 'Kite' fails to take off

     Even with Samuel Jackson, 'Kite' fails to take off
    The dippy dystopian action film "Kite" isn't bad because Samuel L. Jackson is in it, but the ubiquitous star's umpteenth phoned-in badass is certainly an indication of how inconsequential the whole enterprise is. Adapted from a Japanese anime, the...
  • At Mipcom, Producers Bank on Publishing Houses for Children's Fare

    An Oscar nomination and a successful 2008 children's series couldn't help Ireland-based Cartoon Saloon sell its new kids show "Puffin Rock," but that didn't dissuade the animation studio from continuing to work on the idea. "We didn't want all that great...
  • Steve Carell and Gore Verbinski to team up in paranoid thriller

    Steve Carell and Gore Verbinski to team up in paranoid thriller
    When it comes to picking projects, actor Steve Carell and director Gore Verbinski have both shown themselves to be among the more unpredictable characters in Hollywood. In recent years, they've each bounced between genres with either intrepid or haphazard...