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What Is It About Animated Sequels?

By George Percival | 13th June 2014

In a Hollywood atmosphere that currently seems obsessed with stretching even the most moderate of box-office successes into a full blown franchise, sequels and prequels are a ubiquitous presence in cinema multiplexes. But in the...

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Meet ‘Inside Out’ Pixar’S Next Movie, Which Could Be Their Best Yet

By Stephanie Chase | 13th June 2014

Next year Pixar will release Inside Out, a movie which takes place in the mind of an 11 year old girl. It’s a risky concept, the plot is unlike any other animated movie we’ve ever...

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The Top 5 Sequels We Just Can't Wait For

By George Percival | 23rd May 2014

Nowadays it seems Hollywood’s primary goals is to fashion film franchises from the most ill-conceived and lowest common denominator works of cacophonous CGI and un-ceasing ultra-destructive action sequences. The most unlikely and unassuming of films...

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'Frozen' And The Other Highest Grossing Animated Films

By Stephanie Chase | 4th April 2014

This week Frozen surpassed Toy Story 3 to become the highest grossing animated film of all time taking over $1.072 billion at the box office. The Disney feature, based on Hans Christen Andersen’s The Snow...

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The Incredibles 2, Finding Dory: Assessing Animated Sequels, Old And New

By Sophie Miskiw | 21st March 2014

You don’t have to be a under 12 years old to be a fan of animated movies (we are probably the best example of this!), so we’re hoping that you lot are as excited as...

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So Which Pixar Movies Are You Most Looking Forward To?

By Stephanie Chase | 27th February 2014

For the first time in 10 years, 2014 will have no release from animation studios Pixar, but don’t despair the studio are hard at work with four new films scheduled for release in the coming...

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'The Lego Movie' Shoots Its Way Into The Top 5 Animated Movies Of All Time

By Jack de Aguilar | 7th February 2014

In light of The Lego Movie’s success, we’ve taken a look at some of the best computer-animated films out there. Based on Rotten Tomatoes ratings, combined with Metacritic ratings (the most accurate way we could...

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No Pixar In 2014? No Problem, Says Disney's Iger

25th September 2013

How will Disney deal with the fact that it will not have a Pixar movie to release in 2014? Disney chief Robert Iger was asked that question during an interview on Fox Business Network on...

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Bad News, Followed By Sinking Stocks At Disney

20th September 2013

For investors, the news from Disney on Thursday was not good. First came word that its Pixar unit had decided to delay the release of two movies, The Good Dinosaur and a sequel to Finding...

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Pixar Movies, 'Finding Dory,' 'The Good Dinosaur,' Delayed Beyond 2014

By Lauren James | 19th September 2013

Disney have announced that the release dates of two new films, The Good Dinosaur and Finding Dory, will be released much later than the originally planned 2014 and 2015 respectively, reports BBC News. The childrens'...

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Disney's Mermaid Revival: Bring Your Ipad

12th September 2013

Ordinarily before screenings of feature films, theater owners ask patrons to turn off their cellphones and refrain from talking. However, an ad for Disney's The Little Mermaid: Second Screen Live, which hits selected theaters on...

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Pixar's Next Animated Film Regarded As "Risky"

13th August 2013

After some test footage was screened over the weekend at Disney's D23 Expo in Anaheim, CA, Pixar's forthcoming feature, Inside Out has already begun to generate controversy. One person attending the presentation remarked during a...

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Movie Reviews: Planes

9th August 2013

It coulda been better -- that's the general consensus of critics in their reviews of Disney's Planes. Bruce DeMara in the Toronto Star observes that Planes follows the standard Disney formula to the letter. Betsy...

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Final Figures Top Ten Films July 19-21

23rd July 2013

The top ten films over the weekend, according to final figures compiled by Box Office Mojo (figures in parentheses represent total gross to date): 1. The Conjuring, Warner Bros., $41,855,326, (New); 2. Despicable Me 2,...

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The Heat -- Hotter Than Expected

1st July 2013

Many moviegoers looking to escape the heat of summer found it in The Heat at their multiplexes. The Melissa McCarthy-Sandra Bullock comedy, which analysts thought would battle the Channing Tatum-Jamie Foxx thriller-comedy White House Down...

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Man Of Steel Crosses $500-Million Mark Worldwide

1st July 2013

Overseas, Warner Bros.' Man of Steel added $52.2 million to its foreign gross, which now stands at $271.7 million. Together with its $248.7-million domestic take, the film flew past the $500-million mark to $520.4 million...

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Monsters U Likely To Return At Head Of The Class

28th June 2013

School may be out for summer vacation in most parts of the country, but kids will be heading back to university this weekend -- Monsters University, that is. With a second-week gross of around $45-50...

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Monsters And Zombies Have Big Weekend At Box Office

26th June 2013

After some rather lackluster -- for it -- openings of late, Disney's Pixar came roaring back with Monsters University over the weekend. Its $82.43-million debut was the animation studio's second-biggest ever, behind only Toy Story...

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Man Of Steel Sets June Box Office Record

18th June 2013

The Man of Iron was still stronger than the Man of Steel, but the recast Superman nevertheless managed to set a new box office record for June with a record take of $116.6 million over...

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Check Out The First Sneak Peak At Pixar's 'Planes' [Trailer]

By Joe Wilde | 28th May 2013

Pixar Animators may have nailed it again, with the new trailer for the upcoming Planes looking as though the only way is (further) up for the Disney-owned studio. The new film comes straight from the...

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Disney's Plan To Trademark Mexican Holiday Is Muerto

8th May 2013

The Walt Disney Co. has apparently decided it's not a good idea to try to trademark the name of a Mexican holiday. On Tuesday it was reported that Disney had filed 10 applications for trademarks...

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Scare Tactics: Monsters University Trailer Hits The Net (Video)

By Hayley Avron | 12th February 2013

At last, that animation we’ve all been waiting for: Monsters University. This is the prequel to the 2001 movie Monsters Inc. (yes, it has been that long…) and with Pixar mainstay Dan Scanlon in the...

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New Monsters University Trailer From Pixar Hits The Web (Trailer)

By Lorna Greville  | 11th February 2013

Pixar has a unique way of creating worlds. Some are the imagined versions of what we encounter in 'real life' (such as the life of fish from the ocean to the tank, in Finding Nemo,...

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Helen Mirren Sports Pink Hair To The Baftas, Inspired By America's Next Top Model

By Lorna Greville  | 11th February 2013

No one should be questioning why Helen Mirren has dyed her hair pink, but simply basking in its rouge glory. Mirren should stay pink forever. Despite the 'why' of the pink hair not being needed,...

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Movie Reviews: Wreck-it Ralph

2nd November 2012

The reviews are overwhelmingly positive for the videogame-themed Wreck-It Ralph, something that will come as a welcome relief to the workforce at Disney Animation, who have had to endure years of negative comparisons with their...

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Oy! The Horror!

31st August 2012

Summer is going out with a whimper at the box office, unless you're easily scared. In that case, it could be going out with a few shrieks as the Jewish-themed horror flick The Possession takes...

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Disney Records Its Best Quarter Ever

8th August 2012

The Walt Disney Co. said that it had recorded "the largest quarterly earnings in this history of or company" with net income rising to $1.83 billion during its third quarter, versus $1.48 billion during the...

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Finding Nemo Sequel Confirmed

18th July 2012

A 'Finding Nemo' sequel has been confirmed. Director Andrew Stanton - who was at the helm for the original computer-animated movie in 2003, which saw Ellen DeGeneres, Albert Brooks and Willem Dafoe lend their voice...

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Brave -- A Hit Or A Miss For Pixar And Disney?

26th June 2012

There is such a Midas image about Pixar in the Hollywood business community that even when one of its films takes in $66.7 million -- as Brave did in its opening weekend-- the result is...

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Ticket Booth Mimics John Wilkes; Slays Abe

25th June 2012

Disney's Pixar kept its 13-film winning streak alive over the weekend by posting an estimated $66.7 million in ticket sales for Brave , topping the high end of expectations. Disney allowed only a modest roll-out...

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