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Inside Out Flips Box Office Upside Down


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The Pixar hit machine is tearing up the box office. After suffering some criticism for not releasing anything in 2014, it now looks like that might have been worth the wait- at least audiences seem to be of that opinion. In it’s opening weekend, Inside Out brought in an estimated $91.1 million dollars, giving it the record for both an original animated and live-action movie gross for an opening weekend.

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New Cast For Good Dinosaur


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Troubled Pixar feature film The Good Dinosaur just suffered another shake-up- an almost complete change-up in the voice cast. The film, which was originally set for a December 2013 release, has suffered setback after setback, from release dates to story to even having the director replaced. Now, only one of the original cast remains.

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Secret Life Of Pets Trailer Illuminated


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Illumination Entertainment has enjoyed a resent string of hits based on their Despicable Me series, including next month’s Minions. 2016’s The Secret Life Of Pets will be their first step back out into a new story line in many years, and it looks to be a fun film, dealing with the life of inner city animals after their masters leave the apartment for the day.

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Disney Copies Itself Again…. and Again


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We have seen Disney remake it’s classic films for years. And we had high hopes those days were gone with Michael Eisner and the twentieth century, but the announcement of Frozen 2 makes us wonder. And as we have seen in the last year, when they can’t make a sequel, Disney’s new love seems to be live-action remakes of classic animated properties. Is all the originality gone from Disney?

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Cartoon Voiceover Artist Gary Owens Passes Away


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American voice over artist and actor Gary Owens passed away yesterday at his home in Encino California in the San Fernando Valley from complications due to type 1 diabetes, a condition he had experienced since childhood. He is survived by Arleta, his wife of 47 years. Owens provided the voices for dozens of animated characters-…

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Hertzfeldts World Best Cartoon Short at Sundance


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Independent- and solo- animation film maker Don Hertzfeldt has won the best short film jury prize at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. The prestigious award is all the more stunning in that Sundance does not segregate it’s animation short award from the other shorts- Hertzfeldt’s World of Tomorrow (which premiered at the…

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The Mind Of Lucas Fails


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It’s official: George Lucas has officially lost his mind. Or, perhaps, his mind is just not worth exploring any further. His newest fantasy film- billed as “From The Mind of George Lucas”- has earned a distinction it’s opening weekend that no film ever wants-Strange Magic hit the screens with the lowest box ticket sales. But…

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