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Snowtime! An Animated Ball


La Guerre des Tuques snowtime!

In the wake of the massive snow storm on the Eastern seaboard, I found myself waiting in line to see Carpe Diem’s winter children’s animated snowfest La Guerre des Tuques, which is called Snowtime! for US audiences. This Sundance showing was the premiere of the English-language version of the film, and was shown as part of the Sundance Kids segment of the film festival. The kids at the show were all met by Chloe at the door, and most left with their very own Snowball of fun.

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Boy and the Beast Gets US Release


Bakemono No Ko (The Boy and the Beast)

Mamoru Hosoda’s newest film Bakemono No Ko (The Boy and the Beast) has been slated for it’s US release. Funimation Entertainment announced their distribution of the eagerly anticipated film in an original subtitled Japanese and English dub versions will commence March 4 and screen in theaters nationwide.

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Oscar Nominees Are Announced


Academy Award Oscar

Awards season is upon us, an the grand-daddy of all the awards shows announced their nominees early this morning. At 5:30 am, John Krasinski, Guillermo Del Toro & Ang Lee announced the selected few at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills. Conspicuous by their absence are any films from Disney and DreamWorks; this years animation nominees show more of a foreign film blend than we have seen in previous years. Overall, Leonardo DiCaprio’s The Revenant was the big winner overall, taking in 11 total nominations. Jennifer Lawrence became the youngest woman- at 24- to garner four Best Actress nominations.

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DreamWorks Announces a Cast of Trolls


DreamWorks troll

DreamWorks Animation today announce the main voice cast of their second feature film for 2016. Trolls will feature the voices of Justin Timberlake, Anna Kendrick, Gwen Stefani, James Corden, Russell Brand, Icona Pop, Ron Funches and Kunal Nayaar, all of whom have all taken to Twitter to reveal their characters.

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Trailer for Kubo and the Two Strings


Kubo and the Two Strings

Ready for a first look at Laika Entertainments fourth stop-motion animated feature Kubo and the Two Strings? The studio has just released a sneak-peak advance teaser video for the film. Much more stylized than any of their previous films, Kubo and the Two Strings is also the first film from animator-turned-director (and Laika CEO) Travis Knight.

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Day Of Dead Back To Life!


Pixars Coco

The much-discussed untitled Pixar Movie About Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) has finally come to life. Now, finally with a title- Coco– the film is headed for theaters in Fall 2017.

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Disney Giants To Be Gigantic


Disney's Gigantic

Disney’s planned feature film for 2018 is getting bigger, with a new title and more information. Now retitled Gigantic (formerly Giants), the film will be another retelling of the classic Jack and thew Beanstalk fairy-tale (Bryan Singer made a live-action/CGI version in 2013).

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Little Door Gods Releases On New Years


little door gods

Beijing-based Light Chaser Animation announced that it will release its first feature, Little Door Gods, on January 1, 2016 in China. The studio is on record that their goal is to create a “world-class animated film with a Chinese cultural touch.”

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Good Dino Shows Off


good dinosaur- pixar

“A single moment can change history” says Pixar’s first official trailer for The Good Dinosaur,, their rather troubled film to be released this November. And a single kindness can change everything. In what looks like a boy and his dog film with roles reversed, we see the asteroid barely miss the earth, and Arlo befriend a feral human he names Spot.

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Inside Out Flips Box Office Upside Down


Inside Out

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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