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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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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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Trailer For Robin Williams Last Film


Absolutely ANYTHING

A first-look trailer is out for ex-Monty Pythoner Terry Jones’ next film Absolutely Anything. The live-action film stars Simon Pegg, with a group of cgi-animated aliens voiced by Jones buddies John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, and Michael Palin, as well as the last performance of comedian Robin Williams, the voice of live-action Dennis the Dog.

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The Boom of Animation


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Once thought to be only for kids, the appeal of animated programming has expanded exponentially over the past decade. Prime time sitcoms like The Simpsons and Family Guy, as well as a wide variety of programs on channels like Cartoon Network and Nickelodeon, have demonstrated that cartoons have high entertainment value for children as well as adults.

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Nickelodeon Airs Cartoon With Topless Womans Boobs


Oggy And The Cockroaches

Nickelodeon’s March 5th airing from the show Oggy And The Cockroaches showed a bit more than is normal for a children’s animated series. For about a second of the show, on the left of the frame, an image of a framed, well-endowed topless woman is plainly visible in a scene.

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Top Five Animated Films to Watch Out For in 2015


Five for 2015

2015 is already looking promising as a year for animated features. Elizabeth Eckhart takes a look ahead at the new year in animation, what to expect, and what to look forward to.

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Cartoon Voiceover Artist Gary Owens Passes Away


Gary Owens

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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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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Massive Layoffs at DreamWorks Animation


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Financially strapped DreamWorks Animation has announced the unexpected shutdown of one of its main studios, PDI DreamWorks, in Redwood City, California and the subsequent laying off of the 500 employees there. The studio is said to be offering some of the artists in the northern California facility an opportunity to relocate to the southern DreamWorks…

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