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    Watch Hilarious "Aladdin" Alternate Ending

    I never was a fan of Disney's "Aladdin," mostly because I thought Robin Williams went way overboard as Genie. Now I get to finally laugh, with College Humor's alternate-ending parody cartoon "Aladdin's Mistake." Did Aladdin think this was "Pinocchio"? Or ...

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    Oscar Talk: Verdict on War Horse, Streep as Iron Lady, Theron as Young Adult, Animated Frontrunners

    Oscar Talk: Verdict on War Horse, Streep as Iron Lady, Theron as Young Adult, Animated Frontrunners

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    Immersed in Movies: George Miller Talks Penguins and Krill from Happy Feet Two

    Just think of "Happy Feet Two" as George Miller's "Babe: Pig in the City." That's the best way to describe the sequel to his Oscar-winner, "Happy Feet," in which the dancing and singing penguins combat catastrophic climate change in Antarctica, and toe-tapping M...

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    Happy Feet Two Review

    I wasn’t the world’s biggest fan of ‘Happy Feet’, which had many good qualities but got bogged down by its ecological message (worthy though it was). The sequel still tries to tell too many stories, and winds up being a long string of dramatic climaxes, but it also plays to t...

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    TRAILER WATCH: Pixar's Brave Stars Athletic Feminist Princess

    The exciting trailer for Disney/Pixar's "Brave" -- featuring Kelly Macdonald ("Boardwalk Empire") as the voice of Princess Merida -- has arrived. Merida, complete with Scottish accent, is a free-spirited tomboy with fiery red hair. (Think of her as a young William Wallace in ...

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    Spielberg's Exhilarating E-Ride Adventures of Tintin Closes AFI FEST with North American Premiere: Review and New Trailer

    As Jamie Bell, sporting a Tintin haircut, introduced the closing night attraction at AFI FEST 2011, Steven Spielberg's "The Adventures of Tintin" (December 21), he felt the need to tell the audience exactly who Tintin is. Belgian Herge's comic book character was created back in 192...

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    Spielberg, Tintin, and the Race for Oscar

    If the animated Oscar competition comes down to originality and boldness, then you can't rule out a potential horse race between "Rango" and "The Adventures of Tintin." Make no mistake: despite the outcry from traditionalists, "Tintin" is nothing if not animated, an...

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    Pixar Launches Legacy Start Up in Vancouver, Air Mater Short Takes Flight

    It’s been a great week for Pixar, writes TOH columnist Bill Desowitz in this week’s Immersed in Movies.

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    Weekend Box Office: Holdover Puss in Boots Holds Off Challenger Tower Heist

    Amazingly, 3-D animated family feature Puss In Boots held off challenger Tower Heist this weekend, reports Charles Lyons.

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    John Lasseter Gets the 2453rd Star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame

    While Disney was promoting the Blu-ray and DVD release of Cars 2 on November 1, the day Disney/Pixar animation czar John Lasseter happened to get his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, it was still a happy day and a well-deserved honor. Disney's Rich Ross and Sean Bailey, Pixar's Ed Catm...

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