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    Snooping For Scoops At The Licensing Show 2014

    I've been in Las Vegas this week at the 2014 Licensing Show - one of the first places the studios preview some of their forthcoming animation projects. However NOT everything that happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas. Here's a selection of snapshots off the exhibitor floor that offer a taste of things t...

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    REVIEW: "Rio 2"

    Like an obnoxious relative at a family gathering, Rio 2 grabs you by the arm and insists you’re having fun, even when you both know you’re not. In this follow-up to Blue Sky’s Rio (2011), the filmmakers keep trying to generate energy and excitement, but the rambling story, needless songs and overly ...

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    BOOK REVIEW: "The Art of Blue Sky's RIO"

    During a time when most studios were promoting their films with coffee table art books, BlueSky was rather quiet. Not until now did Rio, released in 2011, get "The Art of" treatment. Author Tara Bennett has packaged material from that film along with an advance look at Rio 2, and the result is a sum...

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    FINAL TRAILER: "Rio 2" (I Will Survive)

    One more time before its release on April 11th. Nigel (Jemaine Clement) sings "I Will Survive" and dances for the birds in this final trailer for Blue Sky Studios' "Rio 2".

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    TEASER: Blue Sky's 3D CG "Peanuts"Movie

    The teaser trailer from Blue Sky's eagerly anticipated Charlie Brown 3D CG "Peanuts" feature film has been released. From the look of it, the producers have made a wise move, keeping it as faithful to Schulz art as the fans expect. I'm jazzed!

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    Immersed in Movies: Carlos Saldanha Talks 'Rio 2'

    In Rio 2 (opening April 11th), we go from Rio to the Amazon for a richer and more musical comedy/adventure with newcomers Janelle Monae and Bruno Mars joining Blu (Jesse Eisenberg), Jewel (Anne Hathaway), and their three kids in the rainforest. Director Carlos Saldanha discusses raising the bar at B...

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    Immersed in Movies: Going Deeper into 'Epic' with Chris Wedge

    I caught up with Chris Wedge again when he was in town recently to revisit the underrated Epic, his most personal film and one of my favorites of the year. The lush swashbuckler has a heartfelt father/daughter story and looks beneath the surface in discovering hidden truths about life and nature. We...

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    NEW TRAILER: "Rio 2"

    Here comes the sequel to Blue Sky's Rio, this time with an insanely all-star cast including Andy Garcia, Bruno Mars, Kristin Chenoweth and Rita Moreno. Rio 2 opens via 20th Century Fox on April 11, 2014. Here's the latest trailer:

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    "Rio 2" teaser 2

    Second in a series of teaser trailers for the Fox-Blue Sky Spring 2014 release, Rio 2, can be summed up in a word: cute.

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    BOOK REVIEW: "The Art of EPIC"

    Blu Sky's Epic is a visually stunning film, an amazing leap forward for the Connecticut studio; no previous film by the team has been as technically impressive or imaginatively executed, and this is where author Tara Bennett shines as chronicler.

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