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    MPAA Report on The Growth of The Global Box Office

    Last week MPAA Chairman and CEO Senator Chris Dodd delivered remarks at CinemaCon, the annual National Association of Theater Owners (NATO) convention in Las Vegas. During his state of the industry address, Senator Dodd announced new figures that found global box office receipts for all films releas...

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    Watch: 50-Minute Roundtable With Directors/Producers Of 'Frozen,' 'Monsters University' & More

    In 2004 the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature was in it’s fourth year. Three very different films were nominated (“The Triplets of Belleville,” “Brother Bear,” and “Finding Nemo”), with ‘Nemo’ taking home the award. Since then demand for high-performing animated films has skyrocketed. In 2013,...

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    Pharrell Williams, Nominated for 'Despicable Me 2,' Will Perform on Oscar Night (VIDEO)

    Triple threat singer, songwriter and producer Pharrell Williams is set to perform his Academy Award-nominated song "Happy" from "Despicable Me 2" on Oscar night, March 2. Can he beat "Frozen" juggernaut "Let it Go?"

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    Immersed in Movies: Talking with the Best Animated Feature Oscar Nominees

    I recently chatted with the Oscar nominees for The Croods (directors Chris Sanders and Kirk DeMicco), Despicable Me 2 (Chris Renaud), Ernest & Celestine (Benjamin Renner), Frozen (Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee), and The Wind Rises (producer Toshio Suzuki). We discussed what makes their work perso...

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    Universal Announces Release Dates For 'Despicable Me 3,' A New 'Grinch' & An Untitled Garth Jennings Animated Project

    In a press release issued today about Universal's slate of upcoming animated movies produced by Illumination Entertainment, we got word on when the already announced "Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas" and the properly assumed "Despicable Me 3" would hit theaters nationwide. But they also an...

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    Money Talks: 8 Out Of 10 Of The Top Grossing Movies Of 2013 Are Sequels Or Reboots

    With the clock ticking on 2013, you might be finalizing your list of resolutions before heading out to celebrate the New Year. But in Hollywood, you can bet that studio executives are looking at the year that was, and hoping to do more of the same in the years ahead. Much more.

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    Box Office 2013 Year In Review: The Good, The Bad And The 'Oldboy'

    The standards for what constituted a megahit used to be reaching the fabled $100 million milestone. The goalposts have been moved: only taking into account domestic numbers, a whopping thirty films this year crossed that mark, and a couple more stragglers might join them soon.

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    Immersed in Movies: Going Deeper into 'Despicable Me 2' with Chris Meledandri

    With tomorrow's Blu-ray/DVD release of the blockbuster and Oscar-contending Despicable Me 2 from Universal, it's a great time to catch up once again with Illumination's Chris Meledandri, who made the Vanity Fair list of top media disruptors for the second consecutive year.

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    'Frozen,' 'Planes' & 'The Smurfs 2' Among 19 Finalists For 2014 Animated Feature Oscar Nomination

    After our own Drew Taylor declared "Frozen" to be a new Disney classic, perhaps you won't be too surprised to learn that it has been submitted and accepted as a finalist for Best Animated Feature Film. But don't get fooled. The only criteria for the 19 movies that made the cut seems to be that they ...

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    Producers Guild To Give Visionary Award to Illumination Czar Chris Meledandri (TRAILER)

    The Producers Guild Visionary Award recognizes Chris Meledandri "as one of the definitive producers of contemporary animation." Why is he getting this now? Illumination's latest Universal blockbuster "Despicable Me 2" is in the running for an animated Oscar, and is the 5th highest-grossing animated ...

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