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    Chinese Animation

    As Hollywood looks for new sources of revenue, studios are eager to capitalize on China's silver screen ambitions. China's film industry showed impressive gains for 2013, generating $3.6 billion in box office revenue, a 27% gain compared to 2012.

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    Disney's 'Frozen' Soundtrack Climbs Billboard and iTunes Charts, Check Out Idina Menzel's "Let It Go" (VIDEO)

    The soundtrack for Disney's Oscar frontrunner "Frozen" continues to climb the Billboard 200 chart, currently at number eight. On iTunes, "Frozen" is the number one most-downloaded soundtrack album in the US, France, UK, Germany, Finland and Australia, among many other countries. Meanwhile, the film ...

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    Emma Thompson: Non-Twinkling, Non-Cavorting and Wonderful in 'Saving Mr. Banks'

    The encouraging scene in the trailer for Saving Mr. Banks has Emma Thompson as the recalcitrant author P.L. Travers, telling her agent why she does not want Walt Disney to put her heroine on screen. "I know what he'll do to her -- she'll be cavorting and twinkling," she says, with great derision.

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    BOOK REVIEW: "The Art Of Frozen"

    I found it refreshing to read and review Charles Solomon's The Art of Disney's Frozen. Solomon concentrates far more on the story, writing, and artistic presentation of the film than most books in this genre do - making it a must-have.

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    Writing Songs for "Frozen": An Interview with Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez

    With Frozen (opening today), can you imagine what it would feel like if you wrote the songs and this was your first Disney animated feature? A dreamlike sense of "Is this really happening?" Exhilaration? Trepidation? For Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, it’s all of the above and more.

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    Immersed in Movies: Going Deeper into 'Frozen' with Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee

    Frozen provides further proof that we're experiencing a new Disney renaissance under John Lasseter. If Wreck-It Ralph seemed thematically subversive while still leveraging the hand-drawn legacy to guide the CG, then Frozen takes it even further. It's the most feminist take yet on the musical princes...

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    REVIEW: Disney's "Frozen"

    Frozen will commendably fulfill its role in the roster of legendary Disney animated features. If the consistent on-the-nose gags don't keep you enthralled, the stunning animation will.

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    Immersed in Movies: Eric Goldberg Talks Mickey Mouse and 'Get A Horse!'

    In honor of Mickey's 85th birthday today, I go deeper into Disney's "Get A Horse!" hybrid short with Eric Goldberg -- who served as the 2D supervisor and made the blueprint for staying true to the 1928 model -- and with a clip of the first minute of the film.

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    WATCH: First Trailer for Disney's 'Maleficent,' Starring a Wicked Angelina Jolie

    The first teaser trailer for Disney's "Maleficent" has arrived. As a first image released last year promised, and the film's new poster (below), Angelina Jolie is the spitting image of the gorgeous, wicked Sleeping Beauty villain, and seems to give a winningly scary performance, too. Watch below.

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    Disney and Netflix Team Up for Marvel Superhero Original Series Bonanza

    It's the end of Hollywood's analog age. As Blockbuster prepares to close down all its remaining brick-and-mortar stores, Twitter launches a sizzling IPO, Amazon Studios airs two original TV series, and exhibitors and distributors continue to wrangle over release windows, clearly the ground is shifti...

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