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Nintendo and Illumination Share ‘The Super Mario Bros. Movie’ Poster

Starring Chris Pratt, Anya Taylor-Joy, Charlie Day, Jack Black, Keegan-Michael Key, and Seth Rogen, the highly anticipated animated film based on the ‘Super Mario’ game franchise finally comes to theaters in April.

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2023 Producers Guild Awards Nominees Announced

‘Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio,’ ‘Marcel the Shell with Shoes On,’ ‘Minions: The Rise of Gru,’ ‘Puss in Boots: The Last Wish,’ and ‘Turning Red’ selected in the animated movie category; ‘Avatar: The Way of Water’ and ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ among Outstanding Producer award nominees.

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'Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio’ Named Best Animated Feature at 80th Golden Globes

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, January 11, 2023 at 7:40am

The Oscar-winning director’s stop-motion passion project, 15 years in the making, beats out ‘Inu-Oh,’ ‘Marcel the Shell with Shoes On,' ‘Puss in Boots: The Last Wish,’ and ‘Turning Red’ to win the season’s first big animation award.

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Nominations Announced for 80th Golden Globe Awards

‘Guillermo Del Toro's Pinocchio’ leads all animated films with noms for best animated feature, best original score, and best original song; ‘Inu-Oh,’ ‘Marcel the Shell with Shoes On,' ‘Puss in Boots: The Last Wish,’ and ‘Turning Red’ also vie for best animated feature.

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Nintendo and Illumination Drop ‘The Super Mario Bros. Movie’ Trailer

The long-awaited 3DCG animated film, based on the world of the hit game, ‘Super Mario Bros.,’ stars Chris Pratt, Anya Taylor-Joy, Charlie Day, Jack Black, Keegan-Michael Key, and Seth Rogen.

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‘Only in Theaters,’ The History of Laemmle Theaters, Opens Today

The documentary chronicles the history, impact, and challenges of the 84-year-old arthouse cinema chain, which has elevated the art of filmmaking and brought foreign films to Los Angeles while popularizing independent films, documentary films, and their makers.

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‘Minions: The Rise of Gru’ Coming to Peacock

Steve Carrell stars as the master of evil in Illumination’s newest entry in the ‘Despicable Me’ franchise; the CG animated comedy debuts exclusively on the streamer later this month.

The Mechanical Dino Wrangler Returns VFXWorld

The Seamless Animatronics–CG Integration of ‘Jurassic World Dominion’

By Trevor Hogg | Wednesday, September 7, 2022 at 3:51pm

John Nolan, a trainee 22 years ago on ‘Walking with Dinosaurs,’ returns to the world of mechanical saurians to produce 48 creatures from 12 species, including a 22-foot-high Giganotosaurus with a head the size of a transit van, in Colin Trevorrow and Universal’s latest dino epic.

Life Will Find a Way! Headline News

‘Jurassic World Dominion’ Coming to Peacock in September

All-new extended edition of the hit saurian adventure features alternate opening and behind-the-scenes content; ‘Jurassic Park,’ ‘The Lost World,’ and ‘Jurassic Park 3’ hit the streamer one day earlier.

ILM Will Find a Way! VFXWorld

Dinosaurs ‘R’ Us: ILM Continues Its ‘Jurassic’ Winning Streak

VFX supervisor David Vickery talks about combining old-school and brand-new techniques in the service of realism and saurian hijinks on Universal’s ‘Jurassic World Dominion,’ now playing in theaters, available from Universal Home Entertainment on 4K, Blu-ray and Digital, and coming to Peacock September 2.

Say it Ain’t So Joe Headline News

China Censors ‘Minions: The Rise of Gru’ By Adding Less Despicable Ending

Instead of the villains getting away scot-free, one gets a prison sentence, and the other a change of heart, courtesy of the film’s new PowerPoint-style still image finale.

Life finds a way Headline News

Netflix Drops ‘Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous’ Clips

All 12 episodes of DreamWorks Animation's Annie Award-winning show’s final season are now streaming; check out the selection of exciting teaser videos before binging on Season 5’s epic dino-conclusion.

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‘Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous’ Wraps its Epic Dino Adventure

After five seasons of kids versus dinosaurs, mercenaries, mad scientists, and teen angst, the intrepid ‘Camp Fam’ must now content with camper against camper as the Annie Award-winning DreamWorks Animation and Netflix series comes to a ‘gnarly’ conclusion.

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‘The Bad Guys’: A Messy and Complex Tale of Friendship and Redemption

For creator and writer Aaron Blabey, the DreamWorks Animation film, like his award-winning book series, shows how chaotic and complex relationships between characters highlight the humanity in all of us; now available on Digital.

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Illumination Releases ‘Minions: The Rise of Gru’ Trailer

Steve Carell stars as Gru, the master of evil, whose origin story will be revealed, complete with how he met the hapless yellow jesters; the next installment of the ‘Despicable Me’ animated franchise comes to theaters on July 1.

Dinosaurs are everywhere! Headline News

Universal Shares ‘Jurassic World Dominion: A Look Inside’ Featurette

We learn that life not only ‘finds a way,’ but dinosaurs are everywhere! Get up-to-date reports on dinosaur encounters and vital public information from The Department of Prehistoric Wildlife’s new Dinotracker - the epic conclusion to the Jurassic era hits theaters June 10.

Life Will Find a Way! Headline News

Universal Drops New ‘Jurassic World Dominion’ Trailer

By Dan Sarto | Friday, April 29, 2022 at 10:59am

We learn some dinosaurs don’t like people on scooters, and that Jeff Goldblum remains the master of ironic humor, in multi-billion-dollar ‘Jurassic Park’ film franchise’s epic, action-packed conclusion, hitting theaters June 10.

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Universal Pushes Animated ‘Super Mario Bros.’ Movie into 2023

Game creator Shigeru Miyamoto announced the schedule change on Twitter; DreamWorks’ ‘Puss in Boots: The Last Wish’ will take over its December 21, 2022 theatrical release date.

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Karyn Kusama’s ‘Dracula’ Project Called Off Just Before Production Begins

It’s believed that the ‘Aeon Flux’ and ‘Destroyer’ helmer’s film, titled ‘Mina Harker,’ was scrapped when Miramax Films opted not to move forward.

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Watch: ‘Minions: The Rise of Gru’ Official Trailer

From the minds behind the ‘Despicable Me’ franchise comes the origin story of the master of evil; starring Steve Carell as the notorious Gru, the CG animated comedy comes to theaters July 1.

Animated Feature Films Headline News

Release Dates Set for Illumination’s ‘Migration’ and ‘Despicable Me 4’

New animated comedies from Universal, directed by Benjamin Renner and Chris Renaud, are slated for worldwide theatrical releases in 2023 and 2024, respectively; 'Minions: The Rise of Gru' finally hits theaters July 1.

Life Will Find a Way! Headline News

Dino Mayhem Returns: Watch New ‘Jurassic World: Dominion’ Trailer

Life will find a way! The epic conclusion to the Jurassic era hits theaters June 10, bringing together Jurassic stars Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard with Jurassic legends Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum, and Sam Neill.

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