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My Little Pony: The Movie opens

Lionsgate and Allspark’s My Little Pony: The Movie opens today in 2,528 theatres according to Box Office Mojo. The film is doing well with the critics, earning a solid 70% on the Tomatometer. Box Office Prophets predicts a 5th place opening weekend with $8.5 million, while BOM says 6th place with $8.3 million.


The humble roots of Despicable Me

My Little Pony cast discuss their roles

Why 1930s animation continues to grip our culture

Halloween SpongeBob SquarePants stop-motion episode airing in October

Aardman launches online hub for original animated comedy

The Lego Ninjago Movie opens

Warner Bros.’ The Lego Ninjago Movie opens today in 4,047 theatres according to Box Office Mojo. The film hasn’t impressed the critics as much as the previous two titles, earning only 48% at Rotten Tomatoes. BOM projects a second place weekend for the movie with $35 million, while Box Office Prophets sees it winning the […]


Fox, Locksmith Animation ink multi-year production and development deal

Kobe Bryant, Glen Keane, John Williams bring star power to Animated Short Oscar race

How 9/11 changed Disney’s Lilo & Stitch

Mark Hamill and Rian Johnson recommend ignoring all Last Jedi marketing

The Nut Job 2 opens

The Nut Job 2 opens today in 4,003 theatres according to Box Office Mojo. The film is faring poorly with the critics, earning just a 15% from Rotten Tomatoes. Box Office Prophets predicts a second place opening weekend finish with $14.5 million.


The awkward language of The Emoji Movie

Maya Rudolph on Nut Job 2, parenting, and SNL

How bad is the year in animation so far?

The Simpsons Movie’s writer and director discuss the film on its 10th anniversary

Netflix announces Matt Groening’s fantasy animated series Disenchantment

Trey Parker fed up with South Park jokes about Trump

Hayao Miyazaki picks his 50 favorite children’s books

Bringing War for the Planet of the Apes to life

Despicable Me 3 opens

Illumination’s Despicable Me 3 opens today in 4,529 theatres according to Box Office Mojo. The film is splitting the critics, with a just Fresh 62% rating at Rotten Tomatoes. Their consensus: “Despicable Me 3 should keep fans of the franchise consistently entertained with another round of colorful animation and zany — albeit somewhat scattershot — […]


Steve Carell discusses voicing Gru and Dru in Despicable Me 3


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