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Alan Becker releases long-anticipated Animator vs. Animation IV

In 2007, Alan Becker, 17, uploaded a video to YouTube that instantly went viral. Today, this fourth sequel to that stick-figure animation, at 13 minutes long, has already racked up 275,000 views mere hours after its release.

'Frozen' faves return to screens in 2015 in 'Frozen Fever'

Disney announces that beloved 'Frozen' characters Anna, Elsa, Kristoff and Olaf will star in 2015's all-new animated short 'Frozen Fever.' Additionally, the studio giant offers fans a sneak peek at their upcoming comedy adventure 'Big Hero 6.'

Family Guy-Simpsons crossover episode trailer revealed

A trailer of the previously announced Family Guy-Simpsons crossover episode was released at the Comic-Con event in San Diego at the weekend.

'Planes: Fire & Rescue' cleared for landing

Kids will return to the theaters over the weekend to board "Planes: Fire and Rescue." Adults may purge and watch a sex tape, however. All this means is that there is a choice among the new wide releases.

Twitter now supports GIFs, but they are not real GIFs

The GIF, a popular animated image format in the 80s, persevered and found a new place on the Internet. Where is this new place? Chances are you are using it now.

'22 Jump Street' rides laughs to an easy win

With jump in its title, the movie that won the weekend did just that — it jumped. "22 Jump Street' took that solid Friday opening and rode it to a easy win at the weekend box office.

'How to Train Your Dragon 2' and '22 Jump Street' to fight it out

A successful tale of a young man in need of capturing a dragon to prove worthy is back for another ride, and training, no doubt.

Lea Michele attends 'Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return' Premiere

Los Angeles - Lea Michele showed up at the Regency Village Theatre in Westwood, California on Saturday (May 3) for the Los Angeles, California premiere of “Legends of OZ: Dorothy’s Return,” and was Joined by Martin Short and James Belushi.

Chicago-born producer brothers re-introduce Wizard of Oz classic

Chicago - Ryan and Roland Carroll, Chicago-born producer brothers, are re-introducing the second generation of the classic The Wonderful Wizard of Oz novels via this Friday’s public release of the animated film “Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return."

'Mr. Magoo: The Theatrical Collection' is now available on DVD

How did a myopic, somewhat muddled little old man become one of animation’s most beloved characters? A look at the new four-DVD set "Mr. Magoo: The Theatrical Collection (1949-1959)" may provide the answer.

'Mr. Peabody & Sherman' win as 'Need for Speed' runs out of gas

"Mr. Peabody & Sherman" traveled from the second spot to the top of the box office and left the reigning champ "300: Rise of an Empire" and newcomer "Need for Speed" behind.

Disney's 'Frozen' wins animated feature Oscar

The blockbuster movie "Frozen," a Walt Disney Animation Studios musical fairy tale about the bond between two royal sisters in an icy Scandinavian kingdom, won the Academy Award on Sunday for best animated feature film.

Disney seeks to crown revival with 'Frozen' Oscar gold

Los Angeles - A critical and commercial success, "Frozen" marks a second renaissance for Walt Disney's legendary film studio -- and is widely tipped to win its first ever Oscar for best animated feature next weekend.The movie, which has made nearly $1 billion, is th...

'The Lego Movie' will build bigger audience than 'Monuments Men'

Look out George Clooney and company, toys are about to take over the box office. "The LEGO® Movie" is already putting together what will be a fun time for many at the movies this weekend.

'Frozen' skates back to the top spot

Weather woes can take a bite out of many plans people have and going to a movie is one of them. Sometimes with no fault of their own, too.

Op-Ed: Animated Video — 2013 in one whole minute

So someone put together an animated video, one whole minute in length, which captures everything you needed to know about 2013. You'll never guess which personages feature most ... or maybe you will?

'The Hobbit' holds off 'Anchorman 2' for a repeat win

It was a battle for the box office crown that has a curve ball this time around, so beware. The new release, "Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues" opened early and that means it needs to be split into two categories.

'Frozen' douses the flames of 'Catching Fire'

After two weeks at the top,"Catching Fire" slipped on the ice of "Frozen." Without a major new release in the way, "Frozen" does indeed take over, at least for now, to the tune of $31.6 million. "Catching Fire" is second with $26.3 million.

Finalists for animated Oscar taking shape

Beverly Hills - It hasn't opened yet, but "Frozen" may be the animated movie to beat come Oscar time. It has made the list of the 19 animated films that are being considered.

ReBoot reboot in development; but not picked up

Bob, Dot, Enzo, Frisket and Megabyte may be coming back. A reimagining of the 90s geek cult classic T.V show ReBoot is currently being developed by Rainmaker Entertainment, Inc.

'Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2' grabs an easy win

No other movie stood a chance against "Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2" as it easily topped the box office. That doesn't mean it is a spectacular movie.

There is a good chance 'Meatballs' will end up at the top

It may be cloudy when all is said and done at the box office this weekend. The clouds will bring sunshine to many movie-goers, too.

Funny Or Die parodies Chipotle's 'imagination' advertisement

Following the release of Chipotle Mexican Grill's long-form animated advertisement, comedic site Funny Or Die issued a spoof of the commercial - tying Chipotle's video to a commentary on consumer manipulation.

Review: Miyazaki's The Wind Rises wins with more mature political message Special

If you're a long-time Hayao Miyazaki fan, you know his films are often heavy on the fantasy, tinged with real-life history lessons. But in his final film The Wind Rises, the Japanese filmmaker creates his most mature and least kid-friendly work to date.

'Elysium' leads crowded box office

Matt Damon took his "Elysium" to the top as it beat the comedy about a fake drug smuggling family in "We're the Millers."

Bob Bergen: The nice Jewish boy who wanted to be Porky Pig Special

Bob Bergen has been the voice of Porky Pig for 23 years. He takes that work extremely seriously and, for his efforts, has been twice nominated for an Emmy.

'We're the Millers' off and running; 'Planes' and 'Elysium' await

It was another one of those early starts as two films blasted out of the gate on Wednesday. That leaves two more wide releases for Friday. In all, the movies offer diversity for the audience.

'The Smurfs 2' out early but '2 Guns' shoots to the top

When one looks at the victory for "2 Guns" at the box office, something else jumps out right away. That is "The Smurfs 2." Let's explain.

'Smurfs 2' gets early start and '2 Guns' set to shoot

For some reason, "Smurfs 2" found the need to get a jump on the weekend, and has already put away $5.2 million. Surely there was a reason. There always is, but, it doesn't seem like "Smurfs 2" justifies such a move.

'The Conjuring' conquers; 'R.I.P.D.' and 'Red 2' fall flat

On one hand you have the best opening for an original R-rated horror film. On the other hand, another flop has entered the discussion as the box office story unfolds.
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