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Weekend Box Office Report: February 21-23, 2014

The Lego Movie keeps stacking higher! It seems like nothing can stop those interlocking blocks, as THE LEGO MOVIE stayed on top of the box office for the third weekend in a row with another $31.4 million! The computer-animated smash is already up to $183.1 million domestically, and in addition to helping move tons of product off toy shelves, it's also...

The LEGO Movie 2 will make everything awesome during Summer 2017

Well, that didn't take long. After hauling in $150 million domestically, Warner Bros has given the official green light to THE LEGO MOVIE 2 and locked in the release date of May 26, 2017 . There is no word on whether directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller will return to helm the animated sequel, but with a couple of years lead time, who knows where it could go. This comes after...

Will the Lego Ninjago spin-off hit theaters before The Lego Movie sequel?

THE LEGO MOVIE is just about at $200 million worldwide, which is fantastic for an animated movie with a $60 million dollar budget. A sequel is already being developed , but Warner Bros. also wants to do a spin-off based on the Lego Ninjago toys. The question is, which one will we be able to see first? THR has learned the studio is trying to decide which movie should be released...

Review: The Wind Rises

PLOT : THE WIND RISES explores the life and love of Jirô Horikoshi, the man who designed Japanese fighter planes in World War II. It follows the designer from his childhood to his adult life as the man who created the Mitsubishi A5M. REVIEW : In the English language release of Hayao Miyazaki’s THE WIND RISES, his leading man Jirô Horikoshi is given life thanks...

Special LEGO episode of The Simpsons set to air in May!

THE LEGO MOVIE is currently doing very well at the box office, but something smaller involving the brick toys will be coming to television in the near future. FOX has announced there will be an all LEGO episode of The Simpsons. Called "Brick Like Me," it will also be the 550th episode of the long-running animated series, and will air on May 4th at 8 p.m. ET on FOX....

Weekend Box Office Report: February 14-16, 2014

Everything is still awesome for The Lego Movie! Despite an array of new romance movies trying to capitalize on Valentine's Day, audiences were still in love with  THE LEGO MOVIE , which remained #1 at the box office with another $48.8 million! That's a drop of less than 30% from its opening last week, and the entertaining animated brick toys are...

The blooper reel for The LEGO Movie is almost as funny as the film itself

If you didn't check out THE LEGO MOVIE last weekend, you really owe it to yourself to see it. The movie is funny and one of the all around best animated movies in a long time. The sense of humor is great for all ages with some nice easter eggs for adults. Until the Blu-ray hits and the already announced sequel hits, we can enjoy the various clips and such available online. Newly...

The sixth and final season of Star Wars: The Clone Wars is coming to Netflix

Good news, STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS fans: the sixth and final season of the animated series will start streaming on Netflix on March 7th, 2014 . All 13 new episodes (called "The Lost Missions") will be available on the streaming service, but that's not all. The first five seasons that aired on Cartoon Network, director's cuts of episodes, and the animated movie will also be available....

Ink & Pixel: Mulan

Ink & Pixel is a source of pride and joy for me as a writer and as such, I’m always striving to take this column further for those who read and enjoy it. If you yourself, or anyone you know, helped to make any of the amazing feature animated films found within this column, I would love to talk to you to further my knowledge. Please contact me at steveseigh@joblo.com so we can...

Jaume Collet-Serra says the Akira movie will differ from the manga and anime

The American version of seminal manga/anime AKIRA has been in development for years with everyone from Leonardo DiCaprio , Stephen Norrington , Allen and Albert Hughes , Joseph Gordon-Levitt , Zac Efron , Morgan Freeman , James Franco , Keanu Reeves , Keira Knightley , and Gary Oldman attached or rumored at some point. As recently as 2012, NON-STOP and ORPHAN director Jaume...

Weekend Box Office Report: February 7-9, 2014

The Lego Movie is made of gold bricks! This weekend marked the first time a blockbuster was made of actual blocks (well, computer-generated ones), as THE LEGO MOVIE opened at the top of the box office with $69.1 million! The movie, budgeted at $60 million, was the second-biggest February opening ever (behind THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST's $83.8...

Top 10 Toys That Need To Be Movies

THE LEGO MOVIE looks to be a huge hit this weekend as it both reverently showcases how cool LEGOs can be while telling a funny original story. But LEGO is not the only toy that deserves a big screen outing. Here are ten toys and games from the past that could make for entertaining big screen features. If you disagree or have another pick, add it in the talk back below.