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Disney balks at copyright infringement claims concerning Zootopia animation

I understand that it takes time and quite a bit of legal finesse to organize a lawsuit, though my brow slightly furrows when I hear of a bg project getting slammed with legal mumbo jumbo only after it's taken home a major award ( in this case I'm referring to ZOOTOPIA winning the 2017 Oscar for Best Animated Feature). One part of me would like to see justice served if...
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Review: The Polka King (Sundance) starring Jack Black

PLOT: The true story of Jan Lewan ( Jack Black ), a Pennsylvania Polka sensation who ran a $5 million ponzi scheme, to the complete ignorance of his wife ( Jenny Slate ) and best friend/ band-mate ( Jason Schwartzman . REVIEW: THE POLKA KING is so strange a tale, it could only be based on fact. Were it not, people would have written-off Maya Forbes (INFINITELY POLAR...
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Review: Landline (Sundance) starring Jenny Slate

PLOT: Two sisters ( Jenny Slate & Abby Quinn) living in 1995-NYC struggle with the revelation that one of their parents is having an affair. REVIEW: LANDLINE is the sophomore feature from writer-director Gillian Robespierre , whose debut, THE OBVIOUS CHILD, was one of the buzziest titles in recent Sundance memory. As such, her follow-up comes with high expectations, and...
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Review: My Blind Brother

PLOT : Two brothers - one of them blind - face off against each other after they meet a young woman who gives her time to helping the disabled. REVIEW : There is something very appealing about seeing actors known for comedy take on a more serious subject. Sure MY BLIND BROTHER has much to laugh about, but it is far more serious than you’d expect with a cast featuring Nick...
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Get ready to learn more about The Secret Life of Pets in summer 2018

Family fare is big business at the box office these days, so, if a studio can find a property that the general public enjoys, you know what is happening next to capitalize on that fresh revenue stream... SEQUEL!! And that's where we're heading with THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS, which just nailed down a summer 2018 release date, thanks to Universal's happiness with...
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Weekend Box Office Report: July 15-17, 2016

Secret Life of Pets still sitting on top! The antics of animated animals were the biggest draw for audiences again this weekend as THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS remained in first place at the box office with an estimated $50.5 million ! The latest effort from 'toon studio Illumination (DESPICABLE ME) dropped a little more than 50% from its opening last week,...
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Weekend Box Office Report: July 8-10, 2016

Pets chase away Dory! One family-friendly animated feature kicked another from atop the box office this weekend as THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS took the number one spot with an estimated $103.1 million ! The latest from DESPICABLE ME creators Illumination couldn't best the $115.7 million domestic debut of their MINIONS last summer, but it is the biggest...
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Review: The Secret Life of Pets

PLOT: Max (Louis C.K) - a spoiled terrier - finds his comfortable NYC life threatened by the arrival of a big dog named Duke (Eric Stonestreet) who competes with him for his owner’s love. After a plot to get rid of his competition goes awry, Max finds himself unwittingly allied with Duke as the two must put aside their differences to navigate the city and find their way home....
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What's new on Blu-ray and DVD this month? (June 2016)

A new month brings a wealth of new Blu-ray and DVD releases, so now's a great time to play catch-up and see what we have ahead of us in June! You can always head to our BLU-RAY AND DVD RELEASE DATES section for a more complete list, but in this column we'll go over some of the more popular titles hitting shelves over the next 4 weeks! June 7 The first week in June brings...
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Awesome Art We've Found Around The Net: Angry Birds, Preacher, Zootopia

Some cliche somewhere said that 'a picture is worth a thousand words.' This has proven to be the case for me and especially when it comes to fan art. I have always sought out great fan art and have wanted to share it with as many people as possible. "Awesome Artwork We've Found Around The Net" is the outlet for that passion. In this column I will showcase the kick-ass...
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New documentary shows how Disney constructed their Zootopia

ZOOTOPIA really took a lot of viewers by surprise when it arrived in theaters. Many were expecting a cutesy and sometimes funny film meant for families, but very few anticipated such a deep film from Disney that dealt with issues of race and bias and... yeah, it's a pretty loaded film. But ZOOTOPIA wasn't built in a day. A lot of work went into crafting such a massive world...
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Weekend Box Office Report: March 18-20, 2016

Zootopia is still on top! For a third weekend, Disney's city of animated animals was the most popular destination, keeping ZOOTOPIA on top at the box with an estimated $38 million ! The critter-filled CG family feature has crossed $200 million domestic (passing the totals of the studio's TANGLED and WRECK-IT RALPH) and is edging toward $600...
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