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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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Awfully Good: The Brothers Grimsby

Let's kick off the new year by looking back at one of the worst movies of 2016 . Also, Donald Trump's Presidential Inauguration is next week, so it seems fitting to feature a film where he gets AIDS.   The Brothers Grimsby (2016)   Director: Sam Firstenberg Stars: Sacha Baron Cohen, Mark Strong, Mark Strong's Fleeting Dignity...
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Wreck-It Ralph 2 will hit theaters in March of 2018

This morning, Walt Disney Animation Studios director Rich Moore (ZOOTOPIA, WRECK-IT RALPH) and writer Phil Johnston (ZOOTOPIA, WRECK-IT RALPH) took to Facebook live to announce that WRECK-IT RALPH 2 is in the works! They had John C. Reilly on-hand to punch through a massive brick wall (okay, maybe it wasn't actually brick), and they announced that the release date would be...
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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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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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Weekend Box Office Report: March 11-13, 2016

The crowds keep visiting Zootopia! Disney's talking animals held onto the #1 spot this weekend as ZOOTOPIA won the box office for a second time with an estimated $50 million ! The original computer-animated feature dropped only 33% from its opening last weekend, giving it an impressive 10-day domestic total of $142.6 million (for comparison, KUNG FU...
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Review: The Brothers Grimsby

PLOT : When a wildly inept football hooligan discovers that his long lost brother is a spy, he attempts to reconnect. In the process, he ends up risking both of their lives as they try to track down a deadly villain. REVIEW : Only a couple of months back, I lambasted the gross out comedy DIRTY GRANDPA. Yet, it had little to do with it being offensive or crude. It had far more to...
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We interview Sacha Baron Cohen about The Brothers Grimsby and more!

Sacha Baron Cohen needs no introduction. The man behind some of the most iconic comedic characters in modern times - Ali G, Borat, Bruno - is in the next stage of his career, which includes crafting new storylines for new absurd personalities. His latest film is THE BROTHERS GRIMSBY which focuses on Nobby Butcher, the beer-guzzling, football-loving hooligan from the town of Grimsby...
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Weekend Box Office Report: March 4-6, 2016

Zootopia takes the top! Disney's latest animated feature was the big winner this weekend as ZOOTOPIA was #1 at the box office with an estimated $73.7 million ! The bustling computer-generated city and its citizenry of anthropomorphic critters scored the biggest opening ever for a non-Pixar animated movie from Disney (their smash FROZEN opened with $67...
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Review: Zootopia

  PLOT: In a world where all mammals live harmoniously together, the city of Zootopia is the scene of a rash of disappearances, all predators. It's up to rookie cop Judy Hopps and her hesitant pseudo-partner Nick Wilde to figure out who's behind the kidnappings.  REVIEW: ZOOTOPIA couldn't be coming out at a more perfect time. Fresh off the national...
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Disney spoofs the Oscars in these new Zootopia posters

Walt Disney Animated Studios has a hell of a track record when it comes to their computer animated flicks, including the likes of TANGLED, WRECK-IT RALPH, FROZEN and BIG HERO 6. Their latest, ZOOTOPIA, introduces audiences to a world where humans never existed. Creepy thought? Perhaps, but Disney is obviously taking a lighter tone with this one and that's no more evident than these...
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