Watch This: Trailer No. 3 for ‘The Secret Life of Pets’

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Illumination Entertainment and Universal Pictures have released the third trailer for their upcoming animated comedy feature The Secret Life of Pets.

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Watch This: A Holiday Greeting from ‘The Secret Life of Pets’

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Ever wonder what pets do when their people leave the house? Well, it looks like we’ll be finding out one prevailing theory next summer when Illumination Entertainment and Universal Pictures release their next animated comedy The Secret Life of Pets. Check out this clever holiday card from the cast.

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Remastered ‘The Land Before Time’ Coming This Fall to Blu-ray and Digital HD

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Director Don Bluth with some dinosaur friends from “The Land Before Time” (© Universal Pictures)

Universal Pictures’ perennial favorite The Land Before Time is getting some TLC for a new Blu-ray and Digital HD release this fall.

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Review: ‘Minions’–The Exact Opposite of ‘Inside Out’

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Anyone who read my review of Pixar’s Inside Out knows that it would take a supremely amazing film to compete with what I consider one of the all-time great animated films. I did not expect a film like IO going into Minions, though. I like quirky comedies; I enjoy the occasional wacky prequel. However, by its stark contrast with Pixar’s latest and greatest, Minions can’t escape a comparison. Where Inside Out is subtle, thoughtful, and fresh, Minions is loud, mindless, and generally stinky.

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‘Frozen’ Wins Golden Globe for Best Animated Feature Film

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Walt Disney Animation Studios’ hit film Frozen took home the Golden Globe last night for Best Animated Feature Film. Frozen won over DreamWorks Animation’s The Croods and Illumination Entertainment’s Despicable Me 2. The co-directors of Frozen Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee were on hand to accept the award. Also in attendance at the Golden Globe Awards ceremony in Los Angeles was Disney and Pixar chief creative officer John Lasseter (the Golden Globes just happened to coincide with his birthday so the award was a nice birthday present, that’s for sure).

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‘Despicable Me 2’ Continues to Bring in Truckloads of Money

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Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment’s mega-hit Despicable Me 2 continues to break records. The animated comedy earned $80 million in Blu-ray, DVD, and digital download sales during its first week of availability in the home entertainment market.

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2014 Golden Globe Award Nominations Announced

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Nominations for the Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s annual Golden Globe Awards were announced today in Hollywood, CA. The Golden Globe Awards have award categories for both television and film. Similar to the Academy Awards, they also have a Best Animated Feature Film category.

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41st Annual Annie Awards Nominees Announced

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ASIFA-Hollywood announced today the nominations for its 41st Annual Annie Awards. With 30 award categories that encompass animation production, individual achievement, and juried awards, the Annie Awards honor and recognize the year’s best animation in film, TV, and commercials.

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2013 Animation on Blu-ray/DVD Holiday Gift Guide

AF holiday guide 2The movie studios are spreading lots of holiday cheer this year by releasing new animated films and series on Blu-ray just in time for the big gift giving season. We’ve recently reported on new titles coming to Blu-ray from the Walt Disney Studios. Here are some other items to consider giving to the animation fans in your life…

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