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Animation (Movie Genre)

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  • 'Divergent' likely to pass box-office test; 'Muppets' looks solid

    'Divergent' likely to pass box-office test; 'Muppets' looks solid
    Teen sci-fi should rule the box office this weekend, with the highly anticipated "Divergent" poised for a strong launch of a new franchise.    "Divergent," from Lionsgate's Summit Entertainment, could generate $55 million or more in ticket sales from...
  • Idina Menzel off to robust start in 'If/Then' musical on Broadway

    Idina Menzel off to robust start in 'If/Then' musical on Broadway
    Riding a wave of publicity following her appearance at last week's Oscars ceremony, where her mispronounced name instantly became an Internet meme, Idina Menzel saw robust business at her new Broadway musical, "If/Then," which began performances on...
  • '300: Rise of an Empire' tops 'Mr. Peabody' at box office

    '300: Rise of an Empire' tops 'Mr. Peabody' at box office
    The bloodthirsty forces of "300: Rise of an Empire" proved victorious at the box office on its opening weekend, easily surpassing the family-friendly animated movie "Mr. Peabody and Sherman." "Rise of an Empire," a 3-D sequel to the 2007 movie "300,"...
  • Review: Premise defeats 'War of the Worlds: Goliath'

     Review: Premise defeats 'War of the Worlds: Goliath'
    "War of the Worlds: Goliath" sets its 3-D animation against an alternate reality — one in which a Martian invasion at the beginning of World War I forces Earthlings of all nationalities to form a united front. The 3-D notwithstanding, the film reeks...
  • Disney's Pixar planning 'Incredibles' sequel and a third 'Cars' film

    Disney's Pixar planning 'Incredibles' sequel and a third 'Cars' film
    A decade after the titular superhero family of "The Incredibles" donned their spandex suits to save the day, Disney announced that its animation studio Pixar is working on a sequel to the Oscar-winning movie. The sequel was announced by Disney...
  • Review: Neil deGrasse Tyson's 'Cosmos' a fascinating, fun place to be

    Review: Neil deGrasse Tyson's 'Cosmos' a fascinating, fun place to be
    It has been at least a while, and possibly in the whole recorded history of the medium, that a blockbuster science series has aired on conventional broadcast television. But there is no time like the present, whether or not such a thing as the present...
  • Review: Little suspense, but plenty of kicks in 'Special ID'

    Review: Little suspense, but plenty of kicks in 'Special ID'
    Hong Kong filmmakers have tried — and largely failed — to duplicate the success of "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon," so more appear to be looking to thriving film industries in Japan and South Korea for inspiration. The Donnie Yen vehicle...
  • Oscars 2014: For 'Mr. Hublot' director, a true surprise, and a real boost

    Oscars 2014: For 'Mr. Hublot' director, a true surprise, and a real boost
    Sunday night's Oscars were very thin on surprises, which is why many of us were left mainly to discuss pizza deliveries and John Travolta miscues But there was genuine suspense in the category of animated short, an obscure realm that had bred...
  • Oscars 2014: Our play-at-home ballot voters know their stuff

    Oscars 2014: Our play-at-home ballot voters know their stuff
    There were few surprises during Sunday's Academy Awards show, at least according to the thousands of L.A. Times readers who submitted their Oscar picks via our play-at-home ballot. The average reader got about half of his or her picks correct, with...
  • Idina Menzel replaced by 'Adele Dazeem' in 'If/Then' playbill joke

    Idina Menzel replaced by 'Adele Dazeem' in 'If/Then' playbill joke
    Adele Dazeem was a big hit at the Academy Awards when she sang "Let It Go" from the Oscar-winning Disney animated movie "Frozen." And now the exotically named actress will be headlining a Broadway musical. In a social media joke circulating on Twitter,...
  • Oscars: From J-Law to French animators, decoding five strange moments

    Oscars: From J-Law to French animators, decoding five strange moments
    The Oscars on Sunday night were a popular affair with some moving moments -- including speeches from Jared Leto and Lupita Nyong’o -- and some warm humor courtesy of host Ellen DeGeneres. It also had its share of mysteries. Was John Travolta...