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  • Billion Dollar Composer: John Powell Ranges From Action to Animation

    With "Rio 2" in release and "How to Train Your Dragon 2" due in June, London-born John Powell reconfirms his status as today's leading composer for animated films. Twenty of his 54 features have been animated. And with a resume that also includes a...
  • Cannes Film Festival: Early Pics Include Tommy Lee Jones' 'The Homesman,' 'How to Train Your Dragon 2′

    On the eve of the Cannes Film Festival's official selection announcement, a major competition prospect has emerged in Tommy Lee Jones' frontier drama "The Homesman," starring Jones and Hilary Swank as a claim jumper and a pioneer woman undertaking a...
  • Moby and his globe collection find a home in the Hollywood Hills

    Moby and his globe collection find a home in the Hollywood Hills
    For a decade, while traveling to perform in concerts, Moby was looking for a new place to call home. His longtime city of choice, New York, had become so gentrified and expensive that artists — his spiritual kin — were being driven out. "I...
  • Obama Tours DreamWorks Animation, Visits With Steve Martin and Jim Parsons

    President Obama arrived at the DreamWorks Animation facility on Tuesday and was led through a tour of the facility, surveying productions in the works. Obama's tour included a stop to see a demonstration of motion capture technology with director Dean...
  • Henry Selick Slams 'Despicable Me 2,' Animation Biz

    Animated features have never been more popular or more important to Hollywood. Yet the directors of some of Hollywood's top toon hits are frustrated with the state of animated features -- and some are wondering if Netflix and its over-the-top ilk hold the...
  • Naketha Mattocks Joins Disney Channel's Original Movies Franchise

    Disney Channels has tapped Naketha Mattocks as VP, Original Movies. Mattocks reports to Adam Bonnett, executive VP, Original Programming, Disney Channels Worldwide. In the post, Mattocks supervises creative development for the Disney Channel Original...
  • DeBlois, Arnold Talk Up DWA's 'How to Train Your Dragon 2'

    ANNECY -- In a first ever extended presentation to an audience outside DreamWorks Animation, writer-director Dean DeBlois and producer Bonnie Arnold lifted the lid Tuesday on one of DWA's most anticipated movies, "How to Train Your Dragon 2." The...
  • Studios Power Global Biz at Annecy

    ANNECY -- Boasting Disney world premiere "Get That Horse!," sneak previews of Pixar's "Monster University" and Universal/Illumination's "Despicable Me 2," plus a Work in Progress presentation of "How To Train Your Dragon 2," France's 37th Annecy Intl....
  • Oscars: Best Picture? Gotta be ‘The King’s Speech’

     
    You think they knew this was the winner weeks ago, and thus had all the nominees clips set to “The King's Speech” by Colin Firth? By the way, SPOILER. Firth's last big scene in the movie, the BIGGEST scene. That was what they showed. The...
  • Oscar nominations: ‘King’s Speech’ dominates, ‘True Grit’ and ‘Social Network’ do well

     
    The usual suspects' named were trotted out when the nominations for the 83rd Academy Award were announced this morning. We're talking “The Social Network,” “Black Swan” “The King's Speech” (12 nominations, leading the...
  • Pop & Hiss goes to the movies: A look at the year's Oscar-contending movie songs

     
    Oscar's best song category sometimes feels like the field that gets no respect. Two years ago, only three songs were nominated, and the prior year much of the music recognized by the academy came from one film, Disney's "Enchanted." And......
  • Tracking the Oscar race for best adapted screenplay

     
    Obviously, "The Social Network" is ahead in the Oscar race for best adapted screenplay, given its front-runner status as best picture and the vaunted reputation of Aaron Sorkin as master wordsmith. However, upsets are always possible at these quirkly...