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Disney announces 2016 release for animated feature 'Moana'

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Get ready for another Disney heroine to obsess over: Disney Animation announced today that it will release its 56th animated feature, Moana, in late 2016.  Moana is described as a "a sweeping, CG-animated comedy-adventure," and takes place in ancient Oceania in the South Pacific. The film will tell the story of its titular character, a teenage girl and "born navigator" who "sets sail in search of a fabled island," according to a summary from Disney. "During her incredible journey, she teams up with her hero, the legendary demi-god Maui, to traverse the open ocean on an action-packed voyage, encountering enormous sea creatures, »


- Esther Zuckerman

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Hasbro sets 'My Little Pony' movie for 2017

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Hasbro isn't horsing around with its latest film project. The toy maker's film division has announced plans to bring My Little Pony to the big screen. EW has confirmed that Hasbro Studios is producing a My Little Pony movie, set to release in 2017. The film will be one of the first produced through Hasbro's Allspark Pictures, along with the already-announced Jem and the Holograms adaptation, which is slated for 2015. Variety first reported the news. The Pony film will be co-executive produced by Megan McCarthy, who produces the latest revival of the franchise (the television series My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic »


- Jonathon Dornbush

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EW's Horror Quintessentials: The 5 best demon movies

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With Halloween fast approaching, EW is picking the five best films in a variety of different horror movie categories. Each day, we'll post our top picks from specific group—say, vampire movies or slasher flicks—and give you the chance to vote on which is your favorite. On Oct. 31, EW will reveal your top choices. Today, we're kicking things off with demons. To the nonbelievers, demons are kind of funny—all horns and red faces, too unrealistic to provoke real scares. Then a legitimately terrifying, devil-centric movie—say, Paranormal Activity—comes along...and suddenly demons aren't so silly anymore. A »


- Ariana Bacle

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Study: The more parents view sex and violence in film, the less they care

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Here's a new development in the ongoing conversation about sex and violence in movies. The Annenberg Public Policy Center surveyed 1,000 parents and found that when they were shown violent and sexual scenes from films such as 8 Mile, Collateral, Die Hard, and Casino Royale one after another, they became more and more desensitized. According to Variety, the study, which was published in the Pediatrics journal, showed parents three pairs of movie scenes with violence and sex, and the parents responded with the minimum age that should be allowed to view these types of movies. When watching the first clip, the parents »


- Teresa Jue

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