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With a four-day Easter weekend ahead, you're going to need some great telly to keep the family entertained, and thankfully there's bucket-loads of great programmes to choose from.
So let us, along with our friends at Now TV, pick out the best Easter entertainment to watch on the box this weekend.
Where: Sky Atlantic on Now TV
When: Monday nights at 9pm - Series 1-3 box set available now
It's the most talked-about show in the world right now, and after the jaw-dropping Omg-ending to series four's second episode, anticipation couldn't be any higher for the next instalment of action from Westeros. And if you haven't seen it already, you can catch up on every episode from the beginning on Now TV.
The fall-out from the Purple Wedding looks set to dominate the remainder of series four, but don't be surprised if there are a few more »
The King and the Mockingbird (French: Le Roi et l’oiseau), 1980.
Directed by Paul Grimault.
A chimney sweep and a shepherdess seek to escape from the clutches of a tyrannical king.
The modern animation industry is very much a business, as opposed to an art-form or creative industry. Looking at recent uninspired projects and unnecessary sequels such as Monsters University and Planes just to name a few, it’s easy to come to some clear conclusions about the state of contemporary animation. If it’s not highly merchandised, franchised or derivative, it doesn’t seem to get made, at least by the likes of Disney or Pixar.
The recent retiring of the masterful Hayao Miyazaki of Studio Ghibli fame only helps further cement this uninspired era in animated history. To bring this seemingly irrelevant introduction full circle, »
- Sam Thorne
As we approach Easter and Passover, it's also the end of Spring Break season. Many families throughout the country (including my own) are gearing up for a week away or of "staycation" in their homes. Whether you're going on a roadtrip, plane trip, or just staying close to home, the kids are going to be in the mood for more entertainment, and we can't think of a better set of movies to highlight than those from the geniuses at Pixar Animation.
We're highlighting 10 of the best Pixar DVDs, not ranked as overall movies but as actual DVDs (well, technically Blu-Rays) with extras that are in most cases are just as entertaining as the movies themselves.
Exclusive: Watch a scene from the "Monsters University" short, "Party Central" (Video) »
- Sandie Angulo Chen
Back in February , we got a confirmation that some of Marvel's characters were in development to appear in the highly popular video game Disney Infinity , and now Marvel has debuted a video teasing just that. Check it out in the player below and stay tuned for updates on what Marvel characters will appear in Disney Infinity ! In Disney Infinity , you have the freedom and endless opportunity to create stories and play experiences starring some of your favorite Disney and Disney/Pixar characters including the casts of Pirates of the Caribbean , The Incredibles , Monsters University , Cars , Toy Story , The Lone Ranger , The Nightmare Before Christmas , and many more! Disney Infinity is available for the Wii, Wii U, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, »
Don't miss the fun as Sky Movies Disney celebrates its 1st birthday with the arrival of Monsters University and Planes, plus Disney's Greatest Moments a special, feature-length look back at 70 years of Disney magic. Yes, it's been a year since the most enchanting family channel on TV was born. And in true Disney style, we've brought all our favourite friends to the party, including Dumbo, Aladdin, Wreck-It Ralph and the scare-mongers of Monsters, Inc (formerly of Monsters University! »
The 2014 Kids' Choice Awards marks the 27th time Nickelodeon has handed out awards -- and green slime -- to those deserving of children's love. Who are the big winners this year?
Check out the list below for all of the winners and nominees.
Note: Winners in each category are bolded.
Favorite TV show
"Sam & Cat"
Favorite Reality Show
Favorite TV Actor
Benjamin Flores Jr ("The Haunted Hathaways")
Ross Lynch ("Austin & Ally")
Favorite TV Actress
Ariana Grande ("Sam & Cat")
Jennette McCurdy ("Sam & Cat")
Favorite Movie Actor
Well, now that Universal‘s Despicable Me 2 has proven itself 2013′s Most Valuable Blockbuster, the film’s impresario, Illumination Entertainment founder Chris Meledandri (below), deserves to take a victory lap. More seriously, the tournament was conducted to give a clearer idea, beyond the weekend and annual box office standings, of the profits and Total Cash on Cash returns that films generate. These are the factors that keep studios in business and keep co-financiers coming back for more. As a final cap, Deadline Hollywood provides readers with the revenue and costs charts of all 16 films that participated in the inaugural tournament. This data was always expected to be the most memorable part of this exercise. As a refresher, here’s how our tournament played out, with links to each game: Championship #1 ‘Iron Man 3′ Vs. #3 ‘Despicable Me 2′ Final Four #1 ‘Iron Man 3′ Vs. #5 ‘Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ #2 ‘Frozen’ Vs. »
- MIKE FLEMING JR
Feature Simon Brew 31 Mar 2014 - 05:42
Blockbuster season is almost upon us, but what will next summer's big hitters be? Here's a roundup
Once upon a time, summer blockbuster season 2015 was set to be packed with the biggest collision of big franchises we'd ever seen together. However, one by one, lots of these films moved away to other dates. As such, you won't be seeing Star Wars: Episode VII, Pirates Of The Caribbean 5, Independence Day 2, Batman Vs Superman or Finding Dory in a cinema next summer.
But even with those films gone, there's still no shortage of huge movies battling for your cash in a year's time. And as is traditional for us at the start of summer blockbuster season, we've taken a look at what's coming up in 12 months' time.
Everyone loves cake and everyone loves cute babies, so Sky Movies Disney has pretty much nailed the perfect combination to celebrate its first birthday today (March 28).
As the channel turns 1, the digital home of new and classic Disney movies will air an exciting weekend of programming, as well as dolloping on a massive dose of adorable by hosting a party for babies born in the same year as the launch.
Check out more pictures including Mini-Mike Wazowski and Baby-Buzz Lightyear below... if you can handle the cuteness.
Sky Movies Disney continues the celebrations this weekend with the UK television premieres of Monsters University and Planes.
We are down to the nitty gritty on Deadline’s search for 2013’s Most Valuable Blockbuster. This is the second of our two showdowns today. Fueled by the numbers furnished by our insiders, we’ll find out just how profitable a movie really is. Today’S Other Final Four Matchup #1 ‘Iron Man 3′ Vs. #5 ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ The Matchup: The battle of the year’s biggest animation film hits pits the year’s second-highest global gross film Frozen against Universal and Chris Meledandri’s Illumination Entertainment’s hit Despicable Me 2, the year’s third-highest global grossing film. To get here, Frozen beat The Great Gatsby and Monsters University, while Despicable Me 2 beat Star Trek Into Darkness and Fast & Furious 6. The Box Score: What the numbers say. The Bottom Line: This is tougher than the other Final Four matchup — and that’s saying something. On »
- MIKE FLEMING JR
The final eight films in Deadline’s Most Valuable Blockbuster movie tournament face off today. This is the fourth of our quarterfinal matchups and for the first time we reveal the numbers behind the numbers that show just how profitable a movie really is. The Matchup: Another intramural battle, this time at Disney. Monsters University, which beat another Disney film, Thor: The Dark World, in Round 1, turned in the seventh-highest domestic gross of 2013 films, and was the sixth-highest-grossing film offshore. Its $82 million opening was the second biggest for a Pixar film, was the second largest among G-rated films, and fifth largest for animated films all time. Frozen’s opening was obscured a bit by the record-breaking Thanksgiving weekend opening of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, but it too broke existing records for that holiday. And it just kept going, outpacing The Hobbit sequel and winning the Oscar for Best Animated »
- MIKE FLEMING JR
The fourth of four posts today in Deadline’s Most Valuable Blockbuster tournament. The subsequent rounds will play out next week. Other Matchups: #1 ‘Iron Man 3′ Vs. #16 ‘The Conjuring’ #3 ‘Despicable Me 2′ Vs. #14 Star Trek Into Darkness’ #4 ‘Hobbit: Desolation Of Smaug’ Vs. #13 ‘Oz The Great And Powerful’ #5 ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ Vs. #12 ‘World War Z’ #6 ‘Fast & Furious 6′ Vs. #11 ‘The Croods’ #8 ‘Gravity’ Vs. #9 ‘Man Of Steel’ Sweet 16 #7 Monsters University Vs. #10 Thor: The Dark World How They Got Here: Monsters University might well be the most stealthy of all the films that grossed more than three-quarters of a billion dollars worldwide. The film was the seventh-largest domestic grosser of the year, and did near double that abroad. Pixar’s representative in the tournament turned in the ... Read More » »
- MIKE FLEMING JR
The third of four posts today in Deadline’s Most Valuable Blockbuster tournament. The subsequent rounds will play out next week. Other Matchups: #1 ‘Iron Man 3′ Vs. #16 ‘The Conjuring’ #2 ‘Frozen’ Vs. #15 ‘The Great Gatsby’ #4 ‘Hobbit: Desolation Of Smaug’ Vs. #13 ‘Oz The Great And Powerful’ #5 ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ Vs. #12 ‘World War Z’ #7 ‘Monsters University’ Vs. #10 ‘Thor: The Dark World’ #8 ‘Gravity’ Vs. #9 ‘Man Of Steel’ Sweet 16 #6 Fast & Furious 6 Vs. #11 The Croods How They Got Here: Fast & Furious 6 is the last one directed by Justin Lin, who took this off franchise life support. His finale was the ninth-highest domestic grosser of the year and eighth-biggest worldwide grosser with a $789M global tally. It continued the momentum of Universal’s most valuable live-action franchise, and of course all this happened before the tragic death of stalwart Paul Walker, which has dramatically impacted the next ... Read More » »
- MIKE FLEMING JR
Directed by Kelsey Mann, the Monsters University short Party Central (showing in theaters with Muppets Most Wanted), sees Mike and Sully back at Monsters University for a fun-filled weekend with their fraternity brothers. The Oozma Kappa gang is throwing their first party, but when no one shows up, Mike and Sully come up with a plan to make sure their party becomes the most epic party the school has ever seen. During the Muppets Most Wanted press day, Kelsey Mann demonstrated the process for pitching this short, and then talked about how the idea for Party Central came about, how the people that worked on the short had also worked on the feature, what a smooth transition it was to go from being story supervisor to director, choosing your battles when you’re doing animation, how hands-on John Lasseter was with the short, and that he’d love to do more Monsters shorts. »
- Christina Radish
Animation studio also to produce Cars 3 film, along with Finding Nemo follow-up, Finding Dory
Disney-owned animation studio Pixar is to produce a sequel to the Oscar-winning animation The Incredibles, more than a decade after Brad Bird's hugely popular tale of a family of retired superheroes first hit cinemas.
The new instalment was announced yesterday by Walt Disney's Bob Iger at a briefing for shareholders in Portland, Oregon. Iger also said Pixar would work on a second sequel to 2006's Cars.
The Incredibles is set in a world in which superheroes exist but have been banned from crime fighting. Mr Incredible (voiced by Craig T Nelson) has been living incognito as plain old Bob Parr when a mysterious offer gives him the chance to return to action. Soon he and his wife Helen (nee Elastigirl), along with their three children (who are developing superpowers of their own), are caught up »
- Ben Child
For a while it seemed only the inhabitants of Andy's toy chest would be the only Pixar characters to have their story continued in a sequel, but Cars 2, Monsters University, and the upcoming Finding Dory have changed all that. Now, word has come that The Incredibles 2 is now a go, which will no doubt delight the legion of fans of Pixar's superhero family. I absolutely love The Incredibles, and I can't wait for this, especially since the original's director Brad Bird will be involved in the writing. The news was announced at the recent Disney Investor's Meeting along with the totally unsurprising news that Pixar are also working on Cars 3. via /Film »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Tom White)
Tokyo, Hong Kong – Walt Disney’s “Frozen” has had the biggest opening weekend of the year to date in Japan for a foreign pic.
It earned $9.5 million on 598 screens and 602,347 admissions on the March 15-16 weekend.
That tops the opening weekend of “Monsters University, the number one B.O. foreign picture of 2013, which went on to score $88 million.
By comparison, the last Disney cartoon to open in Japan, “Brave,” bowed on a similar 563 screens, but got a much frostier reception. It earned only $1.4 million on 106,271 admissions.
Driving the popularity of “Frozen” are not only its Oscars wins, but also the smash hit renditions of “Let It Go” by local artists May J, whose version is used as the ending song, and Takako Matsu, who voices Elsa in the Japanese dub.
“Frozen” has been a huge hit in Asia – and many other places – achieving a record setting $77 million in South Korea and $48.2 million in China, »
- Mark Schilling and Patrick Frater
Many a person was relieved when Pixar president Ed Catmull offered his assurances that the beloved animation studio will, heron out, put renewed emphasis on the task of churning out quality original content – hence the company’s next two releases, Inside Out and The Good Dinosaur – rather than just prioritizing sequels and/or spinoffs of its previous hits (see: Cars 2, Monsters University, and so forth).
The plan moving forward – as Catmull described it – will be for Pixar to alternate between new intellectual properties and established franchise installments, on a year-by-year basis. We already knew that the list of upcoming sequels includes Finding Dory (i.e. the followup to Finding Nemo), but we can ...
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- Sandy Schaefer
Update: The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is the victor! Katniss and Peeta's return The Games in The Quarter Quell won the Pick Movie of the Year award, beating out the competitors with 38% of the vote. "Catching Fire won over kids because it was action-packed with some unexpectedly funny scenes, an amazing plot twist and a cliffhanger – so the audience was left holding their breath," says Riley Roberts, the 12-year old president of KidsPickFlicks.
Feb. 14, 2014 - Which movie was the Best of 2013? We don't need The Academy, we just need You. You decide the best movie of the year when you vote in the 8th Annual KidsPickFlicks Pick Awards (vote in the column to the right)! Here are the nominees:
Epic. This animated movie was actually the best reviewed movie of the year!
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. Katniss and Peeta's return to the Games was so compelling that it's the »
- email@example.com (Tara the Mom)
Video game adaptation Need for Speed wasn't fast enough to take the checkered flag this weekend. Instead, first place went to DreamWorks Animation's Mr. Peabody & Sherman.In its second weekend, Mr. Peabody fell 32 percent to $21.8 million. That's a better hold than last March's The Croods (39 percent), and also a slight improvement over How to Train Your Dragon (34 percent). To date, Mr. Peabody has earned $63.8 million; with good word-of-mouth and a lack of competition, it should reach $100 million by the end of the month.300: Rise of an Empire plummeted 57 percent to $19.2 million. In comparison, the first 300 dropped 54 percent in its second outing. So far, the sequel has banked $78.4 million at the domestic box office.Playing at 3,118 locations, Need for Speed opened in third place with $17.8 million. That's a somewhat disappointing start: it's lower than the worst Fast & Furious movie (Tokyo Drift, $24 million), and is roughly on par with past »
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