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Paramount Animation to animate CG Nickelodeon movies

The universe that is Viacom continues to grow! One section, Paramount Pictures, has just recently announced a new in-house animation division that they proudly refer to as Paramount Animation. The goal of the dept is to pump out CG animated films, on a Pixar and DreamWorks Animation level, and much of the focus will be […]

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The Pirates! Band of Misfits set sail for Aardman

Seems like there’s a lot of pirating going on. Rango’s Johnny Depp is returning as Captain Jack Sparrow in a few weeks. Jake and the Neverland Pirates are ruling over Disney’s new Disney Jr. network. Monkey D. Luffy and crew are still hunting One Piece. And now Aardman Animation is working with Pathe and Sony […]

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Hop back to box office lead for Universal

Not a bad weekend for Russell Brand. Not only did the British comedian provide the voice for the number one film in the box office race, Hop’s Easter Bunny, he was also the star in the second place, live-action film, Arthur. From cartoon to actor in 10 seconds flat – and to the tune of […]

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Universal HOPs to the top of the box office

With an estimated $38 million dollars during this weekend’s box office blitz, it looks like Universal has a Golden Egg on it’s hands, with Hop! The new film, a hybrid mix of live action and CG, hatched the highest-grossing weekend of 2011 so far, narrowly topping Nickelodeon’s Rango. And all this, still three weeks prior […]

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Nickelodeon’s Rango holds strong at the box office

Three weeks in, and Rango is still trucking along at the box office. Nickelodeon’s quirky CG adventure has pulled in over $92 million in its nearly month-long run, with an additional $15 million just this weekend. In fact, the numbers were impressive enough that the film still pulled in at second place, just narrowly losing […]

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Nickelodeon’s Rango rules the box office

Just one weekend in, and Rango is already the deputy of the box office. The new CG film from Paramount and Nickelodeon powered through the theatrical charts with over $38 million dollars; nearly double The Adjustment Bureau’s debut figure, and earning about four times what Beastly pulled in. In fact, in 2011, Rango has now […]

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Coca-Cola breathes fire on Super Bowl XLV

As we’ve shown over the past few days, last week’s big game, Super Bowl XLV, brought a lot to the table in the world of animation. Rango, Rio, Eminem, and others helped show how toons can shine during the year’s most popular media event. Coca-Cola has been a long-time advertiser, with commercial spots appearing during […]

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Nickelodeon brings Rango to theaters

In three weeks time, we’ll be Rango-ing about the ToonBarn offices, preparing ourselves for the Nickelodeon and Paramount film set to hit theaters on March 4th. Starring Johnny Depp, Rango tells the story of a former-pet chameleon who hits the old west styled town of Dirt to become the sheriff. Unfortunately, the town has a […]

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Rango commercial appears at Super Bowl XLV

Super Bowl Sunday isn’t quite a holiday, but maybe it should be. At least enough so to get us all the day off on the following Super Bowl Monday! But if there’s one reason why we’re more than happy to head to school and work the next day, it’s to chat about all the awesome […]

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Nickelodeon and Paramount introduce Johnny Depp as Rango

Rango is a pet chameleon who lives in a terrarium. Everything is calm and comfortable and relaxing and quiet. Until, one day, he somehow ends up in the rough of an Old West town in the American southwest, whose name is actually “Dirt.” As he’s always thought himself a hero, Rango establishes himself as the […]