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New Content to Debut on Woody Woodpecker Youtube Channel

According to a recent announcement, a new batch of content will be debuting on the official Brazilian Portuguese, Spanish, and English Youtube channels for Walter Lantz’ iconic Woody Woodpecker cartoons. Slated for December, the new content will come from Universal Pictures International and Universal 1440 Entertainment and will be an effective revival of the franchise, which ended its classic ...

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Despicable Me Creator to Reboot Shrek and Puss in Boots

Iconic CG comedy blockbusters Shrek and Puss in Boots are getting rebooted, with Despicable Me creator Chris Meledandri at the helm. Meledandri has been tapped by Universal Pictures to dress up and reinvigorate the two franchises and present it to a new generation of moviegoers. One confirmed detail is that the voice cast will be preserved, as Meledandri attributes a huge chunk of the Shrek ...

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First Trailer for The Grinch CG Movie Released

Illumination Entertainment and Universal Pictures have just unveiled a new first look teaser trailer for the upcoming CG animated film, The Grinch. Based on the 1957 book by Dr. Seuss, The Grinch follows the eponymous curmudgeon as he whiles away his days inside a cave on Mount Crumpet, with only his pet dog Max as company. Every Christmas, the Grinch’s solitude is disrupted by all the ...

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Boys & Girls Clubs of America Launch Merry Minions Holiday Program

Universal Pictures Home Entertainment has recently entered into a partnership with the Boys & Girls Clubs of America in order to launch a Merry Minions Holiday Program. This joint venture celebrates the season alongside the home entertainment release of the CG animated blockbuster, Despicable Me 3. Under the Merry Minions Holiday Program, the Boys & Girls Club members will engage in ...

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Universal Trying to Sell Stake in Oriental DreamWorks

Well, it looks like the honeymoon is over. Despite many of Hollywood’s biggest studios seemingly warming up to the idea of establishing operations in China in the recent years, it looks like Universal wants out. According to a recent report from The Financial Times, the studio is seeking to sell its 45% stake in the venture that it received upon Comcast’s acquisition of DreamWorks Animation ...

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WATCH: Trailer for Live Action/CG Woody Woodpecker Feature

Let’s hope this doesn’t fly under the radar of animation fans, as Woody Woodpecker is a much-beloved franchise that is long due a return to prominence, though whether the vehicle for return should be a live action/CG hybrid feature is certainly up for debate. In any case, Universal 1440 Entertainment has just unveiled a new trailer for “Pica-Pau,” which stars Brazilian actress Thaila ...

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New Despicable Me 3 Trailer Reveals Gru’s Twin Brother

It’s been a little bit too quiet on the Illumination Entertainment side since releasing the first teaser for Despicable Me 3 back in December, but now they have dropped the proverbial bomb with the first full length official trailer. The length (which clocks in at a mere 2 and a half minutes) is not the notable thing about the trailer. Rather, it’s the fact that it reveals’ Gru’s ...

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Despicable Me 3 Trailer Released Online

Universal Pictures has just unveiled the first official trailer for the third entry in Illumination Entertainment’s mega-popular Despicable Me franchise, aptly titled “Despicable Me 3.” The film is slated for a June 30, 2017 release and will feature a new bad guy voiced by South Park’s Trey Parker – the shoulder pad-wearing, moon-walking villain Balthazar Bratt! The trailer is fairly ...

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Shopkins Movie Arriving This Fall

UPHE Content Group (Universal Pictures Home Entertainment) has signed on to distribute the first feature-length animated adventure inspired by the famous toy brand Shopkins. The film will be available on DVD, digital and TV this fall. The property is already the topic of a YouTube web series that has received almost 100 million views. Shopkins toys were introduced at retail in 2014 with 140 ...

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New Trailer for Illumination’s Sing Released

Universal has just released a brand-spanking new trailer for Illumination Entertainment’s latest CG musical-comedy film, Sing. The new trailer showcases a few scenes involving lead koala Buster (Matthew McConaughey), who is running a singing contest in order to save his theater from bankruptcy and foreclosure. He is aided by his faithful employees and a whole host of colorful characters. Sing ...

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Octopus’s Garden to Be Turned into Animation

SuperProd, a French animation developer and producer is collaborating with Simon & Schuster, Startling Music and Universal Music Publishing for a television adaptation of the book Octopus’s garden, which is based on the popular song written and performed by Ringo Starr for the 1969 album named Abbey Road, and illustrated by Ben Cort (Aliens Love Underpants). According to SuperProd’s ...

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TRAILER: Universal’s Jem and the Holograms Live Action Film

Universal has recently posted the official trailer for their upcoming live-action adaptation of the iconic 80s cartoon Jem and the Holograms, which has been penciled in for an October 23, 2015 release. Fans of the original can take a gander at what the studio is going to do to their beloved Jem by watching the trailer right after the cut: Directed by Jon M. Chu (of Justin Bieber’s Believe and ...

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