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No. 16 ‘Kung Fu Panda 3’ Box Office Profits – 2016 Most Valuable Movie Blockbuster Tournament

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When it comes to evaluating the financial performance of top movies, it isn't about what a film grosses at the box office. The true tale is told when production budgets, P&A, talent participations and other costs collide with box office grosses and ancillary revenues from VOD to DVD and TV. To get close to that mysterious end of the equation, Deadline is repeating our Most Valuable Blockbuster tournament, using data culled by seasoned and trusted sources. KUNG FU PANDA 3 D Read

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‘Captain Underpants’ Trailer: DWA Exposes Kevin Hart-Ed Helms Toon

Kevin Hart and Ed Helms introduce their upcoming animated pic — and debate whether clothes make the superhero — in this new sneak peek at DreamWorks Animation’s Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie. Based on the bestselling book series, the comedy follows two school pranksters (voiced by Hart and Helms) who hypnotize their principal into stripping down to his tighty whities and thinking he’s a superhero. “Wearing a cape does not make him a superhero,” says Hart. “Yes… Read

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‘The Memory Thief’ Will Come To Life At Fox Animation For Hybrid Initiative

The Memory Thief, a live-action/animated feature based on the novel written by Bryce Moore, is being planned at Fox Animation, which acquired the novel for its hybrid initiative. Working to create a slate of family films, Fox Animation’s hybrid strategy was launched last year, and Nate Hopper was hired to spearhead it. The Memory Thief, about a boy with special powers, is being produced by Adaptive Studios and Shawn Levy’s 21 Laps, who produced this year’s Best Picture… Read

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No. 17 ‘The Angry Birds Movie’ Box Office Profits – 2016 Most Valuable Movie Blockbuster Tournament

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When it comes to evaluating the financial performance of top movies, it isn't about what a film grosses at the box office. The true tale is told when production budgets, P&A, talent participations and other costs collide with box office grosses and ancillary revenues from VOD to DVD and TV. To get close to that mysterious end of the equation, Deadline is repeating our Most Valuable Blockbuster tournament, using data culled by seasoned and trusted sources. THE ANGRY BIRDS M… Read

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Disney Slams “False” ‘Zootopia’ Big $$$ Copyright Suit From ‘Total Recall’ Scribe

Having taken the Oscar for Best Animated Feature this year and brought in more than $1 billion globally at the box office, Zootopia is now in a very different type of arena – the courts. And Disney is already fighting back. Total Recall screenwriter Gary L. Goldman’s company has hit The Walt Disney Co and a plethora of its subsidiaries with a sprawling lawsuit claiming copyright infringement and breach of implied-in-fact contract over the animated pic, which was the… Read

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‘Boss Baby’ Trailer: Alec Baldwin’s Tot Is On A Mission; May Also Clean Your Clock

Riffing on current box office behemoth Beauty And The Beast, DreamWorks Animation’s The Boss Baby has subtitled its latest trailer, “A Tale NOT As Old As Time” — and added a candlestick and clock for good measure. The Fox release of the Tom McGrath-helmed pic stars Alec Baldwin as the eponymous besuited infant who infiltrates the Templeton family house with an agenda beyond just learning to crawl. Underpinning the tale is how the arrival of a new baby impacts a family… Read

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Video Shows Leggy AT-AT Walkers Taking Shape At Disney’s Star Wars Lands

Riding one of those long-legged AT-AT walkers has been the dream of many a Star Wars fan over the generations, and a new promotional video for Disney’s Star Wars Land theme parks can only fuel the fantasy. In a post titled “Star Wars-Themed Lands Come to Life as Construction Progresses at Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resorts,” the Disney Parks Blog includes video that shows the under-construction skeletons of two huge walkers, with animation then bringing the metal… Read

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Disney’s ‘Moana’ Sailing Past $600M At Worldwide Box Office Today

Walt Disney Animation Studios’ plucky Polynesian navigator is set to sail across the $600M global box office mark today. The Ron Clements/John Musker-helmed Moana is pushing past the milestone following a strong $6.3M No.1 opening in Japan last frame. The domestic gross is $247.6M and the international box office is $351.8M through Wednesday. This is the 7th Disney release of 2016, and the 4th consecutive Walt Disney Animations Studios film, to reach the number following… Read

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‘Early Man’ Teaser: Aardman & Studiocanal Present Dug’s Tribe; Timothy Spall Joins

Back in October, we got a brief glimpse at Aardman Animation and Studiocanal’s prehistoric comedy adventure, Early Man. Today we have the first teaser. Eddie Redmayne, Tom Hiddleston and Maisie Williams star in the Stone Age pic that’s helmed by Nick Park. Redmayne plays Dug, a plucky caveman whose tribe is really putting him off in the clip above. Newly-added cast playing the tribe includes Timothy Spall, Richard Ayoade, Selina Griffiths, Johnny Vegas, Mark Williams… Read

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David Pimentel & Douglas Sweetland To Direct Animated ‘Darkmouth’ Pic

David Pimentel, who was head of story on Moana, and Douglas Sweetland who helmed Storks have been set to direct Darkmouth, an animated feature film from Alcon Entertainment based on Irish author Shane Hegarty’s children’s book series. The fantasy adventure will be adapted by Lloyd Taylor. Like the books, the film will center on an overeager kid who bites off more than he can chew when he prematurely jumps into the family business: hunting monsters. Canyon Creek Films… Read

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‘Big Hero 6 The Series’ Gets Season 2 Renewal Ahead Of Disney XD Premiere

Big Hero 6 The Series doesn’t premiere until the fall, but Disney XD today ordered a second season of the small-screen project based on the Oscar-winning movie. Produced by Disney Television Animation, the series picks up immediately following the events of the 2014 Disney film and continues the adventures and friendship of 14-year-old tech genius Hiro (Ryan Potter, reprising his role from the film) and his compassionate, cutting-edge robot Baymax (Scott Adsit, also… Read

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Paul Sparks Cast In ‘Greatest Showman’; Logan Lerman Lends Voice To ‘Sgt. Stubby’

Paul Sparks (The Night Of) has joined the cast of director Michael Gracey's musical biopic Greatest Showman, alongside star Hugh Jackman, Zac Efron, Michelle Williams, Rebecca Ferguson and Zendaya. The film, produced by Chernin Entertainment and Laurence, follows famous American showman P.T. Barnum (Jackman). Sparks will play James Gordon Bennett, a newspaper critic who had a complicated relationship with Barnum. The actor also has landed a role in Waco, the Spike… Read