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Justin Timberlake Says DreamWorks’ Trolls Will Lead To “Epidemic Of Happiness” During the DreamWorks Animation presentation at Comic-Con International: San Diego on Thursday, Trolls voice star and executive music producer Justin Timberlake said the film will lead to an “epidemic of happiness.” He, along with co-star Anna Kendrick and directors Mike Mitchell and Walt Dohrn, offered a taste of the animation studio’s latest animated offering, based on the classic toy from the 1970s. Though the toys have been popular for nearly four decades, they never really had much of a mythology around them. That absence was key to Mitchell and Dohrn.

There’s been plenty of animated fare for kids this summer, with the likes of Finding Dory and The Secret Life of Pets hitting theaters. But towards the end of the summer, the adults get to have some raunchy animated fun on the big screen. Sausage Party is the latest film from Seth Rogen & Evan Goldberg, and they’re bringing their twisted sense of humor to the grocery aisle with the movie about sentient food who finally learns what happens when they get taken home.

What Parents Can Expect from 'Secret Life of Pets' Sometimes, the messages in children’s movies can be a little heavy-handed. But that’s not the case with The Secret Life of Pets. Instead, this movie goes for laughs over lessons and steers clear of the “teachable moment.” The story follows “tiny dog” Max, who is the one and only pet of Katie, the owner he adores. When she brings home “a brother” for him – an enormous dog named Duke – Max tries to figure out a way to get rid of him....Read MoreRead Comments

LEGO Movie 2 Getting Rewrite from BoJack Horseman Creator Warner Bros’ 2014 animated film The LEGO Movie opened to praise from both critics and viewers alike, with that success reflected in the movie’s box office haul of $469 million worldwide and an Oscar nomination (though for Best Original Song rather than Best Animated Film). The LEGO Movie saw enough success that Warner Bros. granted the film a sequel, The LEGO Movie 2, and spinoffs, including The LEGO Batman Movie and Ninjago. However, while The LEGO Batman Movie is on track for its 2017 debut, Warner Bros.

When Walt Disney Animation decided to bring the Marvel comic Big Hero 6 to theaters, many wondered whether or not there would be ties to the Marvel cinematic universe or if this could be the beginning of a separated animated universe for Marvel superheroes.

POTD: ‘Transformers: The Last Knight’ Had Some Pretty Insane Fireworks for the 4th of July Yesterday plenty of United States citizens celebrated Independence Day by lighting off some fireworks, because there’s nothing more American than blowing some stuff up after you’ve had every meat known to mankind. However, I’m willing to bet that your fireworks were nothing compared to the kind of explosions that happened on the set of Transformers: The Last Knight.

'FINDING DORY' Continues to Dominate the Box Office for Third Weekend Many predicted massive success for Pixar's latest film, FINDING DORY, but few predicted the film would do as well as it's been doing. For the third weekend in a row, the animated flick finds itself at the top of both the worldwide and domestic box office. As of this writing, the film is just short of $550 million worldwide. In addition, the movie has grossed over $380 domestically, making the second highest domestic film in Pixar's history, behind only TOY STORY 3, which I expect it will surpass before its theatrical run is up.

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