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Box Office: More Joy for "Inside Out" As It Passes $700M Worldwide

12:40 PM 8/27/2015 by Senh Duong
Inside Out
According to, Pixar’s “Inside Out” just passed $700M at the box office worldwide, the fifth film to do this at the animation studio. Globally, it ranks behind “Toy Story 3” ($1.1B), “Finding Nemo” ($896M), “Monsters University” ($744M), and “Up” ($731M).

Box Office: "Inside Out" Passes "Finding Nemo" As Pixar's Top-Grossing Original Film

10:52 AM 8/21/2015 by Senh Duong
Joy from "Inside Out"
On Tuesday, August 18th, “Inside Out’s” total box office reached $340.1M, passing that of the initial release of “Finding Nemo” ($339.7M) to become Pixar’s top grossing original film. This excludes the additional $41M the 3D re-release of “Nemo” took in a few years ago. To keep things simple, we’re only counting how much each film made when they were first released; otherwise, things can get pretty messy with re-releases (How many times has “Star Wars” been re-released?).

Box Office: Looks Like "Shaun The Sheep" Will At Least Break Even

7:13 PM 8/16/2015 by Senh Duong
Shaun The Sheep
From one nearly perfectly reviewed animation to another, I will now discuss “Shaun The Sheep’s” performance at the box office. Most write-ups have used the word “disappointing” -- a few even used “tanking” -- to describe Aardman Animation’s latest stop-motion feature’s performance at the box office.

Box Office: In A Few Days, "Inside Out" Will Become Pixar's Highest Grossing Original Film

3:26 PM 8/16/2015 by Senh Duong
Inside Out
I’m taking a break from telling you how huge a hit “Straight Outta Compton” has become to bring your attention to another “Out” movie. Pixar’s “Inside Out” has been out of the top ten at the domestic box office for a few weeks already, but in another couple of days, it will surpass “Finding Nemo” as the animated studio’s highest-grossing original feature; this excludes the additional $41M that the 3D re-release of “Nemo” banked.

'Finding Dory' Reveals New Plot Details, Plus First Look at Ed O'Neill's Octopus Character Disney and Pixar had a whole lot to reveal at last night’s D23 animation panel, including new details from Finding Dory, the upcoming, long-awaited sequel to Finding Nemo. In addition to sharing more plot details about the sequel, the presentation also offered a couple of photos, and announced Ed O’Neill’s casting as a new character — an octopus named Hank. Continue reading…

Meet Butch, Ramsey & Nash - T-Rexes in Pixar's 'The Good Dinosaur' "T-Rex doesn't want to be fed. He wants to hunt. Can't just suppress 65 million years of gut instinct." At the D23 Expo, Pixar unveiled a closer look at the three T-Rex from Pixar's upcoming The Good Dinosaur movie, due in theaters this November. According to Pixar, in the film an Apatosaurus named Arlo must face his fears and these three T-Rexes.

At the D23 Expo today, several new scenes were debuted from the upcoming Pixar movie The Good Dinosaur. Behind the scenes, there was some turbulence on The Good Dinosaur, with a change in filmmakers -- Peter Sohn went from co-director to full director, after original director Bob Peterson was taken off the project -- and a delay in the film’s original release date. But anyone who knows Pixar’s history is aware this is not a new scenario for the company, with films like Toy Story 2, Ratatouille and Brave all underdoing pretty dramatic overhauls, only to find success when finished.

D23 Expo 2015: Voice Cast of Animated Sequel ‘Finding Dory’ Revealed, Plus Image Now what’s going with Dory?At D23 Expo, Ellen DeGeneres was at the presentation to introduce the voice cast members to the anticipated sequel.Joining DeGeneres will be Ed O’Neill (“Modern Family”), Ty Burrell (“Modern Family”), and Kaitlin Olson “Always Sunny in Philadelphia”). O’Neil will voice Hank, a cantankerous octopus.

‘Kung Fu Panda 3′, ‘Ride Along 2′ & More Get New Posters Fall 2015 is just around the corner (at the time of writing this) and with it will come the expected year-end rush of potential awards season contenders, as well as many a noteable franchise title.

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