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‘Planet 51’ poster

Release date: November 20, 2009

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‘Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs’ poster

Release date: September 18, 2009

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‘Monsters vs. Aliens’ debuts at No. 1

DreamWorks Animation’s “Monsters vs. Aliens” destroyed the competition this weekend with a $58.2 million debut, according to studio estimates Sunday. This makes it the biggest debut so far of 2009, taking out Watchmen’s $55.2 million debut earlier this month.

“Monsters vs. Aliens” was shown in 3D on 2,080 screens, while the rest of the 7,300 screens were traditional, non digital screens. DreamWorks Animation’s upcoming films, “How to Train Your Dragon” and “Shrek Goes Fourth,” will also be in 3D.

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‘Astro Boy’ Theatrical Trailer

In theaters: October 23, 2009

‘Watchmen: Tales of the Black Freighter’ video clip

Available on DVD, Blu-ray, OnDemand on March 24, 2009.

Four new ‘Happily N’Ever After 2’ clips

DVD Release Date: March 24, 2009

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‘VeggieTales: An Easter Carol’ available on DVD

Synopsis: Uncle Nezzer is on a rampage to make Easter “bigger than ever!” In just one unforgettable day and night, Cavis and Millward (Bob and Larry) and a music box angel named Hope (voiced by Rebecca St. James) must convince Nezzer that Easter is about more than just candy and eggs. Inspired by Dickens’ Christmas classic, this VeggieTales film explains why people around the world celebrate Easter.

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Dentyne debuts Blog Smog animated short

Dentyne has released an animated short poking fun at blogger stereotypes (mostly about how we sit alone staring at computers all day). The film is part of Dentyne’s Make Face Time campaign reminding everyone to take breaks from technology and spend more time together in real life. Not a bad message to send out to a generation that is obsessed with Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, etc… Just make sure you do partake in that “real life” thing after you have visited The Animation Blog. Just saying.

‘Sit Down, Shut Up’ sneak preview

A quick heads up to Arrested Development fans. Mitchell Hurwitz’ new animated show “Sit Down, Shut Up” starring Jason Bateman, Will Arnett and Henry Winkler will be previewed Thursday, March 26 at the Paley Center in Los Angeles.

The following people involved with the show will be attending the event:
Henry Winkler, “Willard Deutschebog”
Cheri Oteri, “Helen Klench”
Mitchell Hurwitz, Executive Producer
Tom Kenny, “Happy”
Nick Kroll, “Andrew Legustambos”
Eric Tannenbaum, Executive Producer
Kim Tannenbaum, Executive Producer
Josh Weinstein, Executive Producer

Tickets cost $15 for members and $25 for non-members. The Paley Center is located at the corner of N. Beverly Dr. and S. Santa Monica Blvd. Parking is free in the Paley Center parking lot located off S. Santa Monica Blvd.

More info can be found here.

‘Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs’ Trailer

In theaters September 18, 2009

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