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The Oscar-nominated film and refugee comedy ‘Welcome to Germany’ were among the local-language hits in an otherwise slow year. read more Source: Hollywood Reporter Box Office

The smash hit anime helped pick up the slack of Hollywood’s share which dropped after recent years of gains. read more Source: Hollywood Reporter Box Office

The Cinema Audio Society revealed the nominees for the 53rd Annual CES Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing today.  This honor is equivalent to the Oscar for Best Sound Mixing, but also includes separate Animated and Documentary categories. The nominees, including television honorees, are as follows: MOTION PICTURE – LIVE ACTION “Doctor Strange” Production Mixer – John Midgley, CAS Re-recording Mixer – Tom Johnson Re-recording Mixer –Juan Peralta Scoring Mixer – Peter Cobbin ADR Mixer – Doc Kane, CAS Foley Mixer – Scott Curtis “Hacksaw Ridge” Production Mixer – Peter Grace Re-recording Mixer – Kevin O’Connell, CAS Re-recording Mixer – Andy Wright Re-recording Mixer – Robert Mackenzie Scoring Mixer – Daniel Kresco ADR Mixer – Diego Ruiz Foley Mixer – Alex Francis “La La Land” Production Mixer – Steven Morrow, CAS Re-recording Mixer – Andy Nelson, CAS Re-recording Mixer – Ai-Ling Lee Scoring Mixer – Nicholai Baxter ADR Mixer – David Betancourt Foley Mixer – James Ashwill “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” Production Mixer – Stuart Wilson Re-recording Mixer – Christopher Scarabosio Re-recording Mixer – David Parker Scoring Mixer – Joel Iwataki ADR Mixer – Nick Cray Foley Mixer – Frank Rinella “Sully” Production Mixer – Jose Antonio Garcia Re-recording Mixer – John Reitz Re-recording Mixer – Tom Ozanich Scoring Mixer – Bobby Fernandez ADR Mixer – Thomas J. Continue reading ‘Rogue One,’ ‘La La Land,’ ‘Westworld’ Earn Sound Mixing CAS Awards Nominations at The Playlist.

Yes, we’re not done looking back on 2016 yet — there’s so much to parse — but if you’re looking for more, here’s all our Best Of 2016 coverage. We’re at an inflection point in the movie industry’s history, and it’s one we should earmark when looking back several years down the road depending on how the pattern progresses or worsens. It’s has been a “record year” at the box office for 2016, and comScore projections are currently at $11.37 billion for 2016 and counting (while comScore has apparently finalized their figures, keep in mind that December films like “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” are just getting started, with the spinoff expected to add another half billion to the tally alone). Continue reading Box Office: The Winners & Losers Of 2016 at The Playlist.

In amongst so much 2016 coverage, we’re particularly proud of our collective Best Films of 2016 feature, but we do realize its paucity in one area: animation. Only one animated film made it onto the list, and that doesn’t really reflect just what a strong year it was for the form — in fact it was possible that there were so many outstanding ones over the past 12 months, that the votes got split and a couple more potentials narrowly missed the cut as a result. Continue reading The 11 Best Animated Movies Of 2016 at The Playlist.

The more popular you are, the more people want you, especially for free, and that’s the lesson that comes with piracy. The most pirated shows of 2016 featured many of the year’s most talked about series, and so it goes with the movies that were the most ripped from the internet. Torrent Freak reveals that “Deadpool” was the most pirated movie of 2016, according to stats from BitTorrent. It was followed by “Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice,” “Captain America: Civil War” and “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” which were all smash hits, with the latter crossing the $2 billion mark at the box office. Continue reading ‘Deadpool’ Was The Most Pirated Movie Of 2016 at The Playlist.

Animated family films (and Disney) played a huge part in the boom, while Ryan Reynold’s ‘Deadpool’ was the top-grossing superhero film of 2016 domestically behind ‘Captain America: Civil War.’ read more Source: Hollywood Reporter Box Office

The opening of ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ is the icing on the cake for the studio, home of Hollywood’s most powerful brands: Lucasfilm, Marvel Studios, Pixar, Disney live-action and Disney Animation Studios. read more Source: Hollywood Reporter Box Office

The International Animated Film Society announced the nominations for the 44th Annie Awards this morning and there some unexpected surprises among the nominees. DreamWorks Animations’ “Kung Fu Panda 3″ was a surprise Best Animated Feature nominee over “The Little Prince,” “Sing,” “The Secret Life of Pets,” “Sausage Party” or even DWA’s own “Trolls.” Walt Disney Animation’s “Inner Workings” didn’t make the Best Animated Short Subject cut and “Sausage Party” didn’t earn a writing nomination. Continue reading ‘Kung Fu Panda 3’ surprises as ‘Zootopia’ dominates 44th Annie Awards nominations at The Playlist.

This is one of the most competitive Animated Feature Film faces in some time.  So competitive that at this time we don’t even have “Finding Dory” making the top five. [Updated Nov. 20] TOP FIVE“Kubo and the Two Strings”“Moana”“The Red Turtle”“Sing”“Zootopia” ALMOST THERE“Finding Dory”“The Little Prince”“Long Way North”“Sausage Party”“The Secret Life of Pets” LONGSHOTS“The Angry Birds Movie”“April and the Extraordinary World”“Bilal”“Ice Age: Collision Course”“Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV”“Kung Fu Panda 3”“Miss Hokusai”“Monkey King: Hero Is Back”“Mune”“Mustafa & the Magician”“My Life as a Zucchini”“Phantom Boy”“Snowtime!”“Storks”“Trolls”“25 April”“Your Name” Other categories: Gregory Ellwood’s Current Oscar Predictions: Best Picture Director Best Actress Best Actor Best Supporting Actress Best Supporting Actor Original Screenplay Adapted Screenplay Editing – Coming Soon Cinematography – Coming Soon Animated Feature Film Foreign Language Film – Coming Soon Documentary Feature – Coming Soon Original Score – Coming Soon Original Song – Coming Soon Costumes – Coming Soon Makeup and Hairstyling – Coming Soon Visual Effects – Coming Soon Sound Mixing – Coming Soon Sound Editing – Coming Soon Continue reading 2017 Best Animated Feature Film Oscar Predictions at The Playlist.