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  1. 'Minions': How the 'Despicable' Prequel Was Created

    1:06 pm PDT 07/10/2015
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    Illumination Entertainment puts its animated leads in 1960s New York and London. READ MORE

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  2. 'Minions' Trailer - Official Super Bowl Spot

    4:13 pm PST 02/06/2015
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    The 'Despicable Me' prequel follows three Minions on a mission to find the most despicable master, when they meet Scarlet Overkill (Sandra Bullock) the first woman supervillian. READ MORE

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  3. 'Star Wars,' 'Minions' to Lead Record Year for Toy Industry

    5:00 am PST 02/06/2015
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    Licensed toys, which includes Hollywood-created intellectual property, represented 31 percent of total toy sales ($5.7 billion) and showed an increase of 7 percent in 2014, thanks in part to 'Frozen' mania. READ MORE

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  4. Cineplex Profits, Admissions Slide on Weak Summer Box Office

    6:56 am PST 11/13/2014
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    Profits at the Canadian chain fell short of analyst expectations READ MORE

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  5. Pharrell Williams' 'Happy' Nearly Went to Cee Lo Green, Almost Joined 'Idol' (Audio)

    2:20 pm PDT 04/30/2014
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    "Not everybody's gonna have blonde hair and blue eyes and be waif thin," the "Voice" addition told Howard Stern of disagreeing with the Fox show's philosophy. READ MORE

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  6. China Box Office: Local Films Fuel First Quarter Surge of Nearly 30 Percent

    6:59 pm PDT 04/11/2014
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    Chinese moviegoers have already spent more at the movies than they did during all of 2009. READ MORE

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  7. Oscars: Pharrell Williams Dances With Lupita Nyong'o, Meryl Streep on 'Happy' (Video)

    5:57 pm PST 03/02/2014
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    The "GIRL" singer performed his Oscar-nominated "Despicable Me 2" hit on -- and off -- the Dolby Theatre stage on Sunday. READ MORE

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  8. Oscars 2014: Performers & Presenters To Expect

    3:36 pm PST 03/02/2014
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    The awards are broadcast live from Hollywood's Dolby Theatre, with ABC's coverage beginning at 4 p.m. PT. READ MORE

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  9. Oscars: Vampire Weekend's Ezra Koenig to Join Karen O for 'Her' Performance

    5:26 pm PST 03/01/2014
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    The ceremony's rehearsals also teased what Pharrell Williams, Idina Menzel and U2 have planned for Sunday's performances, while Brad Pitt, Kate Hudson and Jamie Foxx stopped by. READ MORE

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  10. Oscars: Inside the First-Ever Concert for Nominated Original Scores and Songs

    1:45 pm PST 02/28/2014
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    For the first time ever, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences invited the Oscar-nominated film composers to conduct suites from their scores. The inaugural show, held at UCLA's Royce Hall on Feb. 27, also featured performances of the nominated original songs. READ MORE

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  11. Oscars: Who Will Prevail in the Competitive Best Original Song Race? (Analysis)

    6:54 pm PST 02/24/2014
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    There is an unusually cut-throat competition this year between four nominated songs: "Happy," "Let It Go," "The Moon Song" and "Ordinary Love." READ MORE

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  12. Oscars: 'Frozen,' 'Croods' Animators Reveal the Secrets Behind Their Breakout Characters

    8:00 am PST 02/21/2014
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    Elsa at one point had a living fur coat of ermines, while Grug was to have been the leader of a whole village, not just his family. Plus, "Despicable Me 2's" team reveal why the minions were created. READ MORE

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  13. Oscars: First-Ever Concert to Feature Nominated Scores and Songs

    11:31 am PST 02/13/2014
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    William Butler, Owen Pallett, Alexandre Desplat, Thomas Newman, Steven Price and John Williams will direct their compositions, while Jill Scott will perform "Happy." READ MORE

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  14. Oscars: Pharrell's 'Happy' Is Highest Charting Song Nominee in More Than a Decade

    3:53 pm PST 02/12/2014
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    The hit from "Despicable Me 2" jumps to No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100. READ MORE

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  15. China Box Office: Local Animated Film Nudges 'Despicable Me 2' Out of Top Spot

    2:31 am PST 01/28/2014
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    Homegrown hit "Boonie Bears: To the Rescue" takes $13.27 million for a $29.75 million cume as the Chinese industry gears up for a major boost during the Lunar New Year holiday. READ MORE

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  16. China Box Office: 'Despicable Me 2' Stays on Top, Local Rival 'Boonie Bears' Opens Big

    12:28 am PST 01/21/2014
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    While animations dominate the week, "Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit" takes in a respectable $9.55 million in China. READ MORE

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  17. Oscars Gone Pop: Pharrell Williams, Karen O, William Butler Score First-Time Nominations (Video)

    8:13 am PST 01/16/2014
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    UPDATED: U2 also earned an original song nomination for the band's first track in three years -- "Ordinary Love" from "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom." READ MORE

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  18. 'Despicable Me 2' No. 1 on Home Entertainment Charts for Fifth Week

    9:11 pm PST 01/15/2014
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    It's the best performance for a title since the spring of 2010, when "Avatar" topped the list for four weeks. READ MORE

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  19. China Box Office: 'Despicable Me 2' Triumphs With $15.37 Million

    2:19 am PST 01/14/2014
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    It was a good week in China for Hollywood, as "Ender's Game" also pulled in a muscular $10.96 million in its first six days. READ MORE

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  20. Box Office: 'Despicable Me 2' Opens Strong in China, Heads for $935.1 Million Globally

    10:05 am PST 01/11/2014
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    The sequel scores the best opening-day gross for an animated film since "Ice Age: Continental Drift" in 2012. READ MORE

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