With 'Rio' costing $90 million to make and 'The Adventures of Tintin' $130 million, we ask the roundtable if animated films cost too much to make.
Our guests share their desire to make a R-rated animated feature but explain the cost and limited audience are the major stumbling blocks.
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The comedy sequel, starring Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms and Zach Galifianakis, and the animated film, with Angelina Jolie and Jack Black, both open Thursday. READ MORE
The actress looked super sexy when she hit the red carpet with Brad Pitt in Los Angeles. READ MORE
This summer will put 3D to the test, with some saying America’s appetite is waning because of the extra cost of a ticket. READ MORE
Compelling villain and visual grace keep second second installment in what studio hopes will become six-picture franchise going strong. READ MORE
The film, out May 26, 'raised the bar again' says the Dreamworks Animation CEO. READ MORE
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Titles like "Kung Fu Panda 2" and "Pirates 4" aim to capitalize on the popularity of the technology, which helped international grosses climb 30% over the past five years. READ MORE
Meet the scribes behind summer’s biggest blockbusters. READ MORE
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Po and his friends fight to stop a peacock villain from conquering China with a deadly new weapon, but first the Dragon Warrior must come to terms with his past.
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