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Comic Riffs Archive: The Holly Word

BOX OFFICE: 'Rango' still a tough hombre; 'Mars Needs Moms,' not so much.

When to comes to Hollywood's animated fare, this town may not be big enough for both "Rango's" sheriff and the laser-shooters of "Mars Needs Moms." Paramount/Nickelodeon's "Rango" proved resilient, grossing $23-million one week after the Johnny Depp-voiced film debuted...

By Michael Cavna  | March 13, 2011; 1:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  The Animation, The Holly Word  | Tags:  Alice in Wonderland, How to Train Your Dragon, Mars Needs Moms, Rango  
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The 'Riffs Interview: 'MARS NEEDS MOMS' author Berkeley Breathed buckles in for Hollywood voyage

THE THREE FACES OF MILO: Berkeley Breathed's real-life son [from left]; Breathed's rendering of his Milo character for the picture book "Mars Needs Moms"; and Milo the boy hero in the new Disney film of the same name. (images...

By Michael Cavna  | March 11, 2011; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Interviews With Cartoonists, The Holly Word  | Tags:  Berkeley Breathed, Bloom County, Mars Needs Moms, Opus, Robert Zemeckis, Simon Wells, Wendy Wells  
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THE 2011 OSCARS: Top 10 Quotes from the nominees for Best Animated Feature

Update: "Toy Story 3" wins the Oscar for Best Animated Feature Film. With the Oscars fashgasm and ego-palooza of conspicuous consumption upon us, Comic Riffs pauses to reflect on the words and wisdom of four true artists who greatly...

By Michael Cavna  | February 27, 2011; 4:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  General, The Holly Word  | Tags:  Chris Sanders, Dean DeBlois, How to Train Your Dragon, Michael Arndt, Sylvain Chomet, The Illusionist, Toy Story 3  
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BOX OFFICE: 'GNOMEO' respectable amid Sandler vs. Bieber showdown

"GNOMEO & JULIET": What light through yonder box-office window breaks? We've gotta hand it to the debut of Buena Vista's animated spin on the Bard's star-cross'd lovers, "Gnomeo & Juliet." In a weekend that box-office behemoth Adam Sandler's "Just...

By Michael Cavna  | February 13, 2011; 12:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  The Animation, The Holly Word  | Tags:  Buena Vista, Gnomeo & Juliet, box office animation  
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THE 2011 OSCARS: Just how many wins might Disney/Pixar waltz off with?

"TOY STORY 3": "Toy Story 3" director Lee Unkrich tweeted that he was "speechless." In response to this morning's 2011 Academy Awards nominations, though, Unkrich and his Pixar pals can start preparing those speeches. Disney/Pixar received a dozen noms...

By Michael Cavna  | January 25, 2011; 2:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  The Animation, The Holly Word  | Tags:  Chris Sanders, Dean BeBlois, Disney, John Lasseter, Lee Unkrich, Michael Arndt, Pixar, Teddy Newton  
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QUICK POST: Anne Hathaway is the new 'Catwoman' for 'The Dark Knight Rises' [UPDATED]

Images: Anne Hathaway and Tom Hardy, below (Getty Images) Every key move of Christopher Nolan's newest Batman project has stirred speculation and scrutiny. So Comic Riffs eagerly awaits "fanboy" reaction to this fresh news: Anne Hathaway has now been...

By Michael Cavna  | January 19, 2011; 1:37 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Geek Buzz, Superheroes, The Holly Word  | Tags:  Anne Hathaway, Batman, Christian Bale, Christopher Nolan, The Dark Knight Rises, Tom Hardy  
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Older Entries in This Category »

STAN LEE gets a star on Hollywood Walk of Fame, Michael Cavna , January 4, 2011
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