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Toy Story 2 Was Almost Destroyed by a Tiny Error

New mom saved the day when Pixar had no backup copy

(Newser) - If it hadn't been for a new mother working from home, we might never have seen Toy Story 2—or any later Pixar film, for that matter, writes Simon Brew at Mental Floss . In his book Creativity Inc, Pixar co-founder Ed Catmull tells the story of how most of... More »

Toy Story 4 Is Coming

It's due in 2017, and actress Rashida Jones will co-write screenplay

(Newser) - Fans of the Toy Story trilogy will either love or hate this news: Toy Story 4 will be in theaters June 16, 2017, reports USA Today . No word yet on whether any of the big names—Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Joan Cusack, Wallace Shawn, etc.—will be back to... More »

Hunger Games, Frozen Shatter Thanksgiving Record

Catching Fire pulls in $110.2M over 5 days

(Newser) - Sorry, Harry: Katniss Everdeen has broken your $82.4 million Thanksgiving record. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire gobbled up $110.2 million over the five-day weekend, Wednesday to Sunday, breaking the spell cast by Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. Catching Fire also had the fourth-biggest second weekend in... More »

Toy Story 3 'an Instant Classic'

Pixar brings series to 'dazzling, emotional' finale

(Newser) - Toy Story 3 is a heartwarming masterpiece that easily ranks among Pixar's best, say critics in unanimously positive reviews (as of this writing, it has a 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes ). Andy's headed to college in this one, but instead of being stored in the attic or put out... More »

OK, Tom Hanks, Get Off WWII Already

Private Ryan , Band of Brothers, The Pacific ... yeesh

(Newser) - Please, please, please, Tom Hanks, no more World War II stuff, OK? That plea is from Brian Donovan, who points out that, among Saving Private Ryan, Band of Brothers, and The Pacific, “it is entirely possible that Tom Hanks has spent more time making entertainment about World War II... More »

Moviegoers Flock to Couples Retreat

Zombieland drops to second; Paranormal Activity shines

(Newser) - Poor reviews proved no barrier to box office success this weekend as Couples Retreat did $35.3 million worth of business, dethroning Zombieland after a 2-week reign. The big news of the weekend was overachieving thriller Paranormal Activity, which broke a record for a feature playing on fewer than 200... More »

Zombieland Conquers US

Woody Harrelson vehicle dethrones Meatballs in debut weekend

(Newser) - Zombieland raked in $25 million to dominate the box office in its debut weekend, easily dethroning Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs, which had held the top spot the previous two weekends. The R-rated comic horror movie starring Woody Harrelson drew an overwhelmingly young audience, with 56% under 25, Variety ... More »

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