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Transformers: Age of Extinction


Transformers: Age of Extinction is a 2014 science fiction action film based on the Transformers franchise. It is the fourth installment of the live-action Transformers film series and stars Mark Wahlberg in the lead role. A sequel to Transformers: Dark of the Moon, the film takes place five years later, after the Decepticon invasion of Chicago. Like its predecessors, the film is directed by Michael Bay[6] and executive produced by Steven Spielberg. Ehren Kruger is the film’s screenwriter, having written every Transformers film since Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. The film features an entirely new cast of human characters and is the first in the series to feature the Dinobots. Returning Transformers include Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, Ratchet, Leadfoot, Brains and Megatron (now known as Galvatron). The film was released on June 27, 2014, in IMAX and 3D.[7]

Reception to the film was generally positive among casual film-goers, who gave it a 6.1/10[8], but negative among film critics, who expressed an overall dislike for the acting, directing, length, and writing. It received an average rating of 18% on Rotten Tomatoes, making it the lowest rated film of the franchise, although some praised the action scenes, visual effects, and Wahlberg’s and Stanley Tucci’s performances. Despite the poor critical reception, the film was a commercial success, grossing over $1 billion in worldwide box office revenue.

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Tinker Bell and Pixie Hollow Games


Pixie Hollow Games is a half-hour TV special broadcast in 2011, based on the Disney Fairies franchise, produced by DisneyToon Studios. It features the voices of Mae Whitman, Lucy Liu, Raven-Symoné, Megan Hilty, Angela Bartys, and others, as Tinker Bell and the other fairies of Pixie Hollow in Never Land, taking part in an Olympic-style competition. It is based loosely on J. M. Barrie’s Peter Pan stories, by way of Disney’s animated adaptation.
It was originally intended as the last of five feature-length films in the Tinker Bell series of direct-to-DVD 3D animated films, with the title Tinker Bell: Race through the Seasons, and a release date in 2012. However, the movie was rescheduled and retooled as a TV special instead of a film-length movie. Unlike the previous feature films in this series, Tinker Bell is not a central featured character in this special release.

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Rise of the Guardians


Rise of the Guardians is a 2012 American 3D computer-animated fantasy-adventure film based on William Joyce’s The Guardians of Childhood book series and The Man in the Moon short film by Joyce and Reel FX. Peter Ramsey directed the film, while Joyce and Guillermo del Toro were executive producers. Produced by DreamWorks Animation and distributed by Paramount Pictures, it was released on November 21, 2012 and received mixed to positive reviews, but was disappointing financially, contributing to a studio writedown of $83 million for the quarter and the layoffs of 350 employees.
Set about 200 years after the book series, the film tells a story about the Guardians (North or Santa Claus, the Tooth Fairy, Bunnymund or the Easter Bunny, and the Sandman), who enlist Jack Frost to stop Pitch Black from engulfing the world in darkness. It features the voices of Chris Pine (Jack Frost), Alec Baldwin (Santa Claus), Hugh Jackman (the Easter Bunny), Isla Fisher (the Tooth Fairy) and Jude Law (Pitch). The film was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Animated Feature Film.[6]

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Tinker Bell and Secret of the Wings


Secret of the Wings (originally known as Tinker Bell and the Mysterious Winter Woods) is a 2012 computer-animated comedy film, based on the Disney Fairies franchise, produced by DisneyToon Studios. It revolves around Tinker Bell, a fairy character created by J. M. Barrie in his play, Peter Pan, or The Boy Who Wouldn’t Grow Up, and featured in subsequent adaptations, especially in animated works by the Walt Disney Company. Secret of the Wings is the fourth film in this series. In the film, Tinker Bell ventures into the forbidden world and discovers a frost fairy named Periwinkle. Starring the voices of Mae Whitman, Lucy Liu, Megan Hilty, Raven-Symoné and Angela Bartys, it also features new cast members who include Matt Lanter, Timothy Dalton, Lucy Hale and Debby Ryan.

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The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn


The Adventures of Tintin (known as The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn outside North America[5]) is a 2011 American 3D epic motion capture computer-animated adventure film based on The Adventures of Tintin, the series of comic albums created by Belgian artist Hergé. Directed by Steven Spielberg, produced by Peter Jackson, and written by Steven Moffat, Edgar Wright and Joe Cornish, the film is based on three of Hergé’s albums: The Crab with the Golden Claws (1941), The Secret of the Unicorn (1943), and Red Rackham’s Treasure (1944).[6] It is the first-ever animated film for both Spielberg and his longtime collaborator, composer John Williams.
Spielberg acquired rights to produce a film based upon the Adventures of Tintin series following Hergé’s death in 1983, and following their subsequent lapse, re-optioned them in 2002. Filming was due to begin in October 2008 for a 2010 release, but release was delayed to 2011 after Universal opted out of producing the film with Paramount, who provided $30 million on pre-production. Sony chose to co-produce the film. The delay resulted in Thomas Sangster, who had been originally cast as Tintin, departing from the project. Producer Peter Jackson, whose company Weta Digital provided the computer animation, intends to direct a sequel. Spielberg and Jackson also hope to co-direct a third film.[7]
The world première took place on October 22, 2011 in Brussels.[8] The film was released in the UK and some other European countries on October 26, 2011, and in the USA on December 21, 2011, in Digital 3D and IMAX.[9]
The Adventures of Tintin received generally positive reviews from critics,[10] and became a box office success with a worldwide gross of over $373 million.[4] It also won the award for Best Animated Feature Film at the 69th Golden Globe Awards.[11] Williams was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Score. It was also nominated for six Saturn Awards, including Best Animated Film, Best Director for Spielberg and Best Music for Williams.[12] This is currently the highest grossing Nickelodeon animated film.

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Tekken: Blood Vengeance


Tekken: Blood Vengeance (鉄拳 ブラッド・ベンジェンス Tekken Buraddo Benjensu?) is a Japanese 3D computer-animated film based on the Tekken video game series, produced by Digital Frontier and distributed by Asmik Ace Entertainment. The film premiered in North America by Bandai Entertainment on July 26, 2011, and in Australia on July 27, 2011 in a special exclusive one-off screening. It was released on September 3, 2011 in Japan. The film was released on Blu-ray Disc on November 22, 2011 for USA, and December 1, 2011 for Japan as part of Tekken Hybrid package. This film was also released on DVD on November 22, 2011 (2D Version only).

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