‘Harry Potter’ earns 4 Kids’ Choice nods

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 16 (UPI) -- "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows -- Part 2" is up for four Kids' Choice Awards, America's Nickelodeon network announced Thursday. The final installment in the fantasy franchise is nominated for Favorite Movie and Favorite Book, and its stars Daniel Radcliffe and … [Read more...]

Academy’s animation branch disqualifies "The Smurfs"

By Steve Pond LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) - Sorry, "Smurfs." No Oscar for you this year. When the Academy announced on November 4 that 18 animated features had been submitted for consideration in the Best Animated Feature category, several of the films had not officially qualified for the … [Read more...]

‘Hangover II’ tops DVD sales chart

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 16 (UPI) -- "The Hangover Part II" is the top-selling DVD in the United States, Rentrak reported Thursday. Coming in at No. 2 on the DVD sales roster for the week ending Dec. 12 is "The Help," followed by "Cowboys & Aliens" at No. 3, "The Smurfs" at No. 4 and "Mr. Popper's … [Read more...]

Report card 2011: Sony bats for solid average


By Brent Lang LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) - This is the third in TheWrap's series of Studio Report Cards. SONY Grade: B Sony fielded a string moderately budgeted hits from the likes of Cameron Diaz and Adam Sandler, while launching a new family franchise with "The Smurfs." Not every gamble … [Read more...]

‘Friends with Benefits’, ‘Smurfs’ going UltraViolet


By Brent Lang LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) - "The Smurfs" and "Friends With Benefits" will be the first films released by Sony on the UltraViolet platform, John Calkins, the EVP of the studio's digital division announced at TheGrill, TheWrap's second annual media conference. UltraViolet is the … [Read more...]