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2008-10-31 21:00:12

"Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa" has scored the best opening day for a U.S. film in Russia and set the record for biggest opening day of all time in Ukraine. DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc. announced the box-office achievements Friday. In Russia, the animated animal film opened on 841 screens, grossing $2.81 million. In Ukraine, it opened on 92 screens and grossed $396,000. "These numbers are confirmation of the worldwide popularity of the characters from the original film and the strength of...

2008-10-29 09:00:20

Glu Mobile Inc. (NASDAQ:GLUU), a leading global publisher of mobile games, today announced the global launch of "Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa," a mobile game based on the DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. (NYSE:DWA) animated film, which opens in U.S. theaters on November 7, 2008. The film is the sequel to the studio's 2005 hit "Madagascar," and is the first title Glu has developed and published with DreamWorks Animation. "The Glu team has worked hard to bring 'Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa' to...

2008-10-28 18:00:19

Paramount Pictures is fast-tracking a big-screen U.S. musical remake of "Footloose," with Zac Efron filling Kevin Bacon's dancing shoes, Variety.com said. Efron, who can now be seen in the blockbuster "High School Musical 3," previously starred in two "HSM" television films and the movie musical "Hairspray." If talks go well, the actor will be paid a mid-seven figure salary for the "Footloose" job and get script approval, the entertainment industry trade newspaper said. The 1984 version...

2008-10-27 06:00:16

By Scott Bowles The kids are cheesy, too old for high school and painfully sincere in a cynical age. They're also the most powerful youth in Hollywood. High School Musical 3: Senior Year didn't just wallop the weekend competition. It also set records, added more cash to a franchise that has pumped $2 billion into Disney's coffers and likely ensured a fourth movie. HSM's $42 million marked the highest debut for a musical and for a live-action G-rated film, according to Nielsen...

2008-10-24 06:00:14

By William Keck Zac Efron, Vanessa Hudgens, Corbin Bleu and the other High School Musical principals will walk away from East High after Part 3, Senior Year, which opens nationwide today. But that doesn't mean Disney is done with the franchise. Planning is underway for High School Musical 4, and HSM3 introduces three fresh-faced underclassmen to keep the magic going. "We tried to cast kids who weren't replacements for any of our (original) kids, but expanded the cast," says...

2008-10-23 15:00:19

Hanesbrands Inc.'s Champion brand, which provided activewear that will appear in Walt Disney Pictures' "High School Musical 3: Senior Year," celebrates the release of the film with a line of apparel inspired by the Champion items worn by characters in the movie, which opens tomorrow. America's favorite high school students hit the big screen this time with new music, big dance numbers and a compelling story with all the fun--and big life decisions--senior year has to offer. Champion...

2008-10-23 09:10:00

By Gary Strauss Disney's popular High School Musical TV franchise matriculates to the big screen this weekend -- most likely with financial honors. Friday's theatrical release of High School Musical 3: Senior Year "is an event movie for tweens and teens, and that translates to big box office," says Gitesh Pandya of industry tracker boxofficeguru .com. "The sky's the limit." Unlike other small-screen series that transitioned to film, the High School Musical franchise is rooted in just two...

2008-10-21 06:00:17

NEW YORK, Oct. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- will.i.am, frontman and producer of the multi-platinum three-time Grammy Award-winning group The Black Eyed Peas, takes a giant step forward teaming with famed Oscar winning composer Hans Zimmer for DreamWorks Animation's new Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa. In addition to completing his first full-length motion picture soundtrack album collaboration, penning four brand new original songs (and the instrumental score), will.i.am will also be doing double-duty as...

2008-10-12 09:00:16

The third installment in the "High School Musical" series opens for the first time in theaters on Oct. 24. Troy, Gabriella, Sharpay and the rest of the gang put on a spring musical as they deal with graduation and college choices in "High School Musical 3: Senior Year." Are your kids - or you - big fans of the series? Know the dances? Love the songs? Well, prove it. Film yourself or your kids singing your favorite "High School Musical" song and upload it to YouTube. Then send us the...

2008-10-12 00:00:24

By Katy Guest Hero or Villain? Zac Efron It has been a long old week for the Teen Choice Awards Male Hottie of the Year, 2007. In London, with his glamorous girlfriend, for the premiere of their new movie, Zac Efron had an eventful time. First, advance ticket sales for 'High School Musical 3: Senior Year' broke all records, then its star was struck down with a stomach bug and struggled with his innards all the way down the red carpet. Thousands of screaming fans turned up in Leicester...


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  • Boughs or branches.
  • Warbling of birds in trees.
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