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... to the animation throne.
Success for Paramount's 'Rango' could lead to end of deal with DreamWorks... Computer animation is one of Hollywood's few growth industries, with nearly every major studio now wanting to stake a claim ... It's a landscape that few foresaw as recently as 2006, when Paramount and DreamWorks entered into a seven-year pact for the Viacom Inc.-owned studio to distribute the movies of the newly independent animation company.
... Paramount has two animated movies following "Rango": Steven Spielberg's ... "The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn," ... and another "SpongeBob" picture.
When animated features are pulling down five hundred ... seven hundred ... or a billion dollars at the world box office, every conglomerate wants to get into the act.
I'm not totally sure that Rango is going to be this season's animated blockbuster, but so far the reviews are encouraging, so what do I know? Maybe Gore Verbinski's latest movie will be the next $200 million darling.
If it is, you can plunk down money on a future that will see even more corporate players jumping into the long-form cartoon business.
Add On: The Hollywood Reporter tells us that Rango is shooting for a REALLY BIG weekend:
Nickelodeon Movies and Paramount's "Rango", voiced by Johnny Depp, is expected to score the best debut of the year when rolling out Friday in 3,917 theaters.
Most believe that "Rango" -- reteaming Depp with Pirates of the Caribbean director Gore Verbinski -- will gross north of $40 million for the weekend ...
We'll see how the grosses pan out, won't we?