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'Mr. Peabody and Sherman' trailer: Penny and Sherman head to Ancient Egypt

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Sherman and Penny get into some trouble with Mr. Peabody’s time machine in the latest trailer released for 20th Century Fox and Dreamworks’ upcoming CGI family adventure film, Mr. Peabody and Sherman.

Watch the latest trailer for the film below:
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Tyler Perry's 'The Single Moms Club' poster: See it here! EXCLUSIVE

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Raising kids is tough enough — but it’s even tougher when you’re raising them alone. Tyler Perry’s latest film, The Single Moms Club, revolves around this struggle, and how five single moms band together to lean on and learn from each other.

Above is the just-released poster for the film, starring Nia Long, Amy Smart, Terry Crews, and Tyler Perry. The movie hits theaters March 14.

'How to Train Your Dragon 2' trailer: Vikings, dragons, and one mother of a secret -- VIDEO

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Hello again, Hiccup and Toothless!

How to Train Your Dragon 2 begins five years after that dynamic duo first formed a bond that would change the island of Berk forever. (As Hiccup explains in the movie’s new trailer, “Dragons used to be a bit of a problem. But now they’ve all moved in.”) Before, Hiccup and his Viking buddies were limited to exploring land and sea; now they’ve gained access to the air as well, which means the sequel gets to feature even more beautifully animated soaring and swooping than the original.

It also means the introduction of new lands and characters — like Valka, a mysterious dragon rescuer voiced by Cate Blanchett who doubles as a figure from Hiccup’s past. (Who is she? Yeah, the trailer totally spoils the answer.)

Want more flight, fireballs, and touching acts of friendship? Simply feast your eyes on the preview below.

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Disney Channel plans original movie 'Descendants,' featuring teenage kids of classic villains

The newest Disney Channel Original Movie is asking you to think things you never thought about your favorite Disney characters.

The network has announced that casting is now under way for a contemporary live-action adventure-comedy called Descendants that explores the teenage lives of the children of some of Disney’s greatest villain characters.

Here’s the scoop: Beast and Belle rule over an idyllic kingdom with their kind teenage son, who looks to be taking the throne, but his first proclamation involves a shot at redemption for the misbehaving kids of Cruella De Vil, Maleficent, the Evil Queen from Snow White, and Jafar (named Carlos, Mal, Evvie, and Jay, respectively).

The teens attend the kingdom’s hottest prep school alongside other famous offspring, including the children of the Fairy Godmother, Sleeping Beauty, Rapunzel, and Mulan. The villainous teens face a dilemma of nature vs. nurture, and whether they’ll follow in their parents’ footsteps or embrace their own inner hero.
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'Matilda' star Mara Wilson talks on-set pranks and Internet celebrity; plus, see an exclusive Blu-ray reunion clip

According to the author of Mara Wilson Writes Stuff, this is the one question she’s asked most frequently: “Are you Matilda?” The answer: “No, but I played her in a movie.”

That movie, of course, is the 1996 kid cinema classic Matilda, which stars Wilson as a neglected child genius who channels her intellectual frustration into telekinesis. But while Matilda Wormwood will always be a six-year-old prodigy — not only in the film, but also in Roald Dahl’s original novel and a smash hit Tony-winning musical — Wilson herself is all grown up.

The onetime child star quit acting in her early teens — “I like to think of it as a mutual break-up: Hollywood didn’t really want me anymore, and I was over it, too,” she explains on her site — and chose instead to live a relatively normal life, attending a regular high school followed by New York University. She currently lives in New York City, where she juggles a day job at a nonprofit with various writing and storytelling gigs — as well as a very popular Twitter account. (Her profile got a major boost last May, when Wilson weighed in on Amanda Bynes’s struggles with an article explaining why child stars tend to go nuts.)

In honor of Matilda‘s new Blu-ray release, Wilson called up EW to chat about the making of the movie, her weird connection to Blake Lively, and awkward encounters with other child stars — as well as what she’s working on now. (Hint: Think memoir.)
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Disney's 'Frozen': Composers talk unexpected influences (Gaga!) and accidentally aping 'Arrested Development'

Disney’s newest feature, Frozen, is many things: a loose adaptation of Hans Christian Anderson’s The Snow Queen, a moving tale of sisterly love, an action-packed comedy that shares more than a bit of DNA with Disney’s own Tangled. (One example: In that film, the male hero’s best buddy is a dog-like horse named Maximus. In this film, the male hero’s best buddy is a dog-like reindeer named Sven.)

Frozen also happens to be an old-fashioned animated musical, featuring eight catchy songs by the husband-and-wife team of Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez. The pair has worked with Disney once before, writing tunes for 2011’s Winnie the Pooh – though Lopez is best known as the Tony-winning co-writer of edgy Broadway hits Avenue Q and The Book of Mormon. (Talk about range!) READ FULL STORY

'VeggieTales' music video: Watch Larry the Cucumber sing a Christmas 'silly song' -- EXCLUSIVE

A side of vegetables is all you’ll need for some early Christmas cheer.

Singing vegetables, that is. VeggieTales stars Larry the cucumber and Bob the tomato in sketch-like episodes that  riff on pop culture and often borrow from biblical tales. For their special holiday movie Merry Larry and the True Light of Christmas – already out on DVD — the jolly veggies learn lessons in generosity and kindness while working at the mall. Larry plays the head elf who takes Christmas wishes from kids, while Bob plays a frenzied mall employee. “We thought it’d be great to do a modern-setting Christmas story with a lot of the landmarks kids are familiar with,” Mike Nawrocki, co-founder of VeggieTales (and voice of Larry), tells EW.

The holiday movie also features a celebrity vegetable guest: Duck Dynasty‘s Si Robertson. Nawrocki and the VeggieTales team are big fans of the show and thought the wisecracking uncle would make a perfect narrator — appearing as an okra, of course. “A southern vegetable seemed appropriate,” says Nawrocki. “It was fun modelling his character and trying to figure out how to make an okra look like Si. But I think he’s a dead ringer.”

VeggieTales, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, often include music videos called “silly songs.” The silly song for their holiday movie features Larry getting tangled up in well-meaning holiday preparations. “The idea,” Nawrocki explains, “is that Larry accidentally wraps himself up while he’s wrapping Christmas presents and gets stuck under the tree, where Bob discovers him.”

Watch Larry the cucumber get all wrapped up in the holiday spirit below:

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New 'Frozen' trailer features singing: 'That's no blizzard, that's my sister' -- VIDEO

This Thanksgiving, Idina Menzel, Kristen Bell, and Jonathan Groff will join voices forces for Disney’s latest animated tale, Frozen, which tells the story of Elsa (Menzel) — a quite literal Snow Queen.

After accidentally revealing her chilly powers and turning her kingdom to snow and ice, Elsa runs away. Her sister, Anna (Bell), quickly enlists the help of mountain man Kristoff (Groff) to retrieve Elsa and bring back summer. Along the way, there are talking snowmen, wolves, and most importantly, musical moments. After all, the only thing prettier than this cast is the sound of their voices.

Watch the new trailer for Frozen, now complete with singing, below:

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'Despicable Me 2': DVD release date, plus Minions mini-movie clip -- EXCLUSIVE

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What’s even more despicable than the sequel to Despicable Me?

That’d be Despicable Me 2 on DVD and Blu-ray, which comes packed with 45 minutes of bonus features — including three mini-movies starring Gru’s despicable lovable, gibberish-spouting Minions. Get a glimpse at one of the new shorts, “Panic in the Mailroom,” in the clip below.

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Zoinks! Warner Bros. developing animated 'Scooby-Doo' film

It’s been almost a decade since the last Scooby-Doo film, but fear not, Mystery Inc. fans, Warner Bros. is bringing the gang back to the big screen in a new animated feature.

The studio is partnering with Atlas Entertainment for the project, with producers Charles Roven and Richard Suckle–who worked on the live action films starring Sarah Michelle Gellar and Freddie Prinze Jr.–at the helm.

Though the latest spooky plot is still under wraps, Warner Bros. has hired writer Matt Lieberman to pen the ghost-hunting Great Dane and Mystery Machine crew’s adventure. Lieberman just finished a screenplay for Short Circuit, a remake of the 1986 sci-fi family film, as well as a project for Paramount Animation.

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