Disney’s Animation Empire in Peril?
During the summer of 2013, there will be six animated (or live-action/animated hybrid) entries. At a glance, it would seem like healthy competition as each of the major current players are offering an official entry into the summer box office sweepstakes. You’ve got 20th Century Fox taking a shot at proving they can do more than Ice Age sequels, delivering the somewhat on-the-nose-titled Epic over Memorial Day weekend. P
Pixar unleashes their official summer entry, the Monsters Inc. prequel Monsters University on June 21st. Universal delivers its trump card with Despicable Me 2 over July 4th weekend while Dreamworks releases its snail-racing comedy Turbo on July 17th, a frankly unusual release date for them, but no matter. Sony delivers The Smurfs 2 on July 31st while Disney offers up the previously straight-to-DVD entry Planes on August 9th.
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