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Animated Shakespeare – To Be Or Not To Be?

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Shakespuss lurched one step closer to bringing us animated versions of William Shakespeare’s works when the UK-based company received the US equivalent of $10,000 in a startup loan from a British government business incentive program. Shakespuss will use the money to fund animation programs aimed toward children to better acquaint them with the characters and […]

Dragon Ball Z Live-Action Trailer

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Funimation employed the services of low-budget comedy skitsters Mega64 [Rocco Botte, Derrick Acosta, Shawn Chatfield] to perform a live-action version of the upcoming animated “Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods” due to hit theaters August 5, 2014 and the results are below and somebody skipped Level Nine…

Allison Williams Is Peter Pan

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Joining Christopher Walken as Captain Hook in the NBC live stage production of “Peter Pan Live!” will be Allison Williams [“Girls”] as Peter Pan. Williams becomes the fourth woman to play the live stage role of Pan after Mary Martin, Sandy Duncan and Cathy Rigby. “Peter Pan Live!” is scheduled to air on NBC on […]

Arrow And Flash Add Wildcat And Plastique

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Two new characters will be coming to the CW television series shows “Arrow” and “The Flash” this season. Joining “Arrow” will be J.R. Ramirez ["Power"], who will be playing the role of Ted “Wildcat” Grant – an ex-boxing champ who has nine lives – while joining the “The Flash” lineup will be Kelly Frye [“Rake”], […]

Dragonriders Of Pern Set To Ride Into Feature Film Land

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With the likes of “The Hobbit” and “Harry Potter” securing lucrative feature film deals over the past decade, Warner Bros. is seeking a similar fantasy feature film franchise and are looking into making “The Dragonriders of Pern” into a possible feature film franchise. The series of 22 novels by author Anne McCaffrey follows the warriors […]

SEC Hits DreamWorks With Turbo Investigation

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In more financial news, DreamWorks Animation is being investigated by the Securities and Exchange Commission [SEC] after disclosing that they took a $13.5 million hit on last year’s “Turbo” feature film. “Turbo” had a disclosed budget of $135 million but only took in $83 million domestically at the box office. “Turbo” performed much better in […]

Guardians Ring New York Stock Exchange's Bell

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With their work guarding the galaxy apparently finished before it has begun, cast members of the upcoming movie “Guardians of the Galaxy” [release date: August 1, 2014] were allowed to ring the bell to open the New York Stock Exchange. Present was Chris Pratt [Star-Lord], a pregnant Zoe Saldana [Gamora] and a dude wearing Pratt’s […]

Smith Micro Issues Avatar Challenge

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Smith Micro Issues Avatar Challenge Smith Micro Software has joined forces with telecom company Sprint and issued the Avatar Challenge – an education program where students will use Smith Micro’s animation software to create avatar characters with the chance to have their creations viewed and used by millions through Sprint Visual Voicemail, as later this […]

Christopher Walken Joins Jungle Book As King Louie

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Fresh off the announcement that he will be Captain Hook in the live stage version of “Peter Pan”, Christopher Walken is going for more Disney fare as it was announced that he will join the cast of the upcoming live action/CG hybrid “Jungle Book” remake as King Louie, the top banana of the jungle’s swinging […]

The Hobbit: Battle Of The Five Armies Trailer

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The next installment in The Hobbit trilogy is coming your way on December 17, 2014 in the form of the big battle blowout called “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies”. The newly released trailer provides a glimpse of what is to be expected [lots of battling]…

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