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Fox And FX Lead Emmy Animated Award Nominations

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Fox and FX networks led the way in the animation categories in the nominations for the 66th annual Emmy Awards while “Futurama” and “Disney Mickey Mouse” each garnered two nominations in animation-specific categories. The official animated category nominations are listed below… Outstanding Animated Program Archer • Archer Vice: The Rules Of Extraction • FX Networks […]

Arrow’s Cousin Is Firestorm

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In a bit of real life imitating art or Hollywood inbreeding [however you want to interpret it], the role of DC Comics superhero Firestorm in “Arrow” spinoff “The Flash” will be played by Robbie Amell – actual cousin of Stephen Amell, who plays Arrow in CW’s “Arrow”. Amell [“Tomorrow People”] plays Robbie Raymond – aka […]

Remake For The Incredible Mr. Limpet Surfaces

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Warner Bros. is exploring a remake for “The Incredible Mr. Limpet” – a 1964 animation/live-action hybrid feature film which starred Don Knotts as a meek office worker who imagines himself in heroic scenarios and turns into an animated fish. Jon Hamm and Zach Galifianakis are reported to be interested in the film directed by Richard […]

Disney Bringing Dumbo Back To Life

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The Disney classic “Dumbo” is set to fly again – this time as a live-action feature film – written by Ehren Kruger [who has written most of the “Transformers” feature film franchise]. “Dumbo” was released in 1941 with a whopping $950,000 budget but pulled in $1.6 million at the box office [approximately $26 million today]. […]

Holy Dark Knight, Batman! Frank Miller To Appear At Comic Con

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Frank Miller, the man responsible for bringing us “The Dark Knight Returns” in 1986, will be coming to Comic Con in San Diego as part of the festivities surrounding the Caped Crusader’s 75th anniversary. Miller will be part of a Warner Bros. panel entitled “Batman 75: Legends of the Dark Knight,” which will take place […]

The Fox/FX Animated Show Schedule For 2014 Comic Con

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Fox and FX’s animated shows will have their usual heavy presence at the annual Comic Con shindig in San Diego in a few weeks with most spread out over the course of Friday and Saturday…The Friday, July 25 Bob’s Burgers, 4:00 – 5:00 PM, Indigo Ballroom with Creator/Executive Producer Loren Bouchard, Executive Producer Jim Dauterive […]

Guardians Of The Galaxy Extended Trailer

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“Guardians of the Galaxy” is slated to hit the theaters on August 1, 2014 and here is the newest extended trailer featuring Star-Lord [Chris Pratt] admitting he only has 12% of a plan and Rocket Raccoon [voiced by Bradley Cooper] mocking that 12%…

Sharknado 2: The Second One Trailer

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Another shark storm’s a-coming, Ma – this time to New York City and it’s being televised on July 30 on the SyFy network. The trailer for “Sharknado 2: The Second One”….

Star Wars Episode VII Adds Two To Cast

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The Abu Dhabi portion of filming of “Star Wars: Episode VII” has concluded and Disney/Lucasfilm has used the hiatus to announce two more cast additions – Pip Andersen and Crystal Clarke. Andersen – who were the winners of an open casting call for the film held last year that garnered more than 70,000 applications. Andersen’s […]

Terry Gilliam Recycles Animation For Monty Python Live Show

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The first of 10 reunion shows for the legendary mostly-British comedy troupe Monty Python is in the books and the lone American member, Terry Gilliam, trotted out mostly recycled versions of his original animations and sketches for the original television show, Monty Python’s Flying Circus, which ran from 1969-74. Gilliam’s iconic foot made its expected […]

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