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Dante's Redemption - A Fan Film Sequel To Dante's Inferno

by Alex Beanon August 15, 2014
Fan films proliferate in the internet video universe, so the fact that there exists a fan-made video tribute to the video game “Dante’s Inferno” is not surprising – but this is not your normal, garden variety fan-made video – this is a fan-made video constructed by Tal Peleg, the senior cinematics animator on “The Last […]
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Disney Schedules Aladdin-Fest This Weekend For Robin Williams Tribute

by Alex Beanon August 14, 2014
As a tribute to the recently deceased actor-comedian Robin Williams, Disney has announced they will schedule four showings of his signature movie for them – 1992’s “Aladdin” where Williams provided the voice and personality of the Genie – on three of their network channels. Williams famously agreed to voice the Genie character with a handshake […]

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Godzilla Back For Seconds

by Alex Beanon August 14, 2014
Although they waited all the way until after the first rebooted “Godzilla” movie was released – unlike the current trend of announcing a sequel before the first film has released – Warner Bros. and Legendary formally announced that, yes, there will be a “Godzilla 2” coming our way in a few years and gave it […]
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Betty Boop To Make Her Feature Film Debut

by Alex Beanon August 14, 2014
After a 1993 effort went bust, 1930s cartoon icon Betty Boop will finally be making her feature film debut with the help of Simon Cowell and his Syco Entertainment company. Cowell’s company, along with Australian animation studio, Animal Logic [“The LEGO Movie”], will be producing the film after agreeing to a licensing arrangement with Fleischer […]

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Trio Of Korean Classics Makes It To Film

by Alex Beanon August 14, 2014
A trio of Korean classic children’s books have been adapted for film for release in Korea. “Buckwheat Flower”, “A Lucky Day” and “Spring” are the film adaptations of children’s books from Lee Hyo-seok, Hyun Jin-gun and Kim You-jeong. “Buckwheat Flower” reminisces about the good old days through the perspective of an old man’s eyes while […]
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The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers To Suit Up Again

by Alex Beanon August 14, 2014
The high school superheroes called the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers were popular enough in the 1990s to have a feature film made of their television series [called, appropriately enough – “The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie”]. But the 1995 movie was not as popular as the show – making only $66 million worldwide – […]

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Thandie Newton Joins Westworld Cast

by Alex Beanon August 13, 2014
Thandie Newton has joined the cast of the HBO pilot “Westworld” and will play the part of the whorehouse madam Maeve Millay [patterned after the role of Miss Carrie – played by Majel Barrett – from the original Michael Crichton 1973 sci-fi movie tale of a fantasy robot theme park gone astray. Newton joins a […]
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Aquaman Split In Two

by Alex Beanon August 13, 2014
Poor Aquaman, the Rodney Dangerfield of superheroes – he never gets no respect – was shown the short end of the stick yet again when, rather than getting one screenplay from one superstar writer, he was assigned two writers to write two separate scripts in a sort of script showdown where either the best script […]

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"The Cupcakery Of Doom" Coming To Nickelodeon

by Alex Beanon August 13, 2014
“The Cupcakery of Doom” won this year’s Animated Shorts Program from Nickelodeon held at this year’s Comic Con in San Diego. The winner, Trevor Reece of Eureka, California, was picked out of more than 100 entries in Nickelodeon’s open call for an animated short that they will develop in the future – as a longer […]
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Disney To Release “The Making Of Frozen” Special On ABC

by Alex Beanon August 13, 2014
Disney will be releasing a special entitled “The Story of Frozen: Making An Animated Disney Classic” on ABC next month. The one-hour special will delve into the Walt Disney Animation Studios and see the work of the creative team that produced the blockbuster film as well as appearances by voice-stars Kristin Bell and Idina Menzel […]