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Fox Gives ‘Leafmen’ A Release Date

by darkdetectiveon August 7, 2011
Fox has given a May 17, 2012 release date to Leafmen. The Fox Animation film hits theaters three weeks before the bug-themed DreamWorks Animation’s film Turbo. Leafmen is based on the 1996 William Joyce picture book The Leaf Men and the Brave Good Bugs. The film is being directed by Chris Wedge, who previously directed […]

"Mutts" Comic Strip To Be Animated

by darkdetectiveon July 31, 2011
The Hollywood Reporter reports that Patrick McDonnell’s popular comic strip Mutts will be made into an animated feature film from 20th Century Fox. Creator Patrick McDonnell, along with his brother Robert McDonnell, have been tapped to write the script. Mutts centers on a dog named Earl and a cat named Mooch, and was created in […]

"The Jetsons Meet The Flintstones": Rock Solid!

by darkdetectiveon July 5, 2011
The Jetsons and The Flintstones are arguably the two best-known Hanna-Barbara television series after Scooby-Doo. And with vitamins, cereal, and the upcoming prime-time television series still keeping The Flintstones in the public eye, one doesn’t have to be an Albert Einstone to guess that a Flintstone/Jetsons crossover movie would sell well on DVD. Yet, for […]

Tom Hanks Claims "Toy Story 4" In The Works

by darkdetectiveon June 28, 2011
Tom Hanks appeared in an interview on BBC’s Breakfast News where a reporter asked him, “Will there be a Toy Story 4?” to which Tom replied, “I think there will be yeah. Yeah, yeah. They’re working on it now. There you go.” [Source:]

‘Puss in Boots’ Trailer Online

by darkdetectiveon June 22, 2011
The trailer for Dreamworks Animation’s upcoming film Puss in Boots is now online. You can see it here or below:

‘Ben 10’ Headed To The Silver Screen

by darkdetectiveon June 14, 2011
Variety reports that big-time Hollywood producer Joel Silver is developing a live-action film based on Cartoon Network’s Ben 10 franchise. Silver was exposed to Ben 10 through his children. “I think we have to try something fresh and go at it in a way that stays true to the original material,” Silver said. “I have […]

TheWrap on DreamWorks Animation’s Woes

by darkdetectiveon June 13, 2011
TheWrap discusses a problem facing Jeffery Katzenberg. DreamWorks Animation is too big to be bought by anyone save a few media players, yet too small to qualify as a major studio. With no buyer, DreamWorks will be unable to put out more than two to three films a year. “Katzenberg started this business hoping to […]

"Bands on the Run": Run Away! Run Away!

by darkdetectiveon May 31, 2011
Oh man, this is a bad movie. I wanted to like Bands on the Run. I really did. I didn’t hold out a lot of hope, but I thought it might at least fall into the “so bad it’s good” category, like the enjoyable, brilliant Happily N’ever After 2. But alas, no. Bands on the […]