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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 […]

Ben Kingsley Is Bagheera

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Ben Kingsley will voice the role of the black panther Bagheera in the CG/live-action 3D adaptation of “The Jungle Book” being directed by Jon Favreau. Kingsley joins a voice cast that includes Idris Elba [Shere Khan], Scarlett Johansson [Kaa] and Lupita Nyong’o [Rakcha]. “The Jungle Book” is currently scheduled for a release date of October […]

Anna Kendrick Joins Cast of DreamWorks Animation's "Trolls"

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Deadline.com reports that actor Anna Kendrick has been cast as the lead character in DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc.’s upcoming animated musical feature film Trolls, based on the famed trolls doll series. Kendrick will play Poppy, described as “a relentlessly upbeat princess” in the report. The movie is set to be released on November 4, 2016.

More Details Emerge on Pixar's "Inside Out"

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The Hollywood Reporter has covered an advance look at Pixar’s Inside out screened in Hollywood last week for members of the press. Present were film director Pete Docter and producer Jonas Rivera, detailing how the film will use the mind of an 11-year-old girl named Riley as the setting, as five of her emotions struggle […]

Pixar Releases "Inside Out" Logo & Synopsis, Announces "Lava" Short

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Walt Disney Studios has released the official logo and plot synopsis for Inside Out, the upcoming animated feature film from Pixar coming in 2015. The studio also announced details for “Lava,” the new short film scheduled to premiere alongside Inside Out. Inside Out and “Lava” are scheduled for release on June 19, 2015. Disney’s official […]

Zagtoon Expands Into the United States, Pitches New Properties

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There will be a new big player in America’s animation business soon, if the folks at Zag Studios have anything to say about it. Founded by Jeremy Zag and Saban Entertainment co-founder Jacqueline Tordjman, Zag is an entertainment firm based in France that has expanded into a global enterprise with offices in Paris, Brussels, Seoul, […]

Star Wars VIII And IX Has A Director And It’s Not J.J. Abrams

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Getting a jump on the next trilogy in the series, Disney is being proactive in naming its “Star Wars” films directors and the director for the next film in the series will not be J.J. Abrams, but rather, Rian Johnson, who recently directed “Looper”. Abrams is currently helming the seventh episode of the mega-franchise but […]

New Guardians Of The Galaxy Trailer

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There isn’t too much in the newest trailer for the upcoming “Guardians of the Galaxy” [release date: August 1, 2014] that will give away the plot details of the film, but the new trailer does give a glimpse of Glenn Close as Nova Commander Rael with her funky hairdo…

Colin Firth Drops Out as Voice of "Paddington"

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The Hollywood Reporter states that actor Colin Firth has dropped out of the CGI/live-action hybrid film Paddington. No reason was given for his departure, with Firth saying in a statement, “It’s been bittersweet to see this delightful creature take shape and come to the sad realization that he simply doesn’t have my voice.” The film, […]

"How to Train Your Dragon 2" Takes $50M in Opening Weekend for #2 Spot

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In a box office battle of sequels, comedic cops beat dragons this past weekend. DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc.’s How to Train Your Dragon 2 came in second place at the box office in its premiere weekend, with its estimated $50 million in ticket sales falling $10 million short of Sony’s 22 Jump Street ticket sales. […]

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