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Molly Ringwald and Juliette Lewis Join Cast of Live-Action "Jem" Movie

by Ed Liuon May 21, 2014
The Hollywood Reporter reports the addition of Molly Ringwald and Juliette Lewis to the cast of the live-action Jem and the Holograms movie, which will bring the outrageous 80’s animated series to the big screen. The characters which each actor will play are currently being kept under wraps. The movie is filming now, with periodic […]

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Penguins Of Madagascar Move To Their Natural Habitat

by Alex Beanon May 21, 2014
Dreamworks’ “The Penguins of Madagascar” – the spinoff movie from their wildly successful “Madagascar” animated feature film franchise – has moved from a release date next spring to one closer to their natural habitat, this winter. Essentially, TPOM will be switching places with another Dreamworks film project [“Home” – voice-starring Jim Parsons and Jennifer Lopez]. […]

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Russia's Wizart Animation Sells "Snow Queen," "Sheep & Wolves" at Cannes

by Ed Liuon May 19, 2014
Variety reports that Russia’s WizArt Animation has landed several international distribution deals at the Cannes Film Festival: The Snow Queen was acquired for China by Flame Node Entertainment. Suraya has the rights for distribution in Malaysia and the Philippines. Itafilm has theatrical rights in the Czech Republic and Slovakia, while Phase 4 Films has TV […]
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China's Mill Pictures Worldwide Opens Los Angeles Office; Begins Pre-Production on "Ping Pong Rabbit"

by Ed Liuon May 19, 2014
Deadline.com reports that China’s Mill Pictures Worldwide animation studio has opened up an office in Los Angeles, tapping High School Musical producer Bill Borden to run it. Pre-production work has also commenced on Ping Pong Rabbit, with Corpse Bride co-director Mike Johnson directing a script by High School Musical scribe Peter Barsocchini. The studio’s first […]

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Dean DeBlois Discusses "How to Train Your Dragon 2"

by Ed Liuon May 19, 2014
ScreenDaily has spoken with director Dean DeBlois on the eve of the release of How to Train Your Dragon 2, the sequel to the 2010 hit How to Train Your Dragon. Among other topics, DeBlois discusses the new cast members and some plot twists that will give the movie its direction, a memorable reference trip […]
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Hollywood Reporter Speaks to Indian Animator Gitanjali Rao at Cannes

by Ed Liuon May 19, 2014
As part of their coverage of the 2014 Cannes Film Festival, The Hollywood Reporter has spoken to Indian animator Gitanjali Rao, who 2006 debut, “Printed Rainbow,” premiered at that year’s Cannes Film Festival where it won three awards including best short. Her latest film, “True Love Story,” is screening at Cannes this year. Among other […]

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Casey Kasem Found in Washington State

by Ed Liuon May 16, 2014
Actor and American Top 40 host Casey Kasem has been found in Washington state, a few days after a Los Angeles judge ordered an investigation over his whereabouts. According to the sheriff’s office in Kitsap County, which tracked down Kasem the day after the judge’s order, Kasem and his wife Jean were at a home […]
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FX Cancels "Chozen" After One Season

by Ed Liuon May 16, 2014
The Hollywood Reporter notes that the FX Network has canceled the animated sitcom Chozen after one season. The series, created by Grant Dekernion, centered on a gay white rapper (Bobby Moynihan) trying to return to the musical world after getting released from prison. While the series premiere drew just under one million viewers in January, […]