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A Look Ahead At The Winter 2014 Nickelodeon Highlights In The UK

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With the summer over and year’s end not far away, Nickelodeon UK have announced their plans for the twilight months of 2014. As usual this includes a healthy number of animated shows. November will see the main channel air A Fairly Odd Summer, the latest Fairly OddParents live action movie starring Drake Bell and Daniella […]

Annie Awards Issues Call For Submissions

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The International Animated Film Society has issued a call for submissions for the 42nd Annual Annie Awards. There are 36 categories for 2015 including a new category – Best Character Animation in a Video Game – and a “Special Productions” category for animation not released in the USA but created during 2014. Other than excepted […]

Bat-Coaster Coming To Six Flags-Texas In San Antonio

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Get on the Bat-Phone and start calling your friends and tell them about the new Batman-themed rollercoaster coming to the Six Flags-Texas theme park in San Antonio – this is no Joker! Officially, the Caped Crusader Coaster will be called “Batman: The Ride” and will feature six free-fly flips, two 90-degree drops and a 120-foot […]

Eight More Join Ant-Man Cast

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Joining Michael Douglas, Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly on the cast of the comic book movie “Ant-Man” will be a slew of actors and actresses led by Judy Greer [“Archer”], John Slattery [“Mad Men”] and Bobby Cannavale [“Chef”] – however none of the eight have specified roles yet. “Ant-Man” is currently scheduled to be released […]

First Ant-Man Photo Surfaces – Not At A Picnic, Though

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Filming on the comic book movie “Ant-Man” has begun, starring Paul Rudd as Scott Lang [aka Ant-Man] and the first photo of Rudd has already emerged although it does not show Rudd in any Ant-Man regalia. “Ant-Man” is currently scheduled to be released on July 17, 2015. Source: Box Office Mojo

Golden Globes Changes Animation Category Rules

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The Hollywood Foreign Press – which operates the annual Golden Globe Awards – has changed the eligibility rules for its animation categories. The first major rule change was defining what constituted an “animated” movie and the Golden Globes settled on a film having to be at least 75% animated – where “the work is done […]

Nickelodeon Goes Back To School…Of Rock

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Nickelodeon will be producing a new live-action “School of Rock” series based on its 2003 movie of the same name. “School of Rock” – the movie – starred comic actor Jack Black and for the series, Black will be reprising his role as rocker Dewey Finn who infiltrates a grade school as a substitute teacher […]

Dead Island Coming To The Big Screen – This Time For Reals! – Probably…

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The zombie-killing-in-paradise video game “Dead island” was all set to become a big screen adaptation three years ago but then the roof fell through on Lionsgate Studios and the project got shelved. But when the film rights reverted to the video game publisher [Deep Silver], they made a new deal with indie studio Occupant Entertainment […]

Eva Green May Join Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children

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Eva Green [“Penny Dreadful”] is in negotiations to sign on as the lead for the Tim Burton-directed film “Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children” based on the Ranson Riggs’ book of the same name about a teenager who travels to an island and is tasked with saving the orphans with special powers from creatures on […]

Battlefield Hardline Delayed Until 2015

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Originally scheduled to be launched on October 21, 2014, the cops-and-robbers shooter video game “Battlefield Hardline” has now been officially delayed until early next year. The delay comes as the gamemakers Visceral Games add new features for both single and multi-players and create a deeper storyline for the game. “Battlefield Hardline” is currently scheduled to […]

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