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Tobey Maguire and Fox to Adapt "Cardboard" Graphic Novel

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Variety reports that Fox’s WedgeWorks banner and Tobey Maguire’s production company Material Pictures have optioned the recently-published graphic novel Cardboard by writer/artist Doug TenNapel (Earthworm Jim). The graphic novel centers on an impoverished widower who gives his young son a disappointing birthday gift of a cardboard box. The pair turn the box into a boxer […]

DreamWorks Signs Five-Year Distribution Deal with 20th Century Fox

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DreamWorks Animation has signed a five-year distribution deal with 20th Century Fox for its theatrical films beginning next year with The Croods. Fox will be replacing DreamWorks’ old distribution partner Paramount Pictures. The new deal represents the culmination of a souring relationship between DreamWorks Animation and Paramount that began in 2011 when DreamWorks CEO Jeffrey […]

Reviews: "American Dad Vol. 7" Waves A Different Flag Than Expected

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Good morning, USA! Hyper-patriotic Stan Smith has returned with his family for another volume of this Seth MacFarlane comedy, but as time goes on, Stan’s family grows. His daughter Hayley has gotten married, his son Steve gets a clone, Roger marries a redneck (and dates Steve’s friend Snot), and Francine rejoins the workforce … at […]

Vimeo Short "Ruin" May Get Feature-Film Treatment

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“Ruin,” an eight-minute animated short that debuted on Vimeo earlier this year, may get turned into a live-action feature, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The trade paper says that 20th Century Fox is negotiating to buy the movie rights from filmmaker Wes Ball, and hire him to direct the feature-length version under the supervision of […]

Review: "Bob's Burgers" Season One: Fresh Meat, Stale Buns

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Bob’s Burgers gets more wrong than it gets right, but I can’t help but feel affection for it. It’s certainly a lot braver than anything else in the Fox animation line-up; in fact, its unique visual style and tone have provided that block with a much-needed breath of fresh air. True, it’s another animated sitcom […]

"Ice Age: Continental Drift" Tops North American Box Offices

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Ice Age: Continental Drift topped box office charts during its first weekend with a film gross of $46 million, Box Office Mojo reports. The Amazing Spider-Man dropped to second place with a gross of $35 million, bringing its North American cumulative to $200.9 million. Ted took third place with a gross of $22.1 million ($159.0 […]

Fox's "Epic" Casts Voices of Beyonce, Colin Farrell, Amanda Seyfried, and Steven Tyler

Deadline.com reports that 20th Century Fox Animation and Blue Sky Studios have cast a number of celebrity actors for voice acting roles in Epic, a new 3-D CGI animated feature slated for release on May 24, 2013. Beyonce Knowles will play Queen Tara, with Colin Farrell as Ronin, The Hunger Games‘ Josh Hutcherson as Nod, […]

"The Simpsons" Episode "Cape Feare" Used as Basis for Expermental Theater "Mr. Burns, a Post-Electric Play"

The New York Times has taken a look at Mr. Burns, a Post-Electric Play, a stage show by the Civilians that uses The Simpsons episode “Cape Feare” as a central element, as survivors of a global power outage that destroys nearly all of the United States commit the episode to memory. The play examines the […]

"The Simpsons" 3D Short Film to Screen Before "Ice Age 4"

After the May 20, 2012, season finale for The Simpsons, an ad announced that a new 3D Simpsons short film will be screened before Ice Age: Continental Drift, the fourth Ice Age film which will be released to theaters on July 13, 2012. Titled “The Longest Daycare,” the new Simpsons short will center on Maggie […]

Fox Eyeing Oswalt Superhero Comedy

Fox has placed a presentation order for Working Class Hero, a new animated comedy series starring Patton Oswalt. The series premise has superheroes working as low-paid government agents. It will be executive produced by Mike Barker of American Dad, who will co-write with American Dad contributors Brent Woods and Jordan Blum. [Source: Deadline Hollywood, via […]

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