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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 […]

Dragon Ball Z Live-Action Trailer

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Funimation employed the services of low-budget comedy skitsters Mega64 [Rocco Botte, Derrick Acosta, Shawn Chatfield] to perform a live-action version of the upcoming animated “Dragon Ball Z: Battle of the Gods” due to hit theaters August 5, 2014 and the results are below and somebody skipped Level Nine…

Disney Bringing Dumbo Back To Life

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The Disney classic “Dumbo” is set to fly again – this time as a live-action feature film – written by Ehren Kruger [who has written most of the “Transformers” feature film franchise]. “Dumbo” was released in 1941 with a whopping $950,000 budget but pulled in $1.6 million at the box office [approximately $26 million today]. […]

MGM Announces CGI/Live-Action Hybrid "Pink Panther" Movie

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Deadline.com reports that MGM will be making a CGI/live-action hybrid movie resurrecting the Pink Panther franchise, drawing influence from both the live-action Blake Edwards films and the Friz Freleng and David DePatie cartoons. Walter Mirisch, executive producer of the live-action films and the TV cartoons, is named as the producer alongside Blake Edwards’ widow Julie […]

Disney’s Bad Kids Surface In Magical Kingdom

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Whatever happened – or what would happen – if all those evil villains in the Disney movies throughout the years had kids and, quite predictably, those kids weren’t so nice. Well, they might get a second chance at making nice at Disney Prep School in “The Descendants”, the new live-action original movie that will be […]

Review: "The Smurfs 2" - Not Smurfin' Awful But Not Smurftacular

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When The Smurfs live-action/CG animation film was announced, there was a sizable portion of the original show’s fanbase that considered it an abomination. Despite that backlash, it made a ton of money, so it must’ve done something right. I suspect that many of its viewers had never seen the original cartoon, so this was their […]

Disney Returns To The Jungle

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Disney is in negotiations with director Jon Favreau to oversee a live-action remake of “The Jungle Book”, based on the famous Rudyard Kipling novel. Favreau, who has directed “Elf” as well as the first two “Iron Man” films in that franchise, has mentioned that this remake of the film will incorporate more “mythic elements” and […]

Star Blazers On Course For Live Action Remake

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The 1979 anime classic, “Star Blazers” has moved one step closer to a live-action remake with the announcement that screenwriter Christopher McQuarrie will also direct the anticipated film. The anime series voice-starred Eddie Allen [Dash Jordan] and Michael Bertolini [Homer Glitchman] and ran for 77 episodes in 1979 as it followed the crew of the […]

Will Arnett Joins TMNT Cast As Good Human, Bad Human Or Rat

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The cast of the live-action/CG hybrid film version of “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” is mostly cast with Megan Fox as April O’Neil [the Turtles’ human female friend] and Alan Ritchson, Pete Ploszek, Jeremy Howard and Noel Fisher as the Turtles themselves. Now you can add Will Arnett to the mix – though just where you […]

Toei Animation to Team with Valhalla Entertainment for Live-Action "Gaiking"

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Deadline.com reports that Toei Animation and Valhalla Entertainment (The Walking Dead) will be teaming for a live-action movie based on the giant robot anime franchise Gaiking, about a boy who pilots a massive super robot to defend the Earth from alien invaders. No release date was announced.

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