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Nickelodeon's Sarah Noonan on Casting and Her New Gig as SVP Live-Action Content

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Nickelodeon SVP Sarah Noonan has been interviewed by AdWeek about her new position heading the Live-Action Content division. Among other topics, Noonan discusses what her new job entails, how her 16-year tenure with Nickelodeon’s casting department has taught her about show development, her biggest “gets” in casting voices for Nickelodeon cartoons, and how Nickelodeon views […]

DreamWorks Brings Ghost In The Shell Back To Life

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Popular manga thriller title “Ghost in the Shell” is set to have another resurrection as film animation studio DreamWorks will bring a new live-action adaptation to the big screen. The film, based on a plotline following a futuristic battle against techno crime by a covert special ops unit does not yet have a voice cast […]

Review: "Space Battleship Yamato" Live Action Movie Blu-ray (UK Edition): To Boldly Go Where Mainstream Sci-Fi Has Gone Before

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There’s a pantheon of space opera anime that includes Gundam, Macross, Captain Harlock and Galaxy Express 999, to name a few. Those last two lead us to Space Battleship Yamato, which is arguably the greatest entrant from its co-creator Leiji Matsumoto. Indeed there can arguably be no better benchmark for a story being legendary than […]

Hot Wheels: A Fast And Furious For Kids?

Show on the road … Mattel's in-house studio Playtime Productions will take charge of the Hot Wheels

Legendary Pictures has partnered with Mattel to produce a movie based on the toymaker’s Hot Wheels line of toy cars that is expected to be marketed toward the young male demographic – possibly the same demographic who have been attracted to the wildly popular “Fast and Furious” film franchise. Although no plot or cast have […]

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