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Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, Ron Howard and More Post Tributes to Mike Nichols

20 November 2014 8:45 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Academy Award-winning director Mike Nichols died Wednesday at the age of 83. Nichols's career was truly varied and wide ranging, spanning all media, so it's little surprise that tributes and recollections are pouring in from all over. Below, but a selection of messages from well-wishers and admirers, which we will continue to update as they come in. Rip the Great Mike Nichols - elite member of the pantheon of directors whether stage screen or tv. Any conversation was rich w/wit & wisdom— Ron Howard (@RealRonHoward) November 20, 2014 Ron Howard told CBS that he re-watched The Graduate repeatedly in the 1960s to see »

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Celebrities Post Tributes to Mike Nichols

20 November 2014 8:45 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Academy Award-winning director Mike Nichols died Wednesday at the age of 83. Nichols's career was truly varied and wide ranging, spanning all media, so it's little surprise that tributes and recollections are pouring in from all over. Below, but a selection of messages from well-wishers and admirers, which we will continue to update as they come in. Rip the Great Mike Nichols - elite member of the pantheon of directors whether stage screen or tv. Any conversation was rich w/wit & wisdom— Ron Howard (@RealRonHoward) November 20, 2014 Ron Howard told CBS that he re-watched The Graduate repeatedly in the 1960s to see »

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Mike Nichols: Friends, Fans Hail Director’s Work, Wit and Generous Spirit

20 November 2014 8:13 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The range of Mike Nichols’ work during his long career was reflected in the outpouring from friends and fans on social media Thursday morning following the news of the director-producer’s death at the age of 83.

Everyone who knew Mike Nichols at all had this in common. (And this is hard truth.) We felt blessed for every moment we spent with him. God.

— james l. brooks (@canyonjim) November 20, 2014

So very sad to hear of Mike Nichols death. A great talent, a wonderful, bright, charming human being.

Julianne Moore (@_juliannemoore) November 20, 2014

We lost the legendary Mike Nichols today. A pioneer of stage and film. A true visionary and a friend.

Hugh Jackman (@RealHughJackman) November 20, 2014

Mike Nichols is a genius who uses his powers to make us laugh and cry and think and feel more alive. I don't want to apply the past tense.

Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) November 20, 2014

We lost a legend today. »

- Variety Staff

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Poster for Sylvester Stallone and Ian McKellen's Animated Film Animal Crackers

7 November 2014 11:53 AM, PST | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Yep, there's a CG animated movie coming out called Animal Crackers, which is based on the classic kids snack food. I think it hilarious that Hollywood is now moving in the direction of adapting food into movies. I think the Peeps feature was the last one to be announced.

Animal Crackers will feature the voices of Sylvester Stallone, Ian McKellenDanny DeVitoPatrick WarburtonGilbert Gottfried, Raven-Symoné, and Harvey Fierstein. This is the synopsis that was released:

Animal Crackers follows a family whose life is turned upside down when they inherit a rundown circus and a mysterious box of Animal Crackers, which magically change the person who eats them into the animal they have eaten — including monkeys, giraffes, lions, tigers and bears.

I guess that's the way to go for a movie like this. I guess there's a chance it could be a fun flick to watch. The project is »

- Joey Paur

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Ian McKellen and Sylvester Stallone join Animal Crackers voice cast

7 November 2014 1:55 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Sir Ian McKellen, Sylvester Stallone and Danny DeVito will lend their voices to Animal Crackers.

Patrick Warburton, Gilbert Gottfried, Raven-Symoné and Harvey Fierstein have also been added to the voice cast of the animated film, Blue Dream Studios has announced.

The movie will centre around a family that inherits a run-down circus and a box of old Animal Crackers.

They discover that the snacks can transform them into different animals.

James Arnold Taylor, Tara Strong and Lydia Taylor will also feature in the movie.

Scott Christian Sava and Tony Bancroft will direct from a script Sava wrote with Dean Lorey.

"When I was writing Animal Crackers I had specific voices in my head," said Sava. "Certain characters I wrote with actors in mind.

"Horatio was always Sir Ian McKellen. Brock was totally Patrick Warburton. Bullet-Man could be no one else but Stallone. To find out that each and every one »

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Casting: Hedlund, Malkovich, McKellen, Regan

6 November 2014 9:17 PM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

War on Everyone

Garrett Hedlund and Michael Pena are attached to star in "The Guard" and "Calvary" director John Michael McDonagh's black comedy "War on Everyone" at Bankside Films. Filming begins in New Mexico in March 2015.

The story follows two corrupt cops in New Mexico who frequently blackmail criminals. They run into trouble when they take on an outlaw more dangerous than they are. Chris Clark and Flora Fernandez Marengo will produce. [Source: Screen]

Unlocked

John Malkovich and Toni Collette will join Noomi Rapace, Michael Douglas and Orlando Bloom in Michael Apted's female-driven action thriller "Unlocked".

Rapaceplays a CIA interrogator who unwittingly gives info to terrorists and must race against the clock to stop their biological warfare attach on London. Peter O’Brien penned the script and filming began this week. [Source: Deadline]

Animal Crackers

Ian McKellen, Danny DeVito and Sylvester Stallone have joined the voice cast of the animated feature "Animal Crackers" at Blue Dream Studios. »

- Garth Franklin

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Sylvester Stallone & Ian McKellen Are Animal Crackers

6 November 2014 4:01 PM, PST | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Here's a recording session we'd like to sit in on: animated family adventure Animal Crackers has just announced its voice cast, and top of the pile is an unlikely team comprising Sir Ian McKellen, Sylvester Stallone and Danny DeVito. Animators Scott Christian Sava and Tony Bancroft will direct the madness, from a screenplay by Sava and Dean Lorey (Arrested Development).Harvey Fierstein, Patrick Warburton, Tara Strong, Lydia Taylor, Gilbert Gottfried and Arnold Taylor make up much of the rest of the vocal roster. The story involves a family who inherit a rundown circus and are transformed into animals when they tuck into a magic box of the titular biscuits.Stallone working alongside McKellen sounds as good as, if not better than, when he co-starred with Woody Allen in Antz back in 1998. “When I was writing Animal Crackers I had specific voices in my head," says Sava. "Certain characters I wrote with actors in mind. »

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Sylvester Stallone and Ian McKellen Join 'Animal Crackers'

6 November 2014 3:21 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Blue Dream Studios announced today that its new animated movie Animal Crackers will feature a voice cast including Sylvester Stallone, Ian McKellen, Danny DeVito, Patrick Warburton, Gilbert Gottfried, Raven-Symon&#233, Harvey Fierstein, James Arnold Taylor, Tara Strong and Lydia Taylor.

Tony Bancroft and Scott Christian Sava will direct from a script co-written by Sava and Dean Lorey. The story centers on a family whose lives are turned upside down when they inherit a circus along with a mysterious box of Animal Crackers. They soon realize that the person is changed into whatever animal they eat, including monkeys, giraffes, lions, tigers and bears.

Here's what Blue Dream Studios' Scott Christian Sava had to say about the project in a statement.

"When I was writing Animal Crackers I had specific voices in my head. Certain characters I wrote with actors in mind. Horatio was always Sir Ian McKellen. Brock was totally Patrick Warburton. »

- MovieWeb

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Sylvester Stallone, Danny DeVito And Ian McKellen Join Cast Of Snack-To-Screen Adaptation Animal Crackers

6 November 2014 3:02 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

If you believe that snacks on the whole don’t encompass more of the creative human experience, then fear not, because Blue Dream Studios and Storyoscopic Films are producing an animated version of Animal Crackers! Directing the children’s flick are Scott Christian Sava and Tony Bancroft, based on a script co-written by Sava and Dean Lorey.

Deep in production, the film “follows a family whose life is turned upside down when they inherit a rundown circus and a mysterious box of Animal Crackers, which magically change the person who eats them into the animal they have eaten — including monkeys, giraffes, lions, tigers and bears.”

It’s a cute idea that’d be even cuter if it wasn’t such a blatant merchandising tie-in. However, cynicism aside, with a very impressive list of actors providing the vocal stylings for that array of beasties – it could be quite good fun. Already »

- Gem Seddon

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Ian McKellen, Danny DeVito, and Sylvester Stallone sign on for 'Animal Crackers'

6 November 2014 2:00 PM, PST | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

Ian McKellen, Danny DeVito, and Sylvester Stallone will lend their voices to Animal Crackers, EW has confirmed. Scott Christian Sava and Dean Lorey wrote the script for the film, which Sava and Tony Bancroft will direct. The story follows a family that inherits a rundown circus and a mysterious box of animal crackers. The crackers turn the people into the animals they eat, including lions, and tigers, and bears—oh my. Patrick Warburton, Gilbert Gottfried, Raven Symone, Harvey Fierstein, James Arnold Taylor, Tara Strong, and Lydia Taylor round out the voice cast. Sava is producing through his Blue Dream Studios »

- C. Molly Smith

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Ian McKellen, Danny DeVito, Sylvester Stallone Join ‘Animal Crackers’ – Afm Briefs

6 November 2014 1:00 PM, PST | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Animated feature Animal Crackers has added some heavyweights to its voice cast. Sir Ian McKellen, Danny DeVito, and Sylvester Stallone will lend their voices to the Blue Dream Studios film about a family whose life is turned upside down when they inherit a rundown circus and a mysterious box of Animal Crackers that turn the person who eats them into the animal they’ve just snacked on. Patrick Warburton, Gilbert Gottfried, Raven-Symoné, Harvey Fierstein, James Arnold Taylor, Tara Strong, and newcomer Lydia Taylor round out the line-up for co-directors Scott Christian Sava and Tony Bancroft. Sava and Dean Lorey are co-writers; Sava is also producing with George Lee and Marcus Englefield from Storyoscopic Films, Jamie Thomason, and Leiming Guan. Odins Eye Entertainment is repping international sales.

Chile-set actioner Redeemer has been picked up for North America by Mpi Media Group, which has set a summer theatrical bow through genre arm Dark Sky Films. »

- Jen Yamato

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Ian McKellen, Danny DeVito, Sylvester Stallone and More Join the Voice Cast of Animal Crackers

6 November 2014 12:46 PM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Who even knew the animated movie Animal Crackers existed?  However, now that it’s been announced that Sir Ian McKellen, Danny DeVito, Sylvester Stallone, Patrick Warburton, Gilbert Gottfried, Raven-Symoné and Harvey Fierstein are all part of the voice cast, that’ll likely change big time.  Then again, a movie about a magical box of animal crackers that turns people into the animal they eat may be a tough sell. Hit the jump for more on the Animal Crackers casting announcement and to check out the first poster for the film as well.  It doesn’t have a release date just yet, but is expected to be completed in the summer of 2016.  Animal Crackers also features the voices of James Arnold Taylor, Tara Strong and Lydia Taylor. This one comes from Scott Christian Sava and Blue Dream Studios.  Here’s what Sava had to say about his voice cast: "When I »

- Perri Nemiroff

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AFM: Ian McKellen, Danny DeVito, Sylvester Stallone Join Voice Cast of ‘Animal Crackers’

6 November 2014 12:43 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Ian McKellen, Danny DeVito and Sylvester Stallone have joined the voice cast of animated project “Animal Crackers” from Scott Christian Sava’s Blue Dream Studios.

Blue Dream is producing with Beijing Wen Hua Dongrun Investment Co. and China Film Co. Odin’s Eye Entertainment is handling international sales at Afm.

The film is about a family whose life is turned upside-down when they inherit a rundown circus and a mysterious box of animal crackers, which magically change the person who eats them into animals. Sava is co-directing with Tony Bancroft (“Mulan”) from a script he co-wrote with Dean Lorey.

The rest of the voice cast includes Patrick Warburton, Gilbert Gottfried, Raven Symone, Harvey Fierstein, James Arnold Taylor, Tara Strong and Lydia Taylor.

Production has launched on the film, set to be completed in the summer of 2016.

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- Dave McNary

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Sylvester Stallone, Danny DeVito, Ian McKellen Lead ‘Animal Crackers’ Voice Cast

6 November 2014 12:11 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Sylvester Stallone, Danny DeVito and Ian McKellen will lend their distinctive voices to the animated feature “Animal Crackers,” it was announced Thursday by Blue Dream Studios. The voice cast also includes Patrick Warburton, Gilbert Gottfried, Raven-Symoné, Harvey Fierstein, James Arnold Taylor, Tara Strong and Lydia Taylor. Scott Christian Sava and Tony Bancroft will co-direct from a script Sava wrote with Dean Lorey. “Animal Crackers” follows a family whose life is turned upside down when they inherit a rundown circus and a mysterious box of Animal Crackers, which magically change the person who eats them into the animal they have eaten — including monkeys, »

- Jeff Sneider

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Colin Callender’s Playground Expands in the U.K.

23 October 2014 8:28 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

London — Louise Pedersen, the managing director of distributor All3Media Intl., is to join Colin Callender’s Playground Entertainment in the newly created role of managing director of its U.K. operations, which are expanding.

Pedersen will play a central role in the commercial aspects of the company, and will be responsible for the day-to-day activities in the U.K., the company said. She will report directly to Playground founder and CEO, Callender.

Pedersen has spent the last decade as managing director at All3Media Intl., overseeing its international distribution. Prior to that, she served as director of international sales for ITV.

Playground already has a strong presence in the U.K. and the addition of Pedersen is part of the company’s expansion strategy, reflecting its growing development and production slate, the company said. With Pederson taking on her new role, Playground will open offices in London in early 2015, where it »

- Leo Barraclough

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Bill Hader Returns to Saturday Night Live (Video)

12 October 2014 7:30 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

The prodigal comic returns. Wildly popular former cast member Bill Hader came back to 30 Rock on Saturday to host Saturday Night Live and, as might have been expected, there was plenty of laughter. How much, exactly? Let's look at some of the SNL highlights below. Though the crux of this bit is an extended riff on Hader's singing voice, which feels a little forced, the sequence provides an excuse for his The Skeleton Twins costar Kristen Wiig to pop up and play saxophone, while a seemingly tossed-off reference to Harvey Fierstein prompts the Tony winner himself to crash the stage. »

- Alex Heigl, @alex_heigl

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Bill Hader Hosts SNL: Watch Video of the Best and Worst Sketches

11 October 2014 11:30 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

This week’s installment of Saturday Night Live with host Bill Hader had the potential to go one of two ways.

On the optimistic side of the equation, what better choice of emcee than a beloved, eight-season vet of the show, a guy who certainly wouldn’t have any issues with the on-the-fly workings of Studio 8H?

Nevertheless, with SNL presenting its third fresh installment in a three-week period, the question loomed, would the show’s inconsistent writing staff have enough time to create memorable setups and zingers?

Thankfully, this was an instance where — despite a deplorably unfunny cold open »

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'Saturday Night Live' Recap: Bill Hader Hosts; Hozier Performs

11 October 2014 9:00 PM, PDT | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

Saturday Night Live’s third episode of season four featured SNL alum Bill Hader as the host and Irish singer-songwriter Hozier as the musical guest.

Cold Open

Kim Jong Un (Bobby Moynihan) slams the rumors of him having diabetes and gout from eating too much cheese in this week's cold open. He’s limping around, suffering from a broken ankle, but tap dances to prove that he’s the picture of health and then cries until he gets a juice box. Addressing his critics, he asks,"How could I be out of touch when I have the same haircut as Brad Pitt in the movie Fury?"

Opening Monologue

Hader, providing some back story, reveals that he was discovered by Megan Mullally when he was an assistant for Iron Chef America and moonlighting in a comedy show. He was then joined by his Skeleton Twins costar and fellow SNL alum Kristen Wiig, »

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Recap: 'Saturday Night Live' – Bill Hader and Hozier

11 October 2014 8:00 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

This season of “Saturday Night Live” has been surprisingly devoid of nostalgia, something I didn’t think would happen in this, the show’s fortieth season. But with former cast member Bill Hader returning tonight, look for that to change. And honestly? That’s fine. I have no problem with the show occasionally celebrating its own history, especially since much of the current cast was there during Hader’s tenure. Look for many of Hader’s classic characters to make a comeback tonight. Will there be a Stefon appearance? One could argue (and I would argue) that the Stefon sendoff was so perfect that any future appearance of the character would dilute that moment. But since Stefon did make another appearance during Seth Meyers’ farewell, anything’s possible. Something that’s not possible but definite: I’ll be liveblogging everything that happens tonight. Also definite: Many of you will rend »

- Ryan McGee

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Robin Williams's Daughter Returns to Twitter to Thank Fans 'Who've Lost Loved Ones'

23 September 2014 12:35 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Zelda Williams returned to Twitter on Tuesday, thanking fans and paying tribute to her late father Robin. "I just want to say thank you for all the stories and letters I've been receiving, especially from those who've also lost loved ones," Williams wrote in the first of three consecutive Tweets after leaving social media a month ago to harassing messages in the wake of her father's suicide. She continued: "I don't come online often, but reading of others who have dealt with this loss & gone on to live happy, full lives is helpful. Truly." The 25-year-old daughter of the late »

- Wade Rouse, @waderouse

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