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They’ll be a bit of The Big Bang Theory and The Office overheard in the star studded Blue Dream Studios feature. Kaley Cuoco and John Krasinski have joined the voice cast of the Scott Christian Sava and Tony Bancroft co-directed animated pic Animal Crackers, the studio announced today. Odin’s Eye Entertainment is representing international sales of the film in Berlin.
Partnering with China’s Beijing Wenhua Dongrun Investment Co. and China Film Co. Ltd. for financing, the Blue Studio produced pic follows a family who inherited an old circus and a mysterious box of animal crackers – yep, the ones you used to eat. Sava is producing along with George Lee and Marcus Englefield from Storyoscopic Films, Jamie Thomason, and Leiming Guan. Wenhua Dongrun’s Mu Yedong, China Film board chairman La Peikang, and Landmark Asia’s Sam Chi are EPing.
Cuoco and Krasinski are the latest addition to »
- Dominic Patten
Blue Dream Studios has added Kaley Cuoco and John Krasinski to the animated feature film “Animal Crackers,” joining Ian McKellen, Danny DeVito, Sylvester Stallone, Patrick Warburton, Gilbert Gottfried, Raven-Symone and Harvey Fierstein.
Odin’s Eye Entertainment is selling international markets at Berlin. “Animal Crackers” is set to be completed in the summer of 2016.
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 an animal. Scott Christian Sava is co-directing with Tony Bancroft (“Mulan”) from a script he co-wrote with Dean Lorey.
The project is being financed in partnership with Beijing Wen Hua Dongrun Investment Co. and China Film Co.
- Dave McNary
A Mrs Doubtfire musical is in development.
Composer Alan Menken told Entertainment Weekly Radio that the project is in the "early stages" of development.
"It's in its early stages, and that's probably all I can say," he said, adding: "We're really enjoying working on it."
Talk of a film sequel was halted after Williams's death last year.
Watch a trailer for Mrs Doubtfire below: »
The death of Robin Williams devastated the world late last year. It was a news story that many could not believe or indeed want to believe. He was gone. A Night At The Museum: Secret Of The Tomb may have been his final performance on screen, save a vocal part in the Simon Pegg starrer Absolutely Anything, but his film legacy is still alive, even if Hollywood is intent on keeping it so by rehashing some of his old work. This is a little different however as news reaches us today that plans are afoot to bring one of his most beloved movies to the stage.
Mrs. Doubtfire was probably one of Williams’ finest movies, and probably one of the best comedies of the 1990s. Now Alan Menken and Harvey Fierstein are said to be behind a stage version of the film, according to EW.
“It’s going very well, »
- Paul Heath
Looks like one more Mara Wilson movie is headed to Broadway: Alan Menken told EW Radio this week that he's currently hard at work writing the score for a Mrs. Doubtfire musical alongside the movie's own Harvey Fierstein, who's writing the book. (David Zippel is handling lyrics.) Menken cautioned that the trio was "in the early stages," but they were all "really enjoying working on it." As will, we imagine, Broadway's finest pyrotechnicians. »
- Nate Jones
During an interview with Entertainment Weekly, composer Alan Menken, who is probably most famous for working on Disney animated classics "The Little Mermaid," "Aladdin," and "Beauty and the Beast" (in addition to "Little Shop of Horrors," "Enchanted" and the recent, weirdly overlooked television series "Galavant"), admitted that he is turning "Mrs. Doubtfire" into a Broadway musical.
While Menken will be composing the score, David Zippel, who worked with Menken on Disney's "Hercules," will be writing the lyrics and Harvey Fierstein, who was in the movie and is something of a Broadway legend (having written books for "Kinky Boots" and "Newsies," among many others), will be writing the book. Otherwise, Menken was pretty cagey. "It's going very well, it's in its early stages, and that's probably all I can say," Menken told Entertainment Weekly. "We're really enjoying working on it."
- Drew Taylor
The iconic Mrs. Doubtfire house which is located in San Francisco was struck by an arsonist late on Monday. Made famous by the comedy, the property has served as a memorial for the late Robin Williams since his death last year. Damage was limited, as the owner was able to put the fire out before it got out of control.
The incident happened at 8:00 pm on Monday. The owner, a doctor, believes the fire was started by a disgruntled patient. Fire officials believe the arsonist doused the doormat in a flammable liquid before igniting it on fire.
Before his death, Robin Williams was planning a return as Daniel Hillard, an actor and divorcee who disguises himself as a female housekeeper to spend time with his children held in custody by his former wife. The location was likely to be used again in Mrs. Doubtfire 2, but the project, of course, »
7 items from 2015
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