IMDb > Eric Idle > News
Quicklinks
Top Links
biography by votes awardsNewsDeskmessage board
Filmographies
overviewby type by year by ratings by votes awards by genre by keyword
Biographical
biography other works publicity photo galleryNewsDeskmessage board
External Links
official sites miscellaneous photographs sound clips video clips

Connect with IMDb



2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2001 | 2000 | 1998 | 1997

11 items from 2016


A celebration of disembodied brains and heads in the movies

13 July 2016 8:12 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Ryan Lambie Jul 14, 2016

We take a look at some of the most memorable and freaky floating brains and flying heads in the history of cinema...

Nb: The following contains spoilers for The Brain From The Planet Arous and Prometheus.

For some reason we've yet to discover, cinema has, for decades, been home to all manner of sentient, disembodied heads and floating brains. Note that we’re not talking about decapitations here - though goodness knows that cinema is home to plenty of those, from Japanese samurai epics to modern slasher horrors.

No, we’re talking about movies where heads and brains remain sentient even when they’re stuffed into jars or colossal things made of stone. Sometimes used for comedic effect, at other times for shock value, they’re a surprisingly common phenomenon in the movies. Here, we celebrate a few of our absolute favourites - though you’re sure »

Permalink | Report a problem


The Transformers 30th Anniversary Steelbook Arrives Sept. 13

10 July 2016 4:33 PM, PDT | Comicmix.com | See recent Comicmix news »

As announced early June, Shout! Factory, in collaboration with Hasbro Studios, will release The Transformers – The Movie 30th Anniversary Edition this fall 2016. This beloved animated feature is being remastered, and a full-range of bonus content and collectible packaging are currently in production. Now, Shout! Factory further celebrates the 30th Anniversary of this iconic movie with The Transformers – The Movie Limited Edition, 30th Anniversary Steelbook (2-disc Blu-ray™ set + Digital Copy), available at Amazon and in stores at select retail locations on September 13, 2016. Featuring the heroic Autobots, as they defend their native planet Cybertron from the evil Decepticons and Unicron, The Transformers – The Movie boasts the voice talent of Orson Welles in his final role and an all-star voice cast that includes Peter Cullen, Eric Idle, Casey Kasem, Judd Nelson, Leonard Nimoy, Robert Stack and Frank Welker.

For the ultimate fans and collectors, The Transformers – The Movie Limited Edition, 30th Anniversary Steelbook »

- ComicMix Staff

Permalink | Report a problem


19 Things You Didn't Know About Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

30 June 2016 12:00 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

American treasure and crown jewel in Gene Wilder's spectacular oeuvre Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory turns 45 this week. To celebrate, not only have we justly singled out the crime that was Gene Wilder getting passed over for an Oscar, but we're also giving fans an anniversary-based roundup of obscure facts and trivial bits about everyone's favorite vaguely sinister candy factory. 1. Wilder only accepted the role on one condition In a letter to director Mel Stuart, Wilder wrote that he'd read the script and would take the part on the condition that, "When I make my first entrance, I'd like »

- Alex Heigl, @alex_heigl

Permalink | Report a problem


19 Things You Didn't Know About Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

30 June 2016 12:00 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

American treasure and crown jewel in Gene Wilder's spectacular oeuvre Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory turns 45 this week. To celebrate, not only have we justly singled out the crime that was Gene Wilder getting passed over for an Oscar, but we're also giving fans an anniversary-based roundup of obscure facts and trivial bits about everyone's favorite vaguely sinister candy factory. 1. Wilder only accepted the role on one condition In a letter to director Mel Stuart, Wilder wrote that he'd read the script and would take the part on the condition that, "When I make my first entrance, I'd like »

- Alex Heigl, @alex_heigl

Permalink | Report a problem


Transformers: The Movie 30th Anniversary Blu-ray announced

10 June 2016 12:40 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The Transformers franchise has been around for decades and dozens of iterations, showing no signs of slowing down as next year Michael Bay releases the fifth installment of his feature film franchise, Transformers: The Last Knight. Long before Bay started making Transformer films, though, there was another feature film that is often overlooked now: Transformers: The Movie. Shout! Factory and Hasbro Studios announced a distribution collaboration to bring the movie to Blu-ray on September 30th, 2016 to celebrate its 30th anniversary. The movie is being brought to HD from its original 35 mm print with a range of yet to be announced bonus features and collectible packaging.

Made in 1986, Transformers: The Movie was the first animated feature that also tied into the original animated series made between the second and third seasons. The movie was infamous, and still remains so, for killing Optimus Prime and many of the of the other G1 characters at the time. »

- Ricky Church

Permalink | Report a problem


Transformers: The Movie Blu-ray Finally Coming This September for 30th Anniversary

10 June 2016 7:24 AM, PDT | TheHDRoom | See recent TheHDRoom news »

Hasbro Studios has entered into an agreement with Shout! Factory that will finally let you cross the phantom Transformers: The Movie Blu-ray release off your most wanted list.

The multi-year alliance grants Shout! Factory exclusive packaged home media (Blu-ray and DVD) and select digital channels rights to Transformers: The Movie. It's unclear how long the pact will last but at the very least it will deliver the long-awaited Transformers: The Movie Blu-ray in widescreen on September 13th, 2016 in conjunction with the film's 30th anniversary this year.

Transformers: The Movie wasn't a box office success but has turned into a cult classic over the years. It features the last role for the late Orson Welles as the planet-consuming Transformer Unicron, and also features other notable talents including Peter Cullen, Eric Idle, Casey Kasem, Judd Nelson, Leonard Nimoy, Robert Stack and Frank Welker.

Shout! Factory will not take this release lightly and »

Permalink | Report a problem


'Transformers – The Movie' Is Coming to Blu-ray for Its 30th Anniversary

9 June 2016 2:03 PM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Shout! Factory, a multi-platform media company, and Hasbro Studios announced a strategic distribution collaboration to bring the iconic animated feature, Transformers – The Movie to the home entertainment marketplace in the U.S. and Canada. This full-length animated adventure boasts the voice talent of Orson Welles in his final role and an all-star voice cast that includes Peter Cullen, Eric Idle, Casey Kasem, Judd Nelson, Leonard Nimoy, Robert Stack and Frank Welker.  The announcement was made today by Shout! Factory’s founders Richard Foos, Bob Emmer and Garson Foos; and Hasbro’s Executive Vice President and Chief Content Officer Stephen Davis.

 

The multi-year alliance provides Shout! Factory with exclusive home entertainment packaged media (Blu-ray and DVD) and select digital rights to Hasbro’s Transformers – The Movie for home entertainment releases in North America. In honor of the 30thanniversary of Transformers – The Movie, this beloved animated feature will be newly remastered and »

- Kellvin Chavez

Permalink | Report a problem


1986's Animated "Transformers" Hits Blu-ray

9 June 2016 12:02 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Shout! Factory and Hasbro Studios have announced a collaboration for a home video release of the iconic 1986 animated feature "Transformers: The Movie" in the U.S. and Canada.

Peter Cullen, Eric Idle, Casey Kasem, Judd Nelson, Leonard Nimoy, Robert Stack, Frank Welker and Orson Welles in his final role lend their voices to the film with this Blu-ray offering a newly remastered and transferred in HD print from the original 35mm elements.

A full-range of bonus content and collectible packaging us currently in development and will be announced at a later date. The disc set will score a release on September 13th.

Source: Shout! Factory »

- Garth Franklin

Permalink | Report a problem


Transformers: The Movie 30th Anniversary Blu-ray Is Coming This Fall

9 June 2016 10:49 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Shout! Factory, a multi-platform media company, and Hasbro Studios announced a strategic distribution collaboration to bring the iconic animated feature, Transformers - The Movie to the home entertainment marketplace in the U.S. and Canada. This full-length animated adventure boasts the voice talent of Orson Welles in his final role and an all-star voice cast that includes Peter Cullen, Eric Idle, Casey Kasem, Judd Nelson, Leonard Nimoy, Robert Stack and Frank Welker. The announcement was made today by Shout! Factory's founders Richard Foos, Bob Emmer and Garson Foos; and Hasbro's Executive Vice President and Chief Content Officer Stephen Davis.

The multi-year alliance provides Shout! Factory with exclusive home entertainment packaged media (Blu-ray and DVD) and select digital rights to Hasbro's Transformers - The Movie for home entertainment releases in North America. In honor of the 30th anniversary of Transformers - The Movie, this beloved animated feature will be »

- MovieWeb

Permalink | Report a problem


On this day in pop culture history: ‘Star Trek: Deep Space Nine’ aired its final episode

2 June 2016 6:00 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

17 years ago today, Trekkies said goodbye to Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. It was on June 2, 1999 that the series finale of DS9 aired. The series was a moderate success during the seven seasons it was on the air, and it didn’t win over every Star Trek fan. It was different in many key ways from Trek shows that came before it, and that made it divisive. Set on a space station instead of aboard a starship with more serialized rather than standalone storytelling, it was a darker show, dealing with flawed characters and moral complexity. Its influence on Battlestar Galactica is evident, and that shouldn’t be a surprise — BSG co-showrunner Ronald D. Moore got his start with three Star Trek series, including co-executive producing DS9. Also an alum of DS9: Bryan Fuller, who will be showrunning the new CBS Star Trek series premiering next year. (Yes, he »

- Emily Rome

Permalink | Report a problem


John Cleese's attack on Fawlty Towers tribute was about publicity, says creator

16 May 2016 7:54 PM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Faulty Towers Dining Experience founder Alison Pollard-Mansergh says she tried to get permission for her show 20 years ago

The Australian creator of the Faulty Towers Dining Experience has responded to John Cleese’s accusations of copyright infringement, stating that “offers were on the table” with his management as recently as November and Cleese was simply trying to drum up publicity for his own stage show.

Cleese accused Interactive Theatre International of ripping off the television series in a series of tweets in March, while he was in Australia on tour with Eric Idle.

Related: John Cleese: Fawlty Towers-based show producers 'staggered by vitriol'

Related: John Cleese returns as Basil Fawlty in Specsavers ad

Continue reading »

- Elle Hunt

Permalink | Report a problem


2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2001 | 2000 | 1998 | 1997

11 items from 2016


IMDb.com, Inc. takes no responsibility for the content or accuracy of the above news articles, Tweets, or blog posts. This content is published for the entertainment of our users only. The news articles, Tweets, and blog posts do not represent IMDb's opinions nor can we guarantee that the reporting therein is completely factual. Please visit the source responsible for the item in question to report any concerns you may have regarding content or accuracy.

See our NewsDesk partners