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Animal Logic sets up Canadian base

20 May 2015 2:59 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Animal Logic is expanding so quickly that its Sydney headquarters and the pool of visual effects and animation artists in Australia aren.t big enough to accommodate the workload.

Hence the move to launch Animal Logic Vancouver, a 450,000 square feet (41,806 square metres) facility which will exclusively handle animated films for Warner Bros.

Located in the city.s Yaletown creative precinct, the studio will open in September and by mid-2016 will have 300 employees, the vast majority locals.

Animal Logic CEO and co-founder Zareh Nalbandian tells If he is making a considerable investment in the facility but he has the financial comfort of a 3-picture deal with WB which will entail four years of production.

The Lego Movie sequel, written by the creators of the original hit, Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, will begin production in January. It.s the feature directing debut of Rob Schrab (Community, Parks and Recreation, The Mindy Project »

- Don Groves

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Adg Awards presenters named

27 April 2015 11:30 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Robert Connolly, Nadine Garner, Sigrid Thornton and Denise Roberts will be among the presenters at next week.s Australian Directors Guild Awards.

December Media's Stuart Menzies will present the Michael Carson Award to Chris Langman and Adg president Ray Argall will bestow the Adg/DGA Finders Award on Craig Monahan for his film Healing.

Celebrating the 30th year of Neighbours, there will be a salute to the 87 directors who have worked on the program.

Representing the soap.s longest-serving cast members, Alan Fletcher and Jackie Woodburne will discuss their experiences.

Two newer members of the Neighbours cast, Ariel Kaplan and Harley Bonner, will also take part as presenters.

Hosted by The Chaser's Chris Taylor, the Adg Awards across 15 categories in film, television, multiplatform, music videos and advertising, will be announced on Friday May 8 at the Sofitel Melbourne on Collins. »

- Staff writer

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Lego: new release dates for three upcoming movies

20 April 2015 10:48 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

The Lego Batman movie will lead Warner Bros' upcoming Lego film slate: but not until 2017 now...

Warner Bros has updated the release dates of three of its upcoming Lego movies, and as part and parcel of that, it's put back the Lego Ninjago film from 2016 to 2017.

As things stand, the next Lego film we're going to get will now be Lego Batman. It's being directed by Chris McKay, and will feature the vocal talents of Will Arnett. It's going to be released on February 10th 2017.

Next up? That'll be the aforementioned Ninjago film. Charlie Bean (Tron: Uprising) is directing this one, from a screenplay by Dan and Kevin Hageman. Warner Bros has set a September 22nd 2017 date for it.

Then there's The Lego Movie Sequel, that Phil Lord and Chris Miller are returning to write. This time, Rob Schrab (Community) is directing, and the film has come forward a week »

- simonbrew

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'Ninjago', 'Lego Batman' & 'Lego Movie 2' Shift Release Dates

20 April 2015 2:40 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Building a strong slate of animated tentpoles that extends well into 2018, Warner Bros. Pictures today confirmed the release dates of three much-anticipated Lego features. The announcement was made by Dan Fellman, President, Domestic Distribution, and Veronika Kwan Vandenberg, President, International Distribution, Warner Bros. Pictures.

The next Lego film to open will be the as-yet-untitled Lego Batman feature, which is coming to theaters earlier than planned, with the global launch starting domestically on February 10, 2017. Seven months later comes Ninjago, which had been slated for release in fall 2016; however the film is still under construction so it is being moved to September 22, 2017 domestically, with international dates to follow. The Lego Movie Sequel, the follow-up to the smash hit The Lego Movie, is opening one week earlier than originally slated, now being released domestically on May 18, 2018, beginning its worldwide release.

In making the announcement, Dan Fellman made the following statement.

"We are very »

- MovieWeb

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The Lego Movie Sequel and Batman, Ninjago spinoffs get release dates

20 April 2015 2:12 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Warner Bros has set release dates for The Lego Movie Sequel and two spinoffs.

Firstly, the franchise will continue with The Lego Batman Movie which will be released on February 10, 2017.

The Lego Movie's Chris McKay is taking the helm for the Caped Crusader's Lego outing.

The Lego Movie spinoff Ninjago will follow on September 22, 2017.

Ninjago marks the directorial debut for Charlie Bean, who has worked extensively in TV animation including Robot Boy and Tron: Uprising.

Finally, The Lego Movie Sequel will open May 18, 2018 - a week earlier than originally slated - with Rob Schrab directing.

Dan Fellman, President of Domestic Distribution at Warners, said: "We are very excited about dating our upcoming Lego animated features, which already have a worldwide fan following, built on the foundation of the first film."

He continued: "These three films already in the pipeline are just the beginning of a creative and diverse animation »

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Jason Segel and Drew Pearce Teaming Up for New The Lego Movie Spinoff

25 March 2015 1:52 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Warner Brothers has hired Jason Segel (The Muppets) and Drew Pearce (Iron Man 3) to write and co-direct the latest The Lego Movie spinoff, The Billion Brick Race. This marks the feature directorial debut for both of the writers, though Pearce previously directed the Marvel One-Shot All Hail the King. Phil LordChris MillerDan Lin and Roy Lee, the key creative minds behind The Lego Movie, are onboard as producers. This is the third follow-up announced in the wake of Lego's enormous success - Charlie Bean will direct Ninjago in 2016, which will be followed by Chris McKay's The Lego Batman Movie in 2017 and Rob Schrab's The Lego Movie Sequel in 2018. Per The Hollywood Reporter, Billion Brick Race is still in the early stages of development, so no plot details are known at this point, and no release date is set.   [caption id="attachment_342877" align="alignright" width="360"] Image via Sony[/caption] Segel and Pearce »

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Facts on Pacts: Sony Ups Roster Despite Recent Challenges

11 March 2015 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Amid the massive changes and financial challenges facing Hollywood, the six major studios managed largely to maintain the status quo on their on-lot film production pacts. Ironically, Sony Pictures, despite being under pressure to slash its annual spending by $250 million, and having cut hundreds of jobs, actually amped up its roster over the past year.

Sony’s increase to 30 first-look deals from 22 represents by far the biggest hike in several years for any major, and drove the overall number of studio-funded arrangements to 142, an increase of four over the same time last year. The new deals at Sony include an ultra-lucrative agreement for ousted studio chief Amy Pascal; a three-year pact for “Captain America” directors Joe and Anthony Russo; deals for Channing Tatum and Josh Donen, former execs Elizabeth Cantillon, DeVon Franklin and Michelle Raimo Kouyate and for up-and-comers, Josh Bratman’s Immersive and Joby Harold’s Safehouse.

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- Dave McNary

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‘Lego Batman’ Director Gets First-Look Deal at Warner Bros. (Exclusive)

6 March 2015 4:21 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Chris McKay, who supervised animation on “The Lego Movie,” has signed a first-look producing deal at Warner Bros.

McKay is on board to direct Warner’s “Lego Batman” project, set to be released in May 2017, with Will Arnett again voicing the Caped Crusader. Roy Lee and Dan Lin are returning as producers along with “Lego” directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller.

McKay and Lee recently set up at Warner Bros. a movie version of the Cartoon Network series “Adventure Time,” which centers on a 12-year-old boy and his dog Jake.

McKay’s deal is a sign that Warner Bros. intends to continue ramping up activity in animation. “The Lego Movie” was an outsize success with worldwide grosses topping $460 million.

Lee and Lin also have first-look deals at Warner Bros.

Prior to coming on to the Lego franchise, McKay directed 39 episodes of Cartoon Network’s “Robot Chicken” TV series.


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Adventure Time: Warner Bros. Developing Big Screen Adaptation

2 March 2015 10:11 AM, PST | Film-Book | See recent Film-Book news »

  Warner Bros. Developing Adventure Time Movie. Warner Bros. is adapting Cartoon Network’s hit animated show Adventure Time for the big screen. Not many details about the film and how it ties into the television series continuity have been released other than it will be an animated feature produced by Chris McKay (director of The [...]

Continue reading: Adventure Time: Warner Bros. Developing Big Screen Adaptation »

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Adventure Time Heading To The Big Screen At Warner Bros.

2 March 2015 6:14 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Massively popular Cartoon Network show Adventure Time is being developed at Warner Bros. as an animated feature film.

The Pendleton Ward-created cartoon, which is currently airing its sixth season and has been renewed for a seventh, centers on the adventures of a human boy named Finn and his best friend dog Jake, who fight to protect their beloved Land of Ooo from the villainous Ice King, who is usually searching for his coveted Princess Bubblegum.

Chris McKay, who exec-produced The Lego Movie and has been tapped to direct The Lego Batman Movie, and Roy Lee, who produced The Lego Movie and is producing McKay’s Batman feature, are teaming to produce the adaptation. Cartoon Network Studios will be involved, as will Ward, who is expected to write and produce the feature.

Warner Bros. is high on animation at the moment following the blockbuster success of The Lego Movie, which »

- Isaac Feldberg

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Warner Bros. developing Adventure Time film with The Lego Movie producers

2 March 2015 2:36 AM, PST | | See recent JoBlo news »

Deadline has learned Warner Bros. is developing a feature length film based on the Cartoon Network animated series Adventure Time. Cartoon Network Studios is involved with the project, as well as creator Pendleton Ward (who will be writing and producing), with The Lego Movie's Chris McKay and Roy Lee also producing the planned film. Adventure Time officially premiered on Cartoon Network in 2010, and it follows a young boy named Finn and his canine best friend Jake, who has magical »

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Adventure Time is heading to the movies

1 March 2015 10:43 PM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Pendleton Ward's Adventure Time is heading to the big screen - with some of the The Lego Movie personnel involved...

The hugely popular Adventure Time is to get a deserved movie outing, it's been revealed.

The Cartoon Network show will become an animated feature for Warner Bros, and it'll continue the story of 12-year old Finn and his dog, Jake. They do battle in the Land Of Ooo to keep it safe from the Ice King. But don't rely on a few words on a website that make the whole thing sound like a homogenous kids' cartoon: do check out Adventure Time for yourself. It's really something special.

The film is to be produced by Chris McKay and Roy Lee. McKay is the man directing The Lego Batman Movie, and Lee is producing that one as well. Both were involved with the first The Lego Movie too. Adventure Time »

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Warner Bros. Turning Animated 'Adventure Time' into Feature Film

1 March 2015 10:28 AM, PST | | See recent news »

The wild and wacky journeys of Finn and Jake are heading to the big screen. Deadline has word that Cartoon Network's hit animated series Adventure Time is being developed by the channel's sister company Warner Bros. Pictures for a feature film adaptation. The Lego Movie co-director and producer Chris McKay and Roy Lee are producing the film, so it's bound to be great. For those who don't know, the series follows a 12-year old boy named Finn and his talking dog best friend Jake who go on endless quests to protect their beloved Land of Ooo, usually from the Ice King who is searching for his Princess Bubblegum. It's just as cooky as it sounds, and the series has fans young and old, not unlike cartoons such as "SpongeBob SquarePants" or "Ren & Stimpy" from the 90s. It sounds like the film is early in development, and we may not see it for awhile. »

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There Will Be Adventure Time the Movie

28 February 2015 2:41 PM, PST | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

The Land of Ooo is headed to the big screen. Deadline reports that Warner Bros. is developing the beloved Cartoon Network show Adventure Time into a film. The movie will be produced by Roy Lee, one of the executive producers of The Lego Movie, and Chris McKay, the man behind Robot Chicken. The show, currently in its sixth season, loosely follows a 12-year-old boy named Finn and his dog, Jake. Other details haven't been announced yet, but hopefully we will see a bevy of princesses, all of whom the Ice King will be obsessed with. »

- E. Alex Jung

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'Adventure Time' Animated Movie Is Happening!

28 February 2015 9:12 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Currently in its sixth season, with a seventh on the way, it was announced last night that Warner Bros. is bringing its hugely successful animated series Adventure Time to the big screen with the producers of The Lego Movie. The Adventure Time Movie will be animated, with Chris McKay and Roy Lee serving as the driving force behind the project.

Adventure Time is one of Cartoon Network's most popular original series. It follows the adventures of 12 year old Finn and his best friend Jake the Dog. The duo go on epic quests to protect their beloved land of Ooo, usually fighting off the evil Ice King, who is on a constant search for his Princess Bubblegum.

Chris McKay served as an executive producer on The Lego Movie and will direct The Lego Batman Movie coming to theaters in 2017. He is also one of the creators of Adult Swim's stop-motion animated cult hit Robot Chicken. »

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Adventure Time being developed into a feature film

28 February 2015 7:57 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Adventure Time is being developed into a film.

The project is being worked on by Warner Bros, and will be produced by Chris McKay and Roy Lee, reports Deadline.

The Cartoon Network show follows the story of 12-year-old Finn and his dog Jake, who go on a quest to protect the Land of Ooo.

They come across villains such as the Ice King, who is determined to marry Princess Bubblegum.

Over 180 episodes of the cartoon have aired since the first season in 2010. Season six is currently being shown on Cartoon Network.

McKay and Lee will also both work on The Lego Batman Movie, with McKay set to direct and Lee to produce.

Watch a trailer for Adventure Time below: »

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Warners Plans An "Adventure Time" Movie

28 February 2015 7:08 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Warner Bros. Pictures is developing an animated movie adaptation of Cartoon Network's "Adventure Time," one of the network's most popular shows.

Pendleton Ward created the trippy project which follows a twelve year old boy and his dog who fight fiercely in a quest to protect their beloved Land of Ooo.

Cartoon Networks Studios will be involved in the production as will Ward who is said to have some involvement in writing and producing the feature version which is expected to have numerous celebrity voice cameos.

"The Lego Movie" producers Chris McKay and Roy Lee will produce.

Source: Deadline »

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Adventure Time Movie Incoming

28 February 2015 5:11 AM, PST | | See recent TheMovieBit news »

Debuting in 2010, Adveture Time has become one of the weirdest, subservise, and downright entertaining cartoons in recent memory, developing a huge fan base among teenagers and adults, as well as it's target kid audience. Following teenager Finn and his magical talking dog Jake (voiced by veteran John Dimaggio, better known as Bender from Futurama) as they get into numerous, utterly barmy adventures in the magical Land of Ooo (actually a post apocalyptic earth ravaged by nuclear war, just one of the many details of the shows hidden, dark mythology), it has become a ratings hit for Cartoon Network, and has seen a number of high profile celebrities lend their vocals, including Neil Patrick Harris, Mark Hamil, Ron Perlman, George Takei, Matthew Broderick, and Andy Samberg. Now Adventure Time will be coming to the big screen with Warner Bros. charging The Lego Movie producer Roy Lee and the upcoming Lego Batman »

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Adventure Time Movie In The Works

28 February 2015 1:18 AM, PST | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

Adventure Time is rather more expansive and, by now, somewhat more of a commitment than I’d first expected. Just watching a handful of early episodes, I enjoyed them all on their own terms but slowly, surely, a sense of a bigger picture started to form.

And the program makers know it works like this. They’re playing more and more towards arcs of connected episodes, with backstory and long-play character development being drip fed to us carefully. There’s even a special “event series” coming that will tell a single story across multiple episodes, able at last to disregard the need for discrete episode storylines.

So how a feature film is going to fit into the overall scheme is anybody’s guess. I wouldn’t have even thought a feature would be a concern, but it is. According to Deadline, the film is in development now with Pendleton Ward, »

- Brendon Connelly

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An Adventure Time Movie Is In The Works, Get The Details

27 February 2015 8:44 PM, PST | | See recent Cinema Blend news »

If you'd asked anyone if they'd thought The Lego Movie would have sparked an animated renaissance for Warner Bros, they probably would have laughed. Yet here we are, as the film has spurred not only the Lego brand into spawning a couple more films, but it also may have given form to another feature film adaptation. Get ready, folks, because it looks like Adventure Time is coming to the big screen in the near future! Deadline has a report that Pendleton Ward's highly successful Cartoon Network series is going to Warner Bros for a full length feature film. The reason The Lego Movie may figure so importantly into Adventure Time's feature film treatment is that Chris McKay, one of the executive producers of the Lord and Miller hit, is co-producing the Cartoon Network film. McKay is an experienced hand when it comes to animation at both »

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