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David Bowers? More like David Bow-wow-ers. The Flushed Away, Astro Boy, Diary Of A Wimpy Kid: Roderick Rules and Diary Of A Wimpy Kid: Dog Days director is said to be taking on Clifford The Big Red Dog. For those not in the know, it’s about a big red dog named Clifford. Together with his owner Emily Elizabeth, Clifford journeys through life being gigantic and awkward, but always loved.
The books originated back in 1963, and under the watchful eye of Universal Studios, the film will become a CGI/live-action. This probably makes Bowers a grand choice, having worked in both styles over the years. The script comes from Matt Lopez, writer of The Sorcerer’S Apprentice.
We’ll now engage in the painful wait to see who will be cast to voice such a gigantic pup. The late great John Ritter voiced him in the animated series, but »
- Luke Ryan Baldock
Based on the classic children’s book Universal Pictures, the story follows a massive red dog and his relationship with a child named Emily Elizabeth.
The project will be a live action film with the dog being the lone animated character. Matt Lopez is writing the script.
Source: The Wrap »
- Garth Franklin
“School of Rock” star Jack Black is close to returning to family fare, as he’s in negotiations to star in Sony Pictures’ adaptation of R.L. Stine’s bestselling book series “Goosebumps,” multiple individuals familiar with the project have told TheWrap. Neal H. Moritz, who helped steer Universal’s “Fast & Furious” franchise back on the blockbuster track, is producing with Deborah Forte of Scholastic Entertainment, which is hiring David Bowers to direct “Clifford the Big Red Dog” for Universal, as TheWrap reported earlier on Friday. Also Read: David Bowers in Talks to Direct ‘Clifford the Big Red Dog’; Illumination Drops Off (Exclusive) If Black’s. »
- Jeff Sneider
A feature film adaptation of the popular Clifford the Big Red Dog childrens book series is moving right along, but not without a slight change. When the project was first announced, Universal Pictures planned to make the film in concert with the animated company Illumination Entertainment (Despicable Me, The Lorax). Now The Wrap reports that, though Universal is still moving forward with the pic, Illumination has dropped off and Chris Meledandri is no longer producing. This might have something to do with the fact that the feature is now being envisioned as a live-action project, with the titular dog being the only CG-animated portion (as with Ted and Paul). Nevertheless, movement continues as David Bowers is now in talks to direct from a script by Matt Lopez. Bowers previously helmed the animated features Flushed Away and Astro Boy, as well as two live-action Diary of a Wimpy Kid sequels. No »
- Adam Chitwood
David Bowers is in talks to direct “Clifford the Big Red Dog,” an upcoming film based on the classic children’s book first published 50 years ago, according to Universal Pictures. Universal is moving forward with the project without Illumination Entertainment, the studio’s in-house animation company, which was producing the project but has dropped off. Illumination has been Universal’s sole supplier of animated films since 2010, making “Hop,” “The Lorax” and the “Despicable Me” franchise. Yet “Clifford” will be a hybrid like “Hop,” in which the lapine protagonist is animated but other characters are live-action. Also read: Universal’s Turnaround »
- Lucas Shaw
On Thursday evening at the Samuel Goldwyn Theatre in Beverly Hills, the Academy invited movie fans to join in the celebration of the work of this year’s Oscar nominees in the Animated Feature Film category. Although not pictured above, director Tim Burton was on hand for the panel discussion hosted by actor Rob Riggle (Hotel Transylvania, Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax).
The nominees discussed how their films were developed, talked about their creative processes, and presented clips illustrating their techniques. All were adamant in saying that animated films are not cartoons and that there is place for both stop-motion and CGI in the genre.
The Animated Feature Film nominees are:
After interning at Disney, Andrews worked as a story-board artist on several films. »
- Michelle McCue
A Bradford City fan in Australia has taken to the internet in a bid to go to the League Cup final. David Bowers, originally from Bradford but now living in Melbourne, posted a photo to Facebook claiming that if he got one million likes, his wife would let him travel to London to see the match between Bradford and Swansea City on February 24. At the time of writing, Bowers has picked up more than 400,000 likes. Bowers wrote: "I have been a City fan (more) »
- By Lauren Sexton
Chicago – Most former kids can agree that junior high is pure hell. It’s the dividing line between the carefree bliss of elementary school and the budding maturity of high school. Suddenly kids are faced with a decision: either assert their dominance over the weakest of their peers or risk joining them. Become a bully or be bullied. Neither option is enticing.
Jeff Kinney’s “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” book series connected with young readers who related to its awkward protagonist, Greg Heffley, whose misadventures were conveyed through a cheerful amalgamation of journal entries, illustrations and comics. The film adaptations, however, have been more interested in capturing Kinney’s broadly comic sensibility rather than his nuggets of truth. Instead of illuminating the humanity within Kinney’s caricatures, the films exploit their quirks in nauseatingly cynical fashion.
Blu-ray Rating: 1.5/5.0
What laughs are there to be gleaned from a fat kid »
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