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23 years ago today, Disney’s ‘Aladdin’ opened in theaters

25 November 2015 9:00 AM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

23 years ago today, Disney continued its renaissance with the release of “Aladdin,” and Abu, Aladdin, Jasmine, the magic carpet, and the Genie quickly found their way into Disney fans’ hearts. Part of an era for the House of Mouse that’s known as the Disney Renaissance, the movie that showed us a whole new world was released between 1991’s “Beauty and the Beast” and 1994’s “The Lion King.” It was the film that started the trend that continues to this day: Celebrities dominating voice acting in animated films. Before the late Robin Williams lent his winning energy to the Genie, voice acting was almost exclusively in the realm of people specifically trained to provide voices for animated characters. Though our favorite street rat-turned-prince got his name in the title, the Genie is the character audiences really responded to, and that continues today: He’s the most memorable part of the »

- Emily Rome

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Mipcom: Japan’s Wowow Snaps ‘The Player,’ ‘Zoo’

5 October 2015 2:37 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Cannes– Japan’s leading pay TV channel has acquired exclusive Japanese broadcast rights to U.S. hit TV series “The Player” (pictured above) from Sony Pictures Television” and “Zoo” from CBS Studios International.

The Player,” which bowed on NBC in September, will roll out on Wowow in the Spring, while “Zoo,” which kicked off on CBS in June, will start airing later this year.

Penned by John Rogers,”The Player” stars Philip Winchester (“Strike Back”, “Flyboys”, “Camelot”) as Alex Kane, a former FBI agent Alex Kane who becomes a reluctant player in a secret society’s perverse game of chance, where the stakes are measured in criminal acts and human lives.

Charity Wakefield (“The Raven”), Damon Gupton (“Empire”), and Wesley Snipes (“Blade Trilogy”) complete the cast.

Rogers is exec producing with John Davis, John Fox and director Bharat Nalluri. Kung Fu Monkey and Davis Entertainment are producing in association with Sony Pictures Television. »

- Elsa Keslassy

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Zoo: Season Two Renewal for CBS Series

2 October 2015 3:51 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Zoo will return to CBS for a second season. The news broke on Friday morning that the network had decided to bring back the drama for a season set to air next summer. The series stars James WolkKristen ConnollyNonso AnozieNora Arnezeder and Billy Burke.

In a statement shared by Variety, Glenn Geller, president of CBS Entertainment, spoke about the show's renewal.

"Zoo’s thrilling stories clicked with audiences each week during a very competitive summer. We’re excited for viewers to see where our talented writers and cast take them as the adventure continues to unfold during season two in the ultimate fight of man vs. beast."

The series is based on the book by James Patterson, and he also executive produces the series.

During season one, fans saw the group of five try to solve the mystery behind the animals of the »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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‘Zoo’ Renewed: Season 2 to Debut Summer 2016 on CBS

2 October 2015 10:30 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

CBS has ordered another season of “Zoo,” Variety has learned. Season 2 is slated to air in summer 2016.

The renewal comes as no surprise, as the freshman drama ranked as the most-watched new scripted series this past summer.

Based on James Patterson’s 2012 novel of the same name, “Zoo” is a thriller about the wave of violent animal attacks against humans across the planet.

Zoo’s thrilling stories clicked with audiences each week during a very competitive summer,” said Glenn Geller, president of CBS Entertainment. “We’re excited for viewers to see where our talented writers and cast take them as the adventure continues to unfold during season two in the ultimate fight of man vs. beast.”

Starring James WolkKristen ConnollyNonso AnozieNora Arnezeder and Billy Burke, the CBS Television Studios production is exec produced by Patterson, Jeff Pinkner, Josh Appelbaum, Andre Nemec, Scott Rosenberg, Michael Katleman, James Mangold, »

- Elizabeth Wagmeister

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Netflix Acquires Worldwide Rights to ‘Jane the Virgin,’ Two Other Shows

27 September 2015 11:58 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Updated: Netflix has acquired global streaming rights to three TV shows: CW’s popular telenovela “Jane the Virgin,” USA’s upcoming dystopian drama “Colony” and CBS’s sci-fi thriller “Zoo.”

The deals for the shows come less than two weeks after the Los Gatos, Calif.-based company announced the acquisition of exclusive global rights to ABC hit series “How to Get Away with Murder” on Sept. 18.

About “Jane the Virgin” and “Zoo,” both licensed from CBS, Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos said, “Both shows are delightfully entertaining and will find a big audience across the more than 50 countries where Netflix is available.”

Netflix bought rights to “Colony” before it even hit TV: USA is slated to premiere the show Jan. 16, 2016. “We knew from the moment we saw it that ‘Colony’ is the kind of smart serialized drama that Netflix members around the world would love watching,” Sarandos said in a statement. »

- Variety Staff

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‘The Returned’ Star Rhys Ward Joins Billy Burke, Maddie Hasson in ‘Good After Bad’ (Exclusive)

3 September 2015 6:01 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

The Returned” star Rhys Ward has booked a key supporting role alongside Billy Burke, Maddie Hasson and Melora Walters in the indie drama “Good After Bad,” which is being executive produced by Morgan Spurlock, TheWrap has learned. Anne-Marie Hess is writing and directing the film, which Matthew Leutwyler is producing under his Accelerated Matter banner. Spurlock is executive producing via his Warrior Poets banner. Burke and Hasson play Wes Thorne and Shelly Ackerman — two people living in opposite worlds. Shelly’s mother (Walters) is off her medication so her home life is in shambles and she’s being bullied at school. »

- Jeff Sneider

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2015 Portland Film Festival Announces Film Line-up

24 August 2015 4:30 PM, PDT | Cinemaretro.com | See recent CinemaRetro news »

Cinema Retro has received the following press release:

The 2015 Portland Film Festival is Oregon’s largest film event of the year, with 80 narrative and documentary feature films and 134 short films selected out of 3500 Submissions.

This weeklong extravaganza also includes over 75 Master Classes, Two Lifetime Achievement Tributes, and an unprecedented live event featuring Several Thousand Festivalgoers As Extras in a record-setting Zombie Day Event.

Los Angeles – August 13, 2015 – Portland Film Festival announced today the feature film competition programs, opening and closing screenings, music and midnight sections, tribute presentations, northwest, and special screenings for the 2015 Portland Film Festival. The 3rd Annual festival is a weeklong event of 214 screenings of feature length and short films from around the world, red carpet world premieres, tributes to filmmaking legends, more than 50 hours of professional workshops, nightly after-parties and more.

The third annual Portland Film Festival will take place September 1 – 7th, 2015, in Portland, Oregon, at seven venues throughout the city, »

- nospam@example.com (Cinema Retro)

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‘Zoo’ Showrunner on Key Character Shocker: ‘It’s Going to Have Pretty Big Ramifications’

11 August 2015 7:00 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Spoiler Alert: Do not read if you haven’t watched Tuesday’s episode of “Zoo” CBS’s summer sleeper hit “Zoo” got a big wake up in Tuesday’s episode when veterinary pathologist Mitch, played by Billy Burke, thwarts the team’s efforts to discover the reason behind all the recent animal attacks. Mitch sneakily starts negotiating with Reiden Global to give the conglomerate back the mother cell, the crucial piece of evidence the team needs to prove Reiden is behind the strange and increasingly deadly animal behavior. Jeff Pinkner, one of the four showrunners on the CBS drama, told »

- Joe Otterson

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Zoo Sneak Peek: Can You Bear the Dramatic Tension...?

10 August 2015 9:00 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Lions and tigers and now bears? Oh my!

As seen in this sneak peek from CBS’ Zoo (Tuesday, 9/8c), the team this week travels to Paris to search for a group of bears that were being studied for migration habits when their trackers mysteriously (ahem) “went offline.”

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While investigating the occurrence, Chloe (played by Nora Arnezeder) must work with her ex-fiancé (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.‘s Simon Kassianides), a civil engineer who is helping city officials search for the missing bears.

RelatedFall TV First Impression: CBS’ Limitless

Elsewhere, with Jamie (Kristen Connolly) accused of murder, »

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What's New on TV, Netflix, Digital, and DVD/Blu-ray This Week: July 20-26

20 July 2015 5:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

At a loss for what to watch this week? From new DVDs and Blu-rays, to what's streaming on Netflix, we've got you covered.

New Video on Demand, Rental Streaming, and Digital Only

"Insurgent"

Shailene Woodley, Theo James and Kate Winslet return as Tris, Four and The Wicked Witch of Erudite in this sequel to "Divergent," which has its Digital HD premiere on July 21, ahead of the DVD/Blu-ray/On Demand release on August 4. The Digital HD/3-D Blu-ray Combo Pack/Blu-ray include more than four hours of bonus material, including audio commentary with producers Doug Wick and Lucy Fisher; "Insurgent Unlocked: The Ultimate Behind-the-Scenes Access" feature-Length documentary; and five featurettes: "Diverging: Adapting Insurgent to the Screen," "From Divergent to Insurgent," "The Others: Cast and Characters," "The Train Fight Unlocked," and "The Peter Hayes Story."

"Before We Go"

Chris Evans -- aka Captain America -- makes his »

- Gina Carbone

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Comic-Con Day 1: Bill Murray, Bradley Cooper, ‘Hunger Games’ & More

9 July 2015 8:11 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Comic-Con kicked off the 2015 fest with big name stars heading down to San Diego for the first day of the convention on Thursday.

Bill Murray started the morning with a surprise, greeting the cosplay crowds with his first-ever Con appearance, while Bradley Cooper also made an appearance of sorts, saying hello to Ballroom 20 via video from his iPhone in London, during the “Limitless” panel to introduce his new CBS series. Plus, “The Hunger Games” cast whistled in Hall H amongst thousands of fans, “Teen Wolf” was handed a sixth season, Halle Berry cleared up those “Storm” movie rumors and a “Game of Thrones” favorite stopped by “Doctor Who.”

Check out the best quotes from Comic-Con Day 1.

“We started this morning with bagels and then some tequila.” — Bill Murray on his first appearance at Comic-Con

“Some of the best parties I’ve ever been to are with nerds.” — Murray after being »

- Elizabeth Wagmeister

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Zoo Cast: 'We Expect and Hope That You Will' Root for the Animals

9 July 2015 1:06 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

If you find yourself watching CBS’ Zoo and hoping the lions make a meal of anyone in their path, congratulations: You’ve tapped into the new thriller’s central theme.

“We expect and hope that you will” take the animals’ side, star Billy Burke told Michael Ausiello when the cast stopped by TVLine’s Comic-Con suite at the Hard Rock Hotel.

Burke — along with castmates James Wolk, Nora Arnezeder and Kristen Connolly — spilled plenty of scoop about the rest of the season, including the fact that their separate storylines will cross in this coming Tuesday’s episode.

“These are definitely »

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Comic-Con 2015 schedule: Ultimate Guide to TV and Movies, including Star Wars, Game of Thrones, Doctor Who, Hunger Games and more

9 July 2015 2:45 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Comic-Con 2015 has kicked off in San Diego, and below you'll find Digital Spy's mega-guide, listing all of the major movies and TV panels for each day.

Note: All timings are in California's Pacific Standard Time (Pst), for GMT (UK time) add 8 hours. So 12 noon in San Diego will be 8pm in London.

13 things we're most excited about at Comic-Con 2015

Browse our ultimate guide day-by-day:

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Saturday, July 11

Sunday, July 12

Thursday, July 9

Open Road (10.45am local time/6.45pm UK time, Hall H)

Movies Tbc

The Autobiography of James T Kirk (10.45am local time, 6.45pm UK time, Ballroom 20)

William Shatner will read excerpts from this new Star Trek in-world memoir, at a panel moderated by author and former Family Guy exec David Goodman.

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 / The Last Witch Hunter (12pm local time, 8pm UK time, Hall H)

New footage presentation, plus cast and filmmaker »

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Comic-Con 2015: Full Movies and TV schedule for Thursday, July 9 including Hunger Games, Sherlock and Doctor Who

9 July 2015 1:00 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Comic-Con 2015 kicks off today in San Diego, and below you'll find the first of Digital Spy's daily guides, listing all of the major movies and TV panels for Thursday, July 9.

Note: All timings are in Pacific Standard Time.

Open Road (10.45am local time/6.45pm UK time, Hall H)

Movies Tbc

The Autobiography of James T Kirk (10.45am local time, 6.45pm UK time, Ballroom 20)

William Shatner will read excerpts from this new Star Trek in-world memoir, at a panel moderated by author and former Family Guy exec David Goodman.

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 / The Last Witch Hunter (12pm local time, 8pm UK time, Hall H)

New footage presentation, plus cast and filmmaker Q&A sessions (attendees Tbc).

CBS: Extant / Under the Dome / Zoo / Scorpion / Limitless (12pm local time, 8pm UK time, Ballroom 20)

Extant: Sneak preview of the second season, plus Q&A with cast members Halle Berry and Jeffrey Dean Morgan, »

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Zoo TV Review – CBS

8 July 2015 5:59 PM, PDT | AreYouScreening.com | See recent AreYouScreening news »

photo: CBS

At some point, you really start to feel for actors, and I’d give anything if James Wolk could just catch a break that would stick. He’s been on good shows, bad shows, and shows that should have lasted, but he’s never quite managed to rocket to stardom.

I feel for him, because he’s really good, and I wish Lone Star was still on to show off his talents. He’s had breaks, but it’s like he’s cursed, because they just don’t turn into what you’d expect. The starring role in Lone Star didn’t pan out, and neither did the “sidekick” role in The Crazy Ones. He got a 12-episode run on Mad Men, but he didn’t exactly turn into the guy everyone was talking about (although, it didn’t hurt him).

Now, just when you hear that he »

- Marc Eastman

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Zoo: Season One Ratings

1 July 2015 2:33 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

CBS has had ratings success with Under the Dome, a TV show based on a book by Stephen King. Now, they're trying the Zoo series which is based on a James Patterson novel. How will it perform? Will the show be renewed for a second season or, will it be cancelled instead? Stay tuned.

On Zoo, a young zoologist (James Wolk) spends his days running safaris in the wilds of Africa. He begins noticing the strange behavior of the animals and works to figure out the reason for them as the assaults become more cunning, coordinated and ferocious. The rest of the cast includes James Wolk, Kristen Connolly, Billy Burke, Nora Arnezeder and Nonso Anozie.

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Zoo

1 July 2015 2:47 AM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Network: CBS

Episodes: Ongoing (hour)

Seasons: Ongoing

TV show dates: June 30, 2015 -- present

Series status: Has not been cancelled

Performers include: James Wolk, Kristen Connolly, Billy Burke, Nora Arnezeder and Nonso Anozie.

TV show description:      

This dramatic thriller series is based on the James Patterson novel of the same name. It revolves around a wave of violent animal attacks against humans that is sweeping the planet.

Jackson Oz (James Wolk) is a young, renegade American zoologist who spends his days running safaris in the wilds of Africa. He begins noticing the strange behavior of the animals and works to figure out the reason for them. As the assaults become more cunning, coordinated and ferocious, he is thrust into the race to unlock the mystery of the pandemic before there's no place left »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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Zoo Premiere Recap: Purr-fect Summer Treat or Total Cat-tastrophe?

30 June 2015 6:56 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

In the rundown of “Wait! What?!” questions raised by the premiere episode of CBS’ new summer thriller, Zoo, “Why are lions waging an organized war against humans?” barely cracks the Top 5.

For starters, after seeing his best friend seemingly mauled to death by a lion in the back of a van, how come handsome safari guide Jackson Oz (The Crazy OnesJames Wolk) isn’t a blubbering, wild-eyed mess, but instead apologizing for the quality of the coffee he’s serving to a pretty/traumatized Frenchwoman?

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Sky1 picks up CBS series Zoo starring James Wolk

30 June 2015 4:11 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

CBS series Zoo has been picked up by Sky1.

The channel secured the rights to air the first 13 episodes of the summer event series starring James Wolk, reports Broadcast.

Based on James Patterson's best-selling book of the same name, Zoo follows a biologist (Wolk) investigating a number of violent animal attacks on humans.

Patterson is involved as executive producer, along with Fringe's Jeff Pinkner and Scott Rosenberg from ABC's Life on Mars.

Billy Burke, Kristen Connolly, Nora Arnezeder and Nonso Anozie also feature in the cast. Geoff Stults and Carl Lumbly recur.

Zoo is launching tonight (Tuesday, June 30) in the Us. »

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Collider Weekly TV Guide: Scream, Mr. Robot, Penny Dreadful Finale and More

29 June 2015 9:44 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

The Collider Weekly TV Guide is a rundown of notable episodes, premieres, returns, finales, and opportunities to catch up on great shows (or cast an eye to the occasional TV train wreck). Check out our picks for the week of June 29th: Monday 6/29 UnReal, “Truth” (Lifetime, 10 p.m.) — The very bingeable series starring Shiri Appleby heads to Mississippi in its latest episode for Faith’s (Breeda Wool) hometown date with Adam (Freddie Stroma). There, Rachel (Appleby) once again must call upon Adam to make the right choice instead of what he’s being set up for by Quinn (Constance Zimmer) to ensure good ratings for the show. Tuesday 6/30 [caption id="attachment_469763" align="alignright" width="350"] Image via MTV[/caption] Scream Series Premiere, “Pilot” (MTV, 10 p.m.) — What’s old is new again; a TV series based on the 1996 movie kicks off with the murder of a high school student in a small town. The series stars Willa Fitzgerald, »

- Allison Keene

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