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11 items from 2014


Emily S. Whitten: Bill Farmer Is Goofy!

21 October 2014 7:05 AM, PDT | Comicmix.com | See recent Comicmix news »

Bill Farmer, possibly best known to most of us as the voice of Disney’s Goofy for the past twenty-seven years, is an amazing talent, a hilarious person and an all-around nice guy. Bill, who was named a Disney Legend in 2009, and in 2011 was the first voice actor to receive the prestigious Friz Freleng Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in Animation, began his career as a radio DJ and stand-up comedian before landing the role of Goofy in 1987. He has gone on to voice a myriad of other well-known characters as well, including Disney characters such as Pluto, Horace Horsecollar, and Doc.

Bill’s also voiced Looney Tunes characters such as Yosemite Sam, Sylvester, and Foghorn Leghorn, and other fun and memorable roles such as Secret Squirrel in Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law, Stinkie in Casper: A Spirited Beginning and Casper Meets Wendy, Willie Bear in Horton Hears a Who! »

- Emily S. Whitten

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New on DVD Blu-ray August 12: 'Locke,' 'The Blacklist,' 'Bedknobs and Broomsticks'

11 August 2014 12:00 PM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Moviefone's Top DVD of the Week

"Locke"

What's It About? Tom Hardy stars as a construction foreman who's driving to London to attend the birth of his child. You really shouldn't have stressful conversations on your cell while driving, but Ivan (Hardy) doesn't care. He has to make sure his big job tomorrow goes as planned, confess to his wife that he cheated on her with a co-worker, and coaching the aforementioned co-worker through the premature birth of their baby. Yikes.

Why We're In: Hardy is more than capable of commanding the screen for the entirety of the movie. Although you hear other characters' voices, it's all Hardy, all the time. Who could argue with that?

Moviefone's Top Blu-ray of the Week

"Love Streams" (Criterion)

What's It About? John Cassavetes and real-life wife Gena Rowlands star as siblings who turn to each other for support after being left by everyone else in their lives. »

- Jenni Miller

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MGM to make new live-action/animation 'Pink Panther' movie

1 April 2014 2:09 AM, PDT | RealBollywood.com | See recent RealBollywood news »

Washington, April 1: MGM will be making a new 'Pink Panther' movie, a live-action/animated fusion, which will have the essence of the original cartoons by Friz Freleng and David De Patie, along with Blake Edwards' films.

According to Deadline.com, MGM's president Jonathan Glickman said that they were proud to re-introduce 'Pink Panther' to a brand new generation in such a fresh way.

The film, which will be helmed by 'Monsters Inc' director David Silverman, will be produced by Walter Mirisch, executive producer of the original movies and TV series, along with Julie Andrews. (Ani) »

- Abhijeet Sen

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MGM announces a live-action/CG hybrid Pink Panther movie

31 March 2014 11:19 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

MGM has announced that it is working on a new Pink Panther movie, although rather than following the adventures of Inspector Clouseau, it "will harken back to the tone shared by the original Friz Freleng and David De Patie cartoons as well as that of Blake Edwards’ films" with a live-action / CG animated hybrid from director David Silverman (The Simpsons Movie, Monsters, Inc.).

“I am proud that the Pink Panther– both the feature films and the great library of cartoons created by David De Patie and Friz Freleng that sprang from it– continues to be one of the brightest jewels in the crown of Mirisch films. Now, for the first time, the live action franchise will be united with the world- famous cartoon character in a new hybrid feature film. I am excited by our concept and I look forward to an outstanding movie entertainment,” said Walter Mirisch, who will »

- Gary Collinson

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MGM Announces Hybrid Animation And Live-Action Pink Panther Film

31 March 2014 5:35 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

MGM is developing for production a full-length hybrid animation and live-action feature film based on the animated Pink Panther character, it was announced today by Gary Barber, chairman and CEO of MGM and Jonathan Glickman, president of the studio’s motion picture group.

Walter Mirisch, executive producer of the original “Pink Panther” films and television series will serve as the producer of the new film, along with Academy Award®-winning actress, Julie Andrews, wife of the late director Blake Edwards.

David Silverman (“The Simpsons Movie,” “Monsters, Inc”) will direct. The Pink Panther character originated a remarkable fifty years ago.

The new caper film will focus on the Pink Panther character, rather than Inspector Clouseau, and will harken back to the tone shared by the original Friz Freleng and David De Patie cartoons as well as that of Blake Edwards’ films.

“We are incredibly proud to re-introduce the Pink Panther to »

- Michelle McCue

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MGM Announces 'Pink Panther' Reboot with 'Simpsons' Director

31 March 2014 2:41 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) is developing for production a full-length hybrid animation and live-action feature film based on the animated Pink Panther character, it was announced today by Gary Barber, chairman and CEO of MGM and Jonathan Glickman, president of the studio's motion picture group. Walter Mirisch, executive producer of the original Pink Panther films and television series will serve as the producer of the new film, along with Academy Award-winning actress, Julie Andrews, wife of the late director Blake Edwards. David Silverman (The Simpsons Movie, Monsters Inc.) will direct. The Pink Panther character originated a remarkable fifty years ago.

The new caper film will focus on the Pink Panther character, rather than Inspector Clouseau, and will harken back to the tone shared by the original Friz Freleng and David H. DePatie cartoons as well as that of Blake Edwards' films.

Here's what MGM president Jonathan Glickman had to say in the following statement. »

- MovieWeb

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MGM plans 'Pink Panther' reboot with 'Simpsons' director

31 March 2014 2:34 PM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

The Pink Panther is coming (back) to the big screen.

MGM announced Monday it planned to reboot the franchise in a live-action/animation hybrid, focusing on the rosy-colored cat who soft-shoed his way through the intros to most of the films, rather than on the aloof Inspector Clouseau. They’ve tapped The Simpsons Movie director David Silverman to helm the project.

Based on Friz Freleng and David De Patie’s cartoons, the Pink Panther’s 11-feature film cinematic history has spanned five decades — made iconic by the collaboration between director Blake Edwards and star Peter Sellers, who portrayed Clouseau. MGM »

- Lindsey Bahr

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New ‘Pink Panther’ Movie Features an Animated Cat, Not Clouseau

31 March 2014 2:00 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

There’s a new Pink Panther movie on the way, but it won’t feature yet another character related to or inspired by Peter Sellers’ bumbling Inspector Clouseau. The original series of caper comedy films opened with animated title sequences featuring a quirky pink panther… and those openings spawned a series of cartoon shorts by Friz Freleng and David De […]

The post New ‘Pink Panther’ Movie Features an Animated Cat, Not Clouseau appeared first on /Film. »

- Russ Fischer

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Animated/Live Action ‘Pink Panther’ Film In The Works, Will Focus On Cartoon Character, Not Inspector Clouseau

31 March 2014 1:32 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

MGM got a lot of mileage out of Blake Edwards’ “Pink Panther” series. Five films with Peter Sellers (including a 6th after his death with unused footage and stand-ins to help complete it), one with Alan Arkin, two one-offs with Roger Moore and Roberto Benigni and a rebooted series in the aughts with Steve Martin. Adjusted for inflation, the movies made a collected $875 million worldwide. But what about the signature cartoon Pink Panther himself? It was a cartoon in the ‘70s, but not fully exploited on the big screen. Hmmm… we smell a new franchise. Hybrid animation, live-action is all the rage these days (though “The Smurfs 3” is apparently just going back to straight animation) and MGM announced today that a hybrid animation/live-action version of “The Pink Panther” is in the works and this new caper film will focus on the Pink Panther character, rather than Inspector Clouseau. The »

- Edward Davis

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MGM Taps ‘Simpsons’ Director to Helm Rebooted ‘Pink Panther’ Movie

31 March 2014 1:29 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

MGM’s is looking to reboot “The Pink Panther,” tapping David Silverman to helm the live-action/animated hybrid pic.

This pic will not focus the famous Inspector Jacques Clouseau played by Peter Sellers and later by Roberto Benigni and Steve Martin, but rather on the animated panther that appeared in the opening credits and eventually had its own animated show.

Next to James Bond, “The Pink Panther” movie franchise is one of the longest-running series, with 11 films spanning five decades. The films have won two Academy Awards, two Golden Globe Awards and a Grammy for the Henry Mancini theme.

The story will harken back to the tone of the original Friz Freleng and David De Patie cartoons as well the Blake Edwards films that Sellers appeared in.

Walter Mirisch will produce along with Julie Andrews, widow of Edwards, who directed seven of the films.

Longtime “Simpsons” director-producer Silverman is repped »

- Justin Kroll

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The Pink Panther to Return as Live-Action/CG Hybrid Feature

31 March 2014 | Comingsoon.net | See recent Comingsoon.net news »

MGM is developing for production a full-length hybrid animation and live-action feature film based on the animated The Pink Panther character. The news was announced today by Gary Barber, chairman and CEO of MGM and Jonathan Glickman, president of the studio's motion picture group. Walter Mirisch, executive producer of the original "Pink Panther" films and television series will serve as the producer of the new film, along with Academy Award-winning actress, Julie Andrews, wife of the late director Blake Edwards. David Silverman ( The Simpsons Movie , Monsters, Inc. ) will direct. The new caper film will focus on the Pink Panther character, rather than Inspector Clouseau, and will harken back to the tone shared by the original Friz Freleng and David De Patie »

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