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Joseph Gordon-Levitt to head to ‘Fraggle Rock’ as a star and producer

Have you ever wanted to watch Joseph Gordon-Levitt to sing and dance with a host of Jim Henson creations? Because if that was some weird dream of yours, you hit the nail right on the head, and could probably be a studio executive with that kind of mind.

Variety reported on Thursday that Gordon-Levitt will produce and star in a live-action Fraggle Rock movie. The site adds that the bigscreen adaptation of the musical puppet series created by the late Jim Henson has been in the works for nearly a decade, but the attachment of Gordon-Levitt constitutes a major boost.

Fraggle Rock debuted on TV in 1983 as a co-production by British TV company Television South, the Canadian Broadcasting Corp., HBO and Henson Associates. It centered on the adventures of cave-dwelling creatures called Fraggles who have to deal with the industrious Doozers and furry giants called Gorgs.

Henson’s oldest son,
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Escape from Planet Earth Blu-ray and DVD Arrive June 4th

Escape from Planet Earth Blu-ray and DVD Arrive June 4th
Anchor Bay Entertainment and The Weinstein Company announced the Blu-ray and DVD release of the family film Escape from Planet Earth. This fantastic, comedy- adventure crosses all galaxies to entertain the entire family with an all-star vocal cast including Jessica Alba, Sarah Jessica Parker, Jessica Alba, William Shatner, George Lopez, Craig Robinson, Sof&#237a Vergara, Jane Lynch, Steve Zahn, Chris Parnell, Brendan Fraser, Rob Corddry and Ricky Gervais.

In Escape from Planet Earth, Planet Baab's most celebrated space traveler, Scorch Supernova (voiced by Brendan Fraser), is a global hero whose interplanetary exploits are televised for the enjoyment of his ardent fans. With the help of his brainy brother Gary (Rob Corddry), head Basa Mission Control, Scorch has become a legend, winning the love of beautiful television reporter Gabby Babblebrock (Sof&#237a Vergara) and the devotion of Gary's hero-worshipping son Kip (Jonathan Morgan Heit).

When Basa's no-nonsense chief, Lena (Jessica Alba
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Weinstein Co. Settles $50 Million 'Escape from Planet Earth' Lawsuit

Weinstein Co. Settles $50 Million 'Escape from Planet Earth' Lawsuit
The Weinstein Company has resolved a high-profile lawsuit that was particularly nasty. The lawsuit came from writer-director Tony Leech and film producer Brian Inerfeld who alleged that their work on the animation film Escape From Planet Earth was botched. The plaintiffs brought the lawsuit on the eve of the of the 2011 Oscars, alleging $50 million in damages from "two out-of-control movie executives... who sabotaged what should have been a highly profitable movie through a potent combination of hubris, incompetence, profligate spending, and contempt for contractual obligations."

What's more, Leech and Inerfeld cast Harvey and Bob Weinstein in the complaint filed in New York Supreme Court as "a real life version of Bialystock & Bloom" and accused the pair of paying them $500,000 in "hush money"

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Escape From Planet Earth exclusive clip

Weinstein Co's has a new exclusive clip from Escape from Planet Earth with the voice talents of Brendan Fraser, Sarah Jessica Parker, Jessica Alba, Jane Lynch, Craig Robinson, William Shatner, George Lopez, Sofia Vergara and Rob Corddry. Tony Leech, Cory Edwards, Cal Brunker and Bob Barlen script the film helmed by Brunker which opens in theaters on February 14th, Luke Carroll and Catherine Winder produce. The 3D animated family comedy catapults moviegoers to planet Baab where admired astronaut Scorch Supernova (Brendan Fraser) is a national hero to the blue alien population. A master of daring rescues, Scorch pulls off astonishing feats with the quiet aid of his nerdy, by-the-rules brother, Gary (Rob Corddry), head of mission control at Basa. When Basa’s
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Escape From Planet Earth exclusive clip

Weinstein Co's has a new exclusive clip from Escape from Planet Earth with the voice talents of Brendan Fraser, Sarah Jessica Parker, Jessica Alba, Jane Lynch, Craig Robinson, William Shatner, George Lopez, Sofia Vergara and Rob Corddry. Tony Leech, Cory Edwards, Cal Brunker and Bob Barlen script the film helmed by Brunker which opens in theaters on February 14th, Luke Carroll and Catherine Winder produce. The 3D animated family comedy catapults moviegoers to planet Baab where admired astronaut Scorch Supernova (Brendan Fraser) is a national hero to the blue alien population. A master of daring rescues, Scorch pulls off astonishing feats with the quiet aid of his nerdy, by-the-rules brother, Gary (Rob Corddry), head of mission control at Basa. When Basa’s
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Escape from Planet Earth - New Clips for the Animated Sci-Fi Adventure

Weinstein Co's released new clips from Escape from Planet Earth, featuring the voice talents of Brendan Fraser, Sarah Jessica Parker, Jessica Alba, Jane Lynch, Craig Robinson, William Shatner, George Lopez, Sofia Vergara and Rob Corddry. Cal Brunker directs from the script by Tony Leech, Cory Edwards, Cal Brunker and Bob Barlen. Escape from Planet Earth opens in theaters on February 14th, and is produced by Luke Carroll and Catherine Winder. The 3D animated family comedy catapults moviegoers to planet Baab where admired astronaut Scorch Supernova (Brendan Fraser) is a national hero to the blue alien population. A master of daring rescues, Scorch pulls off astonishing feats with the quiet aid of his nerdy, by-the-rules brother, Gary (Rob Corddry), head of mission control at Basa. When Basa’s no-nonsense chief Lena
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Escape from Planet Earth - New Clips for the Animated Sci-Fi Adventure

Weinstein Co's released new clips from Escape from Planet Earth, featuring the voice talents of Brendan Fraser, Sarah Jessica Parker, Jessica Alba, Jane Lynch, Craig Robinson, William Shatner, George Lopez, Sofia Vergara and Rob Corddry. Cal Brunker directs from the script by Tony Leech, Cory Edwards, Cal Brunker and Bob Barlen. Escape from Planet Earth opens in theaters on February 14th, and is produced by Luke Carroll and Catherine Winder. The 3D animated family comedy catapults moviegoers to planet Baab where admired astronaut Scorch Supernova (Brendan Fraser) is a national hero to the blue alien population. A master of daring rescues, Scorch pulls off astonishing feats with the quiet aid of his nerdy, by-the-rules brother, Gary (Rob Corddry), head of mission control at Basa. When Basa’s no-nonsense chief Lena
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Weinstein Co. Financiers Get Out of 'Escape From Planet Earth' Lawsuit (Exclusive)

Weinstein Co. Financiers Get Out of 'Escape From Planet Earth' Lawsuit (Exclusive)
A financing entity that put up money for the animation film Escape From Planet Earth, from The Weinstein Co., has made its own escape from a nasty $50 million lawsuit. Writer-director Tony Leech and film producer Brian Inerfeld filed the lawsuit against TWC on the eve of the 2011 Oscars, alleging that Harvey and Bob Weinstein were "two out-of-control movie executives ... who sabotaged what should have been a highly profitable movie through a potent combination of hubris, incompetence, profligate spending and contempt for contractual obligations." The plaintiffs, who were subsequently labeled by TWC's attorneys as "vindictive

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Escape From Planet Earth adds 7 new character posters

Escape from Planet Earth has added a buffet of character posters for the animated sci-fi film which features the voice talents of Brendan Fraser, Sarah Jessica Parker and Jessica Alba, Jane Lynch, Craig Robinson, William Shatner, George Lopez, Sofia Vergara and Rob Corddry. Cal Brunker helms from the writing by Tony Leech, Cory Edwards, Bob Barlen and Brunke with a release date of February 14th, 2013, aimed at parents and kids over the Valentine's Day window. The 3D animated family comedy catapults moviegoers to planet Baab where admired astronaut Scorch Supernova (Brendan Fraser) is a national hero to the blue alien population. A master of daring rescues, Scorch pulls off astonishing feats with the quiet aid of his nerdy, by-the-rules brother, Gary (Rob Corddry), head of mission control at Basa. When Basa’s no-nonsense chief Lena (Jessica Alba) informs the brothers of an Sos from a notoriously dangerous planet, Scorch rejects
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Escape From Planet Earth adds 7 new character posters

Escape from Planet Earth has added a buffet of character posters for the animated sci-fi film which features the voice talents of Brendan Fraser, Sarah Jessica Parker and Jessica Alba, Jane Lynch, Craig Robinson, William Shatner, George Lopez, Sofia Vergara and Rob Corddry. Cal Brunker helms from the writing by Tony Leech, Cory Edwards, Bob Barlen and Brunke with a release date of February 14th, 2013, aimed at parents and kids over the Valentine's Day window. The 3D animated family comedy catapults moviegoers to planet Baab where admired astronaut Scorch Supernova (Brendan Fraser) is a national hero to the blue alien population. A master of daring rescues, Scorch pulls off astonishing feats with the quiet aid of his nerdy, by-the-rules brother, Gary (Rob Corddry), head of mission control at Basa. When Basa’s no-nonsense chief Lena (Jessica Alba) informs the brothers of an Sos from a notoriously dangerous planet, Scorch rejects
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Loudest, Slimiest, Coolest TV Spots For Escape From Planet Earth!

Loudest, slimiest and coolest blue guys are here to present the upcoming 3D computer animated film Escape From Planet Earth, which opens next month! In other words – we have two completely new TV spots for the hilarious comedy that will catapult us all to planet Baab where we’ll meet a national hero to the blue alien population – astronaut Scorch Supernova and his friends!

Directed by Cal Brunker, who also co-wrote the script with Bob Barlen, Tony Leech and Cory Edwards, the movie centers on Scorch Supernova, a beefcake space hero who defends his planet, Beeb, against the nefarious villain Shanker.

Escape From Planet Earth features voices of Brendan Fraser, Rob Corddry, Jessica Alba, James Gandolfini and Sarah Jessica Parker, and as we said – The Weinstein Company will release the movie on February 14th, 2013.

A master of daring rescues, Scorch pulls off astonishing feats with the quiet aid of his nerdy,
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First TV Spots for TWC’s Escape from Planet Earth

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The Weinstein Company returns to the world of animation next month to bring us Escape from Planet Earth, the animated adventure-comedy that should be fun for all the family.

We caught the first trailer back in November last year, and with its Valentine’s Day release fast approaching, the studio have released the first two TV spots.

Escape From Planet Earth, a CG-animated comedy, will be in theaters on February 14, 2013.

In Escape From Planet Earth astronaut Scorch Supernova finds himself caught in a trap when he responds to an Sos from a notoriously dangerous alien planet.”

The voice cast is made up of a pretty impressive ensemble, headed by Brendan Fraser, Craig Robinson, Jessica Alba, Sarah Jessica Parker, William Shatner, George Lopez, Jane Lynch, Sofía Vergara, and Rob Corddry.

Cal Brunker is making his feature directorial debut, having worked as an artist on films as big as Despicable Me, Horton Hears a Who!
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New Poster For ‘Escape From Planet Earth’

Last month we gave you the trailer for Escape From Planet Earth, the latest film from writers Cory Edwards and Tony Leech, the guys behind the surprisingly brilliant Hoodwinked. Cal Brunker is in the director’s chair, making this his first feature length theatrical film as director. He has previously worked in the art department on the likes of Despicable Me and Ice Age: Continental Drift. Escape From Planet Earth follows a group of aliens placed in Area 51 who set out to get off the planet. The latest poster promises a wide-range of characters with some distinctive looks. Hopefully this will be a charming and funny film, as the premise certainly sets up an interesting idea of humans as the villains.

Escape From Planet Earth is released 14th February 2013 in the Us. It stars Brendan Fraser, Sarah Jessica Parker, Jessica Alba, Craig Robinson, Jane Lynch, James Gandolfini, and Rob Corddry.
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Escape From Planet Earth movie poster 2 - "Earth's Biggest Secrets Are About to Break Out!"

Escape from Planet Earth which features the voice talents of Brendan Fraser, Sarah Jessica Parker and Jessica Alba, has a second poster. Also in the voice cast of the animated family sci-fi comedy/adventure from Weinstein Co., are Jane Lynch, Craig Robinson, William Shatner, George Lopez, Sofia Vergara and Rob Corddry. Cal Brunker directs from a script by Tony Leech, Cory Edwards, Bob Barlen and Brunker. The film opens in theaters from February 14th, 2013, offering an option for parents wishing to spend Valentine's Day at the movies with their kids. From what I've seen in the first trailer, it looks way better than I would have thought after seeing the initial poster. I'll be taking my children to this one. The 3D animated family comedy catapults moviegoers to planet Baab where admired astronaut Scorch Supernova (Brendan Fraser) is a national hero to the blue alien population. A master of daring rescues,
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Escape From Planet Earth movie poster 2 - "Earth's Biggest Secrets Are About to Break Out!"

Escape from Planet Earth which features the voice talents of Brendan Fraser, Sarah Jessica Parker and Jessica Alba, has a second poster. Also in the voice cast of the animated family sci-fi comedy/adventure from Weinstein Co., are Jane Lynch, Craig Robinson, William Shatner, George Lopez, Sofia Vergara and Rob Corddry. Cal Brunker directs from a script by Tony Leech, Cory Edwards, Bob Barlen and Brunker. The film opens in theaters from February 14th, 2013, offering an option for parents wishing to spend Valentine's Day at the movies with their kids. From what I've seen in the first trailer, it looks way better than I would have thought after seeing the initial poster. I'll be taking my children to this one. The 3D animated family comedy catapults moviegoers to planet Baab where admired astronaut Scorch Supernova (Brendan Fraser) is a national hero to the blue alien population. A master of daring rescues,
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First Trailer for Escape from Planet Earth

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With an all-star voice cast led by Brendan Fraser, Rob Corddry, James Gandolfini, and Jessica Alba, Escape from Planet Earth is shaping up to be a promising animated adventure-comedy in the New Year.

Due out on Valentine’s Day in the Us, the first trailer has debuted over at Yahoo Movies, giving us our first good look at the film and its animated characters.

“Astronaut Scorch Supernova finds himself caught in a trap when he responds to an Sos from a notoriously dangerous alien planet.”

Cal Brunker is making his feature directorial debut, having worked as an artist on films as big as Despicable Me, Horton Hears a Who!, and 9, with the script penned by Cory Edwards and Tony Leech (Hoodwinked!).

Sarah Jessica Parker, Jane Lynch, and the ever-brilliant Craig Robinson complete the cast nicely, making for a great ensemble for the voices.

The film will be facing some tough competition at the box office,
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Court orders Weinstein Co. to screen 'Escape From Planet Earth'

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Court orders Weinstein Co. to screen 'Escape From Planet Earth'
The Weinstein Company will host a private screening of their upcoming animated film "Escape From Planet Earth" for a very select audience. The revelation came in New York Supreme Court documents related to an ongoing and highly contentious legal battle that pits Weinstein against filmmaking duo Brian Inerfeld and Tony Leech, who were originally involved with "Escape" as producer and writer-director respectively. The screening has been mandated by the court so that Inerfeld and Leech can view the work-in-progress version of the film, reportedly to resolve credit disputes. "Escape" has been the subject of a flurry of lawsuits and allegations this...
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'Escape From Planet Earth' Lawsuit Presses Forward Against the Weinstein Company

The contentious legal saga behind the upcoming release of animated feature Escape from Planet Earth has taken another turn. THR reports that Bob and Harvey Weinstein will now host a private screening of the film for the men suing them, Brian Inerfeld and Tony Leech. If all goes well, perhaps the $50 million dollar lawsuit at the heart of the case can be settled without any more acrimony. The animated feature, which is about an alien prison break, languished in development hell for years. Inerfeld and Leech, the plaintiffs, claim this is because the Weinsteins are “two out-of-control movie executives ... who sabotaged what should have been a highly profitable movie through a potent combination of hubris, incompetence, profligate spending and contempt for contractual...

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Weinstein Co.'s 'Escape From Planet Earth' Gets Secret Screening as Part of Settlement Talks

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Weinstein Co.'s 'Escape From Planet Earth' Gets Secret Screening as Part of Settlement Talks
The long-delayed Weinstein Company film "Escape From Planet Earth" will finally hit the screen. Although you won't be able to see it. The animated film, which sparked a $50 million lawsuit from the films' former writer/director Tony Leech and producer Brian Inerfeld more than a year ago, will be privately screened for the pair, as part of ongoing settlement discussions over the suit. Also read: Weinstein Sued Over "Escape From Planet Earth," Plans to Countersue The order granting the private screening, signed by Judge Paul G. Feinman of New York Supreme Court. adds
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Weinstein Co. Holds Confidential Movie Screening in $50M Legal Dispute (Exclusive)

Weinstein Co. Holds Confidential Movie Screening in $50M Legal Dispute (Exclusive)
Harvey and Bob Weinstein have hosted a number of movie screenings in their career, but perhaps none like the private screening about to be held for Escape From Planet Earth. The animated film is about an alien prison break, originally from writer-director Tony Leech and film producer Brian Inerfeld. For several years, the movie has been in development hell, triggering a vicious lawsuit from Leech and Inerfeld on the eve of the 2011 Oscars, just as the Weinsteins were about to win best picture for The King's Speech. The $50 million lawsuit claimed that the Weinsteins were "two out-

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