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"Disney's A Christmas Carol" Looks to Top Box Office! Watch My Movie Review

5 November 2009 8:16 PM, PST | Manny the Movie Guy | See recent Manny the Movie Guy news »

Do I look festive enough? :happy

"Disney's A Christmas Carol" spread Holiday cheer a wee bit early. And it's looking to conquer the box-office this weekend over Warner Bros.' "The Box" and Universal's "The Fourth Kind."

Read my newspaper review of "A Christmas Carol" right here, otherwise, check out my TV review, and, um, have a Merry Christmas! :happy

Here's more info about "Disney's A Christmas Carol" from Yahoo:

Cast and Credits

Starring: Jim Carrey, Gary Oldman, Bob Hoskins, Colin Firth, Robin Wright Penn

Directed by: Robert Zemeckis

Produced by: Robert Zemeckis, Jack Rapke, Steve Starkey

Ebenezer Scrooge begins the Christmas holiday with his usual miserly contempt, barking at his faithful clerk and his cheery nephew. But when the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Yet to Come take him on an eye-opening journey revealing truths Old Scrooge is reluctant to face, he must open his heart to undo »

- Manny

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48 images from the world premiere of A Christmas Carol

4 November 2009 3:41 AM, PST | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

Check out forty eight pics from the World Premiere of Disney's "A Christmas Carol," starring Jim Carrey, Gary Oldman, Robin Wright Penn, Colin Firth, Cary Elwes, Molly C. Quinn, Fionnula Flanagan, Bob Hoskins, Daryl Sebara, Sammi Hanratty, Fay Masterson and Lesley Manville. Directed By: Robert Zemeckis Written By: Robert Zemeckis based on the story by Charles Dickens Produced By: Jack Rapke, Steve Starkey, Robert Zemeckis Plot: Disney’S A Christmas Carol, a multi-sensory thrill ride re-envisioned by Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Robert Zemeckis, captures the fantastical essence of the classic Dickens tale in a groundbreaking 3D motion picture event. Ebenezer Scrooge (Jim Carrey) begins the Christmas holiday with his usual miserly contempt, barking at his faithful clerk (Gary Oldman) and his cheery nephew (Colin Firth). But when the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Yet to Come take him on an eye-opening journey revealing truths Old Scrooge is reluctant to face, »

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Ann Peacock Adapting Eoin Colfer's 'Airman'

23 October 2009 12:29 AM, PDT | IFTN | See recent IFTN news »

Emmy winning screenwriter Ann Peacock (The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe) will pen the big screen adaptation of 'Airman', a novel from bestselling Irish author Eoin Colfer. With an estimated worth of $150million, the motion-capture project is backed by Disney and Robert Zemeckis' ImageMovers, the movie is to be directed by Gil Kenan (City of Ember, Monster House) and will be produced by Jack Rapke (Beowolf), Steve Starkey (Matchstick Men) and Robert Zemeckis (Gothika). »

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Disney soars with 'Airman'

20 October 2009 11:12 AM, PDT | Monsters and Critics | See recent Monsters and Critics news »

Ann Peacock will write the adaptation of the novel "Airman" for Disney and Robert Zemeckis' ImageMovers.According to Variety, Gil Kenan is directing and Zemeckis, Jack Rapke and Steve Starkey are producing the $150 million motion-capture fantasy adventure through their ImageMovers production company.Based on a book by Eoin Colfer, the story focuses on Conor, a boy who lives on an island off the coast of Ireland, where his father is the king's bodyguard. When the king is murdered, Conor is blamed for the crime and thrown into prison where he passes the time designing a one-man, gas-propelled airplane that he will use to save his family.Peacock is best known for writing the adaptation of "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the »

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Peacock To Pen $150M Airman

20 October 2009 4:24 AM, PDT | Screenrush | See recent Screenrush news »

Ann Peacock has signed on with Disney and Robert Zemeckis' Imagemovers to pen an adaptation of the novel Airman. Zemeckis, Jack Rapke and Steve Starkey will produce the $150M motion-capture film.

Motion-capture, the process of recording and translating movement onto a digital model, is a technique that Zemeckis has grown very fond of, using the it extensively on The Polar Express, Beowulf and the upcoming A Christmas Carol, where Jim Carrey will be digitally transformed into four different characters.

Airman will be directed by Gil Kenan. It is based on a fantasy adventure storybook by Eoin Colfer, following a boy called Connor, the son of the king's bodyguard who lives on an island of the cost of Ireland. One day when the King is murdered, Connor is blamed and thrown into prison where he spends his time in solitude designing magnificent flying machines that will one day save his family. »

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'Narnia's' Ann Peacock to Pen 'Airman'

19 October 2009 9:30 PM, PDT | CinemaSpy | See recent CinemaSpy news »

Screenwriter Ann Peacock — who penned The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe — has been tapped to write the script for Airman on behalf of Disney and Robert Zemeckis' ImageMovers.

According to Variety, Gil Kenan is directing and Zemeckis, Jack Rapke and Steve Starkey are producing the $150M motion-capture fantasy adventure through their ImageMovers.

Based on the book by Eoin Colfer, the swashbuckling scientific story centers on Conor Broekhart, a young man born in a hot air balloon to a family close to the king who has a penchant for looking to the skies for inspiration.

After his tutor and king are murdered, Broekhart spends two years in prison, escapes and must decide whether to should turn his back on those who abandoned him or fight those who plot to overthrow the government. »

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Narnia 's Peacock Penning $150 Million Airman

19 October 2009 | Comingsoon.net | See recent Comingsoon.net news »

Screenwriter Ann Peacock ( The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe ) will pen Airman for Disney and Robert Zemeckis' ImageMovers, reports Variety . Gil Kenan is directing and Zemeckis, Jack Rapke and Steve Starkey are producing the $150 million motion-capture fantasy adventure through their ImageMovers. Based on the book by Eoin Colfer, the swashbuckling scientific story centers on Conor Broekhart, a young man born in a hot air balloon to a family close to the king who has a penchant for looking to the skies for inspiration. After his tutor and king are murdered, Broekhart spends two years in prison, escapes and must decide whether to should turn his back on those who abandoned him or fight those who plot to overthrow the government. »

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Hugh Jackman May Join Robot Boxing Movie Real Steel

1 October 2009 4:59 AM, PDT | Reelzchannel.com | See recent ReelzChannel news »

Actor Hugh Jackman is currently in negotiations to appear in the latest movie by director Shawn Levy (Night at the Museum).

Real Steel takes place in a near-future world where human boxers have been replaced by robot fighters. Jackman would play an ex-fighter who becomes a Robot Boxing promoter and discovers a junked robot that simply can't lose in the ring. Jackman's character climbs his way to the top of the Robot Boxing circuit while getting acquainted with a 13-year-old son that he never knew he had.

The original Dan Gilroy Real Steel script has been rewritten twice, first by Les Bohem and then by John Gatins. Levy will produce with Angry FilmsDon Murphy and Susan Montford. Steven Spielberg will executive produce, with ImageMovers' Robert Zemeckis, Jack Rapke, and Steve Starkey.

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Hugh Jackman In Talks For Real Steel

1 October 2009 3:48 AM, PDT | SciFiCool.com | See recent SciFiCool.com news »

Mr. Wolverine himself is in “talks” for the film “Real Steel”, with a script based on a short story by Richard Matheson, about the day human hand to hand combat for sport is outlawed and robots are put into use to entertain us gladiator style. Hugh plays a guy down on his luck who can only afford cheap robots but by chance discovers an old robot in a junkpile that still has that old brushed metallic magic. Dreamsworks is putting it together with Shawn Levy directing and writing alongside John Gatins. Producing will be Steven Spielberg, Robert Zemeckis, Jack Rapke and Steve Starkey. Thanks Variety. »

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A Christmas Carol - New posters from the Robert Zemeckis animation starring Jim Carrey.

23 September 2009 12:47 AM, PDT | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

There are several new posters available for Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures' "A Christmas Carol," starring Jim Carrey, Gary Oldman, Robin Wright Penn, Colin Firth, Cary Elwes, Molly C. Quinn, Fionnula Flanagan, Bob Hoskins, Daryl Sebara, Sammi Hanratty, Fay Masterson and Lesley Manville. Robert Zemeckis directs and adapts the screenplay based on the story by Charles Dickens. Jack Rapke, Steve Starkey and Zemeckis produce. »

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Shawn Levy to direct DreamWorks Studios' Real Steel

16 September 2009 7:33 PM, PDT | BusinessofCinema | See recent BusinessofCinema news »

Shawn Levy will direct the adventure film Real Steel for Steven Spileberg and Anil Dhirubhai Ambani's DreamWorks Studios. While John Gatins is writing the latest draft of the script, Levy will also serve in a producing capacity.Angry Films' Don Murphy and Susan Montford are producing. Steven Spielberg will executive produce, along with ImageMovers' Jack Rapke, Robert Zemeckis, and Steve Starkey.In Real Steel, which is set in the near-future when human boxing has been outlawed and replaced by a popular, new division, Robot Boxing, a father and his »

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Shawn Levy is new man of 'Steel'

15 September 2009 3:00 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

How's this for an unexpected switcheroo?

Action director Peter Berg, who had been talking with DreamWorks about taking on the studio's futuristic robot boxing movie "Real Steel," has moved on, opening up the gig to Shawn Levy.

Levy is known for directing and producing broad, hit comedies such as the two "Night at the Museum" movies, which have grossed nearly $1 billion in worldwide boxoffice. But the "Steel" story line takes place in a near future where human boxing has been outlawed, and heavy, humanoid robots slug it out in the ring instead. Into this world step a father and his estranged teenage son, who train an extraordinary fighter.

Levy's participation could mean a change in tone for the adventure project and/or a stretching of the creative muscles for the director, who has signed on with DreamWorks to take a swing at it.

"I'm thrilled to be working with Shawn on this project, »

- By Jay A. Fernandez and Borys Kit

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Robert Zemeckis and Disney Team Up for Yellow Submarine in 3-D

11 September 2009 9:49 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The Walt Disney Studios has made a deal with Apple Corps Ltd. to develop a new 3D performance capture adaptation of the 1968 hit animated film Yellow Submarine to be written and directed by Robert Zemeckis, it was announced today at the D23 Expo by Dick Cook, chairman, The Walt Disney Studios. The film will be created by ImageMovers Digital, Disney's state-of-the-art performance capture animation studio operated in conjunction with Zemeckis and his partners, Jack Rapke and Steve Starkey, who will serve as producers on the project.

For this fantastic new voyage to Pepperland, Zemeckis will incorporate the 16 Beatles songs and recordings from the original motion picture licensed from Sony/Atv Music Publishing LLC and Emi-Capitol Records, respectively. The songs include "All Together Now," "All You Need Is Love," "Eleanor Rigby," "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" and "With A Little Help From My Friends" while combining his unique vision and »

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Walt Disney Doing 3D Yellow Submarine Movie

10 September 2009 8:00 PM, PDT | MoviesOnline.ca | See recent MoviesOnline news »

The Walt Disney Studios has made a  deal with Apple Corps Ltd. to develop a new 3D performance capture adaptation  of the 1968 hit animated film "Yellow Submarine" to be written and  directed by Robert Zemeckis, it was announced  today at the D23 Expo by Dick Cook, chairman, The Walt  Disney Studios. The film will be created by ImageMovers Digital, Disney’s state-of-the-art performance capture animation studio operated in conjunction with Zemeckis and his partners, Jack Rapke and Steve Starkey, who will serve as producers on the project.For this fantast »

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"A Christmas Carol" - First poster available!

14 May 2009 | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

  See the first poster for Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures' "A Christmas Carol," starring Jim Carrey, Gary Oldman, Robin Wright Penn, Colin Firth, Cary Elwes, Molly C. Quinn, Fionnula Flanagan, Bob Hoskins, Daryl Sebara, Sammi Hanratty, Fay Masterson and Lesley Manville.   Film opens on November 6th this year and is helmed by legendary filmmaker Robert Zemeckis who writes the screenplay based on the Charles Dickens story.   The animated family fantasy story is produced by Jack Rapke, Steve Starkey and Zemeckis.     »

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"A Christmas Carol" - First poster available!

14 May 2009 12:32 AM, PDT | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

See the first poster for Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures' "A Christmas Carol," starring Jim Carrey, Gary Oldman, Robin Wright Penn, Colin Firth, Cary Elwes, Molly C. Quinn, Fionnula Flanagan, Bob Hoskins, Daryl Sebara, Sammi Hanratty, Fay Masterson and Lesley Manville. Film opens on November 6th this year and is helmed by legendary filmmaker Robert Zemeckis who writes the screenplay based on the Charles Dickens story. The animated family fantasy story is produced by Jack Rapke, Steve Starkey and Zemeckis »

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"A Christmas Carol" - First poster available!

14 May 2009 12:32 AM, PDT | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

See the first poster for Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures' "A Christmas Carol," starring Jim Carrey, Gary Oldman, Robin Wright Penn, Colin Firth, Cary Elwes, Molly C. Quinn, Fionnula Flanagan, Bob Hoskins, Daryl Sebara, Sammi Hanratty, Fay Masterson and Lesley Manville. Film opens on November 6th this year and is helmed by legendary filmmaker Robert Zemeckis who writes the screenplay based on the Charles Dickens story. The animated family fantasy story is produced by Jack Rapke, Steve Starkey and Zemeckis »

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Cannes gets first look at 'Christmas Carol'

22 April 2009 9:48 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Disney is to debut footage from Jim Carrey's A Christmas Carol at this year's Cannes Film Festival. The first look at Robert Zemeckis's 3-D motion capture adaptation of Charles Dickens's classic tale will be shown on May 18 on the Croisette, the studio has announced. Director Zemeckis, stars Carrey and Colin Firth and producers Steve Starkey and Jack Rapke will be on hand to present the footage. In the new version of Dickens's story, Carrey takes on the role (more) »

- By Simon Reynolds

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Disney's A Christmas Carol Coming to Cannes

21 April 2009 | Comingsoon.net | See recent Comingsoon.net news »

Christmas will come to the Croisette, when Jim Carrey, Colin Firth, director Robert Zemeckis, and producers Steve Starkey and Jack Rapke from Disney's A Christmas Carol kick off the holiday season early at the Cannes Film Festival on Monday, May 18. They will unveil the first look ever in 3-D of the classic Dickens tale as re-envisioned by director Robert Zemeckis. The event, located at the Carlton Intercontinental Hotel, will begin at approx. 11:30 a.m. with a photo opportunity, followed by a press conference and luncheon. Disney's A Christmas Carol , a multi-sensory thrill ride re-envisioned by Zemeckis, captures the fantastical essence of the classic Dickens tale in a groundbreaking 3-D motion picture event. Ebenezer Scrooge (Carrey) begins the Christmas holiday with »

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The Stoneheart Trilogy could be headed for big screen

25 March 2009 7:11 AM, PDT | Monsters and Critics | See recent Monsters and Critics news »

Disney and ImageMovers are in talks to pick up movie rights to fantasy series The Stoneheart Trilogy by Charlie Fletcher. The book follows the adventures of 12-year-old George. During a school trip to London's Natural History Museum George vandalises a dragon's head that is carved into the wall. Soon after he finds himself fleeing from a pterodactyl carving that has come to life. He discovers he is in a different reality where his appearance has triggered a new war between good and evil spirits. According to The Hollywood Reporter Robert Zemeckis, Jack Rapke and Steve Starkey will produce. The trilogy is made up of The Stoneheart, The Ironhand and the forthcoming Silvertongue. »

- James Wray

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