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On Tuesday afternoon, the Fox News-led War on Christmas™ made its way into the studios of Fox News itself, with Gretchen Carlson, Catholic League president Bill Donohue, and Rabbi Shmuley Boteach tag-teaming American Atheists president David Silverman over some rather unique displays being put up in state capitals across the country; one a Satanist display, the other a Festivus pole made of beer cans. »
- Josh Feldman
Marc Davis is a legend of Disney Feature Animation—one of Walt's Nine Old Men (his highly influential cabal of animators), Marc animated Thumper from "Bambi" and Cruella De Vil from "101 Dalmatians" and had just as profound an impact in Imagineering, where he helped design iconic attractions like Pirates of the Caribbean, The Haunted Mansion, and America Sings. The Academy holds a series of Marc Davis Lectures, where they discuss some aspect of animation, and this year held the first "away" lecture, this time at Siggraph, the annual conference on computer graphics. At the lecture they assembled nine relatively young men: Ron Clements, Pete Docter, Eric Goldberg, Kevin Lima, Mike Mitchell, Chris Sanders, Henry Selick, David Silverman and Kirk Wise. The theme of the lecture was "Giants' First Steps," and focused on the early student short films by the animators. If you have even a cursory interest in animation, it's something of a must-watch. »
- Drew Taylor
Taking a gander at the list of the highest grossing movies of all time makes one thing clear above all else – Hollywood loves sequels. The overwhelming majority of the films on that list are either sequels of movies themselves, original movies that have had sequels, or movies with sequels in the works, yet every so often, one stumbles across an original movie that, for one reason or another, has never had a sequel despite the tremendous success it scored at the box office (and often with critics also).
It’s weirdly refreshing to see brilliant standalone films that don’t necessitate a sequel actually being left alone by Hollywood, though our inner cynic has to wonder – why? Plenty of these movies would be ripe for the sequel treatment, and in one case, a sequel to the source material even exists already! Here are 10 hugely successful movies that amazingly never got sequels… »
- Shaun Munro
When "The Simpsons" creator Matt Groening and longtime producer/director/animator David Silverman delivered the keynote talk at an annual entertainment symposium hosted by UCLA Law School back in March, they ended up learning an important lesson of their own: don't joke around when it comes to movie news, and especially not about sequels to a movie that grossed over $500 million at the box office.
After Silverman's offhand remark that a follow-up to 2007's "The Simpsons Movie" wouldn't happen for "maybe another 10, 15 years" popped up in The Hollywood Reporter's recap of the event, it took on a life of its own. And, as usually happens in the game of movie rumour telephone, went from an off-the-cuff joke to a genuine projection.
Speaking with HuffPost Canada TV in advance of his own keynote appearance at the second annual Toronto Animation Arts Festival International, Silverman wanted to good-naturedly correct the speculation about his sequel "prediction. »
- Rick Mele
This September, "The Simpsons" will officially hit Season 25, making it an even quarter-century for the longest-running primetime animated show in television history. (It still has a few years to catch the 635 episodes of "Gunsmoke.")
Emmy-winning animator David Silverman has been with the show since the beginning, even before the beloved TV family had their own timeslot, when they were just a weekly segment on "The Tracey Ullman Show." In the years since, he's acted as a consulting producer, title designer, storyboard artist, "Spider Pig" lyricist, and directed episodes from Season 1 to the upcoming Season 25, along with the show's feature-length movie and Oscar-nominated short film. So, basically, we wouldn't want to be up against him on "Simpsons" Trivia Night.
With Silverman being honored as the keynote speaker at the second annual Toronto Animation Arts Festival International, HuffPost Canada TV spoke with the prolific animator about the show's early days, the origins »
- Rick Mele
Animated features have never been more popular or more important to Hollywood. Yet the directors of some of Hollywood’s top toon hits are frustrated with the state of animated features — and some are wondering if Netflix and its over-the-top ilk hold the key to restoring animation’s creative soul.
“It’s too homogenous. It’s way too much the same,” said Henry Selick, who directed stop-motion pics “The Nightmare Before Christmas” and “Coraline.” “The films aren’t really that different one from the other. ‘Despicable Me’ could have been made Pixar, by DreamWorks. It’s not a great time for feature animation if you want to do something even moderately outside the formula.”
His hope, he says, is new media. “I have some feelers out,” he said. “For example Amazon is producing a kids animated series. I have more faith that people like Google, Amazon, Netflix, all these indie cable stations, »
- David S. Cohen
The 2013 San Diego Comic-Con is at hand, and with it come a ton of big name movies and TV shows putting their best foot forward for the fans in attendance.
From primetime television series to cable favorites, web series to returning classics, television will dominate the San Diego Convention Center this year. Take a look at the complete movie schedule below and make sure to plan accordingly; there are plenty of tough choices. The complete list of movie panels can be found here.
Wednesday, July 17 (Preview Night)
Thursday, July 18
San Diego Comic-Con 2013 kicks off next week in Southern California, and the complete TV line-up has been compiled, meaning you can finally plan out your schedule and geek out accordingly.
The annual extravaganza has released all the information - times, locations and those attending - for the programs that will hold panel discussions from Thursday, July 18 through Sunday, July 21.
Here's the full Comic-Con 2013 schedule of events:
Thursday, July 18
Intelligence: 10-11 a.m, Ballroom 20
Star-Crossed: 11:00-noon, Ballroom 20
Beauty and the Beast: Noon-12:45 p.m., Ballroom 20
- email@example.com (Steve Marsi)
Here we go with part two of our look at what will be going down at this year’s San Diego Comic Con, which kicks off in California next Wednesday evening. Earlier on today we previewed Thursday and Friday’s line-up, and now we venture into the weekend and the selected panels that will be hitting the convention center. Thn will be in San Diego from next Tuesday to bring you up to the minute updates.
Saturday 20th July
A&E Bates Motel
The Bates Motel is open for business in San Diego! Executive producers Carlton Cuse (Lost) and Kerry Ehrin (Friday Night Lights) will release new footage from the highly acclaimed A&E drama series Bates Motel exclusively for Comic Con attendees. The executive producers will be joined by the cast, including Academy Award nominee Vera Farmiga (Norma Bates), Freddie Highmore (Norman Bates), Max Thieriot (Dylan), Olivia Cooke (Emma »
- Paul Heath
It’s time to finalize those Comic-Con schedules.
With the annual pop culture-paloooza just weeks away, the event’s organizers have finally released an official schedule, and if you thought your schedule looked packed based on initial panel reports, prepare yourself for more than a few tough choices.
For those not attending the Con, which runs July 17-21, stay close to EW.com all Comic-Con week long for live coverage, including breaking news, interviews and more. (Bookmark this.)
Here’s the full rundown of the TV line-up. Head to Inside Movies to create more schedule conflicts for yourself with the complete movie highlights list. »
- Sandra Gonzalez
San Diego Comic-Con has unleashed their epic schedule for Saturday, July 20th, and it's going to be a great day! There's a ton of Marvel stuff happening, including panels for Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Thor: The Dark World. Then we've got Godzilla, Seventh Son, 300: Rise of An Empire, The Lego Movie, I' Frankenstein, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, True Blood, Being Human, and a lot more cool stuff!
You can view the full schedule here, and I've included the panels and events that we'll be looking forward to seeing.
Saturday, July 20
A&E Bates Motel
The Bates Motel is open for business in San Diego! Executive producers Carlton Cuse (Lost) and Kerry Ehrin (Friday Night Lights) will release new footage from the highly acclaimed A&E drama series Bates Motel exclusively for Comic Con attendees. The executive producers will be joined by the cast, including Academy Award »
- Joey Paur
Comic-Con International has announced the schedule for the third day of San Diego Comic-Con 2013 on Saturday, July 20. You can clickHere to check out the full schedule, including comic book-related events, but we have pulled out all the movie, DVD, and TV-related panels right here. Take a look at what this day has to offer.
10:00 Am - 11:00 Am A&E Bates Motel
The Bates Motel is open for business in San Diego! Executive producers Carlton Cuse (Lost) and Kerry Ehrin (Friday Night Lights) will release new footage from the highly acclaimed A&E drama series Bates Motel exclusively for Comic Con attendees. The executive producers will be joined by the cast, including Academy Award nominee Vera Farmiga (Norma Bates), Freddie Highmore (Norman Bates), Max Thieriot (Dylan), Olivia Cooke (Emma), and Nestor Carbonell (Sheriff Alex Romero) to discuss the show's unique backstory and creation. Fans will get an opportunity to »
Here we go again.
On the heels of Comic-Con releasing its full Thursday Schedule and Friday Schedule, television fans are now scrambling to organize their afternoons on Saturday, July 20, as that date will feature the following panel discussions...
Bates Motel: 10:00am - 11:00am, Room 6A
Attending: Producers Carlton Cuse and Kerry Ehrin; stars Vera Farmiga (Norma Bates), Freddie Highmore (Norman Bates), Max Thieriot (Dylan), Olivia Cooke (Emma), and Nestor Carbonell (Sheriff Alex Romero).
Once Upon a Time in Wonderland: 10:15am - 11:00am, Ballroom 20
Futurama: 12:00pm - 12:45pm, Ballroom 20
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Matt Richenthal)
Comic-Con is releasing its daily schedules over this long holiday weekend and the schedule for Saturday, July 20 has just come out. The day features panels on TV favorites like How I Met Your Mother (at the Con for the first time!), True Blood, and The Vampire Diaries as well as upcoming shows like Dracula and The Originals, and much more. Many of the major film panels are Saturday, including a look at the upcoming Hunger Games: Catching Fire, the Marvel panel, which will feature the Thor and Captain America sequels, and WB and Legendary’s panel featuring Godzilla, and Gravity. »
- Laura Hertzfeld
Saturday at Comic-Con is stacked with TV panels as CW hits including "The Vampire Diaries" and "Arrow" join fan favorites "Once Upon a Time," "Grimm," "Family Guy," "Bates Motel" and "Person of Interest," plus the Con debut of "How I Met Your Mother."
All that plus the CW's promising new series "The Tomorrow People" and "The Originals," more Fox animation, "Futurama," Syfy's "Warehouse 13" and "Being Human," NBC's "Revolution" and Cinemax's "Strike Back." Good luck trying to follow it all.
Check out the full Saturday schedule on the Comic-Con official site or peruse the TV panel highlights below:
"A&E Bates Motel" (10:00am - 11:00am, Room 6A): The Bates Motel is open for business in San Diego! Executive producers Carlton Cuse (Lost) and Kerry Ehrin (Friday Night Lights) will release new footage from the highly acclaimed A&E drama series Bates Motel exclusively for Comic Con attendees. »
For the very first time this year, The Hollywood News will be heading across the Atlantic, from London to San Diego, to attend the 2013 San Diego Comic Con. The trip is something we’ve been planning since as early as December of last year, and both myself and Craig Hunter will be delving [balls] deep into Hall H (which is apparently where all of the magic happens), to bring you daily reports from the show and beyond.
In just a few weeks time, Craig and I will be packing our bags, getting down to Thomas Cook to exchange some British pound notes for some Us ‘green’ (that’s what the local currency is referred to as on the street), heading to Heathrow airport and, after tucking into a ‘full English’ and a final pint of London pride at the Wetherspoons in the departure lounge, jetting to the climbs of San Diego »
- Paul Heath
We're less than a month away from Comic-Con 2013, when your favorite shows and thousands of fans descend upon San Diego, Calif., as we anticipate the coming TV season's best offerings.
The first attendees have been revealed, with many, many more still to come. As the annual event gets bigger every year, expect the schedule to be jam-packed when all is said and done.
Check back with TV Fanatic for updates throughout the coming weeks to learn when and if your favorite shows will be appearing. For now, here's a look at some just-announced panelists:
Thursday, July 18
Black Sails (Starz)
Friday, July 19
- email@example.com (TV Fanatic Staff)
It’s almost that time of year again when hordes of TV fans storm San Diego to see their favorite returning shows and the upcoming season’s best new offerings at the San Diego Comic-Con. Here, TVLine is compiling the latest news.
There are many, many more shows plus details yet to be announced, so make sure to bookmark this page and check back for updates!
Wednesday, July 17
Thursday, July 18
Black Sails (Starz) | Tba
- Team TVLine
We hold Pixar to an unfairly high standard. It's a blessing and a curse, but it comes with the territory when you deliver such greats as Wall-e, the Toy Story franchise, Finding Nemo, Up and Ratatouille (a film that has grown on me more and more since first seeing it). It's a sign of the greatness they achieved with their first ten films, but it's an impossible trend to maintain. With Cars 2 and Brave the animation studio that Toy Story built has never seen such a lull in quality. Unfortunately, Monsters University doesn't return them to their exalted stature. This is a film that would be even more disappointing had it not been for the memories of the much admired original. As is, it plays like a passable diversion, continuing to hammer home those core Pixar values -- friendship and teamwork -- but just assumes our connection with the characters carries over from Monsters, »
- Brad Brevet
Excitement blends with anticipatory exhaustion as the first TV panels announcement for Comic-Con 2013 has appeared. This year, 20th Century Fox Television gets the nod for First Post, with newbie How I Met Your Mother saying Hi and Bye, and no joy for Glee fans as it didn’t make the 2013 cut. Here’s the press release:
Twentieth Century Fox Television will once again dominate the San Diego Comic-Con convention, with stars and creators of eleven of its highly-coveted, fan favorite shows at the world famous gathering next month. In addition to exclusive sneak peeks of its programs and panel discussions with the stars and creators of its shows, the studio will rotate an incredible line-up of talent through the newly expanded two-story Fox booth on the convention center floor, for star-studded autograph signings and exciting booth activities including distribution of exclusive 2013 Fox Fanfare Poster Tubes, collectible mini-posters, premium giveaways, DVD sales, »
- Erin Willard
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