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6 items from 2016

Ratchet & Clank writer to script Sony’s animated Popeye movie

24 January 2016 2:35 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Sony’s long-gestating CG-animated Popeye movie may have lost its director last year in Genndy Tartakovsky, but the studio is still pressing ahead with its plans to bring the spinach-eating sailor man to the big screen, hiring T.J. Fixman to pen the screenplay for what is said to be a priority project for Sony Animation.

Fixman was instrumental in the creation of the Ratchet & Clank video game franchise, leading story development for the series whilst working at Insomniac Games. He has written the screenplay for the upcoming animated feature film adaptation and has several other scripts circulating Hollywood, including a Gargoyles movie for Disney.

See Also: Watch Genndy Tartakovsky’s Popeye animation test

Sony has been developing on a Popeye movie for the past five years, with Jay Scherick and David Ronn (Smurfs) writing the original draft of the script.


- Gary Collinson

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Sony’s ‘Popeye’ Moves Forward With ‘Ratchet and Clank’ Writer

22 January 2016 1:00 PM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Sony Pictures Animation’s Popeye took a big hit when director Genndy Tartakovsky walked away in March of last year, after years of development. But now the studio is preparing to move forward again, with a new writer: Ratchet and Clank writer T.J. Fixman (Ratchet and Clank).  Deadline broke the news. Fixman is one of the writers behind […]

The post Sony’s ‘Popeye’ Moves Forward With ‘Ratchet and Clank’ Writer appeared first on /Film. »

- Angie Han

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T.J. Fixman To Pen New "Popeye" Script

22 January 2016 5:19 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

"Ratchet and Clank" creative force T.J. Fixman has been brought in to pen "Popeye," the 3D CG animated feature adaptation of the beloved sailor character in the works at Sony Pictures Animation.

David Ronn and Jay Scherick ("The Smurfs") previously worked on the script about the spinach-loving seaman who appeared in the classic 30's comic strip and was previously adapted for the big screen by Robert Altman in 1980.

"Samurai Jack" creator and "Hotel Transylvania" director Genndy Tartakovsky was also previously attached to direct but dropped out in March last year due to a regime change at Sony.

Source: Deadline »

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Hotel Transylvania 2: "Lighting" Behind The Scenes Featurette

14 January 2016 11:00 AM, PST | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

With the January 12th release of Hotel Transylvania 2's Blu-Ray Combo Packs and DVD, the movie developers have special treat for Cbm viewers. Go behind the scenes as they discuss many aspects of the film that grossed more $430 million dollars worldwide. In the behind the scenes featurette, Genndy Tartakovsky (Star Wars: Clone Wars, Samurai Jack, Dexter's Laboratory) and his team chat about where they drew some of their inspirations for the film. Explore the different landscapes like forests, lakes,  weddings and more with the Hotel Transylvania 2 team, whom used various hughs of color to make each scene pop for the audience.  In this all-new monster comedy adventure, everything seems to be changing for the better at Hotel Transylvania! However, Drac is worried that his adorable half-human, half-vampire grandson, Dennis, isn’t showing signs of being a vampire. So while Mavis is on vacation, things get batty as »

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Industry report on Korean Cinema (December 2015)

7 January 2016 12:36 PM, PST | AsianMoviePulse | See recent AsianMoviePulse news »


This month more than 18 million people attended the Korean Cinemas, sales reach over $124 million dollars. Korean Films gather most of the public again with 64% of the market and reaching sales of $79 million. As far as foreign films they were watched by 6.6 million people and sales reach $45 million.

If we compared the data from the same month but from last year we can observe that the total admissions descent 12.6%. Korean film admissions only descent 4% but the biggest variation is in the foreign film admissions as they show a decline of 24%. Something we weren’t expecting due the release of the highly awaited “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”. This month sales reach $124 million dollars, that’s $30 million less than in 2014.

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The Himalayas – The Tiger – Pororo3 : Cyber Space Adventure

This month the most watched Korean Films were: “The Himalayas” (Cj) by Lee Seok-hoon with 5.1 million spectators, “The Tigers” (Contents »

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'Cage aux Folles' Actor and French Academy Award Winner Featured in More Than 200 Films Dead at 93

4 January 2016 6:35 PM, PST | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Michel Galabru (right) and Louis de Funès in 'Le gendarme et les gendarmettes.' 'La Cage aux Folles' actor Michel Galabru dead at 93 Michel Galabru, best known internationally for his role as a rabidly reactionary politician in the comedy hit La Cage aux Folles, died in his sleep today, Jan. 4, '16, in Paris. The Moroccan-born Galabru (Oct. 27, 1922, in Safi) was 93. Throughout his nearly seven-decade career, Galabru was seen in more than 200 films – or, in his own words, “182 days,” as he was frequently cast in minor roles that required only a couple of days of work. He also appeared on stage, training at the Comédie Française and studying under film and stage veteran Louis Jouvet (Bizarre Bizarre, Quai des Orfèvres), and was featured in more than 70 television productions. Michel Galabru movies Michel Galabru's film debut took place in Maurice de Canonge's La bataille du feu (“The Battle of Fire, »

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