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"Rick & Morty" Team Do A Live-Action Pilot

12 May 2016 8:33 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Adult Swim has announced plans for "Art Prison," a new live-action comedy series from the team behind their animated hit "Rick and Morty".

The story follows talented convicts battling for supremacy inside a "prison for the performing arts." Scribes Tom Kauffman and Paul Isakson co-created the project and will ne joined by Dan Harmon as executive producer.

The show is one of three new pilots ordered by the network, the other two being the animated half-hour comedies "Lazor Wulf" about a wolf with a back laser, and "Chuck Deuce" about a amnesiac surfer activist.

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Adult Swim Revives Samurai Jack As Network Courts Linear, Online Viewers

12 May 2016 7:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Adult Swim wants to cut a new swath through its audience.

The Time Warner-owned cable programmer that tilts toward millennial viewers and younger generations with animated fare shown in primetime and overnights, said it would release more original programming via streaming video for daytime viewing as part of an effort to spur its audience to increase consumption of its oddball but cult-favorite content.

The outlet ” simply knows its audience,” said Christina Miller, president and general manager, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim and Boomerang, in a prepared statement.

As part of its slate of programs, expected to be cited next week during a presentation by Time Warner’s Turner unit, Adult Swim will unveil its revival of “Samurai Jack,” the former Cartoon Network series that has not produced an original episode since 2004. Original creator and executive producer Genndy Tartakovsky will continue the epic story of a young prince from feudal Japan vies »

- Brian Steinberg

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6 Filmmaking Tips From the Russo Brothers

4 May 2016 2:23 PM, PDT | | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

Lessons in filmmaking from the directors of Captain America: Civil War.

The Russo Brothers, Joe and Anthony, are back with another installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Captain America: Civil War, and they’ll soon be following it with more superheroes with the two parts of Avengers: Infinity War. They’re a pretty big deal in Hollywood considering just a few years ago their resume consisted only of little comedies on big and small screen, the latter including many episodes of the fan favorite Community.

It’s not just that they make successful comic book movie blockbusters, though. Their two Captain America movies are among the most critically acclaimed in the genre. They’re pretty good filmmakers in many regards, skilled with writing, directing action, directing actors, and more. They’re not ones to directly hand out advice for others to follow, but we managed to glean six tips from their statements in interviews, and »

- Christopher Campbell

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TV News Roundup: ‘Spartacus’ Actor Cast in ‘The Expanse’ & More

2 May 2016 3:56 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

“Spartacus” alum Nick Tarabay has been cast in Season 2 of Syfy’s “The Expanse.” Plus, the cast of “Happy Days” will guest star on Nickelodeon’s “SpongeBob Squarepants.”


“Spartacus” alum Nick Tarabay has been cast in Syfy’s “The Expanse” for Season 2, Variety has exclusively learned.

Tarabay joins the series in a major recurring role and will appear in at least eight episodes. He will play Coyter, a former spy now working in the private sector who is approaed by Avasarala (Shohreh Aghdashloo) about working undercover for her.

Aside from Starz’s “Spartacus,” in which he starred as Ashur, Tarabay’s credits include “Castle,” “Longmire,” “Person of Interest,” “Arrow” and “Star Trek Into Darkness.” He is repped by Abrams Artist Agency.

Guest Appearances:

Happy Days” alums Henry Winkler, Michael McKean and David Lander are venturing down to Bikini Bottom later this week for a guest appearance on Nickelodeon’s “SpongeBob Squarepants. »

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Relax, 'Veep' fans: The new producer didn't screw up the show

21 April 2016 12:58 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

One of the running gags in the new season of Veep involves Selina's daughter Catherine trying to film a documentary about her mother's work, and constantly being shooed out of the Oval Office because she's just captured an unflattering moment from America's first female president. "Catherine, do not use any of the vulgar parts," Selina eventually warns her. "But that's, like, all of it," Catherine points out. So, no, Veep fans, you don't have to worry about the Emmy-winning HBO comedy transforming into a radically different show in season 5 (which debuts Sunday at 10:30), even though creator Armando Iannucci has moved on to other projects, replaced by comedy veteran — and Veep newbie — David Mandel. This isn't going to be the gas leak season of Community: the four episodes I've seen feel very much like the show Iannucci was making, not only in the way they continue the cliffhanger of »

- Alan Sepinwall

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FX Developing ‘Happy City’ Comedy From Extremely Decent Troupe & Dan Harmon

15 April 2016 3:37 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

FX has put in development Happy City, a half-hour project from comedy group Extremely Decent, Community and Rick and Morty creator Dan Harmon and his Starburns Industries. Described as Thomas the Tank Engine or Theodore the Tugboat for adults, Happy City follows a young taxi named Tyler and his millennial friends (a firetruck and a helicopter) as they navigate their way through life in the big city. The world of the series will be reminiscent of the model-based visual… »

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Community Season 6 Out Now On DVD

29 March 2016 6:39 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

It’s that time of year again: when we go back to college, and rejoin our favourite study group. Yes, Community Season 6 is available now on DVD and Digital HD. The sixth season of the cult sitcom sees more changes, challenges, and Chang at Greendale Community College.

Joel McHale’s Jeff, Gillian Jacobs’ Britta, Danny Pudi’s Abed, Alison Brie’s Annie, and Jim Rash’s Pelton are all back, joined by newcomers Keith David – as Head of It Elroy – and Paget Brewster’s Frankie, brought in to improve the college.

Community Season 6 is something that fans have long hoped to see, but wasn’t clear whether or not it would ever get there. It’s always been the little sitcom that could, and was cancelled after its 5th Season (which brought back Dan Harmon, after he left the show for Season 4), before being saved – or ‘uncancelled’ – by Yahoo, and aired online last year. »

- James Hunt

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Greendale Forever! The reasons we love Community

22 March 2016 6:34 AM, PDT | | See recent HeyUGuys news »

The path of Community has been a tough one. It quickly established itself as a very funny ensemble sitcom with a wicked twist of the surreal seemlessly thrown in; it benefited from a series of outlandish, always heartfelt, odd couple relationships, a talented cast,  and strong guidance from showrunner Dan Harmon. As the show developed

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- Jon Lyus

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Movie News: Miles Teller's 'Star Wars' Confession; Watch First Thrilling 'Hush' Trailer

21 March 2016 12:00 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Young Han Solo: Miles Teller has confirmed that he auditioned to play the lead role in the forthcoming young Han Solo spin-off movie, to be directed by Phil Lord and Chris Miller. Surprisingly, he admitted: "I had never even seen any of the original Star Wars movies until maybe a month or a couple weeks before my first audition because I was like, ‘I should check this out’ (laughs). It holds up. I just love Harrison Ford, I think that’s a great character." [Happy Sad Confused via Collider]   Bubbles: The real-life story of a chimpanzee named Bubbles, who gained fame as a companion to Michael Jackson, is heading to the big screen as a stop-motion animated feature. It's based on a script by Isaac Adamson; Dan Harmon (TV's Community...

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Gia Coppola to Tell ‘Secret Life of the Lonely Doll’ with Naomi Watts and Jessica Lange; Starburns Industries Take ‘Bubbles’

21 March 2016 10:52 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Palo Alto was neither a sleeper hit or, from what I could tell, much of an overnight sensation, but it did herald the arrival of a new voice — and an addition to the greatest clan of American artists of the last 100 years. It’s good news, then, that Gia Coppola is at work on her follow-up: Variety tell us the director’s partnering with Naomi Watts and Jessica Lange for The Secret Life of the Lonely Doll, a drama based on the true story of Dare Wright. Though the author of beloved children’s book The Lonely Doll, she was rediscovered by a journalist, Jean Nathan, while living in a public hospital four decades after her work’s publication. (It’s easy to presume who will play who.) From her experience came a book that “pieces together Wright’s bizarre life of glamour and isolation, and her struggle to escape »

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Bubbles the Chimp's Life Within Michael Jackson's Inner Circle Will Be the Subject of a Stop-Motion Feature

21 March 2016 10:08 AM, PDT | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

In news that I certainly wouldn't have seen coming, Dan Harmon (executive producer of last year's critically acclaimed stop motion feature film "Anomalisa," from Charile Kaufman) will tackle another potential work of surrealism via stop-motion: a Michael Jackson story, But told through the eyes of his famous pet chimpanzee., Bubbles. Harmon recently acquired the screenplay for "Bubbles," as the film will be titled, penned by Isaac Adamson. Official synopsis: "A baby chimp is adopted by the pop star Michael Jackson. Narrating his own story, Bubbles the Chimp details his life within The King of Pop’s inner circle through the scandals that »

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Bubbles: the story of Michael Jackson’s chimp heads to the screen

20 March 2016 11:15 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »




It's far from an official Michael Jackson biopic, but the singer's life will be told on screen through the eyes of his pet chimp in Bubbles.

Dan Harmon, the man behind Community, has signed up a screenplay that’s set to tell the story of Michael Jackson – through the eyes of his pet chimpanzee, Bubbles.

Attempting in any way to do a biopic of Jackson would bring with it substantive rights and legal issues. Bubbles, however, will tell Jackson’s story, ‘without needing permission’.

It was penned by Isaac Adamson, and topped the Black List rundown of the best unproduced screenplays. Harmon will produce the movie through his Starburns Industries company, and the plan is to make the film in the stop-motion style that was recently used for Anomalisa.

There’s no word yet on who is directing Bubbles, or who is making up the voice vast. »

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Michael Jackson’s chimp Bubbles to get stop motion animated biopic

20 March 2016 7:00 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Deadline is reporting that Michael Jackson’s chimpanzee companion Bubbles is set to receive a stop motion animated biopic, which is being produced by Dan Harmon (Community) from Isaac Adamson’s Black List script.

Bubbles will tell “the story of Michael Jackson’s life and history from the perspective of the pet Chimp which got a close-up view after being adopted by Jackson from an Austin, Texas research facility and given residence at the Neverland Ranch in 1983. He became Jackson’s constant companion until he became overaggressive and was moved to a monkey sanctuary in Florida.”

The site reports that Adamson’s screenplay is considered to be an inventive way of telling the unauthorised story of Jackson’s life, and will produced “in the spirit of” the Oscar-nominated Anomalisa, which Harmon produced.


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Dan Harmon Boards ‘Bubbles’, A Stop-Motion Animated Movie About Michael Jackson’s Chimpanzee

19 March 2016 12:00 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

With television projects such as Community and Rick and Morty under his belt, you wouldn’t expect writer and executive producer Dan Harmon to be involved with a project like the Oscar-nominated, animated drama Anomalisa. But Harmon and his Starburns Industires production banner produced the film written and directed by Charlie Kaufman, and now he’s looking […]

The post Dan Harmon Boards ‘Bubbles’, A Stop-Motion Animated Movie About Michael Jackson’s Chimpanzee appeared first on /Film. »

- Ethan Anderton

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Dan Harmon Will Produce 'Bubbles' Biopic About Michael Jackson's Chimp

19 March 2016 11:06 AM, PDT | | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Fresh on the heels of the surreal romance Anomalisa, Dan Harmon is bringing that stop-motion-animation magic to tackle another kind of relationship: the one between Michael Jackson and his pet chimpanzee.

As Deadline Hollywood reports, the Community creator recently picked up the screenplay for Bubbles, which tells Jackson's life story through the eyes of the famous chimp who lived in style at the Neverland Ranch after the singer adopted him from a research facility in 1983.

The script by Isaac Adamson topped the most recent Black List, a survey of Hollywood's best unproduced screenplays. »

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Michael Jackson's Chimp Is Getting His Own Movie, Get The Crazy Details

19 March 2016 9:12 AM, PDT | | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Biopics have become an increasingly common sight in cinemas over the years. From notorious politicians, to iconic musicians, the market has become saturated with films that delve into the lives of famous individuals. However, biopics don.t necessarily need to just be about people. A new film centering on the life of Michael Jackson.s chimp, Bubbles, has received the green light, and it.s about as bananas as it sounds.   A new report from Deadline indicates that Dan Harmon and his production company Starburns Industries have acquired the rights to Bubbles, a film about the life of Michael Jackson.s pet chimp of the same name. The film will delve into the life of the famous primate and his relationship with Michael Jackson in a stop-motion animated feature similar to the company.s previous effort Anomalisa. One thing that makes the film so interesting is the fact that the »

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Bubbles to tell story of Michael Jackson's chimp with stop-motion animation

18 March 2016 2:54 PM, PDT | | See recent JoBlo news »

I hope you've been wondering what life with Michael Jackson might have been like for his pet chimpanizee, because you're going to find out pretty soon. Bubbles is happening, with Dan Harmon's Starburns Industries, picking up Isaac Adamson's 2015 Black List script that tells the story of Bubbles' journey from the chimp's perspective. The film will be made using stop-motion animation and follow... Read More »

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Michael Jackson’s Chimp Bubbles Gets Stop Motion Animated Feature

18 March 2016 1:30 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Michael Jackson’s beloved chimp, Bubbles, will be the subject of a stop motion animated feature film that tells their story from the ape’s perspective, TheWrap has learned. The film is based on Isaac Adamson’s script, which appeared on 2015’s The Black List and was acquired by Andrew Kortschak and End Cue. Dan Harmon and his Starburns Industries production company are producing the film. “Community” veteran Harmon also executive produced “Anomalisa,” the Oscar-nominated stop motion animated feature film directed by Charlie Kaufman and Duke Johnson. Also Read: Sony to Buy Out Michael Jackson Estate's Stake in Sony/Atv »

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Michael Jackson's Chimp 'Bubbles' Gets a Stop-Motion Animated Movie

18 March 2016 1:13 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Remember Bubbles? He was the most famous chimp in the world during the 80s. Now, he's getting his own stop-motion animation movie. Isaac Adamson is behind the script for this biopic of sorts, which will revolve around Michael Jackson's best friend. The screenplay topped the coveted Black List, and will result in a movie that is very similar in style to this past year's Anomalisa.

Dan Harmon, creator of the cult hit NBC series Community, and his Starburns Industries production company are producing this very unique film, with Andrew Kortschak and End Cue making the acquisition. Dan Harmon also executive produced Anomalisa, which was up for Best Animated Film at this year's Oscars.

Bubbles revolves around Michael Jackson's much beloved and very pampered Chimpanzee. The narrative will retell the King of Pop's life story from the perspective of the pet chimp. The animal was adopted by Michael Jackson from an Austin, »

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Michael Jackson Chimp Script 'Bubbles' Set for Stop-Motion Animation Film

18 March 2016 12:48 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Bubbles, Isaac Adamson’s script about Michael Jackson told from his chimp Bubble's perspective, has been acquired by Andrew Kortschak's End Cue and Dan Harmon's Starburns Industries. The film will be made using stop-motion animation, in the vein of the Oscar-nominated film Anomalisa, directed by Duke Johnson and Charlie Kaufman. Adamson’s original spec script topped the 2015 Black List. Bubbles was a frequent companion to the iconic singer in the 1980s, even joining Jackson on the Bad World Tour in Japan. As for the plot, the Black List description of the script said: "A baby chimp is adopted by

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