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Jim Gaffigan, Carl Reiner Join ‘Duck Duck Goose’ Animated Movie

2 February 2016 4:33 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Jim Gaffigan and Carl Reiner have joined the voice cast of China-based Original Force Animation’s animated feature “Duck Duck Goose.”

Gaffigan will voice a goose who rescues two ducklings from an eccentric cat. Reiner will voice a wise turtle. The cast includes Stephen Fry, Jennifer GreyMolly Shannon, Diedrich Bader and Rick Overton.

Duck Duck Goose” is the first of three feature animated films currently in production at Original Force Animation. The company opened a Los Angeles-based production and development office in August, led by Penny Finkelman Cox and Sandra Rabins.

The film is directed by Christopher Jenkins (“Home”) from a screenplay he co-wrote with Rob Muir. Jenkins previously collaborated with Finkelman Cox and Rabins on “Surf’s Up” when the two execs launched Sony Pictures Animation.

Rabins and Finkelman Cox are producing the feature along with Viola Chen.

The story will center on Gaffigan’s character, Peng, being »

- Dave McNary

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Baskets Is Not Quite Like Anything You’ve Ever Seen

21 January 2016 6:18 AM, PST | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Baskets, about the existential crisis of a rodeo clown, is a bizarre show with a great pedigree that won’t be to everyone’s liking. I watched the first five episodes and still haven’t entirely warmed to it, but my initial impression could be as likely to entice people as scare them away: It plays as if an old Steve Martin picaresque-dumbass movie like The Jerk were done in the style of an earnest, realistic, rather dour indie drama.  This seems inevitable once you learn that the series’ creators are Louis C.K., Zach Galifianakis, and Jonathan Krisel of Portlandia. Galifianakis stars as Chip Baskets, who studies clowning in France — and en Français, yet — then returns to the United States with a beautiful but cold French wife named Penelope (Sabina Sciubba), who admits she’s only marrying him for citizenship. Chip tries to get a job paying the bills with »

- Matt Zoller Seitz

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