12 items from 2014
Liz Holzman, an animation veteran and three-time Daytime Emmy Award winner for her work on the 1990s series Animaniacs and Pinky and the Brain, has died. She was 61. Holzman, an animator, character designer, storyboard artist, writer, director and producer, died Monday, her family announced in a paid obituary in the Los Angeles Times. She had battled cancer for years. A nine-time Daytime Emmy nominee, Holzman also worked on such series as Alvin and the Chipmunks, The Glo Friends, Smurfs, DuckTales, Muppet Babies, Adventures of the Gummi Bears, Darkwing Duck, Garfield and Friends, Baby Blues and The Zeta Project
- Mike Barnes
For anyone who grew up watching Muppet Babies back in the '80s and '90s, this slow-jam version of the show's theme song is a must watch. It's the latest in a series of cartoon theme songs with an R&B spin, with the group taking on everything from Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers to DuckTales. The Muppet Babies show aired from 1984 to 1991, and if you're a '90s kid, the group's smooth take on the theme song will transport you right back to your childhood. Watch their performance in the video above, then check out more can't-miss viral videos! »
- Laura Marie Meyers
Welcome to Screen Rant’s “Geek Picks,” where we collect the finest movie-related geekery from around the Web. Today you’ll find the Muppet Babies theme song as a slow jam; the top 10 movie suicides; the Game of Thrones theme song played by the Queen’s guards; 30 Star Wars impressions; a supercut of kids cursing in movies; and a cosplay music video from the first ever FantasyCon. All that and more on this edition of Sr’s Geek Picks!
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30 Star Wars Impressions
Mark & Todd form a rebel alliance with Ross from The Impression Guys to make the Ultimate Star Wars Impression-a-thon!!!
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- Justin Vactor
Gotham, soon to air on Monday nights on Fox, has released a few new images from its forthcoming series...
Now confirmed to be airing on Monday nights at 8pm on Fox, just before Sleepy Hollow, is Gotham, the Batman prequel following the travails of a young Jim Gordon. In addition to Gordon and Bruce Wayne, the series will feature a line-up of Gotham's usual suspects in their salad days, from Catwoman to The Riddler to The Penguin to Poison Ivy (think of it like an evil Muppet Babies).
Ben McKenzie plays the pre-moustache Det. Jim Gordon, with Donal Logue as Det. Harvey Bullock, and Jada Pinkett-Smith as criminal leader Fish Mooney, all of whom you can see below in these latest official images from the show.
Here's Gotham's official synopsis:
"Before there was Batman, there was Gotham. Everyone knows the name Commissioner Gordon. He is one of the crime world's greatest foes, »
Coming off a bumpy season and facing its first fall without three hours of "X Factor" in several years, Fox announced its 2014-15 schedule on Monday (May 12) morning. Actually, Fox only announced its Fall 2014 schedule on Monday. For the first time in recent memory, Fox didn't even attempt to present a midseason slate to advertisers as part of its upfronts presentation. Certainly Fox has plenty on the bench for a busy midseason, but the network has held back on January plans, perhaps waiting on the fate of the ambitious reality series "Utopia." While "X Factor" and its three hours are now, thankfully, gone, Fox scheduled two fall episodes with "Utopia," airing new episodes on Tuesday and Friday nights. In success, Fox execs have indicated that "Utopia" could continue forever -- Just like "Forever Eden"! -- which would impact Fox's spring slate. Fox also may want to hold off on deciding »
- Daniel Fienberg
Before Jim Henson’s Muppets became movie stars, they headlined their own sketch comedy series in The Muppet Show, which aired for five seasons (beginning in the mid-1970s). Since then, Kermit the Frog and company have been no strangers to the small screen, having appeared in such programs as Muppet Babies – a 1984 animated spinoff featuring the Muppets as infants – as well as Muppets Tonight, a show released back in the mid-1990s, that resurrected the Muppet Show variety entertainment format.
Walt Disney Pictures brought the Muppets back to theaters in 2011, with the aptly-titled The Muppets. As far as franchise relaunches go, it was a success, bringing in $165 million in grosses worldwide and earning strong reviews from ...
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- Sandy Schaefer
Remember that scene in the middle of The Dark Knight Rises where Batman and Catwoman are riding in a horse-drawn carriage through Robinson Park? She says, “I wish we had met sooner. Just imagine: wouldn’t that have been wonderful if we had known each other when we were little? Little Bruce-y and little Selin-y.” And then there was the flashback dream sequence to when they were in a nursery as babies together. And now we’ve got a whole show spun-off from that scene. It’s called Gotham, because “Batman Babies” wouldn’t have been as cool. And it features a little Bruce-y and a little Selin-y, plus a little Ossie and a little Eddie and a little Pammy and a little Jimmy. At least that’s how it feels. In reality, the upcoming series (which has just been picked up for a full season) that looks at Gotham City before Bruce Wayne grew up »
- Christopher Campbell
If you were wondering what Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan’s answer to the Muppet Babies would be, it would probably be something along these lines. The vast age differences among the characters be damned, this would adorable! Ooooh, what wonderful adventures they would have! (And what gruesome deaths some of them will suffer in the future.)
The piece is called “Breaking Lab” and it was done by Patrick Ballesteros. Be sure to visit his official site to see more of his wonderful work. »
- Eli Reyes
Here is last week’s caption pic winner. This week’s caption pic is at the bottom of the page.
“Proof Shia LeBeouf can’t act his way out of a paper bag.”
Thanks to David for this week’s winning caption!
Weekend Birthdays! Christopher Atkins (above) is 53, Mary Chapin Carpenter is 56, Jennifer Love Hewitt is 35, Drew Barrymore is 39, Clinton Kelly is 45, Jeri Ryan is 46, Ellen page is 27, Tyne Daly is 68, and Howard Jones is 59. Here’s his greatest song.
So who’s getting married in Chicago?
The custody of Justin Bieber has been decided once and for all. (Hockey spoiler at the link)
Homophobic People Die Earlier.
Michael Sam signs autograph deals.
This month marks the 20th anniversary of an icy showdown for the ages — the Olympic face-off between Nancy Kerrigan and Tonya Harding after Harding’s then-husband hired a goon to take out Kerrigan’s knee in the weeks before the Lillehammer Games. Kerrigan quickly recovered and snapped up a silver medal, and Harding was knocked off the podium by a broken shoelace (or karma… depends who you ask). Flash to the present: As ladies’ singles figure skating competition kicks off at the Sochi Games, Logo TV is launching a cross-platform mini-series called “Ice Queens” to commemorate the “Whack Heard ‘Round »
- Lanford Beard
Films such as Lincoln revitalised the genre by focusing on short periods, but are too many made, too soon?
For a genre that's been dismissed so many times, the biopic is in impertinently rude health. In the past six months in the UK – and only counting the ones about major public figures – we've had Behind the Candelabra, Renoir, Lovelace, Rush, Diana, Hannah Arendt, The Fifth Estate, One Chance, Saving Mr Banks, Kill Your Darlings, and Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom. The next few weeks alone will grant us audiences with Solomon Northup (12 Years a Slave), Charles Dickens (The Invisible Woman) and Grace of Monaco.
Somewhere down the line, though, the biopic tightened up its act. The Mandela picture's cradle-to-the-grave trudge looks positively old-fashioned now; even 12 Years a Slave is a bit copperplate. The new-school, high-definition biopic goes for the essence, rather than a chronicle of events, focusing on a galvanising »
- Phil Hoad
News Louisa Mellor 8 Jan 2014 - 07:41
A familiar face will be making a cameo appearance in a February episode of Marvel's Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.
It's something of a tradition for Lee to appear in Marvel and DC TV and film outings, usually as himself, often amongst a crowd. The Simpsons and The Big Bang Theory have also memorably welcomed appearances from the comic book writer in recent years (though we think we can all agree that he'll be best remembered for his work on a 1989 episode of Muppet Babies).
It's not yet known who Lee will be playing in the February the 4th episode, though he has reportedly described it as "a big one". Here's a snap »
12 items from 2014
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