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Devo's Mark Mothersbaugh Will Score the Thor: Ragnarok Soundtrack

22 August 2016 5:32 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

I think we can all agree, that while we may love Chris Hemsworth as Thor in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, his solo adventures have left a little something to be desired. That being said, Thor: Ragnarok is shaping up to be something very interesting, and potentially special. Things just got even more interesting, as Marvel Studios has tapped Devo co-founder Mark Mothersbaugh to compose the original score for Thor's third solo outing.

Entertainment Weekly confirmed the news that Mothersbaugh will be joining the project, which was originally reported by The Wrap. The studio has yet to make the announcement official. Many may feel that he is a peculiar choice to put together the music for Thor: Ragnarok, but Mothersbaugh has actually had a very impressive career outside of writing 80s hits like "Whip It" and "Uncontrollable Urge." He has nearly 200 composing credits to his name, dating back to the late 1980s. »

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Jack Riley, Voice of Stu Pickles on Rugrats, Dies at 80

19 August 2016 3:40 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

A version of this article originally appeared on EW.com."Jack Riley, an alum of The Bob Newhart Show and the voice of Stu Pickles on Rugrats, has died at the age of 80. The actor died from pneumonia in Los Angeles early Friday morning, his representative Paul Doherty tells Entertainment Weekly. Riley is best known for playing Elliot Carlin, one of Bob Newhart’s patients — a role he reprised in 1985 on the NBC medical series St. Elsewhere. He also appeared in several of Mel Brooks’ films, including History of the World: Part I, High Anxiety, and To Be or Not to Be. »

- Chancellor Agard, @chancelloragard

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Newswire: R.I.P. Jack Riley, Bob Newhart patient and Rugrats dad

19 August 2016 2:05 PM, PDT | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

Multiple sources are reporting the death of comedic actor Jack Riley, known for plying his wry, Midwestern deadpan in The Bob Newhart Show, Rugrats, and a number of Mel Brooks movies. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Riley died of pneumonia after a long illness. He was 81.

Hailing from Cleveland, Riley got his start in radio before heading West in the mid-’60s, booking a recurring role on the short-lived sitcom Occasional Wife and doing guest shots on series including M*A*S*H, I Dream Of Jeannie, and The Mary Tyler Moore Show. That third series was produced by the same studio, Mtm Enterprises, that would give Riley his signature role: Touchy, narcissistic, neurotic, phobic, greedy, insecure pessimist Elliot Carlin on The Bob Newhart Show.

“Mr. Carlin”—as his psychologist, Dr. Bob Hartley (Newhart) was wont to call him—was a regular fixture at the Rimpau Medical Arts Center ...

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Jack Riley, ‘Bob Newhart Show’ Regular and Voice of Stu Pickles on ‘Rugrats,’ Dies at 80

19 August 2016 1:33 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Jack Riley, a regular actor on “The Bob Newhart Show” and the voice of Stu Pickles on the popular animated show “Rugrats,” has died. He was 80.

He died of pneumonia at a hospital in Los Angeles and is survived by his wife Ginger Lawrence, two children and two grandchildren, according to Paul Doherty at Cunningham Escott Slevin & Doherty.

Riley gained recognition for his role as the selfish and neurotic patient Elliot Carlin, who is credited in 49 episodes of “The Bob Newhart Show.”

He was also a voice actor for the iconic Nickelodeon character in “Rugrats” for over a decade starting in 1991. He voiced 143 episodes of the original series through 2005, and 18 episodes of the “Rugrats” spin-off “All Grown Up” until 2007.

His voice also appeared in multiple “Rugrats” movies including “A Rugrats Vacation” (1997), “The Rugrats Movie” (1998), “Rugrats in Paris: The Movie” (2000), as well as several video games based on the Nicktoon.

Riley’s career spanned close to 50 years and »

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'Rugrats' & 'Newhart' Star Jack Riley -- Dead at 80 (Photos + Video)

19 August 2016 1:32 PM, PDT | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

Jack Riley -- the voice of "Rugrats" fave, Stu Pickles, and co-star of "The Bob Newhart Show" -- has died of pneumonia. Jack famously played Elliot Carlin, one Newhart's super neurotic patients, during all 6 seasons of the classic '70s TV sitcom. More recently he was the father of Tommy and Dil Pickles in the "Rugrats" cartoon series and movies. Jack also starred in several Mel Brooks movies and had tons of guest roles »

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Jack Riley, The Bob Newhart Show's Elliot Carlin, Dead at 80

19 August 2016 12:56 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Jack Riley, fondly remembered as neurotic Elliot Carlin on The Bob Newhart Show in the 1970s, has died of pneumonia and infection at the age of 80.

After appearing in nearly 50 episodes of the hit sitcom as shrink Bob Hartley’s “persecuted” patient, the onetime radio personality reprised his role on St. Elsewhere in 1985.

Riley also made several Mel Brooks movies (among them, High Anxiety and History of the World, Part I), guest-starred on everything from Gomer Pyle: Usmc to Friends, and lent his voice to the character of Stu Pickles in both Rugrats and All Grown Up!.

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Jack Riley, Who Played the Neurotic Eliot Carlin on 'The Bob Newhart Show,' Dies at 80

19 August 2016 12:39 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Actor Jack Riley, who specialized in playing neurotic comic characters like psychologist patient Elliot Carlin on The Bob Newhart Show of the 1970s, died Friday. He was 81. Riley, who also voiced Stu Pickles on The Rugrats cartoon and appeared in several Mel Brooks comedies, died in a Los Angeles hospital of pneumonia after a long illness, Paul Doherty at Cunningham Escott Slevin & Doherty told The Hollywood Reporter. Riley appeared in the Brooks-directed films Silent Movie (1976), High Anxiety (1977), History of the World: Part I (1981) and Spaceballs (1987) and in two other movies that Brooks produced,

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Jack Riley Dies: ‘Bob Newhart Show’ & Mel Brooks Movie Actor Was 80

19 August 2016 12:06 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Jack Riley, a veteran of The Bob Newhart Show and several Mel Brooks films who also voiced a popular Rugrats character, died today in Los Angeles. He was 80. Riley’s wife Ginger Lawrence told Deadline he died of pneumonia and infection. Along with playing the neurotic Elliot Carlin on Bob Newhart and appearing in Brooks films including High Anxiety and History of the World, Part I, Riley voiced Stu Pickles on Nickelodeon’s Rugrats and its follow-up series All Growed… »

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Jack Riley Dies: ‘Bob Newhart Show’ & Mel Brooks Movie Actor Was 80

19 August 2016 12:06 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Jack Riley, a veteran of The Bob Newhart Show and several Mel Brooks films who also voiced a popular Rugrats character, died today in Los Angeles. He was 80. Riley’s wife Ginger Lawrence told Deadline he died of pneumonia and infection. Along with playing the neurotic Elliot Carlin on Bob Newhart and appearing in Brooks films including High Anxiety and History of the World, Part I, Riley voiced Stu Pickles on Nickelodeon’s Rugrats and its follow-up series All Growed… »

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Fyvush Finkel, 'Picket Fences' Actor, Dead at 93

15 August 2016 6:09 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Fyvush Finkel, a longtime bastion of Yiddish theatre and actor who appeared on the stage of vaudeville, Broadway, television and film, died Sunday at his Manhattan home. He was 93.

Finkel's son Ian confirmed the actor's death to the New York Times, adding that Finkel had suffered from heart problems in recent years.

The Brooklyn born-Finkel started his career when he was just nine years old, performing vaudeville to Yiddish crowds along the "Borscht Belt." In 1965, Finkel made his Broadway debut in the original 1964 production of Fiddler on the Roof, at »

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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Nicktoons, 25 Years Later

11 August 2016 1:02 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The 25th anniversary of Nicktoons “Rugrats,” “Ren & Stimpy” and “Doug” has arrived! While these Nickelodeon cartoons stirred the imagination of many children, there are several behind-the-scenes tidbits that have gone mostly unknown.

Here are ten things you didn’t know about “Rugrats,” “Ren & Stimpy” and “Doug”:

All of the Babies on “Rugrats” Were Voiced by Women 

Phil and Lil are voiced by the same actress, Kath Soucie, who also voiced their mother Betty. Chuckie was voiced by Christine Cavanaugh, who was also the voice of Dexter in Cartoon Network’s “Dexter’s Laboratory.” Angelica was voiced by Cheryl Chase and Tommy Pickles was voiced by Elizabeth Daily.

The Co-Creator of “Rugrats” Didn’t Like Angelica

Arlene Klasky, co-creator of Klasky-Csupo and “Rugrats,” confessed that she never really liked Angelica, finding her and her signature catchphrase, “You dumb babies!,” “too mean.” She admitted to the New Yorker that the original “Rugrats” creative team struggled to keep the »

- Lamarco McClendon, Maria Cavassuto and Arya Roshanian

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Rugrats, Doug and The Ren & Stimpy Show Premiered 25 Years Ago: 15 Things You Didn't Know About These Groundbreaking Series

10 August 2016 3:25 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Twenty-five years ago Thursday, Rugrats, Doug and The Ren & Stimpy Show premiered on Nickelodeon. It's hard to believe, but just seven years prior, the network was a huge failure, operating at a $10 million loss in 1984. By 1985, they'd launched Nick at Nite; in 1988, the Kids' Choice Awards and Nick Jr. So when the network opened Nickelodeon Studios within Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida, all eyes were on them. And it didn't disappointment, launching three soon-to-be iconic original animated series - Rugrats, Doug and Ren & Stimpy - all on the same day: Aug. 11, 1991. Since the cruel passage of time is all that unites us these days, »

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Rugrats, Doug and The Ren & Stimpy Show Premiered 25 Years Ago: 15 Things You Didn't Know About These Groundbreaking Series

10 August 2016 3:25 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Twenty-five years ago Thursday, Rugrats, Doug and The Ren & Stimpy Show premiered on Nickelodeon. It's hard to believe, but just seven years prior, the network was a huge failure, operating at a $10 million loss in 1984. By 1985, they'd launched Nick at Nite; in 1988, the Kids' Choice Awards and Nick Jr. So when the network opened Nickelodeon Studios within Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida, all eyes were on them. And it didn't disappointment, launching three soon-to-be iconic original animated series - Rugrats, Doug and Ren & Stimpy - all on the same day: Aug. 11, 1991. Since the cruel passage of time is all that unites us these days, »

- Alex Heigl, @alex_heigl

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Emily S. Whitten: Nickelodeon and Nostalgia @ Sdcc 2016

30 July 2016 10:00 AM, PDT | Comicmix.com | See recent Comicmix news »

As you undoubtedly know, San Diego’s Comic-Con International happened this past weekend, and I was fortunate to be amongst the tens of thousands of attendees. There was, as always, a mega-ton to see and do, and it was hard to keep the Fomo (Fear Of Missing Out) from getting completely out of control over the 4.5 days of the con. To stay sane, though, at some point you just have to accept that you’re going to miss a bunch, and focus on what you do have the opportunity to see.

This year, one of my main interests was what Nickelodeon was showcasing. Of course, Nickelodeon is always on my radar, and particularly the current Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles animated series, which I adore. But even beyond the coolness that is the Tmnt, this year, Nickelodeon was focusing on its past – in the best way possible. Through its late-night programming block of “The Splat, »

- Emily S. Whitten

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’31’ Trailer: Rob Zombie Returns With Carnies Who Have Twelve Hours To Survive

14 June 2016 9:48 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

In Rob Zombie’s latest horror film “31,” a group of carnival workers are traveling through the country in an Rv on Halloween night in 1976. On their trip, they’re stopped and attacked with only six of them taken alive. Soon, they’re taken to a strange building where three strangers in aristocratic garb force them to play a survival game: For the next 12 hours, they must wander through a maze of rooms evading murder and torture the entire time. If they survive for the full 12 hours, they’ll be set free, but if not, they’ll join their carnival friends in the grave. “31” stars Malcolm McDowell (“A Clockwork Orange”), Sheri Moon Zombie (“The Lords of Salem”), Richard Brake (“Game of Thrones”), E.G. Daily (“Rugrats”), Meg Foster (“They Live”), Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs (“Cooley High”), and more. Watch the trailer for “31” above.

Read More: Kevin Smith and Rob Zombie Lead 2016 Sundance Film Festival Midnight Section

Rob Zombie rose to fame as the founding member of the ’80s heavy metal band White Zombie. They released four albums between 1987 and 1995; their debut record “Soul-Crusher” was particularly acclaimed, especially by musicians like Kurt Cobain of Nirvana and Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth. He briefly focused on his solo work before shifting his attention to directing horror films. Some of his previous credits include “House of 1000 Corpses” and its sequel “The Devil’s Rejects,” the remake of “Halloween” and its sequel “Halloween II,” and “The Lords of Salem.”

“31” premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January. It will be released on VOD platforms on September 16th and in a limited theatrical release on October 21st.

Read More: Rob Zombie on Going for Broke With ‘Lords of Salem’ and Why Making a Third ‘Halloween’ Would Be ‘Masochistic’

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Nickelodeon Animation: ‘Rugrats,’ ‘Doug’ and ‘Ren & Stimpy’ Carved Studio’s Niche

5 May 2016 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

“Milestone” is a word that gets kicked around a lot, but it actually applies to the launch of Nickelodeon Animation Studio 25 years ago. When “Rugrats,” “Doug” and “The Ren & Stimpy Show” made successful debuts in 1991, Nick hit a trifecta that still impresses. Even the creators of those shows couldn’t have predicted that.

“Cable was new at that time,” recalls Paul Germain, co-creator/producer of “Rugrats” with Arlene Klasky and Gabor Csupo. “I had worked on ‘The Simpsons’ for ‘The Tracey Ullman Show,’ and I fell into animation like slipping on a banana peel.” Germain made a one-line “Rugrats” pitch to Nickelodeon executive producer Vanessa Coffey.

“The pitch was about babies who didn’t seem cognizant, but when adults left the room, the babies talked.”

Rugrats” got a greenlight.

Doug” creator Jim Jinkins also found ready acceptance at Nick for his show about a middle-schooler. While Jinkins was an experienced »

- Ellen Wolff

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Nickelodeon Animation Studio: Pop-Culture Powerhouse Got an Unlikely Start

5 May 2016 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

While it’s hard to imagine a large entertainment entity beginning this way now, back in 1990 it was a Nickelodeon contractor who got Nickelodeon Animation Studio off the ground.

Vanessa Coffey was hired as a creative consultant to develop NickToons, which became the trio of animated series, “Doug,” “Rugrats” and “The Ren & Stimpy Show.”

Prior to NickToons, which debuted 25 years ago, Nickelodeon was home to acquired animated series and original live-action shows. Original animation was a new endeavor.

“They gave me pretty much free rein to look for properties as a consultant,” Coffey says. She put out the word that she was taking pitches and met with John Kricfalusi.

“He never pitched ‘Ren & Stimpy,’” she says. “He pitched me this project called ‘Your Gang’ and there was a dog and cat in ‘Your Gang’ and that was Ren and Stimpy. I asked him if he could create a show called »

- Rob Owen

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Variety Honors ‘Kung Fu Panda 3’ Director Jennifer Yuh Nelson, 10 Animators to Watch

4 May 2016 12:11 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The animation industry turned up to celebrate two biz vets and a new class of budding talent at Variety‘s second annual 10 Animators to Watch event Tuesday night at Quixote Studios in West Hollywood.

DreamWorks Animations’ Jennifer Yuh Nelson, who most recently directed “Kung Fu Panda 3,” was presented with Variety‘s creative impact in animation award by “Kung Fu Panda” star Jack Black.

“Behind that gentle, quiet voice is a fiercely powerful creative mind,” the actor, who kicked off his speech with a brief rendition of his Nickelodeon theme song, said of Yuh Nelson. “It should also be noted that Jen is indeed a woman, and as fantastic as the industry is, historically it’s been pretty male-dominated. Jen has helped change this, blazing a trail for others to follow.”

Yuh Nelson, the first female to solely direct a Hollywood animated feature, used the podium to commemorate the colleagues who »

- Alyssa Sage

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Variety Honors ‘Kung Fu Panda 3’ Director Jennifer Yuh Nelson, 10 Animators to Watch

4 May 2016 12:11 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The animation industry turned up to celebrate two biz vets and a new class of budding talent at Variety‘s second annual 10 Animators to Watch event Tuesday night at Quixote Studios in West Hollywood.

DreamWorks Animations’ Jennifer Yuh Nelson, who most recently directed “Kung Fu Panda 3,” was presented with Variety‘s creative impact in animation award by “Kung Fu Panda” star Jack Black.

“Behind that gentle, quiet voice is a fiercely powerful creative mind,” the actor, who kicked off his speech with a brief rendition of his Nickelodeon theme song, said of Yuh Nelson. “It should also be noted that Jen is indeed a woman, and as fantastic as the industry is, historically it’s been pretty male-dominated. Jen has helped change this, blazing a trail for others to follow.”

Yuh Nelson, the first female to solely direct a Hollywood animated feature, used the podium to commemorate the colleagues who »

- Alyssa Sage

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'All That' Reunion Happening on Nickelodeon This Spring

24 March 2016 1:53 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Back in October, Nickelodeon launched a new block of programming known as The Splat, which airs episodes of the network's classic animated shows such as Rugrats, Hey Arnold! and The Ren and Stimpy Show. Earlier this week, The Splat revealed that they are also assembling a reunion of another popular Nickelodeon series, All That, with a new video that features cast members Danny Tamberelli, Kel Mitchell, Josh Server, Lori Beth Denberg and Kenan Thompson. E! Online reports that the reunion will take place on The Splat on April 16 and April 17, during a marathon of the original series.

The cast members will reunite for 1-3 minute video interstitials that will air during the marathon, where they will discuss their experiences of working on All That, which originally aired for 10 seasons between 1994 and 2005. The show helped launch the careers of other stars such as Amanda Bynes, Nick Cannon and Jamie Lynn Spears, »

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