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The Godfather’s Alex Rocco returns to his mobster roots in Batman: Year One

20 October 2011 10:01 AM, PDT | Comicmix.com | See recent Comicmix news »

Alex Rocco, best known for his role as gangster Moe Greene in The Godfather, returns to his mobster roots as Carmine Falcone in Batman: Year One, the next entry in the popular, ongoing series of DC Universe Animated Original Movies.

The appearance in a Dark Knight-related project brings Rocco’s 44-year career full circle. The Massachusetts-born actor, who was once an adjunct member of Boston’s Winter Hill Gang, got his first on-screen role in the 1960s Batman television series.

Rocco appeared as the thug Block in the back-to-back episodes “A Piece of the Action” and “Batman’s Satisfaction,” which premiered on March 1 and 2, 1967.  The episodes also featured the first true crossover appearance of Green Hornet and Kato on the Batman series (aside from a cameo popping out a window in the first season).

Since then, Rocco has been seen on primetime in everything from Get Smart, The F.B.I. and »

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Alex Rocco Talks Carmine Falcone in Batman: Year One

13 October 2011 9:59 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Alex Rocco, best known for his role as gangster Moe Greene in The Godfather, returns to his mobster roots as Carmine Falcone in Batman: Year One, the next entry in the popular, ongoing series of DC Universe Animated Original Movies.

The appearance in a Dark Knight-related project brings Alex Rocco's 44-year career full circle. The Massachusetts-born actor, who was once an adjunct member of Boston's Winter Hill Gang, got his first on-screen role in the 1960s Batman television series.

Alex Rocco appeared as the thug Block in the back-to-back episodes "A Piece of the Action" and "Batman's Satisfaction," which premiered on March 1 and 2, 1967. The episodes also featured the first true crossover appearance The Green Hornet and Kato on the Batman series (aside from a cameo popping out a window in the first season).

Since then, Rocco has been seen on primetime in everything from Get Smart, The F.B.I. »

- MovieWeb

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Exclusive: Jonathan Aibel and Glenn Berger Talk Kung Fu Panda 2

24 May 2011 11:53 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Screenwriters Jonathan Aibel and Glenn Berger discuss Kung Fu Panda 2, hatching the story of Po's background, Chuck Norris possibilities for Kung Fu Panda 3, and more

Screenwriters Jonathan Aibel and Glenn Berger first started working together on The George Carlin Show in the mid-90s, and they've been a writing team ever since. They both worked on TV shows such as Platypus Man, MadTV, and King of the Hill, before being brought on to revamp Kung Fu Panda, which made $215 million at the domestic box office and over $630 million worldwide. After writing another DreamWorks Animation hit with Monsters Vs. Aliens, the screenwriting duo returned to the lovable saga of the powerful panda Po with Kung Fu Panda 2, which hits 2D and 3D theaters nationwide on May 26.

This time around, Po (Jack Black) is enjoying his newfound success and popularity as the Dragon Warrior, although, much to the chagrin of »

- MovieWeb

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