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How To Do Shit: Voice actor Dee Bradley Baker gives us a crash course in doing a good Taz

14 August 2017 11:20 AM, PDT | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

Dee Bradley Baker has had a long and diverse career in voice acting, giving life to Spider-Man villains, flying bisons and winged lemurs, and of course the Tazmanian Devil in Space Jam. At this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, he took part in the I Know That Voice panel. The 2013 documentary is being developed into a television series, with each installment focusing on a particular voice actor and exploring their creative process and career trajectory. After the panel, Baker gave us a crash course in doing a good Taz. »

- Baraka Kaseko

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Space Jam 2 director provides an update on the sequel

6 August 2017 5:39 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Back in May of last year, it was officially announced that Justin Lin (Fast & Furious 6Star Trek Beyond) would be directing NBA star LeBron James in a sequel to 1996’s live-action/animation hybrid Space Jam, and now the filmmaker has provided an update on the project’s status during an interview with Slash Film.

“Warner Brothers has been great,” said Lin. “I feel like it’s been very precious. Everybody at the studio’s been calling, ‘Let’s go, let’s go’ and I’m like [it’s] not right yet. To me, the challenge is we have actors who are also professional athletes, so schedule is something that is tough. I’ve been really wanting to push that genre, but to do that you need the right amount of time. So there’s a logistical challenge but also creatively, to do a sequel 20 years later with a new cast and also to be able to, »

- Gary Collinson

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Why Space Jam 2 Hasn't Happened Yet, According To The Director

2 August 2017 9:21 AM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Fans have demanded a sequel to Space Jam for over two decades, to what's taking so long? Space Jam 2 director Justin Lin finally has some answers. »

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Justin Lin says that he's "getting closer every day" to filming Space Jam 2

1 August 2017 2:26 PM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

Do you know what time it is? That's right, it's time to bust out your Space Jam 2 bingo cards, and give yourself a chip if you have a space marked August 1st, 2017! It's been a while since we last heard of any news regarding Fast & Furious director Justin Lin's followup to the 1996 Looney Tunes theatrical animation Space Jam. Then, while promoting his upcoming CBS... Read More »

- Steve Seigh

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Air Bud Turns 20: How Buddy the Wonder Dog's Legacy Changed Family Movies Forever

1 August 2017 6:00 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

The '90s were a magical time for basketball. We had Michael Jordan, the Dream Team, Space Jam, short shorts, snazzy sneakers and the Jock Jams soundtrack. And of course, there was Air Bud, the unforgettable family film about a golden retriever with a love for the game. He didn't dribble—but he did drool, and he scored a spot in the hearts of kids all around the world.  It was 20 years ago today back in 1997 that Air Bud premiered in theaters. It was an independent movie based on a real-life dog named Buddy who had risen to fame thanks to his ability to shoot baskets. Yes, that's right. CGI was in its infancy back then, but Air Bud didn't utilize any special effects to show Buddy playing the »

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'The Iron Giant': THR's 1999 Review

31 July 2017 8:37 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

On July 31, 1999, Warner Bros. held the premiere of Brad Bird's animated The Iron Giant in Los Angeles. The Hollywood Reporter's original review of what would become a cult hit is below: 

After one successful launch (Space Jam) and two discouraging misfires (The Quest for Camelot, The King and I), Warner Bros.' outstanding The Iron Giant is a giant leap for the studio and robotkind. And with the steady erosion of the Disney monopoly in animation, the Aug. 6 release is a potential sleeper hit for kids and adults. 

Director Brad Bird (TV's King of the Hill, The Simpsons), »

- THR Staff

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Amber Rose Says She and 21 Savage Are "Perfect for Each Other"

10 July 2017 8:20 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Amber Rose may have found The One. Overnight, the 33-year-old talk show host shared an Instagram photo of herself snuggling in bed with 21 Savage (wearing matching Space Jam jerseys) and confessed she's fallen head over heels for him. "It's pretty amazing waking up every morning feeling love like this," Rose told her 15.6 million fans. "I've cried endlessly and been hurt a lot in my life, I've been abused, talked to like I wasn't s--t, been gaslighted and slut shamed by men that I once loved and cared about." Rose, who has a 4-year-old son with her rapper ex-husband Wiz Khalifa, continued, "I'm so thankful that God brought this amazing person in my life who genuinely has my »

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Video: 6 of the Best Film Footwear

14 June 2017 3:30 AM, PDT | The Cultural Post | See recent The Cultural Post news »

There’s nothing like a comfortable pair of shoes, but some characters don’t just stop at comfort, they love a bit of style and it seems sports brands are all too keen to help out with that. We thought we’d take a look at some of the freshest footwear ever to grace the silver screen. So, lace up and kick back sneaker-heads, it’s time for a cinematic crep check.

6. Reebok “Alien Stomper” – Aliens (1986)

When Ripley found herself back in the bug hunting business on planet Lv-426 her shoe game was on point. Laced in Reebok’s “Alien Stomper” high-tops in the classic scarlet and grey colour-way. They went from prop to shop a few years ago on Alien Day.

5. Onitsuka Tigers – Kill Bill Vol. 1 (2003)

If you’re going to fight The Crazy Eighty-Eight being light on your feet is a must. And the Bride’s shoe-fu was »

- Thomas Salmon

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Rachel Lindsay: Before Anger at DeMario Washed Over Me, This Bachelorette Guy Made Me Cry Tears of Happiness

30 May 2017 2:57 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Rachel Lindsay vied for Nick Viall‘s heart on season 21 of The Bachelor, now she’s on her own journey to find love on the latest season of The Bachelorette — and she’s blogging about it exclusively for People! Follow Rachel on Twitter at @TheRachLindsay! 

Hey Bachelor Nation, thanks for dropping back in to get the inside scoop. The first week seriously lit the fuse as far as both romance and the drama goes! I also want to take a second to thank you all for the outpouring of support I’ve gotten on social media and in person since this has all started. »

- Rachel Lindsay

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Scooby-Doo Animated Movie Moves Back Two Years to 2020

3 May 2017 6:02 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Warner Bros. is delaying its Scooby-Doo animated movie “Scooby” for nearly two years to May 15, 2020.

The studio had announced in 2015 that it was in development on “Scooby” with a release date of Sept. 21, 2018.

Variety reported in September that Dax Shepard is in negotiations to direct the movie. Producers are Charles Roven and Richard Suckle, who were producers on the studio’s live-action films “Scooby-Doo” and “Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed.” Allison Abbate, who has credits on “Fantastic Mr. Fox,” “Corpse Bride,” and “Frankenweenie,” is also producing.

The untitled film is being directed by “Space Jam” helmer Tony Cervone, whose TV credits include Cartoon Network’s “The Looney Tunes Show” and “Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated.” Matt Lieberman (“Dr. Dolittle: Tail to the Chief”) wrote the screenplay, while Dan Povenmire (“Family Guy”) is on board as executive producer.

The new Scooby-Doo feature will be a Warner Bros. Pictures presentation under the Warner Animation Group banner, »

- Dave McNary

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Turnabout: Pop Culture Homages to Quentin Tarantino

24 April 2017 2:01 PM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

The reference-r becomes the referenced.

You can’t talk about Quentin Tarantino without talking about his penchant for pop culture references. The worlds of film, television, literature, music, art, animation, and more are all fodder for Qt’s frenetic screen language. Because of this, in part, pop culture has embraced Tarantino in a way it does few other filmmakers, it made him a figurehead overnight, a touchstone source for all things kooky and cult-y, and in fact on several occasions pop culture has returned the favor by referencing the director and his work.

Movies like Swingers, Neighbors, and Space Jam, and television shows like The Simpsons, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, and The Office, and even the music of pop princess Lady Gaga are just a few of the various media that have paid homage to Tarantino, and now thanks to editor extraordinaire Jacob T. Swinney, you can see them all in one place.

These »

- H. Perry Horton

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What's Up, Doc? Our 10 favourite bunnies on film

14 April 2017 7:00 AM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

What's Up, Doc? Our 10 favourite bunnies on filmWhat's Up, Doc? Our 10 favourite bunnies on filmAdriana Floridia4/14/2017 9:00:00 Am

With Easter approaching this weekend, there is no better time to spread some love for our favourite bunnies.

Bunnies have made a major impression on film. Some of the most iconic cartoon characters we know and cherish are fun-loving bunnies. You can usually find them chomping on carrots, being unusually tardy, and a lot of the time they're up to no good.

As adorable as some of our favourite bunnies are, there have also been many instances where bunnies have given us nightmares, but it doesn't mean we have any less love for them.

Whether they're being creepy, sly, or sweet, here are ten of the best bunnies to hop, jump, and skip across the silver screen. Check out the list below!

Judy Hopps, Zootopia (2016)

The most inspirational bunny on this list, »

- Adriana Floridia

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What's Up, Doc? Our 10 favourite bunnies on film

14 April 2017 7:00 AM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

What's Up, Doc? Our 10 favourite bunnies on filmWhat's Up, Doc? Our 10 favourite bunnies on filmAdriana Floridia4/14/2017 9:00:00 Am

With Easter approaching this weekend, there is no better time to spread some love for our favourite bunnies.

Bunnies have made a major impression on film. Some of the most iconic cartoon characters we know and cherish are fun-loving bunnies. You can usually find them chomping on carrots, being unusually tardy, and a lot of the time they're up to no good.

As adorable as some of our favourite bunnies are, there have also been many instances where bunnies have given us nightmares, but it doesn't mean we have any less love for them.

Whether they're being creepy, sly, or sweet, here are ten of the best bunnies to hop, jump, and skip across the silver screen. Check out the list below!

Judy Hopps, Zootopia (2016)

The most inspirational bunny on this list, »

- Adriana Floridia

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La La Land tops our list of movies to watch at home in April

4 April 2017 8:32 AM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

La La Land tops our list of movies to watch at home in AprilLa La Land tops our list of movies to watch at home in AprilAdriana Floridia4/4/2017 10:32:00 Am

The film that won over all of our hearts last Christmas is going to be available at the Cineplex Store this month! That's right, now you can watch La La Land time and again by owning a digital copy! But that's not all that's in store for April...

In fact, April is delivering a lot of our most favourite films from the last few months, and we're breaking down the best movies that you can buy or rent in the comfort of your own home. Whether you're a horror fan, a musical lover, or a Star Wars aficionado, here are our top 5 films to watch at home in April!

5. The Founder

Buy it on April 4th

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- Adriana Floridia

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Interview: Director Tom McGrath is Boss of ‘The Boss Baby’

29 March 2017 1:43 PM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – In one of the most natural pieces of voice casting in cartoon history, Alec Baldwin portrays the title character in Dreamworks Animation’s “The Boss Baby.” The director is animation veteran Tom McGrath (“Madagascar”), and the producer is Ramsey Ann Naito, and they were both in Chicago to promote the film.

The Boss Baby” is fast, loose, funny and full of heart. Based on a children’s book by Marla Frazee, the animated version combines baby brother jealousy with Mad Men-era business self help, in a crazy visual landscape. Alec Baldwin is at his “30 Rock” best as the Boss Baby, delivering lines like the parody of his famous movie quote, “cookies are for closers.” There are many layers in the film, but mostly it is a hilarious metaphor on how families adjust when new siblings are added to the mix.

Alec Baldwin is the Voice of ‘The Boss Baby, »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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Avq&A: Get outta here, 10 Things I Hate About You: 10 movies that embody the ’90s

23 March 2017 10:00 PM, PDT | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

Welcome back to Avq&A, where we throw out a question for discussion among the staff and readers. Consider this a prompt to compare notes on your interface with pop culture, to reveal your embarrassing tastes and experiences, and to ponder how our diverse lives all led us to convene here together. Got a question you’d like us and the readers to answer? Email us at avcqa@theonion.com.

This week’s question comes from reader Tyler Street:

If you had to define the 1990s by using only one movie, what would it be? I would actually pick Empire Records because the clothing has a mix of ’90s grunge and the plaid skirt/midriff sweater combo, it has a classic ’90s soundtrack, and—most importantly—it takes place in a ’90s relic: the record store.

Matt Gerardi

It might be terrible, but Space Jam is my quintessential ’90s movie. »

- Erik Adams, Matt Gerardi, William Hughes, Gwen Ihnat, Alex McLevy, Sean O'Neal, Clayton Purdom, Nathan Rabin, Nick Wanserski, Esther Zuckerman

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Newswire: The Space Jam soundtrack is getting a vinyl reissue for Record Store Day

21 March 2017 9:11 PM, PDT | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

Everybody get up; it’s time to get nostalgic, courtesy of today’s list of Record Store Day exclusives. The releases—which will all hit stores on the big promotional day, April 22—include the sorts of things you’d expect to catch vinyl fans’ eyes: Bowie, Prince, and Lou Reed are all represented, plus Spoon’s new album and the Thelonious Monk soundtrack we reported on earlier today.

But the real treasure—at least for the nostalgia-mining Morlocks known as ‘90s kids—was buried a little further down on the list: The Space Jam soundtrack is getting a vinyl reissue.

These days, the hextuple-platinum album is mostly known as the angelic vessel by which R. Kelly’s “I Believe I Can Fly” was delivered to the earth. But the album is more than a one-trick pony, regardless of what you might think about the movie it was attached to ...

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- William Hughes

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Is It Time to Revive the Animated Live-Action Movie?

17 March 2017 6:52 AM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

As the major studios tinker with photorealistic character designs, can Hollywood find the future of animation in its past?

This weekend, families with hit their local multiplex to relive the wonder of Beauty and the Beast in its new live-action format. And whether the film is a runaway hit or only a modest success, Disney shows no signs of plugging its pipeline of live-action remakes. According to this 2016 Time piece, Disney is currently working on no fewer than twelve (that’s one-two) remakes of their popular animated films, meaning twelve more movies featuring up-and-coming actresses, revamped musical numbers, and CGI creatures that take a deep, deep dive into the uncanny valley.

While this brand new surge of Disney movies are likely to each be a technical wonder, for my money, there’s something oddly pedestrian about converting the beautiful Disney animated character designs into a series of photorealistic CGI models. While »

- Matthew Monagle

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Michael Jordan’s Business Empire Has Him Flying, Even In Retirement

8 March 2017 8:55 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

This article originally appeared on Time.

In the ’90s, Michael Jordan was everywhere, from winning multiple NBA championships to creating one of the most coveted shoe-lines in history. His success even translated onto the big screen with Space Jam, where moviegoers spent time with him talking to cartoons.

But his time away from playing professional sports has been more lucrative, and he’s continued to invest his money and watch it grow into unfathomable amounts.

In this Coinage video, discover how he continues to make all that money and where and how he likes to spend it. Here’s a hint: trains, »

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Lupus Films announces animated adaptation of Michael Morpurgo’s Kensuke’s Kingdom

7 March 2017 6:59 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Lupis Films and Melusine Productions have announced a 2D animated feature film adaptation of War Horse author Michael Morpurgo’s award-winning children’s novel Kensuke’s Kingdom.

Kensuke’s Kingdom follows the adventures of a boy called Michael and his dog Stella who are shipwrecked on a remote desert island.  Terrified and struggling to survive, Michael soon discovers that they share the island with Kensuke – a mysterious old Japanese man who has been living on the island for decades with a family of orangutans as his companions.  Keeping their distance, they treat each other with mutual suspicion.  However as dangerous invaders appear on the horizon, it becomes clear they must join forces to save their fragile island paradise.   

The feature film will be directed by award-winning directing team Neil Boyle and Kirk Hendry, whose animation credits include The Last Belle, Junk, Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, Space Jam and The Snowman and the Snowdog. »

- Gary Collinson

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