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Heidi and the Magic Pool sells worldwide

10 November 2014 3:12 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Bill Nighy, Anna Friel and Greg Wise star in the family adventure that will shoot spring 2015.

A new spin on the Heidi franchise, starring Bill Nighy, Anna Friel and Greg Wise, has been sold throughout the world by Carnaby International.

Family adventure Heidi and the Magic Pool has been snapped up by one major distributor, which Carnaby declined to name, that comprises the UK; Australia and New Zealand; France; Benelux; the Czech Republic; Bulgaria, Hungary, Poland; Greece; Portugal; Slovakia; Scandinavia; India, Israel, South Africa, Turkey; Hong Kong; Malaysia; Philippines; Singapore; Taiwan; Thailand; Vietnam; and all of Latin America.

Carnaby International’s director of international sales, Tania Sarra, has also concluded deals with the Middle East (Gulf Film), Indonesia (Pt Prima Cinema), Spain (Flins y Piniculas) and the countries of the former Yugoslavia (Discovery).

Carnaby has also announced an April 2015 start for the film, a UK-Hungarian co-production filming in both those countries. Discussions are ongoing »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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Most Of World Dips Into ‘Heidi And The Magic Pool': Afm

9 November 2014 4:08 PM, PST | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Heidi and the Magic Pool – a family feature based on the durable ‘Heidi’ children’s franchise – has cleared territory sales across most of the world, and will start production in April with Bill Nighy, Anna Friel and Greg Wise in the cast, Carnaby International’s Tania Sarra announced at Afm today. The company said it also is in discussions with Jim Broadbent (IrisGangs of New York) for a role.

The film follows 12-year-old Heidi when she’s taken from her grandfather to live in the city as a companion to Clara, who is being poisoned by a governess with designs on Clara’s father. Clara and Heidi flee to a mysterious grotto called the Magic Pool.

Sarra said the territories sold to one big distributor include the UK, Australia and New Zealand, much of Europe, India, Southeast Asia and all of Latin America. Other deals will cover the Middle »

- David Bloom

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Happy Birthday, Tom Felton! Celebrate With Pics Of His Hairvolution

22 September 2014 9:35 AM, PDT | VH1.com | See recent VH1.com news »

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Tom Felton turns a ripe old 27 today — so, yeah, Harry Potter fans, you’re going to be middle-aged soon. That also means it’s been years since he’s had to bleach his hair that awful Draco Malfoy blond. Sorry, some of you were perhaps drawn to that ‘do, in all its evil glory. We can’t really imagine spending our entire adolescence defined by such a distinctive style. (Though there are probably some perks that made up for it.)

He’s now starring in the TNT series Murder In The First. But before the next episode, let’s celebrate his birthday by looking back at his many hairstyles — from that weird mop of curls in The Borrowers to today. We’d like to lobby for him to return to that longer hipster flop. How about you?

[Photos: Warner Bros., Getty Images] »

- Sabrina Rojas Weiss

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Disney Classics Getting Blu-Ray Release August 12th – Tarzan, Hercules, And More

6 August 2014 2:18 PM, PDT | AreYouScreening.com | See recent AreYouScreening news »

A slew of classic Disney movies are hitting for the first time on Blu-Ray, including one double-pack release, and you’re going to want to make sure to pick these up. You haven’t paid attention to some of these titles for a while, and it’s about time you got the chance to catch them on Blu-Ray. The best part is that there’s a great mix of releases hitting. Bedknobs and Broomsticks is all but lost in the cultural consciousness, and it deserves a return. The Academy Award-winning movie from the year I was born is filled with a lot of fun and adventure, and like most Disney films, holds up well for a whole new generation.

The rest of the group covers a great spectrum, including two animated “big” titles, and a 10th Anniversary release. There’s a lot to expose your family to here, so check out all the info below, »

- Marc Eastman

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Famous Five Headed For Family Film Franchise

25 July 2014 9:35 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Over here in the UK, we know how to make great writers. We gave the world J.K Rowling with her Harry Potter series and, among many others, we gave the world the author that Rowling is often compared to – Enid Blyton. We are also, apparently, about to give the world Blyton’s work on film, as Working Title has acquired the theatrical rights to The Famous Five. You’re welcome.

With global sales estimated at over 600 million books, Enid Blyton is one of the biggest-selling children’s authors in history. The Famous Five series first appeared in 1942 – with the first book entitled Five On A Treasure Island – and eventually ran to 21 full-length novels. The stories focus on a group of children and the adventures they have during each school holiday, when they return from boarding school. The group – comprising of three siblings, their cousin and her dog – find themselves »

- Sarah Myles

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When Marnie Was There and the future of Studio Ghibli

3 July 2014 3:58 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

As a trailer for Studio Ghibli's latest and possibly final feature When Marnie Was There emerges, Ryan ponders company's uncertain future...

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When Hayao Miyazaki retired last year at the age of 73, animation lost one of its most accomplished and dedicated practitioners. His work, comprising 11 features and numerous shorts, needs little introduction: films such as My Neighbor Totoro, Spirited Away and Howl's Moving Castle have long since etched themselves on the minds of audiences all over the world.

Miyazaki's final film, The Wind Rises, was a bravely individual parting shot. A drama about the designer of the legendary Japanese fighter plane, the Mitsubishi Zero, it felt like a final, heartfelt statement from a truly great artist - and a fitting capstone to a remarkable career. But with Miyazaki having set aside the painstaking work he put into animating his films over the course of some 48 years, the inevitable question »

- ryanlambie

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Rob Riggle Joins Most of Monty Python's Absolutely Anything

19 March 2014 | Comingsoon.net | See recent Comingsoon.net news »

21 Jump Street star Rob Riggle has joined the ensemble cast of director Terry Jones' Absolutely Anything , Deadline reports. The film, first announced in 2010 , features nearly all of the surviving members of Monty Python, including John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Michael Palin and Jones himself. Unfortunately for Python fans, Eric Idle (the only other member of the troupe outside of the late Graham Chapman) is sitting this one out, but the production is also set to feature Simon Pegg, Kate Beckinsale, Robin Williams, Sanjeev Bhaskar, Eddie Izzard and Joanna Lumley. Jones wrote the screenplay for Absolutely Anything alongside Gavin Scott ( The Borrowers , Small Soldiers ). The plot is said to follow a schoolteacher (Pegg), who is given the incredible power to make his every »

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Kate Beckinsale Teams with Monty Python Troupe for Absolutely Anything

26 February 2014 | Comingsoon.net | See recent Comingsoon.net news »

Underworld franchise star Kate Beckinsale has joined the ensemble cast of director Terry Jones' Absolutely Anything , Deadline reports. The film, first announced in 2010 , features many of the surviving members of Monty Python, including John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Michael Palin and Jones himself. Unfortunately for Python fans, Eric Idle (the only other member of the troupe outside of the late Graham Chapman) is sitting this one out, but the production is also set to feature Simon Pegg, Robin Williams, Sanjeev Bhaskar, Eddie Izzard and Joanna Lumley. Jones wrote the screenplay for Absolutely Anything alongside Gavin Scott ( The Borrowers , Small Soldiers ). The plot is said to follow a schoolteacher (Pegg), who is given the incredible power to make his every wish a reality »

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Christopher Eccleston at 50: 10 of his best film and TV roles

16 February 2014 1:00 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Happy birthday to Christopher Eccleston, who turns 50 today (Sunday, February 16).

A stalwart of television, film and theatre, Chris has played some of television's most iconic characters (from Our Friends in the North's Nicky Hutchinson to Doctor Who's titular hero), brought life to numerous 'everyman' roles with extraordinary performances and used his work to explore themes of justice, loyalty and friendship.

To celebrate Christopher's half-century, Digital Spy has chosen ten standout performances from his film and television work, presented in chronological order. Given his acting career spans almost 25 years, a few didn't make our personal top ten, but as always, do tell us about your favourites in the comments section...

Shallow Grave (1994)

Danny Boyle's dizzying breakthrough movie Shallow Grave not only launched the career of Ewan McGregor, it propelled Christopher Eccleston - already an established TV star - into the big league.

Chris's portrayal of chartered accountant »

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Christopher Eccleston at 50: 10 of his best film and TV roles

16 February 2014 1:00 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Happy birthday to Christopher Eccleston, who turns 50 today (Sunday, February 16).

A stalwart of television, film and theatre, Chris has played some of television's most iconic characters (from Our Friends in the North's Nicky Hutchinson to Doctor Who's titular hero), brought life to numerous 'everyman' roles with extraordinary performances and used his work to explore themes of justice, loyalty and friendship.

To celebrate Christopher's half-century, Digital Spy has chosen ten standout performances from his film and television work, presented in chronological order. Given his acting career spans almost 25 years, a few didn't make our personal top ten, but as always, do tell us about your favourites in the comments section...

Shallow Grave (1994)

Danny Boyle's dizzying breakthrough movie Shallow Grave not only launched the career of Ewan McGregor, it propelled Christopher Eccleston - already an established TV star - into the big league.

Chris's portrayal of chartered accountant »

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Ghibli Retrospective: The Secret World Of Arrietty

12 January 2014 9:02 AM, PST | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

Willem (age 10) and Miranda (age 9) put a capstone on their extended marathon of Studio Ghibli viewing. After taking both the heaviest Studio Ghibli film, Grave of the Fireflies, and the lightest entry, The Cat Returns, they end the 15 film marathon with The Secret World Of Arrietty. The 2010 film is one of the studio's most recent films, directed by Yonebayashi Hiromasa, vividly adapted by Miyazaki Hayao from Mary Norton's series of novels, The Borrowers. The kids talk about the eponymous heroine's relationship with her parents, the proximity of the 'tiny' family to the human 'beens' who live above them, as well as the all encompassing natural world which threatens to engulf them. Lastly, they marvel at the small-scale physics realized by the animation house...

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