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Update: According to a Facebook post from Nick Reboot, the website’s owner has cited a recent rise in publicity as the reason he’s decided to shut the site down completely. He explained that “this amount of publicity will almost certainly force Viacom to come to a legal decision about us … I am absolutely horrified of what that might mean for myself, my loved ones, and for anyone else who was involved.”
“Do do do do do do do do do do do …” Oh, sorry. Didn’t realize I was doing that out loud typing that. What was I singing writing, »
- Samantha Highfill
Under the pact, Relativity TV will oversee worldwide distribution, finance and production for Levy’s content in the tyke realm. “Tribe of the Wild,” an action-adventure series that centers on five high school students and blends live-action with CGI animation, is Levy’s first project to fall under the deal.
“Relativity Television is committed to building a home for some of the most talented, creative and successful producers in the industry,” said Relativity TV CEO Tom Forman. “We are thrilled to be expanding our scripted business by forging this relationship with the renowned Shuki Levy, who has an unparalleled sense of how to create high-quality children’s content. ”
- AJ Marechal
Unabashedly earnest, "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." offers the same unassuming charm of its most valuable asset, the still-beating heart of the Marvel Cinematic Universe: Clark Gregg's Agent Phil Coulson. Paired with Ming-Na Wen's steely, enigmatic Melinda May, the affable, competent Coulson leads an oddball crew of operatives weaving around the footfalls of giants. Coulson knows the way, but the transition of Marvel Studios from the big screen to network television isn't without its turbulence.
A New World
In a generous cameo as Agent Maria Hill, Cobie "Not-The-How-i-Met-The-Mama" Smulders posits that the Loki-led Chitauri assault on Manhattan—and the formation of the Avengers to halt it—marked the end of the world. Hill and her colleagues in the Strategic Homeland Intervention, Enforcement (breathe) and Logistics Division shepherd humanity through a new world where people can do the impossible, though no lifetime's consumption of comic book origin »
- Splash Page Team
Zap2it: I hear you are a fan of technology. Is that true?
Arsenio Hall: Without doubt. I'm such a freak. I love that stuff. I was the little boy who would take stuff apart at home and put it back together. Back in the day, I was that kid. I was the little "Inspector Gadget."
Zap2it: What was your first computer?
Arsenio Hall: My first computer wasn't a computer. It was a word processor; a hybrid between a computer and a typewriter.
Zap2it: Have the producers supplied you with all the tech toys you want?
Arsenio Hall: I came with toys. If someone has to give you your toys, you truly aren't into them. You should have everything you want and love, if you are really into it, regardless of who pays for it. They're never going to give you the toys you want. »
How many times have you been lured into watching a movie trailer for an epic blockbuster you didn’t realise was being made only to find it’s a fake trailer made by fans? Plenty we’ll bet. But for every rubbish fan made movie trailer there’s always one that actually looks completely awesome and you would give your right ball for the chance to go see it.
Often the rubbish attempts to convince us of a movie are made up of footage from existing films and are so poorly cobbled together that they could only fool the most simple of minds. One example of this that springs to mind is someone’s horrible attempt to make an Inspector Gadget all action reboot trailer featuring both The Spirit and Rorschach in place of the real bumbling detective. Despite being a dire mishmash it is still better than the real »
- Matt Aspin
The highlights from this year's Comic-Con were Tom Hiddleston surprising Hall H as Loki and Andrew Garfield spending a majority of his panel in character as Spider-Man. With the exception of Sacha Baron Cohen and the Spinal Tap crew, actors very rarely make appearances dressed in character. An even rarer sight is seeing voice actors dressed as the animated characters they play. It can be a bit bizarre, but it's always a treat to see. Here are 15 (and a half-ish) actors in cosplay as their own characters.
As part of their panel for Sdcc '13, the cast pre-recorded a bit that had them "forced" to dress up as their cartoon counterparts -- Bill Hader as Flint Lockwood, Anna Faris as Sam Sparks, Andy Samberg as Brent McHale, and Terry Crews as Earl Devereaux.
For a Halloween appearance on Ellen, Jane Lynch »
- Eli Reyes
Why learn to play the violin, oboe or xylophone when you can just as easily turn a Sega Mega Drive or an 8-bit home computer into a perfectly suitable musical instrument?
Sounds ridiculous, you say? You might want to chat with Glasgow-based musician, Julian Corrie. The mad scientist/tech-saavy artist has turned a plethora of old tech devices ranging from floppy disks to outmoded printers into an automated orchestra for his new music video, "Polybius." Think Inspector Gadget meets contemporary electronic music in an amazing homage to 1980s and '90s technology.
We caught sight of the mesmerizing video, directed by James Houston and produced by Bold Yin, on Colossal. Measuring in at just under two-and-a-half minutes, the quick watch is like a fun game of "Name That Really Old Video Game Controller."
Of course, we're big fans of classical music, and wouldn't want fiddlers and brass geniuses to drop »
- Katherine Brooks
It's been more than a decade since the 1990s ended, yet the Internet can't seem to go a day without a reminder of the neon slap bracelets that may have been banned from your school.
Yes, we get it. Times are tough and there's comfort in reflection, but enough is enough.
Below, a final goodbye to the 90s to end the nostalgia once and for all. (We're not kidding. There are 1990 items below.)
2. "The Wild Thornberries"
3. Dawson and Joey
5. Mr. Feeny
7. MTV playing music videos
9. The premiere of "Freaks and Geeks"
10. Levar Burton
13. "The Powerpuff Girls"
14. "Smart Guy"
15. Comedy Central globe logo with buildings
16. "The X-Files"
17. Rosie O'Donnell
18. Bill Nye
19. "Dawson's Creek"
20. The Mighty Ducks"
21. "Are You Afraid of the Dark"
23. Rachel Green
24. Tim Allen
25. "All That"
26. "Beverly Hills 90210"
27. "Step by Step"
28. "The Ren & Stimpy Show"
29. "The Famous Jett Jackson"
30. "Buffy the Vampire Slayer »
- The Huffington Post
On Friday we got to hear from Director Raja Gosnell on his sequel to 2011 movie The Smurfs and it’s now only a couple of days away that The Smurfs 2 hits UK cinemas. As well as Raja we got to sit down to chat one of the Producers on the sequel Jordan Kerner. Jordan’s filmography is rather extensive and includes the likes of The Three Musketeers, George of the Jungle, Inspector Gadget to name but a few and has a keen eye when it comes to making movies for this sort of demographic.
We speak to Jordan about the success of the first movie and taking him by surprise as well as the challenges of shooting in Paris, where the technology is going in these Smurf movies and whether this technology continues to surprise him in the films that they make, especially using this advanced animation that is ever changing. »
- David Sztypuljak
In the latest iteration of the action-adventure-reality genre, the CW has a late entry with the new series Capture, a man-versus-man-versus-wild competition set in an Inspector Gadget-like forest compound.
“You will hunt and be hunted. You will remain here for as long as you survive the game.” These are the foreboding words of Captured host Luke Tipple (also an Australian marine biologist, according to his website ).
The new CW competition series — premiering Tuesday — pits 12 teams of two against each other in an enclosed wilderness compound, where they fight each other, hunger pangs, unfortunate space-agey pantsuits, and bad weather in order to avoid being captured. »
- Jennifer Arellano
That’s where Kerner wrote his senior thesis, a 30-page treatment for a series that follows a military family in 1961 as they live through such political episodes as the Cuban missile crisis, the Kennedy assassination and the Civil rights movement. Twelve years later, as ABC’s VP of dramatic development, Kerner teamed up with Jon Avnet and Steve Tisch to develop what would become the 1984 one-season-wonder, “Call to Glory.”
Kerner had cut his teeth as a negotiator, buyer and seller at the Big Three, working with mentors from across the industry. Formerly president at the Eye, Bob Daly helped Kerner get his start in business affairs at CBS. Later came Charles Engel at Universal and Quinn Martin at Qm Productions, »
- Allegra Tepper
When Jordan Kerner, the prolific producer of tender family fare such as the “Smurfs” franchise, “George of the Jungle” and “Fried Green Tomatoes,” is asked to describe the root of his particular penchant for stirring stories that tug at audiences’ hearts — or make the little ones giggle — he brings up a pivotal moment in his childhood.
It was May 7, 1959. In the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, the recently transplanted Dodgers and the New York Yankees were playing an exhibition game to raise money for the medical expenses of legendary catcher Roy Campanella, one of the first players to break Major League Baseball’s color barrier, who had been left paralyzed by a car accident. More than 93,000 people were in the stands, among them 9-year-old Jordan, dozens of World War II veterans in wheelchairs and a vivid cross-section of the country’s racial and ethnic mix, all united in their love for a wounded hero. »
- Nick Madigan
Growing up in the eighties and early nineties, I genuinely believe that my generation and those before us had the best cartoons the world will ever see. Kids growing up today probably don’t even know what ‘Saturday morning cartoons’ are. Much of the current lineup for youngsters consists of CG, reboots of shows from years past, and straight-up nonsense. I used to spend all week looking forward to Saturday; even the commercials were amusing. As young horror fans, may of us found ourselves rooting as much for the villain as we were for the good guy. In some cases, the villain was much more debonair, interesting, and relatable than the hero, so it wasn’t all that unreasonable to cheer for them. So with that said, we've prepared a list of memorable villains from those beloved cartoons... villains we sometimes liked just as much, or even more, than the protagonists. »
- Tyler Doupe
In the playground of entertainment, it’s easy to see Hollywood as the school bully; grabbing video games, cartoons and even board games by their heels and shaking them ’til all their money falls out. While we generally turn a blind eye to the board game bashing, it is the cartoons that we cherish the most. For wrapped inside their theme songs, catchphrases and collectable action figures is a still-beating sense of nostalgia. And no matter how many hundreds of millions of dollars Hollywood can throw into trying to recreate it, it is a commodity that ultimately proves priceless.
Many an animation has stretched itself into a feature-length episode or TV special. Some have even enjoyed commercial success with spin-offs and cinema releases. But, as we’ll see, nothing kills a cartoon quite like the words ‘live-action adaptation’. Except, of course, the words ‘live-action adaptation- in 3D’. Listed below are »
- Dan Wakefield
Feature Rob Smedley 2 Jul 2013 - 07:00
Rob traces the evolution of the TV detective via their choice of outerwear. Enter macs, leather jackets, and posh flappy numbers...
Luther's back tonight on BBC One, and ooh, doesn't he look cool as he stalks around London's streets like a man with a grudge against a bus? That's not just because he's played by Idris Elba, and your mind has subconsciously associated him with the cool job of piloting giant robots in Pacific Rim, oh no. It's because, like all the best detectives, he's wearing a cool coat.
The coat has become the shorthand for the detective, not only telling you a lot about the copper wearing it, but about the era they're wearing it in. So, in a not at all blatant rip-off of the BBC's A History of the World in 100 Objects let's chart the TV detective's beat across our »
Sony Pictures is looking to expand its superhero output beyond The Amazing Spider-Man franchise by snapping up the movie rights to Captain Planet and the Planeteers, with The Hollywood Reporter revealing that the studio is in final negotiations with producers Mark Gordon (Saving Private Ryan), Don Murphy (Transformers) and Susan Montford (Real Steel) with regards to a big screen version of the early 90s environmental cartoon.
Produced by Dic Entertainment (the company behind the likes of Inspector Gadget and The Real Ghostbusters), Captain Planet and the Planeteers centred on five teenagers from across the globe who were granted magic rings by Gaia, the spirit of the Earth. Known as the Planeteers, the five kids were tasked with protecting the earth from polluters and when things got out of hand, they combined their powers to summon the superhero Captain Planet.
Captain Planet and the Planeteers ran for six seasons between 1990 and »
- Flickering Myth
According to The Hollywood Reporter, environmental cartoon Captain Planet and the Planeteers is getting the big-screen treatment. Sony Pictures is in final negotiations at the moment.
The original show followed five teens from around the world — North America, Africa, Eastern Europe, Asia and South America that are given powers by Gaia, the earth spirit, in order to protect the planet from the devastation of polluters. When their powers are not enough, they combine to summon a superhero named Captain Planet.
A film adaptation and live-action series had previously been developed in the 1990s/2000′s but neither came together.
Source: THR »
- Kellvin Chavez
Sony Pictures is in final negotiations to pick up the film rights to early 1990s environmental cartoon series "Captain Planet and the Planeteers".
The original show followed five teens from around the world given powers by Gaia, the earth spirit, to protect the planet from polluters. When their powers are not enough, they combine to summon a superhero named Captain Planet.
Source: Heat Vision »
- Garth Franklin
Environmental cartoon Captain Planet and the Planeteers is getting the big-screen treatment. Sony Pictures is in final negotiations to pick up the rights to the early 1990s series for an adaptation to be produced by Mark Gordon, Don Murphy and Susan Montford. Photos: 26 of Summer's Most Anticipated Movies: 'Man of Steel,' 'Wolverine,' 'The Lone Ranger' The show was produced by Turner Broadcasting and Dic Entertainment, the latter known for Inspector Gadget and The Real Ghostbusters cartoon shows. Captain Planet told the story of five teens from around the world -- North America, Africa, Eastern Europe, Asia and
- Borys Kit
Sony Pictures, the studio behind the lucrative Spider-Man and Smurfs franchises, are planning to make a feature film based on the popular 1990s cartoon series from the creators of Inspector Gadget and The Real Ghostbusters. The show told the story of five teenagers from around the world -- Kwame from Africa, Wheeler from North America, Linka from the Soviet Union (changed to Eastern Europe after the Soviet Union's collapse), Gi from Asia and Ma-Ti from South America -- who the Earth spirit Gaia bestows with magic rings that harness energies of Earth, Fire, Wind, Water and Heart in order to protect the planet from environmental disaster and super-powered polluters. They are capable of combining their powers to create the superhero Captain Planet. Many famous actors contributed voice work »
- Pietro Filipponi
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