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William Hurt has joined the cast of Focus Features' Jesse Owens biopic Race, with the studio also setting an April 8, 2016 release date. The drama will be going up against Universal Pictures' Clifford the Big Red Dog in April 2016.
Stephan James stars as legendary track star Jesse Owens, who won a record-breaking four gold medals at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin, making him one of the greatest track athletes in the world, at the same time Adolf Hitler was trying to create a perfect Aryan race for Germany. William Hurt is playing Jeremiah Maroney, the Amateur Athletic Union president who spearheaded a movement to boycott the 1936 Olympics. Jason Sudeikis, Jeremy Irons, Carice van Houten and Amanda Crew also star.
Stephen Hopkins is directing from a screenplay by Anna Waterhouse and Joe Shrapnel, with production already under way in Montreal. The biopic will also shoot in Berlin's Olympic Stadium, where Jesse Owens made Olympic history. »
Another beloved childhood character is heading to the big screen. Universal recently announced that an adaptation of Clifford the Big Red Dog, based on the children’s book series by Norman Bridwell, will be hitting theaters on April 8th, 2016.
Plot details for the film are scarce, but Bridwell’s series centered on a dog named Clifford, born the runt of the litter. When he was given to Emily Elizabeth as a birthday present, the little girl’s love for him caused Clifford to swell in size to a height of over 25 feet. Given the dog’s size, his owner’s family had no choice but to move to the wide open spaces of Bridwell Island, where Clifford encountered new friends like Cleo, Mac and T-Bone. Over 70 installments of the book series, which also spawned a popular PBS Kids TV show, have been released.
As for the film, it’s being »
- Isaac Feldberg
We have a few release date changes and announcements to attend to this afternoon. Briefly: 20th Century Fox’s “Untitled Ridley Scott Project” has been confirmed, as The Martian release date has been moved up from March 2016 to November 25, 2015. Director Tim Burton’s next film, Peregrine’s Home for Peculiars, will take over the date previously held by The Martin, as Fox has pushed it to March 4, 2016. Following the success of The Fault in Our Stars, Fox has set the adaptation of another John Green novel, Paper Towns, for release on July 31, 2015. Universal Pictures will release Clifford the Big Red Dog on April 8, 2016. Hit the jump for more on the aforementioned projects. The Martian Ridley Scott continues to roll right along, as he moved directly from Prometheus to The Counselor to Exodus: Gods and Kings, and now he’s poised to moved from the biblical epic right into the sci-fi adaptation The Martian. »
- Adam Chitwood
Clifford the Big Red Dog will be hitting the big screen in 2016. Universal has slated the adaptation of the children's book for an April 8, 2016, release date. The film, directed by David Bowers, is being touted as a mixture of live action and 3D animation. Deborah Forte (The Golden Compass, Tuck Everlasting) will produce the comedy. Forte previously produced multiple TV series on the Clifford character as well as the 2004 Warner Bros. film Clifford's Really Big Movie. Clifford's Really Big Movie, also based on the Norman Bridwell books, was released on April 20 of that year and grossed
- Erik Hayden
Just one day after Universal Pictures swapped release dates for their Snow White prequel The Huntsman and the Untitled Mummy Reboot, the studio has now announced an April 8, 2016 release date for Clifford The Big Red Dog.
As of now, the live-action/animation hybrid does not have any direct competition in its new release date, but the project sets up Universal to have three consecutive releases in April 2016, with Clifford The Big Red Dog on April 8, The Best Man Wedding on April 15 and The Huntsman on April 22.
Clifford was first published in 1963, created by Norman Bridwell, which has spawned more than 60 different titles with over 127 million books currently in print. The stories follow a young girl and her red dog Clifford, »
The studio has dated its adaptation of the best-selling children’s books that spawned a PBS series. The live-action/animated 3D pic Clifford The Big Red Dog has fetched an April 8, 2016, release slot. Scholastic Media’s Deborah Forte will produce and Matt Lopez (The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, the just-announced The Day The Crayons Quit) is working on the script, which David Bowers will helm. First published in 1963, the book series follows the adventures of Emily Elizabeth, a young denizen of a rural island community who gets a red puppy for her birthday that grows to the rather unusual size of 25 […] »
Universal has dated its “Clifford The Big Red Dog” movie for April 8, 2016.
The first book was published by Scholastic in 1963, leading to more than 60 titles and 127 million books in print. Clifford is Scholastic’s official mascot.
“Clifford” is the first title to land on April 8, 2016.
- Dave McNary
Get excited, fanboys! The character you have been dying to see adapted into a 3D animated/live action movie is finally coming to a theater near you in 2016! That's right, it is Clifford The Big Red Dog! The movie, appropriately titled Clifford The Big Red Dog, will be based on the series of children's books of the same name. The books have been published since 1963 and follow the exploits of an oversized red dog and his owners as they get involved in learning opportunities and other »
- Alex Maidy
Netflix has acquired the rights to "The Magic School Bus 360°, a computer-animated show in the vein of the '90s original, which followed quirky teacher Ms. Frizzle, who took her students on fantastical journeys -- including through the human body and into space -- using the titular vehicle. The new "School Bus" is set to feature a modernized version of Ms. Frizzle, as well as updated technology, "such as robots or a smart suit worn by the character Carlos that determines his body's vital signs instantly," according to the New York Times.
The 26-episode series is Netflix's first foray into original programming of its recently acquired Scholastic Media properties, which also include "Clifford the Big Red Dog" and "Goosebumps." Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos »
- Katie Roberts
Not only a show that made an amazing impact on the world of children’s programming, but one that continues to hold up, The Magic School Bus is a show still enjoyed by millions of kids (including my own) around the world.
In the grand tradition of that show (no pressure), Scholastic Media, in a joint announcement with Netflix, has announced The Magic School Bus 360°, created and produced by Scholastic Media, launching exclusively on Netflix as a Netflix Original Series, with Scholastic Media President, Deborah Forte, as Executive Producer.
Unfortunately, you have to wait until 2016, but the news hits a lot of positive notes, from a variety of angles. A return of The Magic School Bus franchise means not only a chance for kids to engage with science in the home, but also opens the door for countless other opportunities in the form of books and other materials to be used in classrooms. »
- Marc Eastman
If you're a 90s child, then you probably grew up watching the wonderful PBS animated series "The Magic School Bus." Now, Scholastic Media and Netflix are now partnering up to bring a rebooted version of the show, which will continue to follow the adventures of a whimsical schoolteacher and her students. Read More: Can Binge-Viewing TV Actually Be Good for Kids? Amazon Has a Plan The original show, which focused on lessons about science and technology, won Lily Tomlin (who voiced teacher Ms Frizzle) a Daytime Emmy and was based on the book series by Joanna Cole and Bruce Degan. "Scholastic Media is a powerhouse creator and producer of top-quality programming for kids and families and its flagship series like "The Magic School Bus," "Clifford The Big Red Dog" and "Goosebumps" have been huge hits on Netflix in all our territories," Ted Sarandos, Chief Content Officer of Netflix said. Known »
- Eric Eidelstein
Netflix and Scholastic Media are teaming to launch a new CG animated original series based on the 1990s’ PBS kids TV series The Magic School Bus. The Magic School Bus 360° will target school-aged children as did the PBS series, which focused on science and technology lessons and was based on the book series by Joanna Cole and Bruce Degan. It won a Daytime Emmy in 1995 for Lily Tomlin, who voiced the bus driver Ms. Frizzle. Netflix has ordered 26 episodes of the reimagined series to launch on in 2016, with original executive producer and Scholastic president Deborah Forte returning to produce. “Scholastic Media is a powerhouse creator and producer of top-quality programming for kids and families and its flagship series like The Magic School Bus, Clifford The Big Red Dog and Goosebumps have been huge hits on Netflix in all our territories,” said Ted Sarandos, Chief Content Officer of Netflix. “We’re »
- THE DEADLINE TEAM
Children of the 90s, rejoice: the "Magic School Bus" is returning for more passengers. The New York Times reports that Netflix has ordered a new series based on the Scholastic Media property, part of the streaming service's continued push into original content geared towards children. The new show will be called "The Magic School Bus 360°" and is set to be produced using CG animation, not traditional hand-drawn techniques like its 1990s predecessor. Twenty-six half hour episodes will go live on the site sometime in 2016. Last year, Netflix acquired the rights to a host of Scholastic properties, including "Clifford the Big Red Dog" and "Goosebumps." "The Magic School Bus" is a sensible early step into the market for Netflix (before it branches out, no doubt, with more children's book-based programming): the longest-running children's science program, it was shown in some 39 countries. We expect that the "360°" version of the bus will undergo some. »
- Jacob Combs
Step inside for another wild ride: Magic School Bus is back.
EW has confirmed that the beloved science education children’s program, which was based on Joanna Cole and Bruce Degen’s book series and originally premiered in 1994, is being rebooted on Netflix. (Currently, kids can stream the original version on Netflix as well.)
Netflix acquired worldwide streaming for 26 half-hour episodes of the new program, The Magic School Bus 360°, which will use computer-generated animation. The new version will include a modernized teacher, Ms. Frizzle (voiced by Lily Tomlin in the original show), who will take her class on flying trips on an updated, »
- Erin Strecker
One of the most popular children’s series of the 1990s will be getting a new lease on life thanks to Netflix, with word that the streaming giant is resuscitating The Magic School Bus as a 26-episode series titled The Magic School Bus 360°. This new take on the classic animated series will feature computer animation, a modernized flying bus and up-to-date scientific equipment.
It’s unclear whether Lily Tomlin, who voiced teacher Miss Frizzle in the original series, is returning, but the character will apparently be modernized along with the bus.
“‘Magic School Bus,’ the old version, is remarkably popular on Netflix,” said Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos in a statement, explaining that it is currently the top educational show on Netflix.
Deborah Forte, president of Scholastic Media, said that she hopes the new Magic School Bus series can make its way into the education system, noting that there »
- Isaac Feldberg
Netflix is bringing back one of the most popular children's shows of the 1990s, with a modern twist. “The Magic School Bus 360°” will be a computer-animated reimagining of the television series that made science cool for an entire generation. Also read: Jack Black in Negotiations to Star in ‘Goosebumps’ Movie for Sony, Scholastic Media (Exclusive) The company has ordered 26 half-hour episodes with a planned launch in 2016, according to The New York Times. The deal is part of Netflix's overall rights acquisition of various Scholastic properties, including “Clifford the Big Red Dog” and “Goosebumps.” “‘Magic School Bus,’ the old version, is remarkably. »
- Jason Hughes
In an interview with Variety discussing the film's tone, "probably one of the important things I felt about this film was that the characters at the heart of the story shouldn’t be superheroes," the Monsters director said. "They should be everyday relatable people. In the Spielberg movies they found that holy grail, the sweet spot of having the epic spectacle, but also relatable and emotional characters. Those events change and affect the characters, but the idea of someone blatantly saving the day becomes quite predictable. The events are real harrowing and present a life-changing scenario, so we just tried to take it really serious."
Edwards also talked about the pressures of making a movie about such an iconic character, »
- Luke Owen
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