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Ten Terrible Movie Promotions

  • Cinelinx
Beyond just the standard trailer(s) and poster, many films have an entire promotional campaign designed to spark interest. Here’s a look at ten film promotional campaigns which should have stayed on the drawing board.

Selling a movie is not an easy task, and over the years it has not gotten any easier. Promotional campaigns have to be very creative and persistent in order to capture people’s attention amid the sea of advertising we are flooded with on a daily basis. Common tactics include giveaways, publicity stunts, viral marketing techniques, sponsorships, and product tie-ins. Many films try to push the boundaries of traditional promotional campaigns in an effort to get an edge on the competition. Below is a brief look at ten campaigns (in no particular order) which definitely pushed the envelope, but doing so did more harm than good for the films they were trying to promote.
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TVLine Items: Kat Dennings in Space, Locke & Key Casts It Kid and More

TVLine Items: Kat Dennings in Space, Locke & Key Casts It Kid and More
Kat Dennings may be ditching Williamsburg for an adventure in outer space, but she’s still striving to make those dolla, dolla bills ya’ll.

The 2 Broke Girls alum has been cast in a lead role opposite wrestler-turned-actor John Cena in YouTube Red’s upcoming animated comedy Dallas & Robo, THR.com reports.

Related2 Broke Girls Cancelled at CBS

From the producers of BoJack Horseman, the eight-episode buddy comedy follows sassy space trucker Dallas (voiced by Dennings) and warrior-poet Robo (Cena) as they try and make a few dollars in the seedy world of interplanetary big-rigging, while navigating their way through cannibal bikers,
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How Flying Lotus Made the Grossest Midnight Movie of the Last Decade

How Flying Lotus Made the Grossest Midnight Movie of the Last Decade
Most aspiring filmmakers who have sunk $400,000 of their own money into their first movie, and then have the chance to premiere it in a high-profile slot Sundance, do not want initial viewer reactions to be swift, violent and highly negative. They do not want reports that numerous audience members had walked, perhaps even ran, out of the theater in Park City during its first-ever showing, unwilling to tangle with some a movie that might be described "difficult," or "in-your-face," or "gross-as-fuck."

To be fair, however, most filmmakers are nothing like Steven Ellison,
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Hulu Gets All Past Seasons of ‘American Dad,’ ‘Futurama,’ ‘Bob’s Burgers,’ ‘Cleveland Show’

Hulu is stocking up on animated sitcoms under an expanded pact with 20th Century Fox.

The streaming service, under the new agreement with Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution, is now the exclusive subscription VOD home to the full run of “Bob’s Burgers” and “The Cleveland Show.” In addition, in the next few weeks, Hulu will add the complete library of Mattt Groening’s “Futurama” and all past seasons of “American Dad,” created by Seth MacFarlane, Mike Barker and Mike Weitzman.

The new series join Hulu’s exclusive lineup of ‘toon sitcoms, including “South Park,” “Rick & Morty,” “The Boondocks,” “Aqua Teen Hunger Force,” “Robot Chicken,” “Adventure Time,” “Squidbillies” and “Venture Bros.” Hulu also offers episodes of hit series like “Family Guy,” “Archer” and “The Simpsons.”

“Since our inception, one of the things that has consistently remained true is that Hulu viewers love animation. That’s why we are incredibly proud to offer even more beloved animated comedies
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5 Great Science Fiction Movies to Watch Instead of ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’

5 Great Science Fiction Movies to Watch Instead of ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’
There’s no question that hordes of people will swarm to theaters to see “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” on opening weekend, and most of them will get their money’s worth — it’s yet another visually dazzling comic space opera about intergalactic heroes trading banter in their meandering quest to save the universe. Writer-director James Gunn was already onboard to direct a third entry before this one hit theaters, a signal that this vibrant formula works really well for a lot of people. Unfortunately, the enthusiasm for a big, flashy blockbuster like “Guardians” has the power to overwhelm everything else out there, and drown out memories of other first-rate science fiction storytelling from recent years that still deserves a larger audience. Here are a few of them worth checking out this weekend. Trust us — “Guardians” will be there next weekend, too.

Beyond the Black Rainbow” (2010)

The first (and
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Adult Swim greenlights two new shows, Apollo Gauntlet and Hot Streets

  • JoBlo
Man, I love me some Adult Swim. Hell, I remember when it first premiered with those bumpers that showed grainy footage of old people in a community pool. I still have fond memories of Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Home Movies, and Sealab 2021.  Anyway, two new 15-minute shows are being produced for Adult Swim that sound like Adult Swim shows. First up is Apollo Gauntlet, based on a popular... Read More...
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The Best TV Shows to Watch Under the Influence — IndieWire Critics Survey

The Best TV Shows to Watch Under the Influence — IndieWire Critics Survey
Every week, IndieWire asks a select handful of TV critics two questions and publishes the results on Tuesday. (The answer to the second, “What is the best show currently on TV?” can be found at the end of this post.)

This week’s question: Which is the best show to watch under the influence?

Tim Surette (@timsurette), TV.com

I haven’t, but my friend has. My friend says this is the golden age for under-the-influence television watching thanks to Peak TV covering just about every niche out there, particularly in the alternative comedy arena. It’s like today’s television was made by stoners for stoners! Just look at the great psychoactive-friendly comedies out there right now: “Baskets,” “Broad City,” “Man Seeking Woman,” “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia,” “Nathan For You,” “Review,” “Rick and Morty”… just about everything labeled a comedy that airs after 10 p.m. in your
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The Best TV Shows to Watch Under the Influence — IndieWire Critics Survey

The Best TV Shows to Watch Under the Influence — IndieWire Critics Survey
Every week, IndieWire asks a select handful of TV critics two questions and publishes the results on Tuesday. (The answer to the second, “What is the best show currently on TV?” can be found at the end of this post.)

This week’s question: Which is the best show to watch under the influence?

Tim Surette (@timsurette), TV.com

I haven’t, but my friend has. My friend says this is the golden age for under-the-influence television watching thanks to Peak TV covering just about every niche out there, particularly in the alternative comedy arena. It’s like today’s television was made by stoners for stoners! Just look at the great psychoactive-friendly comedies out there right now: “Baskets,” “Broad City,” “Man Seeking Woman,” “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia,” “Nathan For You,” “Review,” “Rick and Morty”… just about everything labeled a comedy that airs after 10 p.m. in your
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‘King of the Hill’ Creator Mike Judge to Receive Writers Guild Animation Award

‘King of the Hill’ Creator Mike Judge to Receive Writers Guild Animation Award
King of the Hill” and “Silicon Valley” co-creator Mike Judge has been selected to receive the Writers Guild of America West’s Animation Writers Caucus’ 2016 writing award for lifetime achievement.

“We’re very excited for Mike Judge to receive this long-overdue honor,” said WGA West VP David A. Goodman.

“His contributions to the field of animation, among them the groundbreaking ‘Beavis and Butt-Head,’ and the long-running hit ‘King of the Hill’ have advanced the form of animation storytelling and continue to be a benchmark for creators everywhere,” Goodman said. “We applaud the risk he took to guarantee making ‘King of the Hill’ a WGA-covered show, which to this day helps the Guild chip away at the precedents that keep writers who work in animation from receiving the guarantees and benefits of our union.”

Judge, a WGA member since 1998, was born in 1962 in Ecuador and raised in Albuquerque, N.M. MTV picked up Judge’s 1992 animated short, “Frog Baseball
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Adult Swim honors memory of 'Space Ghost' actor, posts series online for free

  • Hitfix
Adult Swim honors memory of 'Space Ghost' actor, posts series online for free
As we reported yesterday, Space Ghost Coast to Coast and Aqua Teen Hunger Force voice actor and animator C. Martin Croker passed away on Sunday at age 54. Now Adult Swim has decided to honor his memory in the best way they know how. The broadcaster announced on Twitter that they have posted virtually every episode of Space Ghost online and without the normal pay log in. This is great news for anyone who ever loved the show as well as those who have yet to discover it.  This is an extra special treat considering DVDs for the series are out of print and hard to come by.   To check them out, click on this link. Zorak and Moltar would have wanted it that way.
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'Space Ghost' voice and animator C. Martin Croker dead at 54

  • Hitfix
'Space Ghost' voice and animator C. Martin Croker dead at 54
C. Martin Croker, one of the most important voices and animators on Adult Swim, passed away on Sunday. He was just 54. Croker was a name you might not have known, but you knew his work as the voice behind Zorak and Moltar on Space Ghost Coast to Coast. Additionally, he voiced Dr. Weird, Steve and other characters on the long-running Aqua Teen Hunger Force. But Croker was more than that. He also served as an animator for both shows. Adult Swim honored his memory on Twitter writing “R.I.P. C. Martin Croker.” They also re-ran a classic episode of Space Ghost that featured Ashley Judd and Dr. Timothy Leary. Check out some of Croker’s work from Sgctc…
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Adult Swim Animator And Voice Actor Clay Martin Croker Dies At 54

Adult Swim animator and voice actor Clay Martin Croker died yesterday at the age of 54, as reported by Adult Swim creative director Jason DeMarco and contributor/rapper Mc Chris. Croker is best known for voicing both Zorak and Moltar on the long-running Cartoon Network talk show parody “Space Ghost Coast to Coast,” a series credited for establishing Adult Swim, spawning four separate spin-off shows — “Aqua Teen Hunger Force,” “Sealab 2021,” “The Brak Show,” and “Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law” — and produced the majority of the writers and staff who still currently work for the alternative programming block.

Read More: Adult Swim Makes History By Launching First Full Episode On Vine

Croker began his career animating promos for TNT in the early-90s, but moved to Cartoon Network a few years later to help animate and design bumpers for the network’s rebranding. It was then producer Mike Lazzo, now Senior
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Adult Swim Animator And Voice Actor Clay Martin Croker Dies At 54

  • Indiewire
Adult Swim animator and voice actor Clay Martin Croker died yesterday at the age of 54, as reported by Adult Swim creative director Jason DeMarco and contributor/rapper Mc Chris. Croker is best known for voicing both Zorak and Moltar on the long-running Cartoon Network talk show parody “Space Ghost Coast to Coast,” a series credited for establishing Adult Swim, spawning four separate spin-off shows — “Aqua Teen Hunger Force,” “Sealab 2021,” “The Brak Show,” and “Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law” — and produced the majority of the writers and staff who still currently work for the alternative programming block.

Read More: Adult Swim Makes History By Launching First Full Episode On Vine

Croker began his career animating promos for TNT in the early-90s, but moved to Cartoon Network a few years later to help animate and design bumpers for the network’s rebranding. It was then producer Mike Lazzo, now Senior
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C. Martin Croker Dies: Voice Actor And Animator On ‘Space Ghost Coast To Coast’ And ‘Aqua Teen Hunger Force’ Was 54

The Space Ghost parody universe became a bit smaller this morning as C. Martin Croker, voice actor behind classic characters Zorak and Moltar on Space Ghost Coast to Coast, Dr. Weird on Aqua Teen Hunger Force, and an animator in his own right died this morning from undisclosed causes. He was 54. Born in Atlanta in 1962, Croker began working for the Turner Broadcasting System family of television networks in the early 1990s, animating several of TNT network’s “TNT Toons&#8221…
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‘Space Ghost Coast to Coast’ Voice Actor C. Martin Croker Dies at 54

  • The Wrap
‘Space Ghost Coast to Coast’ Voice Actor C. Martin Croker Dies at 54
The voice of Zorak and Moltar on the Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim show “Space Ghost Coast to Coast,” C. Martin Croker died on Sunday morning.

The cause of death of has not yet been shared publicly. He was 54.

A longtime contributor on the Cartoon Network, Croker also voiced Steve and Dr. Weird on “Aqua Teen Hunger Force.” He was also an animator, creating Cartoon Network promos, among other projects.

Adult Swim confirmed the sad news on Twitter:

Rip C. Martin Croker pic.twitter.com/Ol6RNHhs
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This Is the Moment That Saved 'Sausage Party,' According to Seth Rogen

Typically a movie starring insanely funny people like Seth Rogen, Kristen Wiig, Nick Kroll, Danny McBride, and Craig Robinson wouldn't need to be saved. Moviegoers would see those names, realize the combination of all those people will certainly produce something funny (and perhaps even magical), and they'd happily head out to the theater to check it out. Not the case with Sausage Party, which is inherently risky because it's the rare R-rated animated comedy. We haven't seen an R-rated animated comedy in wide release since 2007's Aqua Teen Hunger Force, and to find the only memorable and reasonably successful R-rated animated comedy in recent years, we have to go all the way back to 1999's South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut. What both of those have that...

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How Seth Rogen Convinced Disney Legend Alan Menken to Create the Music for 'Sausage Party'

  • Fandango
When Sausage Party hits theaters on August 12, it'll be the first R-rated animated movie to get a wide theatrical release since 2007's Aqua Teen Hunger Force. And while it may look like a straight-up Pixar spoof on the outside, Sausage Party is so much more than a spoof in that it works really hard to be just as funny, emotional and memorable as anything from the animation wizards at Disney and Pixar. Part of that authenticity comes from its music, as Sausage Party -- like many...

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Heroes use Mechs to Fight in Batman Unlimited: Mechs vs. Mutants

  • Comicmix
Burbank, CA (July 6, 2016) — Batman will need the help from several of his Super Hero pals — Green Arrow, Nightwing, The Flash and Robin – to take down a crew of Super-Villains on a scale he’s never seen before in Batman Unlimited: Mechs vs. Mutants. Produced by DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Animation, this thrilling new addition to the Batman Unlimited animated film trilogy comes to DVD ($19.98 Srp) via Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on September 13, 2016 and on Digital HD on August 30, 2016 via purchase from digital retailers.

The Dark Knight is back doing what he does best – protecting the citizens of Gotham City – in the third installment of the Batman Unlimited series, Batman Unlimited: Mechs vs. Mutants. When evil scientist Mr. Freeze activates his latest invention on two of Gotham City’s most formidable criminals – Killer Croc and Bane – things go from bad to worse. Turning them into super-sized mutant monsters,
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Adult Swim Establishes Content Deal With Australia’s 9Go! Channel

Turner’s Adult Swim comedy brand has struck a new syndication agreement with Australia’s free-to-air Nine Network that will see a weekly, one-hour block of Adult Swim programming aired on Nine’s 9Go! channel beginning Sunday, July 10. The block, a local format version of Adult Swim’s FishCentre, will feature popular Adult Swim programs from over the last decade, including Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Harvey Birdman, Robot Chicken, Squidbillies and The Venture Bros. The deal…
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