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FilmNation, Open Road, Riverstone take 'Show Dogs' to Cannes

28 April 2016 11:24 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: The Open Road Films and Riverstone Pictures family adventure heads to the Croisette through the Open Road International arrangement with Glen Basner’s FilmNation.

Raja Gosnell of Scooby Doo and The Smurfs fame will direct the live-action project that Open Road and Riverstone will co-produce and co-finance.

Show Dogs has been earmarked for a September production start ahead of an October 13, 2017, Us release through Open Road.

The film will feature a cast of talking dogs led by Max, a solitary Rottweiler police dog who must learn to become a team player and go undercover to help his new human handler thwart an attack on a prestigious dog show by animal traffickers.

Open Road CEO Tom Ortenberg and Deepak Nayar of Riverstone Pictures announced the project on Thursday.

Max Botkin wrote the screenplay and Nayar produces with Philip von Alvensleben.

Ortenberg, Nik Bower, Max Botkin, Gosnell, and Scott Lambert will serve as executive producers.

Gosnell is represented »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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FilmNation, Open Road take 'Show Dogs' to Cannes

28 April 2016 11:24 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: The Open Road Films and Riverstone Pictures family adventure heads to the Croisette through the Open Road International arrangement with Glen Basner’s FilmNation.

Raja Gosnell of Scooby Doo and The Smurfs fame will direct the live-action project that Open Road and Riverstone will co-produce and co-finance.

Show Dogs has been earmarked for a September production start ahead of an October 13, 2017, Us release through Open Road.

The film will feature a cast of talking dogs led by Max, a solitary Rottweiler police dog who must learn to become a team player and go undercover to help his new human handler thwart an attack on a prestigious dog show by animal traffickers.

Open Road CEO Tom Ortenberg and Deepak Nayar of Riverstone Pictures announced the project on Thursday.

Max Botkin wrote the screenplay and Nayar produces with Philip von Alvensleben.

Ortenberg, Nik Bower, Max Botkin, Gosnell, and Scott Lambert will serve as executive producers.

Gosnell is represented »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows' Trailer #2 Has Arrived

11 April 2016 8:31 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Michelangelo, Donatello, Leonardo, and Raphael return to theaters this summer to battle bigger, badder villains, alongside April O'Neil (Megan Fox), Vern Fenwick (Will Arnett), and a newcomer: the hockey-masked vigilante Casey Jones (Stephen Amell). Paramount Pictures has released an all-new action-packed trailer for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows. We also have a new one-sheet poster that teams all four sewer dwelling brothers as they set off to embark on an all-new adventure.

After super villain Shredder escapes custody, he joins forces with mad scientist Baxter Stockman (Tyler Perry) and two dimwitted henchmen, Bebop (Gary Anthony Williams) and Rocksteady (WWE Superstar Stephen "Sheamus" Farrelly), to unleash a diabolical plan to take over the world. As the Turtles prepare to take on Shredder and his new crew, they find themselves facing an even greater evil with similar intentions: the notorious Krang. This latest sneak peek introduces the idea of purple ooze, »

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Fred Armisen Is the Voice of Krang in 'Ninja Turtles 2'

28 March 2016 9:33 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

On Friday, Paramount debuted a new trailer for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows, which gave us another look at the villainous Krang, although there still isn't much we know about how he fits into the story at this point. During the studio's WonderCon panel, producers Bradley Fuller and Andrew Form revealed to the crowed that Krang will be voiced by none other than Fred Armisen. Bradley Fuller teased that "Anyone who loves Fred will love what he is doing," while Andrew Form hinted that we may see more of Krang in marketing materials soon.

Original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles stars Megan Fox (April O'Neil), Will Arnett (Vern Fenwick), William Fichtner (Eric Sacks), Alan Ritchson (Raphael), Noel Fisher (Michelangelo), Pete Ploszek (Leonardo) and Jeremy Howard (Donatello) are reprising their roles for the sequel. New cast members include Stephen Amell as Casey Jones, Brian Tee as Shredder and Brittany Ishibashi as Karai. »

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TF1 Acquires Licensing Rights to ‘The Smurfs’ in France

18 March 2016 10:07 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Paris — French commercial network group TF1 has acquired licensing rights to “The Smurfs” brand for France and is prepping various events such a musical show and an exhibit.

The deal was inked between TF1 Licences and Véronique Culliford’s Imps. Both companies have worked before. TF1 Video has been a partner of Imps for the last 10 years.

Besides TF1 Video, “The Smurfs” has so far attracted about 700 partners, including Le Lombard, Dupuis, Hachette, De Agostini-Altaya, Panini, Pez, Chupa Chups, Ferrero, Haribo, McDonald’s, Delacre, Oreo, H&M, Zara, Benetton, Women’s Secret, MegaBrands, Ubisoft, Capcom and Tesco.

“We are happy and proud to collaborate with TF1 Licences, an experimented and audacious agent with a large experience in exploiting classic brands. We’ll be able to create synergies with the brands within the different divisions of the group, said Culliford, the daughter of “The Smurfs” creator Pierre Culliford aka Peyo.

Marina Narishkin, »

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'Smurfs: The Lost Village' Cast and Story Announced

13 February 2016 8:45 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Sony Pictures Animation today announced the addition of three new cast for the lineup of talent in the next Smurf adventure Smurfs: The Lost Village. This all-new animated adventure is hitting theaters March 31, 2017. Joining the already announced Demi Lovato as Smurfette, Rainn Wilson as Gargamel and Mandy Patinkin as Papa Smurf will be triple Emmy nominee Jack McBrayer (30 Rock, Wreck-It Ralph) as the sweet, awkward and honest-to-a-fault Clumsy, who's forever trying his best and missing the mark; Danny Pudi (Community) as book smart and geek proud Brainy, who's long on knowledge, but short on inter-Smurf-onal skills; and Joe Manganiello (True Blood, Magic Mike) as the strong and super-positive Hefty, a loyal dynamo struggling with his hero complex.

The newest entry in the Columbia Pictures movie franchise that has grossed more than $900 million globally, Smurfs: The Lost Village is set for a worldwide release on March 31, 2017. The fully-animated return »

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Demi Lovato, Rainn Wilson And Mandy Patinkin Added To Cast Of Smurfs: The Lost Village

12 February 2016 11:17 AM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Sony Pictures Animation today announced the addition of three new cast for the lineup of talent in the next Smurf adventure Smurfs: The Lost Village, hitting theaters March 31, 2017.

Joining the already announced Demi Lovato as Smurfette, Rainn Wilson as Gargamel and Mandy Patinkin as Papa Smurf will be: triple Emmy nominee Jack McBrayer (30 Rock, Wreck-It Ralph) as the sweet, awkward and honest-to-a-fault Clumsy, who’s forever trying his best and missing the mark; Danny Pudi (Community) as book smart and geek proud Brainy, who’s long on knowledge, but short on inter-Smurf-onal skills; and Joe Manganiello (True Blood, Magic Mike) as the strong and super-positive Hefty, a loyal dynamo struggling with his hero complex.

Demi Lovato voices Smurfette in Columbia Pictures and Sony Pictures Animation’s Smurfs: The Lost Village.

Mandy Patinkin voices Papa Smurf in Columbia Pictures and Sony Pictures Animation’s Smurfs: The Lost Village. »

- Michelle McCue

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T.J. Fixman To Pen New "Popeye" Script

22 January 2016 5:19 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

"Ratchet and Clank" creative force T.J. Fixman has been brought in to pen "Popeye," the 3D CG animated feature adaptation of the beloved sailor character in the works at Sony Pictures Animation.

David Ronn and Jay Scherick ("The Smurfs") previously worked on the script about the spinach-loving seaman who appeared in the classic 30's comic strip and was previously adapted for the big screen by Robert Altman in 1980.

"Samurai Jack" creator and "Hotel Transylvania" director Genndy Tartakovsky was also previously attached to direct but dropped out in March last year due to a regime change at Sony.

Source: Deadline »

- Garth Franklin

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