5 items from 2016
Comcast is in talks to acquire DreamWorks Animation a deal worth more than $3 billion, sources confirm to Variety.
Dwa has been on the block for more than three years, drawing overtures but no suitors that went all the way to a deal. Comcast could be a good fit for the indie animation studio that has a deep well of content, from its library of film and TV production to classic toon characters to the millennial-friendly content engine in Brian Robbins’ AwesomenessTV digital hub.
Comcast could make use of DreamWorks’ IP-rich vault in its theme parks as well as to feed its global film and TV pipelines. It’s understood that the deal on the table envisions bringing Dwa into the Universal Pictures fold.
Sources cautioned that the negotiations are still in the early stage and that a deal may not come to fruition. A source familiar with the situation said »
- James Rainey and Cynthia Littleton
The Penguins of Madagascar are back next week as Titan Comics releases Penguins: The Elitest Of The Elite #2, and we have a preview of the issue for you here…
Skipper, Kowalski, Rico and Private get their flippers in a flap – it’s the International Undercover Elite Interspecies Task Force Awards – and they’re not invited! Something must be wrong, and something most certainly is… but it’s not what the Penguins expect!
Penguins: The Elitest Of The Elite #2 is out on April 6th, priced $3.99.
- Amie Cranswick
The Penguins of Madagascar embark on a new adventure on Wednesday with the release of Penguins of Madagascar: The Elite-ist Of The Elite #1, and we have a preview of the issue for you here courtesy of Titan Comics; take a look below and click on any of the gallery images for hi-res versions…
It’s the start of a senses-shattering four-part Penguins of Madagascar epic story! An army of robots threatens to take over the world – and only our four feathered friends can stop them! Plus, bonus stories featuring the North Wind, the BabyPenguins and more!
Penguins of Madagascar: The Elite-ist Of The Elite #1 is out on March 2nd, priced $3.99.
- Amie Cranswick
Actress and recording artist Victoria Justice (Victorious) and Ryan McCarten (Liv & Maddie, Heathers the Musical) have been cast as "Janet Weiss" and "Brad Majors" in The Rocky Horror Picture Show Event, which is set to shoot this winter and air Fall 2016 on Fox. The Rocky Horror Picture Show Event follows sweethearts Janet (Victoria Justice) and Brad (Ryan McCarten), who stumble upon Dr. Frank-n-Furter's (Emmy Award-nominated actress Laverne Cox) bizarre abode. Frank-n-Furter, a sexually ambiguous, flirtatious alien mad-scientist, is holding an annual, Transylvanian science convention to showcase the birth of "Rocky Horror" - a fit, attractive man created solely to fulfill Frank's desires.
Actor and singer Staz Nair will star in the title role. Reeve Carney (Penny Dreadful, Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark) has been cast as "Riff Raff," one of Dr. Frank-n-Furter's loyal servants. Reeve Carney originated the role of Peter Parker/Spider-Man in the smash Broadway production Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, »
Dr. Frank-n-Furter just got some company in Fox's upcoming two-hour reboot of The Rocky Horror Picture Show. It was revealed in October that Laverne Cox will play the role immortalized by Tim Curry, and now it's been announced that Victoria Justice (pictured above, right) and Ryan McCartan will portray Janet and Brad, respectively, with Penny Dreadful's Reeve Carney (shown above, left) cast as Riff Raff, and Staz Nair signed on to play Rocky Horror:
Press Release: Actress and recording artist Victoria Justice (“Victorious”) and Ryan McCartan (“Liv & Maddie,” “Heathers the Musical”) have been cast as “Janet Weiss” and “Brad Majors” in The Rocky Horror Picture Show, which is set to shoot this winter and air Fall 2016 on Fox.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show follows sweethearts Janet (Justice) and Brad (McCartan), who stumble upon Dr. Frank-n-Furter’s (Emmy Award-nominated actress Laverne Cox) bizarre abode. Frank-n-Furter, a sexually ambiguous, flirtatious alien mad-scientist, »
- Derek Anderson
5 items from 2016
IMDb.com, Inc. takes no responsibility for the content or accuracy of the above news articles, Tweets, or blog posts. This content is published for the entertainment of our users only. The news articles, Tweets, and blog posts do not represent IMDb's opinions nor can we guarantee that the reporting therein is completely factual. Please visit the source responsible for the item in question to report any concerns you may have regarding content or accuracy.See our NewsDesk partners