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For the first time, audiences will truly see and feel what it was like when dinosaurs ruled the Earth. Walking With Dinosaurs The Movie is the ultimate immersive, big screen adventure for families. Meet dinosaurs more real than you’ve ever seen as you take off on a thrilling prehistoric adventure, where Patchi, an underdog dinosaur, triumphs against all odds to become a hero for the ages.
Experience the spectacular story that brings dinosaurs to life and the viewer back in time. Directed by Barry Cook (Mulan) and Neil Nightingale (Meerkats: The Movie) Walking With Dinosaurs The Movie features heart-warming performances from an incredible ensemble of Hollywood’s biggest stars including John Leguizamo (Ice Age, Rio 2) and Justin Long (Alvin And The Chipmunks).
Dino fans of all ages will be “herding” to get their own copy that is filled with immersive special features including “The Ultimate Dino Guide”, “Match »
- David Agnew
"The Pink Panther" franchise already has eleven films that have spanned over five decades and accumulated two Academy Awards, two Golden Globe Awards and a Grammy for its theme song. And now comes word that MGM is developing a new installment with director David Silverman (The Simpson Movie) on board. The plan this time is not to focus the story on Inspector Clouseau, but on the title character. To do this, the new movie will be live-action, but The Pink Panther will be animated, similar to what "Alvin and the Chipmunks," "The Smurfs" and many other movies have done. "We are incredibly proud to re-introduce the 'Pink Panther' to a brand new generation in such a fresh way," said MGM CEO Jonathan Glickman. »
There is good news and bad news regarding the next big screen incarnation of The Pink Panther. The good news is that the painfully bad series starring Steve Martin as Inspector Clouseau will not be continuing. The bad news is that the next movie will be a CGI/live action movie along the lines of Alvin And The Chipmunks, Scooby Doo, and The Smurfs. The new caper film will focus on the Pink Panther character, rather than Inspector Clouseau, and will harken back to the tone shared by the »
- Alex Maidy
Are you ready for some news that’s truly outrageous? Jem and the Holograms, everybody’s favorite show about a normal teenage girl with a double life as a pop sensation that didn’t star Miley Cyrus, is making its way to the big screen. The eighties cartoon slash Hasbro toy line slash catchiest fictional band around has been the subject of speculation for quite some time when it comes to picking nostalgic animated properties and turning them into live-action films. With cartoons like Alvin and the Chipmunks and The Flintstones already making the leap, and Johnny Quest and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles coming down the pipeline, it’s only inevitable that Jem would join their ranks sooner or later. The film is being produced by noted budget-lover Jason Blum and his Blumhouse Productions, along with Scooter Braun, who besides sounding like a Captain America villain is also Justin Bieber’s manager. He »
- Samantha Wilson
As Hollywood continues on its quest to squeeze millions out of our childhoods, one of the most divisive and risky cinematic ventures being undertaken is a cinematic update of the seminal comic-strip Peanuts. The last time that the comic, which follows Charlie Brown and his loyal canine companion Snoopy, graced cinemas was in 1980, so there’s a lot riding on the success of this feature-length update.
Today, we get our first look at the unique animation style being employed by Blue Sky Studios for the upcoming film with two images (one above and one below) and a teaser trailer. The CGI on display is sure to divide fans, but I’m on board with what Blue Sky is showing us so far.
Producer Craig Shulz (the son of comic creator Charles Shulz, who died in 2000) doesn’t have a problem with the new animation style and believes that Charles himself »
- Isaac Feldberg
Alvin and his musical rodent brothers are back. Nickelodeon has picked up two seasons of Alvinnn!!! and The Chipmunks with a commitment for 104 episodes. It will roll it out across the world in early 2015.
Jules Borkent, Nickelodeon’s senior VP of global acquisitions and international programming, said, “The new franchise will feature the fun-filled adventures of the Chipmunks and complement Nickelodeon’s existing line-up of funny, smart and entertaining kids’ content airing internationally.”
The new show marks the return of Alvin and the Chipmunks to series television after 20 years away. It will follow the mis-adventures of Alvin, Theodore, Simon and the female Chipettes. Each episode will feature an original song, produced by Bagdasarian.
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Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment and BBC Earth Films invite you to bring home Walking with Dinosaurs: The Movie, an awe-inspiring adventure 70 million years in the making, now stomping in just in time for Easter.
Dino fans of all ages will be 'herding" to get their own copy of Walking With Dinosaurs The Movie, releasing on Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray and DVD March 25. Hailed by viewers for its explosive visual achievements, Walking with Dinosaurs: The Movie is "Jurassic Park meets The Lion King" (The Today Show) and "...too good a visual treat to miss" (Philadelphia Inquirer).
Experience the spectacular story that brings dinosaurs to life and the viewer back in time. Directed by Barry Cook (Mulan, Arthur Christmas) and Neil Nightingale (The Meerkats) and the writer behind the hit film Happy Feet, Walking with Dinosaurs: The Movie features heart-warming performances from an incredible ensemble of Hollywood's biggest stars including: John Leguizamo (Ice Age, »
Coming to VOD February 18th and then limited theatrical release on February 21st is the latest from director Mitchell Altieri and writer Phil Flores, the duo formally known as "The Butcher Brothers" ('The Hamiltons,' 'The Violent Kind') 'Holy Ghost People.' And we've got an exclusive clip from the film just for you devoted Fearnet followers. Quick set-up, 'Holy Ghost People' is a Southern Gothic thriller about a teenager searching for her lost sister in the Appalachian Mountains, where she encounters a snake-handling religious cult and eventually learns the truth about her sister's fate. It stars Emma Greenwell (Showtime’s "Shameless"), Brendan McCarthy (HBO’s "True Blood", FX’s "Justified"), Joe Egender (Hunger, The Frankenstein Theory), Cameron Richardson (CBS’ "Harper’s Island," Alvin and the Chipmunks). Below the clip, you can also find the full trailer. Fearnet's own Scott Weinberg reviewed the 'Holy Ghost People »
- Rob Galluzzo
Arclight Films announced today in Berlin the world market launch of their upcoming crime thriller Tell . The project will star Milo Ventimiglia ("Heroes," Grace of Monaco ), Katee Sackhoff ( Riddick , "Battlestar Galactica") and Jason Lee ("My Name Is Earl," Alvin and the Chipmunks ) with supporting roles for Alan Tudyk ( Frozen , 42 ), Robert Patrick ( Terminator 2 , Identity Thief ), John Michael Higgins ( Yes Man , Bad Teacher ) and Oscar Nuñez ("The Office," The Proposal ). .We are eager to introduce 'Tell' to buyers for the very first time in Berlin, a uniquely-original and smart crime-thriller that interweaves subtle yet striking humor throughout its adrenaline-charged ride.. said Clay Epstein, Svp Sales and Acquisitions for »
Children of the 90s remember the theme song, and now a new generation just might become acquainted with a new chipmunk team on the big screen. While everyone is familiar with Alvin and the Chipmunks and their disastrous live-action, CG hybrid film franchise, Disney has their own team of chipmunks with ties to nostalgia as well. The duo of Chip 'n' Dale appeared in various Disney shorts in the 1940s and 1950s, but they found a much bigger audience when they became Chip 'n' Dale Rescue Rangers, running a detective agency and saving animal friends. Now that action adventure iteration is headed for the big screen. If you need something to be stuck in your head all day, here's the animated series' title sequence: THR has word that commercials director Robert Rugan will write the new version that will act as an origin story of our heroes. Mandeville Films, the »
- Ethan Anderton
For those of a certain age, the cheeky Disney Chipmunks Chip & Dale are synonymous with the cartoon series Chip ‘n' Dale: Rescue Rangers. The Mouse House is now hoping to mine that particular vein of nostalgia with a film version of Chip 'n' Dale that will blend CG versions of the characters with live-action environments.Ads director Robert Rugan has pitched an updated version of the concept, one that would serve as a sort of origin story for the pair’s detective agency, which specialises in helping fellow animals. No, we don’t blame you if horrified – or po ssiblydelighted – visions of the Alvin And The Chipmunks movies are running through your head as we relate this news. Those films have, for all their patchy quality, proved to be big hits, so we can see Disney’s reasoning.It’s also a chance to capitalise on characters who have been »
Disney has announced that it's developing a "Chip 'n' Dale" movie, which will be based on the animated chipmunks. The studio picked up a pitch from award-winning commercial director Robert Rugan, who is writing an updated take on the characters. Mendeville Film/TV, which is behind Disney's "Muppets" franchise, is producing. The plan is to create a live-action/CG hybrid, similar to 20th Century Fox's "Alvin and the Chipmunks," which will soon get a fourth installment. "Chip 'n' Dale" first appeared in a 1943 animated short starring Pluto, and went on to appear in 22 reels stretching into the mid-1950s where the duo either annoyed Mickey's faithful four-legged friend or squared off against Donald Duck. »
Why should Alvin and the Chipmunks get all the chipmunk stardom at the movies? Disney has it's own chipmunks named Chip 'n' Dale and the brothers are getting their own movie. Chip 'n' Dale may not be world-famous singers, but they are adventurous crime-fighters called Rescue Rangers, a TV series from 1989. We do know the tree climbers will be joined by the rest of the Rangers: a fly named Zipper and two mice named Gadget Hackwrench and Monterey Jack. The film will be live-action with the animals CGI animation (like Alvin and the Chipmunks, The Smurfs and Yogi Bear). Mandeville Films, the production company behind The Muppets, will make this movie, too. »
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Disney is bringing back their classic cartoon chipmunk duo Chip 'n' Dale for a new live-action CGI hybrid movie based on the TV series Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers . The studio acquired a pitch from commercials director Robert Rugan, who is writing this updated take on the beloved detectives.
Chip 'n' Dale first appeared in a 1943 animated short featuring Disney character Pluto, and went onto appear in 22 other shorts throughout the mid-1950s, where they constantly annoyed Mickey Mouse's faithful dog as well as Donald Duck. They were seen in a number of other Disney cartoons before they got their own animated series Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers in 1989, which ran for three seasons.
The show focused on the brainy Chip and the unorthodox Dale, who ran their own detective agency while helping various animal clients. The show ran for more than a decade on The Disney Channel. The »
20th Century Fox did pretty well with its live-action Alvin and the Chipmunks adaptations, so Disney is turning to its own rascally rodents for a new feature. The studio will turn Chip 'n' Dale into a feature film that blends live-action and CG after acquiring a pitch from award-winning commercials director Robert Rugan. First appearing in 1943, the chipmunk pals appeared in numerous Disney cartoons over the years before being reinvented as animal detectives in 1989's Chip 'n' Dale Rescue Rangers. Rugan's pitch takes inspiration from this series. Hit the jump for more. Heat Vision reports that Disney has acquired a pitch for a Chip 'n' Dale movie. Rugan will write the updated take on the cartoon critters. Rugan also has a number of awards under his belt for his work writing and directing shorts and the indie feature, Alice's Misadventures in Wonderland. He's set up to direct Genies/Children of the Lamp at Paramount, »
- Dave Trumbore
Disney is developing a live action film that will star its animated chipmunks Chip ‘n’ Dale.
Project will serve as an origin story for the Rescue Rangers, a team of detectives and crime fighters that also includes the mic Gadget Hackwrench and Monterey Jack and fly, Zipper.
The film is in early development with commercials director Rob Rugan writing the script, sources confirmed to Variety. Rugan, who is attached to direct “Genies” at Paramount, is also adapting book series “The Genius Files” at Warner Bros.
Project is essentially Disney’s version of Sony’s “Smurfs,” Fox’s “Alvin and the Chipmunks” and “Garfield” films, which inject cartoon characters into live action settings.
Disney first introduced Chip ‘n’ Dale in 1943 through animated short films.
The Hollywood Reporter first reported the news.
- Marc Graser
Disney Pictures have picked up award-winning commercials director Robert Rugan's pitch for a live-action big screen adaptation of the classic cartoon chipmunk duo "Chip 'n Dale".
First appearing in a 1943 animated short and in the 1950s, the pair saw a reboot in the late 1980s with the cartoon series "Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers" as the pair ran a detective agency that helped animal clients.
Mandeville Films/TV are producing the new "Rescue Rangers"-inspired take which is envisioned as a live-action/CG hybrid ala "The Smurfs" and "Alvin and the Chipmunks". It is being described as an "origin story of sorts".
Source: Heat Vision »
- Garth Franklin
17 items from 2014
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