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Michael B. Jordan, 'Megamind' Writers Team for 'Super Day Care' (Exclusive)

Alan Schoolcraft and Brent Simons, the writing team behind the 2010 DreamWorks Animation movie Megamind, are coming on board to pen Super Day Care, an animated project set up at Skydance Productions.

Actor Michael B. Jordan is producing the project via his Outlier Productions banner. Scott Glassgold of Ground Control Entertainment and Jarod Einsohn will also produce.

Plot details are scarce, but Super Day Care is set in a world in which there are superheroes and supervillains but only one super day care for all the super children. 

The idea was originated by Douglas Britton and developed alongside Glassgold and Einsohn

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The Dark Tower Soundtrack From Composer Tom Holkenborg Available August 4

Sony Classical proudly announces the release of The Dark Tower (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) featuring the music of the prolific Dutch composer Tom Holkenborg. The soundtrack will be released digitally on July 28 and on CD on August 4. The movie opens in theaters nationwide on August 4.

About the film and soundtrack, Tom Holkenborg says: “Dark Tower is an incredible mix of horror, fantasy and western, it inhabits a unique and singular world, human and personal, yet also other, and the score had to try and reflect this. It was a fascinating project to work on, and an honor trying to score the words and imagination of the great Stephen King.”

There are other worlds than these. Stephen King’s The Dark Tower, the ambitious and expansive story from one of the world’s most celebrated authors, makes its launch to the big screen.

The last Gunslinger, Roland Deschain (Idris Elba), has
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Brad Pitt Is a Big Fan of Watching Will Ferrell Movies With His Kids

Brad Pitt Is a Big Fan of Watching Will Ferrell Movies With His Kids
Brad Pitt and his children share a bond over Will Ferrell movies!

Ferrell talked about celebs who have expressed their admiration for his films in a recent Facebook Live interview with EW, and shared the flattering comment he received from Pitt. Ferrell and Pitt both lent their voices to 2010's Megamind.

"Brad Pitt is another guy who's just like, 'I can't tell you how many of your movies we've just sat and watched with the
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The Best Of The Best – The Greatest Composers And The Scores That Made Them Great

Author: Dave Roper

With Actors, Directors, Actresses and Screenwriters under our collective belt and Cinematographers still to come, we presently turn our eye towards Composers, whose music lends so much to the films they work on.

As with the other lists, credit is given for not merely one or two sterling scores, but rather a consistently excellent body of work with specific stand-out films. To be blunt, this is a trickier prospect than it at first appears. Just because a film is terrific or well-loved doesn’t necessarily mean that the score is itself a standout. We begin with perhaps the most obvious and celebrated film composer of them all…..

John WilliamsStar Wars

Goodness me. The Poseidon Adventure, The Towering Inferno, Earthquake, Jaws, Raiders of the Lost Ark, The Long Goodbye, Catch Me If You Can, Star Wars, Close Encounters, Star Wars, Superman, Et, Born on the Fourth of July,
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The Boss Baby review

Alec Baldwin voices the title role in DreamWorks' latest animated feature, The Boss Baby. Here's our review...

In the midst of a host of projects that DreamWorks Animation has cancelled or shuffled around its schedules these part few years – the likes of B.O.O., The Croods 2, Me & My Shadow and Mumbai Musical have all been quietly shelved – one film that has remained pretty much bulletproof is The Boss Baby. Based on the short book by Marla Frazee, it’s the fifth feature from director Tom McGrath, and I think the clue for its endurance lies there. Across his previous four movies – the Madagascar films, and Megamind – McGrath has demonstrated a very able touch for comedy, and I suspect that were he working in live action, he’d be far more known that he is.

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The Boss Baby
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Tom McGrath interview: Boss Baby, animation, George Lucas

Simon Brew Apr 5, 2017

We chat with Boss Baby director Tom McGrath about animation, changes at DreamWorks, Boss Baby 2, advice from Ron Howard and more...

Tom McGrath is one of Hollywood’s most underappreciated comedy directors. Megamind was a hoot, I found myself guffawing heavily through the Madagascar trilogy and now, with The Boss Baby, he’s brought yet more animated mischief to the screen.

We got the chance to have a chat with about the movie, about the big behind the scenes changes at DreamWorks Animation, and the invaluable advice of Ron Howard and George Lucas

I remember watching the Oscars one year, and Jim Carrey came on to present an award just as Liar Liar had opened to massive numbers. He walked up and said “how was your weekend, mine was good!”. So, Tom McGrath: how was your weekend?

It was great! It was good! [Laughs] You know, I don’t have children myself,
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The Boss Baby Review

Author: Guest

Fans of 30 Rock rejoice – Jack Donagee is back in the boardroom. Well, sort of. In The Boss Baby, Alec Baldwin lends his voice to a tiny tyrant in diapers, dispatched to take on the one thing that threatens babies’ place as the kingpins of cuteness: puppies. It’s a pretty zany concept for a kids’ movie, but coming from director Tom McGrath (Madagascar, Megamind) we wouldn’t really expect anything less.

If you’ve seen the trailer you’ll probably have a good idea of what to expect – this is a film that really does exactly what it says on the tin. That’s not necessarily a criticism of The Boss Baby; it’s a charming kid’s film with a couple of adult jokes thrown into the mix, and fans of Baldwin in particular will enjoy his no-nonsense performance as the titular character, who bears a strong
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Is 'The Boss Baby' Based on Donald Trump?

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2017-04-04T05:39:49-07:00Is 'The Boss Baby' Based on Donald Trump?

Telling the story of a suit-wearing infant (Alec Baldwin) and his sibling rivalry with his new brother, an imaginative 7-year-old named Tim, DreamWorks Animation's The Boss Baby topped the domestic box office over the weekend with $49 million.

Inspired by Marla Frazee's picture book, the animated feature was helmed by Tom McGrath, who is perhaps best known as director (and voice of the penguin Skipper) on all three Madagascar films. The Hollywood Reporter recently caught up with McGrath.

On casting Alec Baldwin and the Donald Trump comparisons:

There was no other choice but Alec. I had worked with him on Madagascar 2. He played the lion Makunga. I always wanted to work with him again. I made a pitch using an animated baby from Megamind and a line from Alec’s Jack Donaghy from 30 Rock.
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Film Review: Alec Baldwin Puts the Funny in ‘The Boss Baby’

Chicago – The young Alec Baldwin (think “Prelude to a Kiss”) never seemed as prevalent as the today’s Alec Baldwin. Taking his “30 Rock” persona to a different level, he voices the title character of ‘The Boss Baby,” the latest from Dreamworks Animation and director Tom McGrath.

Rating: 4.0/5.0

The film works well on a couple levels – as a warm story on family dynamics when a new baby comes into a sibling’s territory, and as a hilarious satire on American business, especially during the 1960s Mad-Men era. Baldwin’s interpretation of Michael McCullers’ screenplay adaptation (of a children’s book by Marla Frazee) is the highlight of a conventional we-gotta-save-the-world type story. Riffing on crass businessmen is a Baldwin specialty, and he takes the Boss Baby and lifts it to a height where the mere presence of the character elicits laughs. Director Tom McGrath (“Madagascar” series, “Megamind”) uses a familiar animation
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Interview: Director Tom McGrath is Boss of ‘The Boss Baby’

Chicago – In one of the most natural pieces of voice casting in cartoon history, Alec Baldwin portrays the title character in Dreamworks Animation’s “The Boss Baby.” The director is animation veteran Tom McGrath (“Madagascar”), and the producer is Ramsey Ann Naito, and they were both in Chicago to promote the film.

The Boss Baby” is fast, loose, funny and full of heart. Based on a children’s book by Marla Frazee, the animated version combines baby brother jealousy with Mad Men-era business self help, in a crazy visual landscape. Alec Baldwin is at his “30 Rock” best as the Boss Baby, delivering lines like the parody of his famous movie quote, “cookies are for closers.” There are many layers in the film, but mostly it is a hilarious metaphor on how families adjust when new siblings are added to the mix.

Alec Baldwin is the Voice of ‘The Boss Baby,
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How Alec Baldwin, ‘30 Rock’ and ‘Megamind’ Inspired ‘The Boss Baby’

How Alec Baldwin, ‘30 Rock’ and ‘Megamind’ Inspired ‘The Boss Baby’
Alec Baldwin brought his own boss babies to DreamWorks Animation’s blue carpet on Monday for the premiere of “The Boss Baby.” The star, his wife, and their three-year-old daughter and one-year-old son smiled for the cameras before the AMC Loews Lincoln Square screening in New York City.

It’s been three years since Baldwin first signed on to voice the lead role in the film about a new baby’s arrival and his impact on a family. In that time Comcast acquired DreamWorks Animation for $3.8 billion and Jeffrey Katzenberg stepped down as the company’s CEO. Tom McGrath’s “The Boss Baby” marked Katzenberg’s final film with the company.

“I wasn’t worried because I was sure Jeffrey wouldn’t just bail out of there without making sure everything was the way it ought to be for the health of the company,” Baldwin said. “I don’t think
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First Boss Baby Clip Proves Love Is a Hard Word to Say

First Boss Baby Clip Proves Love Is a Hard Word to Say
Love is a hard word to say. Especially when you actually hate the other person. That's the dilemma faced by Tim, who is not exactly enamored with his new baby brother, a briefcase-wielding, maniacal infant. Today, we have the first clip from Boss Baby, and it arrives just in time for Valentine's Day weekend.

DreamWorks Animation and the director of Madagascar invite you to meet a most unusual baby. He wears a suit, speaks with the voice and wit of Alec Baldwin, and stars in the animated comedy, DreamWorks' The Boss Baby. The Boss Baby is a hilariously universal story about how a new baby's arrival impacts a family, told from the point of view of a delightfully unreliable narrator, a wildly imaginative 7 year old named Tim. With a sly, heart-filled message about the importance of family, DreamWorks' The Boss Baby is an authentic and broadly appealing original comedy for all ages.
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New trailer out for ‘The Boss Baby’

Alec Baldwin wearing a power suit yelling out manaical things at people beneath him.

No, this isn’t another skit of Baldwin playing Trump on SNL, but rather, a movie featuring Baldwin as a genius baby trying to get the better of people around him… And we thought Hollywood was out of ideas.

Baldwin lends his voice for the lead role of “Baby” in The Boss Baby, a film that features a baby running an entire operation and just about outwitting anyone he encounters. Also voicing characters include Steve Buscemi as Francis E. Francis (not a typo), Tobey Maguire as the Narrator and “OIder Tim,” and with Lisa Kudrow and Jimmy Kimmel voicing the mother and father, respectively.

Megamind and Madagascar director (and writer of the latter) Tom McGrath also shows his directing chops for this film, and if it’s anything like the previous three Madagascar movies, we can
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Boss Baby Trailer #2: Alec Baldwin Is A Power Mad Infant

Boss Baby Trailer #2: Alec Baldwin Is A Power Mad Infant
DreamWorks Animation and 20th Century Fox have debuted a brand new trailer for Boss Baby, a hilariously universal story about how a new baby's arrival impacts a family, told from the point of view of a delightfully unreliable narrator, a wildly imaginative 7 year old named Tim. Not only do we get a fresh look at this very funny comedy for all-ages, we also get a special introduction from Alec Baldwin himself. He says this to the paying audience.

"I'm Alec Baldwin, and you are seconds away from seeing a sneak peek of Dreamworks' new animated film, The Boss Baby. I'm so excited for you, really. I've got the whole butterfly in the tummy thing going on."

The Boss Baby hits theaters everywhere on March 31, 2017! The animated family comedy will arrive in both traditional movie theaters and in 3D. Tom McGrath directs the movie from a script written by Michael McCullers.
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There’s More Pint Sized Power In The New Trailer For ‘The Boss Baby’ Starring Alec Baldwin

If you know anyone who’s had a kid, the moment a baby arrives, their entire universe pivots to the needs of the new arrival to their family. However, what “The Boss Baby” asks is: what if that little bundle of joy had its own ulterior motives? Well, we’ll find out next year.

Featuring the voices of Alec Baldwin, Miles Bahski, Jimmy Kimmel, Lisa Kudrow, Tobey Maguire, and Steve Buscemi, the Tom McGrath (“Megamind,” “Madagascar“) -directed animated movie follows a seven-year-old who discovers all is not as it seems when it comes to his new little brother.

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The Boss Baby Trailer: Alec Baldwin Is One Bossy Baby

The Boss Baby Trailer: Alec Baldwin Is One Bossy Baby
In celebration of National Boss's Day, DreamWorks Animation and 20th Century Fox have released the first trailer for&#160Boss Baby! The Boss Baby is a hilariously universal story about how a new baby's arrival impacts a family. The animated comedy is told from the point of view of a delightfully unreliable narrator, a wildly imaginative 7 year old named Tim.

Check out the trailer below and share with the&#160Boss&#160in your life! DreamWorks Animation and the director of Madagascar invite you to meet a most unusual baby. He wears a suit, speaks with the voice and wit of Alec Baldwin, and stars in the animated comedy, DreamWorks' The Boss Baby. With a sly, heart-filled message about the importance of family, DreamWorks' The Boss Baby is an authentic and broadly appealing original comedy for all ages. &#160

In theaters March 31st, The Boss Baby will be presented in 3D. It is directed by Tom McGrath.
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Lego Ninjago Movie Gets Olivia Munn as Koko

Lego Ninjago Movie Gets Olivia Munn as Koko
The main cast has been put together for The Lego Ninjago Movie, a new animated adventure in Warner Bros. Pictures' Lego franchise. The film will star Dave Franco, Justin Theroux, Fred Armisen, Abbi Jacobson, Olivia Munn, Kumail Nanjiani, Michael Pe&#241a, Zach Woods and the legendary Jackie Chan. The Lego Ninjago Movie is slated to open nationwide on September 22, 2017.

In this big-screen Ninjago adventure, the battle for Ninjago City calls to action young Lloyd, aka the Green Ninja, along with his friends, who are all secret warriors and Lego Master Builders. Led by kung fu master Wu, as wise-cracking as he is wise, they must defeat evil warlord Garmadon, the Worst Guy Ever, who also happens to be Lloyd's dad. Pitting mech against mech and father against son, the epic showdown will test this fierce but undisciplined team of modern-day ninjas who must learn to check their egos and pull
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Guillermo Del Toro and Jeffrey Katzenberg talk animation in Annecy

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Guillermo Del Toro and Jeffrey Katzenberg talk animation in Annecy
Netflix and DreamWorks have 16 TV series in development, says DreamWorks CEO.

Director Guillermo Del Toro was joined by DreamWorks Animation CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg during an Annecy Film Festival masterclass this week in which the two men revealed some insider titbits on projects they have worked on and more general thoughts on animation.

“In my early days at DreamWorks, Jeffrey said I increased the murder rate at the company by 100%,” Pan’s Labyrinth director Del Toro joked.

The colourful Mexican director has been a consultant and executive producer on a handful of DreamWorks titles, and the audience heard how he was responsible for significant edits to 2010 feature Megamind and for some of the more exuberant action scenes in Kung Fu Panda 2.

Del Toro and Katzenberg have most recently collaborated on animated series Trollhunters, of which they showed several clips.

The recent Netflix acquisition about a school kid who takes possession of a magical amulet that transforms him into
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Animated family comedy Boss Baby assembles its voice cast

DreamWorks Animation’s upcoming family comedy Boss Baby has assembled its voice cast, with The Hollywood Reporter revealing that Jimmy Kimmel, Lisa Kudrow, Patton Oswalt, Steve Buscemi and Miles Bakshi have all signed on for roles in the project alongside Alec Baldwin.

Boss Baby is being directed by Tom McGrath (Madagascar, Megamind) and is based upon Marla Frazee’s award-winning picture book, which “centers on a seven-year-old who decides he has to win back the love of his parents after the arrival of his brother, a bossy baby, who has uncanny ways of hogging the spotlight. In the process, the brothers discover a secret plot and must unite to save their parents and restore order to the world.”

“Tom and [producer Ramsey Ann Naito] have brought together a film that is not only hilarious and heartwarming, but is relatable for anyone who has ever been a parent, a baby, a sibling or a boss,” said DreamWorks Animation co-presidents of feature animation Bonnie Arnold and Mireille Soria. “We believe the best animated stories are the ones that are rooted in personal experience, and then set in an imaginative world that can only be created through the wonder and art of animation.”

Boss Baby is slated for release on March 10th, 2017.
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Junkie Xl To Provide Score For Deadpool

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First breaking into composing for film by providing the score for 2001’s The Delivery, DJ Junkie Xl (also known as Tom Holkenborg, and best know for his remix of Elvis’ A Little Less Conversation) has gone to make quite a name for himself in the film world, providing music for Domnio, Blade, 300: Rise of an Empire, Divergent, Run All Night, as well as working with Hans Zimmer on Megamind, Inception, Madagascar 3, The Dark Knight Rises, and Man of Steel (they will once again collaborate on next year’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice). He also provided one of the soundtracks of the Summer with his amazing score for Mad Max: Fury Road (seriously, play that in a car, and you’ll swear you're driving an armoured big rig through a post apocalyptic desert), so you better believe there were many fists pumped in the air when he announced
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