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Alvinnn!!! and The Chipmunks: Nickelodeon Picks Up New Animated Series

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.

Created by Janice Karman, the annimated series is produced by Bagdasarian Productions and OuiDO! Productions.

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.

What do you think? Do you like
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Alvinnn!!! And The Chipmunks To Air In 2015, So Maybe Sell Your TV

Hoping for an Alvin and the Chipmunks-free 2015? Well, tough. In accordance with ancient prophecy (and Cartoon Brew), 2015 will see the debut of a brand new CG TV show featuring the brothers Alvin, Simon, and Theodore, currently known by the working title Alvinnn!!! and The Chipmunks.

Seeing a gap in the market where more Chipmunk hi-jinks could be implausibly squeezed, show-creators Ross Bagdasarian Jr. and his wife Janice Karman have been working on the TV show since 2010, when it was known as The Chipmunks and Chipettes. If Alvinnn!!! and The Chipmunks follows the same lines as predecessor The Chipmunks and Chipettes, it would seem that there will be a much-needed expansion of the cast, leading to interesting love triangles, botched drug deals, and maybe a murder or two.

Will 2015 be the year of the TV’s first gay chipmunk?

Given that the movies proved incredibly popular with the public-at-large, if not the critics necessarily,
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Giveaway: Chipmunks Christmas Autographed Album

Enter now for your chance to win a signed CD copy of the new Chipmunks Christmas compilation album. The record is available now but you can get your hands on it right here for the kids this coming holidays. Plus it's signed by the famous voices of the original Chipmunks cartoon cast: Ross and Janis Bagdasarian. The Music The album (which is now available) is a new collection of The Chipmunks yuletide-hits such as “The Chipmunk Song,” “Here Comes Santa Claus,” “Jingle Bells,” “Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer,” “Santa Claus Is Comin’ To Town” and more! The prize would be signed by the voices of the Chipmunks: Ross and Janis Bagdasarian. Fans will know that Alvin, Simon, and Dave Seville are voiced by Ross Bagdasarian while his wife Janis provides those of Theodore and The Chipettes:...
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‘Mr Ed’ Reboot Will Be Galloping Into Production!

Reports have come in confirming that family-friendly production company – Waterman Entertainment – has picked up the rights to the 1960s sitcom Mr Ed. Originally starring Alan Young (the voice of Scrooge McDuck) as Wilbur Post, the show focused on Post and his talking horse, Mr Ed.

Since the technological advancements of animal animation (most recently: Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes), the idea of transforming Mr Ed into a part live-action/part animated film has been at the top of Waterman’s list. The company, run by Steve and his sons Cooper and Tucker, has had a part to play in other animal ‘comedy classics’ such as Stuart Little, Casper (although that was a ghost…) and Alvin And The Chipmunks, and are on the look-out for other franchises to join their company. When asked about the film (and its possible production), Cooper has said:

‘We are identifying properties that have
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The James Clayton Column: a few alternatives to War Horse

War Pigs? War Totoro? As Spielberg’s War Horse hoofs into cinemas, James comes up with a few alternative battle and animal movie combinations…

Whoa, Joey! Exciting things are ahoof with World War I drama-flick War Horse galloping into theatres. After the performance capture work of The Adventures Of Tintin, Steven Spielberg is back in the saddle directing live-action, getting his hands dirty with real people, real horses and a lot of real mud.

We know that Spielberg is a living legend among filmmakers who excels at making touching friendship tales that tug at your heartstrings, bombard you with spectacle and get you high on adventure. He’s also a dab hand at pulling off period detail and has a proven track record in producing epic war stories.

With myriad memories of E.T., Saving Private Ryan, Schindler’s List and the Indiana Jones flicks floating about in the background, the
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‘Kung Fu Panda’ Writers To Explore ‘Candyland’

As the news of studios gobbling up board-game properties to somehow adapt gets ever more ridiculous, one can add THR’s report that Universal has tapped Kung Fu Panda screenwriters Jonathan Aibel and Glenn Berger to breathe magical narrative life into the children’s game Candyland.

The nominal story of Candyland involves journeying through the Candy Cane Forest (like Will Ferrell did in Elf) to find the lost king while staying one step ahead of the forces of evil Lord Licorice (Hey, Ralph Fiennes may need work once the last Harry Potter movie has come and gone). The game is really just a collection of bright primary colors intended to keep five-year-olds from playing with the Draino while Mom drinks white wine and watches soap operas.

Seriously, though, if the studio really wanted to silence snarky film bloggers who live to ridicule bullshit like this, they should hire David Lynch and Charlie Kaufman,
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"Mean Girls 2" Trailer | The Search For More Money

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I adore the original Mean Girls. It's the one thing I turn to, like a Catholic with a statue of the Virgin Mary or a date rapist to his Dane Cook DVDs, when I need to re-establish my faith that Lindsay Lohan will one day rise like a phoenix from the ashes of her sundered career. It showcased both Tim Meadows and Tina Fey in a bra and the females of SNL worth a damn and Tiny Fey in a bra. The original Mean Girls actually worked: all the wacky antics and slapstick was centered on the actual plot like a Cary Grant comedy.

This straight to DVD monstrosity is like a parasite that crawled up the ass of a cheerleader as she was humped against a moist gym sock stuck to the backseat of the captain of the wrestling team. It hollowed out the shell, retained the name, and
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Weekend Us box office report: Shrek wins, but Aldous Snow returns in a big way

Shrek Forever After still hogs the top spot, with Get Him To The Greek coming second place in the Us box office...

Five challengers came out of the woodwork this weekend to take on the big green ogre, and none of them were able to topple the beast from atop the weekend box office. After holding off Sex And The City 2 last weekend, Shrek enjoys another weekend in the sun, picking up another $25.3 million, despite a wide variety of challenges from across a variety of genres. Even a weakened Shrek brand is pretty formidable.

Of the weekend's releases, the top performer was Get Him To The Greek. The scene-stealing Russell Brand character from Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Aldous Snow, is back and carrying the weight of his own movie, alongside the modern day Chris Farley, Jonah Hill. The two of them have managed to turn the drugged-out rock star premise
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Review: Marmaduke

Based on the comic strip, Marmaduke is the latest family-friendly, beginning of the summer offering from 20th Century Fox. The big, lovable Great Dane finds his voice in none other than Marley And Me’s Owen Wilson. After receiving a job offer from organic dog food president Don Twombly (William H. Macy), ambitious father, Phil Winslow (Lee Pace), uproots his Kansas family, along with Marmaduke and the loopy, family cat (George Lopez), and moves them to the O.C. What person, and canine, wouldn’t want to leave the midwest for a house complete with a pool, a million dollar ocean view and a big doggie door?

The “Duke” is living large in Southern California, but finds hanging with the four-legged friends at the dog park where Phil now works won’t be easy. Being a bumbling fool of a dog, he fits right in with the mixed-breed pack of made up of tomboy,
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Fox Sued Over Alvin & The Chipmunks 2: The Squeakquel

20th Century Fox is being sued over Alvin & The Chipmunks: The Squeakuel. The company run by the chipmunks' creator is suing the studio over numerous issues, in the hope of nabbing half the profits from the film. Bagdasrian Prods have launched a lawsuit that claims Janice Karman (conveniently, the daughter-in-law of the creator) wrote a script for the movie, which was then rewritten and eventually refined by Karman upon a request from Fox.
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DVD Playhouse: April 2010

DVD Playhouse—April 2010

By

Allen Gardner

Ride With The Devil (Criterion) Ang Lee’s revisionist take on the Civil War is awash in moral ambiguity, along with some stunning cinematography, production design, and fine performances. Set during the Kansas-Missouri border war, Tobey Maguire and Skeet Ulrich star as two friends who join up with the Confederate-sympathizing Bushwhackers, finding an odd ally in a former slave (Jeffrey Wright). While it’s fascinating to see America’s bloodiest conflict through the eyes of a foreigner, thereby allowing much of the previously mentioned ambiguity a certain latitude, the film never loses the bad taste it leaves for one simple reason: it asks us, the audience, to side with not just the Confederates, but some of the lowest trash that made up the dregs, and the fringes, of the movement. Big points for audacity, but snake eyes on the story itself. Singer Jewel is impressive in her film debut.
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Weekend Shopping Guide 4/2/10: How To Train Your Astro Boy

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The weekend’s here. You’ve just been paid, and it’s burning a hole in your pocket. What’s a pop culture geek to do? In hopes of steering you in the right direction to blow some of that hard-earned cash, it’s time for the Fred Weekend Shopping Guide - your spotlight on the things you didn’t even know you wanted…

(Please support Fred by using the links below to make any impulse purchases - it helps to keep us going…)

Jerry Seinfeld cites it as the primary influence for his own show, and anyone who views The Abbott and Costello Show (E1, Not Rated, DVD-$59.98 Srp) will clearly see the precedent it established for a comedy set in New York City and almost entirely about unique characters and everyday events, rather than your typical sitcom fare. It was also anchored by an amazing comedy duo who
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8th Annual Tsr Movie Awards – The Results – 2009

Sure, there were some bumps in the road. That can happen from time to time.

Thanks to everyone for voting. This year 195 film fans decided the awards.

Here’s the mess … When Twihards Attack (The 8th Annual Tsr Movie Awards) Commentary/rants/thoughts on category winners & losers (this will be complete by March 19)

Want to vote in the Tsr Movie Awards next year? Become a Fan on our Tsr Facebook Page.

The Results of the 8th Annual Movie Awards

Funniest

8.29 In The Loop

8.1 The Hangover

7.97 Zombieland

7.82 Fantastic Mr. Fox

7.32 I Love You, Man

6.74 The Informant!

6.64 Observe And Report

6.34 Extract

5.98 Funny People

5.7 Bruno

4.88 The Proposal

Scariest

8.09 Paranormal Activity

7.13 Drag Me To Hell

5.50 The Fourth Kind

5.21 Orphan

5.00 My Bloody Valentine

4.36 The Haunting In Connecticut

4.32 Jennifer’S Body

4.30 Friday The 13th

3.82 Saw VI

2.80 The Final Destination

Saddest

7.94 Precious

7.62 The Messenger

7.48 The Road

7.05 Up

6.50 The Time Traveler’S Wife

6.11 The Lovely Bones

5.92 My Sister
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Movie News Wrap Up: January 03, 2010

Welcome to the first Wrap Up of 2010. It’s been a quiet week movie news wise, so there isn’t a great deal to report except:

Avatar is still number one at the box office; Mel Gibson is involved in Mad Max 4; Whitaker, Winstone and Li visit St Vincent with Mickey Rourke.

Box Office

James Cameron must be a very happy man. Avatar has now crossed the $300 million marker at the U.S. box office – with $350 million now in the bank. The film now has $1 billion in global ticket sales and even with the budget for the film and marketing being mooted as high as $500 million it has now sailed into the waters marked profit on the map.

Sherlock Holmes was number 2 again with a respectable $38 million gross, giving the Robert Downey Jr adventure film an impressive $140 million total.

Alvin and The Chipmunks: The Squeakquel banked another $37 million for a huge $158 million total.
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2009 Quick Stop Holiday Shopping Guide

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It’s that time of year again, when sites the web-over compile helpful holiday shopping lists to guide you into the deepest, darkest pits of retail with a map that will hopefully get you out alive. Here now, without further ado, is the 2009 Quick Stop Holiday Shopping Guide.

(If you see anything you like, please support Quick Stop by using the links below to make your holiday purchases - it’s appreciated!)

I’ve banged on about for years, and I’m going to keep going virtual door to virtual door until the word gets out about Qi. If you’ve never heard of the UK quiz program Qi, you’re missing out on one of the funniest “educational” shows ever devised (the devisee being creator/producer John Lloyd, formerly of Blackadder, Not The Nine O’Clock News, and Spitting Image). The key to Qi (which stands for “Quite Interesting
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Contest Round-Up: 2009-12-09

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Welcome to our weekly round-up of featured giveaways here at Quick Stop. Every Wednesday, we’ll present a new clutch of DVDs, books, and other cool stuff you can take a shot at winning. All you have to do is click on the graphics below to be taken to their respective contest pages. And good luck!

In conjunction with Warner Bros. Home Video, we’re giving away three (3) copies of each of Harry Potter & The Half-blood Prince on both Blu-Ray & DVD.

In conjunction with Emi, we’re giving away one (1) Holiday Music Prize Pack containing Christmas With The Chipmunks, The Beach Boys: Christmas Harmonies, Nat King Cole: The Christmas Song, Olivia Newton John: Christmas Wish, & Christmas Classics By The Fire.

In conjunction with Disney Home Video, we’re giving away one (1) copy of G-force on Blu-Ray/DVD.
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Win a Holiday Music Prize Pack from Emi!

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In conjunction with Emi, we’re giving away one (1) Holiday Music Prize Pack containing Christmas With The Chipmunks, The Beach Boys: Christmas Harmonies, Nat King Cole: The Christmas Song, Olivia Newton John: Christmas Wish, & Christmas Classics By The Fire.

Contest ends at 11:59pm Est on Wednesday, December 23rd.

Enter the contest! Email: First name: Last name: Street Address: Address Line 2 (if needed): City: State/Province/Whatever: Zip Code/Postal Code: Country: Birth Month: JanuaryFebruaryMarchAprilMayJuneJulyAugustSeptemberOctoberNovemberDecember Birth Day: 12345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031 Birth Year:

Official Rules

No member of Quick Stop Entertainment or their immediate families may enter.

No Purchase necessary to win.

Must be 18 years of age or older to enter.

One entry per day, per person.

All submitted entries must be received by 11:59pm Est on Wednesday, December, 23rd.

The winner must allow 4-6 weeks after notification of win to receive the product.
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Trailer / Poster / Release Date for Alvin & the Chipmunks 2

Alvin and the Chimpmunks isn't a movie that I would rush out to see at my local cinema..... but it seems that I am one of the few as the first movie, released back in 2007 made a whopping $300 million worldwide. It's no surprise then that a sequel or in this case, the 'Squeakquel' has been created and today we have a new trailer, poster and release date for you. You'll be able to see 'Alvin and The Chipmunks 2: The Squeakquel' on Boxing Day in the UK and I've embedded the trailer after the jump and you can click the poster to enlarge.

Synopsis: ‘Alvin and The Chipmunks 2: The Squeakquel’ brings back our favorite furry brothers, Alvin, Simon and Theodore. Because of a freak accident involving Alvin and Dave Seville, they go to live with Dave Seville’s cool cousin Toby and must enroll in school just like every other kid.
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