Horton Hears a Who! (2008)
The script will follow a young Theodor Geisel in the 1920s, as he struggles to find his voice as a writer, before meeting the woman who would become his muse and future wife, Helen Palmer. More than 30 years later, when she fell ill, it ultimately inspired him to create perhaps his most well-known work, The Cat in the Hat. Dr. Seuss would ultimately go on to write more than 60 childrens books throughout his storied career,
The next Dr. Seuss story to make its way to thatres, however, will be one we've already seen. Illumination Entertainment ("The Lorax," "Hop," "Despicable Me") will be trying their luck with "The Cat in the Hat" again, but this time they'll be turning it into a 3D CG-animated feature, rather than a Mike Myers clusterfuck.
Cast: Cillian Murphy, Sienna Miller, Max Minghella, Emma Booth, Lee Ingleby
Director: Beeban Kidron
Summary: Follows the love story of Oz editor Richard Neville and Louise Ferrier. Neville and his cohorts launch the London edition of Oz amidst the 1960s counterculture and are subsequently put on trial for distributing a sexually explicit issue.
Analysis: One of the most troubled productions in Working Title's history, 'Hippie' began development back in 1998 but failed to get beyond script stage both in 1999 and in 2002 when "Elizabeth" helmer Shekhar Kapur was attached to direct. Filming finally got underway late 2007 with director Beeban Kidron in charge and shooting seemed to proceed without issue aside from feminist author Germaine Greer being vehemently unhappy about being depicted on film.
Actually the film scored quite a bit of free press for a skinny dipping scene where full-frontal shots of actress Sienna Miller shooting the sequence
Milk star Brolin has already signed up to appear as anti-hero Hex - a badly-scarred American Civil War veteran - in the Warner Bros. big-screen adaptation of the DC Comics title.
And Malkovich has now agreed to take on the role of villain Turnbull, a wealthy Southern plantation owner who falsely blames Hex for the death of his son.
Horton Hears A Who!'s Jimmy Hayward is directing the film, which is slated to begin shooting in April.
In addition, her hit teen programme is up for Favourite TV Show.
Cyrus will compete against Alicia Keys, Beyonce and Rihanna in the singing category, while the male award will be fought out by Chris Brown, Jesse McCartney, Kid Rock and T-Pain.
Cyrus will also go up against Miranda Cosgrove (iCarly), America Ferrera (Ugly Betty), and Selena Gomez (Wizards of Waverly Place) for the Favourite TV actress gong. Her show, Hannah Montana, is nominated for a Kcw blimp statuette along with iCarly, The Suite Life of Zack & Cody, and Jamie Lynn Spears' Zoey 101.
The star will face tough competition in the Animated Movie Voice category - squaring off against Hollywood stars Jack Black (Kung Fu Panda), Jim Carrey (Horton Hears a Who), and Ben Stiller (Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa).
Elsewhere, Carrey is also up for Favourite Movie Actor for his role in Yes Man, along with Adam Sandler (Bedtime Stories), Will Smith (Hancock), and first-time nominee George Lopez (Beverly Hills Chihuahua).
Jennifer Aniston scored her seventh Kids' Choice nod with Marley & Me and will go up against Anne Hathaway (Get Smart), Vanessa Hudgens (High School Musical 3: Senior Year), and Reese Witherspoon (Four Christmases).
Films in contention for the Favourite Movie award include The Dark Knight, Bedtime Stories, High School Musical 3: Senior Year, and Iron Man.
Favourite Music Group will be fought out between Daughtry, Jonas Brothers, Linkin Park and Pussycat Dolls.
Link | Posted 12/9/2008 by Thomas
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The Children's BAFTAs ceremony, which took place on Sunday night, saw the hit Disney series named most popular feature in the Kids Vote category.
The winner was decided by a poll of children aged from seven to 14 and attracted a record number of votes - with over 200,000 fans registering their opinion.
Hit sci-fi move Wall-e saw off still competition from Ratatouille, Horton Hears a Who! and Stardust to be named Best Feature Film.
The IESB has got a chance for two lucky readers to win the family favorite on DVD just in time for the holiday season!
Each Special Edition DVD also includes a set of Horton Ears pictured below!
Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears A Who! hits store shelves December 9!
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On December 9th, Fox Home Entertainment will release the next hilarious and heartwarming animated tale Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears A Who! on DVD! Charming and eco-friendly, this fantastic film stars Jim Carrey and Steve Carrell, and the DVD is literally packed with special features for the whole family. Can you hear that? It's Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears A Who stomping onto Read more
On Thursday, November 27, 2008, Horton will make his world premiere as a brand new balloon in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade!
For the first time ever, the lovable Dr. Seuss character comes to life as an enormous balloon to help celebrate Thanksgiving in one of the world's most exciting and colorful parades!
Teaser pics are below!
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Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs, to be fully produced in 3-D, is the latest installment to the hit Ice Age franchise, which has grossed more than $1.2 billion around the world. Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs will be directed by Oscar-nominated Carlos Saldanha, who directed Ice Age: The Meltdown and co-directed Ice Age. The film is being produced by Academy Award-winning Blue Sky Studios, the creative force behind all the Ice Age films and Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who.
Both films have been shortlisted for the best animated feature Oscar, in a category that will see 14 pictures battle it out for three final slots to compete for the coveted award.
Other films shortlisted in the category include Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa, Dr Seuss' Horton Hears A Who!, Bolt, Igor, Fly Me to the Moon and animated documentary Waltz with Bashir.
This year's awards saw the honour go to Pixar's Ratatouille.
The award will be announced at the annual ceremony in Hollywood on 22 February.
Anyway, a few years later, there was an Oscar for Best Animated Feature, which would solve everything, right? Maybe. Probably. It seems that every year an animated film still gets pushed for Best Picture, though, and that's their right. Best Picture means exactly that.
But I suppose the Academy does need to honor animated films on their own, especially because they make the industry so much money. To that end, here are the fourteen movies submitted to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for the Best
Repo! the Genetic Opera just opened and has already been marketed by Lionsgate as the cult successor to the Rocky Horror Picture Show. The movie opened this weekend in just eight theaters and earned $51,000, averaging an impressive $6450 per screen.
Director Darren Lynn Bousman told Moviehole he’s already planning a sequel to the Paris Hilton, Alex Vega film.
''I want to start a sequel next year. But again, everything — I’ll end my whole thing on a soapbox, which I love to get on,” Bousman told the site. “This movie is all about support from the Internet, and support from fans. This is not a movie where you’ll see billboards or bus stop ads or trailers on TV. It’s a movie that exists in a grass roots kind of a fashion. It exists when fans go and see it, and they go on message boards and talk about it.
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