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'Ghostbusters' Animated Movie Gets 'Clash of Clans' Commercial Director

'Ghostbusters' Animated Movie Gets 'Clash of Clans' Commercial Director
Back in October, we reported that Sony Pictures is developing a Ghostbusters Animated Movie, to compliment this summer's Ghostbusters reboot and the long-rumored Ghostbusters 4, which is developing for Channing Tatum. Today, The Hollywood Reporter reports that the studio has found a director for the animated movie, with Fletcher Moules coming aboard. This would mark his feature film debut, but you may have seen his work before.

Fletcher Moules is best known for the animated Clash of Clans, which promote the hit mobile game. Before he turned to animation, he worked in the props department on The Matrix and Red Planet, and served in the creature department on Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones. He also worked as the art director on the 2011 animated movie Lego Star Wars: The Padawan Menace.

As for the Ghostbusters Animated Movie, no story details have been given. Our report from October claims
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Kathleen Fleming, Lego Production Exec, Dies at 39

Kathleen Fleming, director of entertainment development at Lego, died April 27 in an accident in Cancun, Mexico. She was 39.

Fleming joined Lego in 2009 as a senior manager of entertaiment development, where she worked on “Lego Star Wars: The Padawan Menace” and “Lego Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Out,” which she exec produced. She also worked on the “Ninjago: Master of Spinjitzu” TV series and the “Lego Legends of Chima” series and “Lego Star Wars: The Yoda Chronicles.” Most recently, she was working on Warner Bros. “The Lego Movie: The Piece of Resistance,” serving as liaison and managing studio relationships on entertainment projects.

Fleming’s close friend Jodi Cararas said she would be remembered for her humor and intelligence, “She experienced and accomplished so many incredible things, from traveling the globe to completing a half marathon to her numerous work credits. She lived fully and fearlessly.”

Raised in Atlanta, she graduated from Emory U.
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R.I.P. Kathleen Fleming

Kathleen Fleming, who developed and produced several Lego and Lego Star Wars projects as Director of Entertainment Development at the company, died in an accident over the weekend. She had most recently been working on Warner Bros’ February 7 release The Lego Movie: The Piece Of Resistance as a liaison managing studio relationships on entertainment projects. Fleming joined the company after working with Lego as Account Manager at ad agency Ammerati Puris Lintas. She officially came aboard Lego in 2009 as Senior Manager of Entertainment Development for Lego Group. Her credits include Lego Star Wars: The Padawan Menace and Lego Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Out which she exec produced, as well as the Ninjago: Master of Spinjitzu TV series and the soon-to-be-aired Lego Legends of Chima series and Lego Star Wars: The Yoda Chronicles miniseries.
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Russell Crowe replaces Hugh Sheridan as Aacta award host

Russell Crowe has been announced as the new Aacta host after a conflicting La schedule forced original host Hugh Sheridan to pull out.

The second annual Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards will see Crowe headline an impressive line-up of presenters, including Aacta president Geoffery Rush and Aacta ambassador Cate Blanchett.

The awards, to be held on January 30 at The Star Event Centre, will see more than 1000 Australian film and television performers and practitioners in attendance.

In addition to the Aacta Awards in Sydney, Crowe will also host the Aacta International Awards in Los Angeles on Saturday, which Sheridan will now also attend.

"The Australian Academy is making its mark in the States, and I'm equally as honoured to represent the Australian industry in L.A. as host of Aacta's International Awards, as I am to return home to celebrate the success of my peers at the 2nd Aacta Awards Ceremony in Sydney,
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First Trailer For ‘Lego Batman: The Movie – DC Superheroes Unite’

Well it looks like we Do have a Justice League movie after all, it’s just being presented in Lego. Lego Batman: The Movie – DC Superheroes Unite sees Lex Luthor team up with The Joker and start deconstructing their little lego world. Judging by the trailer below, this film looks hilarious. I love seeing Superman call Batman a “sourpuss” and the makers have obviously had a lot of fun without betraying the characters. All your favourites are included such as Robin, Green Lantern, Cyborg, Martian Manhunter, The Flash, and Wonder Woman.

Lego had some success with their Lego Star Wars: The Padawan Menace and with big name franchises wanting a piece (getit?)Lego may become a big name in cinema.I’m hoping for a Lego version of Salo 120 Days Of Sodom and Straw Dogs.

Source: Coin-Op TV
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Blu-ray & DVD News: Lego Star Wars – The Padawan Menace

After the Cartoon Network debut of their first-ever original television special, The Lego Group and Lucasfilm will join forces once again to bring Lego Star Wars: The Padawan Menace to Blu-ray and DVD. Launching on November 7th, the 22-minute original standalone special features the charm, action and irreverent humor that have become the signature style of Lego Star Wars animation collaborations and will include five Lego Star Wars shorts, as well as an exclusive, collectible minifigure.

A routine Jedi Academy field trip is turned into a rip-roaring comic adventure in Lego Star Wars: The Padawan Menace. Tour guide Master Yoda leads a group of rambunctious Jedi Younglings through Senate chambers when he senses a disturbance in the Force. Summoned to help save the Republic, he discovers that one of the Younglings secretly boarded his ship…and has a taste for adventure! Meanwhile, C-3Po and R2-D2 are put in
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