Archive for the ‘Film and Animation’ Category


Little Gloomy Animated Series Coming Soon from 1492 Pictures

Series to be renamed Scary Larry. Little Gloomy, the all-ages spooky comic book series by Landry Walker and Eric Jones, is being produced as an animated television series by Timoon Animation and director Chris Columbus’ 1492 Pictures.

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Jay Baruchel Talks Of JLA Movie That Never Was

Sorcerer’s Apprentice star, Jay Baruchel was slated to play the villain in George Miller’s Justice League Of America film. Warners pulled the plug on the $300 million project on the eve of shooting.  In a new interview, Baruchel talks about the film in a new interview: “I’ll just say this, if we had been able […]

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Betty Does United

Iconic cartoon flapper, Betty Boop, is set to become the official fantasy cheerleader of the United Football League.  The sexy character, owned by King Features, will be featured on team specific merchandise in 2010.  In addition, an on-field walk-around mascot will appear at games. OSC is reporting: Betty Boop was introduced to UFL fans in […]

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Batman: Under The Red Hood

Warner Home Video announced San Diego Schedule

Warner Home Video will present nightly premieres of the BATMAN: UNDER THE RED HOOD, SECRET ORIGINS: THE STORY OF DC COMICS, LOST BOYS: THE THIRST, and COP OUT (in Maximum Comedy Mode) at San Diego’s 2010 Comic-Con International.

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Jeph Loeb

Marvel Names Jeph Loeb to Executive VP, Head of Television

Marvel has named Jeph Loeb as Executive Vice President, Head of Television where he’ll oversee Marvel’s live-action, animated and direct-to-DVD series. Here’s the full announcement: Marvel Entertainment, LLC announced today that it has appointed Jeph Loeb as Executive Vice President, Head of Television, a newly created division of Marvel Entertainment.  In this new role, Mr. […]

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Disney Mulls Major Museum

When toon pioneer Walt Disney passed away forty years ago, his staff sealed off his suite of offices in the Burbank studio, essentially entombing a treasure vault of artifacts from the golden age of animation.  Over the decades, the company hired a historian and staff of twelve to catalog and sift through the material which […]

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Adidas Adds Deathstar To Google Earth

Hey kids, blow up your friends and neighbors!  A new marketing campaign by Adidas leverages the power of Google Earth by adding Deathstar destructive capability. Just type in the location (since this is a marketing ploy you’ll also have to include your target’s name, your name and e-mail) and watch as the mighty Deathstar superlaser […]

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Green Hornet trailer

Here’s the first official Green Hornet trailer. The film, starring Seth Rogen as Britt Reid and Jay Chou and Kato, arrives in theaters January 14, 2011.

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New Despicable Me trailer

Arriving in theaters July 9, Despicable Me stars Steve Carell as the voice of the super villain Gru.  The evil genius, in the tradition of Marvel’s Mole Man, is aided and abetted by a legion of bug-eyed, yellow minions. In Despicable Me, a trio of orphan girls cause the normally villainous Gru to rethink his […]

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Jonah Hex

Jonah Hex Misfires

DC’s Jonah Hex bit the bullet at the box office this weekend with a ghastly $5.1 million. The reviews didn’t help. With just 14% positive reviews of Rotten Tomatoes and a low 35 metascore at Metacritic, Jonah Hex turned theaters into ghost towns. According to the Boston Globe: The only thing sadder than Jonah Hex […]

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