In case you hadn’t heard, The Muppets are coming back to television this fall with a brand new series on ABC. Taking a cue from shows like The Office and Parks and Recreation, the series will be a mockumentary style show following the Muppets as they create a new series for ABC. Yeah, it’s pretty meta, just like all the rest of their productions.
The Muppets recently put on a hilarious panel at Comic-Con in San Diego, complete with Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Gonzo and more. (You can watch it all right here.) One thing that can’t be seen in the panel video is the 10-minute pitch video that was shown to ABC in order to land the series deal. But thankfully, the television studio has released the pitch video for us all to see, and it’s fantastic.
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If you thought that Jedi GoPro video we recently posted was a cool new way to experience a galaxy far, far away, wait until you see this fanmade trailer for a proposed Star Wars virtual reality game.
A company called Hammerhead VR created this trailer for Star Wars VR, a game intended to be played on the Oculus Rift, the virtual reality headset that will end up changing the way we play video games forever.
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Walt Disney Studios has released a list of their presentation and show floor line-up, which will include exclusive looks at its upcoming projects from Disney, Pixar, Marvel and Lucasfilm at D23 EXPO 2015, which will take place August 14th-16th 2015 at the Anaheim Convention Center. The highlights include a Friday presentation hosted by John Lasseter on the upcoming films from Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios, a saturday morning presentation hosted by Walt Disney Studios Chairman Alan Horn called “Worlds, Galaxies, and Universes: Live Action at The Walt Disney Studios” which yes will include Star Wars, Frozen FANdemonium: A Musical Celebration! and much more. Read the full D23 Expo 2015 press release after the jump.
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The Good Dinosaur is the second Pixar film for 2015, and this new Good Dinosaur trailer shows off the incredible photo-realistic world built for the film as well as the more cartoonish characters that inhabit it.
The film is about an orphaned dinosaur who befriends a young human boy, and reportedly features relatively little dialogue as the two communicate through action and expression rather than words. This trailer follows suit, using music and action to communicate the film’s nature. There’s just one word spoken in this trailer, but you’ll understand the story just the same. Read More »
That helpful guide to Disney’s animated remakes, spin-offs and sequels we reblogged over this weekend is already outdated. Walt Disney Pictures is developing a live-action feature film remake of their 1963 animated fantasy film Sword in the Stone with Game of Thrones writer/producer Brian Cogman working on the screenplay.
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With your wisdom, I’m sure that we can work out an arrangement which will be mutually beneficial and enable us to avoid any unpleasant confrontation. As a token of my goodwill, I present to you a gift: these Star Wars Bits. This edition of news from a galaxy far, far away includes:
- Target confirming participation in Force Friday
- Lucasfilm & Mark Hamill‘s reaction to Amy Schumer‘s racy photoshoot
- Star Wars Commander mobile game update
- The Force Awakens box office prediction
- Details learned from Star Wars: Aftermath excerpt
- Oscar Isaac chats The Force Awakens at Comic-Con
- The Force Awakens theories based on sizzle reel
- Kanan: The Last Padawan issue #4 sneak preview
- Zachary Levi plays Star Wars Battlefront at Comic-Con
- Star Wars gets the Little Golden Books treatment
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There were plenty of people who were excited when reports surfaced of Selma director Ava DuVernay being in the running for either Captain Marvel or Black Panther. But sadly, even after Kevin Feige confirmed talks with the filmmaker, she ended up turning down the job to direct Chadwick Boseman as the latter superhero from Wakanda.
Rumors had swirled about Marvel overbearing with their directors in order to keep their cinematic universe on the track that they have planned, which also seemed to be one potential reason Edgar Wright left Ant-Man. Now DuVernay has seemingly confirmed those rumors, saying that too much compromise made her think she wouldn’t be able to make the film she wanted to make.
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The internet has been rather charmed in the past by the charitable activities of Marvel Studios’ stars Chris Pratt and Chris Evans, stopping by a couple children’s hospitals as Star-Lord and Captain America respectively. But now another iconic Disney actor has been captured using his stardom to bring joy to some kids who need it the most.
Johnny Depp took a break from filming Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales to stop by Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital in Brisbane, Australia in full wardrobe as Captain Jack Sparrow. And thankfully, an Australian children’s show was there to film some of the adorable antics of the perpetually drunk pirate interacting with the kids.
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Just last week, some leaked photos of LEGO sets from Star Wars: The Force Awakens revealed a couple new characters that we previously didn’t know about. A new character named Tasu Leech was revealed, along with a member of a group called the Kanjiklub gang, though details are scarce on how they might be involved in Episode VII.
Now details on even more LEGO sets coming to shelves on Force Friday this September have been revealed, teasing new vehicles and new characters from the continuing sci-fi saga. There may be some minor spoilers in the LEGO set specs, so beware from here on out.
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