When you’ve got Will Arnett voicing Batman in a movie where the characters are all made out of LEGO, and Michael Cera to voice Robin, where does one turn to voice the Clown Prince of Crime? For Lego Batman, the first big Lego Movie spin-off that is planned for release in February 2017, the Lego Joker voice actor is Zach Galifianakis, who should bring something new to the role and be a great foe for Arnett. Read More »
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Posted on Wednesday, August 12th, 2015 by Angie Han
The Pride Lands are ready to welcome a new generation of heroes. Disney Channel is making plans for The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar, a Lion King spinoff TV movie intended to launch a new TV series.
The Lion Guard will bring back some familiar faces, and even some familiar voices to go along with them. Rob Lowe and Gabrielle Union will play Simba and Nala, and James Earl Jones and Ernie Sabella return from the original film as Mufasa and Pumbaa. Max Charles (young Peter Parker from The Amazing Spider-Man) plays the new lead, Simba and Nala’s second-born cub Kion.
Get all the latest details about The Lion Guard after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, August 6th, 2015 by Ethan Anderton
Before he passed away, Saturday Night Live veteran and Tommy Boy star Chris Farley was slated to be the voice of the ogre Shrek in the DreamWorks Animation film of the same name. In fact, he had completed about 95% of the dialogue for the movie and was still working on it one week before he died in December of 1997.
As we all know, Shrek went on to be voiced by Mike Myers and the film became a huge hit that spawned several big screen sequels. But many are still curious as to what Shrek would have been like with Farley on board, and thanks to a story reel that has surfaced online, you can find out. Hear what a Chris Farley Shrek would have sounded like below! Read More »
Hot on the heels of the mind-numbing news that Sony Pictures Animation is making an Emoji movie, yet another mystifying movie is in development based on a familiar property. In contrast to the basis for the Emoji movie, this particular property is 88 years old.
At some point in your life, you’ve likely encountered Pez candy, the chalky, fruity, antacid-like sugar tablets dispensed from trademark containers featuring popular characters whose heads lift open and to push out candy. And somehow, a company called Envision Media Arts is developing a Pez movie. Find out more about this bewildering project below! Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, July 28th, 2015 by Fred Topel
As you know, the Tanner family is together again as the Netflix sequel series Fuller House is now in production. (See photos from the first day of shooting here.) The series is a continuation of the cheesy 1990s sitcom Full House with most of the original cast returning, with the exception of notable absences from Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, who originally played Michelle Tanner.
Today, however, Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos of Netflix offered an update, saying the Olsen twins could still appear in the series. He also talked about the filming of the first episode, which began this week. Find out about the possible Olsen Twins Fuller House return and more, after the jump.
Posted on Monday, July 27th, 2015 by Ethan Anderton
Not long after the the video presentation that landed The Muppets a new show on ABC surfaced online after a debut at Comic-Con, we have a batch of new posters for the “more adult” TV comedy series that you’ll likely start seeing around major cities very soon.
Featuring Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear and Gonzo, each of the character posters have a clever little tagline, with Kermit’s taking the cake as the boldest and funniest tagline to promote a Muppets production I’ve ever heard. Check out The Muppets TV show posters after the jump! Read More »
Posted on Monday, July 27th, 2015 by Peter Sciretta
A movie titled Monster Hunt has just become the highest grossing Chinese movie of all time. The live action/CGI fantasy epic has now grossed $211 million worldwide after just two weeks of release. So what is Monster Hunt? Hit the jump to find out and watch the Monter Hunt trailer.
Posted on Saturday, July 18th, 2015 by Ethan Anderton
If you’ve been paying attention to movie news over the past year, then you’re probably aware that Disney has been digging around in their vault for inspiration by giving some of their animated classics the live-action treatment with revisionist takes on the same story, or spin-offs following other characters from the movie.
Just this year alone we’ve gotten word of Tim Burton directing Dumbo, Alex Ross Perry writing Winnie the Pooh, and Reese Witherspoon starring in a Tinkerbell movie, not to mention live-action takes on Mulan, Pinocchio, Prince Charming and now an Aladdin prequel called Genies.
It’s a lot to keep track of, but thankfully, a helpful new chart has surfaced online to help Disney fans keep track of all the sequels, spin-offs and remakes from the past and the future, and there’s even some interesting information to be gleaned from the chart as well. Check out the Disney sequel spin-off chart after the jump! Read More »
Posted on Monday, July 13th, 2015 by Ethan Anderton
This fall will mark three years since Wreck-It Ralph hit the big screen, and we’ve yet to hear any updates on progress towards making a sequel. Last we heard from composer Henry Jackman was that a story was in the works, but that’s all he could say.
As of now, we’re still not sure when the sequel will get off the ground, but it sounds like fans don’t need to be worried that it won’t happen. Wreck-It Ralph voice actor John C. Reilly recently appeared at the Galway Film Fleadh in Ireland, and confirmed that he’s signed on for a sequel to the video game based adventure.
Find out more about Wreck It Ralph 2 after the jump! Read More »