Paul Reubens in Batman Returns

Paul Reubens is coming (back) to Gotham City. The Pee-wee Herman actor will appear in Season 2 of FOX’s Batman prequel Gotham as Penguin’s father — the same role he played 23 years earlier in Tim Burton’s Batman Returns.

Robin Lord Taylor stars in Gotham as Oswald Cobblepot, a.k.a. the Penguin, and Carol Kane has a recurring role as his mother Gertrude. Read the Gotham Paul Reubens casting announcement after the jump.  Read More »


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Netflix buys Beasts of No Nation

Netflix recently began making inroads into distributing theatrical-quality films, and now they’re just about ready to show off the results. The company has announced scheduling for four upcoming movies: Cary Fukunaga‘s Beasts of No Nation, Adam Sandler‘s The Ridiculous Six, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: The Green Legend, and Pee-wee’s Big Holiday.

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new pee wee movie

Paul Reubens, aka Pee-Wee Herman, has begun filming his third feature film. It’s called Pee-Wee’s Big Holiday and it’ll be coming to Netflix in the future. John Lee (Inside Amy Schumer, Broad City) is directing the latest road trip movie and Herman has begun blogging about the experience. He posted the first photo from the new Pee Wee movie, which you can see below, along with read some new info on the film. Read More »

Pee Wee Herman

Pee-wee Herman is finally ready to make his big return. Netflix has announced that Pee-wee’s Big Holiday will shoot in March for release on the streaming service later this year. Paul Reubens reprises the character and serves as producer with Judd Apatow. John Lee (Inside Amy Schumer, Broad City) will direct.

Get all the latest on the Pee-wee Netflix movie director, plot details, and more after the jump.  Read More »

new Pee-Wee Herman movie

We know there’s a new Pee-Wee Herman movie coming featuring work from Paul Reubens (of course) and producer Judd Apatow. The script has undergone some revisions over the past year, but we keep hearing that the film will shoot soon. Now there’s some real news, as the beginnings of a deal have been revealed that will see the new Pee-Wee Herman movie as a Netflix production, and therefore likely an exclusive to the streaming service. Read More »

Pee-Wee Herman

The back and forth surrounding a new Pee-Wee Herman movie feels like an elaborate prank Pee-Wee himself would be proud of. We hear it’s coming, we hear they’re close, star Paul Reubens comments, producer Judd Apatow comments, but we still don’t have anything concrete. That could change soon. Reubens is promoting the new release of Pee-Wee’s Playhouse on Blu-ray and said that news on a new Pee Wee Movie is “very imminent.” Read his full quote below. Read More »

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Paul Reubens Roger Rabbit test footage

Walt Disney Productions purchased the film rights to Gary K. Wolf‘s novel Who Censored Roger Rabbit? shortly after the book’s publication in 1981, and Disney spent many years trying to bring Who Framed Roger Rabbit to the screen.

In the early 1980’s, Disney developed test footage with animation director Darrell Van Citters with Paul Reubens voicing Roger Rabbit, Peter Renaday and Mike Gabriel as Eddie Valiant, and Russi Taylor as Jessica Rabbit. This was right around the time that Reubens was getting ready to reveal his Pee-Wee Herman persona to the world.

The early test footage was broadcast once on a 1983 Disney Channel show called Disney Studio Showcase, and never seen from again — until now. Thief Archive (via CartoonBrew) has found the footage of the television airing of these early animation tests. Watch the Paul Reubens Roger Rabbit test footage now, embedded after the jump.

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Star Tours Rex Star Wars Rebels

I remember when the Star Tours ride first opened in 1987 (am I old?) they had a ABC Magical World of Disney special which focused on the attraction. And when I finally got to ride the attraction, it was just as magical as I had imagined, taking us on a tour of a galaxy far far away at the same time as the climactic moments of the Star Wars. While many of the lands, characters and worlds we saw on the tour were familiar from the original trilogy, one big Disneyland addition was a RX-Series pilot droid named Rex, voiced by Comedian Paul Reubens (aka Pee Wee Herman).

Rex was annoying but lovable, characteristics of George Lucas post-Empire galaxy. When Star Tours was recently revamped, Rex was removed as the pilot and replaced by C-3PO (the new tour was originally supposed to be guided by an AC-38 droid named Ace, but George Lucas came up with a story reason to put C-3PO at the helm). Rex couldn’t be the droid pilot of the new Star Tours because the adventure is set decades earlier during the prequel story era. While in the waiting queue, you can see an RX-24 unit sitting outside a crate was marked as defective.

But it looks like the annoying yet lovable Rex might be returning to the Star Wars universe in the Star Wars Rebels television series. Hit the jump to read about Rex Star Wars Rebels details.

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Pee Wee Herman movie

For the past few years, we’ve been getting updates on the Pee-Wee Herman movie every so often. Mostly, they’ve just been reassurances that yes, the movie is still in the works. But the wait may be nearing an end. According to producer Judd Apatow, the feature is “pretty close” to coming together. Hit the jump for the latest dirt on the Pee-Wee Herman movie.

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