Paul Feig

Hollywood has been rummaging through your childhood toy chest again, and they’ve dug up another toy they can mold into a movie. At least it’s in good hands: Paul Feig is currently negotiating to direct the Play-Doh movie, which is set up at 20th Century Fox. Hit the jump for more details on the Play-Doh movie.  Read More »

Dreamworks-Hasbro Merger

Yesterday news broke that DreamWorks Animation had entered merger talks with toy-maker Hasbro. If the merger happens, DreamWorks Animation CEO Jeffery Katzenberg would head the new single-family entertainment company known as DreamWorks-Hasbro. I’m surprised something like this hasn’t happened sooner as the combination seems oh-so-obvious. But Hasbro isn’t just a toy company, it has quite a few brands of its own that a company such as DreamWorks Animation could leverage into big screen computer animated features. Which movies could work under the new company? Which movies don’t we want to see from the Dreamworks-Hasbro merger? Find out after the jump.

Update: It’s entirely possible that the merger won’t happen, as Hasbo’s stock price tumbled when word of the possible merger went public. THR and Deadline both report that merger talks are off, though there is caution that talks could be revived if a different valuation of Dreamworks Animation is floated as part of the merger. We’ll still present our list below, and if talks re-open, we’ll report back.

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VOTD: The Future of Toy Movies

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Animator Dan Meth shows us the scary horrible future that awaits us as Hollywood scrapes the very bottom of the barrel for future movie franchises. Yes, I’m talking about toys and television sitcoms. Witness these uncanny mash-ups of your most beloved toys from your childhood. Imagine Play-Doh, Cabbage Patch Kids, and Smurfs portrayed in movies by Ron Howard, David Cronenberg, and Peter Jackson. Watch the video after the jump.
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