Ace Ventura: Pet Detective isn’t exactly the first title that comes to mind when you think of movies that deserve detailed collectible figures. But this year, the eccentric animal private eye played by Jim Carrey has been given several action figures. NECA released a 8-inch figure with real clothing, as well as a figure with a cartoonish design. Now Asmus Toys is delivering the most realistic Ace Venture: Pet Detective figure yet, complete with a detailed likeness of Jim Carrey himself. Read More »
Ace Ventura: Pet Detective turned Jim Carrey into a huge star and kicked off a run of box office successes spread across a few years that included The Mask, Dumb & Dumber, Batman Forever, The Cable Guy, and Liar Liar. But you may not remember that the kooky animal investigator was also given an animated series that somehow ran for three seasons from 1995 to 2000. NECA remembers, and they’re releasing an Ace Ventura action figure inspired by his cartoonish appearance in that show. Read More »
NECA is responsible for bringing us some of the coolest action figures from blockbuster genre films like Predator, Halloween, Alien, A Nightmare on Elm Street, Child’s Play, Godzilla, Gremlins, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and countless more. But they’ve also given us action figures for movies that don’t usually get any collectible action figures, such as A Christmas Story, Pan’s Labyrinth, Home Alone, The Hateful Eight, and National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation. Now one more is one the way.
Ace Ventura: Pet Detective is the movie that turned Jim Carrey into a comedy superstar, and it sparked what would become what might be the most lucrative comedy career of the 1990s. NECA previously immortalized the standard version of Ace Ventura as an action figure, complete with animal accessories and his trademark tacky clothing made of real cloth. But now they’re giving us a much better version of Ace Ventura from when he pretends to need psychiatric care at the Shady Acres mental hospital. Read More »
Morgan Creek Productions is no more. The company has been rebranded and is now officially called Morgan Creek Entertainment Group, and they’re digging into their library of films to “exploit across multiple platforms” titles like Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, Young Guns, Major League, Pacific Heights, Diabolique, Clive Barker’s Nightbreed, and David Cronenberg’s Dead Ringers. Some of these properties will be intended for television while some are heading for the big screen, and you can read all about their plans below.
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Some of our greatest directors get their starts in the most unexpected places. For Spike Jonze, it could have been by directing the sequel to Jim Carrey‘s slapstick comedy classic Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, if fate didn’t have its way.
In other words, Jonze could have won his Oscar 19 years earlier than he did when he brought home the trophy in 2013 for Her.
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