Blue Ant Media and Mondo Media team with YouTube to announce ‘Bite on Mondo,’ an animated comedy shorts pitch for content targeted at teens and young adults.
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Universal Pictures announces that Ted 2 will be released on Friday, June 26, 2015, with Seth MacFarlane to return as writer, director and co-star.
Amazon’s LOVEFiLM makes a deal with Viacom International Media Networks to add hundreds of hours of popular reality TV series, comedy and children's entertainment on the LOVEFiLM Instant streaming service.
Comedy Central descends upon San Diego Comic-Con with a multitude of events, including panels for Workaholics, Ubisoft' South Park video game title, The Stick of Truth, Brickleberry, and Futurama
Dane Cook is tapped to voice Dusty in Disney’s “Planes.” High-flying animated comedy adventure soars into theaters August 9, 2013.
Original series created by a mix of Emmy-winning writers, Academy Award nominees, TV stars, as well as newcomers discovered through Amazon Studios’ open-door development process.
Animated series executive produced by ShadowMachine’s Alex Bulkley and Corey Campodonico picked up for eight episodes and slated to premiere fall 2013.
The animation Pimp riffs on the topic of laughter and its importance in our lives. Especially when things are less than peachy.
Viacom is partnering with Russian production house Bazelevs on an original, locally produced short form animation.
In a move that consolidates its comedy department, 20th Century Fox TV’s Jonathan Davis has been promoted to executive vice president, comedy development and animation; senior vice president of animation Jennifer Howell will report to Davis.
DreamWorks' MADAGASCAR series has always been its attempt to bring a Looney Tunes vibe to animated features. In the third installment, the frenetic pace of classic Bugs Bunny or Daffy Duck shorts is turned up to 11. While the series has never produced anything truly inspired, it has delivered entertainment and here Alex and friends get into the entertainment business.
Turner Broadcasting System has taken a minority stake in Will Ferrell’s comedy web portal Funny or Die.
Live, from the Ottawa International Animation Festival 2011, entertainment's own comedy pangea, Dino Stamatopoulos, is paid to sit down with the very Joel Frenzer and Alan Foreman for the most overmodulated audiophonic conver-senation* about his animated series Morel Orel and Mary Shelley's Frankenhole. Topics include: writing for adult animated comedy while drinking, drinking for adult animated comedy while writing, star-shaped facial hair, adopting classical horror literary author names into titular innuendo forever linking them historically, and poutine.
It was a surprise when Brendan Gleeson was announced as a Golden Globe nominee for his role as a corrupt, drug using, foul mouthed cop. Once you've seen it you'll know why. He owns the role. The best statement said about his character is he's either really stupid or really smart.
Steven Spielberg has made a rousing globetrotting adventure that harkens back to his early INDIANA JONES films. Using performance capture, he brought to life Herge's world-renowned comic strip character in a strangely realistic and surreal way. The lightning paced action scenes will be well accepted from the videogamer set, while older audiences might want it to have slowed down a bit to let us meet these characters.
For a continuing franchise it's so often the quality of the villain that makes the series longevity. The hero never changes, or we think that is the case. It's a good villain that pushes the protagonist to the edge. This is the case with the introduction of Professor James Moriarty into Guy Ritchie's steam punk version of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's great detective.
Roman Polanski adapts Yasmina Reza's dark comedy play for the screen. For better and worse, Polanski, who co-wrote the script with Reza, doesn't adapt the film very much. Outside of a dialogue free opening and closing in a park, the rest of this dialogue-heavy production takes place in one New York apartment. Primarily his top notched cast keeps the film from crumbling under its weaknesses.
Director Jason Reitman and writer Diablo Cody last collaborated on the Oscar nominated JUNO. Cody won the Oscar for her screenplay, her first produced script. Some thought she was a one hit wonder following her entertaining, but not all that original, horror flick JENNIFER’S BODY. YOUNG ADULT proves them wrong.
Michel Hazanavicius' effortlessly charming dramedy is really like discovering a lost film from the silent age. The director of the popular French OSS 117 spy spoof series recreates every aspect of a black and white silent film of the 1920s. From the classic 1.37:1 aspect ratio to the title cards to the dramatic pitch, he gets all the details right. His performers nail the acting style, which is a key to the film's success. But it's not just a gimmick. It's a reminder that sometimes words get in the way of visual storytelling.
What could a 3-D family film from Martin Scorsese be like? With HUGO now as an example, the answer is magical. And it's a magic that Scorsese is best suited to bring to life — the magic of the movies. At one point, a young boy visits a movie studio and the director leans down to him and tells him if he's ever wondered where his dreams come from this is where they are made.