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Peter Gabriel has just pulled out of performing at the Academy Awards. His "Down to Earth" from WALL-E is one of three songs nominated for Original Song, along with "Jai Ho" and "O Saya" from SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE (Per Nikki Finke's DEADLINE HOLLYWOOD DAILY).
The show's producers, Larry Mark and Bill Condon, have plans to reduce the song segment further this year by putting together a medley of the three songs, reportedly giving each song 90 seconds sung by its original singer.
Time Warner reported its financial results for its full year and fourth quarter (ending Dec. 31, 2008) on Wednesday, with an operating loss on the year of $16 billion. That figure reflected a decline of $24.9 billion compared to 2007's operating income of $8.9 billion, due mainly to a $24.2 billion noncash impairment to reduce the carrying value of goodwill and intangible assets.
Andrew Farago catches up with Frederator Studios' Fred Seibert and four of the creators of the studio's Random! Cartoons venture with Nickelodeon.
Aardman Rights has secured a number of key new licensing partners for its new preschool property TIMMY TIME. Currently in production, the 52x10 stop-motion animated series has been pre-bought by CBeebies in the U.K. for debut in 2009 and it has been picked up by Disney Channels worldwide, including the U.S.
Time Warner Cable and Viacom jointly announced January 1 that they have reached an agreement in principle to renew carriage for Viacom's MTV Networks. The companies expect to finalize the details of the agreement over the next several days.
Glenn Britt, President and CEO of Time Warner Cable said in a statement, "We are pleased that our customers will continue to be able to watch the programming they enjoy on MTV Networks. We are sorry they had to endure a day of public disagreement as we worked through this negotiation."
Via THE ASSOCIATED PRESS:
SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS may be getting squeezed off of Time Warner Cable.
Media giant Viacom Inc. said its Nickelodeon, MTV, Comedy Central and 16 other channels will go dark for 13 million subscribers at 12:01 a.m. Thursday if a new carriage fee deal with Time Warner Cable is not agreed upon by then.
The DC Anime Club and the Japan Information and Culture Center (JICC), Embassy of
Japan Present The Girl That Lept through Time.
on Friday December 12, 2008 at 6:30pm as part of the Anime/Live Action Series based
upon Manga (Japanese Comics).
When 17-year-old Makoto Konno gains the ability to, quite literally, "leap" backwards
through time, she immediately sets about improving her grades and preventing personal
mishaps. However, she soon realises that changing the past isn't as simple as it seems,
American Cinematheque welcomes David Fincher in-person for a sneak preview of his latest, THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON at 7:30 p.m. on December 10.
When it comes to the Madagascar sequel, Directors Eric Darnell and Tom McGrath and Effects Supervisor Scott Peterson "move it, move it."
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In this month's column, Pamela Kleibrink Thompson exhorts readers to let their true selves shine through.
Production Designer Alex McDowell took time out yesterday during his 5D: The Future of Immersive Design conference in Long Beach to discuss WATCHMEN with VFXWORLD. Last week McDowell got a glimpse of 25 minutes during a private screening. McDowell subsequently offered the first public viewing of an extended trailer during his Design in Flux panel that concluded 5D.
The New York International Children's Film Festival is presenting the English-language version of THE GIRL WHO LEAPT THROUGH TIME.
THE GIRL WHO LEAPT THROUGH TIME is a lush shoujo animation with a sci-fi twist from the illustrator and author of NEON GENESIS EVANGELION. The original Japanese version had its U.S. premiere at NYICFF in 2007 and was the first film to sell out that year.
In the second installment on an ongoing series inviting filmmakers and artists to comment live on their film while it is shown, Nicholas Meyer will share his memories on making 1979's TIME AFTER TIME at the Aero Theatre in Santa Monica, California at 7:30 p.m. on September 5.
From Rick's Flicks Picks
This funny mess feels like a bunch of actor-centric comedy sketches strung together. Some of those sketches work much better than others. The weaker sketches often feel like stale leftovers from a 2001 episode of SNL. And like it happens on SNL from time to time, the guest hosts steal all the scenes from the regulars.
TIME HOLLOW, a new franchise from Konami Digital Ent., is currently in development for the Nintendo DS system. In this new story-driven adventure game, players journey through a time-bending adventure to solve the mysteries of the present by changing events of the past.
FlickerLab has partnered with Gonzoft, the developer of GO, to launch the real-time animation system in the United States. GO, available exclusively in the U.S. through FlickerLab, will be introduced at the world's brand and property marketplace, the 2008 Licensing International Expo in New York, which ends today.
HIT Ent., an independent children's entertainment producer and rights-owner, and Aardman Animations, the Oscar-winning studio behind WALLACE & GROMIT, CHICKEN RUN and SHAUN THE SHEEP, will expand their relationship through two new exclusive deals.
VARIETY reports that Time Warner is cutting 450 jobs from New Line, which was widely expected since February.
The cuts, announced Monday afternoon, leaves New Line with about 40 to 50 employees. A Time Warner spokesman told VARIETY about 40 New Line employees will be offered jobs within Warner Bros.
Dismissal notifications began Monday and will continue Tuesday.
Voted among TIME magazine's 100 Best Novels from 1923 to the present, a perennial bestseller over the past 20 years and widely considered the greatest graphic novel of all time, WATCHMEN is a gripping, labyrinthine piece of comic art.
Written by comics living-legend Alan Moore and featuring the iconic artwork of Dave Gibbons, it has earned an acclaimed place in modern literary history.
Alain Bielik talks with the creators of the new 3D adventure-comedy in which Prince Charming is a dragon hunter's worst nightmare.