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the shrinking of treehorn
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Ron Howard to Direct New Animated Movie, Shrinking of Treehorn

According to a recent Variety report, director Ron Howard will lend his talents to an animated adaptation of Florence Parry’s 1971 children’s book, The Shrinking of Treehorn. It marks Howard’s first animated film, and the first in four animated projects that his Imagine Entertainment has set up with Australian studio Animal Logic. Paramount will handle relase of the film. The Shrinking ...

costume quest
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Frederator’s Costume Quest Makes its Way to Amazon Prime

Costume Quest is one of those underrated videogames that flew under the radar of people who would have loved the game. It has since built a cult following, years after its initial release in 2010, but now the franchise is about to get even more fans because an animated adaptation recently debuted on Amazon Prime. Frederator Studios is behind the adaptation, so we can expect quality all ...

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Netflix Teases Live Action Death Note Adaptation Through New Trailer

After almost a decade of false starts, Vertigo Entertainment’s acquisition of the remake rights to Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata’s Death Note anime/manga property is finally bearing fruits via live action adaptation from streaming (and now original programming) giant Netflix. It won’t be available until this summer, but Netflix has seen it fit to remind everyone via a new teaser ...

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New Trailer Released for Akiba’s Trip Anime Adaptation

The official Youtube channel for Akiba’s Trip – the Animation has just released a new trailer for the upcoming anime, which is adapted from the cult-favorite, fanservice-heavy videogame franchise in which you save Akiba from energy-sucking vampires by stripping them of their clothes, so that they can be exposed to sunlight (which, if you haven’t been keeping up on your vampire lore, is ...

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Top 5 Bad Live-Action Adaptations of Anime and Manga

Wong Jing’s live action adaptation of City Hunter is considered a poor adaptation due to the inconsistencies with the source material (the tall, young, and broad-shouldered Ryu Saeba is played by Jackie Chan, for starters.) However, once you get past the fact that it’s different from the manga/anime, you’ll find that the film is actually watchable and par for the course as far as Wong ...

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Jaume Collet-Serra Talks About Live-Action Akira Development

The live-action adaptation of Katsuhiro Otomo’s anime/manga property Akira is fraught with hurdles and various delays, resulting in many fans to lose confidence that they will ever see the project completed. However, it seems like a tiny glimmer of hope has shone on the development as Director Jaume Collet-Serra (who replaced Albert Hughes in 2012 before leaving the project as well due to ...

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CG-Animated Farmville Movie Adaptation a Possibility

Whether it’s a straight adaptation of an existing franchise like Street Fighter or a film like Scott Pilgrim VS the World, which simply borrows heavily from popular gaming tropes and concepts, Hollywood is no stranger to videogame-to-movie adaptations. But these adaptations are live-action, and tend to focus more on heavy console-based franchises than games based on lighter fare, and ...

Imira Entertainment brings Lola & Virginia live
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Imira Entertainment brings Lola & Virginia live

Lola was a normal girl, living a normal life she wasn’t entirely fond of. Then, along comes Virginia Toffen, a stuck-up, bratty, typical rich girl who gets her way all the time – clearly someone who Lola would disagree with. And while they do have their battles back and forth, constantly fighting to get what they want, it’s when Lola & Virginia form an alliance of ...

Ricky Gervais digs Mole from The Wind in the Willows
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Ricky Gervais digs Mole from The Wind in the Willows

Over 100 years ago, back in 1908, Kenneth Grahame published what would become a children’s classic, The Wind in the Willows. Perhaps best known through Disney’s adaptation and subsequent amusement park adventure, Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride, the story follows Mole, Ratty, Toad, and Badger, as the group spends their time getting into trouble, getting lost, and “simply messing ...

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