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Hollywood Prepping Live-Action Adaptation of YOUR NAME

In a little bit of news that will probably be met with a collective groan, the Hollywood Reporter has just revealed that Paramount Pictures and J.J. Abrams (via his Bad Robot company) are planning to produce a live action adaptation of the successful anime movie Your Name. According to the announcement, Oscar-nominee Eric Heisserer (Arrival) is in charge of writing the script, with the original ...

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Hollywood’s Naruto Adaptation Due for a Rewrite

It is not surprising that anime afficionados have very little confidence in Hollywood when it comes to adaptations of manga and/or anime franchises—there have been many attempts to adapt popular franchises in the past, most of them end up languishing in development limbo or end up turning into Dragonball Evolution. So fans can be forgiven if the news that Lionsgate is planning a live-action ...

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New 30-Second Preview for Godzilla Released

If you’re one of the many Godzilla fans looking forward to Hollywood’s proper adaptation of the Japanese monster movie franchise, you can check out a new 30 second preview titled “Nature Has an Order.” The preview seems to focus more on the human characters than the titular monster, but you do get a full shot of him roaring towards the end, as well as a few glimpses at his destructive ...

Henry Selick’s Shadow King Project Restarted
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Henry Selick’s Shadow King Project Restarted

One of the recent Disney moves that left a lot of fans shaking their heads is the cancellation of Henry Selick (Coraline)’s much anticipated feature “The Shadow King”, but said fans can stop shaking their head now, as the project will be resuming thanks to producer Josh Penn and the German/UK sales and distribution outfit K5 International. According to the Hollywood Reporter, the ...

Movie Time! Zorua in The Legend of the Pokémon Knight!
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Movie Time! Zorua in The Legend of the Pokémon Knight!

Hollywood had better get their act in gear, because there’s Pokemon cinema to keep track of! In the next Saturday Morning episode of Pokemon Black and White, Ash, Cilan, and Iris are taking center stage along with Luke, a film maker. As the group gets deep into their feature film, Luke’s shape-shifting Zorua Pocket Monster decides he wants to play every part in the movie. At ...

Fanimation: From Pixar to Richard Sargent robots asking where's Wall-E
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Fanimation: From Pixar to Richard Sargent robots asking where’s Wall-E

Throughout the history of Hollywood, there’s been an incredible collection of robots. C-3PO and R2-D2 from Star Wars, Bender from Futurama, Rosie from the Jetsons, countless Tarnsformers and Go-Bots, etc. Hopewell Studio’s Richard Sargent, through a process that must have seemed bionic, actually sat down to draw a collage of nearly 200 bots, posing together in a classic group shot, ...

Green With Envy starring Amy Adams and Jason Segel
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Green With Envy starring Amy Adams and Jason Segel, and no one else

Every once in a while, we here at ToonBarn like to step back from the world of animation in it’s many forms (traditional, CG, puppet, stop-motion) and concentrate on other forms of media, like the magic of the Hollywood love story. As luck would have it, we recently caught word of Green With Envy, a Disney film featuring Amy Adams and Jason Segel. Their characters are simple small town ...

Avatar's The Last Airbender earns Nickelodeon Razzie heat
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Avatar The Last Airbender earns Nickelodeon Razzie heat

Movies based on animated classics are typically hit-or-miss. Whether it’s a live-action remake like the Transformers series has been, or a extended continuation of the animation, like the SpongeBob movie, the results can either pay off big time, or leave fans a little upset. Last year, M. Night Shyamalan brought Nickelodeon’s unique anime, Avatar: The Last Airbender, to the big ...

Hop saves Easter on April 1st
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Universal’s Hop rocks from April 1st through Easter Day

On April 1st, Universal Studios and Illumination Entertainment brought Hop to theaters. The live-action and CG hybrid film tells the story of E.B., a teenage rabbit who leaves his home on Easter Island to pursue his dream of becoming a drummer in Hollywood, rather than take over his father’s role as the Easter Bunny. Once in California, E.B. meets Fred O’Hare, who brings his new ...

Hop and E.B. make plans for Saving Easter
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Hop and E.B. make plans for Saving Easter

Universal Studios and Illumination Entertainment are getting ready for the Easter holiday a little earlier this year – in fact, about a month earlier! On April 1st, the two will team to unveil the latest live-action and CG hybrid film, Hop, telling the tale (or tail) of the Easter Bunny. Seems the rabbit we’ve all come to know is stepping down from the role, hoping (or hopping) ...

Disney's Bambi and Thumper meet for the first time
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Disney’s Bambi and Thumper meet for the first time

Back in 1942, the era of Hollywood was still somewhat new. Even newer was the era of animated films. Disney was only 4 movies into the business when Bambi hit theaters, but they were clearly already on to something special. Part of the newly-established process involved recording sessions with actors lending their voice to the on-screen counterparts. It was still a learning process, and for ...

Seth Green stars in Mars Needs Moms, honest!
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Seth Green stars in Mars Needs Moms, honest!

He’s been in all three Austin Powers films and is the driving force between Cartoon Network’s Robot Chicken franchise, but is Seth Green really in the CG film Mars Needs Moms? According to the sources behind the movie, yes! Well, sorta! The animation was created using motion-capture technology, that had the actors in “performance suits”, so that all of their movements ...

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