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DreamWorks prepping Megamind for theaters
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DreamWorks prepping Megamind for theaters

A few years ago, Ben Stiller (of Madagascar fame) pitched an idea to DreamWorks’ Tom McGrath about a super villain who plays the part of a super hero. It was here that the early stages of Megamind (Oobermind, at the time) were born. The goal was to get Stiller to voice the characters opposite Robert Downey Jr. (of Iron Man fame) but with schedule conflicts, the reins were handed over to ...

Maybe Napoleon Dynamite WILL be a cartoon, GOSH!
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Maybe Napoleon Dynamite WILL be a cartoon, GOSH!

The champions of “Animation Domination” are up to it again! Fox, home of cartoon legacies like the Simpsons, Family Guy, and King of the Hill, has recently set its sights on a new target: Napoleon Dynamite. The Fox Searchlight Pictures, Paramount Pictures, and MTV Films indie hit is set for Fox, ready to live on in series form via animation. Better still, the original cast from ...

Betty Boop joins the United Football League
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Betty Boop joins the United Football League

We have to admit: Betty Boop looks pretty darn good for 80! The classic animation icon, created by another icon Max Fleischer, has been in the business a long time; from toons to countless products and posters, to appearing in a series of films produced by Fleischer Studios and released by Paramount Pictures. Now, King Features is pairing up with the United Football League. While it seems ...

Paramount Pictures brings Iron Man, The Last Airbender, and DreamWorks hits to Globo
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Paramount Pictures brings Iron Man, The Last Airbender, and DreamWorks hits to Globo

If you think about some of the greatest films over the past few years, especially for us toon fans, you’ll undoubtedly hit upon a number of projects from Paramount Pictures. In just 2010 alone, the studio will have released The Last Airbender, Shrek Forever After, How To Train Your Dragon, and Iron Man 2. That’s a mix of Nickelodeon’s Avatar, DreamWorks Animation, and Disney ...

Marvel reveals the first look at Captain America: The First Avenger
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Marvel reveals the first look at Captain America: The First Avenger

As filming for the upcoming Captain America film gets underway, more and more bits of information are leaking through to the public. Just the other day, we got more casting information as Stanley Tucci jumps aboard the Paramount Pictures film, and now we get a sneak peek of Cap’s costume. The renders are just that – renders – but it’s a great way to envision how Chris ...

Stanley Tucci joins Captain America: The First Avenger as Dr. Abraham Erskine
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Stanley Tucci joins Captain America: The First Avenger as Dr. Abraham Erskine

Captain America, the famed super soldier hero of the Marvel universe, was once just a regular guy named Steve Rogers. That is, until he met Dr. Abraham Erskine, creator of the very super soldier serum that made Captain America into the super hero that we know him as today. As the role of this individual and relationship is so incredibly important to the mythos of the Disney character, Marvel ...

Michael Bay producing Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot
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Michael Bay producing Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot

TMNT has been through some changes lately. First, they were back to the sewer. Then, Turtles Forever saw leagues of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles unite. Then there was the sale of the whole TMNT universe from 4Kids to Nickelodeon. Now, we’ve been hearing bits and pieces about a reboot to the live-action movies from the 90s, and today’s gossip is a big one: Michael Bay, of ...

M. Night Shyamalan's The Last Airbender brings Nickelodeon's Avatar to 3D
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M. Night Shyamalan’s The Last Airbender brings Nickelodeon’s Avatar to 3D

On July 2nd, a mere 6 weeks from now, Nickelodeon and Paramount Pictures will bring The Last Airbender to the big screen. The film is M. Night Shyamalan’s live action representation of Nick’s Avatar: the Last Airbender animated series, an American anime with manga style. As an added little bonus, and largely due to the amazing success of … well… every film that has come ...

Iron Man 2 debuts this Friday in theaters and IMAX
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Iron Man 2 debuts this Friday in theaters and IMAX

The clock is ticking with just days until the next Iron Man film hits theaters. Movie houses everywhere are expecting a huge influx of people on Friday May 7th, when Iron Man 2 arrives. Helping to take some of the extra traffic, IMAX screens have beefed up the number that will be showcasing the metallic Marvel super hero in his sure-to-please sequel. Directed by Jon Favreau, Iron Man 2 stars ...

Marvel reveals the first look at Thor
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Marvel reveals the first look at Chris Hemsworth’s Thor

Thor, the Norse God of Thunder, and also one of Marvel’s best selling comic book super heroes, is soon to also add “movie star” to his resume. The latest film from the Disney owned Marvel Studios is set to hit theaters on May 20th of 2011, almost exactly a year from today. In honor of the upcoming date, Paramount Pictures today revealed a first teaser glance at Chris ...

Avatar's The Last Airbender gets a third trailer from Nickelodeon
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Avatar’s The Last Airbender gets a third trailer from Nickelodeon

Since we got a great look at the film in action during the Super Bowl, we’ve been truly excited to finally get to see M. Night Shyamalan’s The Last Airbender. Based on Nickelodeon’s American-made, manga-styled anime Avatar: The Last Airbender, the upcoming movie is a rich mix of live action and CG effects. Produced by Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon Movies, the film ...

THQ and Nintendo Wii bring M. Night Shyamalan's The Last Airbender to Video game land
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THQ and Nintendo Wii bring M. Night Shyamalan’s The Last Airbender to Video game land

With only another few months until the July 2 release date of M. Night Shyamalan’s The Last Airbender movie, it was only a matter of time before the official video game companion was revealed. In steps THQ and Nintendo, working together on exclusive games for the Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, and Nintendo DSi systems, hitting stores just days before the Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon ...

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