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Month: December 2011

Peter Pan Returns in Disney’s Jake and The Neverland Pirates Primetime Special

Peter Pan Returns in Disney’s Jake and The Neverland Pirates Primetime Special

The classic literary character Peter Pan will finally make his first ever appearance in the hit series Jake and the Never Land Pirates as he makes a triumphant return in the primetime special presentation, Jake and the Neverland Pirates: Peter Pan Returns. Featuring six new original songs, the premiere special finds Peter Pan coming back to Pirate Island in order to enlist the help of Jake, Izzy, Cubby, and Skully in helping him find his lost shadow. Adam Wylie of Picket Fences guest stars as the voice of Peter.

New Teaser Image From Tim Burton’s FRANKENWEENIE

New Image From Tim Burton’s FRANKENWEENIE

Walt Disney has released a new image from Tim Burton’s upcoming stop-motion adventure film Frankenweenie, and in it, we see the film’s young protagonist Victor looking down at his pet dog Sparky. Of course, if this is the first time you’ve heard about Burton’s latest project, you may be wondering what is wrong with Victor’s dog. As the title implies, the dog is dead and only brought back to life, similar to Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein Monster.

Indonesian Animated Short Well-received Online

Indonesian Animated Short Well-received Online

Indonesian studio Lakon Animasi has recently created a short film entitled Pada Suatu Ketika (Once Upon a Time), which perfectly captures the sights and sounds of everyday Indonesian life. The four minute short film is highly refined and crafted well that it can stand side by side with big budget productions from Pixar or Dreamworks, but the visuals and theme is undeniably Indonesian: with futuristic bajajs, food stalls, and Indomie.

Ranma Live Action Special

Ranma Live Action Special

Ranma ½ tells the story of Ranma Saotome; a 16 year old boy who was trained from early childhood in martial arts. In one of his training journeys with his father, the two fell into a cursed spring. How cursed, you ask? Well, now, when he’s splashed by cold water he becomes a girl. Oh yeah, and when when he’s (she’s?) splashed by hot water, he turns in a boy again. That would make for an odd trip to the water amusement park.

Richie Rich Comics goes Digital

Richie Rich Comics goes Digital

Leading family entertainment company Classic Media and Ape Entertainment have recently announced the digital debut of the Richie Rich comic on Apple’s App store. The new comic app will feature digitally restored and color corrected master copies of the original comic series, as well as a new set of adventures entitled Rich Rescue. The app will be available for the iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch.

Special Napoleon Dynamite Screening from the Paley Center

Special Napoleon Dynamite Screening from the Paley Center

The Fox TV animated adaptation of Napoleon Dynamite will have a special premiere screening night on Jan 11th at the Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills, LA. The event will be attended by executive producer Jon Heder (who starred in the original), Efren Ramirez (Pedro), Tina Majorino (Deb), Diedrich Bader (Rex) and Sandy Martin (Grandma). The full cast and creative crew will be revealed in a future announcement.

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