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Mike Myers to Star in New Comedy Series at Netflix

Mike Myers to star in new comedy series at Netflix Variety reports that Austin Powers star Mike Myers has signed with Netflix to star in and executive produce a new half-hour series for the streaming service in which he will act as multiple characters. PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[], 'gptStandAlone':[]}; googletag.cmd.push(function() { var standAloneSizeMapping ...
Tags: TV, Movies, Abc, Netflix, TV News, Dreamworks, Mike Myers, Quentin Tarantino, Austin Powers, Wayne, Myers, Jason Weinberg, ComingSoon, Netflix Variety, John Lyons, TV Premiere

Universal Shifts Release Dates for The Croods and Sing Sequels

Universal shifts release dates The Croods and Sing sequels The Hollywood Reporter has brought word that Universal has moved the release dates for the upcoming sequels to both Sing and The Croods, with the musical comedy now hitting theaters in 2021 while the caveman adventure being pushed back two months to Christmas 2020. PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[], 'gptStandAlone':[]}...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Matthew Mcconaughey, Dreamworks, Dreamworks Animation, Koala, Universal Pictures, Buster, Clark Duke, Tori Kelly, Peter Dinklage, ComingSoon, Movie News, Buster Moon, The Croods 2, Leslie Mann Blockers

‘The Boxtrolls’ Showcased Laika’s Knack for Casting Voice Actors – and Gave Ben Kingsley One of His Best Roles

(To celebrate the release of Missing Link, we’re revisiting the stop-motion animated films of Laika this week and why they’re so special. First up: how The Boxtrolls highlights the art of voice acting.) Depending on who you listen to, working as a voice actor in animated projects is either very easy or very hard. On its face, to anyone who hasn’t gone into a recording booth, it might seem like the easiest job in the world. You get paid to read lines of dialogue (without having to memorize them...
Tags: Movies, Neil Gaiman, Features, Tom Hanks, The Boxtrolls, Animation, Dreamworks, Rex, Scarlett Johansson, Annie, Warner Bros, Madagascar, Ben Stiller, Pixar, Jonathan Glazer, Chris Rock

Boston Tech Watch: Tinkergarten, ezCater, Glasswing Ventures & More

Tech to get your kids out into nature raises some big bucks from some Hollywood tech giants, while restaurant software and automated payments also make big moves. Read on for more Boston tech news:—Outdoor child-education network Tinkergarten raised $21 million from the consumer technology fund WndrCo run by former Disney (NYSE: DIS) chairman and DreamWorks co-founder Jeffrey Katzenberg and other media and tech veterans. The Northampton, MA-based company says it aims to help families connect wi...
Tags: Deals, Hollywood, Boston, Israel, Disney, Trends, Startup, Tech, Data, Mit, Vc, Northampton, Cambridge, Dreamworks, Fantasy Sports, Private Equity

Craig Ferguson will perform stand-up in LA for the first time in April

It really sounded like actor, comedian, author and television host Craig Ferguson was trying to pull a fast one when he started out this interview by nonchalantly stating that he’d never performed a proper stand-up show live in Los Angeles before. He swears it’s true, but how? The 56-year-old, who is originally from Glasgow, Scotland, called L.A. home for more than two decades and “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” was filmed in front of a live studio audience in L.A from 2005-2014. It see...
Tags: Comedy, Craig Ferguson, Abc, Scotland, La, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sport, Netflix, Things To Do, Soccer, Dreamworks, Ferguson, Pasadena, Jim Gaffigan, Pomona

1917 Lands Benedict Cumberbatch, Richard Madden, and Colin Firth

1917 lands Benedict Cumberbatch, Richard Madden, and Colin Firth The war drama 1917 has added a quartet of actors to its cast. Per The Wrap, Benedict Cumberbatch (Doctor Strange), Colin Firth (Mary Poppins Returns), Richard Madden (Game of Thrones) and Mark Strong (Shazam!) have all signed on to the film that focuses on a single day in the life of two British soldiers at the peak of WWI. PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAu...
Tags: England, Movies, Benedict Cumberbatch, Oscar, Dreamworks, Sam Mendes, Spielberg, Colin Firth, Mark Strong, Richard Madden, George Mackay, Pippa Harris, Neal Street Productions, Dean Charles Chapman, 1917, Michael Lerman

Wink’s Joe Aguilar on Why Animation Co-Productions Are Risky and Slow

China’s Wink Animation, a division of Huayi Brothers, is a Chinese animation company that creates both Chinese-language films and globally-skewing features for the young adult market. It produces both fully animated and hybrid content that combines live action with animated characters. The company is led by CEO Joe Aguilar, former CFO of Oriental DreamWorks, who […]
Tags: Asia, Hong Kong, News, China, Global, Dreamworks, Huayi Brothers, Filmart, Joe Aguilar, Wink Animation, Animation Co Productions

‘Shazam!’ Early Screenings Coming to 1,200 Theaters Two Weeks Before Release

Warner Bros. and DC found success by releasing Aquaman in theaters one week early for Amazon Prime subscribers, and now the studio is taking it up a notch for its next superhero film. Fandango has teamed up with WB and announced that Shazam early screenings will be taking place on March 23, 2019, in approximately 1,200 theaters across the country. That’s almost a full two weeks before the movie opens in wide release on April 5. Fandango recently partnered with DreamWorks to offer early ticket...
Tags: Amazon, Comedy, Movies, Dreamworks, Philadelphia, Dc, Warner Bros, Warner Brothers, Shazam, Fandango, Billy, Annabelle, Freddy, WB, Comic Book/Superhero, Action/Adventure

Short-Form Platform Quibi Will Debut in April 2020 and Have a Documentary About Evan Spiegel

Quibi, the new short-form content platform, is adding four more titles to its inaugural content roster, along with a more definitive debut date. The company, founded by Dreamworks co-founder Jeffrey Katzenberg and former HP CEO Meg Whitman, won't debut until April, Katzenberg said today onstage at South by Southwest in Austin, Texas. However, the company...
Tags: Advertising, Dreamworks, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Evan Spiegel, Sxsw, Austin Texas, Meg Whitman, South By Southwest, Katzenberg, Streaming & OTT

DreamWorks Dragons: Titan Uprising

Are you a fan of the DreamWorks How to Train Your Dragon series? Our kids love it. In fact Charlie came home early from school yesterday. After his migraine abated he asked to watch a movie. I immediately said yes because it meant I got to do some work. The first thing he wanted to […] The post DreamWorks Dragons: Titan Uprising appeared first on I Like It Frantic.
Tags: Technology, Video Games, Blogging, Dreamworks, Charlie

‘How to Train Your Dragon 3’ Tops Overseas Box Office

Universal and DreamWorks’ “How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World” is soaring atop the international box office, thanks in part to its $33.4 million debut in China. The third and final installment in the animated series has now crossed $275 million overseas, bring a global haul of $375 million. “How to Train Your Dragon […]
Tags: News, China, Global, Dreamworks, Box Office, How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World, Overseas Box Office

Box Office: ‘How to Train Your Dragon 3’ Stays Victorious, ‘Madea Family Funeral’ Scores Strong Debut

After a close race for the top spot in North America, Universal and DreamWorks’ “How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World” pulled ahead to secure the domestic box office crown. The final installment in the “Dragon” trilogy stayed strong, adding another $30 million in its second weekend of release. The animated adventure is just […]
Tags: News, Dreamworks, North America, How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World, A Madea Family Funeral

Sequel Bits: ‘Ghostbusters 3’, ‘How to Train Your Dragon 3’, ‘Jay and Silent Bob Reboot’, ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’, ‘Bad Boys 3’

In this edition of Sequel Bits: Ghostbusters 3 is gearing up to film in Calgary, Alberta. Speaking of Ghostbusters 3: Melissa McCarthy is fine with it. How to Train Your Dragon 3 director Dean DeBlois would be fine with the franchise continuing (with new characters). Kevin Smith shares a pic of a familiar location, and a familiar face, from the Jay and Silent Bob Reboot set. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse directors offer their thoughts on what a potential sequel might look like. Will Smith ...
Tags: Movies, Canada, Animation, Sequels, Dreamworks, Dean Deblois, Bob, Will Smith, Jason Reitman, Ghostbusters, Smith, Jay, Jason, Alberta, Calgary, Melissa Mccarthy

Box Office: ‘A Madea Family Funeral’ Comes Alive With $1.1 Million on Thursday

Tyler Perry’s “A Madea Family Funeral” has come alive with $1.1 million in Thursday night previews at 2,100 locations. The 11th installment of Lionsgate’s Madea franchise will expand to 2,442 sites on Friday and is expected to take in $18 million to $20 million. Universal-DreamWorks’ sophomore frame of “How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden […]
Tags: News, Lionsgate, Dreamworks, Box Office, Tyler Perry, Madea, How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World, A Madea Family Funeral

‘View-Master’ Movie Back in Development, Will Probably Win Best Picture Someday

I’m trying very hard to think of something witty or snarky to say here, folks, but I think this news might have just broke me for good. MGM and Mattel are teaming up for a View-Master movie, based on the 75-year-old toy that gives users the chance to slam their eyes up against a pair of plastic goggles and look at 3D pictures printed on a paper wheel. And this isn’t the first time Mattel has tried to get a View-Master movie going, because just like a View-Master picture wheel, what goes around ...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Disney, Dreamworks, Phil Lord, Chris Miller, Disneyland, MGM, Toy, Mattel, Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, View-Master, Jonathan Glickman, Robbie Brenner Mattel, Viewmaster

Box Office: Tyler Perry’s ‘Madea Family Funeral’ Takes on ‘How to Train Your Dragon 3’

Universal and DreamWorks’ “How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World” is heading for a repeat victory at the domestic box office. The final chapter in the “How to Train Your Dragon” trilogy could add another $27 million to $36 million in its second week of release if it sees a hold similar to its […]
Tags: News, Dreamworks, Box Office, Tyler Perry, Greta, Tyler Perry's A Madea Family Funeral, How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

Bob Persichetti to Helm DreamWorks’ Puss in Boots Sequel

Bob Persichetti to helm DreamWorks’ Puss in Boots sequel Coming off from the success of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, Variety reports that co-director Bob Persichetti has signed on to helm Universal Pictures and DreamWorks Animation’s forthcoming Puss in Boots sequel. PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[], 'gptStandAlone':[]}; googletag.cmd.push(function() { var s...
Tags: Movies, Guillermo Del Toro, Sony, Dreamworks, Dreamworks Animation, Phil Lord, Harrison Ford, Antonio Banderas, Universal Pictures, Golden Globe, Shrek, Christopher Miller, Rodney Rothman, ComingSoon, Movie News, Chris Meledandri

‘Puss in Boots 2’ to Be Directed By ‘Spider-Verse’ Co-Director Bob Persichetti

Bob Persichetti is having a good week. It began by winning an Oscar on Sunday night for co-directing Sony’s spectacular Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, and now word has arrived that he’s already found his next directing gig. Persichetti will direct Puss in Boots 2 for DreamWorks Animation, a long-brewing sequel to the 2011 animated hit that was a spin-off of the Shrek movies. Deadline brings word about the director’s newest gig as he picks up this franchise and wipes off the dust that’s be...
Tags: Movies, Salma Hayek, Animation, Sequels, Sony, Dreamworks, Dreamworks Animation, Antonio Banderas, Zach Galifianakis, Wallace Gromit, Family Films, Chris Meledandri, Bob Persichetti, Banderas, Persichetti, Latifa Ouaou

Why ‘Shadow and Bone’ Could Be Your Next Big Netflix Obsession

In American pop culture, when people think of the fantasy genre, they usually think of the same things: magic, wizards, elves, orcs, fairies, dragons, a European Middle Ages setting. Despite the genre predating these concepts, the unprecedented influence of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings has so thoroughly wedged itself in our collective consciousness that it can seem impossible to disentangle. Everything from A Wizard of Earthsea and Harry Potter to The Dark Tower and Game of Thrones h...
Tags: Television, Movies, Russia, Fantasy, Features, Adaptation, Dreamworks, Harry Potter, Tolkien, J R R Tolkien, Earthsea, Mal, Alina, Leigh Bardugo, Bardugo, Grisha

Director Dean DeBlois on the Evolution of the ‘How to Train Your Dragon’ Trilogy and His Plans to Go Live-Action Next [Interview]

A couple of weeks back, I was able to visit the DreamWorks Animation campus in Glendale California, an oasis hidden amongst the Los Angeles concrete. There, I had a chance to visit Dean DeBlois‘ new office and talk to the filmmaker about How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World. As you may know, DeBlois wrote and directed the modern Disney Animation classic Lilo & Stitch with Chris Sanders, before moving to DreamWorks to direct all three installments of the now completed How to Train Your Dra...
Tags: Movies, Interview, Interviews, Fantasy, Los Angeles, Features, Avatar, Sequels, Guillermo-del-Toro, Adaptation, Dreamworks, Dean Deblois, Dreamworks Animation, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Chris, Andy

‘How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World’ Review: A Sincere, Soaring End to One of the Best Animated Franchises

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World feels like the end. And that is a blessing for the film, which wraps up its narrative threads so neatly that it is as smooth as the scales on the backs of the DreamWorks franchise’s titular dragons. While it’s not quite the swan song that the franchise — which started with the near-perfect 2009 film How to Train Your Dragon — could have had, The Hidden World never falters in delivering the raw, emotional power and arresting visuals (and yes, the tears)...
Tags: Movies, Fantasy, Movie Reviews, Animation, Dreamworks, Dean Deblois, Jay-Baruchel, Buster Keaton, Berk, Ferrara, Roger Deakins, Hiccup, Drago, John Powell, Murray Abraham, Action/Adventure

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World Review

Rating: BEGIN SLIDESHOW 8 out of 10 Cast: Jay Baruchel as Hiccup America Ferrera as Astrid F. Murray Abraham as Grimmel Cate Blanchett as Valka Gerard Butler as Stoick the Vast Craig Ferguson as Gobber the Belch Jonah Hill as Snotlout Jorgenson Christopher Mintz-Plasse as Fishlegs Ingerman Kristen Wiig as Ruffnut Thirston Justin Rupple as Tuffnut Thorston Kit Harington as Eret David Tennant as Spitelout and Ivar the Witless PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlon...
Tags: Movies, Craig Ferguson, Review, Dreamworks, Jay Baruchel, Abraham, Ivar, Berk, Hiccup, Stoick, Movie News, Hiccup Baruchel, Hiccup America Ferrera, Astrid F Murray Abraham, Grimmel Cate Blanchett, Valka Gerard Butler

The Original Plans for ‘How to Train Your Dragon 2’ and ‘The Hidden World’ Were Very Different

The How to Train Your Dragon series has become one of the most beloved and critically lauded animated franchises today, and its third film, How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World, is set to bring the fantasy series to an end (and bring us to tears). But in another timeline, the final two films of the series could have looked drastically different. Director Dean DeBlois revealed in an interview with /Film’s Peter Sciretta that he had a different villain in mind in the How to Train Your Drago...
Tags: Movies, Fantasy, Animation, Sequels, Dreamworks, Dean Deblois, How to Train Your Dragon 2, Jay Baruchel, Berk, Hiccup, Drago, DeBlois, Action/Adventure, Peter Sciretta, How-to-Train-Your-Dragon, Valka

Box Office: ‘How to Train Your Dragon 3’ Flying to $40 Million-Plus Debut

Universal and DreamWorks’ “How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World” will soar to the top of the domestic box office when it debuts this weekend in over 4,000 North American theaters. The studio anticipates an opening around $40 million, which would fall just short of the debut of its predecessors, 2010’s “How to Train […]
Tags: News, Dreamworks, Box Office, Alita: Battle Angel, How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World Is More Rewarding as a Third Chapter Than a Standalone Story

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World doesn’t quite fit with the previous two movies. Oh sure, it tells the continuing adventures of Hiccup, Toothless, the people of Berk, and it has more than its fair share of epic adventure and action. But with the trilogy reaching its inevitable end, writer/director Dean…Read more...
Tags: Science, Animation, Dreamworks, Dean Deblois, How To Train Your Dragon, Dreamworks Animation, Jay Baruchel, Berk, Dean, Dragons, How To Train Your Dragon The Hidden World, F Murray Abraham

How Dean DeBlois Broke New Ground in Sequel Strategy for ‘Dragon’ Trilogy

As with practically every North American kid of his generation, Dean DeBlois had his mind blown by the original “Star Wars” trilogy. DeBlois — who was born in the tiny town of Aylmer, Quebec, where “Hollywood seemed so, so far away” — had just turned 7 when the first “Star Wars” movie opened in summer […]
Tags: Hollywood, Spotlight, Dreamworks, Dean Deblois, How To Train Your Dragon, DeBlois, Aylmer Quebec

DreamWorks The Epic Tales of Captain Underpants on Netflix

Both of the kids have been fascinated with the Captain Underpants books. When the movie came out they were over the moon. Now they have the DreamWorks The Epic Tales of Captain Underpants series on Netflix to watch. Again they are enjoying the stories and drawings that are bringing some of their favorite characters to […] The post DreamWorks The Epic Tales of Captain Underpants on Netflix appeared first on I Like It Frantic.
Tags: Kids, Entertainment, Blogging, Netflix, Dreamworks

Walmart tech incubator Store No. 8 launches VR startup Spatial&

Walmart’s tech incubator Store N°8 today launched its next startup, a VR merchandising company called Spatial&. The company offers VR experiences that enable customers to connect with merchandise, and is kicking things off by collaborating with DreamWorks Animation VR tour. At select Walmart locations across the U.S., Spatial& will set up a VR experience in the parking lot, allowing customers to visit DreamWorks’ “How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World” through VR. Afterwards, customers are ...
Tags: Shopping, Tech, Walmart, Intel, Commerce, Retail, Dreamworks, Vr, Virtual Reality, Dreamworks Animation, Intel Core, San Bernardino California, San Antonio Texas, Burbank California, Las Vegas Nevada, Franklin

Pearl Studio Doubles Down on Stories That Will Appeal to Chinese and International Crowds

No U.S.-China venture could have had a more auspicious start than Oriental DreamWorks. On a state visit to the U.S. in February 2012, then-Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping had lunch and watched a Los Angeles Lakers game with Jeffrey Katzenberg. That same day, Katzenberg’s DreamWorks Animation announced the launch of Oriental DreamWorks, a $330 million […]
Tags: Asia, Coco, China, Features, Netflix, Xi Jinping, Dreamworks, Dreamworks Animation, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Stephen Chow, Glen Keane, Pixar, Los Angeles Lakers, Margaret Cho, Kung Fu Panda, Oriental Dreamworks

Amazon Prime Video Forges Pact With Italy’s Leone Film Group

Amazon Prime Video has inked a major deal with Italy’s Leone Film Group, giving the streaming giant full exclusive Italian pay-TV rights to all of Leone’s local releases for the next 30 months. The growing distribution-production company originally founded by spaghetti Western master Sergio Leone has output deals for Italy with Lionsgate and DreamWorks and […]
Tags: Amazon, News, Lionsgate, Global, Italy, Dreamworks, Leone Film Group, Amazon Prime Video, Leone, Sergio Leone