All Things:Animated


Sep 17, 2006
In an attempt to keep the thread count down and hopefully preventing more mass deletions, well, we are gonna have to do more group threads.

So here goes, this thread is for any animation news, television, movies and anything else.

Seth MacFarlane Rebooting THE FLINTSTONES


Modern Stone-Age Family Returns to Television in

New Animated Series from Seth MacFarlane,

20th Century Fox Television and Warner Bros. Television

Yabba dabba doo! FOX has picked up THE FLINTSTONES, a 21st century version of the classic animated comedy from executive producer Seth MacFarlane. In a cross-studio collaboration, THE FLINTSTONES will be produced jointly by 20th Century Fox Television and Warner Bros. Television. Warner Bros. is home to THE FLINTSTONES via its ownership of the Hanna-Barbera collection of animated titles. Dan Palladino (?Gilmore Girls?) and Kara Vallow (FAMILY GUY) will also serve as executive producers. THE FLINTSTONES will begin production in fall 2011 and will be set in stone on the FOX schedule in 2013.

?The very first cartoon character I drew at age two was Fred Flintstone,? said MacFarlane. ?So it?s appropriate that events have come full circle, allowing me to produce the newest incarnation of this great franchise. Plus, I think America is finally ready for an animated sitcom about a fat, stupid guy with a wife who?s too good for him.?

?The Flintstones are among the funniest and most beloved characters in television history, and we can?t wait to introduce them to a whole new generation on FOX,? said Kevin Reilly, President of Entertainment, Fox Broadcasting Company. ?FOX has long been home to iconic families like the Simpsons and the Griffins, so I have no doubt that the Flintstones and the Rubbles are going to fit right in on our air.?

The (pre)historic return of THE FLINTSTONES will feature MacFarlane?s modern-day take on the lives of the Flintstones and the Rubbles, two hard-working middle-class families living with contemporary conveniences in the dinosaur-era town of Bedrock. The series centers on hard-headed patriarch FRED FLINTSTONE and best friend and sidekick BARNEY RUBBLE. Fred?s Stone-Age clan includes wife WILMA, daughter PEBBLES and pet dinosaur DINO, while Barney?s brood consists of wife BETTY and son BAMM-BAMM.

MacFarlane?s lineup of animated series continues to dominate Sunday nights. Everyone?s favorite families from Quahog, Langley Falls and Stoolbend will be back for more laughs as FAMILY GUY, AMERICAN DAD and THE CLEVELAND SHOW were recently renewed for a 10th, seventh and fourth seasons, respectively.

THE FLINTSTONES will be co-produced by 20th Century Fox Television and Warner Bros. Television. MacFarlane and Palladino serve as executive producers of the series and co-writers on the pilot. Vallow will serve as executive producer on the series. Voice actors for the series will be announced. THE FLINTSTONES and all related characters and elements are trademarks of ? Hanna-Barbera.

It isn't specified in the press release(that I could tell) but it extends to a possible film as well as a tv show. I don't know that the Flintstones needs to be touched, but it's in the best hands it could be in. McFarlane was an animator of Saturday morning cartoons before Family guy etc. and although his humor tends towards the blue I would imagine he has enough reverence for the original show that he will not turn it on it's head. We shall see.
We'll put the PIXAR **** in here, too.

Monsters University details revealed | The Disney Blog


Billy Crystal and John Goodman reprise their roles as Mike Wazowski and James P. Sullivan. In the original they were an inseparable pair, but that wasn’t always the case. When these two mismatched monsters met at school they couldn’t stand each other. “Monsters University” unlocks the door to how Mike and Sulley overcame their differences and became the best of friends.
Countdown To Futurama | Comedy Central Insider | Funny, TV and Comedy Blog

Futurama's one-hour season premiere airs June 23 at 10/9c!


Ugly Americans: Demon Drill Sergeant Still | Comedy Central Insider | Funny, TV and Comedy Blog

The second season of Ugly Americans premieres Thursday, June 30 at 10:30/9:30c, right after an all-new Futurama.

Not sure all of you have tried Ugly Americans. It's a little more subtle and not everyone's cuppa joe, but I dig it. Give it a try!
Kung Fu Panda 2 Review Jack Black Angelina Jolie Review | Movie Reviews and News | Summer Movies - Calendar, Trailers, Movie Photos, Movie Clips, Movie Guide |

In Kung Fu Panda 2, Po must now defeat a seething white peacock, Lord Shen (voiced with silvery menace by Gary Oldman), who owns a gigantic cannon he plans to use to put the Furious Five ? and, indeed, all of kung fu ? out of business. More than that, Po must come to grips with his own repressed memories of the moment that left him an abandoned infant. At times, Kung Fu Panda 2 suggests Bambi redone as an episode of Oprah. Yet it's a more-than-worthy sequel. You'll taste, and savor, the victory through an irresistible gush of ''healing'' tears. B+
Trailer For The Lion King In 3D Reveals US Theatrical Release Plans Bleeding Cool Comic Book, Movies and TV News and Rumors

THE LION KING 3D Blu-ray Trailer

The wait is over. For the first time ever, experience the majesty of Disney?s epic animated masterpiece as it roars off the screen and into your living room on Blu-ray and Blu-ray 3D. With a spectacular digital picture, spine-tingling high definition sound and immersive bonus features?you will feel the love for this critically acclaimed and universally beloved classic like never before.

Embark on an extraordinary coming-of-age adventure as Simba, a lion cub who cannot wait to be king, searches for his destiny in the great ?Circle of Life.? You will be thrilled by the breathtaking animation, unforgettable Academy Award??winning music (1994: Best Original Score; Best Song, ?Can You Feel The Love Tonight?) and timeless story. The king of all animated films reigns on Disney Blu-ray 3D?magic in a new dimension.
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