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Steve Carell To Star In Looney Toons Movie


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Comedian Steve Carell has been tapped to star in an upcoming Looney Tunes movie.

The 40-Year-Old Virgin funnyman is attached to lead the as-yet-untitled film, which will centre around the fictional Acme Corporation in the popular cartoon world that includes the likes of Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck.

Warner Bros. bosses have recruited X-Men: First Class writers to pen the script, while Carell will reunite with his Crazy Stupid Love co-directors Glenn Ficarra and John Requa, who are in early negotiations to helm the project.

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Despicable Me 2: One Thumb Up, Another Thumb Down


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With Despicable Me 2 tracking strongly among moviegoers -- analysts are predicting it could earn as much as $110-115 million by Sunday -- and with strong holdover competition, The Lone Ranger could wind up with as little as $65-70 million over the five-day Fourth of July holiday, according to some forecasts. Universal's animated film is receiving mixed initial reviews even from individual critics. Stephen Holden in The New York Times, for example says that it is consistently diverting and so cute you'll want to pet it. Yet it is also weightless and lacks a center. Peter Debruge in Variety remarks that the sequel is endearing if slightly less inspired than the original. And Michael Rechtshaffen writes in the Hollywood Reporter that while the movie lacks the inspired Spark of its predecessor, there's still plenty to enjoy here, thanks, he writes to an irresistible Looney Tunes-style nuttiness that makes up for the absence of a more substantial plotline.


Taylor Momsen And Her Band Pretty Reckless Perform A Free Acoustic Show At Looney Tunes In West Babylon

Taylor Momsen, Babylon and Looney Tunes Saturday 16th April 2011 Taylor Momsen and her band Pretty Reckless perform a free acoustic show at Looney Tunes in West Babylon New York, USA

Taylor Momsen, Babylon and Looney Tunes
Taylor Momsen, Babylon and Looney Tunes
Taylor Momsen, Babylon and Looney Tunes
Taylor Momsen, Babylon and Looney Tunes
Taylor Momsen, Babylon and Looney Tunes
Taylor Momsen, Babylon and Looney Tunes

Warner Home Video To Begin Releasing 3d Movies


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Timed to coincide with the start of the holiday season, when sales of digital 3D television sets are expected to take off, Warner Bros. is releasing six 3D videos packaged with standard 2D DVD discs. The special packages, which will retail at an SRP of $44.95 each, will include Cats & Dogs The Revenge of Kitty Galore ; Clash of the Titans ; The Polar Express ; IMAX Deep Sea 3D ; IMAX Under the Sea 3D ; and IMAX Space Station 3D . It had previously been announced that several of the films would be included individually with new 3D television sets from Sony and LG. The Cats & Dogs The Revenge of Kitty Galore package will also include a Looney Tunes 3D short, Coyote Falls , which was also attached to the theatrical release of the movie. The films are set to hit retail shelves on Nov. 11.

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Animator Larriva Dies


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Veteran animator RUDY LARRIVA, who illustrated classics such as Looney Tunes and MR. MAGOO, has died.

Larriva passed away on 19 February (10) in Irvine, California. He was 94.

Born in El Paso, Texas, Larriva began his animation career working on the 1939 Warner Bros. film Dog Gone Modern before landing jobs on cartoons including Robin Hoodlum, Gerald MCBoing Boing and Fangface.

He later worked as a director for small screen cartoons, helming Alvin and the Chipmunks and The Bugs Bunny/Road Runner Show.

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Jenna Wants Lois Lane Role


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Jenna Elfman is begging producers of the new Superman movies to let her play LOIS LANE - because she's desperate to star alongside Brendan Fraser again.

The former DHARMA + GREG actress was impressed with THE MUMMY star when they teamed up in new animated movie Looney Tunes: BACK IN ACTION she wants to work with him again. And after hearing Fraser is up for the role of Superman, Elfman is keen to play his love interest.

She says, "I want to be his Lois Lane if he's Superman. I wanna work with him so bad. I'll do anything - wear a wig, anything."

13/11/2003 01:48
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