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Monthly Archives: August 2011

DWA wins suit over idea for “Kung Fu Panda” movies

"Kung Fu Panda"

A Los Angeles jury has given DreamWorks Animation the benefit of the doubt in a major lawsuit by a man who claimed the studio stole his idea for the successful Kung Fu Panda franchise.

Self-professed “writer-producer-teacher-philospher” Terence Dunn, who was chief executive officer of Zen-Bear Inc., sued in June 2010 for breach of an implied contract. He charged that in November 2001, he submitted the concept of a “spiritual kung-fu fighting panda bear” to a DreamWorks executive, expecting that any resulting film project would include him.

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“League of Super Evil” nominated for five Geminis

League Of Super Evil

Nerd Corps Entertainment’s “League Of Super Evil” has been nominated for five Gemini Awards, the Canadian equivalent of the Emmys.

The Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television announced nominations Wednesday for the 26th annual Gemini Awards, celebrating the best in Canadian English-language television and digital media.

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Lion King’s James Earl Jones to get honorary Oscar

The Lion King (1994)

Partly due to his work voicing Mustafa in the 1994 Disney movie The Lion King, the Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences voted Tuesday night to present an Honorary Award to actor James Earl Jones.

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“Fanboy and Chum Chum” Voicers Don Capes and… Underwear?

Fanboy and Chum Chum

Fanboy and Chum Chum” voice artists Jamie Kennedy and Josh Duhamel threw on some capes and underwear for an upcoming promo of their Emmy Award-winning Nickelodeon animated series. Josh voices the role of Oz (Fanboy’s uber-geek mentor) and Jamie voices Fanboy’s untrusting wizard friend, Kyle. This is the first time both gentlemen appear together in support of their show.

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Fox planning to release 3D “Leafmen” in May 2013


Leafmen,” Fox’s next major animated film, is being scheduled by the studio for wide release on May 17, 2013.

Chris Wedge, who directed Ice Age (2002) and Robots (2005) for Fox Animation as well, is directing the 3D feature.

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