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Casting A New Animated Tarzan


Constantin Film has announced casting of their pending production of the classic Edgar Rice Burroughs story of Tarzan. Kellan Lutz, late of the Twilight saga, has been cast to star as the title character. Spencer Locke, most recently appearing as K-Mart in Constantin’s Resident Evil movies, will star as the new Jane Porter.

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Summer Production Date for Zig and Zag

Zig and Zag

Double Z Productions and Flickerpix are setting up for full production on their new series Zig and Zag, created by Ciaran Morrison and Mick O’Hara. Both CBBC and RTÉ are helping to fund the project alongside Northern Ireland Screen and the Irish Film Board. The IFB awarded Double Z Productions a production loan of €150,000 in their last round of funding last month.

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Clements, Musker developing drawn Disney feature

Ron Clements and John Musker

Co-directors Ron Clements and John Musker are working to develop Disney Animation’s next hand-drawn feature film, an official division of the Mouse House has confirmed.

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Laika Takes On Reeve’s Goblins


Stop-motion animation studio Laika Entertainment has put the grabs on Philip Reeve’s book Goblins for a possible new film. The British novel has yet to be released in the United States. Reeve also wrote the award-winning book Mortal Engine.

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Jeff Foxworthy, friends voice CMT’s Bounty Hunters

Bounty Hunters

CMT has picked up the network’s first-ever animated project, Jayson Dinsmore, executive vice-president of programming and development, announced Wednesday during the network’s annual upfront presentation.

Executive producers Jeff Foxworthy, Bill Engvall and Larry the Cable Guy will voice characters on the series Bounty Hunters, scheduled to debut on CMT in 2013.

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Monty Python troupe reunites for animated film bio

A Liar's Autobiography

EPIX, the premium entertainment channel, video-on-demand and online service, announced Monday that it is in production on A Liar’s Autobiography, a 3D animated feature film based on the memoir of Monty Python member Graham Chapman, who died in 1989.

Made in association with Bill and Ben Productions Ltd., Trinity (UK) and Brainstorm Media, A Liar’s Autobiography tells the story of Chapman’s life in the famously atypical Python style.

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