THE PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR Trailer: Benedict Cumberbatch Is a Wolf in Animated Spinoff

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DreamWorks Animation has released the first The Penguins of Madagascar trailer for the upcoming spinoff of the animated Madagascar franchise.  Directed by Eric Darnell (Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted) and Simon J. Smith (Bee Movie), the film finds the scene-stealing penguins leading a film of their own as they’re joined by a wolf named Classified (voiced by Benedict Cumberbatch), who leads a covert team of protective animals.  Though the pic may seem like an easy way to extend the lucrative series, this trailer is actually quite funny.  The pic appears to be a throwback to the action films of the 80s and 90s, and the titular penguins are a great source of physical comedy.

Hit the jump tow watch the first Penguins of Madagascar trailer.  The film also features the voices of John Malkovich, Andy Richter, Tom McGrath, Chris Miller, Ken Jeong, Annet Mahendru, and Peter StormareThe Penguins of Madagascar opens in theaters on November 26th.

Ron Burgundy Talks His Dodge Durango Commercials, Ugly Babies, Surviving a Prison Riot, and More on CONAN

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You may recall that in March 2012, Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell) appeared on Conan to announce Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues.  Now, twenty months later, he has returned to promote his new book, Let Me off at the Top! During the interview, he talked about his popular Dodge Durango commercials, ugly babies, and the importance of bags of poop when it comes to surviving a prison riot.  He also treated the audience to some jazz flute to support classy Toronto mayor Rob Ford.  Paramount continues to be bullish in promoting the comedy sequel (just yesterday we posted an exclusive TV spot), but when the promotion is this amusing, I’ll happily watch it.

Hit the jump to check out the videos.  The film also stars Paul Rudd, Steve Carell, David Koechner, Kristen Wiig, James Marsden, Dylan Baker, Greg Kinnear, and Harrison FordAnchorman 2: The Legend Continues opens December 20th.

First Official Image from the New Season of ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT Features Conan O’Brien; Episodes Available April 2013

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The first official image from the new season of Arrested Development has been released.  Just last week we learned that Conan O’Brien and Andy Richter had joined the growing list of guest stars that will be making appearances in the new episodes, and this official image shows O’Brien and Richter alongside Jason Bateman.  The two presumably play versions of themselves, as it appears that the scene in question takes place backstage at Conan.

Additionally, though we had previously known that the new episodes would be available on some undetermined date in spring 2013, The Film Stage reports that they’ll be released all at once on Netflix in April.  Hit the jump to check out the image.

New Episodes of ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT Add Conan O’Brien and Andy Richter

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Fans are eagerly awaiting the resurrection of Arrested Development when the show returns with new episodes on Netflix early next year, and creator Mitch Hurwitz is making damn sure the wait hasn’t been in vain.  In addition to the return of the entire cast, we already have confirmation that series favorites Judy Greer, Henry Winkler, Scott Baio, Mae Whitman, Jeff Garlin, Liza Minnelli, and most recently Carl Weathers (baby you got a stew going!) are returning.  Now comes word that a couple of welcome newcomers will pop up in the new batch of episodes: Conan O’Brien and Andy Richter [Edit: I somehow forgot that Richter appeared in the episode "S.O.B.s" during the show's third season].

AD star Will Arnett appeared on Conan last night, and during the segment he revealed that O’Brien and Richter will appear in the new season.  No word on whether they’ll be playing themselves or characters, but either way this is very good news.  Hit the jump to watch Arnett’s appearance on Conan.  The new season of Arrested Development will premiere on Netflix in Spring 2013.

Get a Sneak Peek at CONAN with SHOW ZERO on November 1st

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Though Conan O’Brien’s brand new late night talk show doesn’t hit the airwaves until November 8th at 11/10c on TBS, the comedian is giving audiences a sneak peek at Conan with a warm-up episode. Yesterday, TBS announced, via press release, that a special online broadcast of Show Zero will be triple-simulcast at TeamCoco.com, YouTube and Facebook on Monday, November 1st at 11pm EST/8pm PST. The sneak preview of the new show will feature special celebrity guests, The Basic Cable Band and longtime sidekick Andy Richter as they all help get audiences and Conan himself warmed up for the premiere of Conan on November 8th.  Hit the jump for a preview:

Andy Richter Joining Conan O’Brien’s Show on TBS

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Late night talk show host Conan O’Brien and comedian Andy Richter have been working together intermittently since 1993. Though it had always been assumed that wherever Conan landed after leaving NBC in a huff, Richter wouldn’t be far behind. Well today TBS announce (via press release) that the longtime duo will be together again for Conan, the new late night show premiering on November 8th at 11/10c on TBS. Always making with the funny Richter said, “I’m thrilled to be going back to work with Conan, and very excited to start a whole new venture on TBS.  However, I am mostly looking forward to getting out of the house again.” Conan followed suit by saying, “This decision was made without my authority. I will get to the bottom of this.” I know I can’t wait for Conan’s return with Andy at his side. How about you?

If you’re already craving some time with Conan O’Brien and Andy Richter, check out a video of them interviewing each other after the jump along with the press release.

ANCHORMAN: THE LEGEND OF RON BURGUNDY: The ‘Rich Mahogany’ Edition Blu-ray Review

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There are two kinds of people in this world: people who are fans of Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy and people who aren’t. Either you totally get someone’s “Milk was a bad choice” tattoo or you blankly stare at the 2004 film starring Will Ferrell, Steve Carell, Paul Rudd and Christina Applegate. Those who are fans probably already own the DVD, have probably burned it out and only need to know one thing about the Blu-ray. Buy or not to buy? Well, the answer is buy. There’s plenty of new stuff to warrant a hilarious upgrade. Hit the jump for details.

TBS Special from Andy Richter and Conan O’Brien Writers Will Air June 27th

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Conan O’Brien is passing time until the November 8 premiere of his new TBS show with the 30-city Legally Prohibited from Being Funny on Television Tour, but you won’t have to wait until then to see his influence on the cable network.  Andy Richter, live show opener Reggie Watts, and a bevy of Conan writers will tape a special tentatively titled Team Coco Presents Conan’s Writers Live in Chicago on June 17th, which TBS will air a week and a half later on June 27th.  I believe that Conan’s legal obligations will preclude an appearance, but a night of comedy from the men who help make him funny is a delightful consolation process.  For you Chicagoans, tickets for the Bank of America Theater event go on sale Friday May 28th at 10:00 AM.

Hit the jump for all the relevant information via press release.

CHUCK The Complete Second Season Blu-ray Review

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Wouldn’t it be nice to wake up and be a secret agent overnight?  As the titular lead of the television show Chuck, Chuck Bartowski would probably say it’s not so nice, but he’s had his fair share of adventure and lady love.

For those who need a download of information on the series, brace yourselves.  Chuck works for the Nerd Herd department of a Burbank Buy More store, an ode to Best Buy’s Geek Squad (which, by the way, does have a Burbank location).  Chuck had a simple life until he opens an email sent from his former college roommate and the whole of the United States’ secret information gets downloaded directly into his brain.   More after the jump.

A New BETWEEN TWO FERNS WITH ZACH GALFIANAKIS Featuring Andy Richter and Conan O’Brien

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Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifainakis is great.  We already knew that.  But up until now, he’s mainly interviewed actors known for their dramatic work or at least not known primarily for comedy (the exception being the first episode with Michael Cera).  But in this new episode he sits down with two gentlemen who have been making folks laugh for their entire professional careers: The Tonight Show host Conan O’Brien and announcer Andy Richter.  However, Conan soon finds that his cute string dance and self-deprecating remarks will not save him.  On the contrary, they are his hilarious demise and the stone-faced Galifianakis makes this new “interview” his best one yet.  I’m still coughing from a joke that made me literally fall out of my chair laughing.

Hit the jump and check out the latest episode. NOW.

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