PHINEAS AND FERB Clip Featuring Simon Pegg and Nick Frost’s SHAUN OF THE DEAD Cameo

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Should I be watching Phineas and Ferb?  I assumed it was a kids-only thing due to the rather goofy animation and the fact that it airs on the Disney Channel, but if Shaun and Ed from Shaun of the Dead are on it, it’s got to have a more mature appeal too, right?  (Plus I’m mildly amused by the fact that the show features a pet platypus named Perry.)

I’ve never seen a single episode of the show so I don’t really know, but the Halloween season special, “Night of the Living Pharmacists,” actually sounds like a lot of fun and it’s got Simon Pegg and Nick Frost in it as well.  Hit the jump to check out their cameo in a Phineas and Ferb clip from the Halloween episode.

Exclusive First Look at Terry O’Quinn’s Character in PHINEAS AND FERB’s Upcoming LOST Episode

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Not only are Phineas and Ferb bringing back Shaun and Ed, they’re also bringing back Lost (in their own, unique way).  On September 29th, Disney XD will air the episode Lost in Danville, with a story by Lost co-creator Damon Lindelof himself.  Not only that, but Terry O’Quinn (who played John Locke on the show) will voice a character named Captain Mystery.  Rob Morrow and Jane Kaczmarek also guest star in the episode.

We have the official first look at O’Quinn’s Captain Mystery.  Hit the jump for a better look.  Phineas and Ferb’s Lost in Danville airs Monday, September 29th at 730PM.

Special LOST-Themed Episode of PHINEAS AND FERB to Air September 29th; First Look at a Polar Bear

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We learned a few days ago that the Disney XD original series Phineas and Ferb will be resurrecting Simon Pegg and Nick Frost’s characters from Shaun of the Dead for a special Halloween episode, and now news comes that a Lost-themed episode will debut next month.  Titled “Lost in Danville”, the episode features a story by Lost co-creator/showrunner Damon Lindelof and a voice performance by John Locke himself Terry O’Quinn.  The story involves a mysterious locked capsule falling into Phineas and Ferb’s backyard, which may or may not contain a polar bear.  I’m not particularly familiar with Phineas and Ferb myself, but the one-two punch of the Shaun of the Dead and Lost news is making me rethinking my interest in the series.

Hit the jump to check out the first Phineas and Ferb Lost episode image.  It airs on Disney XD on Monday, September 29th at 7:30pm ET/PT.

PHINEAS AND FERB Resurrects Shaun and Ed from SHAUN OF THE DEAD

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Ten years ago we got a film that not only launched the career of Edgar Wright, one of our finest writer/directors but also gave us the brilliant duo of Simon Pegg and Nick Frost (to be fair, Spaced played a fairly large role in this as well).  That film was Shaun of the Dead.  And while Pegg in particular has been unwaveringly resolute in his comments that there will not be a sequel to that film, that doesn’t mean we’ll never see the characters onscreen again.

Today we learned that Pegg and Frost will be reprising their roles as Shaun and Ed in the Halloween episode of Phineas and Ferb.  Hit the jump for more on their resurrection.  Phineas and Ferb airs on Fridays on the Disney Channel.  

Disney Updates Upcoming Movie Release Schedule; DreamWorks Animation’s HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2 Now Opens One Week Earlier [Updated]

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Check out Disney’s adjusted release date schedule, along with an earlier release for an anticipated DreamWorks Animation sequel below:

  • The Avengers: Age of Ultron is final title of previous “Marvel’s The Avengers Untitled Sequel” (previously announced 5/1/15 wide playdate is unchanged)
  • Inside Out is final title of previous “The Untitled Pixar Movie That Takes You Inside The Mind” (previously announced 6/19/15 wide playdate in 3D is unchanged)
  • Phineas and Ferb is removed from Disney release schedule (from “2014 Undated”)
  • How to Train Your Dragon 2* will open on June 13, 2014, moved up a week from June 20, 2014; Friday the 13th be damned!
  • Warner Bros. sets Akiva Goldsman’s Winter’s Tale, starring Colin Farrell, Jessica Brown Findlay, Jennifer Connelly, William Hurt, Eva Marie Saint and Russell Crowe, for February 14, 2014.

*Courtesy of Box Office Mojo.

MARVEL’S HULK AND THE AGENTS OF S.M.A.SH. Debuts with One-Hour Premiere this August; PHINEAS AND FERB Join Marvel Superheroes on Disney DVD

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If you haven’t gotten enough Marvel properties with their live-action films, we’ve got two new animated shows for you to enjoy!  First up is Marvel’s Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H. which will debut in a one-hour premiere this August 11th on DisneyXD.  The premiere episode will also launch on multiple platforms on Thursday August 1st.  If that’s not enough animated Disney/Marvel for you, how about Phineas and Ferb teaming up with Marvel superheroes on DVD?  Phineas and Ferb: Mission Marvel will be available on Disney DVD starting October 1st.  Each copy comes with a FREE collectible comic book inside with an Exclusive Mission Marvel poster.

Hit the jump for more on both shows.

ANT-MAN Set for November 6, 2015; IRON MAN 3 and THOR: THE DARK WORLD Confirmed for 3D; Disney Announces More Release Dates and Changes

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Disney has just sent out a press release announcing release dates and changes for their upcoming slate of films.  The most notable announcement is that Edgar Wright‘s Ant-Man finally has a release date. The little-big-superhero is due to hit theaters on November 6, 2015.  Since this will be the first Marvel movie to follow The Avengers 2 (which opens May 1, 2015), I wouldn’t be surprised if we see Hank Pym pop up in Joss Whedon‘s film.

Here’s the rest of the list:

  • Iron Man 3 will now be available in 3D – previously announced 5/3/13 wide playdate is unchanged (Marvel)
  • Phineas and Ferb moves to “2014 Undated Wide” (from 7/28/13 wide)
  • Thor: The Dark World is final title of previous “Thor 2” and will now be available in 3D – previously announced 11/8/13 wide playdate is unchanged (Marvel)
  • Bears is now dated on 4/18/14 wide (Disneynature)
  • Guardians of the Galaxy is final title of previous “Marvel Untitled” – previously announced 8/1/14 is unchanged (Marvel)
  • DISNEY ANIMATION UNTITLED is now dated on 11/7/14 wide
  • PIXAR ANIMATION UNTITLED is now dated on Wed 11/25/15 wide

2012 TCA Award Nominations – BREAKING BAD, GAME OF THRONES, HOMELAND, MAD MEN, and DOWNTON ABBEY Vie for Program of the Year

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Yesterday we brought you the Critics’ Choice Award nominees.  Tonight belongs to the Television Critics Association.  Homeland tops the list with 4 nominations.  While it got the extra boost over established veterans in the Outstanding New Program category, the taut thriller earned its spots in Best Drama and Program of the Year as well as the nod to Claire Danes for her stellar performance.  The critics understandably still love Breaking Bad and Bryan Cranston, Mad Men and Jon Hamm, Louie and Louis C.K., Game of Thrones and Peter Dinklage, Parks and Recreation and Amy Poehler.  Creator/star Lena Dunham is the freshest face in the bunch, representing in both Individual Achievement in Comedy and Outstanding New Program with Girls.  But as always, there are a few head-scratchers.  Jessica Lange for American Horror Story is a legacy vote, and while her scenery-chewing was very entertaining—for Individual Achievement in Drama?  No.  And Smash somehow sneaked into Outstanding New Program rather than, say, Veep or Awake.

Still, the TCA always gets more right than they do wrong, especially with their neat Heritage Award.  (This year’s eclectic contenders are Cheers, Lost, Saturday Night Live, Star Trek, and Twin Peaks.)  Read the full list after the jump.

Producers David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman Talk THE MUPPETS, THE FIGHTER Sequel, WARM BODIES and the PHINEAS AND FERB Movie

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With The Muppets now playing, all week I’ve been posting exclusive video interviews with the cast and filmmakers.  The past week I posted my conversations with Amy Adams, Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy, Jason Segel and Walter, director James Bobin, co-screenwriter Nicholas Stoller, and today I’ve got  producers David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman But before getting to the interview, as I’ve said all week, I absolutely loved The Muppets.  It’s one of my favorite films of the year and it not only made me laugh, it also made me cry.  If you were nervous about the movie…don’t be.  It’s a huge home run.

During the interview, Hoberman and Lieberman talked about their reaction to seeing the finished film for the first time, the test screening process, Kermit’s song “Pictures of My Head,” the newest Muppet Walter, and the possibility that The Muppets might return to TV.  In addition, with Hoberman and Lieberman having produced The Fighter and involved in other projects, I asked the status of a sequel, what’s up with Warm Bodies, and the movie adaptation of Phineas and Ferb.  Hit the jump to watch.

Producers David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman Talk THE FIGHTER Sequel, WARM BODIES, and the Live-Action/Animation PHINEAS AND FERB Movie

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Earlier today, I had the chance to talk with The Muppets producers David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman.  The full interview will be up the week of release (November 18), but I wanted to pass along what the producing team had to say about a few of their upcoming projects like the sequel to The Fighter, director Jonathan Levine’s (50/50) Warm Bodies, and Phineas and Ferb, which they are adapting as their first live-action/animated feature film.  Lieberman confirmed last week’s news that Toy Story 3 writer Michael Arndt worked on the draft from series creators Swampy Marsh and Dan Povenmire, which bodes well for the project.

For those that want to see a Fighter sequel, which would explore the Micky Ward and Arturo Gatti fights, Hoberman and Lieberman tell me that “Wahlberg’s in training mode again,” but no one has been hired to write a script.  Which means it’s still on the far off horizon. They also talked about the tricky tonal balance in Warm Bodies.  Hit the jump for what they had to say on all three projects.

TOY STORY 3 Scribe Michael Arndt Set to Write PHINEAS AND FERB

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The Phineas and Ferb movie is fast becoming quite a big deal. Earlier this month we learned that Disney had set the feature film adaptation of the popular children’s show for a prime July 26th, 2013 release date. Now 24 Frames reports that Toy Story 3 scribe (and Oscar winner for Little Miss Sunshine) Michael Arndt has come aboard the project to write a draft of the script. The pic was initially scripted by show creators Swampy Marsh and Dan Povenmire, but it looks like it’ll be getting a punch up from Arndt. Unlike the television show, which is animated, the feature film will be a mixture of live-action and animation. Arndt was recently set by Disney to pen their period China-set Snow White film Snow and the Seven.

Phineas and Ferb is one of the more popular programs populating the Disney Channel. The show focuses on the misadventures of amateur inventors/stepbrothers Phineas Flynn and Ferb Fletcher. Other characters who populate the series include their sister Candance, always bent on getting the boys in trouble with their mother, and their pet platypus Perry who doubles as a secret agent facing off against the evil Dr. Doofenshmirtz (ah, children’s programming). The feature film has become a priority for Disney, as they’ve recently ramped up merchandising on the Phineas and Ferb brand. Hit the jump to see what all the fuss is about.

THE LONE RANGER Will Ride on May 31, 2013; New Dates for THOR 2 and PHINEAS AND FERB

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Disney’s The Lone Ranger was originally set for release on December 21, 2012, but extended negotiations over the budget delayed the start of production.  Now those negotiations have been settled, a lower budget has been agreed upon, and THR reports that Disney has now set the release date for May 31, 2013.  Gore Verbinski is still attached to direct, Jerry Bruckheimer will produce, and Johnny Depp will star as Tonto with Armie Hammer set as the eponymous ranger.

However, this new tentpole date has shifted around Disney’s other films.  Thor 2 was originally set for July 26, 2013, but will now try to own the Thanksgiving holiday weekend with a November 15, 2013 release.  Keep in mind that Disney-Marvel already has one superhero movie set for the summer with Iron Man 3 due out on May 3, 2013. Phineas and Ferb, the feature-film adaptation of the popular children’s show, has taken Thor 2‘s July 26th date.

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