The Grey Lady preps us for the Great San Diego convention:
... Comic-Con, entering its 41st year, is a tribal gathering of more than 100,000 comic book, science fiction and fantasy fans. They converge on San Diego each summer to dress up, swap old Ant-Man comics and ponder imponderables like “Klingon Lifestyles” ... This year, the four-day convention, which begins on July 22, will be host to what has become an obligatory parade of filmmakers and stars hawking their next big thing with extended film clips and question-and-answer sessions in the cavernous Hall H of the San Diego Convention Center ...
Despite earlier denials, Tim B. appears to be doing a new stop-motion project.
... While chatting about his upcoming film Despicable Me, producer Christopher Meledandri said The Addams Family is happening and that Burton is indeed attached. He also confirmed that Burton isn’t going the computer animation route and instead is sticking with stop motion animation as used on movies like The Nightmare Before Christmas and Corpse Bride. There’s also a chance that the animated film will be released in black and white, however, no final decisions have been made on that matter. And, even with all of these details, Meledandri did emphasize that the film is only in the very early stages.
As Futurama returns once more to nightime t.v., the Times quizzes the voice cast::
Katey Sagal: I had known Matt from the “Married With Children” days, because he and I were both there when the Fox network had nothing but rabbit ears on top of your television. We had some history, and I just went in and read for him, and he gave me the job. ... I didn’t know this till years later, but there was a previous Leela [Laughs]. They’d already cast somebody, and then they wanted to make a change. I don’t want to know who — I think it’s better that way.
|Futurama||Thursdays 10pm / 9c|
|Recap-O-Rama: 5 Seasons in 7 Minutes|
(Perhaps someday TAG will rep the artists on it ...)
Mr. Temple of the Seven Golden Camels emerges from his work vault:
.... it's been a long time.
I've spent the last few weeks wrapping up the movie I've been working on for the past five years ...
Go visit him soon.
Moving on to Emeryville News, what was long a rumor is now official:
... [John] Lasseter will get a co-director credit on [Cars 2], indicating that he has provided a substantial amount of work to the project ...
The L.A. Times points out what's been driving the 2010 summer box office:
... [T]hree movies primarily aimed at kids and their parents are drawing a surge of significantly older moviegoers — many of whom are going without their children — in a trend that single-handedly has reversed the vacation season's box-office doldrums.Thanks to the performance to date of the PG-rated "Shrek Forever After" ... the G-rated "Toy Story 3" ... and the PG-rated "The Karate Kid" ... total receipts since the first weekend of May are now even with where they were a year ago ...
Disney says 40% of "Toy Story 3's" non-family audience was ages 17-24 — people who ordinarily wouldn't make animated movies their first choice. ..."We aggressively marketed to that audience," says Disney studio chief Rich Ross ...
Have yourself a joyous Sabbath.