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1. ‘Adventure Time’ Is Headed To Bigscreen

Finn and Jake are about to get a lot bigger.

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2. Disney XD Will Reboot ‘DuckTales’

The new version of 'Duck Tales' will debut in 2017.

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3. Is Broadchurch a classic crime drama?

January saw the critically acclaimed and award winning Broadchurch return to our TV screens for a second series. There was a publicity blackout in an attempt to prevent spoilers or leaks; TV critics were not sent the usual preview DVDs. The opening episode sees Joe Miller plead not guilty to the murder of Danny Latimer, a shock as the previous season’s finale ended with his admission of guilt. The change of plea means that the programme shifts from police procedural to courtroom drama – both staples of the TV schedules. Witnesses have to give evidence, new information is revealed through cross-examination, and old scores settled by witnesses and barristers.

The post Is Broadchurch a classic crime drama? appeared first on OUPblog.

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4. The Powerpuff Girls Turn 20 Years Old Today

Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup don't look a day over five, but they turn 20 years old today.

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5. Cartoon Network Plays It Safe with Their 2015-’16 Lineup

"Powerpuff Girls" is being rebooted by "Adventure Time" art director Nick Jennings.

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6. Watch Matt Groening Defend Bart’s Honor on ‘Portlandia’

"Simpsons" creator Matt Groening will make a guest appearance on tonight's episode of the IFC series "Portlandia."

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7. ‘Simpsons’ Pixel Art Fan Tribute Will Become The Show’s Next Opening

It'll air in front of "The Simpsons" broadcast this Sunday.

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8. ‘The Simpsons’ Opening Transformed Into Pixel Art

"The Simpsons" opening re-envisioned as pixel art.

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9. What If ‘The Amazing World Of Gumball’ Was Anime?

Here's how one fan re-imagined Cartoon Network's "Gumball" as an anime series.

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10. Game of Thrones trailer: Bowie and Blood and Beards, oh my

Game of Thrones fans –  your official season five trailer is here! Can we talk about that choice of music? The use of a “Heroes” cover here is basically perfect.

HBO published the official version of the trailer, previously only seen in the nation-wide IMAX showing, after a bootleg version made its way around the internet. The show’s fifth season premieres on April 12, on the heels of the current IMAX event, which put the show in the history books as the first TV series to be broadcast in IMAX format.

As a fan of the book series, I have concerns about the show’s fifth season based on the source material – the fourth book was the most difficult for me to digest – but between the depictions of Littlefinger, Tryion, Daenerys, and Cersei, there’s enough here to draw my attention.

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11. Nick’s Upcoming ‘Bad Seeds’ Renamed ‘Harvey Beaks!’

"Bad Seeds," the upcoming series by "Chowder" creator C.H. Greenblatt, has been renamed "Harvey Beaks!"

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12. ‘Bob’s Burgers’ Cast Announces A Live Tour

The cast of the animated series "Bob's Burgers," currently in its fifth season on FOX, has figured out how to do something rare: make money from the live performance of animation.

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13. First Look: ‘Thunderbirds’ CGI Remake

Fifty years after the original debuted, we've got our first look at the new CG reboot of the British marionette series "Thunderbirds."

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14. Is ‘Legend of Lucky Pie’ The Chinese Knock-Off of ‘Adventure Time’?

Someone posted "The Legend of Lucky Pie" on YouTube today, claiming that it's an actual cartoon produced in China. Can anyone confirm if this is real?

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15. Nick Believes Key To Success Is Developing In-House Talent

Nickelodeon has launched an in-house artist development program called the Artists Collective, aiming to reverse its fortunes and create culturally relevant shows that rival those of competitors Cartoon Network and Disney.

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16. FXX and ADHD Teaming Up to Launch Late-Night Animation Block

Fox's youth-oriented cabler FXX will launch a late-night animation block next month with ADHD.

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17. ‘SpongeBob’ Creator Stephen Hillenburg Returning to His Show

"SpongeBob SquarePants" creator Stephen Hillenburg will have hands-on involvement in creating the show again.

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18. Watch the Opening Titles of Disney’s ‘Star vs. The Forces of Evil’

Watch the opening and closing titles of Disney's new TV series "Star vs. The Forces of Evil."

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19. Dream Casting for Our Favorite YA Novels

One of the fun things about reading fiction is imagining what the characters would look like, sound like, and act like in real life. And with the recent spike in YA-novels-turned-movies, it’s not a stretch to wonder who might be cast to play some of our favorite characters. There have been some great movies recently based on YA novels, but few of them have featured diverse casts or characters. So we thought we’d give Hollywood a little help and showcase a few of our favorite movie-worthy YA novels, and how we’d cast them:

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe, by Benjamin Alire Saenz 

What it’s about: This tender novel looks at the deep and evolving friendship between two teen boys in 1980s El Paso.

Why it should be a movie: Although it’s not action-packed, the space this book gives to the quiet moments shared between Aristotle and Dante would make it a great character study. It won a Printz Award Honor and in the hands of a capable filmmaker definitely has potential to win awards on the movie side as well.

Who we’d cast: 

Aristotle:

Diego Boneta

Ari is sensitive and introspective but also big and strong, and he has a melancholy side that comes out sometimes too. We’d cast Diego Boneta as Ari.

Dante:

Tyler Posey

 

Dante is endearing and earnest, even when he’s struggling with his feelings. He can be full of angst without being angsty. We think Teen Wolf’s Tyler Posey could bring to life Dante’s charm.

Eleanor and Park, by Rainbow Rowell

Eleanor and Park cover

What it’s about: A story of first love that follows two teenagers in 1980s Nebraska who help each other through difficult circumstances.

Why it should be a movie: Actually, Dreamworks jumped on the movie rights early, so Eleanor and Park is headed to the big screen already. But some readers fear that in the hands of Hollywood, Eleanor and Park could change. In the book, Eleanor is overweight and Park is half Korean, two characteristics not often seen among leading men and ladies onscreen. In a Hollywood is notorious for whitewashing, casting this movie accurately would be nothing short of groundbreaking.

Who we’d cast:

Eleanor:

Emma Kenney

So few women are allowed to appear onscreen overweight that it was really tough just to find someone who might resemble Eleanor. We thought Emma Kenney could be a good fit (though she’s skinnier than Eleanor) but perhaps there’s a great unknown actress out there waiting to be discovered, too.

Park:

Sam TanSo few Asian actors are given big parts that it wasn’t easy to find a potential Park. But we think maybe Sam Tan could pull off that goth exterior and super-sweet center that make Park irresistible to Eleanor.

Killer of Enemies, by Joseph Bruchac

Killer of Enemies coverWhat it’s about: In the post-apocalyptic Southwest, Apache teenager Lozen works as a monster hunter in order to keep her family safe.

Why it should be a movie: Killer of Enemies is action-packed so it could pull in a wide audience, and the fight scenes between Lozen and the genetically-engineered monsters she hunts would be incredibly fun to watch. Plus, what’s the last movie you watched with a Native main character?

Who we’d cast: 

Lozen:

Amber MidthunderIf finding other casting options with hard, finding a Native actress to play Lozen was near impossible. But since Hollywood has a long history of whitewashing Native characters (Johnny Depp as Tonto, we’re looking at you) it’s extra-important that Lozen be played by a Native actress. We thought Amber Midthunder, who is an enrolled member of the Ft. Peck Sioux Indian Reservation, could be a good choice. But it would be nice if she weren’t the only choice.

The model who posted for the front cover could be a pretty good Lozen, too:

Killer of Enemies cover image

Hussein:

Avan JogiaLozen’s love interest Hussein is a musician, a sensitive listener who’s a good counterpart to Lozen’s stoic strength. We could see Avan Jogia balancing Lozen out pretty well.

What books are you hoping to see as movies? Who’s your dream cast? Let us know in the comments!

 


Filed under: Diversity 102, Diversity, Race, and Representation, Tu Books, TV Tagged: diversity in Hollywood, Hollywood, movies

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20. New Cartoon Network Pilots: ‘Back to Backspace’ and ‘Pillywags Mansion’

Cartoon Network quietly dropped two new pilots on its website this week: Dominic Bisignano and Amalia Levari's Back to Backspace and Sam Marin's "Pillywags Mansion."

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21. Happy 55th Birthday, Rocky & Bullwinkle

55 years ago today: "Rocky & His Friends" premiered.

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22. Disney Will Air Its Classic Cartoons on Time Warner’s TCM

In one of the more bizarre recent examples of cross-corporate collaboration, Disney has announced a new TV program called "Treasures From the Disney Vault" that will air on Time Warner-owned Turner Classic Movies.

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23. Grant Orchard’s New TV Series ‘Hey Duggee’ Has a Teaser

Studio AKA has posted a first look at its ridiculously appealing new preschool series "Hey Duggee" created by "A Morning Stroll" director Grant Orchard.

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24. ‘Penn Zero’ Debuts This Friday on Disney XD

Disney will launch its new action/comedy series "Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero" this Friday with a Christmas special on Disney XD.

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25. DHX Acquires Nerd Corps To Create 700-Employee Canadian Mega-Studio

The Canadian animation scene became more consolidated today with the news that Halifax-based DHX Media will buy Vancouver-based animation studio Nerd Corps Entertainment for a cash-and-stock deal worth CAD$57 million.

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