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  • 'Noah's Ark' Animated Movie Draws 'Kung Fu Panda' Director

    Unified Pictures has tapped John Stevenson ("Kung Fu Panda") to direct its CG-animated feature inspired by "Noah's Ark," slated for completion in 2016. The animated comedy adventure tells the story from the point of view of the animals and follows an...
  • 'Ninja Turtles': What Happened to the Actress Who Played the Original April O'Neil?

    This weekend, Megan Fox plays April O'Neil in Paramount's "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles," but she's not the first actress to portray the character. In 1990, Judith Hoag originated the role of the intrepid reporter who befriends the pizza-loving heroes,...
  • 'Hundred-Foot Journey' Producer Talks Food, Family and France

    What ingredients go into a movie that's part foodie pic and part heartwarming ode to family? A dash of Steven Spielberg, a soupcon of Oprah Winfrey, and a heaping helping of actors -- including Helen Mirren and Om Puri. Stirring the batter are director...
  • Puppets with purpose

     
    “Gruff!” is not your typical fairy tale. Loosely based on the fable “Three Billy Goats Gruff” there are goats and there are trolls, but there is also a message of sustainability. Mix in fuzzy Muppet-like puppets, wacky...
  • Don Pardo dies at 96; 'Saturday Night Live' announcer

    Don Pardo, the legendary NBC announcer whose deep, resonant voice was heard for more than three decades on "Saturday Night Live," has died. He was 96. Pardo died Monday evening, according to NBC spokesman Rich Licata. The cause was not given, but...
  • 'Muppets Most Wanted' finds Kermit and company in a crime caper

    When Jim Henson's menagerie of talking animals and fish-throwing vaudevillians made their big-screen comeback in 2011's "The Muppets," Kermit the Frog and company faced down a greedy oil tycoon named Tex Richman to save their old theater from demolition....
  • 'A Christmas Carol' director still feels the holiday spirit

    'A Christmas Carol' director still feels the holiday spirit
    Ask any random group of patrons of the Orange County theater world, and they can probably tell you that Hal Landon Jr. has played Ebenezer Scrooge in South Coast Repertory's "A Christmas Carol" for the last 34 years. What they may not know is that...
  • Tribeca Film Review: 'Zombeavers'

    If Sam Raimi and Jim Henson had dreamed up a movie together … well, it wouldn't have looked very much like "Zombeavers," though you can tell that's the target director Jordan Rubin was vaguely aiming for with his well-meaning but wan, title-tells-all...
  • Columbia puppeteer brings stories, imagination to her audiences

    Columbia puppeteer brings stories, imagination to her audiences
    Shirley Johannesen Levine sways back and forth at the Ellicott City Senior Center, her arms moving to the left and then the right as she recites the classic nursery rhyme, "Old Mother Hubbard." "Old Mother Hubbard went to the cupboard to give her poor...
  • Brian Henson on His New Reality Show, the 'Fraggle Rock' Movie and More

    On Tuesday night, Syfy premieres "Jim Henson's Creature Shop Challenge," a reality series akin to "Project Runway" with 10 designers scrambling to make the next Yoda instead of an overflowing dress. The first episode features a sea animal assignment...
  • Concert Review: Paul Williams makes dreams come true

    Concert Review: Paul Williams makes dreams come true
    Van Morrison, the famously moody singer-songwriter, once grew annoyed with an interviewer's questions about his craft. "Nobody asks a bricklayer about laying bricks," he protested. "Why ask me about writing songs? There's no difference." Perhaps there...