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ICON VS. ICON PRESENTS: Acid Pop Cult Podcast – Episode 187: Zoinks!

ICON VS. ICON PRESENTS: Acid Pop Cult Podcast – Episode 187: Zoinks!

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This week on the Acid Pop Cult Podcast, Jeremy and Jason return once more, fully recharged, to give you the scoop on what’s phat! Jason leads the charge with a look back at a chance encounter with Coldplay frontman Chris Martin, while Jeremy waxes poetic about rubbing elbows with Scott Caan. In movie news, Jeremy offers up a recap of his 366 in 366 movie challenge. It’s a mixed bag full of magic such as The Crow: Wicked Prayer, Wayne’s World, Dazed and Confused, Black Mass and many more. What can we say? The man is on a hot streak! Their powers combined, the duo looks back at the magic of Scooby Doo and his crack team of mystery solving specialists. It’s a light hearted episode we would have gotten away with, if it wasn’t for those meddling kids! Spread the word, leave a review and be sure to tune in each week for the latest and greatest!

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Warner Bros., WWE Studios & Scooby-Doo Team Up To Solve A Groovy Mystery!

Warner Bros., WWE Studios & Scooby-Doo Team Up To Solve A Groovy Mystery!

Warner Bros. and WWE Studios announced they will co-produce a Scooby-Doo animated feature that will find Scooby and the gang solving a mystery at WrestleMania®. The announcement was made today by Jeff Brown, Executive Vice President and General Manager, TV, Family & Animation, Warner Home Video and Michael Luisi, President, WWE Studios.

WWE Superstars and Divas including Triple H®, John Cena®, Kane, The Miz®, Brodus Clay™, Santino Marella®, Sin Cara™ and AJ™ will appear in animated form and lend their voices to the project. WWE Chairman and CEO Vince McMahon® will also lend his voice and appear in animated form.

“We are excited to partner with Warner Bros. on this wonderful animated film,” said WWE Studios President Michael Luisi. “Kids and adults are going to enjoy seeing their favorite WWE Superstars in animated form join forces with an icon like Scooby-Doo to solve a mystery at the biggest pop-culture event of the year – WrestleMania.”

“Warner Bros. is thrilled to get into the ring with WWE Studios to bring fans an unprecedented animated adventure,” said Jeff Brown, Executive Vice President and General Manager, TV, Warner Home Video. “We’re excited to leverage the WWE’s family-friendly brand and passionate fan base and integrate some of the most popular WWE Superstars and Divas within the Scooby-Doo gang.”

When Shaggy and Scooby win tickets to WrestleMania, the entire gang travels in the Mystery Machine to WWE City to attend the epic event. However, when a mysterious ghostly bear appears and threatens to ruin the show, Scooby, Shaggy, Velma, Daphne and Fred work with WWE Superstars to solve the case.

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will handle worldwide distribution on Blu-ray, DVD, VOD and digital download. The film will be produced by Warner Bros. Animation. WWE will utilize its extensive global reach through its television, digital media and print assets to market the release of the film.

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Get Smurf’d With The ‘The Smurfs’ Teaser Trailer

Get Smurf’d With The ‘The Smurfs’ Teaser Trailer

The first official teaser trailer for the big screen adaption of ‘The Smurfs’ has hit the web. Check it out and weigh in with your thoughts on the first glimpse of the cute lil’ fellas.

Neil Patrick Harris, Jayma Mays, Sofia Vergara, and Hank Azaria star on camera opposite an all-star voice cast. Anton Yelchin will play Clumsy Smurf; comedy legend Jonathan Winters, who voiced roles in the “Smurfs” television series, will voice Papa Smurf; Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Katy Perry will play Smurfette; Alan Cumming will play Gutsy Smurf; “SNL’s” Fred Armisen will voice Brainy Smurf; Paul Reubens will play Jokey Smurf and George Lopez will play Grouchy Smurf.

In the live-action roles, Azaria will play the Smurfs’ nemesis, the evil wizard Gargamel. Harris and Mays star as an expectant couple whose lives are turned upside down when the Smurfs cross over from their magical village to New York City. Vergara plays Odile, Harris’s boss, a cosmetics executive.

The film is directed by Raja Gosnell. The screenplay is by J. David Stem & David N. Weiss and Jay Scherick & David Ronn, based on the characters and works of Peyo. The producer is Jordan Kerner and Ezra Swerdlow, Ben Haber, and Paul Neesan are the executive producers.

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First Official Image From ‘The Smurfs’ Movie Unveiled!

First Official Image From ‘The Smurfs’ Movie Unveiled!

The first official photo from the big screen adaption of ‘The Smurfs’ has hit the web. Check it out and weigh in with your thoughts on the first glimpse of the cute lil’ fellas.

Neil Patrick Harris, Jayma Mays, Sofia Vergara, and Hank Azaria star on camera opposite an all-star voice cast. Anton Yelchin will play Clumsy Smurf; comedy legend Jonathan Winters, who voiced roles in the “Smurfs” television series, will voice Papa Smurf; Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Katy Perry will play Smurfette; Alan Cumming will play Gutsy Smurf; “SNL’s” Fred Armisen will voice Brainy Smurf; Paul Reubens will play Jokey Smurf and George Lopez will play Grouchy Smurf.

In the live-action roles, Azaria will play the Smurfs’ nemesis, the evil wizard Gargamel. Harris and Mays star as an expectant couple whose lives are turned upside down when the Smurfs cross over from their magical village to New York City. Vergara plays Odile, Harris’s boss, a cosmetics executive.

The film is directed by Raja Gosnell. The screenplay is by J. David Stem & David N. Weiss and Jay Scherick & David Ronn, based on the characters and works of Peyo. The producer is Jordan Kerner and Ezra Swerdlow, Ben Haber, and Paul Neesan are the executive producers.

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Paul Reubens Joins The Cast of ‘The Smurfs’

Paul Reubens Joins The Cast of ‘The Smurfs’

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Paul Reubens, best known for his role as pop culture icon, Pee-Wee Herman, has joined the cast of Columbia Pictures/Sony Pictures Animation’s hybrid live-action and animated family comedy, The Smurfs.

Reubens will voice the character ‘Jokey’ Smurf in the big-screen adaptation of the animated 80’s cartoon.

Neil Patrick Harris, Jayma Mays, Sofia Vergara, and Hank Azaria star on camera opposite an all-star voice cast. Anton Yelchin will play Clumsy Smurf; comedy legend Jonathan Winters, who voiced roles in the “Smurfs” television series, will voice Papa Smurf; Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Katy Perry will play Smurfette; Alan Cumming will play Gutsy Smurf; “SNL’s” Fred Armisen will voice Brainy Smurf; and George Lopez will play Grouchy Smurf.

In the live-action roles, Azaria will play the Smurfs’ nemesis, the evil wizard Gargamel. Harris and Mays star as an expectant couple whose lives are turned upside down when the Smurfs cross over from their magical village to New York City. Vergara plays Odile, Harris’s boss, a cosmetics executive.

The film is directed by Raja Gosnell. The screenplay is by J. David Stem & David N. Weiss and Jay Scherick & David Ronn, based on the characters and works of Peyo. The producer is Jordan Kerner and Ezra Swerdlow, Ben Haber, and Paul Neesan are the executive producers.

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‘The Smurfs’ Begins Production in New York, More Casting Confirmed!

‘The Smurfs’ Begins Production in New York, More Casting Confirmed!

Principal photography began Friday, March 26, in New York on Columbia Pictures/Sony Pictures Animation’s hybrid live-action and animated family comedy, The Smurfs, it was announced today by Bob Osher, president of SonyPictures Digital Productions, Hannah Minghella, president of Sony Pictures Animation and Doug Belgrad, president of Columbia Pictures.

Audiences everywhere are in for a Smurfy good time as the Smurfs make their first 3D trip to the big screen. When the evil wizard Gargamel chases the tiny blue Smurfs out of their village, they tumble from their magical world and into ours – in fact, smack dab in the middle of Central Park. Just three apples high and stuck in the Big Apple, the Smurfs must find a way to get back to their village before Gargamel tracks them down. The film is set for release August 3, 2011.

Neil Patrick Harris, Jayma Mays, Sofia Vergara, and Hank Azaria star on camera opposite an all-star voice cast. Anton Yelchin will play Clumsy Smurf; comedy legend Jonathan Winters, who voiced roles in the “Smurfs” television series, will voice Papa Smurf; Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Katy Perry will play Smurfette; Alan Cumming will play Gutsy Smurf; “SNL’s” Fred Armisen will voice Brainy Smurf; and George Lopez will play Grouchy Smurf.

In the live-action roles, Azaria will play the Smurfs’ nemesis, the evil wizard Gargamel. Harris and Mays star as an expectant couple whose lives are turned upside down when the Smurfs cross over from their magical village to New York City. Vergara plays Odile, Harris’s boss, a cosmetics executive.

The film is directed by Raja Gosnell. The screenplay is by J. David Stem & David N. Weiss and Jay Scherick & David Ronn, based on the characters and works of Peyo. The producer is Jordan Kerner and Ezra Swerdlow, Ben Haber, and Paul Neesan are the executive producers.

Commenting on the announcement, Minghella said, “We’re thrilled with the way our cast has come together. Raja and Jordan and the entire team working on ‘The Smurfs’ have developed a film with tremendous heart and great comedy and now we have a dream cast to bring the movie to life.”

Adds producer Jordan Kerner, “What a wonderful journey this has been. The time is right for an adventure that will thrill fans and introduce the blue heroes to a new generation, and the technology is here to allow the three-apple-high Smurfs to appear in all their glory on the big screen and in 3D. Columbia Pictures has been magnificent at every turn in their commitment to get ‘The Smurfs’ to the screen. Our partners at Lafig, including Peyo’s daughter Veronique Culliford, have been with us in the creation of the story and characters every step of the way. It’s a real thrill to begin shooting and working with our compatriots at Sony Pictures Animation. Just wait – the blue invasion is coming!”

Phil Meheux (Edge of Darkness) is the director of photography and the production designer is Bill Boes (Beverly Hills Chihuahua). Sabrina Plisco (Beverly Hills Chihuahua) is the film’s editor, Maricel Pagulayan (Avatar) is the VFX Producer and Richard R. Hoover (Superman Returns) is the visual effects supervisor, with Sony Pictures Imageworks creating imagery and animation for the magical world of the Smurfs.

Source: Columbia Pictures

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‘The Smurfs’ Finds A Director, To Hit Theaters In 2010

‘The Smurfs’ Finds A Director, To Hit Theaters In 2010

thesmurfsmovieColumbia Pictures and Sony Pictures Animation are finally preparing to tackle the long awaited ‘Smurfs’ movie. Raja Gosnell, who has directed such flicks as ‘Beverly Hills Chihuahua’ and ‘Scooby-Doo’ to direct the film. The film will be taking a live-action, mixed with animation style similar to what moviegoers saw in ‘Alvin and The Chipmunks’.

The story is based on the legendary blue characters created by Pierre Culliford, more famously known as Peyo. The Smurfs were a true pop culture phenomenon in the 80s and spawned massive merchandising.

Can lightning strike twice? We will see when the film hits theaters in December of 2010.

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