TRANSFORMERS: Robots in DisguiseSpecial Primetime Premiere Airs Saturday, March 14 on Cartoon Network  

TRANSFORMERS: Robots in DisguiseSpecial Primetime Premiere Airs Saturday, March 14 on Cartoon Network

 

Bumblebee Takes the Spotlight in an All-New Animated Series from Hasbro Studios

 

Cartoon Network will unleash transformers: Robots in Disguise on Saturday, March 14 at 6 p.m. (ET/PT) with a special one-hour premiere event. The latest installment in the iconic franchise features an all new animation style, and builds upon the lore of the iconic Transformers franchise filled with great humor and lots of fun adventure for fans of all ages.

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The new series begins as Bumblebee must step up to be a leader in the years after we left the Autobots in Transformers Prime. Summoned by Optimus Prime to save Earth from a new Decepticon threat, Bumblebee puts his lighthearted mettle to the test after assembling a rogue team of young Autobot action heroes. Bumblebee must balance his job fighting off evil with being equal parts squad leader and coach to a rascally band that needs constant coaxing to learn how to work together. The results are comical when the cool rebel Sideswipe, elite guard cadet Strongarm, bombastic dinobot Grimlock and overly-excited mini-con Fixit must balance keeping the team together with chasing and capturing their new enemies in every episode packed full of action, fun and adventure.

About Cartoon Network

Cartoon Network (CartoonNetwork.com) is the #1 U.S. television network in prime among boys 6-11 & 9-14. Currently seen in 96 million U.S. homes and 194 countries around the world, Cartoon Network is Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.’s ad-supported cable service offering the best in Emmy-winning original and acquired entertainment for kids and families, along with industry-leading digital apps and online games and pro-social initiatives such as the award-winning Stop Bullying: Speak Up campaign.

 

Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company, creates and programs branded news, entertainment, animation and young adult media environments on television and other platforms for consumers around the world.

 

About Hasbro Studios

Hasbro Studios is responsible for entertainment brand-driven storytelling for Hasbro across television, film, commercial productions and short-form content. It develops, produces and distributes TV shows based on Hasbro’s world class brands, including TRANSFORMERS, MY LITTLE PONY, LITTLEST PET SHOP and FAMILY GAME NIGHT. Many of these shows air on Discovery Family Channel and on networks in more than 180 territories globally.  Since its formation in 2009, the studio has received nine Daytime Emmy wins. 

 

On the film side, the studio has developed and produced a number of features based on Hasbro’s brands.  In addition to partnering with leading studios, the Company intends to make movies based on new and existing Hasbro brands for audiences globally through the Allspark Pictures film label.  Films in development or planned for release, include OUIJA (Universal), CANDY LAND (Sony), G.I. JOE 3 (Paramount), JEM AND THE HOLOGRAMS (Universal & Allspark Pictures), MAGIC: THE GATHERING (21st Century Fox) and an animated featured based on MY LITTLE PONY (Allspark Pictures). 

 

Justice League: Throne of Atlantis on Blu-Ray, DVD & Digital 1/27/15

AQUAMAN JOINS THE TEAM AS

WARNER BROS. HOME ENTERTAINMENT RELEASES

JUSTICE LEAGUE: THRONE OF ATLANTIS

ON BLU-RAYTM COMBO PACK, DVD and DIGITAL HD

ON JANUARY 27, 2015

 All-New 75-Minute DC Universe Original Movie Features Iconic Justice League Characters

including Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and Aquaman!

 Burbank, CA (December 4, 2014) – The newly formed Justice League members Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman discover another super hero on the planet – Aquaman – and the group must band together to prevent a war between the inhabitants of land and sea as Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, Warner Bros. Animation, and DC Entertainment unleash Justice League: Throne of Atlantis. Packed with non-stop action, the brand-new 75-minute DC Universe Original Movie comes to Blu-rayTM Combo Pack, DVD and Digital HD on January 27, 2015.

Justice League: Throne of Atlantis will be available on Blu-rayTM Combo Pack for $24.98 SRP and on DVD for $19.98 SRP.  The Blu-rayTM Combo Pack includes a digital version of the movie on Digital HD with UltraViolet.* Fans can also own Justice League: Throne of Atlantis in Digital HD on January 13 via purchase from digital retailers.

In Justice League: Throne of Atlantis, Cyborg discovers an imminent threat in the depths of the oceans so powerful that it rallies together the newly formed Justice League. Meanwhile, wandering thousands of feet above the ocean floor is drifter Arthur Curry, a man with strange powers who may be the last chance to bridge the ancient Atlantean world with our own. Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and the rest of the Justice League must band together as they face off against warmongering Orm, an army of sea creatures, otherworldly weapons and perilous odds. In this all-new epic adventure from the DC Universe, mankind’s only hope of escaping from the darkness lies with the guiding light of a man – Aquaman!

“We are thrilled to introduce this exciting new Justice League film to fans with the release of Justice League: Throne of Atlantis,” said Mary Ellen Thomas, WBHE Vice President, Family & Animation Marketing and Partner Brands. “As the Justice League saga continues to expand, fans are looking for exciting new adventures for this vibrant group of super heroes and this brand-new film is sure to deliver!”

Justice League: Throne of Atlantis delivers an action-packed addition to the ongoing series of DC Universe Original Movies, which have shipped more than 14 million units to date. The film features brand-new extra content for collectors and fans alike.

 

BLU-RAYTM AND DVD ELEMENTS

 

Justice League: Throne of Atlantis Blu-rayTM contains the following special features:

  • Scoring Atlantis: The Sound of the Deep – Every great film needs a great musical score. Filled with emotion, music takes us on a dynamic journey as we adventure with the hero. Throne of Atlantis takes us on that quest through the eyes of Arthur Curry.
  • Robin and Nightwing Bonus Sequence – Producer James Tucker provides video commentary for this exciting bonus sequence where Robin and Nightwing join forces.
  • Throne of Atlantis: 2014 New York Comic Con Panel – The entire, lively one-hour panel discussion between actor Matt Lanter, producer James Tucker, screenwriter Heath Corson, character designer Phil Bourassa and dialogue director Andrea Romano.
  • Villains of the Deep – From Ocean Master to Black Manta to King Shark, each villain operates from his own deep sense of conviction, presenting an incredible challenge for the hero in Arthur Curry, aka Aquaman. This documentary goes into the biographical details of the villains.
  • A Sneak Peak at Batman vs. Robin – An advance look at the next DC Universe Original Movie with the creators and cast.
  • Bonus cartoons from the DC Comics Vault

 

Justice League: Throne of Atlantis DVD contains the following special features:

  • A Sneak Peak at Batman vs. Robin – An advance look at the next DC Universe Original Movie with the creators and cast.
  • Bonus cartoons from the DC Comics Vault

 

DIGITAL DISTRIBUTION ELEMENTS

 

Justice League: Throne of Atlantis will be available for streaming and download to watch anywhere in high definition and standard definition on their favorite devices from select digital retailers including Amazon, CinemaNow, Flixster, iTunes, PlayStation, Target Ticket, Vudu, Xbox and others. Starting January 27, Justice League: Throne of Atlantis will also be available digitally on Video On Demand services from cable and satellite providers, and on select gaming consoles.

 

ABOUT DIGITAL HD WITH ULTRAVIOLET

*Digital HD with UltraViolet allows fans to watch a digital version of their movie or TV show anywhere, on their favorite devices. Digital HD with UltraViolet is included with the purchase of specially marked Blu-ray discs. Digital HD with UltraViolet allows consumers to instantly stream and download movies and TV shows to TVs, computers, tablets and smartphones through UltraViolet retail services like CinemaNow, Flixster, Target Ticket, VUDU and more. For more information on compatible devices, go to wb.com/ultravioletdevices. Consult an UltraViolet Retailer for details and requirements and for a list of HD-compatible devices.

 

About Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, Inc.

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) brings together Warner Bros. Entertainment’s home video, digital distribution, interactive entertainment, technical operations and anti-piracy businesses in order to maximize current and next-generation distribution scenarios. An industry leader since its inception, WBHE oversees the global distribution of content through packaged goods (Blu-ray Disc™ and DVD) and digital media in the form of electronic sell-through and video-on-demand via cable, satellite, online and mobile channels, and is a significant developer and publisher for console and online video game titles worldwide. WBHE distributes its product through third party retail partners and licensees, as well as directly to consumers through WBShop.com

 

 

About DC Entertainment:

DC Entertainment, home to iconic brands DC Comics (Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, The Flash, etc.), Vertigo (Sandman, Fables, etc.) and MAD, is the creative division charged with strategically integrating across Warner Bros. and Time Warner.  DC Entertainment works in concert with many key Warner Bros. divisions to unleash its stories and characters across all media, including but not limited to film, television, consumer products, home entertainment, and interactive games.  Publishing thousands of comic books, graphic novels and magazines each year, DC Entertainment is the largest English-language publisher of comics in the world.

 

About Warner Bros. Animation

Warner Bros. Animation (WBA) is one of the leading producers of animation in the entertainment industry, producing and developing both CG and traditionally animated projects for multiple platforms, both domestically and internationally. For TV, WBA produces series such as Teen Titans Go!, The Tom and Jerry Show and the upcoming Be Cool Scooby-Doo! and Wabbit – A Looney Tunes Production for Cartoon Network; original animated DC Nation shorts for Cartoon Network; and the forthcoming Mike Tyson Mysteries series for Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim. As the home of the iconic animated characters from the DC Comics, Hanna-Barbera, MGM and Looney Tunes libraries, WBA also produces highly successful animated films — including the DC Universe Original Movies — for DVD. One of the most-honored animation studios in history, WBA has won six Academy Awards®, 35 Emmy® Awards, the George Foster Peabody Award, an Environmental Media Award, a Parents’ Ch

DRAGONBALL​Z: BATTLE OF GODS out on Blu-ray/DV​D

 

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Blu-ray & DVD (Extended Edition) To Be Released October 7, 2014

Includes: Uncut Version and Theatrical Versions of the Movie


Flower Mound, TX – (September 22, 2014) – After its successful theatrical release to over 800 movie theaters in the U.S. and Canada, FUNimation is preparing you to witness Dragon Ball Z as it has never been seen before- on Blu-ray and DVD October 7th 2014!

“…some of the most exhilarating fight sequences I’ve ever seen.” IGN.com

Stunning animation and epic new villains highlight this first new Dragon Ball feature film in over seventeen years!  For Film Trailers, Wall Papers and everything Dragon Ball Z, visit and link to: www.dragonballz.com

Following the events of the Dragon Ball Z television series, after the defeat of Majin Buu, a new power awakens and threatens humanity. Beerus, an ancient and powerful God of Destruction, searches for Goku after hearing rumors of the Saiyan warrior who defeated Frieza. Realizing the threat Beerus poses to their home planet, the Z-fighters must find a way to stop him before it’s too late. Only Goku, humanity’s last hope, can ascend to the level of a legendary Super Saiyan God and stop Beerus’s from destroying Earth, and possibly the entire universe!

“…I highly recommend it.” – Indiewire’s Animation Scoop

DETAILS

  • Includes: Uncut Version and Theatrical Versions of the Movie
  • Format: Blu-ray& DVD
  • Language: English, Japanese
  • Subtitles: English
  • Closed Captioning: No
  • Rating: TV-PG
  • Aspect Ratio: 16×9
  • Main Feature Audio: Dolby TrueHD: English 5.1,Dolby TrueHD: Japanese 2.0,Dolby TrueHD: Japanese 5.1, English 5.1 Surround, Japanese 2.0,Japanese 5.1 Surround
  • Special Feature Audio: Dolby TrueHD: English 2.0,Dolby TrueHD: Japanese 2.0,English 2.0,Japanese 2.0
  • Main Feature Runtime: 105
  • Special Feature Runtime: 33
  • Region: A|1
  • Number of Blu-ray Discs: 1
  • Number of DVDs: 2
  • Studio: FUNimation
  • UPC: 704400015649

About FUNimation® Entertainment

FUNimation® Entertainment is the leading anime company in North America. FUNimation has a proven formula for launching and advancing brands. They manage a full spectrum of rights for most of their brands including broadcasting, licensing, production, internet, and home video sales and distribution. For more information about FUNimation Entertainment and its brands, visit www.funimation.com or FUNimation Channel.

New York Comic Con Unveils Big News From Marvel Television & Animation

Continuing the trend of major announcements coming from the world of New York Comic Con and New York Super Week. Marvel Television and New York Comic Con (NYCC) announced today that Marvel’s Daredevil, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Marvel Animation will be officially taking flight at NYCC!

Fans at this year’s NYCC will get to experience the first cast appearance of the upcoming Netflix original series, Marvel’s Daredevil! Fans will also get an inside look at Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and what’s next for Marvel Animation, with a spotlight on Marvel’s Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H.

This will be the first time Marvel’s Daredevil cast will be assembled publicly to answer your burning questions about the series!

Marvel Animation Presents

(Friday, October 10 – 4:15 PM – 5:00 PM)

Jeph Loeb, Marvel’s Head of Television, brings you the biggest animation panel in this universe – or any other. Get an exclusive first look at content from Marvel’s Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H. season two and the future of Marvel Animation.

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

(Friday, October 10 – 5:45 PM – 6:45 PM)

Jeph Loeb returns with exciting news and the world premiere of all new episode of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. before it debuts

Marvel’s Daredevil, Exclusively on Netflix (Saturday, October 11 – 5:15 PM – -6:15 PM)

Join the cast of Marvel’s Daredevil in their first-ever appearance with show-runner Steve DeKnight and moderator Jeph Loeb to answer questions and reveal secrets from the hotly-anticipated show debuting on Netflix in 2015.

Below, please find the official press release with even more details.

MARVEL TELEVISION AND NETFLIX DEBUT THE CAST OF MARVEL’S DAREDEVIL, AT NEW YORK COMIC CON

Marvel’s Daredevil, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Marvel Animation Come to NYCC

NORWALK, CT – September 11, 2014 – Marvel Television and New York Comic Con (NYCC) announced today that fans at this year’s NYCC will get to experience the first cast appearance of the upcoming Netflix original series, Marvel’s Daredevil. In addition, fans will get an inside look at Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and what’s next for Marvel Animation, with a spotlight on Marvel’s Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H.

Set and filmed in New York City, it is only fitting that Marvel’s Daredevil, which debuts exclusively on Netflix in 2015, be unveiled at NYCC. Jeph Loeb, Marvel’s Head of Television, will lead a panel at NYCC on Saturday, October 11 with Marvel’s Daredevil show-runner Steve S. DeKnight and the series’ star-studded cast, including Charlie Cox (Matt Murdock / Daredevil). This will be the first time Marvel’s Daredevil cast will be assembled publicly to answer your burning questions about the series!

Marvel’s Daredevil is part of a partnership between Marvel Television, Netflix and the State of New York with all of the new television series being filmed in the streets of New York City. Filming kicked off with Marvel’s Daredevil and will continue to include series featuring Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, and Marvel’s The Defenders. The alliance marks the largest film or television production project commitment in the history of New York State and will create 3,000 jobs and produce nearly 60 hours of television.

On Friday, October 10, Marvel Television will present a first look at the second season of its popular animated series Marvel’s Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H. before its exciting season premiere on Sunday, October 12 (9:00 a.m., ET/PT) on Disney XD.

Then, fans will experience the world premiere of an all-new episode of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., before it debuts on ABC on Tuesday, October 14th, in a panel moderated by Loeb.

“New York City is home to Marvel and some of the greatest fans in the world, so we ensured that Marvel Television brought its biggest panels ever to this NYCC!,” said Jeph Loeb, Marvel’s Head of Television. “Not only will fans get to experience our incredible partnership with Netflix as we introduce the cast of Marvel’s Daredevil for the first time, but they’ll get to see the world premiere of a new Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. episode and their first look at the future of all their favorite super heroes courtesy of Marvel Animation”

“New York Comic Con shines a spotlight across pop culture and we’re excited this year for a great many things, but there’s a special place in the show for pop culture made right here in New York City,” said Lance Fensterman, Global Senior Vice President of ReedPOP. “We’re honored by Marvel Television’s overall commitment and humbled to play host to the cast of Marvel’s Daredevil. This is an important day for New York Comic Con and New York City.”

Specific details on Marvel Television’s New York Comic Con events…

Marvel Animation Presents

(Friday, October 10 – 4:15 PM – 5:00 PM)

Jeph Loeb, Marvel’s Head of Television, brings you the biggest animation panel in this universe – or any other. Get an exclusive first look at content from Marvel’s Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H. season two and the future of Marvel Animation.

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

(Friday, October 10 – 5:45 PM – 6:45 PM)

Jeph Loeb returns with exciting news and the world premiere of all new episode of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. before it debuts

Marvel’s Daredevil, Exclusively on Netflix

(Saturday, October 11 – 5:15 PM – -6:15 PM)

Join the cast of Marvel’s Daredevil in their first-ever appearance with show-runner Steve DeKnight and moderator Jeph Loeb to answer questions and reveal secrets from the hotly-anticipated show debuting on Netflix in 2015.

New York Comic Con, taking place on October 9-12 at the Javits Center in New York City, is the East Coast’s biggest and most exciting popular culture convention with the latest and greatest in comics, graphic novels, anime, manga, video games, toys, movies and television. New York Comic Con’s panels and autograph sessions give fans a chance to interact with their favorite creators, while screening rooms feature sneak peeks at films and television shows months before they hit either big or small screens. New York Comic Con is the second largest pop culture convention in America and the only one that takes place in the comic book, publishing, media and licensing capital of the world. Marvel’s Daredevil, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., and Marvel’s Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H. join additional film and television projects coming to New York Comic Con including The Walking Dead, Elementary, BIG HERO 6, and TOMORROWLAND.

PMore exciting details about New York Comic Con events, talent and sponsors will be revealed in the coming weeks. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit www.NewYorkComicCon.com or and New York Comic Con’s social media pages (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram).

ABOUT MARVEL:

Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world’s most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of more than 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing. For more information visit www.marvel.com © MARVEL

BANG BANG BABY

BANG BANG BABY

When you live too much in your fantasies, reality begins to look like a nightmare…

BANG BANG BABY, developed by Jeffrey St. Jules in the Cannes Film Festival’s Cinéfondation, is an otherworldly musical about Stepphy (Jane Levy), who is trapped in the sleepy 1960′s town of Lonely Arms taking care of her alcoholic father (Peter Stormare).  Stepphy dreams of escaping to a better life on the stage and screen, and when rock star Bobby Shore’s (Justin Chatwin) car breaks down in Lonely Arms, it seems her impossible dream might actually be coming true. But when Fabian (David Reale), the town creep, tells Stepphy that the local chemical factory is leaking dangerous purple fumes that can cause human mutations, Stepphy becomes obsessed with hiding these dark secrets from Bobby until they can escape together and make all of her fantasies a reality.

This unique and stylized film stars Jane Levy (EVIL DEAD, SUBURGATORY) in a defining turn as Stepphy, a small town girl who’s caught between her big dreams of stardom and her controlling father, portrayed by Peter Stormare (FARGO, 22 JUMP STREET).  Justin Chatwin (SHAMELESS, WAR OF THE WORLDS) plays dreamy rock star Bobby Shore who promises to whisk Stepphy away.

The film is Produced by Daniel Bekerman (THE HUSBAND, YOU ARE HERE), Jonathan Bronfman (RACE,EXTRATERRESTRIAL), and Don Allan of Revolver Films. The Executive Produces are Christina Piovesan (LIFE, THE WHISTLEBLOWER, AMRIKA), Lon Molnar, Mark Gingras, and Ethan Lazar. It is a Scythia Films/JoBro Production with the participation of Telefilm Canada and The Harold Greenberg Fund. 

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IDW Entertainment And Ideate Media To Bring Douglas Adams’ Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency To Television

IDW Entertainment And Ideate Media To Bring Douglas Adams’ Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency To Television 
Max Landis To Write The Pilot

San Diego, CA (August 4, 2014) – IDW Entertainment (“IDWE”) and Ideate Media announced today they have optioned the worldwide rights to Douglas Adams’ Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency novels. IDWE and Ideate have formed a partnership to co-fund development and co-produce with the intent of securing a direct-to-series commitment. Circle of Confusion will Executive Produce.

Max Landis has been tapped to write the pilot and Executive Produce. Max is the writer of feature films Chronicle, upcoming American Ultra starring Kirsten Stewart & Jesse Eisenberg, and upcoming Frankenstein starring Daniel Radcliffe and James McAvoy. Max will also make his directorial debut with the comedy Me, Him, Her starring Haley Joel Osment and Geena Davis in 2015.

After creating the phenomenon that was The Hitchhikers’ Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams went on to write a series of best-selling novels about Dirk Gently, a detective with a belief in the fundamental interconnectedness of all things, a unique relationship with the laws of probability and physics, and a love of cats and pizza.

Dirk Gently is a charismatic, mysterious, troubled, brilliant, figure – cursed with a relentless intellect, psychic powers he doesn’t fully understand or want, a gift for self-mythologizing, and a supernatural ability to detect disturbances in the fabric of reality, Dirk has found a strange calling as a private detective for impossible crimes.

“Alongside the obvious yada yada I’m a lifelong fan, Long Dark Teatime Of The Soul (the second Dirk Gently novel) is one of the best books ever,” said Max Landis. “Douglas Adams is a visionary who forever changed the way science fiction is written and talked about and even thought about and even the way real actual science is thought about and without whom our culture would be noticeably different for the worse, I’d also just like to say holy crap, it’s Dirk Gently. This is any writer’s ultimate project, and in the current TV space, it fits ridiculously well. Imagine a playground where you could come with any mystery, no matter how improbable, convoluted, or totally insane and then, simply by finding the right connections, you could tie it all down to one man, one private eye. If you’re familiar with the property, you know: there’s no freaking rules. Ancient gods? Sure. Larceny and petty crimes? Of course. Extra-dimensional aliens? I mean, probably; as long as you can make it funny, Dirk’s on the case. This is a dream project of mine, no joke, and I absolutely positively couldn’t be happier.”

Ted Adams and David Ozer from IDW Entertainment, Arvind Ethan David and Zainir Aminullah of Ideate, and David Alpert and Rick Jacobs from Circle of Confusion (The Walking Dead) will serve as executive producers.

“Max is one of Hollywood’s most brilliant writers and represents the ideal voice in bringing Dirk Gently to television”, said David Ozer, President of IDW Entertainment.

Arvind Ethan David, Head of Production and Development at Ideate Media, was a friend and protégé of Douglas Adams and brokered the deal with the estate. He commented: “As a student at Oxford, I directed and co-wrote a theatre adaptation of Dirk Gently. To my amazement, Douglas himself came to see the show – and he liked it and helped launch my career. Almost 20 years later, to return to Dirk, and to add the mad genius of Max Landis to the mad genius of Douglas Adams, is a dream come true and proof of what Douglas, (and Dirk), would describe as ‘the fundamental interconnectedness of all things’”.

In addition to the television series, IDW Publishing & Ideate Media will develop a series of Dirk Gently comic books for release next spring.

“Douglas Adams himself always maintained that his Dirk Gently novels had much greater dramatic potential than his better known Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy series.  I think he is about to be proven right — yet again”, said Ed Victor, Douglas Adams’ long time agent and friend.

www.dirkgently.com

About Ideate Media Entertainment
Ideate Media was established in April 2013 by Khazanah Nasional Berhad (the strategic investment arm of the Government of Malaysia) and Astro Overseas Limited (the international division of Malaysia’s leading integrated media entertainment group). Our mission is to develop, produce and commercialize high quality content for global audiences, working across multiple formats and genres.

Ideate develops and seeks out stories, talent and properties suitable to engage global audiences, especially, though not exclusively, stories with Asian elements, settings and themes.

Ideate’s first production is Bubble Bath Bay – a 52 X 11 min children’s animated television series, commissioned by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation and launched at MipCom. Ideate Media is headquartered in Technology Park Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur, under the leadership of CEO Zainir Aminulah; the US operations are headed by Arvind Ethan David.

About IDW Entertainment
IDW Entertainment launched in November 2013 to fund and develop film and television properties based on IDW’s extensive catalog. The division is currently in development on a slate of properties including Chuck Dixon’s epic Winterworld, being developed with Xbox; V Wars by New York Times best-seller Jonathan Maberry with writer/executive producer Tim Schlattman (Dexter, Smallville); action packed comic series Pantheon with co-creator Michael Chiklis (The Shield); Life Undead, with showrunner Paul Zbyszewski (S.H.I.E.L.D., Hawaii Five-O, Lost); and Brooklyn Animal Control, based on the darkly thrilling comic from writer/director J.T. Petty (Splinter Cell, Hellbenders). IDW also has several active theatrical projects in development: Lore, at Warner Bros. with Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson set to star; World War Robot, with Jerry Bruckheimer producing at Disney and Jon Spaihts writing the screenplay; and Zombies vs. Robots, at Sony with Platinum Dunes and Circle of Confusion producing.

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About IDW Publishing
IDW is an award-winning publisher of comic books, graphic novels and trade paperbacks, based in San Diego, California. Renowned for its diverse catalog of licensed and independent titles, IDW publishes some of the most successful and popular titles in the industry, including: Hasbro’s The TRANSFORMERS, G.I. JOE and MY LITTLE PONY; Paramount’s Star Trek; Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles; 2000AD’s Judge Dredd; The Rocketeer; Toho’s Godzilla; Wizards of the Coast’s Magic: The Gathering and Dungeons & Dragons; V-Wars from New York Times best-selling author Jonathan Maberry; Ragnarök from Eisner Award-winner Walter Simonson; Winterworld, created by Chuck Dixon and Jorge Zaffino; and Little Nemo from the award-winning duo of Eric Shanower and Gabriel Rodriguez. IDW is also home to the Library of American Comics imprint, which publishes classic comic reprints, Yoe! Books, a partnership with Yoe! Studio, and the multiple award-winning Artist’s Edition imprint.

IDW’s critically- and fan-acclaimed series are continually moving into new mediums. Currently, Jerry Bruckheimer Films and Disney are creating a feature film based on World War Robot; Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Warner Brothers are producing a film based on Ashley Wood’s Lore; Michael Bay‘s Platinum Dunes and Sony are bringing Zombies vs. Robots to film, Kurtzman/Orci are producing a movie based on Locke & Key at Universal. 

STAR TREK™ SHIPS OF THE LINE CONTEST GIVES FANS CHANCE TO WIN GLORY FOR ORIGINAL STARSHIP DESIGNS

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STAR TREK
™ SHIPS OF THE LINE CONTEST GIVES FANS CHANCE TO WIN GLORY FOR ORIGINAL STARSHIP DESIGNS 

CBS Consumer Products Launches Search for Exceptional Fan Art During Star Trek’s Ships of the Line Panel at Comic-Con International 2014 in San Diego

NEW YORK– July 25, 2014 – The Star Trek mission to travel “where no man has gone before” would not be possible if it were not for the amazing and awe-inspiring ships that carry the crew through the galaxies. These vessels, celebrated for nearly 50 years and honored in the best-selling annual Ships of the Line calendar, will for the first time feature designs created by fans.

Last night, CBS Consumer Products announced the launch of the “Star Trek Ships of the Line Design Contest” during a panel that focused on these very ships. The contest opens today through September 2nd on StarTrek.com. Fans can submit original starship designs for the chance to be immortalized in the 50th anniversary 2016 Star Trek Ships of the Line calendar.

Calling on the inspiration of the U.S.S. Enterprise and the dozens of other ships that populate the Star Trek universe, designs for the ships can be submitted in paint, pencils, ink, markers, pastels or charcoal.  Computer-generated images are also acceptable. Once the submission process closes in September, a panel of judges will review submissions based on the following criteria: appearance/quality of image, appropriateness to contest theme, composition/layout and attention to detail. At the close of the judging period, 13 designs will be selected to be featured in the highly sought after and eagerly anticipated Ships of the Line calendar, which displays the amazing artistry and dramatic depictions of Star Trek ships in horizontal panoramic format.

“Each year the Ships of the Line calendar is one of the most popular fan draws; the 2016 anniversary version will be all the more special with prize-winning art,” said Liz Kalodner, Executive Vice President and General Manager of CBS Consumer Products. “We can’t wait to see what the fans create.”

The announcement of the contest was made during the Star Trek’s Ships of the Line panel at  Comic-Con on Thursday, July 24th. The Q&A moderated by Ben Robinson, editor for the long-running Star Trek Fact Files and the manager of Eaglemoss’ new Starship Collection, featured a team of Star Trek designers that took fans into the art department to showcase the art and inspiration of Star Trek’s most famous Ships of the Line and explore why starships have fascinated and inspired fans for nearly 50 years. Panelists included John Eaves, Andrew Probert, Doug Drexler, John Goodson, Greg Jein and Mike Okuda.

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StarVista Entertainment/Time Life is About to Fill The World with Wonder with THE WONDER YEARS COMPLETE SERIES, Available Now for Pre-Order in Three Configurations!

The Wonder Years Complete Series DVD Trailer

 

FAIRFAX, VA – Before there was Modern FamilyThat ’70s Show or Freaks and Geeks, there was The Wonder Years — a nostalgia-inducing take on the traditional family sitcom — and one of the most beloved sitcoms of the past thirty years.  Debuting in 1988 following ABC’s broadcast of Super Bowl XXII, the affectionate look at growing up in the late ’60s and early ’70s in suburban America was unlike anything else on television.  And, for the next six seasons, America tuned in to follow the exploits of Kevin Arnold (Fred Savage), as he navigated adolescence in the most memorable of ways.  Never before released on DVD in its entirety, THE WONDER YEARS COMPLETE SERIES will be presented as a 26-disc collector’s set featuring all 115 episodes housed in a replica metal locker, along with a host of extras including 15 hours of specially-produced bonus programming —featurettes, an incredible cast reunion 16 years in the making and never-before-seen outtakes, including all takes of Kevin and Winnie’s first kiss from the pilot episode. THE WONDER YEARS COMPLETE SERIES will be available exclusively online, available now for pre-order at TimeLife.com/WonderYears for $249.95.

It was 1968 — the year of Nixon and space walks and Mod Squad and Vietnam.  Enter Kevin Arnold (Savage), a sixth grader at Kennedy Junior High School.  Set against the suburban backdrop of Anytown, USA, Kevin sought to minimize his teenage angst while dealing with an older, noogie-happy brother Wayne (Jason Hervey), a rebellious sister, Karen (Olivia d’Abo), distant, workaholic father, Jack (Dan Lauria) and doting housewife mother, Norma (Alley Mills).  Add to the mix Paul Pfeiffer (Josh Saviano), his nerdy, allergy-riddled best friend, a potential love interest in winsome girl-next-door Winnie Cooper (Danica McKellar) and narration by an older, wiser, wittier Kevin (voiced by Daniel Stern) to add perspective to the nostalgia, and you have the perfect recipe for TV greatness.

With 28 million viewers tuning in to ABC for the first episode, all it took was one kiss between Kevin and Winnie to get audiences hooked on this series created by the husband-and-wife duo Neal Marlens and Carol Black.  From 1988 to 1993, The Wonder Years was one of the most popular shows on TV, achieving a spot in the Nielsen Top 30 for four of its six seasons.  And the critical accolades and awards would follow: after only a scant six episodes, the show captured an Emmy® for “Best Comedy Series;” and, at the age of 13, Fred Savage, would become the youngest actor ever nominated as “Outstanding Lead Actor for a Comedy Series.”  The series would also go on to win 24 awards (and be nominated for 70 more), including multiple Emmy® Awards, a Golden Globe® and, in 1989, a Peabody® Award for pushing the boundaries of the sitcom format and using new modes of storytelling.  Additionally, in 1997, “My Father’s Office” was ranked #29 on TV Guide’s “100 Greatest Episodes of All Time” and in the 2009 list, the pilot episode was ranked #43.  Suffice it to say, The Wonder Years was one of the most critically lauded sitcoms of the late 80s and early 90s.

An integral part of The Wonder Years was its use of classic period music, so to release the series to the consumer marketplace, StarVista Entertainment/ Time painstakingly cleared over 300 songs as they were featured in the original broadcast.  Included among the hundreds of memorable, era-defining recordings are Joe Cocker’s iconic title song, “With A Little Help From My Friends,” plus songs by Bob Dylan, The Rolling Stones, Simon & Garfunkel, Smokey Robinson, The Who, Aretha Franklin, Carole King and many others.

THE WONDER YEARS COMPLETE SERIES ($249.95) is nostalgically packaged in a collectible metal locker, a replica of those used by Kevin and Winnie in Kennedy Junior High School — complete with colorful Wonder Years magnets to custom-design each locker.  Within the locker are housed 26 DVDs, featuring every complete episode* of the beloved series. Also included are two notebooks, each featuring detailed episode information and production photos, as well as a replica yearbook embellished with signatures from cast members, behind-the-scenes photos and classic show memorabilia, and liner notes penned by Fred Savage, series creators Neal Marlens and Carol Black, and executive producer Bob Brush.

The TV archivists at StarVista Entertainment/Time Life have also put together 15 hours of specially-produced bonuses including the 2014 Los Angeles cast reunion, featuring all key cast together for the first time in 16 years; extensive individual interviews with all seven key cast members (Fred Savage, Danica McKellar, Josh Saviano, Dan Lauria, Alley Mills, Olivia d’Abo and Jason Hervey), as well as with notable actors featured as guest stars or in recurring roles, such as David Schwimmer, Ben Stein, Bob Picardo and Seth Green; plus, in-depth interviews with narrator Daniel Stern, Neal Marlens, Carol Black, Bob Brush and other production personnel; and, ten brand-new featurettes:  “With A Little Help From My Friends: The Early Days of The Wonder Years, “The Times They Are A-Changin'”: The Era, “My Generation”: The Kids Grow Up, “When A Man Loves A Woman”: Kevin & Winnie Forever, “Bookends”: Kevin & Paul, “A Family Affair”: At Home With The Arnolds, “”I Love You For Sentimental Reasons”: Fan-Favorite Episodes, “Will You  Love Me Tomorrow”: The Wonder Years’ Love Stories, “ABC”: Teachers That Made A Difference and “Both Sides Now”: The Music That Made The Moments.  Finally, never-before-seen outtakes, including alternate versions of Kevin and Winnie’s first kiss from the pilot episode completes this impressive collector’s set, certain to be a fixture in the homes of many a Wonder Years fan and TV DVD aficionado.

Additionally, being released day-and-date will be two additional configurations sure to excite die-hard fans who’ve been eagerly awaiting the series’ home entertainment release since it left the airwaves in 1993.  THE WONDER YEARS EXPERIENCE, priced at $299.95,includes all the elements from the COMPLETE SERIES, along with a selection of limited-edition memorabilia created exclusively for this set: a Kennedy Junior High School tee shirt, tube socks, and a vintage gym bag; a Kennedy Junior High School pennant and commemorative patch, The Wonder Years collectible pins, and a newly-produced Wonder Years CD, featuring the theme song plus classics by Bob Dylan, Diana Ross, The Beach Boys, The Temptations and many others.

THE WONDER YEARS SIGNATURE EDITION ($499.95), limited to 500 sets, includes everything from the COMPLETE SERIES and EXPERIENCE editions; each set will also be hand-signed by Fred Savage, Danica McKellar and other cast members, housed in a numbered locker and  accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.

The most requested unreleased TV DVD in the marketplace, THE WONDER YEARS is the newest DVD release from StarVista Entertainment/Time Life, following in the critically acclaimed footsteps of for top-selling, award-winning boxed sets of CHINA BEACH, THE CAROL BURNETT SHOW and THE DEAN MARTIN CELEBRITY ROASTS, among many others.  And much like Kevin Arnold says in the final episode, perhaps, after all these years, you’ll “still look back with wonder” at one of the landmark television programs of our time.

Fans interested in receiving Wonder Years updates and exclusive content can visit WonderYearsDVDs.com.

 

The Wonder Years was created by Neal Marlens and Carol Black in association with New World Television, which was acquired in 1997 by 21st Century Fox (then News Corporation), the parent company of Twentieth Century Fox Television.

*All episodes offer closed captioning

 

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MORGAN FREEMAN IS BACK AND READY TO OPEN YOUR MIND WITH AN ALL NEW SEASON OF THROUGH THE WORMHOLE

–The Hit Series that Dares to Question Everything Premieres on

Wednesday, June 4, 2014, at 10 PM (ET/PT) Only on Science Channel—

(New York) – Science Channel’s Emmy®- nominated hit series THROUGH THE WORMHOLE WITH MORGAN FREEMAN returns for an all-new mind-bending fifth season on Wednesday, June 4 at 10PM ET/PT. The series that has broken ratings records for the network delivers eight all-new episodes that will provoke and inspire viewers to think beyond the boundaries of what they know. Covering such controversial topics as could poverty be genetic, how to crush a superpower and exploring the possibility of a zombie apocalypse, this season guarantees to break down the walls of conventional television to investigate the puzzles that captivate us all. The new season of THROUGH THE WORMHOLE WITH MORGAN FREEMAN world premieres on Wednesday, June 4 at 10PM ET/PT.

 

“Curiosity is a uniquely human characteristic,” said Morgan Freeman, executive producer and guide for the series. “Every season we dig deeper to ask those questions that have perplexed mankind for centuries. I hope with each episode we can continue to feed that curiosity and pursue those great unknowns that are still out there in the universe.”

 

“THROUGH THE WORMHOLE challenges our audience in a way that no other television program that is out there can,” said Rita Mullin, general manager of Science Channel.  “With the hot-button topics that each episode explores, season five will leave viewers even more inspired than ever before. Morgan and Revelations Entertainment have delivered their best season yet.”

 

In season five of THROUGH THE WORMHOLE WITH MORGAN FREEMAN, Science Channel dares to take on the controversial issues of today. Each episode features leading experts, thinkers and scientists in their specific field presenting groundbreaking theories. Every week viewers will be challenged to consider new perspectives and confronted with ideas that push the envelope of conventional television.

 

EPISODE DESCRIPTIONS

Is Poverty Genetic?

World Premieres on Wednesday, June 4 at 10PM ET/PT

Are the wealthy just born in the right place at the right time? Are the poor victims of a system designed to keep them down? Or do physics and biology determine who is rich and who is poor? Throughout history, distribution of wealth is governed by hidden forces: DNA, environmental stress, patterns of human migration and even the laws of thermodynamics. Nature seems to demand winners and losers in life. But does this mean greed is king, and the rich can take what they want? Or is cooperation – between microorganisms, monkeys, and humans – more essential to survival of a species?

 

How to Collapse a Superpower

World Premieres on Wednesday, June 11 at 10PM ET/PT

With a little imagination, could a few terrorists sabotage a mighty nation? Perhaps even tear down modern civilization? The stability of the US, Europe, China, or any global power depends on high-speed digital communication. Our increasing dependence on digital devices and global interactivity may be placing us in grave danger. Scientists around the world are dealing with new threats such as body hacking, Trojan horse viruses, and brain-damaging Internet addiction. But what if the ultimate threat isn’t an attack on technology, but the technology itself? Could the final superpower be the disembodied mind of the Internet?

 

 

Does the Ocean Think?

World Premieres on Wednesday, June 18 at 10PM ET/PT

There could be an undiscovered species on Earth unlike anything we’ve ever known. Not in the ocean, but the ocean itself! Its body spans thousands of miles; its heart beats with a one-thousand-year pulse.  It could even have an immune system capable of annihilating all other life on earth. Just as our bodies function through the interaction of water with individual cells, including bacteria and other microorganisms, the ocean’s residents might collectively form a super-organism.  A recent discovery suggests the ocean is a living being capable of thought.  If so, what is the ocean thinking about us?

 

Is a Zombie Apocalypse Possible?

World Premieres on Wednesday, June 25 at 10PM ET/PT

It is a nightmare that has stalked us for centuries: hordes of human beings transformed into mindless, cannibalistic monsters. Could this civilization-ending nightmare become reality? Scientists have discovered pathogens that turn insects into the walking dead. New strains of viruses are attacking humans every day. Mathematicians have calculated the likelihood of surviving a zombie virus outbreak: they’re not hopeful. Now neuroscientists are discovering how easy it is for us to lose conscious control of our bodies. Are we at risk of becoming puppets? And if we are already in the middle of a zombie apocalypse, would we know it? 

 

Is Gravity An Illusion?

World Premieres on Wednesday, July 2 at 10PM ET/PT

We feel it every moment of our lives but for physicists, gravity is the longest running unsolved mystery of the universe.  Why do all objects that have mass pull on one another?  Cutting-edge theories are proposing unexpected answers: Gravity could be another force in disguise, a thermodynamic mirage, or even a shadow of a hidden holographic universe.  If so, the force that holds us to the surface of the earth and holds the earth in orbit around the sun may be a trick of the mind. We feel it, but it may not be real.  Is Gravity an Illusion?

 

When Did Time Begin?

World Premieres on Wednesday, July 9 at 10PM ET/PT

We float along the river of time. But does that river have a source? Where did time come from? Some believe time and space is a single thing, and the Big Bang started the cosmic clock. Others believe the universe existed for almost half a million “years” before light could move and time began.  Still others say time is older than our universe. But what if time itself is an illusion? Incredible new experiments may hold the answer. One groundbreaking experiment gives us the power to punch holes in time…and another may create a machine that operates outside time’s boundaries.

 

Is There A Shadow Universe?

World Premieres on Wednesday, July 16 at 10PM ET/PT

When we look up into the sky it appears we live in a universe that is filled with light. But scientists are now certain there is far more matter in the dark portions of our universe that we can’t see or touch.  There’s something hiding in the shadows. Cosmologists agree that “dark matter” has helped shape our Universe, but now they need to figure out what dark matter is. What’s going on in this hidden world? Could it have formed its own dark stars, planets, and even life forms? Could this Shadow Universe threaten our world of light?

 

Will We Become God?

World Premieres on Wednesday, July 23 at 10PM ET/PT

Humanity’s potential seems limitless.  But could we become as powerful as God? Scientific breakthroughs grant our species seemingly divine abilities.  Biologists tinkering with DNA are figuring out ways to grow new life forms, while neuroscientists try to create artificial consciousness.  Statisticians around the world are using big data to predict the future, and computer scientists have discovered a “God algorithm” that could solve any global problem in an instant.  But to truly become God, we not only have to be all knowing, but all being.  Quantum physicists are figuring out how to teleport matter at the speed of light!

 

THROUGH THE WORMHOLE WITH MORGAN FREEMAN is produced by Revelations Entertainment. James Younger, Morgan Freeman, and Lori McCreary are executive producers. Bernadette McDaid and Rocky Collins are executive producers, and Lindsey Foster Blumberg is co- coordinating producer for Science Channel. McDaid is vice president of production for Science Channel.

 

About Revelations Entertainment

Revelations Entertainment reveals truth.  Academy award-winning actor Morgan Freeman and Emmy-nominated producer Lori McCreary lead a group of inspired professionals who are the go-to producers of thought-provoking entertainment that has universal appeal and soul. Recent successes have been two Emmy Award nominations for the Science Channel show Through the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman, a Peabody Award for the ESPN 30 for 30 episode The 16th Man, and an Academy Award nomination for Morgan Freeman in the film Invictus.  ​

 

About Science Channel

Science Channel, a division of Discovery Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK), is home for the thought provocateur, the individual who is unafraid to ask the killer questions of “how” and “why not.”  The network is a playground for those with audacious intellects and features programming willing to go beyond imagination to explore the unknown.  Guided by curiosity, Science Channel looks for innovation in mysterious new worlds as well as in its own backyard.  Science Channel and the Science Channel HD simulcast reach more than 80 million U.S. households.  The network also features high-traffic online and social media destinations, including ScienceChannel.com, facebook.com/Science Channel and twitter.com/Science Channel.

 

About Discovery Communications

Discovery Communications (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) is the world’s #1 pay-TV programmer reaching 2.5 billion cumulative subscribers in more than 220 countries and territories. Discovery is dedicated to satisfying curiosity, engaging and entertaining viewers with high-quality content on more than 200 worldwide television networks, led by Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Investigation Discovery and Science, as well as U.S. joint venture networks OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network and the Hub Network. Discovery also is a leading provider of educational products and services to schools, including an award-winning series of K-12 digital textbooks, and a digital leader with a diversified online portfolio, including Discovery Digital Networks. For more information, please visit www.discoverycommunications.com.

 

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