Netflix will begin airing original animated series based on DreamWorks Animation characters next year thanks to a new deal signed between the streaming service and the animation studio.
The agreement, which was announced Monday, provides for more than 300 hours of original animated content, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The new shows will be based on new and existing DreamWorks Animation characters (i.e. Shrek, Kung Fu Panda), as well as characters from Classic Media, which DreamWorks Animation purchased last year (i.e. Lassie, Frosty the Snowman).
Dana Carvey and Mike Myers
Party on! Excellent! As if!
Before voicing the titular ogre in Shrek, Mike Myers was the one and only Wayne of Saturday Night Live's fictional Wayne's World metalhead duo, alongside Dana Carvey as Garth. Myers and Carvey reunited in Beverly Hills Tuesday night for a special screening of 1992's Wayne's World and a Q&A.
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Ben Stiller and Eddie Murphy
Puss in Boots defended its spot atop the box office and held off new releases Tower Heist and A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas, Box Office Mojo reports.
In its second week of release, Puss in Boots grossed an estimated $33.04 million. The Shrek spin-off easily beat Tower Heist which opened to $25.1 million to take second place. The third Harold & Kumar film followed at No. 3 with...
Drew Barrymore, Eddie Murphy
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Puss in Boots
Puss in Boots clawed its way to the top of the box office straight out of the gate, Hollywood.com reports.
The Shrek spin-off grossed an estimated $34 million in its opening weekend. Last weekend's No. 1 film, Paranormal Activity 3, scared up another...
Minnie Driver and Eddie Izzard in The Riches by Prashant Gupta/FX
NBC has greenlit a sixth season of The Biggest Loser, to premiere in the fall. The plan is to repeat the current cycle's concept of casting teams of two.... FX has announced a March 18 Season 2 premiere for The Riches, which this time around will serve up only seven episodes.... Shrek: The Musical brings the big green guy to Broadway Dec. 14, with previews starting Nov. 8. Shrek and Donkey have yet top be cast, while Sutton Foster (currently Young Frankenstein's Inga) is onboard as Fiona. My wallet already feels $500 lighter.... OK, this is fun.
Shrek the Halls' "Gingy," voiced by Conrad Vernon
As entertaining as the big green guy and Donkey are, for this pop of twin 5-year-old boys, it's the ancillary fairy-tale critters who make the Shrek films full of adult-targeted chuckles. On the occasion of ABC's Shrek the Halls special premiering tonight at 8 pm/ET, TVGuide.com chatted with Conrad Vernon, the voice behind Gingy the Gingerbread Man, and the director of Shrek 2 and the much-anticipated Monsters vs. Aliens.
TVGuide.com: When I stopped to think about it, it dawned upon me that Christmastime cannot bode well for the Gingerbread Man.Conrad Vernon: [Laughs] No, it doesn’t. It doesn’t. I haven't seen the whole [ABC special] yet but I've definitely seen my part in it, and it's kind of horrifying — but that’s fine.
Rosie O'Donnell by Gary Gershoff/WireImage.com
Rosie O'Donnell makes her first (consensual) television appearance since exiting The View on today's The Martha Stewart Show. Read into it what you will, but Ro will be dressed as Queen Elizabeth (sic?).... Charisma Carpenter's Big Shots debut currently is rescheduled for Nov. 29, with the Angel alumna playing (typecasting alert!) an "increasingly irresistible" woman.... ABC premieres the animated special Shrek the Halls Nov. 28 at 8 pm/ET. (My Jared and Jacob are getting into an advance screening!).... Speaking of me, the Mitovich Mega Minute vodcast premieres today on our homepage.
Though it closed only three years ago, the New York Post says the Roundabout Theater Company is planning to revive their Tony-winning revival of Cabaret with the original creative team and star Alan Cumming intact.... Steven Culp (Desperate Housewives, ABC's upcoming Traveler) has a new gig, says Playbill.com, playing a pedophile in a West Coast take on the controversial drama Blackbird.... Jason Patric has exited Neil LaBute's soon-to-bow In a Dark Dark House due to "creative differences," and will be replaced by Frederick Weller.... Are you an ogre-achiever? Want to make an ass of yourself in front of NYC tourists? If you have what it takes to play the big guy or Donkey, the producers of the upcoming Shrek musical want to hear from you. Details at IWantToBeShrek.com. Reporting by Raven Snook