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September 10, 2012

DreamWorks Animation Announces 12 Upcoming Films Opens in new window

Dates for "Kung Fu Panda 3," the next two "How to Train Your Dragon" sequels, and more. More...

March 20, 2012

Filmmakers Look to Asia for Inspiration Opens in new window

It's called "screenwriting for the global market," and it's changing the way Hollywood goes after filmgoer dollars. More...

August 27, 2010

Kung Fu Panda Writers Hired for Karate Kid Sequel Opens in new window

Sony is moving forward with a sequel to the "Karate Kid" reboot, hiring "Kung Fu Panda" writers Cyrus Voris and Ethan Reiff to pen the script. More...

May 14, 2009

Stevenson Goes from Panda to Minotaur Opens in new window

"The Minotaur Takes a Cigarette Break," Steven Sherrill's 2000 novel about a minotaur who works as a cook in a Midwestern diner, will get a live-action/CGI adaptation courtesy of "Kung Fu Panda" director John Stevenson. More...

May 10, 2009

Cannes 2009: RT's 10 Most Anticipated Movies Opens in new window

The Cannes Film Festival will screen nearly 100 films as part of its Official Selection and associated sidebars when it kicks off next week in the Southern France town. The festival runs from 13-24th May and there are plenty of exciting new movies to keep an eye out for as they premiere on Cannes' infamous Croisette. To save you the hassle of having to research the whole programme, RT has helpfully chosen ten films we're most excited to see. Join us as we take a journey through the Cannes Film Festival 2009, kicking off with our daily coverage on Wednesday. More...

January 31, 2009

Kung Fu Panda Dominates 36th Annie Awards Opens in new window

Kung Fu Panda dominated the 36th Annual Annie Awards, the most prestigious awards ceremony for feature and television animation. Wall-E was shut out from every award it was nominated for, joining A Bug's Life and Monster's Inc. as the only Pixar movies to not win Best Animated Feature in their respective years. More...

January 8, 2009

Broadcast Film Critics Name Critics' Choice Winners Opens in new window

The 14th Annual Critics' Choice Awards were given on January 8, 2009, to honor the finest achievements in 2008 filmmaking. A list of nominees follows below, with winners in bold: More...

November 19, 2008

John Stevenson Helming He-Man Adaptation? Opens in new window

Apparently, that "He-Man" movie isn't so dead after all: Latino Review is reporting that "Kung Fu Panda" director John Stevenson has taken over the project. More...

November 10, 2008

RT on DVD: Guillermo del Toro's Hellboy II Diary! Opens in new window

Christmas has come early for home video enthusiasts, as a ton of great new (and familiar) titles hit DVD and Blu-ray. Start your holiday shopping this week (and buy a few DVDs for yourself) with great new sets courtesy of Hellboy II and The Sopranos, or venture into Blu-ray territory with must-have TV on DVD titles like Band of Brothers and Firefly! More...

October 2, 2008

DreamWorks Sets Kung Fu Panda 2 for 2011 Opens in new window

Jack Black and Angelina Jolie have signed on for a "Kung Fu Panda" sequel, which DreamWorks plans to release in digital 3-D on June 3, 2011. More...

October 1, 2008

Jack Black Playing Amnesia for Laughs Opens in new window

Jack Black is reuniting with "Kung Fu Panda" writers Jonathan Aibel and Glenn Berger for a Universal project that's being described as "a sort of comedic 'Bourne Identity.'" More...

September 2, 2008

RT's Summer in Review: The Best, The Worst, and Our Favorite Films! Opens in new window

The summer movie season of 2008 ended last weekend, and boy, was it a good one. Led by box office smashes like Iron Man, Wall-E, and The Dark Knight, Hollywood raked in the dough week after week -- and, surprisingly, scored major Freshness on the Tomatometer in the process. Rotten Tomatoes takes a look at the Summer in Review to revisit the critical and commercial hits and misses of the summer. More...

August 14, 2008

DreamWorks Wants More Madagascar, Kung Fu Panda Opens in new window

Jeffrey Katzenberg has sequels on the brain -- the DreamWorks Animation CEO recently told reporters that we can all expect to see Madagascar 3 and Kung Fu Panda 2. More...

August 3, 2008

Box Office Guru Wrapup: The Bat Still Going Strong, Three Weeks In Opens in new window

The Dark Knight won't losen its grip on the box office gold, but the Mummy is a very close silver. More...

July 21, 2008

Artist Files Lawsuit Over Kung Fu Panda Opens in new window

It's earned positive reviews and lots of money at the box office, but at least one person -- Chinese artist Zhao Bandi, to be precise -- does not care for Kung Fu Panda one bit. More...

July 20, 2008

Box Office Guru Wrapup: Kapow! The Bat Slams The Box Office Opens in new window

We have a new opening weekend box office high as The Dark Knight enters the record books. More...

July 13, 2008

Box Office Guru Wrapup: Moody Superheroes Rule the Box Office Opens in new window

Hellboy II: The Golden Army nudges Hancock out of first place while Murphy debuts as the summer's biggest flop. More...

July 6, 2008

Box Office Guru Wrapup: Hancock shows some attitude at the box office Opens in new window

Despite a critical panning, Hancock scores at the Box Office. More...

June 28, 2008

Poor economy is good for the box office Opens in new window

When the going gets tough, the crowds go to the cinema. More...

June 26, 2008

Kung Fu Panda 2 Already in the Works? Opens in new window

Kung Fu Panda is cleaning up at the box office, and you know what that means -- yes, the sequel rumors have begun! More...

June 25, 2008

RT Interview: Jack Black on Kung Fu Panda Opens in new window

Dreamworks Animation throws down the gauntlet with Kung Fu Panda, an energetic, family-friendly animated feature. RT had the opportunity to sit down and have a little chat with Jack Black, who voices the title character (named Po), and we got it all on video. More...

June 24, 2008

Paramount Breaks Billion-Dollar Box Office Opens in new window

Thanks to healthy returns for films such as Iron Man, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, and Kung Fu Panda, Paramount has become the first studio of the year to cross the $1 billion line at the box office. More...

June 19, 2008

Box Office Guru Preview: Get Smart Spies Top Spot Opens in new window

Two big star-driven studio comedies invade North American multiplexes on Friday giving audiences even more choices during what has been a scorching hot June box office. Steve Carell headlines the action-comedy Get Smart from Warner Bros. while Paramount counters with its Mike Myers starrer The Love Guru. Meanwhile a line-up of solid performers from past weeks will still be in theaters helping the overall industry deliver another busy session. More...

June 12, 2008

Box Office Guru Preview: Hulk 2.0 Battles Shyamalan 8.0 Opens in new window

Two new films with skeptical fan bases hit the multiplexes on Friday with something to prove. From the comic book world comes The Incredible Hulk while from the land of supernatural thrillers comes The Happening from writer/director M. Night Shyamalan. More...

June 8, 2008

Box Office Guru Wrapup: Panda and Zohan Rock June B.O. Opens in new window

Air-conditioned multiplexes were the place to be as the new comedies Kung Fu Panda and You Don't Mess With The Zohan generated sparkling debuts attracting a combined $100M in opening weekend ticket sales powering the marketplace to the second biggest June weekend in box office history. More...

June 5, 2008

RT Review Revue: Zohan, Panda, and a New Contest! Opens in new window

It's Jack Black versus Adam Sandler. We discuss: Critics. Are they ready for critically endangered, obese mammals with chopsocky action? Will they spare Zohan from the same critical drubbing of Sandler's last wacky-accent effort, Little Nicky? In addition, we're introducing a contest this week! More...

June 5, 2008

Critics Consensus: Kung Fu Panda Kicks; Critics Mess With Zohan Opens in new window

This week at the movies, we've got a martial-arts crazed bear (Kung Fu Panda with voice work by Jack Black and Angelina Jolie) and a secret agent who becomes a hairdresser (You Don't Mess with the Zohan, starring Adam Sandler and John Turturro). What do the critics have to say? More...

June 5, 2008

Box Office Guru Preview: Black vs. Sandler in Comedy Showdown Opens in new window

Two big doses of comedy from a pair of Hollywood's funniest men will hit the multiplexes across North America on Friday in a fierce battle for the number one spot. For family audiences there is the animated extravaganza Kung Fu Panda starring Jack Black while Adam Sandler counters with his latest laughfest aimed at young men, You Don't Mess With The Zohan. More...

May 15, 2008

Cannes 2008: Well, Well, Well...If It Isn't the 2008 Cannes Lineup! Opens in new window

Spring is in the air, and Hollywood's biggest stars are headed for France. You know what that means, gang: It's Cannes time! What do you say we take a look at this year's festival schedule? More...

April 23, 2008

Soderbergh, Eastwood, Indy 4 Going to Cannes Opens in new window

The lineup for the 61st Cannes Festival has been announced. More...

March 17, 2008

Get Ready for Harry Potter and the Simultaneous IMAX Release Opens in new window

Live near an IMAX theater? Prepare to enjoy a year of gloating to your not-as-fortunate fellow filmgoers. More...

March 6, 2008

Wachowskis' Speed Racer Getting the IMAX Treatment Opens in new window

If you've seen the trailer for the Wachowski brothers' upcoming Speed Racer, you know it's packed to the gills with eye-popping colors and special effects -- the kind of stuff that IMAX screens were made for. More...

February 13, 2008

Trailer Bulletin: Kung Fu Panda Opens in new window

For weeks, you've watched him telling you to stop talking and turn off your cellphone at your local AMC theater -- now how about seeing Jack Black's Kung Fu Panda in action? More...

January 18, 2008

Jack Black Doubted Kung Fu Panda Opens in new window

Now that Kung Fu Panda spots are running at AMC theaters, Jack Black has gotten to see that people like his latest character. He wasn't sure at first and almost turned down the animated movie. More...

June 7, 2007

Release Dates Set for "Shrek 4" and "Shrek 5" Opens in new window

Well, release years anyway, according to Jeffrey Katzenberg. More...

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