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Check Out These Images of Tom Hanks As Mister Rogers

In honor of Fred Rogers’ birthday today, Sony Pictures has released new A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood photos featuring Oscar winner Tom Hanks starring as the beloved Mister Rogers.

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood tells the story of the real-life friendship that blossomed between the beloved Fred Rogers and cynical journalist Tom Junod (Matthew Rhys, The Americans). The film will see the cynical journalist begrudgingly accepting an assignment to write a profile piece on the beloved icon and finds his perspective on life transformed, carrying the potential for a heart-warming story that could rival 2013’s drama Saving Mr. Banks, also starring Hanks.

The screenplay was written by Micah Fitzerman-Blue & Noah Harpster (Transparent, Beautiful Ruins) and is directed by Marielle Heller (Can You Ever Forgive Me?). The movie also stars Chris Cooper (The Town) as Junod’s father. Marc Turtletaub and Peter Saraf of Big Beach will produce alongside Youree Henley (The Beguiled, 20th Century Woman).

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood will open in theaters nationwide on November 22.

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Disney’s Acquisition of 21st Century Fox Is Finalized

At 12:02 a.m. Eastern Time today, March 20, 2019, The Walt Disney Company’s acquisition of 21st Century Fox will become effective. With 21st Century Fox’s iconic collection of businesses and franchises, Disney will be able to provide more appealing high-quality content and entertainment options to meet growing consumer demand; increase its international footprint; and expand its direct-to-consumer offerings, which include ESPN+ for sports fans, the highly-anticipated Disney+ streaming video-on-demand service launching in late 2019; and Disney and 21st Century Fox’s combined ownership stake in Hulu.

“This is an extraordinary and historic moment for us—one that will create significant long-term value for our company and our shareholders,” said Robert A. Iger, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, The Walt Disney Company. “Combining Disney’s and 21st Century Fox’s wealth of creative content and proven talent creates the preeminent global entertainment company, well positioned to lead in an incredibly dynamic and transformative era.”

The acquisition includes 21st Century Fox’s renowned film production businesses, including Twentieth Century Fox, Fox Searchlight Pictures, Fox 2000 Pictures, Fox Family and Fox Animation; Fox’s television creative units, Twentieth Century Fox Television, FX Productions and Fox21; FX Networks; National Geographic Partners; Fox Networks Group International; Star India; and Fox’s interests in Hulu, Tata Sky and Endemol Shine Group. Disney and 21st Century Fox entered into a consent decree with the U.S. Department of Justice last year under which Disney will divest 21st Century Fox’s Regional Sports Networks.

Earlier today, 21st Century Fox completed the spin-off of a portfolio of 21st Century Fox’s news, sports and broadcast businesses, including the FOX News Channel, FOX Business Network, FOX Broadcasting Company, FOX Sports, FOX Television Stations Group, and sports cable networks FS1, FS2, Fox Deportes and Big Ten Network, and certain other assets and liabilities, into Fox Corporation.

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U.S. Postal Service Reveals Sesame Street Stamps For 2019

The U.S. Postal Service today announced they will release Sesame Street stamps in 2019. 

The Postal Service honors Sesame Street as one of the most influential and beloved children’s television shows. For the last 50 years, it has provided educational programming and entertainment for generations of children throughout the country and around the world. 

The stamp art features photographs of 16 Muppets from Sesame Street — Big Bird, Ernie, Bert, Cookie Monster, Rosita, The Count, Oscar the Grouch, Abby Cadabby, Herry Monster, Julia, Guy Smiley, Snuffleupagus, Elmo, Telly, Grover and Zoe. Art Director Derry Noyes designed the stamps.

More details, including dates and locations for the first-day-of-issue ceremonies, will be coming soon.

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Can You Help Furnish The Brady Bunch House?

HGTV needs your help for their upcoming program A Very Brady Renovation!

As anyone who has ever watched any HGTV show knows, a renovation is never truly complete until the staging team comes in with furniture, decor and all the little details that really make a house a home. The renovation of The Brady Bunch house is no different. After all, is it really Carol and Mike’s place without the iconic horse statue in the living room?

In order to truly bring The Brady Bunch house back to life, HGTV needs vintage furniture and decor items true to the original TV series. As you can imagine, many of these items aren’t easy to find. From the living room couch and credenza to the home’s front door handles, HGTV has a whole list of sought-after items. Check out this photo gallery to see which items are in high demand.

If you own or know where to find any item ever featured in the The Brady Bunch home, you can let HGTV know by direct messaging any of HGTV’s social media channels, by sharing a photo of the item with the hashtag #verybradyreno, or by sending an email to BradyBunchCrowdsourcing@gmail.com.

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NOS4A2 Screenings & Panels Planned For 2019

Before the summer premiere of NOS4A2 on AMC, here are the locations to get an exclusive first look.

Screenings and panels will be held at SXSW in Austin, Emerald City ComicCon in Seattle, C2E2 in Chicago and at WonderCon in Anaheim.

Based on the novel by Joe Hill, the show tells the story of Charlie Manx (Zachary Quinto), a seductive immortal who feeds off the souls of children, then deposits what remains of them into Christmasland – an icy, twisted Christmas village of Manx’s imagination where every day is Christmas Day and unhappiness is against the law. Manx finds his whole world threatened when a young woman in New England discovers she has a dangerous gift.

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Watch The NOS4A2 Teaser 

AMC has released a new teaser for their upcoming series “NOS4A2” based on the novel by Joe Hill.

Set in blue-collar New England, the story is a coming of age tell centering on Vic McQueen (Ashleigh Cummings), who discovers that she has the power to find lost things. Her gift sets her on a collision course with Charlie Manx (Zachary Quinto), a mysterious supernatural villain who kidnaps children in his Rolls Royce Wraith. Manx periodically has to rejuvenate himself and does so by feeding on the life forces of children before taking them to the Christmasland, a world he has created.

NOS4A2 will premiere on AMC this Summer.

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Watch The Irishman Teaser

During The Academy Awards tonight, Netflix revealed the first teaser for their upcoming original film The Irishman, confirming that the highly anticipated film will arrive in theaters and online this fall.

Robert De Niro headlines The Irishman as mob hitman Frank “The Irishman” Sheeran, reputed to have carried out more than 25 murders. Al Pacino will portray infamously slain labor leader Jimmy Hoffa in what will mark the Academy Award winner’s first time working with Scorsese. Joe Pesci will portray Pennsylvania Mafia boss Russell Bufalino, who may have had a hand in the disappearance of Jimmy Hoffa. Ray Romano will play another member of the same crime family, Bill Bufalino. Bill Bufalino works as a Teamster lawyer.

Steve Zaillian (Schindler’s List, American Gangster) penned the script based on the novel “I Heard You Paint Houses” by Charles Brandt.

Netflix will finance and distribute The Irishman to theaters for an Oscar-qualifying run. De Niro, Fabrica’s Gaston Pavlovich, Jane Rosenthal, Scorcese, Randall Emmett and Emma Tillinger Koskoff will produce.

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Fox Releases Gotham: Jeremiah ‘Chemical Green’ Band Movie Trailer 

FOX has released a new Gotham Season 5 trailer revealing the return of Jeremiah Valeska (guest star Cameron Monaghan) in episode 5.07.

Written by Tze Chun, the official synopsis for next Thursday’s episode, “Ace Chemicals,” reads as follows:

“Gordon races to uncover the criminal element threatening Gotham’s reunification with the mainland; with the help of the Mad Hatter, Jeremiah returns and organizes a twisted re-creation of the murder of Bruce’s parents.”

The series stars Ben McKenzie as Detective James Gordon, Donal Logue as Harvey Bullock, David Mazouz as Bruce Wayne, and Camren Bicondova as Selina Kyle/the future Catwoman. Gotham also features Morena Baccarin as Leslie Thompkins, Sean Pertwee as Alfred, Robin Lord Taylor as The Penguin, Erin Richards as Barbara Kean, Cory Michael Smith as Edward Nygma/the Riddler, Jessica Lucas as Tabitha Galavan, Chris Chalk as Lucius Fox, Drew Powell as Butch Gilzean/Solomon Grundy, Alexander Siddig as Ra’s Ah Ghul, and Crystal Reed as Sofia Falcone.

Gotham is based upon DC characters and is produced by Warner Bros. Television. Bruno Heller, Danny Cannon and John Stephens serve as executive producers on the series.

The fifth and final season of Gotham airs Thursday nights on FOX.

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LEGO Ideas The Flintstones Set

Modern Stone Age suburban life in Bedrock comes to life in LEGO form with this LEGO Ideas 21316 The Flintstones collectible building set, the latest model designed by a LEGO fan, submitted to the LEGO Ideas community, and selected to become an official LEGO set!

A wonderfully nostalgic building toy, it features The Flintstones house and iconic family car. The detailed house has a removable roof for easy play, an opening front door, sofa, TV, coffee table, bowling ball and bowling pin elements, plus a green garden baseplate with a buildable palm tree.

Build your own Flintstones vehicle that seats 4 minifigures and features a new-for-March-2019 fabric car roof element and an attachable dinosaur rib for creative play. The first animated TV series ever to be aired in a prime-time slot, The Flintstones cartoon was first broadcast in America in 1960 and has become an enduring family favorite around the world.

Recreate hilarious scenes with minifigure versions of Fred and Wilma Flintstone and their friends Barney and Betty Rubble.

– Build and display this collectible construction toy or recreate your favorite scenes from the classic American animated sitcom The Flintstones
– This LEGO Ideas building toy includes 4 The Flintstones cartoon character minifigures: Fred Flintstone, Wilma Flintstone, Barney Rubble and Betty Rubble
– The Flintstones home features a removable roof for easy play, an opening front door, curtains and curtain rails, sofa, TV with antenna, kitchen sink, table and phone, fireplace, painting element on the wall, coffee table with fruit bowl and fruit elements, buildable floor lamp and lampshade, crate with a bowling ball and 3 bowling pin elements, plus a green garden baseplate with a buildable palm tree, 2 flower pots, flowers, plants and 2 milk bottle elements
– Includes a buildable postbox with printed ‘Flintstones’ decoration, plus a letterelement
– The LEGO brick-built Flintstones car features 4 minifigure seats, 2 steamroller wheels, a new fabric car roof element, plus an attachable dinosaur rib
– This creative building set comes with a booklet with building instructions, fun facts about The Flintstones, and information about this awesome retro set’s fan creator and LEGO designers
– The Flintstones home measures over 4” (12cm) high, 6” (16cm) wide and 4” (12cm) deep
– The Flintstones car measures over 2” (6cm) high, 4” (11cm) long and 2” (7cm) wide

The 748 piece set will retail for $59.99 and will be available exclusively to LEGO VIPs starting Wednesday, February 20 via shop.LEGO.com, LEGO Stores. Available in the same channels to all shoppers starting March 1.

 

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Meet The Cast of High School Musical: The Musical: The Series

This is the start of something new, Wildcats.

Production is underway in Salt Lake City, Utah, on the highly anticipated and reimagined High School Musical: The Musical: The Series for Disney+, The Walt Disney Company’s upcoming streaming service. Joining previously announced star Joshua Bassett (Stuck in the Middle) are cast members Olivia Rodrigo (Bizaardvark), Kate Reinders (Modern Family), Sofia Wylie (Andi Mack), Matt Cornett (Bella and the Bulldogs), Dara Reneé (Freaky Friday), Julia Lester (Mom), Frankie Rodriguez (Modern Family), Larry Saperstein (Fan Girl), and Mark St. Cyr (Doomsday).

The 10-episode series picks up nearly 15 years after the first movie aired, at the real-life location where it all began: East High. It follows a group of students as they rehearse for opening night of their school’s first production of High School Musical. Behind the scenes, show-mances develop; friendships are both forged and tested; rivalries rage; and lives are changed forever.

Brand-new songs and acoustic “rehearsal-room” reinterpretations of songs from the original High School Musical provide the soundtrack, with Zach Woodlee (Glee, Dumplin’) choreographing the numbers. The series is developed and executive produced by Tim Federle (Ferdinand) with showrunner and executive producer Oliver Goldstick (Pretty Little Liars); Bill Borden and Barry Rosenbush, from the original High School Musical trilogy, are also executive producers. Tamra Davis (Empire, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend) is directing the first three episodes.

“The challenge we handed the creative team was Herculean. How do you recapture the joy and the magic of the original High School Musical movie… and simultaneously reimagine it completely?” said Gary Marsh, president and chief creative officer, Disney Channels Worldwide.  “That’s like trying to solve a Rubik’s Cube blindfolded. And Tim and Oliver—and this amazingly talented and diverse cast and crew—have done exactly that!”

Here are the character breakdowns:

– Kourtney (Reneé) is obsessed with makeup tutorials and feminism in equal measure. Nini’s ride-or-die BFF, Kourtney also works on the costume crew of High School Musical.
– E.J.’s cousin Ashlyn (Lester) is an “old soul” who worships Sara Bareilles—so much that she secretly dreams of following in her idol’s footsteps to become a songwriter herself.
– As captain of the color guard and student choreographer, Carlos (Rodriguez) thinks of Miss Jenn as a peer. In fact, he eats lunch in her office and has been drinking espresso since third grade. And of course, Carlos already has his Tony Awards® speech memorized.
– Big Red (Saperstein) is the quintessential skater boy, always fuzzy and sleep-deprived. He’s weirdly devastated by Ricky and Nini’s split, as he’s been their third wheel forever.
– East High’s somewhat stiff S.T.E.M. teacher Mr. Mazzara (St. Cyr) believes in preparing students for the future, which leads him to butt heads with the daydreaming Miss Jenn.

“We are truly excited about this extremely talented cast and the fresh and contemporary take on this globally beloved franchise,” said Agnes Chu, senior vice president of content, Disney+.  “From the music and dance, to the characters and hilarious meta references, there is something here for fans of the originals, as well as people who are new to East High. It’s going to be an unforgettable viewing experience for Disney+ subscribers.”

Disney+, The Walt Disney Company’s upcoming direct-to-consumer streaming service, is set to launch in the U.S. later this year.

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