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After Oscar Win, Taika Waititi Eyes a Gory, Psychedelic Hollywood Satire Starring Jude Law

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After Oscar Win, Taika Waititi Eyes a Gory, Psychedelic Hollywood Satire Starring Jude Law
After winning the Oscar for Best Adapted screenplay for his Nazi satire “Jojo Rabbit,” Taika Waititi has reportedly signed on to co-write, executive produce, and direct some episodes of a limited series from Showtime, “The Auteur.”

The series, which is still in development, would see Waititi adapting the psychedelic graphic novel of the same name by James Callahan and Rick Spears about a filmmaker who enters a downward spiral after making one of Hollywood’s biggest-ever bombs; Jude Law is in talks to star as the main character. (Via Variety.)

Peter Warren (“Ghost Team”) will co-write the show with Waititi. Law and Eric Gitter of Closed on Mondays (“Scott Pilgrim vs. the World”) are also executive producing.

The graphic novel was published in 2014 by Oni Press, publisher of “Scott Pilgrim,” and adaptations of “Clerks,” “Invader Zim,” and “Rick and Morty.” Here’s how Oni describes the first volume of the
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Flying Bark Productions to get new Sydney HQ and a Los Angeles studio

Ian Graham.

Flying Bark Productions is expanding its Sydney operations to 400 crew capacity and opening a studio in Los Angeles early next year.

To accommodate the growth, the animation producer owned by Germany’s Studio 100 is moving to new premises in Alexandria, due to be completed in mid-2020.

At present the operations in Sydney are spread between three buildings with a maximum capacity of 260.

Ian Graham, a 20-year animation veteran, will be chief creative director of the La studio, spearheading a development slate for original production with local and international talent and helping to supervise pre-production teams.

Graham’s CV includes storyboard artist, director, animator and producer at companies including Fox Animation, Nickelodeon Animation Studios and DreamWorks Animation.

He has worked on such titles as SpongeBob SquarePants, Family Guy and Invader Zim and directed the Nickelodeon series The Legend of Korra and Nick’s upcoming Glitch Techs.

The expansion
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Rick and Morty: Spencer Grammer Is Ready for Many More Days of Summer

Alec Bojalad Dec 2, 2019

Spencer Grammer, the voice of Summer Smith on Rick and Morty, talks about spending the next 70 episodes with the Smith/Sanchez family.

Rick and Morty is three episodes into its long-awaited fourth season. Those three episodes, however, represent just 4% of the output that Adult Swim expects for the beloved animated sci-fi comedy in the coming years.

Back in 2018, Adult Swim came to terms with Rick and Morty creators Justin Roiland and Dan Harmon on a new deal that included an order of 70 new episodes! To fans, that means many new Rick and Morty adventures await. To the cast and crew, it means that and more.

“It's a blessing,” Spencer Grammer, who plays Morty’s older sister Summer, says. “It's the greatest because as an actor you're constantly hoping that you're going to do something that's going to stand the test of time.”

Grammer has been acting since
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Netflix and Nickelodeon Sign Multi-Year Deal to Make More Animated Stuff

If you, like me, grew up watching cartoons from the '90s and early 2000s, you are in a golden age, my friend. All of these dang shows are getting revived for your favorite streaming platforms, including on the recent Netflix/Nickelodeon specials Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus and Rocko's Modern Life: Static Cling. Both of these specials were so delightful, familiarly pleasing, and surprisingly progressive, that Netflix and Nickelodeon have decided to double down on their relationship. The powerhouse 'N' companies recently signed a multi-year deal to produce more animated specials, films, and television series based both on …
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Nickelodeon Signs Multi-Year Output Deal With Netflix

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Netflix and Nickelodeon have formed a multi-year output deal for original animated content, the two companies announced Wednesday.

The new deal will see Nickelodeon develop and produce animated feature films and series based on both existing Nickelodeon properties and original concepts. It builds on the two companies’ existing relationship, which has previously produced “Rocko’s Modern Life” and “Invader Zim” specials for Netflix.

Forthcoming projects include specials based on “The Loud House” and “Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.”

Also Read: Nickelodeon's 'Are You Afraid of the Dark?' Creators on the Balance Between Scary and Kid-Friendly (Video)

“Nickelodeon has generated scores of characters that kids love, and we look forward to telling wholly original stories that re-imagine and expand on the worlds they inhabit,” said Netflix vice president of original animation, Melissa Cobb. “We’re thrilled to continue collaborating with Brian Robbins, Ramsey Naito, and the creative team
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Nickelodeon, Netflix Team for Original Animated Features, TV Series

Viacom's Nickelodeon has come full circle with Netflix.

Years ago, the kids-focused cable network pulled its licensing deals from the streaming giant as the linear network's ratings tumbled. Now, Nickelodeon and Netflix have entered a multiple-year output deal that will see the Viacom-owned cable network create and produce original animated feature films and TV series based on both new and existing IP.

The deal announced Wednesday expands Nickelodeon's relationship with Netflix, which was revived a few years ago with deals for a live-action Avatar: The Last Airbender series and deals for Rocko's Modern Life, Invader Zim, The ...
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Drink Along Review – Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus – Should You Pull Out or Continue Deeper into the Insanity of Jhonen Vasquez’s Cartoon Movie?

Remember the crude, gothic humor of Jhonen Vasquez? I sure do! Invader Zim was such a silly, over the top cartoon that somehow made its way onto Nickelodeon and was not surprisingly canceled after a short second season. The show featured an absurdly screaming alien trying to take over the world with only one lone boy trying to stop him. It featured all things that you wouldn’t think to see in a cartoon at the time like bizarre alien technology, nihilism, and the oppression of children’s innocence. Thanks to Netflix and the power ($$$) of nostalgia, we now have a movie based off these characters that continues like the series never left. Is my childhood fondness for the show going to skew my opinions on...

[Read the whole post on screenanarchy.com...]
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Invader Zim: 10 Things Only Fans Of The Series Noticed In Enter The Florpus

If you grew up watching Nickelodeon's Invader Zim, chances are you're a cool person with a twisted sense of humor... and repressed trauma. That's because Invader Zim, despite being a kids' show, is absolutely morbid and dark even compared to the likes of Cow and Chicken, Samurai Jack, or the first three seasons of Spongebob Squarepants. It's no wonder Invader Zim only lasted two seasons in Nick.

Related: The 10 Best Classic Cartoon Network Shows, Ranked

Still, the utterly insane kids' cartoon gained a cult following which even warranted a belated Netflix film, Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus. It was a dream come true for us fans of the screechy evil green alien. Creator Jhonen Vasquez even included some homages to the canceled cartoon, something only fans could've chuckled at. Here are 10 of those moments in Enter the Florpus.
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Invader Zim: The 10 Weirdest Characters On The Show

Back when Nickelodeon preferred making cartoons over making overworked child stars, they produced some really impressive titles. These went down in pop culture as some of the most timeless and relevant kids shows ever. Among those once-in-a-decade gems are Spongebob Squarepants and Fairly Odd Parents, and then there's Invader Zim.

Related: The 10 Best Nickelodeon Cartoons, Ranked

One could often wonder how this insane cartoon was greenlit as a kids' show given how dark and horrific it can be. It only lasted two seasons but garnered a cult following-- enough to get a belated Netflix movie just recently: Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus. Fun fact: the TV series is even darker than the film. So before you dive into a show marathon, here's a refresher on Invader Zim's most bizarre characters.
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‘Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus’ Review | Saturday Mourning Cartoons Podcast

Welcome to the Saturday Mourning Cartoons podcast, the weekly show for all things animation, including news, reviews, and interviews, from co-hosts Dave Trumbore and Sean Paul Ellis. This week, we’re reviewing yet another Nickelodeon-backed Netflix special, Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus! This hour-plus movie marks the first time the Irken invader has appeared on the small screen in almost exactly 13 years. Does Zim's return live up to the original series? We talk about that and more while also chatting with the series' creator himself, Jhonen Vasquez in a lengthy interview about all things Zim. …
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Trailer And Images For Invader Zim: Enter The Florpus Now Streaming On Netflix

Fans have been eagerly anticipating the return of Jhonen Vasquez’s “Invader Zim” with the release of a new Netflix film titled “Invader Zim: Enter The Florpus”. Despite only lasting two seasons on Nickelodeon, the 2000’s animated series made a huge impact on pop culture and was beloved by fans. The show, which features a small and quite angry alien attempting to take over the earth, pushed boundaries as many of the episodes featured some pretty dark themes for an animated series. Well, the “doom” is about to strike again, as “Invader Zim: Enter The Florpus” is now currently available on Netflix! You can watch the trailer below: You can also view some still images from the film below:
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‘Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus’ Trailer: Zim and Dib Are At It Again

Hot on the heels of last weekend’s debut of the Nickelodeon special Rocko’s Modern Life: Static Cling on Netflix (which was one of the best nostalgic revivals I’ve ever seen), this weekend, another Nicktoon gets a revival on Netflix with a special of their own. Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus brings back the invading alien […]

The post ‘Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus’ Trailer: Zim and Dib Are At It Again appeared first on /Film.
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The official trailer for Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus has finally arrived!

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Hold up ... can this be real? It is! Netflix has finally unleashed an official trailer for Invader Zim: Enter The Florpus! What manner of sorcery is this? Fans of Jhonen Vasquez's strange corner of the animation stratosphere rejoice! After what feels like forever, the excitable alien invader, Zim, and his robot companion, Gir, are back, and they're looking to drive their archnemesis, Dib…
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Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus! gets a new trailer

Coinciding with its arrival on Netflix this Friday, the streaming service has released a new trailer for the animated TV movie revival Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus!; watch it here…

Zim discovers his almighty leaders never had any intention of coming to Earth and he loses confidence in himself for the first time in his life, which is the big break his human nemesis, Dib has been waiting for.

Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus! is set to premiere on Netflix on August 16th.

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Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus! Review

After so many years, the Invader Zim movie has finally arrived on Netflix!

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This Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus! review contains some very mild spoilers.

It’s been over two years since Nickelodeon announced the production of a revival movie of their cult classic series, Jhonen Vasquez’s Invader Zim. It was already a nostalgic dream come true for diehard Zim fans like myself, but then Nickelodeon went the extra mile by recreating the conditions of the show during its original run. Just like they did in the aughts, they greenlit the production and then stopped supporting it entirely, with the seeming intent to bury it without it ever seeing the light of day. What a blast from the past! It’s stuff like this that continues to make Nickelodeon my favorite Viacom subsidiary.

Luckily, Netflix has never met a nostalgic property it didn’t like and
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Inside Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus! with Jhonen Vasquez

Joe Matar Aug 12, 2019

Jhonen Vasquez answered our questions about how Invader Zim has evolved but is mostly still about screaming jerks.

The existence of Invader Zim is unlikely in the first place. For some reason, Nickelodeon approached Jhonen Vasquez—a comic book author whose most famous work up until that point was a series called Johnny the Homicidal Maniac—and asked him if he wanted to make a kids’ cartoon. They regretted it almost immediately, but, even more unlikely, Zim went on to build a rabid cult following that endures over a decade later and which made possible the revival movie, Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus!.

We spoke to Jhonen and the Zim cast about the film last year in mostly vague terms but, now we’ve gotten a chance to see the movie, Jhonen was kind enough to email us answers to some deeper Florpus!-based questions. We
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Netflix in August: Here’s All of the New and Expiring Titles

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Netflix has released their list of new titles coming in the month of August, as well as a last call for everything getting ready to leave the streaming service.

Highlights arriving this month include the second season of David Fincher’s crime drama “Mindhunter,” coming August 16, and the third season of the pro-wrestling dramedy “Glow” debuting August 9. New series like “Wu Assassins,” “Styling Hollywood” and “The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance” will also premiere on the platform this month.

This month is the last chance to watch David Fincher’s “Zodiac,” all three “Final Destination” movies, and both the 1988 and 2007 versions of “Hairspray.” See the full list of new and expiring titles, and start planning out your viewing calendar, here:

Also Read: 'The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance' - Look Behind the Gelfling Apocalypse in Comic-Con Clip (Video)

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August 1 “Are We Done Yet?” “Boyka: Undisputed” “Four Weddings and a
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Eddie Murphy is the latest big name to join Netflix

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Over the past few years Netflix has come to the aid of many thousands of fans whose beloved TV series were cancelled by their networks too soon. As well as their early original programming, such as the turbulent House of Cards, the streaming giant has brought back numerous fan-favourite TV shows to great delight. It has become part of their business plan to find old shows whose casts they can reunite to continue the story years later, bringing these shows up-to-date. Arrested Development, Fuller House, and Gilmore Girls were early successes. Since then we’ve seen many old TV shows reinvigorated, with a new-found fan base joining those who were with them from the beginning. But that’s not all.

Just recently, Netflix announced that they are to bring back Invader Zim and Rocko’s Modern Life to the streaming service. But that’s not all. There are rumours circulating
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Trailer: Invader Zim Movie Coming to Netflix!

Invader Zim is back with a fresh order of doom delivered right to your doorstep. Look for Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus on Netflix beginning August 16th! Give the teaser a spin embedded at the top of the article! Synopsis:Zim discovers his almighty leaders never had any intention of coming to Earth and he loses […] The post Trailer: Invader Zim Movie Coming to Netflix! appeared first on Dread Central.
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Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus! animated movie gets a new trailer and poster

Netflix has released a teaser trailer and poster for the upcoming animated TV movie revival Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus! which arrives on the streaming service next month; take a look here…

Zim discovers his almighty leaders never had any intention of coming to Earth and he loses confidence in himself for the first time in his life, which is the big break his human nemesis, Dib has been waiting for.

You asked for it, so we’re delivering a fresh order of doom right to your doorstep. Zim is back. pic.twitter.com/VePp3kfFUa

Nx (@NXOnNetflix) July 23, 2019

Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus! is set to premiere on Netflix on August 16th.

The post Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus! animated movie gets a new trailer and poster appeared first on Flickering Myth.
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