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Fox Picks Up Third Narnia

Steps in to save third Narnia movie

(Newser) - Fox is taking a gamble on the third Narnia movie, reports the Los Angeles Times. The media giant is stepping in to produce The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, slated for a 2010 holiday release. Disney bankrolled The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe and the far less successful Prince ... More »

A-Team Bound for Theaters

Joe Carnahan tapped to direct

(Newser) - The A-Team is coming back! Fox has tapped director Joe Carnahan, of Smokin’ Aces fame, to direct a big-budget update of the hugely popular '80s action show, Radar Online reports. Few plot details have emerged, except that it will keep the core story of veterans—now of Iraq, not Vietnam—... More »

MacFarlane Rides Family Guy to the Bank

$100M Fox deal makes him highest-paid writer/producer in TV

(Newser) - Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane has inked a deal with Fox which could be worth more than $100 million, making him the highest-paid writer-producer in television. MacFarlane will stay with the network until 2012, working on his three animated shows and developing new series, the Hollywood Reporter says. More »

Horton Hears a Box Office Hit

$45.1M opening is year's biggest

(Newser) - Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hears a Who! stomped into theaters this weekend for the year's biggest box office debut, Variety reports. Its $45.1 million draw is the fifth-highest for a G-rated animated flick ever and the fourth-biggest March opener. “It played to whos from ages 2 to 92,”... More »

Wal-Mart Scraps Online Movie Service

Move comes as HP nixes software that supported the site

(Newser) - Wal-Mart shuttered its 10-month-old video download service without fanfare last week, ending a disappointing experiment for the bargain retailer, Reuters reports. The site was scrapped after Hewlett Packard canceled the software that supported it, a Wal-Mart spokeswoman said. HP said it made the move after the market failed to perform... More »

Cowabunga! Simpsons Rule Box Office

Homer and co. make doughnuts; Lohan loses ratings chase

(Newser) - Move over, Mr. Burns—America's favorite family became millionaires this weekend. “The Simpsons Movie” took in an estimated $71.9 on its opening weekend, beating industry expectations by more than $30 million. The film’s strong start, buffeted by an aggressive marketing campaign, proved the show's relevance and durability... More »

African Villagers Sold on the Simpsons

Tribe members market soapstone carvings of the cantankerous family

(Newser) - Villagers in a remote Kenyan village are thrilled about tomorrow’s premiere of The Simpsons movie, but not because it’s playing in a theater near them. Most, in fact, have never even seen the TV show. But their soapstone busts of the cartoon characters have been declared official Simpsons... More »

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