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    David Silverman developing a Live Action/CG "Pink Panther" feature for MGM

    MGM is developing a new take on the Pink Panther franchise. This time the plan is star the Panther himself in a hybrid live action/animation movie (the Panther himself would be animated via CGI). The director winning the job is David Silverman (Monsters Inc., The Simpsons Movie) - and that alone is ...

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    Animated/Live Action ‘Pink Panther’ Film In The Works, Will Focus On Cartoon Character, Not Inspector Clouseau

    MGM got a lot of mileage out of Blake Edwards’ “Pink Panther” series. Five films with Peter Sellers (including a 6th after his death with unused footage and stand-ins to help complete it), one with Alan Arkin, two one-offs with Roger Moore and Roberto Benigni and a rebooted series in the aughts with...

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    Watch: 2-Minute Trailer Celebrates 90 Years Of MGM Movie History From 'The Hobbit' To 'Fargo' To 'Rocky' & More

    On April 14, 1924 movie history was made with the release of the silent comedy "Mademoiselle Midnight," starring Mae Murray. While the film itself might not be remembered, it marked the first theatrical release by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer—aka MGM—and for the next 90 years, they would become a permanent ...

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    The Lion Roars—For Short Subjects

    ("Gypsy Night"—1935) Warner Archive has made my life a bit easier by collecting 36 MGM one- and two-reelers in a three-disc DVD set called "Classic Shorts from the Dream Factory Volume 2 (1929-1946)."

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    'Fruitvale' Duo Michael B. Jordan and Ryan Coogler Re-Team For 'Rocky' Spinoff (!) 'Creed'; Sylvester Stallone to Co-Star

    What do you do once you make a successful independent film? Make a studio-driven blockbuster, of course. Deadline Hollywood is reporting the duo behind this year's Sundance winner "Fruitvale Station" is re-teaming for "Creed," a continuation of the "Rocky" franchise focusing on Apollo Creed's grands...

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    You Might Be Waiting 3 Years For The Next James Bond Film

    So, remember about a year ago when it was announced that "James Bond 24" aka the followup to "Skyfall" would be released in 2014? While that still could possibly happen, it's looking increasingly like a longshot as the latest update from MGM suggests we might be waiting much longer for the next 007 ...

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    MGM To Remake 'The Incredible Shrinking Man,' Sci-Fi Legend Richard Matheson To Co-Write

    When Hollywood runs dry of sci-fi concepts to attach J.J. Abrams to, there's really just one name to pursue for source material: renowned author Richard Matheson, who at the age of 87 leaves a trail of “I Am Legend,” “Real Steel,” "Duel," "The Last Man On E...

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    THE WIZARD OF MGM

    For forty years, A. Arnold “Buddy” Gillespie made movie history as the king of visual effects at MGM. From Tarzan swinging on a supposed vine to a tornado ripping through Kansas in The Wizard of Oz, he and his team created true movie magic.

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    MGM Eyes Possible 'Hot Tub Time Machine' Sequel

    Though the awesomely-titled “Hot Tub Time Machine” didn’t light the box office on fire -- it premiered at the third spot and went on to earn $64 million worldwide -- it has apparently done well enough on the home video market to entice MGM to start exploring the possibili...

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    'Ben-Hur' Getting A Reboot, Will Feature More Jesus Christ

    New year, same old Hollywood. We're officially two weeks into 2013, and the first stomach churning reboot news has surfaced. William Wyler's 11 Oscar winning "Ben-Hur" (tied with "Titanic" and "The Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King" as the only film to a...

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