Tuesday, November 30, 2010

HBO's New Game of Thrones Teaser Trailer Debuts

HBO's New Game of Thrones Teaser Debuts
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An original television series for HBO based on New York Times bestselling author George R.R. Martin's epic fantasy series, A Song of Ice and Fire and starring Sean Bean (The Lord of the Rings) and Lena Headey (300), Game of Thrones started filming in Belfast on July 26th and will premiere in Spring 2011. HBO recently premiered its third teaser trailer for the upcoming series, reaching a vast audience ripe for fantasy and the products carried by specialty stores. 

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Saturday, November 20, 2010

Seeing Green: How Sony's Ramping Up Green Hornet Trailer

Seeing Green: How Sony's Ramping Up Green Hornet Promotion

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On January 14, 2011, Sony/Columbia’s Green Hornet 3-D movie brings the star of radio, pulps comics, and TV to the big screen with the help of stars Seth Rogen (Britt Reid /Green Hornet ), Cameron Diaz (Lenore Case), Jay Chou (Kato), and more.   
Not only is the trailer (below) generating phenomenal "buzz" for the action flick, but Sony’s marketing efforts for the film will now include mentions of the Comic Shop Locator Service (CSLS) and Dynamite’s related comics and graphic novels, which should help drive potential customers to your store. Look for a link to the CSLS to be included shortly on a Green Hornet Comics page of the movie's official site as well as in email blasts sent to those fans that have registered for updates concerning the film. 
Green Hornet Trailer:

Sony’s national marketing campaign continues to find new avenues for increasing awareness and anticipation of the movie’s January debut. Starting November 29th, for example, Carl's Jr. and Hardee's will be launching a national campaign promoting the Green Hornet, which will include TV spots running 15, 30, and 60 seconds and featuring Rogen, Chou, and the Black Beauty.

Though various incarnations sometimes change details, in most incarnations the Green Hornet is Britt Reid, a newspaper publisher by day who by night goes out in his masked "Green Hornet" identity to fight crime as a vigilante, accompanied by his similarly masked Asian manservant Kato and driving a technologically advanced car, Black Beauty. Want to know the backstory of the big screen’s version of this hero? The need-to-know characters and plot points are outlined in Sony’s visual (motion comic) synopsis.

Watch A Preview Of The New Young Justice Series Here

Watch A Preview Of The New Young Justice Series Here
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Young Justice - the new animated series featuring DC Comics' teenage sidekicks - debuts next Friday, November 26 at 7 p.m. ET/PT on the Cartoon Network, but you can see a six minute preview clip right here!
In Young Justice, being a teenager means proving yourself over and over—to peers, parents, teachers, mentors and, ultimately, to yourself. But what if you’re not just a normal teenager? What if you’re a teenage super hero? Are you ready to join the ranks of the great heroes and prove you’re worthy of the Justice League? That’s exactly what the members of Young Justice—Robin, Aqualad, Kid Flash, Superboy, Miss Martian and Artemis—will find out, whether they have what it takes to be a proven hero.
This all-new series is produced by Warner Bros. Animation and based upon characters from DC Comics. Sam Register (Teen Titans, Ben 10, Batman: The Brave and the Bold) is the executive producer. Brandon Vietti (Batman: Under the Red Hood, Superman Doomsday, The Batman) and Greg Weisman (Gargoyles, The Spectacular Spider-Man, W.I.T.C.H.) are the producers. 
Check out the preview of Young Justice! (Thanks to MTV Splash Page)

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First Green Lantern Trailer Debuts Online

First Green Lantern Trailer Debuts Online
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Warner Bros. and DC's first trailer of Green Lantern is now online and giving the world a look at Ryan Reynolds as a ring-slinging Hal Jordan, Blake Lively as Carol Ferris, Sinestro, Hector Hammond, Kilowog, and more.
Running approximately 2:30, the trailer is already attracting fan and media attention. You can check it out below courtesy of YouTube, or on Green Lantern's iTunes Movie Trailer page.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

AMC's The Walking Dead to Shamble Back for Second Season

AMC's The Walking Dead to Shamble Back for Second Season
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It's official. After rumors that began weeks before the first episode of AMC's The Walking Dead debuted, the cable network has at last officially announced that the show has been picked up for a second season that will consist of 13 episodes.

This news come after last week's 90-minute, Halloween premiere of the show's first episode, "Days Gone Bye," captured 5.3 million viewers. Encore airings brought in another 2.8 million viewers, bringing the overall ratings number to 8.1 million. That impressive tally not only made this AMC's most-watched TV series debut, but also set the record for the largest audience for a series premiere on any basic cable network in 2010. The second episode, "Guts," aired in the same 10 p.m. ET time slot and had an estimated 4.7 million viewers tuning back in to follow the series.

“The ‘Dead’ has spread!” said Charlie Collier, President, AMC.  “No other cable series has ever attracted as many Adults 18-49 as ‘The Walking Dead.’  This reaffirms viewers’ hunger for premium television on basic cable.  We are so proud to be bringing back ‘The Walking Dead’ again, across the globe.”

"Keeping a series like this going year after year is all about creating good jumping-on-points for new readers," says Kirkman. "And what better way to jump on than with the very first issue? Making this series available in single issue form will make it easier for new fans to jump on board and for old fans to fill in any gaps in their collection."

Extras from the first and second episodes are currently available at AMC's The Walking Dead blog, and the third episode, "Tell It to the Frogs," is scheduled to air on Sunday, November 14, at 10:00 p.m. EST.

If you've missed the first 2 Episodes, you can catch them in order on Sunday November 14, 2010 at 8pm.

Stories For November 10 2010 MRD Media Watch

Stories For November 10 2010 MRD Media Watch
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The next comic part of DH: HD, the initiative from Dark Horse, Toshiba, and USA Today, is Serenity: Downtime, an all-new, eight-page story exclusive to USAToday.com that comes from writer Zach Whedon and artist Chris Samnee.
  • After the second episode of The Walking Dead brought in 4.7 million viewers, AMC announced that it had renewed the show for a 13-episode second season via a press release. No details about when those episodes might begin airing were provided. Click here for more information.
  • Warner Bros. Consumer Products, DC Entertainment and Nick Grace of Water Lane Productions Ltd. have announced that the live show entitled Batman Live will begin touring the United Kingdom and other cities in Europe beginning summer 2011 before coming to North America in 2012. Details from the press release are as follows:

    "Opening in Manchester on July 20, 2011 and visiting Newcastle, Glasgow, Sheffield, Birmingham, London, Liverpool, Nottingham, Dublin and Belfast, tickets for “Batman Live” go on sale on Friday, November 12, 2010. 'Batman Live' is a visually stunning production, complete with a brand new original storyline. The live show will feature Batman, his trusty counterpart Robin, tireless butler Alfred and a host of other favouriteBatman characters, including Villains such as The Joker, The Riddler, Catwoman and The Penguin. The story will take place in several settings from the famed DC Comics stories, including Gotham City, Wayne Manor, the Batcave and Arkham Asylum." Click here to read the official press release in full.
  • In a Wall Street Journal interview, Robert Iger, the chief executive of Walt Disney Co., provided his views on where Disney is going as a company and confirmed that the integration of Marvel Entertainment into the greater Disney family will involve three live-action TV series for ABC/ABC Family. Source: WSJ.com.
  • The Examiner is reporting that current WWE star John Cena and actor/former WWE star Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson are among those in the running to play Clark Kent/Superman in the upcoming film from Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment. Source: Examiner.com.
  • Saturday, November 6, 2010

    Spiderman Martin Sheen Taking Role As Uncle Ben

    Martin Sheen has landed the role of Uncle Ben in Sony Pictures' upcoming Spider-Man film from director Marc Webb. He joins the already-cast Andrew Garfield (Peter Parker), Emma Stone (Gwen Stacy) and Rhys Ifans (unnamed villain). Additionally, Sally Field is among the actresses being considered for Aunt May. Source: Deadline.com.

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    Conan Film To Be In 3D

    Not only has Lionsgate announced that Conan will be shot in 3-D, but has also set a release date for the film of August 19, 2011. Source: Variety.com.

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    Cartoon Network's Firebreather Animated Movie to Air on November 24

    Cartoon Network's Firebreather Animated Movie to Air on November 24
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    Cartoon Network has announced that the animated original movie based on Phil Hester’s Firebreather from Image Comics will air in the U.S. on Wednesday, November 24 at 7 p.m. EST.

    According to Cartoon Network’s original press release, “Firebreather tells the story of awkward teenager Duncan Rosenblatt, a typical high school kid in most respects, but atypical in one very big way: his dad is a fire-breathing dragon, and Duncan’s destiny is to protect the earth. Duncan must go to school, try to fit in, and in his off time, fulfill his destiny. Created and co-executive-produced by Phil Hester (The Wretch), Firebreather is executive-produced by Julia Pistor (Lemony Snicket) and co-executive-produced by Andy Kuhn (Freedom Ring), and Jim Kreig (Ben 10: Alien Force) joins as writer.”

    The Hub to Premiere New Original Series 'G.I. JOE: Renegades' During Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend

    The Hub to Premiere New Original Series 'G.I. JOE: Renegades' During Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend
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    LOS ANGELES, Ca. – Coming this Thanksgiving holiday weekend to The Hub, a cable network for kids and their families, is a special two-part premiere of the new half-hour, action-adventure animated series “G.I. Joe Renegades,” Friday, November 26. The Hub is a joint venture of Discovery Communications and Hasbro, Inc., and is available to 60 million U.S. cable and satellite households.
    The new animated series, a re-imagining of the popular, original series “G.I. Joe A Real American Hero,” takes viewers back to the origins of the G.I. Joe storyline, in which the world’s most elite renegade force of highly trained specialists are forced to band together to prevent their nemesis, the evil forces of Cobra Industries, from achieving global domination.

    “G.I. Joe Renegades” is produced for The Hub by Hasbro Studios. The series is executive produced by Jeff Kline, whose television credits include “Transformers: Prime” and “Jackie Chan Adventures.”

    Preceding the series debut, The Hub will present a half-hour behind-the-scenes special, “Hub Exclusive: ‘G.I. Joe Renegades’ and ‘Transformers: Prime’” (3:30 p.m. ET), showcasing two original series on The Hub. The special is followed by the world premiere of the first two half-hour episodes (5 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. ET) of “G.I. Joe Renegades.” The series will continue in its regular time period, Friday, December 3, with an encore presentation at 5 p.m. ET and a new episode premiere at 5:30 p.m. ET.
    Starring in the series premiere are Lee Majors (“The Six Million Dollar Man”) as “General Abernathy,” and Charlie Adler, the original Cobra Commander from the animated series “G.I. Joe: Resolute,” who reprises his role in the new series. “G.I. Joe Renegades” also includes an all-star lineup of story editors, including Marty Isenberg (“Ben 10,” “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” and “Batman the Animated Series”) and Henry Gilroy (“Star Wars: Clone Wars,” “The Tick” and “Batman the Animated Series.”)
    A full schedule of the “G.I. Joe Renegades” and related programming follows. (All times ET).

    “Hub Exclusive: ‘G.I. Joe Renegades” (Premiere: Friday, November 26, 3:30 p.m. – 4 p.m.. Encore presentations: Monday, November 29, 6 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.; Friday, December 3; 4:30 p.m. – 5 p.m.; and Saturday, December 4, 12 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.)

    “G.I. Joe Renegades” - Part 1 of “The Descent” (Premiere: Friday, November 26, 5 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.. Encore presentations: 11 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.; Sunday, November 28, 1 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.; Friday, December 3, 7 a.m. – 7:30 a.m.)

    “G.I. Joe Renegades” – Part 2 of “The Descent” (Premiere: Friday, November 26, 5:30 p.m. – 6 p.m.. Encore presentations: 11:30 p.m. – 12 a.m.; Sunday, November 28, 1:30 p.m. – 2 p.m.; Friday, December 3, 7:30 a.m. – 8 a.m.)

    About The Hub:
    The Hub is a multi-platform joint venture between Discovery Communications (NASDAQ: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) and Hasbro, Inc., (NYSE: HAS) with a goal of entertaining, enlightening, empowering and educating children and their families. The cable and satellite television network features original programming as well as content from Discovery’s library of award-winning children’s educational programming; from Hasbro’s rich portfolio of entertainment and educational properties built during the past 90 years; and from leading third-party producers worldwide. The Hub lineup includes animated and live-action series, specials and game shows, and the network extends its content through a robust and engaging online presence at www.hubworld.com . The Hub rebranded from Discovery Kids on October 10, 2010, and reaches approximately 60 million U.S. households. The Hub logo and name are trademarks of Hub Television Networks, LLC. All rights reserved.

    Wednesday, November 3, 2010

    AMC's The Walking Dead Terrorizes Record-Setting Audience

    AMC's The Walking Dead Terrorizes Record-Setting Audience
    Courtesy of Diamond Comics

    The 90-minute, Halloween premiere of AMC's first episode of The Walking Dead, "Days Gone Bye," captured 5.3 million viewers, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Encore airings brought in another 2.8 million viewers, bringing the overall ratings number to 8.1 million. That impressive tally not only makes this AMC's most-watched TV series debut, but also set the record for the largest audience for a series premiere on any basic cable network in 2010.

    "'It’s a good day to be dead. We are so proud of this series, its depth of storytelling and the remarkable talent attached,' Charlie Collier, AMC’s president, told The Hollywood Reporter. 'As the network dedicated to bringing viewers the best stories on television, we are so pleased to have the opportunity withThe Walking Dead to raise the bar within this popular genre and continue our commitment to being the home of premium television on basic cable.'"