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Simon & Schuster Interactive, in association with The Jim Henson Co., will release a computer game based upon The Syfy series Farscape early in 2002.

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Mark Addy and Guy Pearce will star in The Time Machine movie, based H.G. Wells classic science fiction novel and directed by Wells's grandson, Simon Wells.

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Michael Dorn will voice Westwood Studios' video game Emperor: Battle For Dune, a real-time strategy game set to be released in March for the PC from Electronic Arts.

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Tom Welling will play 15-year-old Clark Kent in The WB Superman television series Smallville, set to begin in the 2001-2002 television season.

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LucasArts Entertainment will release a PC version of the Star Wars Episode I: Battle For Naboo video game in March. The game, which is based upon situations in the film Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, is already available for the Nintendo 64.

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John Landis will produce The Kronenberg Chronicles, a paranormal television series, for FX.

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3rd Rock From The Sun has filmed a series finale episode, to tie up the six year series, in anticipation of possibly not being renewed by NBC for the 2001-2002 television season.

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TNT's Witchblade television series is set to begin filming in late February in Toronto. Eleven episodes of the series have been ordered and are tentatively set to begin airing in June on Thursday nights. The cast from the TNT Witchblade movie are reprising their roles for the series.

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Akira will be rereleased in US theaters this spring, with a DVD release and new VHS release of the film due in the fall.

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The Cartoon Network officially announced a Justice League animated television series. Show information, episode list, cast, and airdates. The initial order is for 26 episodes and set to premiere in fall 2001 as part of Cartoon Network's Toonami programming block.

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NBC has announced six fall 2001 pilots for new series. They are Angels, from Anne Rice; Spy Girl, starring Peta Wilson; Company Man; Law And Order: Criminal Intent; Chestnut Hill; and an unamed series.

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Fox Kids will remove X-Men from its lineup to make room for the return of Big Guy And Rusty The Boy Robot beginning January 29, 2001.

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Haley Joel Osment will do the voice for the main character in Disney's live-action film version of The Country Bears, based on the Disneyland attraction about a family of singing bears.

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Myst III: Exile, the latest in the video game series, will be released for both PC and Mac on April 9, 2001.

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An animated series based upon Ivan Reitman's upcoming Evolution film is in the works from DIC Entertainment, Ivan Reitman's Montecito Picture Co., DreamWorks SKG, and Columbia Pictures for fall 2001.

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J.K. Rowling will publish two new books in March based upon the Harry Potter series. Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them and Quidditch Through The Ages will be released on March 12, 2001.

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On May 17, 2001 HBO will begin an all-digital HBO/MAX Pak with four new Cinemax channels, one of which will be the OuterMax science fiction channel.

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Fox has renewed Futurama for the 2001-2002 television season with an 18 episode order.

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After years of rumors on the subject, it seems The Walt Disney Co. finally is developing a sequel to Tron. Steven Lisberger, the writer of the original film, and Richard Jefferies are writing and Lisberger may direct.

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Two different video games based upon the Dune series are being developed. DreamCatcher Interactive are working on a 3-D action-adventure game, while Westwood is working on a real-time strategy one.

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Ray Park will star as Iron Fist in the Artisan Entertainment live-action film based on the Iron Fist Marvel Comic Book series.

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TNT has rescheduled the second season premiere of its original series Bull to late summer in anticipation of strikes by actors and writers.

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Cartoon Network is adding the Outlaw Star anime series to its Toonami line upbeginning January 15.

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Cliff Robertson, Rosemary Harris and J.K. Simmons will star in Sam Raimi's live-action Spider-Man movie as Uncle Ben, Aunt May, and J. Jonah Jameson.

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Activision will release a Spider-Man video game for Sega Dreamcast in spring 2001.

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TNT will air the first of two new, original The Pretender movies on January 22, 2001.

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Nickelodeon will premiere two new series in March, to be titled Invader Zim and The Fairly OddParents.

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Bandai Entertainment will release the second installment of Escaflowne onto VHS and DVD, to be called Escaflowne: Past and Present.

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Kirsten Dunst will star as Mary Jane Watson in the upcoming live-action Spider-Man movie.

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A Mutant X live-action television series will be produced by Marvel, Tribune Entertainment and Fireworks Television and will be distributed by Tribune for the 2001-2002 television season.

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Kids WB network has ordered an additional 13 episodes of Static Shock for this season, as well as putting it on the schedule for a second season beginning fall 2001.

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Fox is returning its science fiction series Freakylinks back to its Friday 9pm time slot beginning January 5, after taking it off the air in November.

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Dimension Films has plans to make a film based on the Electronic Arts American McGee's Alice video game.

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Willem Dafoe will star as the Green Goblin in the live-action Spider-Man movie. Production of Spider-Man, directed by Sam Raimi, will begin on January 6th in Los Angeles.

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Men In Black will return to the Kids' WB! Saturday lineup in spring 2000. The series airs on weekdays until that time, making room for X-Men: Evolution on Saturdays.

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Frank Miller's new comic book series, The Dark Knight Strikes Back, takes place fourteen years after his now-classic comic book series Batman: The Dark Knight did. The first issue of The Dark Knight Strikes Back series will be available in the middle of 2001.

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Linda Cardellini, last seen in the television series Freaks And Geeks, is in negotiation to star as Velma in Warner Bros.' live-action Scooby-Doo feature film.

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Fox has announced that David Duchovny would be returning as Mulder to The X-Files during February for the ratings sweeps

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James Franco, last seen in the television series Freaks And Geeks, will play Peter Parker's friend Harry Osborn in the upcoming live-action Spider-Man feature film.

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Adrian Paul, star of Highlander: The Series and Highlander: Endgame, will be returning to television in a syndicated action series in the fall of 2001.

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Matthew Lillard is in negoiations with Warner Bros. to star as Shaggy in Raja Gosnells' live-action film version of Scooby-Doo. Freddie Prinze Jr. and Sarah Michelle Geller are still in talks to star as Fred and Daphne in the film.

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Stephen Sneddenhas signed to join the regular cast of the X-Files spinoff series The Lone Gunmen.

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DreamWorks has signed a deal to re-release Ridley Scott's Gladiator, starring Russell Crowe, to the Imax large-format theater chain, to begin showing immediately.

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Spider-Man Unlimited is returning to Fox Kids' Saturday morning lineup beginning December 2. The network says they will air all 13 episodes, in order. The series originally premiered in October 1999, but was cancelled after only three episodes.

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Disney's House Of Mouse animated series will replace ABC's Disney's Mickey Mouseworks in its One Saturday Morning lineup early next year.

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Nickelodeon has picked up 26 new episodes of its Little Bill animated series, created by Bill Cosby.

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Second season production has begun for Making The Band to air next spring, following the adventures of the band O-Town as they release their first album and single, make their first video, and go on their first tour.

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Wizards Of The Coast has announced a new beginning for the Pokémon trading card game, called Neo, that includes all-new Pokémon and new game play rules. The Neo series will include three card sets to be released in 2001, with the first set to be called Neo Genesis.

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Sean Biggerstaff will play the part of Oliver Woodin in the film version of J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter And The Sorcerer's Stone.

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NBC is moving its series Ed from Sundays to Wednesdays at 8 pm, as a lead-in to The West Wing, beginning in December. To make a spot for Ed on Wednesdays, Titans will move to Mondays at 8pm.

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Charlton Heston, star of the original Planet Of The Apes film, will have a cameo part as an ape in Tim Burton's remake of the movie.

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Phil Tippett will direct and produce a film version of Larry Niven's Ringworld novels.

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Highlander: The Series and Highlander: Endgame star Adrian Paul will play a vampire in the A Breed Apart.

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Patrick Stewart will once again play the role of Captain Jean-Luc Picard in the 10th Star Trek movie.

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Bravo has acquired the rights to broadcast twentyone hourlong episodes of the British romantic comedy Cold Feet. The series begins with a sneak preview on December 11, then will move to its regular Monday 10pm slot beginning January 8, 2001.

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The 1974 movie The Green Hornet will be released onto DVD on November 14. Along with the movie, the vhs and dvd will contain a documentary titled The Black Beauty about the restoration and design of The Green Hornet's Black Beauty.

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The Syfy has acquired 22 episodes of The Secret Adventures Of Jules Verne to begin airing in January 2001.

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John Cleese will play Nearly-Headless Nick in the film version of Harry Potter And The Sorcerer's Stone.

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The Syfy has renewed Invisible Man for a 22 episode second season.

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Elisa Bell and Jeff Kline, along with Randy Pope of Sid & Marty Krofft Pictures, are developing a new series treatment for Electra Woman and Dyna Girl, which originally aired in 1976 series as part of the Krofft Supershow Saturday lineup on ABC.

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Dimension Films is releasing The Crow: Salvation direct-to-video on January 23, 2001.

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The current season will be the final one for Xena: Warrior Princess, with the final episode set to air next summer.

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J.K. Rowling announced the title of the fifth Harry Potter book will be Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix. In addition to the Harry Potter book, to be released in late 2001, Rowling is also releasing Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them and Quidditch Through The Ages on March 16, 2001.

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Fox Kids will begin a new Saturday lineup effective October 28, complete with the season premiere of NASCAR Racers. The Saturday lineup will be (Eastern/Pacific Times):

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The new Syfy campy superhero series, Black Scorpion, will premiere in January 2001.

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Kids' WB! has renewed the Jackie Chan Adventures animated series for a 13 episodes second season beginning in fall 2001 based upon the ratings of the first four episodes.

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TNT has ordered eleven episodes of a Witchblade television limited series for summer 2001 based upono the success of the Witchblade television movie.

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TNT is making two original television movies for The Pretender series, cancelled last season by NBC. The movies will ties up all the loose ends and questions left at the end of last season. Michael T. Weiss, Andrea Parker, Jon Gries and Patrick Bauchau will all appear in the films in their original roles.

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Bandai Entertainment is releasing Escaflowne Volume 2: Betrayal And Trust onto DVD on December 5.

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Over 750 fans of the syndicated series Cleopatra 2525 have signed an online petition at http://www.petitiononline.com/savecleo/petition.html to save the series. Production on the series stopped in September and while new episodes continue to air, when they run out the series will go into reruns then disappear. If you are interested in helping to save the series, you may sign the petition at that site.

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Over 9400 fans of the Dragonball Z anime series have signed an online petition at http://www.PetitionOnline.com/dbmanga/petition.html to get unedited Dragon Ball and Dragon Ball Z Manga, in edition to the current editied versions of the books. If you are interested in helping to get an unedited version of the books, you may sign the petition at that site.

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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has established a new Academy Award for feature-length animated films of at least 70 minutes in length. The first feature animation Oscar is expected to be handed out at the 2002 Academy Awards ceremony.

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Over 50 fans of the WB series Young Americans have signed an online petition at http://www.PetitionOnline.com/SaveYA/petition.html to save the series, which is currently on hiatus and not expected to return. If you are interested in helping to save the series, you may sign the petition at that site.

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Jon Voight will play Lord Croft, the father of Lara Croft, in the live-action Tomb Raider film. Jon Voight is the real-life father of Angelina Jolie, who plays the character of his daughter, Lara Croft, in the film.

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Anne McCaffrey has finished her 16th Dragonriders Of Pern novel, called The Skies Of Pern, which is set to be releasedin stores on April 3, 2001.

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New Line Cinema is making a live-action film version of Marvel Comics' Iron Man, with Tim McCanlies set to write the script.

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WB is developing new live-action Superman series for its lineup that will feature a teen Clark Kent learning about his superpowers.

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Stan Lee Media will partner with the estate of Gene Roddenberry to develop the latest original Roddenberry idea to be discovered, Starship. An animated feature film will be followed by content for broadband, television, merchandising and other activities within the next 18 months.

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Syfy and MGM-TV are bringing back the recently ended Showtime series, The Outer Limits, for a seventh season with 22 new episodes to be shown on Syfy in the US and syndicated worldwide.

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Darren Aronofsky will direct the fifth of Warner Bros. Pictures' Batman film, to be called Batman: Year One. Aronofsky will write and develop the screenplay along with Frank Miller, the author of the Warner Books graphic novel Batman: Year One upon which the film is based. Warner Bros. Pictures is also making a live-action Batman Beyond film, based upon the Kids WB animated series.

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Francis Ford Coppola's American Zoetrope has signed a 2-year exclusive television deal with Alliance Atlantis Television Production and Viacom Productions. Under the deal, the company will develop new television series, films, and miniseries.

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WB has renewed Baby Blues for a second season with a 13-episode order.

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Castle Rock Entertainment has acquired the film rights to Stephen King's upcoming novel, The Dreamcatcher.

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Square Electronic Arts will release Final Fantasy IX for the Playstation in the United States in November. The video game has sold over 2.8 million copies in Japan since its release on July 7.

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The Walt Disney Co. has plans to make a comedy film called Country Bears, based upon its Country Bear Jamboree attraction at Disneyland. The film will be a mix of puppet-like bears and live-action actors.

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K-Mart joins Wal-Mart, Montgomery Ward, and Sears, Roebuck and Co. in the checking of identification for the purchase of video games. The retailers will be enforcing the "M" rating that prohibits anyone younger than 17 from purchasing video games with violent or sexually suggestive content.

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The November 7th DVD release of Mission: Impossible 2 will include a documentary on the film's stunts, Metallica's I Disappear video, and the Mission: Improbable short from the 1999 MTV Movie Awards.

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Walt Disney will release both a 60th Anniversary version of Fantasia on DVD and Fantasia 2000 on VHS and DVD on November 14th. The two films will also be released as part of a special Fantasia Anthology 3-DVD Set, featuring an exclusive Fantasia Legacy supplemental disc.

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Universal Studios Hollywood will run a live Buffy The Vampire Slayer and Angel multimedia attraction during the Halloween season. Buffy & Angel: Hellmouth Haunt will play in one of Universal Studios Hollywood's sound stages and runs October 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28, 29 and 31.

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Activision is set to release Star Trek: Invasion, a Star Trek: The Next Generation game, for the PlayStation on August 28

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Lucasfilm and 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment will release new versions of the Star Wars trilogy on video for the holiday season. The limited-time release will include a ten minute behind-the-scenes special on the upcoming Star Wars Episode II film, as well as the 1997 special edition versions of the first three Star Wars films.

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The Disney Channel will air a new comedy series that combines live-action and animation called Lizzie McGuire, about a 13-year-old girl with an animated alter ego. The initial season will consist of 20 episodes and will premiere in spring 2001.

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French artist Jean "Moebius" Giraud will create a computer-animated 3-D feature film, with James Cox writing and Frank Foster producing and directing the film.

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Thanks to a massive Internet campaign to save it, USA Network has officially announced that the recently cancelled La Femme Nikita series will return for the 2000-2001 television season, under a new agreement with Warner Brothers and Fireworks Entertainment. The new season will contain eight new episodes and begin in early 2001.

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Lady & The Tramp return in spring 2001 in a direct-to-video sequel called Lady & The Tramp II: Scamp's Adventure which follows the adventures of their son Scamp. Scott Wolf, Alyssa Milano, Chazz Palminteri, Jodi Benson, Jeff Bennett, Cathy Moriarty, Bronson Pinchot, Mickey Rooney, and Bill Fagerbaake are all set to do voices for the video.

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Seth Green, Breckin Meyer, Donald Faison, and Alexander Martin will play a boy band in the upcoming live-action Josie And The Pussycats film. The film also stars Rachael Leigh Cook, Tara Reid, Rosario Dawson, and Parker Posey.

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Warner Bros. will release the third Pokémon feature film, Pokémon 3: The Movie, in spring 2001. The film, originally released in Japan as Pocket Monsters 3, will be renamed and dubbed into English before its US release.

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Syfy is in talks with MGM TV Entertainment to produce an additional 22 episodes of the soon-to-end Outer Limits series. The show, which airs in its initial run on Showtime then moves to Sci-Fi for its second run, has its finale on Showtime on September 3.

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11-year-old British actor Daniel Radcliffe will star as Harry Potter in the upcoming Harry Potter And The Sorceror's Stone film, with newcomers Emma Watson playing Hermione Granger and Rupert Grint playing Ron Weasley. The Chris Columbus project is expected to be released in 2001.

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Warner Bros. has signed director Boaz Yakin to co-write and direct a live-action film version of the Kids WB animated series Batman Beyond. The animated series and film are both set 40 years in the future when Bruce Wayne is no longer Batman and Tim McGinnis, a high school student, has taken over as Batman.

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Witchblade, the TNT original network film based upon the comic book of the same name, may become a television series depending on how well its August 27 airing does in the ratings.

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Black Bull Entertainment has signed a deal with Mainframe Entertainment to make a computer-animated Gatecrasher television series, based upon the comic book series of the same name.

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Sci-Fi has signed a deal with Andromeda Entertainment for them to produce a comic book based upon Syfy's First Wave television series. Show information, episode list, cast, and airdates.

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A sequel to this summer's hit Scary Movie is in the works by Miramax Pictures.

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A new Board Game section has been added to the Pazsaz Entertainment Network's Games People Play section. Be sure to stop by to find out which board games are currently available and which are the 10 top selling board games!

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Showtime's The Outer Limits science fiction television series will have its series finale on September 3, followed by an Outer Limits Farewell Tribute show.

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Edward Furlong, the actor who played John Conner in Terminator 2: Judgment Day, will play the same part in the upcoming Terminator 3, joining Arnold Schwarzenegger as part of the cast.

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Disney's Dimension Home Video will release a DVD box set called Ultimate Scream Collection on September 26. The set includes the three Scream films, as well as a fourth disc with deleted scenes and music videos.

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Seth Green, Oz from Buffy The Vampire Slayer, will appear in three episodes of the new NBC comedy series Tucker this fall. Green recently began filming a movie called Rat Race and is in Knockaround Guys which will be released in January 2000.

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Pazsaz Entertainment Network's web page on the upcoming Kids WB's X-Men Evolution cartoon now includes a voice cast list as well as a series overview.

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Electronic Arts on has announced it has acquired exclusive worldwide game rights based upon the Harry Potter book series and upcoming Warner Bros. film.

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Robert Downey Jr. has joined the cast of Ally McBeal as a recurring character. He will make his debut in the series' season premiere on October 23.

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Showtime has ordered a 13-episode run of Starship Regulars, based upon an Internet comedy series.

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Danny De Vito's production company, Jersey Films, has acquired the film rights to Sid and Marty Krofft's The Bugaloos.

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More on Kids WB's X-Men Evolution cartoon for next season: At this point the plan is for them to air five episodes during November, with the rest of the first season's 13 episodes to air during the February and May ratings sweeps.

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Burger King will include eight Scooby-Doo premium toys, including three toys based upon the new upcoming Scooby-Doo And The Alien Invaders DVD animated film, in their kid's meals at participating restaurants from October 9 through October 30 (or while supplies last).

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Tobey Maguire will play the title role in Spider-Man, Columbia's live-action film based on the Marvel Comics franchise. Filming will begin in New York and on the Sony soundstages in November, with the film expected to be release in November 2001.

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X-Men Evolution is set to debut on Kids WB on November 4, 2000.

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The Walt Disney Co. has begun preliminary preparations for building a third California theme park on a 78-acre parcel of land near its Disneyland and California Adventure theme parks. The new park is expected to open in 2010.

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Beginning January 1, 2001 the United Paramount Network (UPN) will change its name to simply the Paramount Network. The name originally signified a joint venture between Paramount Studio and United Television, but with UPN's purchase by Viacom that is no longer the case.

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The next Power Rangers series, scheduled to begin on Fox Kids in spring 2001 when Power Rangers Lightspeed Rescue ends, is set to be called Power Rangers Time Force.

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Fox Kids has announced it will begin its Saturday fall cartoon lineup on August 19, with its weekday lineup beginning on August 21. See the complete Fox Kids fall cartoon lineup here.

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Robert Patrick will play John Doggett, Scully's new partner in The X-Files, beginning this fall. Patrick is best known for his morphing robot character in Terminator 2: Judgment Day.

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Gerry Anderson, who brought the world the classic marionette programs Thunderbirds and Captain Scarlet, has announced that he recently produced a five minute computer animated sequence using some of his puppet characters. He thought it would not be long before new computer animated versions of Captain Scarlet or Thunderbirds were aired on television.

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William Hanna, half of the Hanna-Barbera cartoon production team, was honored by Warner Bros. on his 90th birthday on July 21.

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John Carpenter is creating a syndicated television series for the 2001-2002 television season based upon the Snake Plissken character from the Escape From New York and Escape From L.A. movies. The series, also called Escape From New York, will not star Kurt Russell in the role in which he starred for the two films.

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Simon Wells, the great-grandson of H.G. Wells, will direct a new film version of his great-grandfather's classic science fiction novel The Time Machine.

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The Lego toy company has acquired the exclusive worldwide rights to produce toys based upon the film version of Harry Potter And The Sorcerer's Stone. The toys are to be released to coincide with the film's release in 2001.

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New Regency Productions has acquired the film rights to Marvel Comics' Daredevil and has hired Mark Steven Johnson to write and possibly to direct the film.

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According to amazon.com, the latest Harry Potter book is the top-selling book of all time in terms online books sales. Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire, written by J.K. Rowling, went on sale Saturday worldwide and amazon.com alone sold nearly 400,000 copies of the book the first day.

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Voice actress June Foray received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame to recognize her work of over 50 years, including the voices Rocky the Flying Squirrel and Natasha Fatale for the Rocky And Bullwinkle animated series.

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ABC will air Disney/Pixar's Buzz Lightyear Of Star Command cartoon as part of its fall Saturday morning line-up. The series will premiere October 14 and will also air Sunday Mornings on UPN as part of Disney's cartoon block.

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Beginning July 17, Fox Kids will be changing its weekday lineup to include the X-Men cartoon. The new Monday-Thursday lineup will be The Magic School Bus at 3:00pm, X-Men at 3:30pm, Beast Machines at 4:00pm, and DigiMon: Digital Monsters at 4:30pm. The Friday lineup will be DigiMon: Digital Monsters at 3:00pm, Flint The Time Detective at 3:30pm, Monster Rancher at 4:00pm, and DigiMon: Digital Monsters at 4:30pm.

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Sci-Fi will begin showing repeats of Fantasy Island, The Crow: Stairway To Heaven, and Highlander: The Raven in July. The 13 episode run of Fantasy Island begins July 11, with both the 22 episode run of The Crow: Stairway To Heaven and the 22 episode run of Highlander: The Raven beginning July 23.

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A new 8-inch interactive talking Yoda toy from Tiger Electronics features the voice of Frank Oz, who did the voice for the Yoda puppet in the Star Wars films.

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Taco Bell will run a summer promotion with Fox Kids' DigiMon: Digital Monsters animated series. Collectible metal trading cards of the eight Digimon heroes, along with their digital monster friends, will be released beginning July 13. There will be 48 cards total, with sixteen unique stackable DigiVices containing three metal trading cards. Bandai America will also provide Taco Bell with 16 new battle cards exclusive to Taco Bell. The promotion will run through September 9, 2000 or until supplies are exhausted.

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Tim Roth and Robbie Coltrane are in talks to star in the live-action film version Harry Potter And The Sorcerer's Stone, joining Maggie Smith in the film. The character of Harry Potter has not been cast yet. Chris Columbus will direct the Warner Bros. film, based upon a screenplay by Steve Kloves.

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Fox Television will run a special promoting the upcoming live-action X-Men film, featuring a mock U.S. Senate hearing on mutant activity as part of X-Men: The Mutant Watch at 8 p.m. July 11.

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Jet Li will play Kato in Universal's film version of The Green Hornet.

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Paul Hogan will once again star as the character of Crocodile Dundee in a second sequel to 1986's Crocodile Dundee.

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Under a four-film production agreeement with Aardman Animations, DreamWorks would like to get Wallace & Gromit made as a feature film.

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Industrial Light & Magic has created an animation division and plans to work with major studios to create computer-generated animated films and television programs.

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Nelvana Ltd. has purchased the rights to Hugh Lofting's Doctor Dolittle book series. The company plans to make an animated television series based on the books for broadcast in the next two years.

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Warner Bros. is making a Powerpuff Girls feature film for summer 2002.

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Buffy The Vampire Slayer was nominated for both the Program Of The Year and Best Drama awards for the 16th annual Television Critics Association Awards. The winners will be announced on July 15 at an awards ceremony in Pasadena, CA.

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Larry Charles will be the executive producer Fox's live-action The Tick television series. Show information, episode list, cast, and airdates. The show is scheduled to be a mid-season replacement for the 2000-2001 television season.

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Christina Ricci will co-produce and star in the film adaptation of the Adrenalynn Image Comics series. Joel Silver will also work on the project for Warner Brothers.

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Marvel Comics has announced that a computer-generated Spider-Man animated television series will be released after the live-action Spider-Man movie currently in development. The new animated series may begin in the spring of 2002.

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Artisan Entertainment is releasing Terminator 2: Judgement Day - The Ultimate DVD Edition, a new six-hour DVD containing programming centered on James Cameron's Terminator 2: Judgment Day film. The DVD will contain the entire original movie along with 15 minutes of footage cut from Theatrical release but seen on cable, and an alternate version of the film with five minutes of never-before-seen footage.

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Cinemax will run two hours of Urban Vision anime programs on Sundays at midnight beginning June 11. The shows to air during that time are Goku: Midnight Eye, Golgo 13: Queen Bee, Wicked City, and Vampire Hunter D.

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Director David Fincher and screenwriter Scott Brick will work on the film adaptation of Sir Arthur C. Clarke's science fiction classic novel Rendezvous With Rama.

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The USA Network will debut three new series to fill the void left by the cancelled La Femme Nikita and Pacific Blue shows. Two new half-hour comedies, The War Next Door and Manhattan, AZ, will premiere July 23. The hour-long drama, The Huntress, will premiere July 26.

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Kevin Smith has described Clerks transition from comicbook to animated television series as difficult. ABC was happy to get series last year when the network was in third place, but now that they are number one they no longer want to air offbeat series like Clerks. ABC has only ordered six episodes of the series, with no renewal in sight for next season.

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Jonathan Frakes will direct the live-action feature film Clockstoppers for Nickelodeon Movies.

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Microprose will release a strategy game based on the movie adaptation of Robert A. Heinlein's Starship Troopers in August.

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Lucasfilm has confirmed that George Lucas will direct Star Wars: Episode II, which starts shooting in Australia soon.

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Stan Lee is teaming up with Paramount to create a Stan Lee's 7th Portal 3D Simulation Experience attraction. The simulator, based upon Stan Lee's online animated series 7th Portal, is expected to open at all of the Paramount parks in spring 2001.

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MTV has picked up all 18 episodes of the Freaks And Geeks television series, cancelled earlier this season by NBC . NBC still plans to air a three-hour movie comprised of three unaired episodes this summer.

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Bruce Willis will star in the remake of Ocean's 11, to be directed by Steven Soderbergh.

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Ian McDiarmid will once again play Supreme Chancellor Palpatine for Star Wars: Episode II, with Anthony Daniels returning in his role as C-3PO.

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The Walt Disney Company announced that Fantasia 2000 will open in theaters everywhere on June 16th for a four-week run.

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Edward Woodward has been cast to play M in the next James Bond feature film, starring Pierce Brosnan, tentatively titled Beyond The Ice.

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Crystal Sky Entertainment announced it has signed an agreement with Marvel Productions to produce a feature film based on the Ghost Rider comic book character. The screenplay for the film was written by David Goyer.

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The 2000 Daytime Emmy for Children's Animated Program was awarded to Steven Spielberg Presents: Pinky, Elmyra & The Brain.

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Artisan Entertainment, the company responsible for The Blair Witch Project, has signed a deal with Marvel Enterprises to make at least fifteen different Marvel superhero characters into live-action films, television series, direct-to-video movies, and Internet projects. Among the characters involved are Captain America, Thor, Black Panther, Deadpool, Iron Fist, Morbius, Longshot, Power Pack, Mort The Dead Teenager, Antman, Dazzler, The Punisher, Man-Thing, and Black Widow.

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Sid and Marty Krofft's 1970s television show, H.R. Pufnstuf, will be released onto DVD on May 23 by Rhino Home Video.

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Robert Zemeckis will direct the remake of William Castle's 1958 horror film Macabre.

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The upcoming Sam Raimi Spider-Man live-action film will feature the Green Goblin and Doctor Octopus as the villains.

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The Syfy will air all 40-episodes of Roughnecks: Starship Troopers Chronicles in order beginning Monday, May 15. The series will air Monday through Thursday at 7:30am Eastern/Pacific, 6:30am Central time.

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Sony announced the Playstation 2 will be released in the United States on October 26th with a suggested retail price of $299.00.

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According to many inside sources, Hayden Christensen will be playing Anakin Skywalker in Star Wars: Episode II. The 19-year-old actor has most recently starred in Fox Family's Higher Ground television series. Show information, episode list, cast, and airdates.

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TNT has rescheduled the airing of its Witchblade two-hour television movie from October to August 27th.

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The Cartoon Network will add the anime series Tenchi Muyo! to its Toonami line-up beginning July 3.

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The cancelled Spider-Man Unlimited animated series might be reworked and air next season as The New Adventures Of Spider-Man.

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South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone have signed a three-year deal with Comedy Central. The deal stipulates that they produce a minimum of ten episodes of the series per television season for the next three years.

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Syfy has announced it will air the original six-hour Dune mini-series, based upon Frank Herbert's book and starring William Hurt, in December 2000.

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Beginning April 28 and running through May 18, McDonalds feature Power Rangers Lightspeed Rescue toys in their Happy Meals. The promotion will include eleven Power Ranger toys, five of which are Pullback Burster vehicles and six of which are Power Burster figures.

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Dark Horse Comics will run a bi-weekly cominc book adaptation of the DigiMon: Digital Monsters animated series this June.

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The FX cable channel has acquired the rights to all 13 episodes of the series Action, including the five unaired episodes, and will air the series beginning in June.

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Fox Kids will begin airing the 1980s Dungeons And Dragons cartoon on Saturday mornings beginning April 29th.

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Fox Kids will air a sneak peek of Action Man, its new CGI animated series, on Saturday, May 20 at 9:30 am. The series is scheduled to begin airing in the 2000-2001 television season.

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Warner Bros. Animation's The Zeta Project, a Batman Beyond spin-off animated series for Kids' WB Fridays in the 2000-2001 television season, will include Hilary J. Bader among its writers.

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Skip Woods is in talks to write and direct a new version of 1976's Logan's Run. It has not been decided whether this film would be a remake of the original film or a sequel.

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Frank Darabont is in talks with New Line to direct its remake of 1956's Forbidden Planet film.

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The latest expansion for the Pokémon trading card game, called Team Rocket, will be released in 11-card booster packs as well as two new preconstructed decks called Trouble and Devastation. The new set will introduce 82 brand-new game cards and will be released on April 24th.

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Burger King has signed promotional deals to include toys from The Flintstones In: Viva Rock Vegas, Chicken Run, and Pokémon 2 in their kid's meals this summer.

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Jet Li is in talks with Universal Pictures to play Kato in the film version of The Green Hornet.

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Mainframe Entertainment has created two new two-hour ReBoot movies, due to air in 2001. The first film, called Daemon Rising, picks up the storyline from the end of the show's third and final season.

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NBC renewed Will & Grace for two more years, while ABC has renewed The Practice, NYPD Blue, and Once And Again for an additional season.

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Barry Mendel has signed on to produce Universal Studios' film version of The Prisoner television series with Patrick McGoohan, who starred in and created the television series, will be the executive producer for the film. Chris McQuarrie is set to write the screenplay and Simon West will direct.

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Sci-Fi has acquired the exclusive airing rights for Babylon 5 from September 2000 through December 2003. The deal includes all 112 episodes, plus the four two-hour movies from the series.

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WB has announced its WB Kids lineup for the 2000-2001 television season. Its Saturday morning programming will include Batman Beyond, Pokémon, Jackie Chan Adventures, Max Steel, Pokémon Johto Journeys, Static Shock!, Men In Black, and X-Men Evolution, airing in that order.

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The Kids WB will be adding a new "Fraturday" lineup on Fridays for the 2000-2001 television season, which will include Pokémon and Detention in the morning and Cardcaptors, Generation O!, Pokémon Johto Journeys, and The Zeta Project in the afternoon, airing in that order.

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The Kids WB Monday-Thursday lineup for the 2000-2001 television season will include Pokémon and Histeria! in the morning and The Sylvester & Tweety Mysteries, Batman Beyond, Pokemon, and Men In Black in the afternoon, airing in that order.

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CBS announced Thursday that has renewed Judging Amy, Everybody Loves Raymond, The King Of Queens, Becker, JAG, Touched By An Angel, Walker, Texas Ranger, and Nash Bridges for the 2000-2001 television season. The future of Family Law, Now And Again, City Of Angels, Diagnosis Murder, Chicago Hope, Early Edition, Kids Say The Darndest Things, and Martial Law have not yet been decided. At this time there are no plans for Grapevine, Falcone, or Love & Money to return in the fall.

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Sabrina, The Teenage Witch will leave ABC's TGIF lineup and move to the WB beginning with the 2000-2001 television season.

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The soundtrack for The Crow: Salvation film has been released, featuring tracks from The Infidels, Hole, Tricky, Rob Zombie, Kid Rock, Danzig and Filter. The film, the second sequel to 1994's The Crow, is set to be released in May.

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Roger Bellon and Harlan Collins, who composed the music for the Highlander: The Series show, have released a CD titled Highlander: A Celtic Opera. The CD is based upon the show and is a 72-minute work that follows the adventures of immortal Duncan MacLeod.

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William Hanna and Joseph Barbera received a Lifetime Achievement Tribute from the Los Angeles Museum of Television & Radio to honor their over 60 years spent creating more than 2,000 animated characters and 6,000 half-hours of animated entertainment.

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Fox has placed The Tick series on its comedy pilot list for the 2000-2001 television season.

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R.L. Stine's upcoming Goosebumps Gold series has been delayed to June 2001 in order to allow him time to get his new Nightmare Room series going first.

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NBC cancelled God, The Devil & Bob after four episodes because 22 of their affiliate stations, representing nearly 5% of the country, refused to air the controversial series, making it impossible to sell their advertising.

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When Kids' WB! announces its 2000-2001 lineup on April 4, it is expected that X-Men: Evolution and Static Shock will join Batman Beyond, Pokémon, and Men In Black: The Series on Saturday mornings. There is also a possibility that The Zeta Project, a spinoff from the Batman Beyond series, will join the lineup.

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UPN announced that the 2000-2001 season of Star Trek: Voyager will be its last.

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Warner Brothers has randomly inserted Golden Tickets inside five VHS copies of Pokémon The First Movie: Mewtwo Strikes Back!. Each person who finds a ticket will receive a trip for two to Japan to meet the creator of the Pokémon card game, along with a first edition Team Rocket starter set and visit to the Pokémon Center for a $1,000 shopping spree.

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UPN is in talks with Threshold Entertainment about developing a new Mortal Kombat television series. Show information, episode list, cast, and airdates. A pilot for the series, titled The Mortal Kombat Federation Of Martial Arts, is set to air in May.

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The Sixth Sense DVD will be released on March 28 with 75 minutes of new footage, including three deleted scenes and an extended ending.

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Steven Spielberg will write and direct A.I., a science fiction film film based upon a Stanley Kubrick concept.

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New Line Cinema has acquired the film rights to the 1956 science fiction film Forbidden Planet in order to film a remake of it.

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Fox Kids announced that it will be adding eight new shows to its 2000-2001 Saturday morning line-up. The new shows will be Action Man, CyberSix, Diabolik, Dinozaurs, Escaflowne, Los Luchadores, The Ripping Friends, and Xarandor: The Wizards' Academy. Three series from this season will not be returning: The Avengers, Big Guy And Rusty The Boy Robot and Spider-Man Unlimited.

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The Sci Fi Channel has ordered an additional 13 episodes of Lexx for its Friday night lineup.

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Kellogg's will market a limited edition Pokémon cereal, called Pokémon Toasted Oat Cereal With Marshmallow Bits, beginning in May. The cereal contains four different Pokémon character marshmallows: a blue Poliwhirl, a yellow Pikachu, a pink Ditto, and a green Oddish.

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There have been several reports that Spider-Man Unlimited might not return to Fox Kids' Saturday morning lineup until next year. Three of the first season's 13 episodes aired before the show was pulled. There has been no official word from Fox on the subject yet.

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EM.TV and Merchandising AG, the German firm that recently bought the Jim Henson Company and the rights to the Muppet characters, plans to make a new version of The Muppet Show.

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John Colicos, best known by science fiction fans as Baltar on Battlestar Galactica and Klingon Commander Kor on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, passed away Monday. The71-year-old Canadian actor died of a heart attack. Colicos' family announced that a memorial service for the actor will be held later this spring in Stratford, Ontario.

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The Cartoon Network will debut four half-hour animated series for the 2000-2001 season. The shows will be Sheep In The Big City, Centipede, Gundam Wing, Tenchi Muyo!. The network will also air 25 animated shorts as series pilots over the next two years, with viewers able to vote on which ones should be turned into series.

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Angelina Jolie is in talks with Paramount Pictures to star as Lara Croft in the live-action Tomb Raider movie.

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UPN has decided not to develop Todd McFarlane's Gorilla World series for the fall season.

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Touchstone Pictures has plans to make a film verion of the 1980s television series The Greatest American Hero. Touchstone will work with both series creator Steven J. Cannell and Film Roman on the film.

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ABC and UPN will air Buzz Lightyear Of Star Command, a new animated series bsed upon the Toy Story and Toy Story 2 character. Patrick Warburton will be Buzz's voice for the series, while Wayne Knight will do the voice for Emperor Zurg, Buzz's enemy. Walt Disney Television Animation is producing 65 episodes of the series, 52 for UPN to air daily and 13 for ABC's Saturday morning lineup.

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The WB has renewed both Buffy The Vampire Slayer and Angel for a full 22-episode run for the 2000-2001 television season.

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Writer-director Chuck Russell has signed to work on a film for Columbia Picture based on the comic series Dr. Strange, to be titled Dr. Strange: Master Of The Mystic Arts.

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Fox is in talks with Roger Donaldson, producer of Dante's Peak and Thirteen Days, to produce a live action Fantastic Four movie.

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Warner Bros. International Television will produce Dark Realms, an anthology suspense show be hosted by Eric Roberts, for the 2000-2001 season.

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Mainframe Entertainment, Inc., has reached a deal with Hasbro to produce 26 animated television episodes for the 2000-2001 season based upon the Action Man toys. Fox Kids Network will show a one hour preview of the series in May.

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Charlie Sheen will replace Michael J. Fox as the star of ABC's Spin City for as long as the series stays on the air, up to four seasons. ABC has renewed the series for the 2000-2001 season.

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Production has started on the two-hour Witchblade film for TNT to air in October. The television movie is based upon the Top Cow comic book series and will star Yancy Butler, David Chokachi, Eric Etebari, Anthony Cistaro and Will Yun Lee.

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Barry Sonnenfeld will direct the pilot of the live-action The Tick series for Fox. The show is based upon Ben Edlund's animated series and comic book of the same name. Patrick Warburton will play The Tick in the series.

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A two-hour special episode of the Sci-Fi series Farscape will play on the USA Network on March 14. The two episodes combined for the episode are Nerve and The Hidden Memory.

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The Backstreet Boys will be comic book superheroes after signing a deal with Stan Lee. The Backstreet Project will be a comic book sold at Backstreet Boys concerts starting February 19 with a Web-based animated series to follow in the summer.

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The Academy Award nominations were announced and the five films vying for the Best Picture Oscar are American Beauty, The Cider House Rules, The Green Mile, The Insider, and The Sixth Sense. See our Academy Awards page for complete details of all the nominations.

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Charles M. Schulz, the creator of the Peanuts comic strip and cartoons, died on Fabruary 12 in his sleep. Mr. Schulz had been battling colon cancer for several years. The final Peanuts comic strip ran on Sunday, February 13, after which Mr. Schulz was to retire.

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The Walt Disney Co. and Spyglass Entertainment are making a live-action film version of Alexandre Dumas's The Count Of Monte Cristo.

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Rumors are flying around the Internet that Batman Beyond is coming to an end. Batman Beyond was initially set for a specific, three-season run, however it is not over quite yet. A Batman Beyond: Return Of The Joker movie will be released direct to video in November and the series will return for a full season of 13 episodes in September, 2000. Beyond that, ratings will determine the fate of the series.

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Warner Bros. has once again delayed the release of Red Planet, this time moving it back to a November 10, 2000 release date.

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UPN announced it is putting both Shasta and Dilbert on indefinite hiatus beginning March 14. The Beat debuts in the Tuesday 9 pm time slot on March 21.

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Wizards Of The Coast is set to create trading card games and card game accessories based upon the Marvel Comic Universe. The X-Men trading card game will be its first game and will be released this summer to coincide with the July 14 release of the X-Men feature film.

NEWS ITEM: 
Fox Television has announced two new series its 2000-2001 television season. MK3 is a modern version of The Three Musketeers, while Night Terrors is a horror anthology series.

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Kevin Smith's Clerks animated series is expected to begin in March, with six episodes in the first season.

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Fox Television announced that Family Guy would return to its lineup on March 7 .

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Fox Kids will show 26 episodes of a new CGI animated series from Mainframe Entertainment called Action Man this fall. A one-hour special of the series will air in May .

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Sony Pictures will distribute the Japanese produced Godzilla 2000: Millennium film in the US this summer.

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British game maker SCi Entertainment is releasing a Thunderbirds game for the Game Boy in the fall, with plan for a Playstaton II game in the winter.

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Sam Raimi is in final talks with Columbia to direct Spider-Man. He would not be able to begin production on the film until the fall, after he has finished filming The Gift.

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ADV Films is set to release Monster Rancher on videotape, with three episodes per tape.

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GvsE will get a new name when it moves from USA Network to Sci-Fi on March 10. Eleven original episodes of the series will air on Fridays at 9 p.m. with the name Good vs. Evil.

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The Academy Award nominations were announced and the five films vying for the Best Picture Oscar are American Beauty, The Cider House Rules, The Green Mile, The Insider, and The Sixth Sense. See our Academy Awards page for complete details of all the nominations.

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Charles M. Schulz, the creator of the Peanuts comic strip and cartoons, died on Fabruary 12 in his sleep. Mr. Schulz had been battling colon cancer for several years. The final Peanuts comic strip ran on Sunday, February 13, after which Mr. Schulz was to retire.

NEWS ITEM: 
The Walt Disney Co. and Spyglass Entertainment are making a live-action film version of Alexandre Dumas's The Count Of Monte Cristo.

NEWS ITEM: 
Rumors are flying around the Internet that Batman Beyond is coming to an end. Batman Beyond was initially set for a specific, three-season run, however it is not over quite yet. A Batman Beyond: Return Of The Joker movie will be released direct to video in November and the series will return for a full season of 13 episodes in September, 2000. Beyond that, ratings will determine the fate of the series.

NEWS ITEM: 
Warner Bros. has once again delayed the release of Red Planet, this time moving it back to a November 10, 2000 release date.

NEWS ITEM: 
UPN announced it is putting both Shasta and Dilbert on indefinite hiatus beginning March 14. The Beat debuts in the Tuesday 9 pm time slot on March 21.

NEWS ITEM: 
Wizards Of The Coast is set to create trading card games and card game accessories based upon the Marvel Comic Universe. The X-Men trading card game will be its first game and will be released this summer to coincide with the July 14 release of the X-Men feature film.

NEWS ITEM: 
Fox Television has announced two new series its 2000-2001 television season. MK3 is a modern version of The Three Musketeers, while Night Terrors is a horror anthology series.

NEWS ITEM: 
Kevin Smith's Clerks animated series is expected to begin in March, with six episodes in the first season.

NEWS ITEM: 
Fox Television announced that Family Guy would return to its lineup on March 7 .

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Fox Kids will show 26 episodes of a new CGI animated series from Mainframe Entertainment called Action Man this fall. A one-hour special of the series will air in May .

NEWS ITEM: 
Sony Pictures will distribute the Japanese produced Godzilla 2000: Millennium film in the US this summer.

NEWS ITEM: 
British game maker SCi Entertainment is releasing a Thunderbirds game for the Game Boy in the fall, with plan for a Playstaton II game in the winter.

NEWS ITEM: 
Sam Raimi is in final talks with Columbia to direct Spider-Man. He would not be able to begin production on the film until the fall, after he has finished filming The Gift.

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ADV Films is set to release Monster Rancher on videotape, with three episodes per tape.

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GvsE will get a new name when it moves from USA Network to Sci-Fi on March 10. Eleven original episodes of the series will air on Fridays at 9 p.m. with the name good vs. evil.

 
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