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Big Hero 6 Series Launches with Baymax Returns!

Big Hero 6 key art courtesy of Disney XD.

Disney XD’s Big Hero 6 launches with the primetime TV movie Baymax Returns on Monday, November 20th (8/7C).

Set in the fictional city of San Fransokyo, “Baymax Returns” explores the moment after Hiro believes that his compassionate, cutting-edge robot Baymax is lost in the portal forever and discovers the chip his brother Tadashi designed to create Baymax.

Big Hero 6: The Series will then premiere in early 2018.

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Two-Time Tony Award®-Winner Matthew Broderick To Narrate FOX’s A Christmas Story Live!

Matthew Broderick has signed to narrate FOX’s live event, A Christmas Story Live! – which means he is playing the grown up Ralphie Parker.

A Christmas Story Live! airs Sunday, December 17th (7/6C).

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FOX Opens Nationwide Digital Casting For A Christmas Story’s Ralphie!

FOX’s live musical production A Christmas Story has already cast Maya Rudolph as Ralphie Parker’s mom, but finding the perfect Ralphie will be a bit harder – so FOX has announced an nationwide digital casting call for the production’s central character.

Candidates should be between 9-12-years old, express strong singing and dancing capabilities and be able to anchor the live three-hour production.

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FOX Sets A Christmas Story As This Year’s Live Musical Event!

Inspired by the classic movie A Christmas Story and the Tony Award-nominated Broadway hit A Christmas Story: The Musical, FOX has announced that its next live musical event will be A Christmas Story – produced by Marc Platt featuring Emmy Award-nominee May Rudolph as the mother of 9-year old Ralphie Parker.

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Nuts to the Power Trailer: The Nut Job 2: Nutty By Nature!

Surly Squirrel returns this summer in a sequel that’s really unnecessary. The (unjustly) much maligned – first film had a manic Tex Avery-like energy and the audience I saw it with was thoroughly engaged throughout.

Even with key players – Will Arnett, Katherine Heigl and Maya Rudolph – back for the sequel, it seems just as odd as the original, so I’m hoping it will also be unexpected fun.

The first trailer isn’t terrible. Check it our after the break. The Nut Job 2: Nutty By Nature opens on August 18th.

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Strangely, Strange Magic Is Not Really Magical!

STRANGE MAGIC

The world could have used a great CG reimagining of William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer’s Night Dream. What a shame this isn’t it.

Still there are some good moments to be had from Strange Magic – Alan Cumming rocking out as the Bog King and Evan Rachel Ward flittering through several musical styles as Princess Marianne of the Fairy Kingdom come to mind.

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Behind The Scenes Featurette: Strange Magic!

STRANGE MAGIC

Strange Magic, a musical fantasy filled with magic, elves, goblins and fairies – and based loosely on William Shakespeare’s  A Midsummer Night’s Dream, will be in theaters on January 23rd.

Follow the jump to learn more about the creatures and cast of Strange Magic.

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Inherent Vice: Paul Thomas Anderson’s Psychedelic Mystery Tour!

INHERENT VICE

Inherent Vice is a twisty mystery that fuses old school PI movies with the psychedelia of the late sixties and early seventies. The point of fusion is the lead character, Larry ‘Doc’ Sportello, a private eye who always – at a minimum – half baked (and usually full on stoned) but somehow manages to be more on the ball than anyone else.

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Strange Trailer: Strange Magic!

STRANGE MAGIC

Touchstone’s Strange Magic tells a fantasy tale through the use of hit songs from the past six decades. The character and set design remind of legendary artist Bran Froud and the result is, to say the least, unique.

Stange Magic opens on January 23, 2015. Check out the trailer after the jump.

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