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Chewbacca Back for STAR WARS EP 7

Written by Dave B.    Tuesday, 08 April 2014 16:42   

STAR WARS ChewbaccaChalk another one up for the Rebel Alliance, because it looks like their ranks just got a little bit bigger, and a lot bit furrier!

You probably wouldn't recognize British actor Peter Mayhew if you saw him walking down the street (although his 7 foot 3 inch height would stand out...) but once he puts on the mask, everything comes together.

Peter will be once again donning his famous Chewbacca mask for Star Wars: Episode VII. And we couldn't be more excited for the Wookie to make his big screen comeback. We can't wait to see what he's been doing in the 30 years since Return of the Jedi.

Could the return of Chewie mean his best bud Han Solo is also coming back? Disney has confirmed that only R2-D2 has been officially signed on for the movie, but he can't be the only one! After all, it's been reported that Star Wars: Episode VII has just begun shooting. And we couldn't be more excited!

The news that Peter as Chewie is back on board has us shaking with glee! Now we can only wonder who else will be back for this brand new installment...

 

HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2 Exclusive: Meet Hiccup's Mom!

Written by Tara the Mom    Tuesday, 08 April 2014 13:07   

How to Train Your Dragon 2 Poster ValkaOn top of our CAN'T WAIT list is How to Train Your Dragon 2...and now we have details and an EXCLUSIVE look at the movie poster! 

In the thrilling second chapter in the trilogy, we returns to the fantastical world of the heroic Viking Hiccup (Jay Baruchel) and his faithful dragon Toothless. The inseparable duo must protect the peace – and save the future of men and dragons from the power-hungry Drago. We get more insight into Hiccup in the sequel - we meet Hiccup's mom, Valka, who is voiced by the amazing Cate Blanchett! 

Check out the exclusive How to Train Your Dragon 2 movie poster featuring Valka. How to Train Your Dragon 2 hits theaters June 13 - keep coming back to KidsPickFlicks for all the latest How to Train Your Dragon 2 news!

 

Win THE NUT JOB on Blu-Ray Combo Pack!

Written by Tara the Mom    Monday, 07 April 2014 22:37   

We want to make you go NUTS so we're giving away a copy of the squirrely animated action-comedy The Nut Job.

To enter, just tweet us @KidsPickFlicks or email us at Tara@KidsPickFlicks with makes YOU a total nut job! Is it your favorite food, music or the opposite - your little brother who drives you crazy? The winner will be picked at random on April 15, the day The Nut Job is for sale on Blu-Ray Combo Pack - the only rule is the winner must live in the U.S.

By the way, don't wait on us - The Nut Job is available to download on Digital HD starting today.

Find out more about The Nut Job on its review page by clicking HERE.

And WIN - just tweet or email us NOW to enter! 

 

Are Pop Culture's Top 5 Squirrels NUT JOBS?

Written by Administrator    Monday, 07 April 2014 19:24   

Nut Job's Buddy and SurlyThe Nut Job centers around Surly The Squirrel, and his group of critter-friends as they try to keep their colony of animals from starving in the winter. While the story and characters in the film are unique, this is hardly the first time a squirrel has been in the spotlight. In support of the April 15th Blu-ray and DVD release of the film (click HERE to win a copy!), we've compiled a list of the most famous squirrels to leave an impact on pop-culture.

Squirrels in Pop Culture

Rocket J SquirrelRocky, "Rocky & Bullwinkle" – Rocket J. Squirrel was the first squirrel to reach national superstardom. From 1959-1964, he was one of the stars of the animated show, Rocky and His Friends, as well as the Bullwinkle Show. He and his friend Bullwinkle lived in the fictional town of Frostbite Falls, Minnesota - where they often embarked on various adventures.

ScratScrat, Ice Age – Scrat certainly understand the struggles of Surly and the rest of The Nut Job group. His sole goal in the Ice Age films was to store and protect his prized acorn. He was so obsessed with it, he risked his life on multiple occasions to protect it.

Animaniacs' Slappy and SkippySlappy & Skippy, "Animaniacs" – Much like Rocky, Slappy is also a long time squirrel-veteran of the entertainment industry. She first appeared in various episodes of the Looney Tunes from 1930-1969. Later in life, the grumpy, elderly squirrel moved in with her nephew Skippy, in order to be a part of WB's "Animaniacs." Skippy is completely the opposite of Slappy, as he is overly excitable and always very chipper.

Sandy CheeksSandy Cheeks, "Spongebob Squarepants" – Sandy Cheeks has quickly become one of the most recognizable squirrels in the entertainment industry. After debuting in 1999, she has become a regular character on Nickelodeon's "Spongebob Squarepants." Known for her fierce attitude, and loyalty to her friends – she is one Texan you don't want to mess with!

Twiggy the Water Skiing SquirrelTwiggy, The Famous Water-Skiing Squirrel – No "squirrels in pop-culture" list could be complete without Twiggy The Water-Skiing Squirrel. Twiggy first rose to prominence in 1979 after making an appearance on NBC's "Real People" with his trainers, Chuck and Lou Ann Best. Since that time, Twiggy has had successors who have adopted the same name and unique water-skiing ability. Twiggy has gone on to be featured on numerous other shows & films including Vince Vaughn's Dodgeball, Will Ferrell's Anchorman, and even ESPN's Sportscenter's Top 10.

 

 

Did Someone Say SUPERSTAR? Lea Michele & Rohan Chand Don't MONKEY Around.

Written by Tara the Mom    Monday, 07 April 2014 00:00   

Rohan ChandLea MicheleUPDATE: Lea Michele ("Glee") and Rohan Chand (Jack and Jill) will voice the main characters in the animated musical Bollywood Superstar Monkey. Enchanted director Kevin Lima is helming.

Jan. 12, 2011 - DreamWorks Animation will be doing its first animated musical: Monkeys of Bollywood. The story is based on the Hindy epic poem "The Ramayana" about two monkeys who set out to save the ancient world from a demon. Slumdog Millionaire composer A.R. Rahman ("Jai Ho") will have scoring and music responsibilities, Broadway lyricist Stephen Schwartz (Prince of Egypt, "Glee") will contribute to the songwriting.

Source: Variety

 


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