Adult Swim’s Robot Chicken has established itself as the premier parody of geek culture, devouring decades of sci-fi/fantasy/superhero/videogame history and spitting it back out. Last year’s cult hit The Cabin in the Woods began as a parody of the teen-horror genre and built up to a final sequence that resembled a bloodier version of Airplane! This Sunday, the two meta-parodies will meet. Chicken‘s season finale features an extended Cabin riff — check out an exclusive preview below! READ FULL STORY »
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Seth Green teases 'Robot Chicken' Christmas special, reunion with Alyson Hannigan on 'How I Met Your Mother'
Christmas comes early for fans of Seth Green this year: On Sunday, Robot Chicken’s ATM Christmas Special premieres (Adult Swim, midnight ET), and on Monday, he reunites with his Buffy the Vampire Slayer costar Alyson Hannigan on How I Met Your Mother (CBS, 8 p.m. ET).
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: This is your first time acting opposite Alyson on-screen since Buffy.
SETH GREEN: Since then, yes. But Aly and I have worked together since we were teenagers. I think she was 11 or 12, and I was like 13 when we met. We did a movie called My Stepmother is an Alien , and then she made another TV show called Free Spirit and I did a guest spot on that, and then Buffy. She actually jokes that the only thing in her career that I haven’t been a part of is the American Pie movies. [Laughs]
Perhaps you’ll get your chance.
Well, we’ll see. That reunion seemed to tie it all up. READ FULL STORY »
Star Wars fans all want to know the answer to one question: When can we expect to see Lucasfilm’s long-in-development live-action TV series? Well, sadly, the series, to paraphrase the iconic opening epigraph of the Star Wars movies, is “far, far away.”
Still, fans were given some hope Monday when IGN posted a video with Lucasfilm executive producer Rick McCallum at a press junket for the movie Red Tails (opening Jan. 20). In the clip, McCallum indicated that the series was, for now, being called Star Wars: Underworld — one of the bigger pieces of news pertaining to the hush-hush series since it was first announced in the wake of the last Star Wars movie, Revenge of the Sith, almost seven years ago.
EW followed up with McCallum at the Red Tails premiere after-party last night at New York City’s Gotham Hall. “No, it’s not the final title,” McCallum said of Star Wars: Underworld. “It’s just a working title.” A working title that may actually be quite revealing. READ FULL STORY »
“Yo Momma Fight” between Luke Skywalker and Emperor Palpatine. He’s also voiced two characters on Cartoon Network’s Star Wars: The Clone Wars (read our recaps here), including the son of George Lucas’s Revenge of the Sith character Baron Papanoida (“That’s like the greatest thing that’s ever happened to me,” he says. “I just hope they make action figures.”) And now he’s developing an animated comedy series directly with Lucasfilm that will be set in the Star Wars galaxy. We chatted with the man who brought you “Admiral Ackbar Cereal” and “Jar Jar Binks for Gecko Insurance” about his new special, why Star Wars is endlessly ripe for parody, and his effort to redeem the aforementioned Gungan.This Sunday, multimedia comic whiz Seth Green debuts Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode III (Adult Swim, 11:30 p.m. – 12:30 a.m. ET), his third send-up of George Lucas’s ubiquitous space saga. But Green’s involvement in that Galaxy Far, Far Away runs deeper than imagining a
On making fun of Star Wars: Star Wars is endlessly available for parody. George has joked that he made the movie as cannon fodder for MAD magazine. For us, I don’t know we would make another episode. Matt and I are looking at this other show we’re making for [Lucasfilm] and we’re thinking there may be greater opportunities for comedy with that.
On the new animated comedy series he’s developing with Robot Chicken co-creator Matt Senreich for Lucasfilm: I literally can’t tell you anything about it, but I will say this: It won’t look like any Star Wars you’ve seen. It’s a whole new aesthetic. READ FULL STORY »
In 2008, when it was announced that Family Guy character Cleveland Brown was getting his own show, much of the media coverage concentrated on the fact that one of TV’s rare black sitcom lead roles was going to be voiced by a white man, Mike Henry. More than two years on, the conversation about The Cleveland Show seems to have moved on from the color of Henry’s skin to the quality of the guest stars he has convinced to visit with his Stoolbend-dwelling animated character. That list of notables includes Kanye West, LeBron James, Justin Timberlake, Hall & Oates, Arianna Huffington, and, most bizarrely, famed auteur David Lynch, who has a recurring role as “Gus the Bartender” (although, the fictional nature of Lynch’s Gus didn’t prevent one patron of the Broken Stool bar telling him to “Shut up, Eraserhead!” in a recent episode).
One of the guests who seems to have left the biggest impression on the Cleveland crew is legendary comedy craftsman and Man with Two Brains director Carl Reiner. “He was a d—, and a little green frankly,” deadpans Henry, who in addition to voicing Cleveland Brown and his stepson Rallo is an executive producer on the show. “No, you talk about a sharp tack. I believe the guy is 88 now and he totally understood everything we were going for, practically reading it cold. He was so good that we actually invited him to sit in our writers’ room for a few days. Not only was he a legend in telling cool stories, but he was actually pitching jokes that were funny. He has a story credit on one of our scripts for next year.” READ FULL STORY »
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