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Harry Werksman Boards 'Starchaser: The Legend of Orin' Remake (Exclusive)

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Veteran writer/producer Harry Werksman has come on board to write and co-produce a live-action remake of "Starchaser: The Legend of Orin," Rilean Pictures told TheWrap on Monday. The project is being produced by Rilean Pictures' partners Jonathan Saba and Juan Iglesias. "Jon and I ecstatic about Harry joining the team. He's an industry veteran who thoroughly understands the genre and shares a vision for 'Starchaser' that is directly aligned with ours," said Iglesias. Originally released in 3D in 1985, "Starchaser"  was one of the first films to mix traditional and computer animation. Rilean Pictures
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Rilean Pictures Plans Live-Action Remake of 'Starchaser: The Legend of Orin' (Exclusive)

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Rilean Pictures Plans Live-Action Remake of 'Starchaser: The Legend of Orin' (Exclusive)
Rilean Pictures has acquired rights to "Starchaser: The Legend of Orin," a 3D animated movie from 1985, and plans to remake it as a live-action film, Rilean Pictures told TheWrap Thursday. Juan Iglesias, a Rilean partner, told TheWrap that he saw the cartoon as a child, and became fascinated with it then. Also read: 'Dexter's' Michael C. Hall: Grilled Steven Hahn produced and directed the original "Starchaser," about Orin, a human slave living in the subterranean Mine-World, who embarks on a quest to find a sword blade that will defeat his captors and bring
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This Weekend in Box Office History: Pre-Thanksgiving Weekend

The weekend before Thanksgiving is prime box office real estate. Here's a look back: 5 Years Ago - 2005 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire blazed into 3,858 locations and conjured $102.7 million, which a new November record and the franchise's top-grossing opening weekend yet. There was also room for Walk the Line to set a new music biography opening record, pulling in $22.3 million at 2,961 venues. * Weekend Report: Harry Potter's 'Goblet' Runneth Over with Cash 10 Years Ago - 2000 This was the biggest pre-Thanksgiving weekend yet, featuring four new releases that received at least a decent sampling. People flocked to see Jim Carrey in How the Grinch Stole Christmas. The Christmas comedy drew $55.1 million at 3,127 locations, which was the biggest opening yet for a children's book adaptation as well as for a Christmas movie. Animated sequel Rugrats in Paris: The Movie came in second with $22.7 million at 2,934 locations, which was a step down
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Top Ten 2-D Animation Films

Disney’s The Princess and the Frog (see Alex’s review here ) heralds a return to the 2D hand drawn animation of yesteryear.

To celebrate the revival of an old art form we’re offering ten of the finest traditional animations for your delectation. This list represents our personal favourites so don’t be upset if your own doesn’t appear or go ahead and be upset, just keep it to yourself.

What are you favourite 2-D animations? Leave us a comment, suggestion, etc.

The Emperor’s New Groove (Mark Dindal, 2000)

A spoilt Emperor plans to bulldoze a village and replace it with a water park. He’s then transformed into a llama and gets to spend some time with the subjects he plans to displace in this neglected gem from 2000. Pixar’s success had put a ball and chain around Disney’s early nineties revival and dropped it down a well.
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