News briefs: Dollhouse not dead, Up at Cannes

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Adam-Troy Castro
Dec 14, 2012

Sources told The Hollywood Reporter's Live Feed blog that fans of Fox's endangered Dollhouse shouldn't lose hope: Despite crappy ratings, the show is still alive, and creator Joss Whedon pitched the network on his vision for season two late last week, with discussions between Fox and the studio about how to make the show work financially.
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Director Spike Jonze has set up a behind-the-scenes blog about the making of his Where the Wild Things Are, his upcoming film based on Maurice Sendak's beloved children's book, which opens in October.
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Excitable Parks and Recreation star Aziz Ansari has embarked on a campaign against AMC theaters on his blog for charging extra money for what he calls "fake IMAX" screenings of Star Trek, which he contends are not much bigger than conventional screenings; when AMC's chief executive attempted to defend himself, Ansar challenged him to a debate. Stay tuned.
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Disney/Pixar's 3-D animated Up was warmly applauded at its press screening at the Cannes Film Festival on Wednesday, when it was also scheduled to open the festival that evening; the filmmakers, meanwhile, are tweeting about their experience, which includes meeting the press on the Carlton Pier (below).