News briefs: Warner out of Masters; Dead on the Lido

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Adam-Troy Castro
Dec 14, 2012

Warner Brothers and Mattel will be parting company on Masters of the Universe, a new live-action reinvention of the signature Mattel toy line that WB and producer Joel Silver have been developing since 2007, Variety reported; Mattel and WB didn't see eye to eye over the direction of the project and made a mutual decision to let the option lapse this month.
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Chuck star Zachary Levi and Mandy Moore will voice the lead roles in Disney's 3-D-animated musical action-adventure movie Rapunzel, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
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In celebration of Disney's newest animated musical The Princess and the Frog, Walt Disney Studios is opening its Burbank gates to the public for a once-in-a-lifetime advance special engagement, welcoming Disney fans to experience its newest animated musical comedy Nov. 25 to Dec. 13, 2009. Guests can call 1-800-DISNEY6 or log onto the official Web site for more information and to purchase tickets.
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George A. Romero's Survival of the Dead will be the first zombie movie in competition at the prestigious Venice Film Festival, Variety reported.
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