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

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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.
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.

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.

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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