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TV News Roundup: Idris Elba to Star in Car-Stunt Series at Quibi

TV News Roundup: Idris Elba to Star in Car-Stunt Series at Quibi
In today’s roundup, Idris Elba and professional rally driver Ken Block will compete in a new car-stunt series “Elba vs. Block,” and Cartoon Network’s “Steven Universe The Movie” will feature a soundtrack in collaboration with Chance the Rapper, Aimee Mann, Estelle, and Patti LuPone.

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MTV’s “Jersey Shore Family Vacation” will return with all new episodes July 11. Starring Deena Nicole Cortese, Paul “Pauly D” Delvecchio,” Jenni “Jwoww” Farley, Vinny Guadagnino, Ronnie Ortiz-Magro, Angelina Pivarnick, Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi and Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino, the new series will see the housemates navigate real-life challenges together, from planning Mike’s wedding to helping Jenni with her struggling marriage.

Bravo has announced an August 6 premiere for its new docu-series ”Flipping Exes.” Produced by Rock Shrimp Productions, the series follows former couple Nina Klemm and Michael LeSure who turned their breakup into a business flipping homes.

Lavell Crawford’s new stand-up comedy special “New Look,
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‘Steven Universe The Movie’ Adds Chance The Rapper, Patti LuPone And More To Musical

‘Steven Universe The Movie’ Adds Chance The Rapper, Patti LuPone And More To Musical
Chance the Rapper, Estelle, Patti LuPone, Uzo Aduba, Gallant, and Aimee Mann are among the bold-faced names contributing music to Steven Universe The Movie, a musical version of the Cartoon Network series returning this fall.

The music-filled adventure for Steven and his friends will mark his first television movie. Steven thinks his time defending the Earth is over, but when a new threat comes to Beach City, Steven faces his biggest challenge yet.

Steven Universe The Movie is executive produced by Cartoon Network Studios and Rebecca Sugar. Chance The Rapper co-executive produces with Kat Morris, Joe Johnston, Alonso Ramirez Ramos and Ian Jones-Quartey.

The full list of musical collaborators and performances, with original songs by Rebecca Sugar in collaboration with:

Chance The Rapper

Estelle

Gallant

Aimee Mann

aivi & surasshu

Jeff Liu

James Fauntleroy

Macie Stewart

Mike Krol

Jeff Ball

Grant Henry

Julian “Zorsy” Sanchez

Performances by

Estelle (as Garnet)

Patti
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Mexico’s Pixelatl Festival Dishes Awards, Honors Pixar’s Lee Unkrich

Every year, the festival wing, appropriately titled El Festival, of Mexico’s Pixelatl – an association dedicated to the creation and promotion of multimedia content – takes center stage as Mexico’s premier event linking students and professionals in animation, comics and video games to the international marketplace. Held over five days in the city of Cuernavaca, Morelos, about an hour from Mexico City, awards were handed out over the weekend.

Pixar’s Lee Unkrich was awarded the Chinelo in Animation, a career achievement award which last year went to Oscar-nominated stop-motion director Henry Selick, responsible for “The Nightmare Before Christmas” and “Coraline,” and in 2015 was given to special effects pioneer Phil Tippet, who scored Oscars for both “Jurassic Park” and “Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi.”

The top prize for a series went to Edino Ferrera’s “Curtis & Bean” a Mexico-Argentina co-production geared towards kids between six and nine years old.
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‘Steven Universe: Heart of the Crystal Gems’ DVD Review: This Curated Collection Shines Bright

Steven Universe, when it's all said and done, will go down as one of the greatest animated series ever created. Creator Rebecca Sugar and the writing/directing team that includes Ian Jones-Quartey, Joseph D. Johnston, Kat Morris, Matt Burnett, Ben Levin and the fantastic cast deliver mature, complex material that most adult-oriented series wouldn't dare attempt while wrapping it in a candy-coated shell that's accessible to kids and adults alike. It's astounding just how solid Steven Universe has been throughout its run and just how much better it continues to get even in …
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Blu-ray Review: Regular Show The Complete First and Second Seasons

Genre: Animation | Adventure | Comedy

Creator: J.G. Quintel

Writers: J.G. Quintel, Mike Roth, Benton Connor, Sean Szeles, Kat Morris, Matt Price

Directors: John Infantino

Cast: J.G. Quintel, William Salyers, Sam Marin, Mark Hamill

Summary:

Cartoon Network will release the much anticipated complete seasons set for it hit animated comedy series Regular Show. Fans will love the Complete First and Second Seasons set available on Blu-ray (2-discs) and DVD (3-discs). This release will include all 40 episodes from seasons 1 and 2 plus over 2 hours of hilarious bonus content inspired by the creator. The Emmy award-wining hit comedy for Outstanding Animated Program is part of the popular Monday night line-up on Cartoon Network along with the hit show Adventure Time. The series stars two best friends and park groundskeepers, Mordecai and Rigby, who also happen to be a bluebird and a raccoon, whose attempts to escape their everyday boredom take them to fantastical extremes. Complete
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