Hot Trailer: ‘Disney’s Planes’

By | Saturday March 16, 2013 @ 11:05am PDT

Here’s the official trailer for Disney’s Planes, the studio’s sort-of Cars spinoff that last month replaced Jon Cryer with Dane Cook as the voice of the main character, Dusty — a single-engine crop-duster with sky-high ambitions with just one problem: he’s afraid of heights. Disney slotted the Read More »

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Dane Cook New Lead Voice For ‘Disney’s Planes’

By | Thursday February 28, 2013 @ 10:47am PST

Disney in December set an August 9 wide release date for the semi-Cars spinoff, which originally had Jon Cryer doing the lead voice of Dusty the cropduster.  The animated pic executive produced by John Lasseter had been slated to be a direct-to-video release when it was first previewed at last year’s D23 Expo. Now Cook is aboard. Here’s Disney’s release:

BURBANK, Calif. (February 28, 2013) – Dane Cook has been tapped to voice the lead character Dusty, a plane with high hopes in “Disney’s Planes.” Inspired by the world of “Cars” and directed by Disneytoon Studios veteran and aviation enthusiast Klay Hall (“King of the Hill,” “The Simpsons”), “Disney’s Planes” is an action-packed 3D animated comedy adventure about Dusty’s dream of competing as a high-flying air racer—and his decidedly unfortunate fear of heights. The film takes off in theaters in 3D on Aug. 9, 2013.

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Dane Cook Signs New Deal With NBC

By | Friday December 14, 2012 @ 10:59am PST
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: While NBC opted not to go forward with midseason comedy Next Caller, the network is staying in business with the series’ star Dane Cook. NBC Entertainment and sibling studio Universal Television, which co-produced Next CallerRead More »

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‘Next Caller’ Creator Sounds Off On Series Demise

By | Saturday November 17, 2012 @ 3:16pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

In a post on his blog, Stephen Falk, creator/executive producer of NBC midseason comedy Next Caller, discusses the network’s decision last month to pull the plug on the series. Next Caller, produced by Lionsgate TV and Universal TV, starred Dane Cook as a foul-mouthed satellite radio DJ forced to share the mic with a chipper NPR feminist (Collette Wolfe). Jeffrey Tambor, Joy Osmanski and Wolé Parks co-starred in the series, whose four completed episodes won’t air. In a post titled Advice To Young TV Writers (but really: What Happened To My NBC Show), Falk describes the effect the cancellation has had on him, addresses the potential reasons for Next Caller‘s demise, shares some lessons from the experience and voices support for female comedy writers. Here is his post in his entirety.

Hey, you aspiring TV writers. It’s a hard job to crack into, but if you’re good enough and driven enough, it will happen for you. Don’t give up!

For if you work hard enough, someday you too may work on your own show for a year — from pitch to outline to script to pilot to the triumph of being picked up to series: the Golden Ticket. Then you might move across the country to actually make the show, hire a hundred actors and writers and crew members, and then in the middle of editing the 4th episode, get your show abruptly cancelled via late-night Friday phone call from Los Angeles. Then the fun part: you get to walk in shock back to your office — abandoning the confused editor waiting to lock the episode — and personally call all the actors and writers and crew and inform them the proverbial plug has been pulled and they no longer have a job, sorry.

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NBC’s ‘Next Caller’ Not Going Forward

By | Friday October 12, 2012 @ 5:06pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: NBC has pulled the plug on midseason comedy series Next Caller. The network in May had given the Dane Cook-starring project a six-episode order. After filming four of them, I hear network brass had decided … Read More »

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Dane Cook To Make His Stage Debut In ‘The Producers’ At The Hollywood Bowl

By | Monday June 25, 2012 @ 5:15pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Dane Cook The ProducersEXCLUSIVE: As one of the country’s top touring standup comedians, Dane Cook has extensive experience onstage. But he is now going for a different type of onstage experience — in his theater debut, the actor-comedian has … Read More »

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NBC Picks Up ‘Next Caller’ To Series

By | Friday May 11, 2012 @ 12:19pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

NBC has given one last-minute comedy series order to the Dane Cook starrer Next Caller, which I hear is being picked up for six episodes. The project, from writer Stephen Falk, Lionsgate and Universal TV, is a single-camera gender … Read More »

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Dane Cook To Star In NBC Comedy Pilot ‘Next Caller Please’

By | Wednesday February 29, 2012 @ 4:15pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

Dane Cook is set to star in the NBC’s single-camera comedy pilot Next Caller Please. The Lionsgate/Universal TV project, written by Stephen Falk, centers on Cam Doherty (Cook), a brash, hard-drinking, no-filter maverick DJ of a satellite radio show whose … Read More »

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Dane Cook Inks NBC Development Deal

By | Wednesday September 28, 2011 @ 11:00am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Dane Cook is heading to NBC to headline his own network comedy series. Amid interest from multiple networks, the actor-comedian has signed a development deal with NBC for a half-hour project targeted for next fall. Cook will star in the … Read More »

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Roadside Nabs U.S. Rights To Dane Cook Drama ‘Answers To Nothing’

Roadside Attractions has acquired U.S. rights to the Dane Cook-starring drama Answers to Nothing and will release it nationally on Dec. 2. The film follows interweaving stories set in Los Angeles against the backdrop of a child kidnapping. Matthew Leutwyler (The River Why) directs and co-wrote the script with Gillian … Read More »

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UTA Signs Dane Cook

By | Wednesday January 5, 2011 @ 11:42am PST
Mike Fleming

The agency will book his arena-filling stand-up comedy tours, but Dane Cook signed with UTA to boost his acting career. He was already set to make his Broadway debut this spring in Neil LaBute’s Fat Pig, alongside Julia Stiles and … Read More »

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