See Pokémon Detective Pikachu During Opening Weekend For A Chance To Get An Exclusive New Pokémon Detective Pikachu Trading Card

See Pokémon Detective Pikachu During Opening Weekend For A Chance To Get An Exclusive New Pokémon Detective Pikachu Trading Card

See Pokémon Detective Pikachu During Opening Weekend For A Chance To Get An Exclusive New Pokémon Detective Pikachu Trading Card

During the North American opening weekend of the new movie Pokémon Detective Pikachu, with early showings on Thursday 9th May, moviegoers will get a special limited-edition Detective Pikachu trading card. Each fan will receive an official trading two-card pack from the brand new Pokémon TCG (Trading Card Game) collection – “Detective Pikachu”, now available to buy in stores. One card will be randomly selected from the collection and the other is guaranteed to be a limited-edition Detective Pikachu card available to early-bird fans who are among the first to watch the first-ever live-action theatrical Pokémon adventure and first Pokémon theatrical movie since the release of Pokémon 3: The Movie: Entei – Spell of the Unown (released in Japan in 2000, internationally in 2001).

Tickets for the highly anticipated movie will go on sale nationwide today, 10th April at 9am PT, however buying the tickets in advance doesn’t guarantee the Pikachu card bonus, which depends on the cinema’s attendance and supply.

From The WarnerMedia Press Release: See “Pokémon Detective Pikachu” Opening Weekend for a Chance to Capture Exclusive New Pokémon TCG: “Detective Pikachu” Trading Card

Moviegoers eager to see “POKÉMON Detective Pikachu” on its North American opening weekend beginning with early shows on Thursday, May 9, will be the only fans who can get a special limited-edition Detective Pikachu trading card.

Through this first weekend and while supplies last, each guest will receive an exciting two-card pack from the new Pokémon TCG: “Detective Pikachu” series of collectible trading cards from The Pokémon Company International. One card will be randomly selected from the series currently available at retail locations and featuring select Pokémon in their CGI likeness as seen in the movie. The second is guaranteed to be a limited-edition Detective Pikachu card available to those early-bird fans who are among the very first to catch this first-ever live-action Pokémon adventure on the big screen.

Tickets for the highly anticipated “POKÉMON Detective Pikachu” go on sale nationwide today, April 10, at 9:00 AM PDT, although advance purchase does not guarantee the Pikachu card bonus, which is based on theatre attendance and supply.

To view the entire Detective Pikachu card collection and for all things Pokémon, go to www.pokemontcg.com/detectivepikachu/

About the Movie

The first-ever live-action Pokémon adventure, “POKÉMON Detective Pikachu” stars Ryan Reynolds as Detective Pikachu and is based on the beloved Pokémon brand—one of the world’s most popular, multi-generation entertainment properties and one of the most successful media franchises of all time. Fans everywhere can now experience a Pikachu on the big screen as never before, as Detective Pikachu, a Pokémon like no other. The film also showcases a wide array of beloved Pokémon, each with its own unique traits and personality.

The story begins when ace detective Harry Goodman goes mysteriously missing, prompting his 21-year-old son Tim to find out what happened. Aiding in the investigation is Harry’s former Pokémon
partner, Detective Pikachu: a hilariously wise-cracking, adorable super-sleuth who is a puzzlement even to himself. Finding that they are uniquely equipped to work together, as Tim is the only human who can talk with Detective Pikachu, they join forces on a thrilling adventure to unravel the tangled mystery. Chasing clues together through the neon-lit streets of Ryme City—a sprawling, modern metropolis where humans and Pokémon live side by side in a hyper-realistic live-action world—they encounter a diverse cast of Pokémon and uncover a shocking plot that could destroy this peaceful co-existence and threaten the whole Pokémon universe.

“POKÉMON Detective Pikachu” also stars Justice Smith as Tim, and Kathryn Newton as Lucy, a junior reporter following her first big story; as well as Suki Waterhouse, Omar Chaparro, Chris Geere, and Rita Ora, with Oscar nominee Ken Watanabe and Bill Nighy.

The film was directed by Rob Letterman, from a story by Dan Hernandez & Benji Samit and Nicole Perlman, screenplay by Dan Hernandez & Benji Samit and Rob Letterman and Derek Connolly, based on the “Detective Pikachu” video game developed by Creatures Inc. It was produced by Mary Parent and Cale Boyter for Legendary Pictures, and Hidenaga Katakami and Don McGowan for The Pokémon Company. Executive producers were Joe Caracciolo, Jr., Ali Mendes, Tsunekazu Ishihara, Kenji Okubo, Toshio Miyahara, Hiro Matsuoka, and Koji Ueda.

Letterman’s creative filmmaking team includes two-time Oscar-nominated director of photography John Mathieson, production designer Nigel Phelps, editors Mark Sanger and James Thomas, and costume designer Suzie Harman. The music is composed by Henry Jackman. Visual effects are by Moving Picture Company and Framestore.

Launched in 1996 to overwhelming response, the Pokémon brand is a global sensation that now encompasses a robust video gaming fandom with over 324 million units sold worldwide; trading card games available in 11 languages with more than 25.7 billion cards purchased; an anime television series in its 21st season that is available more than 160 countries; and over 20 animated films; as well as books, manga comics, music, toys, merchandise, and apps, including the wildly popular Pokémon GO, that has been downloaded over 850 million times and is enjoyed across the globe by fans of all ages.

Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures present a Legendary Pictures Production, in association with Toho Co., Ltd, a Rob Letterman Film, “POKÉMON Detective Pikachu.” It will be distributed outside of Japan and China by Warner Bros. Pictures, in Japan by Toho Company, Ltd. and by Legendary East in China. It is rated PG for “action/peril, some rude and suggestive humor, and thematic elements.”

https://www.warnermediagroup.com/newsroom/press-releases/2019/04/15/warner-bros-will-be-long-term-and-sole-tenant-of-new-iconic-frank

Peter Roth To Manage Warner Bros’ New Global Kids And Young Adults Division In The Interim Until A New Warner Bros. Chairman And CEO Is Hired

Peter Roth To Manage Warner Bros's New Global Kids And Young Adults Division In The Interim Until A New Warner Bros. Chairman And CEO Is Hired
Peter Roth (Right) With Warner Bros. Animation’s Sam Register

Peter Roth To Manage Warner Bros’ New Global Kids And Young Adults Division In The Interim Until A New Warner Bros. Chairman And CEO Is Hired

The CEO (chief executive officer) of WarnerMedia – John Stankey has chosen Peter Roth – the president and CCO (Chief Content Officer) of Warner Bros. Television Group as interim manager for Warner Bros’ new Global Kids and Young Adults Division which includes Cartoon Network, Boomerang, Adult Swim and Warner Bros. Animation as well as all licensed consumer products.

In total, three Warner Bros. executives were chosen by the CEO (chief executive officer) of WarnerMedia – John Stankey to run the studio in the interim after the resignation of Warner Bros. CEO and Chairman – Kevin Tsujihara on Monday this week (18th March), Peter Roth (as previously mentioned); Toby Emmerich, chairman of Warner Bros. Pictures Group; and Kim Williams, EVP (Executive Vice President) and CFO (Chief Financial Officer) of Warner Bros. Entertainment.

Toby Emmerich will oversee Warner Bros’ theatrical, home entertainment and video games divisions, meanwhile Kim Williams will manage Warner Bros’ other divisions such as video streaming services company – Otter Media (Crunchyroll, VRV, Fullscreen, Rooster Teeth).

John Stankey’s memo to WarnerMedia employees regarding the temporary management arrangements at Warner Bros.:

19th March 2019

To: WarnerMedia Colleagues

From: John Stankey

Subject: Warner Bros. Leadership Transition

I’ve asked three members of the existing Warner Bros. executive team to lead the organization on an interim basis until a new Chairman and CEO is named. We are doing this to ensure minimal disruption to the day-to-day operations of the studio and to provide the time we need to conduct a thorough search to find the best candidate to lead this incredible and storied business to its next chapter of growth and success. Our creative and business partners deserve this. Our company – and you – deserve no less.

The executives who have graciously come together to help me manage this business on an interim basis are: Toby Emmerich, Chairman, Warner Bros. Pictures Group; Peter Roth, President and Chief Content Officer, Warner Bros. Television Group; and Kim Williams, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Warner Bros. Entertainment.

We all recognize that operating day-to-day in this manner will be a little different from the normal course of business, but the four of us agree that we need to remain focused and steer clear of any counterproductive speculation around what this temporary leadership group portends for the future. Toby, Peter and Kim will keep us focused squarely on achieving our goals and staying on track with our ambitious plans for Warner Bros. this year.

I will work closely with the three of them during this period to help make sure issues are quickly addressed and operations continue to progress in the normal course of business. Toby, Peter and Kim will be responsible for bringing forward any matters that require broader deliberation and a more integrated review – those outside of the normal decision-making process within our skillfully led teams in each department.

To help with this and minimize organization disruption Toby, Peter and Kim will coordinate groups of their peers functioning as a team. Toby will handle matters around theatrical, home entertainment and games; Peter will coordinate all television production interests and do the same with the Kids and Young Adults group; and Kim will coordinate with all of the other areas, including Otter Media.

I have committed to moving quickly as we conduct a thorough and thoughtful search for a new Chairman and CEO to lead Warner Bros. This is an organization that has many talented individuals already operating successfully as a team. My priority is to install leadership that sustains the direction and priorities of the organization – not dramatically change course.

It goes without saying that our ability to tap into leaders of the caliber of Toby, Peter and Kim to continue our momentum without missing a beat is a testament to the talent we have across all of our companies. It also underscores the values, team orientation and spirit of collaboration that each of these executives exemplifies, and I thank them all for stepping up and leading by example.

Let’s continue working together to build an environment that informs and inspires audiences everywhere.

http://kidscreen.com/2019/03/20/wb-taps-three-execs-for-interim-leadership-team/

https://deadline.com/2019/03/warnermedia-new-leadership-post-kevin-tsujihara-scandal-1202577642/

Warner Bros. Pictures Announces Movie Release Dates For Sesame Street And Tom And Jerry Movies

Warner Bros. Pictures Announces Movie Release Dates For Sesame Street And Tom And Jerry Movies
Warner Bros. Pictures Announces Movie Release Dates For Sesame Street And Tom And Jerry Movies

Warner Bros. Pictures Announces Movie Release Dates For Sesame Street And Tom And Jerry Movies

Warner Bros. has announced the theatrical release dates for the new Sesame Street and Tom and Jerry movies.

The Sesame Street movie, which is yet to be titled, is a live-action musical and is scheduled to be released in the United States on 15th January 2021, and the new Tom and Jerry movie, which is a live-action and animation hybrid and is scheduled to be released in the U.S. on 16th April 2021.

The co-creator of the sketch comedy series Portlandia – Jonathan Krisel is directing the new Sesame Street movie which is based on the long-running children’s TV show (currently airing on WarnerMedia’s HBO in the United States) created by Joan Ganz Cooney and Lloyd Morrisett that features muppet characters created by Jim Henson including Big Bird, Elmo, Cookie Monster, Grover, Oscar the Grouch, Bert and Ernie and many others.

Mike Rosolio wrote the first draft of the Sesame Street movie screenplay, with Chris Galletta writing a second draft. Shawn Levy is producing the Sesame Street movie with Michael Aguilar. Shawn Levy has been developing the movie since 2012 when 20th Century Fox held the rights. Jesse Ehrman is overseeing the project for Warner Bros. Sesame Workshop, the non-profit educational organisation the produces the TV show, will be involved with the development of the project.

For the new Tom and Jerry movie, Tim Story (Ride Along, Shaft) has already been announced as director. The movie will be produced by Warner Bros
feature animation division – Warner Animation Group. The movie will be based on the classic MGM animated shorts from the 1940’s, 1950’s and 1960’s.

https://deadline.com/2019/03/sesame-street-tom-and-jerry-movie-release-date-warner-bros-1202574617/

https://www.thewrap.com/sesame-street-and-tom-and-jerry-films-set-for-early-2021/