FOX: Dreamworks ‘Dragons: Gift Of The Night Fury’ Christmas Special Airing In December

Via Press Release:

FOX UNWRAPS THE WORLD BROADCAST PREMIERE OF

“DREAMWORKS DRAGONS: GIFT OF THE NIGHT FURY,”

A MUST-SEE HOLIDAY SPECIAL

INSPIRED BY THE HIT ANIMATION FILM “HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON”

MONDAY, DECEMBER 17 

November 2, 2012 – On Monday, Dec. 17 (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT), FOX presents the exclusive broadcast premiere of DREAMWORKS DRAGONS: GIFT OF THE NIGHT FURY, based on the hit DreamWorks Animation film franchise “How To Train Your Dragon.

GIFT OF THE NIGHT FURY is a story of faith, love and friendship that takes viewers on an adventure of dragon-sized proportions as the villagers of Berk prepare for the winter holidays. As the festivities approach, the dragons make a sudden mass exodus, leaving HICCUP (Jay Baruchel), ASTRID (America Ferrera), STOICK (Gerard Butler) and the rest of the gang saddened by the loss of their winged friends. A wild turn of events leads Hiccup to discover a mysterious, never-before-seen island and learn the true reason why the dragons left the village. Friendship and loyalty abound in this touching holiday tale of spreading one’s wings, but always staying close to home. As Hiccup says, “The only real comfort against the cold are those you keep close to your heart.”

The animated special is inspired by the popular “How to Train Your Dragon” film franchise, of which the second and third feature film installments are due in theaters on June 20, 2014, and June 18, 2016, respectively. The critically acclaimed 2010 global blockbuster from DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. (Nasdaq: DWA),  and based on the book series by Cressida Cowell, was nominated for two Academy Awards® and a Golden Globe Award, and has grossed $500 million at the worldwide box office. The franchise also includes a live spectacular global tour. The voice cast includes Jay Baruchel, Gerard Butler, Craig Ferguson, America Ferrera, Jonah Hill, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, T.J. Miller and Kristen Wiig.

[EDITOR’S NOTE: Additional programming airing on Dec. 17 to be announced soon.]

-FOX-

BBC America: ‘Doctor Who’ Christmas Special To Air On December 25th, Details About Season 7.5

What better way to celebrate Christmas Day after all the presents are opened, you’ve visited your friends and family and finally settled down at the end of the day then to enjoy the latest adventure with your favorite time-traveling Time Lord and his newest companion?  we certainly cam’t think of any and if you haven’t seen any of the Doctor Who Christmas specials in the past, you are in for a treat.  Last year’s The Doctor, The Widow and The Wardrobe was by far the best of the lot and just a fantastic adventure for the whole family.  Below is the announcement on BBC America’s website regarding the latest entry following that is the press release providing all sorts of cool news about the upcoming second have to season seven.

From BBC America:

Doctor Who Christmas Special

Following the epic mid-season finale, the Doctor gets in the holiday spirit in the all-new Christmas special written by lead writer and executive producer Steven Moffat (Sherlock). Accompanied by his newest companion, played by Jenna-Louise Coleman, the Doctor’s latest adventure through space and time sees him once again crossing paths with the homo-reptilian Silurian Madame Vastra (Neve McIntosh) and her cohort Jenny (Catrin Stewart). The Doctor Who Christmas Special premieres December 25, 9:00pm ET. Twitter: #DoctorWho

Via Press Release:

BBC AMERICA CONFIRMS CYBERMEN AND STELLAR CAST FOR DOCTOR WHO IN 2013

Nov 07, 2012 | BBC AMERICA

BBC AMERICA CONFIRMS CYBERMEN AND STELLAR CAST FOR DOCTOR WHO IN 2013

BBC AMERICA confirms that the Cybermen will be menacing the universe once again when Doctor Who returns for a run of eight epic episodes in spring, 2013. The iconic enemies will be featured in an adventure directed by Stephen Woolfenden and written by the acclaimed Neil Gaiman whose previous Doctor Who episode, “The Doctor’s Wife,” garnered a Hugo Award. 

Starring Matt Smith as the Doctor and Jenna-Louise Coleman as the new companion, the episode co-stars Warwick Davis (Life’s Too ShortHarry Potter), Tamzin Outhwaite (EastEnders, Law & Order: UK) and Jason Watkins (Being Human, Twenty Twelve) as a band of misfits on a mysterious planet…

Steven Moffat, Lead Writer and Executive Producer, told us, “Cybermen were always the monsters that scared me the most! Not just because they were an awesome military force, but because sometimes they could be sleek and silver and right behind you without you even knowing.” He added, “And with one of the all-time classic monsters returning, and a script from one of our finest novelists, it’s no surprise we have attracted such stellar names as Tamzin, Jason and Warwick.”

The Cybermen last appeared in 2011’s “Closing Time,” but debuted in 1966 opposite William Hartnell’s Doctor in the classic “The Tenth Planet.” Over the years they have proven constant in their attempts to terrorize the Time Lord, invade our planet and destroy humanity… Secrecy surrounds all future adventures but we can’t wait to find out more about the Cybermen’s latest deadly gambit.

Doctor Who returns to BBC AMERICA on December 25 for the Christmas Special and is back for a run of eight episodes in spring, 2013.