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Icebox Inc. sells series to Fox, will cut staff
November 30th 2000, 00:19 CET by Hulka

Icebox Inc., a creator of Web-based entertainment, said Wednesday it has licensed its Zombie College series to Fox Broadcasting Co., marking the first time that a series created for and premiering on the Internet has been purchased by a major television network.

At the same time, Icebox said it was aggressively cutting costs to reach profitability. The Los Angeles Times reported that Icebox was laying off 50 of its 100 employees.

"Based on this business model, we are confident that the company will reach profitability by the end of 2001," Steve Stanford, chief executive of Icebox, said.

"We will accomplish this by aggressively reducing our production costs while maximizing all of the revenue-generating opportunities available to us."

Zombie College will be developed into a live-action, half-hour pilot for Fox's 2001-2002 programming season. Fox Broadcasting is part of Fox Entertainment Group, which is controlled by Rupert Murdoch's News Corp Ltd.

Zombie College is the second series to be successfully incubated by Icebox for migration offline. In August, its Starship Regulars series was licensed to Showtime Networks to be produced as a live action half-hour series.

Icebox said it is also negotiating for two of its series to become feature films.
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#1 by "Intaglio"
2000-11-30 00:28:38
eric@gurutech.org
First!
#2 by "CreoleNed"
2000-11-30 01:21:00
cned@telus.net
Such little minds, so easily amused...
#3 by "shaithis"
2000-11-30 07:33:19
cwb@cuse.org
Wait... they're making it live action? With the success Fox has had with many of its animated series (Simpsons, King of the Hill, Family Guy), that surprises me.

But hey, they bought it. They can do whatever the hell they want. :)

-shai
(or is it not a cartoon, and I'm just totally confused?)
#4 by "Hulka"
2000-11-30 15:26:37
Sgt_Hulka@Hulka.com
I find it ironic that the day the announce all their hard work has paid off and they are about to sign with FOX and have two movies in the works, they lay off 50 of the people who made that happen.

Welcome to the machine my son, lube your butt up before entering.
#5 by "bago"
2000-11-30 23:55:21
manga_rando@hotmail.com
bah! you KNOW most dot coms hire too many people...
#6 by "shaithis"
2000-12-01 19:24:42
cwb@cuse.org
I'd have to agree with bago... those 50 people probably *didn't* make anything happen. If your company needs 100 people to produce a couple of web cartoons, you have serious problems. I know plenty of guys out there doing it by themselves.

-shai
#7 by "wabut"
2000-12-02 11:03:55
wabut@yahoo.com
hey, fox is doing the live action Tick with Puddy! they must see the potential in that and want the same with this icebox stuff.
#8 by Squeaky
2002-05-23 23:47:00
boo

Dr Pepper is the New Seamus Blackley.

That sounds like a sig.
#9 by Euri
2003-04-13 20:40:55
yolora@attbi.com http://www.eurikins.com
So lonely =(

Lol hi =]
#10 by Ergo
2003-04-16 00:06:08
Shaddap.

Unneeded Editor -- Respawn Games

DVDs
#11 by Euri
2003-05-05 01:50:46
yolora@attbi.com http://www.eurikins.com
K.

No cake is complete without at least one ethnic slur.
#12 by Gunp01nt
2003-06-19 15:11:49
supersimon33@hotmail.com
shortest thread ever?

"What kind of hopelessly superficial society do we live in where a guy can't have a little explosive diarrhea in public without losing the love of his life?"
#13 by Huge Wood Farmer
2003-06-20 04:41:06
yep.

Are you fucking stoned?
#14 by Greg
2003-06-25 06:26:17
Test

We are OK in a misguided, sadist way.
We are OK in a disabled veteran's way.
We are OK.
#15 by Greg
2003-06-25 06:56:02
Just another test, sorry.

We are OK in a misguided, sadist way.
We are OK in a disabled veteran's way.
We are OK.
#16 by jafd
2003-06-25 07:11:00
We'll be hitting 3k any minute now.

"You do not truly know someone until you fight them."
#17 by Squeaky
2003-06-25 09:04:28
Why stop there?

Great masturbating monkey gods, it's like watching the kettle rape the pot. -- Bailey
DVDs
#18 by Bailey
2003-06-25 10:18:24
Giant purplish cocks slapping your ass and buttocks as though running backwards naked thought a cornfield, for one.

Contrary to popular belief, my inability to contribute anything of value to the discussion is not a recent development.
#19 by Squeaky
2003-06-25 10:36:43
That's a good reason.

Great masturbating monkey gods, it's like watching the kettle rape the pot. -- Bailey
DVDs
#20 by G-Man
2004-09-23 08:15:58
I am an asshole.
#21 by Greg
2004-09-23 23:36:54
no thread ever ends at 20 posts

こんにちは
#22 by Max
2004-09-24 06:49:11
http://massivebraincase.org/
I say we take off and nuke the site from orbit.  It's the only way to be sure.

Yours Faithfully,
Dr Hamidu Dicko
MANAGER AUDITING AND ACCOUNTING DEPARTMENT
BANK OF AFRICA.
#23 by BobJustBob
2004-09-24 06:53:59
Let's just nuke the whole goddamn planet. And nuke Texas twice, just to be sure.

Dood.
#24 by Penguinx
2004-09-24 17:58:37
Insert various Bill Paxton quotes from Aliens here.

Milk and Cheese agree, "UAC SUCKS!"
#25 by Dumdeedum
2004-09-24 18:21:53
http://www.dumdeedum.com
How do I get out of this chicken-shit outfit?

#26 by Penguinx
2004-09-24 18:25:12
Stay frosty!

Milk and Cheese agree, "UAC SUCKS!"
#27 by Ergo
2004-09-25 01:32:24
Send Bishop, he'll go!!!

Mac OSX--UNIX For Girls (tm)
DVDs
#28 by Dumdeedum
2004-09-25 02:05:48
http://www.dumdeedum.com
Ass like a ten year old boy and a pair of titties... make you wanna stand up and beg for buttermilk!

#29 by Penguinx
2004-09-25 17:43:21
Well that's great, that's just fucking great man. Now what the fuck are we supposed to do? We're in some real pretty shit now man. That's it man, game over man, game over!

Milk and Cheese agree, "UAC SUCKS!"
#30 by zimbardo_ugly
2004-09-25 18:14:57
zimbardo_ugly@hotmail.com
How could they cut the power man? They're animals!

"Warez non sunt multiplicanda praeter necessitatem"
#31 by Ergo
2004-09-27 18:59:36
Well that's great, that's just fuckin' great man, now what the fuck are we supposed to do? We're in some real pretty shit now man. That's it man, game over man, game over, man! Game over! What the fuck are we gonna do now? What are we gonna do?

Mac OSX--UNIX For Girls (tm)
DVDs
#32 by Ergo
2004-09-27 19:00:14
Sorry, Px.

Mac OSX--UNIX For Girls (tm)
DVDs
#33 by Penguinx
2004-09-27 19:02:06
It's not okay. I am deeply offended by your having quoted a more complete version of my Hudson offering.

Duel at dawn!

Milk and Cheese agree, "UAC SUCKS!"
#34 by Dumdeedum
2004-09-27 20:18:10
http://www.dumdeedum.com
In case you haven't been paying attention to current events, we just got our asses kicked, pal!

I so want to watch the film now but I only watched it about a month ago... maybe if I bought the DVD I could justify it.

Guest MP3OTW: Cherry Poppin' Daddies - Zoot Suit Riot.mp3 (Thanks Squeaky!)
#35 by BobJustBob
2004-09-27 20:19:05
And by "the DVD" you mean "the Quadrilogy", of course.

Dood.
#36 by Dumdeedum
2004-09-27 20:28:03
http://www.dumdeedum.com
...and they're gonna come in here AND THEY'RE GONNA KILL US!

Eh?  The Quadrilogy?  There's only two films in the aliens series.

Guest MP3OTW: Cherry Poppin' Daddies - Zoot Suit Riot.mp3 (Thanks Squeaky!)
#37 by BobJustBob
2004-09-27 20:30:27
Such a tired way to introduce such a tired opinion.

Three rocked.

Dood.
#38 by Penguinx
2004-09-27 20:34:27
I'll go so far as to say that three was good, if not rocking.

I can't stand a single second of four, though.

Milk and Cheese agree, "UAC SUCKS!"
#39 by Dumdeedum
2004-09-27 20:35:15
http://www.dumdeedum.com
Hey Bob, have you ever been mistaken for a man?

To be fair I've only seen three and four once and I barely remember them, all I remember is they weren't particularly great.

Guest MP3OTW: Cherry Poppin' Daddies - Zoot Suit Riot.mp3 (Thanks Squeaky!)
#40 by BobJustBob
2004-09-27 20:35:43
Four was okay. There was some cool stuff in there, like when the trapped aliens attacked the other alien so that his acid blood could eat through the floor. It became a mess by the end, though.

Dood.
#41 by Penguinx
2004-09-27 20:40:19
I hope Cameron or Ridley Scott have another go at the series.

Cameron has said he'd like to do a movie which leaves off after Aliens that shows Alien3 and Resurrection were both cryo-sleep dreams.

Milk and Cheese agree, "UAC SUCKS!"
#42 by jjohnsen
2004-09-27 21:06:11
http://www.johnsenclan.com
Good idea.

i ain't got no love for the east cost
but i do love eatin butter with my toast
-DKI(ID
#43 by BobJustBob
2004-09-27 21:10:22
Does that mean Newt isn't dead? Terrible idea.

Dood.
#44 by Penguinx
2004-09-27 21:15:17
Newt being alive is alot easier for me to tolerate than clone-Ripley.

Milk and Cheese agree, "UAC SUCKS!"
#45 by Dumdeedum
2004-09-27 21:16:27
http://www.dumdeedum.com
Aye-firmative!

There's always the William Gibson script that keeps getting linked, everyone speaks highly of it although I've never bothered to read it all.  Dunno if Newt was in it or not, hopefully not.  In fact they'd probably be as well getting rid of Sigourney too, I mean she was good and everything but she is a bit long in the tooth now.

Guest MP3OTW: Cherry Poppin' Daddies - Zoot Suit Riot.mp3 (Thanks Squeaky!)
#46 by G-Man
2004-09-27 21:19:49
I read it all. it wasn't bad and yes, Newt is in it.
#47 by G-Man
2004-09-27 21:20:11
Link
#48 by Penguinx
2004-09-27 21:30:33
Thanks, Gman. I was about to rev-up my Google-Fu.

Milk and Cheese agree, "UAC SUCKS!"
#49 by Gunp01nt
2004-09-27 22:29:29
supersimon33@hotmail.com
Smoking or non-smoking?

There is no subliminal message enclosed in this signature
#50 by Penguinx
2004-09-27 22:36:22
DNF physics engine news.

Milk and Cheese agree, "UAC SUCKS!"
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