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If you’re among the moviegoers that has helped make Frozen one of the highest grossing films of all time, than you may have noticed a few call backs to a less profitable—but no less loved—franchise. Along with what appears to be a Bluth chicken dance reference, there’s also a line-for-line joke from the scene where Michael and Lindsey claim that, “It’s like we finish each other’s … sandwiches.” Speaking with EW, Frozen composer Robert Lopez said, “I think [my wife Kristen Anderson-Lopez and I] had seen [that] episode once, and we did the joke, and realized that we had kind of made an homage. And then we tried to rewrite it, but we kept it because we couldn’t come up with anything better. Because Arrested Development is amazing.” This totally makes up for their part in flooding the Internet with “Let It Go” parody videos ... Discuss

 

Michael Cera may soon be returning to primetime. The actor (and now director) best known for his work in films including Juno and Scott Pilgrim and, of course, as George Michael Bluth on Arrested Development, will co-star alongside John Hawkes (Winter’sBone) in a new half-hour comedy from creator Charlie Kaufman. According to The Hollywood Reporter, How& Why “tells the story of a man who can explain how and why a nuclear reactor works but is otherwise clueless about life.” If Kaufman’s other work is any indication, it should be pretty heady: He’s the screenwriter behind mind-bending comedies like Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Adaptation, Being John Malkovich and Synecdoche, New York. The pilot, which is being produced for cable network FX, will be shot sometime this spring ... Discuss

 

When Community makes its long-awaited comeback on Jan. 2, the students of Greendale Community College will be joined by a growing list of famous friends. And now, it’s being reported that Arrested Development star and comedian David Cross will be making a special appearance on the show he once told A.V. Club was the "best comedy on TV, hands down." Cross joins a star-studded cast of special guest appearing on season five of the NBC comedy including Arrested Development creator Mitch Hurwitz, Breaking Bad mastermind Vince Gilligan, Adult Swim’s Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim, The Daily Show’s Jon Oliver, actress Brie Larson and others. Let the great experiment begin! … Discuss

 

Your TV worlds are about to collide into a vortex of hilarity. When the NBC sitcom Community returns on Jan. 2, the show will be pulling out all the stops when it comes to guest stars. Along with returning favorites including The Daily Show’s Jon Oliver and Breaking Bad’s Jonathan Banks, Arrested Development creator Mitch Hurwitz will be joining the casts as a guest star. According to The Wrap, Hurwitz will portray “Preston Koogler, Greendale’s ultimate party animal.” And, as if Community’s quirky brand of comedy couldn’t get even more random, the show will also feature an appearance by Adult Swim stars Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim. If you’re not already a fan of the Greendale Community College crew, season five may be a good time to hop on … Discuss

 

Ever wanted to have inspirational ballads from Franklin, Mr. F’s personal theme song and notable background tunes from Arrested Development in one comprehensive collection? Well, we’ve got some good news. On November 19, the 42-track series soundtrack will go on sale containing all of your favorite songs featured on the show along with pieces specifically composed for all four seasons of Arrested Development. Huzzah! … Discuss

 

In a strange Instagram video, James Lipton (aka Prison Warden Gentles), announced that the cast of Arrested Development will be featured on an upcoming episode of Inside the Actor’s Studio. His long-running, Bravo talk show typically features intimate conversations with performers, but considering that Lipton was a recurring guest on the series, the episode may get even more personal. Along with series creator Mitch Hurwitz (who recently confirmed an upcoming AD movie), Jason Bateman,Will Arnett, Portia de Rossi, Jeffrey Tambor, Alia Shawkat and Jessica Walter—actors in the best television program made by mankind, in this century or in any other—will all be guests on the Nov. 7 show … Discuss