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James Earl Jones To Receive Voice-over Icon Award

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The inimitable James Earl Jones will be the recipient of the Voice Arts Icon Award at the inaugural Voice Arts Award show later in 2014. Jones has provided the voice of many animated characters over the years but is perhaps best identified as the voice of Mufasa in Disney’s “The Lion King” from 1994. The […]

Song Of the Sea Sings At Comic Con

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The 2014 edition of Comic Con in San Diego will be the site of the first-ever clips of upcoming animated feature film, “Song of the Sea” from Ireland’s Cartoon Saloon. “Song of the Sea” stars Fionnula Flannagan as Saoirse the Selkie – legendary women who turn from seals into people – and is due to […]

Nickelodeon Bringing TMNT Action Figures To Comic Con

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Nickelodeon will be bringing a slew of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle-themed exclusive action figures to the Comic Con in San Diego in a few weeks. Included in the Comic Con action figure booty for Nickelodeon will be a pair based on the Michelangelo and Raphael characters. The 2014 Comic Con will be held at the […]

Video: ESPN World Cup Coverage Parody

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Sean Rohani has worked in the animation industry – most notably on Disney XD’s “Randy Cunningham: Ninth Grade Ninja” – but he also loves soccer, and as a lover of soccer, took some time and effort from his busy day to produce a video parody of ESPN’s World Cup soccer coverage… Source: World SoccerTalk

Fox And FX Lead Emmy Animated Award Nominations

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Fox and FX networks led the way in the animation categories in the nominations for the 66th annual Emmy Awards while “Futurama” and “Disney Mickey Mouse” each garnered two nominations in animation-specific categories. The official animated category nominations are listed below… Outstanding Animated Program Archer • Archer Vice: The Rules Of Extraction • FX Networks […]

Arrow’s Cousin Is Firestorm

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In a bit of real life imitating art or Hollywood inbreeding [however you want to interpret it], the role of DC Comics superhero Firestorm in “Arrow” spinoff “The Flash” will be played by Robbie Amell – actual cousin of Stephen Amell, who plays Arrow in CW’s “Arrow”. Amell [“Tomorrow People”] plays Robbie Raymond – aka […]

Remake For The Incredible Mr. Limpet Surfaces

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Warner Bros. is exploring a remake for “The Incredible Mr. Limpet” – a 1964 animation/live-action hybrid feature film which starred Don Knotts as a meek office worker who imagines himself in heroic scenarios and turns into an animated fish. Jon Hamm and Zach Galifianakis are reported to be interested in the film directed by Richard […]

Disney Bringing Dumbo Back To Life

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The Disney classic “Dumbo” is set to fly again – this time as a live-action feature film – written by Ehren Kruger [who has written most of the “Transformers” feature film franchise]. “Dumbo” was released in 1941 with a whopping $950,000 budget but pulled in $1.6 million at the box office [approximately $26 million today]. […]

Holy Dark Knight, Batman! Frank Miller To Appear At Comic Con

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Frank Miller, the man responsible for bringing us “The Dark Knight Returns” in 1986, will be coming to Comic Con in San Diego as part of the festivities surrounding the Caped Crusader’s 75th anniversary. Miller will be part of a Warner Bros. panel entitled “Batman 75: Legends of the Dark Knight,” which will take place […]

The Fox/FX Animated Show Schedule For 2014 Comic Con

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Fox and FX’s animated shows will have their usual heavy presence at the annual Comic Con shindig in San Diego in a few weeks with most spread out over the course of Friday and Saturday…The Friday, July 25 Bob’s Burgers, 4:00 – 5:00 PM, Indigo Ballroom with Creator/Executive Producer Loren Bouchard, Executive Producer Jim Dauterive […]

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