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DreamWorks Animation Teams Up With Studio Mir

by Alex Beanon August 29, 2014
DreamWorks Animation has signed a co-production deal with South Korea’s Studio Mir – creators of the popular “The Legend of Korra” series. The pair will develop up to four series over the next four years. Each series will consist of 78 episodes. Source: Variety
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Agent Carter Adds Pair

by Alex Beanon August 29, 2014
“Agent Carter” – the “Captain America” spinoff television series from Marvel – has added two more names to their cast. Joining Agent Carter [Hayley Atwell] will be Strategic Scientific Reserve agent Jack Thompson [no relation to the football player and played by Chad Michael Murray of “One Tree Hill” and “Fruitvale Station” fame] and SSR […]

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CLIP: Disney-Pixar's Lava Short

by Alex Beanon August 29, 2014
Disney-Pixar released a brief clip from its new, upcoming short film “Lava” – about a pair of romantic Hawaiian volcanoes – which was shown at the Hiroshima International Animation festival last week and will be shown before the feature film “Inside Out” on June 19, 2015… Pixar Lava Sneak Peek by CGMeetup
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Minecraft Lands Doctor Who For Xbox 360

by Alex Beanon August 28, 2014
BBC and Microsoft have forged a deal that will allow fans of the long-running British science fiction television series “Doctor Who” to have playable bits in the Xbox 360 version of Minecraft. Amongst those bits will be avatars to represent their favorite character from the show [including the current –and 12th – Doctor, Peter Capaldi], […]

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Bat-Coaster Coming To Six Flags-Texas In San Antonio

by Alex Beanon August 28, 2014
Get on the Bat-Phone and start calling your friends and tell them about the new Batman-themed rollercoaster coming to the Six Flags-Texas theme park in San Antonio – this is no Joker! Officially, the Caped Crusader Coaster will be called “Batman: The Ride” and will feature six free-fly flips, two 90-degree drops and a 120-foot […]
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Hayao Miyazaki To Be Recipient Of Honorary Academy Award

by Alex Beanon August 28, 2014
Celebrated Japanese animator Hayao Miyazaki will be one of four recipients of an honorary Academy Award when the award show is aired next year. Miyazaki is a three-time nominee for the Oscar – winning in 2002 for “Spirited Away” and nominated for “Howl’s Moving Castle” [2006] and “The Wind Rises” [2013]. Joining Miyazaki as honorary […]

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Warner Bros Acme Feature Film Moving Forward

by Alex Beanon August 28, 2014
In what has to be categorized as possibly the best news of the week for cartoon fans, Warner Bros has indicated they will be moving forward with their planned “Acme” feature film project by announcing the hiring of writers Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz [“X-Men: First Class”] for the project. Although the film will not […]
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Mary Poppins Turns 50

by Alex Beanon August 28, 2014
The original release date of “Mary Poppins” was August 27, 1964 – if you were lucky enough to be at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles and had a ticket to the star-studded event – but for the rest of the country, its nationwide release came a couple days later and the film went on […]

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Katana Gets New Identity On Arrow

by Alex Beanon August 28, 2014
Due to a “scheduling conflict”, Devin Aoki – the actress who played Katana in the Season Three opener for “Arrow” – has been replaced by Rila Fukushima [“The Wolverine”] for the recurring role. Fukushima will appear during Oliver Queen’s numerous flashbacks as Tatsu Yamashiro/Katana – a Japanese martial arts expert who is also one of […]
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Hello Kitty Is Actually Kitty White

by Alex Beanon August 27, 2014
Hello Kitty was created by Sanrio in Japan in 1974, not as a cat, but rather, as a little girl/cartoon character named Kitty White. According to University of Hawai’i anthropologist Christine Yano, who will curate the Hello Kitty 40th Anniversary exhibit at the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles next month, Kitty White is […]