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Annie Awards Issues Call For Submissions

by Alex Beanon September 3, 2014
The International Animated Film Society has issued a call for submissions for the 42nd Annual Annie Awards. There are 36 categories for 2015 including a new category – Best Character Animation in a Video Game – and a “Special Productions” category for animation not released in the USA but created during 2014. Other than excepted […]

BBC Introduces Kids To Computer Coding Via Animation, TV Shows

by Alex Beanon September 1, 2014
The British Broadcasting Corporation is launching a new effort to teach kids about computer coding through animation on its Bitesize website as well as television programs “Technobabble”, “Appsolute Genius” and “Nina and the Neurons” which address more intricate technology topics. The BBC is seeking to collaborate with major technology players such as Google, Microsoft and […]


Pirates Of The Caribbean 5 Goes Down Under, Mate

by Alex Beanon September 1, 2014
In what is all but a done deal, the fifth installment of the popular “Pirates of the Caribbean” feature film franchise starring Johnny Depp will substitute Australia for the Caribbean after the country tossed a significant incentive of doubloons – reportedly in the neighborhood of a $20 million tax break – to entice the Pirates […]

Arrow Season Three Teaser

by Alex Beanon August 31, 2014
The 20-second teaser for the upcoming Season Three of “Arrow” on the CW network has been released. “Arrow” will premiere on October 8, 2014…


The Simpsons Take The Bowl

by Alex Beanon August 31, 2014
“The Simpsons” are slated to invade the venerable Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles for an event titled “The Simpsons Take The Bowl” on September 12-14, 2014 with a possibility that the gig could lead to a Broadway appearance as well. The Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra will be conducted by Alf Clausen and a small portion […]

Liam Neeson Would Play Ra’s Al Ghul On CW’s Arrow

by Alex Beanon August 30, 2014
Liam Neeson has played DC comic book villain Ra’s al Ghul twice already in feature films – once in “Batman Begins” and then again in “The Dark Knight Rises” – but he has indicated he would play the bad guy again “in a heartbeat” for CW’s comic book-themed television series, “Arrow”. In an interview with […]


Willy Wonka’s Vanilla Fudge Room Revealed

by Alex Beanon August 30, 2014
In the movie “Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory” based on Roald Dahl’s book “Charlie and The Chocolate Factory”, there were only five children invited into the factory as the winners possessing a Wonka Golden Ticket. Dahl, however, started out with 15 children – such as Wilbur Rice, Tommy Troutbeck, Marvin Prune and Miranda Mary […]

GusGus Turns Live Action Into Animation In Mexico

by Alex Beanon August 30, 2014
Icelandic techno musical group GusGus has released a music video for “Mexico” – the title track from their ninth album – usinglive action transformed into a variety of animations…


Me Want Cookie App

by Alex Beanon August 29, 2014
The Cookie Monster is about to get his own app – Cookie Monster’s Challenge – on the Apple iPad tablet. The app is geared toward kids ages 3-5 and includes 10 mini games with personalized profiles for each player. Cookie Monster’s Challenge is to build the ultimate cookie-making machine – and he encounters many educational […]

Lottie Dolls Series In The Works

by Alex Beanon August 29, 2014
An animated series based around the popular Lottie Dolls is in the works – possibly for a cartoon network in France next month. A trailer has Lottie visiting Branksea Island…