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"Angry Birds" Movie Gets Directors

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The popular mobile phone video game Angry Birds [which recently released a Star Wars-themed version of the game] has not one, but two directors for its upcoming animated 3D movie. Clay Kaytis and Fergal Reilly will share first-time directing duties for the film. Kaytis comes from Disney where he worked on Tangled, Wreck-It Ralph, and […]

Afterlife With Archie Sells Out First Issue

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“Afterlife With Archie” – a zombie-themed portrayal of Archie’s hometown of Riverdale – has sold out its first issue on its debut day. Poor Hot Dog has been hit by a car and Jughead tries to save him with the help of some otherworldly tactics. Unfortunately for Hot Dog, Jughead is no Einstein and already […]

"Murder Police" Killed Off by Fox

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With The Cleveland Show being cancelled and American Dad moving to TBS in 2014, Fox needed a replacement to fill out their popular Sunday evening animation lineup of The Simpsons, Bob’s Burgers, and Family Guy – and Murder Police was supposed to be that replacement after receiving a 13-episode order earlier in the year. But […]

The Simpsons Marathon Continues

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Somebody’s going to be killed off this year but it won’t be the show itself, as “The Simpsons” were officially renewed for their 26th season – cementing their status as the longest-running scripted series in television history – by Fox. The show, created by Matt Groening, has been nominated for multiple Primetime Emmy Awards every […]

Bob’s Burgers Episode Recap – Fort Night – Season 4, Episode 2

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Synopsis: It’s Halloween again – the best holiday of the year for the Belcher family – and Bob and Linda are busy working on the kids’ group costume [a dragon] while the kids and their friends are busy getting trapped in their homemade fort made out of cardboard refrigerator boxes. Details: Louise is in the […]

Hornet Films Goes Down Under with Australia's XYZ Studios

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New York-based animation house Hornet Films has entered into a reciprocal partnership with Australian animation house XYZ Studios to produce animated features and commercials for the USA and Australia and New Zealand. Hornet Films is the home of Dan Abdo and Jason Patterson, creators of this year’s Rocket Monkeys television series on Nickelodeon [and which […]

NTSF:SD:SUV:: Episode Recap – How Piper Got Her Groove Initially – Season 3, Episode 11

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Synopsis: How did the NTSF:SD:SUV:: come together and become the premier, well-oiled San Diego crime-stopping machine it is today? It all started in a West Korean nail salon. Details: The backstory of how the “NTSF:SD:SUV::” crew came together begins with Piper in 2003 at T.G. McDrunks where nobody claims to find Piper attractive – well, […]

Childrens Hospital Episode Recap: Season 5, Episode 10 – Blaken

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Synopsis: Blake is suddenly kidnapped by mysterious thugs for no apparent reason. Could it be to boost the ratings of Owen’s new TV show or is it just a placeholder scenario until Fart Copter shows up? Details: Things are slow in Osaka at the temporary Childrens Hospital location so Owen has time to star in […]

Numbers Looking Good For Animation Networks

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As the Magic 8-Ball might say – all signs point to “yes!” – when deciphering the recent viewership numerals for the six major networks showing animation as either their primary programming or a sizable chunk. According to census figures, children ages 2-11 make up 39.3 million of the American population and Disney leads the way, […]

Narnia Sitting In The Silver Chair

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Both the official and symbolic green light has been given for the fourth book in the Chronicles of Narnia series – “The Silver Chair” – to be made into a feature film. The popular childrens’ fantasy book series by author C.S. Lewis has already earned $1.6 billion from films based on the first three books […]

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