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Robin Williams 1951-2014

by Dan Collinson August 12, 2014
The Hollywood Reporter has reported that Oscar-winning actor and comedian Robin Williams has died today from an apparent suicide.  He was 63. A successful stand-up comedian, Williams achieved nationwide fame as Mork, an alien from the planet Ork on an episode of Happy Days.  Williams later played Mork in the Happy Days spinoff Mork & Mindy […]
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Warner Archives brings “Gilligan’s Planet” to Earth on DVD

by Dan Collinson July 22, 2014
Tvshowsondvd.com reports that Warner has released one of the two animated spinoffs of Gilligan’s Island with Gilligan’s Planet: The Complete Series.  All 13 episodes from the show are now available in a 2-disc set through Warner’s Manufacture on Demand Program. In the show, the Professor designs a rocket to send the seven castaways from the […]

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Casey Kasem, Radio Host and Voice of Robin & Shaggy, 1932 – 2014

by Dan Collinson June 16, 2014
The Hollywood Reporter reports that longtime radio host Casey Kasem passed away earlier today from complications of dementia at St. Anthony’s Hospital in Gig Harbor, Washington. He was 82. Kasem was best known as the host of the popular radio show American Top 40 which began on July 4, 1970.  He was also the host of the […]
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Shaggy Voice Actor Casey Kasem Reported Missing

by Dan Collinson May 13, 2014
Fox News reports that a judge ordered an investigation on Monday on the whereabouts of former radio personality Casey Kasem after his wife’s attorney said that he left the country. The court order is the latest news in an ongoing family dispute. The man who was best known for hosting the original American Top 40 […]

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Lee Marshall, Voice Actor for Tony the Tiger, 1949-2014

by Dan Collinson May 9, 2014
E! Online reports that radio announcer Marshall Aaron Mayer aka “Stagger” Lee Marshall died on April 26th, 2014 of esophageal cancer. He was 64. Marshall started as a radio announcer at KRIZ in Phoenix, Arizona at the age of 14, when he lied about his age with his deep voice.  He later did radio in […]
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More 60’s Superman and Batman Cartoons Coming to DVD

by Dan Collinson February 6, 2014
Tvshowsondvd.com reports that Warner will release two classic Filmation versions of Superman and Batman with The New Adventures of Superman: Seasons 2 & 3, and The Adventures of Batman: The Complete Series on DVD June 3,2014. The New Adventures of Superman: Seasons 2 & 3 sees the Man of Steel in action with 32 episodes on […]

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Trailer and Cast Announced for “Son of Batman”

by Dan Collinson January 20, 2014
Superhero Hype reports that a trailer and cast have been announced for the next DC Animated feature film, Son of Batman.  Based on Grant Morrison’s story, Son of Batman centers on the Caped Crusader’s son Damian, whose mission is to kill Deathstroke for murdering Ra’s Al Ghul.  The Dark Knight must intervene Damian’s mission of […]
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Russell Johnson, “Gilligan’s Island” Professor, 1924 – 2014

by Dan Collinson January 17, 2014
The Hollywood Reporter reports that Russell Johnson has died earlier this morning in his home in Washington. He was 89. Johnson was known as Roy Hinkley, better known as The Professor, for three years on the classic TV show Gilligan’s Island. He also reprised the role in 3 TV movies and the animated spin-offs The […]

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James Avery 1948-2013

by Dan Collinson January 2, 2014
The Hollywood Reporter reports that actor James Avery died on New Years Eve due to complications from open heart surgery; he was 65.  Avery was best known to TV audiences as Phillip Banks, Will’s uncle on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.  He also made appearances on shows like Amen, The Closer, That ’70s Show, and Star […]
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Lou Scheimer, Filmation Co-Founder, 1928 – 2013

by Dan Collinson October 18, 2013
Cartoon Brew reports that Filmation Co-Founder and Producer Lou Scheimer passed away on Thursday at the age of 84. Scheimer got his start in animation working for companies like Warner Bros., Larry Harmon, and Hanna-Barbera until he co-founded Filmation Productions in 1962 along with Hal Sutherland and Norm Prescott. The studio produced animated shows like […]