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Hasbro Acquires Boulder Media Animation Studio

by Ed Liuon July 13, 2016
Hasbro Acquires Boulder Media Animation Studio Hasbro Expands TV and Feature Film Capabilities with Purchase of Irish Animation Studio PAWTUCKET, R.I. — Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) today announced that it has acquired Boulder Media, a multi-award winning Irish animation company based in Dublin. Boulder has produced a variety of award-winning series for Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon, […]
The Secret Life of Pets

“The Secret Life of Pets” Not So Secret After $104M Debut Weekend; “Finding Dory” Tops Ticket Sales for 2016

by Ed Liuon July 12, 2016
In its debut weekend, Universal/Illumination Entertainment’s The Secret Life of Pets took in a total of $104.35 million in ticket sales to handily take the top spot in the weekend box office race. The total also gave The Secret Life of Pets the most successful opening weekend for an original animated feature, toppling Disney/Pixar’s Inside […]

Elena of Avalor

NY Times on Disney’s Gambles on Latina Princess “Elena of Avalor”

by Ed Liuon July 11, 2016
The New York Times has taken a look at Disney’s new TV show Elena of Avalor, where the title character will be the first Latina Disney Princess. The article is a good capsule summary of the show’s genesis and the challenges it faces as both the latest entry in the ideologically fraught “Disney Princess” line […]

Lego DC Comics Super Heroes - Justice League: Gotham City Breakout

A LEGO “Gotham City Breakout” in Gotham with John DiMaggio, Brandon Vietti, Matt Peters, and Jason Spisak

by Ed Liuon July 8, 2016
At the end of June, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment hosted a special screening of LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes – Justice League: Gotham City Breakout at the Directors Guild of America Theater in New York City. In attendance were actors John DiMaggio (Deathstroke) and Jason Spisak (The Joker and Spoony); co-director Matt Peters; producer Brandon […]
Noel Neill

Noel Neill, TV’s Lois Lane, 1920 – 2016

by Ed Liuon July 5, 2016
Actor Noel Neill passed away at the age of 95 on Sunday, July 3, 2016, at her home in Tuscon, AZ, after a long illness. She was best known as the first screen Lois Lane, bringing the intrepid comic book reporter to life first opposite Kirk Alyn’s Clark Kent/Superman in 1948 in Columbia Superman movie […]

Anastasia Stage Musical

“Anastasia” Stage Musical Sets Broadway Opening Date

by Ed Liuon June 30, 2016
Variety reports that the Anastasia stage musical will debut on Broadway at the Broadhurst Theater with a targeted opening date of April 24, 2017. The musical is based on Don Bluth’s animated feature film of the same name, centering on an amnesiac 18-year old who may be the last surviving member of the Russian royal […]

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First “Trolls” Trailer Released

by Ed Liuon June 29, 2016
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