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Sony Pictures Animation Announces 2017-2018 Slate: “Emojimovie,” “Hotel Transylvania 3,” “Spider-Man,” Animated “Ghostbusters” Series

by Ed Liuon June 23, 2016
Sony Pictures Animation Announces 2017 & 2018 Slate Projects Include EMOJIMOVIE: EXPRESS YOURSELF, Faith-Based Film THE STAR, HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 3, Animated SPIDER-MAN and GHOSTBUSTERS Animated TV Series Culver City, CA, June 20, 2016 – In a move signaling an expansion of its output and increased year-round production across multiple platforms, Sony Pictures Animation announced today […]


Nickelodeon Renews “Blaze & the Monster Machines,” “PAW Patrol,” and “Shimmer and Shine”

by Ed Liuon June 23, 2016
NICKELODEON DOUBLES DOWN ON PRESCHOOL SLATE WITH SEASON RENEWALS OF HIT SERIES BLAZE AND THE MONSTER MACHINES, PAW PATROL AND SHIMMER AND SHINE Nick Greenlights Fourth Seasons of Blaze and the Monster Machines and PAW Patrol, and Third Season of Shimmer and Shine, in Biggest Preschool Content Pipeline Ever NEW YORK–June 21, 2016– Nickelodeon is […]

New “Ben 10” Global Premieres Starting Fall 2016 through 2017

by Ed Liuon June 23, 2016
THE NEW BEN 10 MAKES GLOBAL DEBUT THIS FALL ON CARTOON NETWORK Latest Franchise Begins Worldwide Rollout with Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia-Pacific and Continues into 2017 with North America and Latin America Cartoon Network’s newest take on Ben 10, the animated phenomenon that had kids all over the world wanting to transform […]

DreamWorks Dragons Race to the Edge

Exclusive “DreamWorks Dragons: Race to the Edge” Artwork – New Episodes Coming June 24, 2016

by Ed Liuon June 21, 2016
The dracologists of DreamWorks Animation Television and Netflix have released several exclusive images of a newly discovered species of dragon they have dubbed the “Triple Stryke.” The dragon, and many more newly discovered species, will be revealed when the third season of DreamWorks Dragons: Race to the Edge begins on Netflix starting June 24, 2016. […]


“Rusty Rivets” to Premiere on NIckelodeon on August 22, 2016

by Ed Liuon June 20, 2016
IMAGINATIONS RUN WILD IN RUSTY RIVETS, NICKELODEON’S INVENTIVE NEW PRESCHOOL SERIES, PREMIERING MONDAY, AUG. 22, AT 7:30 P.M. (ET/PT) New Series Debut Follows Brand-New PAW Patrol Primetime Special, “All-Star Pups,” Premiering 7:00 p.m. (ET/PT) NEW YORK–June 17, 2016– There’s always a big adventure in Nickelodeon’s brand-new animated preschool series, Rusty Rivets, premiering Monday, Aug. 22, […]
Finding Dory

“Finding Dory” Breaks Records with $136M Opening Weekend

by Ed Liuon June 20, 2016
Disney/Pixar’s Finding Dory conquered the box office in its premiere weekend, taking in an estimated $136.1 million in ticket sales domestically, dwarfing its nearest competition (Warner Bros. comedy Central Intelligence starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Kevin Hart, which took in an estimated $34.5 million). The total broke several box office records for an animated […]


Review: Amazon Pilot Season (Summer 2016) Premieres

by Ed Liuon June 17, 2016
Amazon Studios has released its latest batch of pilot episodes for the 2016 season, with a half-dozen new offerings aimed at kids, five of which are animated and one of which is a remake of a classic puppet-driven TV series from the 1970’s. How do they measure up? Reviewed in the order that the pilot […]

Review: “Quackerz” Lays an Egg

by Ed Liuon June 15, 2016
One of my fundamental precepts of comedy is that ducks are funny, but Quackerz is an animated feature film that is intent on challenging that idea. This Russian import, now available on American shores via Shout! Factory, is a chaotic and messy affair that baffles more than it amuses, and sometimes came close to offending […]