Before “Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure”, “Beetlejuice”, “Batman”, “Edward Scissorhands”, “James and the Giant Peach” and, yes, even before “Frankenweenie” – there was Tim Burton’s first short television movie appearing on the then-fledgling Disney Channel re-telling the classic “Hansel and Gretel” fairy tale only with an all-Japanese cast, some hand puppets and some stop-motion animation…
The 2014 Comic Con is nearly upon us – only a little over a month to go – and the art work for the official souvenir book of the annual industry convention has been released. This year, the official 2014 Comic Con Souvenir Book honors the 75th anniversary of Batman by featuring the pencil-and-ink Batman-themed […]
There isn’t too much in the newest trailer for the upcoming “Guardians of the Galaxy” [release date: August 1, 2014] that will give away the plot details of the film, but the new trailer does give a glimpse of Glenn Close as Nova Commander Rael with her funky hairdo…
The upcoming “Dragon Ball Z Kai” will have Japanese pop star Leo Ieiri’s song “Junjo” [“Innocence”] as its second ending theme beginning in July 2014. This version of “Dragon Ball Z Kai” will run for 69 episodes and covers the Majin Buu Saga story arc. Already being aired in Japan, “Dragon Ball Z Kai” is […]
Anna Kendrick will provide the voice of Poppy Troll, the upbeat princess, in the upcoming “Trolls” – the DreamWorks Animation musical comedy feature film based on the miniature toys. “Trolls” is currently scheduled to be released on November 4, 2016.
International toymaker Hasbro will be appearing at this year’s International Licensing Expo in Las Vegas with a few announcements of its upcoming licensing arrangements for its signature toy lines that include Transformers, My Little Pony and The Littlest Pet Shop. Among the announcements… TRANSFORMERS The Transformers brand celebrates the 30th Anniversary in 2014 with the […]
Aardman, the award-winning British animation studio responsible for the wildly popular “Wallace and Gromit” films and series, has gone back to its roots and brought back one of its original characters – Morph – to present a children’s program for deaf kids. Morph, who first appeared in a 1977 UK kids program called “Take Hart”, […]
Netflix has partnered with Mattel to produce 12 animated episodes of “Ever After High” – a series based on the toymaker’s line of sons and daughters of famous fairytale characters. The 12 episodes will be preceded by a feature film – “Ever After High Unsprung” – before debuting in 2015.
DreamWorks TV has officially launched their YouTube channel. The new channel will include the usual suspects of Shrek, Puss in Boots, and Kung Fu Panda as well as a new animation and live-action lineup that consists of… Live Action OMG — A live-action sketch comedy series featuring up and coming kid comedians. Record Setter Kids […]
Regular Show on Cartoon Network currently has a handful of half-hour specials sprinkled throughout its routine 15-minute segments shows, but due to its popularity, the series will be expanding to include several more half-hour specials over the course of the upcoming season. According to series creator J.G. Quintel at the Annecy Animation Festival in France, […]