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Beatles-Inspired “Beat Bugs” Animated Series Coming to Netflix This Summer

by Ed Liuon February 11, 2016
Variety reports that Netflix has picked up the kids’ animated series Beat Bugs, inspired by the music of the Beatles and featuring covers of their songs by musicians including Eddie Vedder, Pink, and Sia. Created by Josh Wakely, the series revolves around five bugs named Jay, Kumi, Crick, Buzz and Walter, who “band together to […]
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“Batman: Bad Blood Q&A” With Cast And Crew

by Christopher Glennonon February 11, 2016
Coinciding with the release of the latest DC Universe Animated Movie, Batman: Bad Blood, was a screening of the movie at the Paley Center For Media in Los Angeles. Following the screening was a Q & A with cast and crew. Moderated by DC All Access host, Tiffany Smith , the panel included director Jay […]

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DreamWorks and Netflix Release “Voltron: Legendary Defender” Official Logo

by Ed Liuon February 10, 2016
DreamWorks Animation Television and Netflix are getting set to unveil Voltron: Legendary Defender, the re-imagining of the iconic 1980’s-era anime series, promising to “[feature] a mix of action, comedy and an epic storyline spearheaded by yet-to-be-announced veteran animation talent & longtime Voltron fans, the new series will delight audiences old and new.” For now, though, […]
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Shout! Factory to Bring “Miraculous Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir” to Home Entertainment

by Ed Liuon February 10, 2016
SHOUT! FACTORY AND ZAG ENTER NEW TV SERIES CONTENT DISTRIBUTION ALLIANCE FOR HOME ENTERTAINMENT Multi-Year Agreement Grants Shout! Factory Home Entertainment Distribution Rights to ZAG’s New CGI-Animated Series Zag Heroez’ MIRACULOUS™ TALES OF LADYBUG & CAT NOIR Los Angeles, California – February 8, 2016 – Shout! Factory, a multi-platform media company, and ZAG, a multi-media […]

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Amazon Orders “Thunderbirds Are Go” for Prime Streaming Video

by Ed Liuon February 10, 2016
Amazon Orders Original Kids Series Thunderbirds Are Go Amazon orders four seasons of the new series, which is a reinvention of the 50-year-old classic Thunderbirds series; Rosamund Pike to star as Lady Penelope SEATTLE—February 10, 2016—(NASDAQ: AMZN)—Amazon today announced it has ordered four 13-episode seasons of new Amazon Original Kids Series Thunderbirds Are Go to […]
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Review: “Batman: Bad Blood” – Meet the Extended Family

by Christopher Glennonon February 9, 2016
Much like the comic book series it was based on, Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox gave us a whole new continuity for the DC DTV films. The Batman corner of the universe is shaping up to be one of the strongest, and it’s pretty clear by its third outing that it’s a living, breathing entity. […]

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“Inside Out” Dominates 43rd Annual Annie Awards with 11 Wins

by Ed Liuon February 8, 2016
Disney/Pixar’s Inside Out won 11 Annie Awards over the weekend, dominating its competition with wins in categories including Best Animated Feature, Best Directing (for Pete Docter), Outstanding Writing (Pete Docter, Meg LeFauve and Josh Cooley), and Outstanding Voice Acting (Phyllis Smith as Sadness). The full list of winners follows, as announced at the awards ceremony: […]

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Review: “Mobile Suit Gundam Part 2 (UK Edition)”: Yes, My Sweet! Yes, My Sweetest!

by Grant Whiteon February 8, 2016
One of the good things about releasing the original Gundam in two sets is that it creates a nice line between the two major stages of the story. We started with the Federation losing to Zeon and the White Base crew being a messy band of refugees forced into being soldiers. This second set marks […]
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Review: “Batman: Bad Blood” But Good Movie

by Ed Liuon February 4, 2016
The latest DC direct-to-video movies have embraced continuity as a storytelling tool, and like the comic books they are loosely based on, accessibility is sacrificed for complexity as time goes on. Some stories lend themselves to larger time frames than can be comfortably shoehorned into a 90-120 minute running time, especially the kind of multi-generational […]