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SDCC 2014: Hologram Homer Sued

by Alex Beanon August 15, 2014
A hologram of Homer Simpson that appeared onstage with creator Matt Groening at this year’s Comic Con in San Diego has created a lawsuit opportunity for the company Hologram USA, which claims it owns the technology used to create Hologram Homer and wasn’t contacted for authorization nor paid a licensing fee by Fox to use […]
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Lifelong Fan Wins Chance To Be In Star Wars: Episode VII

by Alex Beanon August 12, 2014
There are lifelong fans of the “Star Wars” film franchise – and theywould number in the millions – and then there are lifelong fans who will be making a cameo appearance in the upcoming “Star Wars: Episode VII” – and there will be only one of those and his name is D.C. Barns. Barns, a […]

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Watch the 2014 Pokémon World Championships Live

by Shawn Hopkinson August 12, 2014
You might not have made it to the 2014 Pokémon World Championships in Washington, D.C. this weekend, but you can watch all the action live through streaming. The championships will be held August 15-17 at the Walter E. White Convention Center in D.C., where more than 500 Pokémon video game and trading card game players from more […]
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San Diego Sues Salt Lake Over Comic Con Usage

by Alex Beanon August 10, 2014
The organizers of the San Diego Comic Con are suing the organizers of the Salt Lake Comic Con in Utah over the copyright usage of the term “comic con”. The San Diego-based Comic Con has been synonymous with the term since the event originated there in 1970. The Utah-based event began last year and attracted […]

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Otakon 2014: Thoughts on Friday

by Weathermanon August 9, 2014
Well, so far so good this year. The weather is pretty decent if a touch humid, the con funk is minimal, and I think the registration line is finally gone, but I could be wrong about that. Apparently there were folks in line until after midnight Thursday who were told that they couldn’t get their […]
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Disneyland Goes KaBoom! Next Weekend

by Alex Beanon August 7, 2014
The KaBOOM! Play Together Tour powered by Disney Parks kicks off August 16 in Anaheim, California, before travelling across America for fun-filled family play events that inspire meaningful connections between children and the influential adults in their lives. Located in the Center Street Promenade, the free events will take place Saturday, August 16, and Sunday, […]

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Nickelodeon's Fresh Beat Band Greatest Hits Live Tour Kicks Off in November 2014

by Ed Liuon August 6, 2014
NICKELODEON’S THE FRESH BEAT BAND ARE BACK WITH BRAND-NEW LIVE CONCERT TOUR KICKING OFF IN NOVEMBER The Fresh Beat Band Greatest Hits Live Presented by Nickelodeon Will Feature New Songs Plus Fan Favorites and Travel To Cities Across the U.S. Including New York, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas and More; Tickets On Sale Starting Friday, […]
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Golden Globes Changes Animation Category Rules

by Alex Beanon August 5, 2014
The Hollywood Foreign Press – which operates the annual Golden Globe Awards – has changed the eligibility rules for its animation categories. The first major rule change was defining what constituted an “animated” movie and the Golden Globes settled on a film having to be at least 75% animated – where “the work is done […]

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Puss In Boots Goes To Singapore

by Alex Beanon August 5, 2014
In a deal with DreamWorks Animation, Universal Parks Singapore will be debuting a special Puss in Boots-themed rollercoaster and stage show at the theme park. The rollercoaster will be called Puss in Boots’ Giant Journey and involve a magic beanstalk wrapped around a giant castle while the 20-minute stage show will be called “The Dance […]
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SDCC2014: "The Boxtrolls" Roundtable Interview with Travis Knight, Anthony Stacchi, and Graham Annable

by 90'sCartoonManon August 4, 2014
Travis Knight is LAIKA’s President and CEO, and has been involved in all principal creative and business decisions at LAIKA since the studio’s founding in 2003. He was Lead Animator and Producer on LAIKA’s second feature, the 2012 Academy Award® nominated animated feature, ParaNorman. He was Lead Animator and Producer as well on the company’s […]