Hello Kitty Is Actually Kitty White

by Alex Beanon August 27, 2014
Hello Kitty was created by Sanrio in Japan in 1974, not as a cat, but rather, as a little girl/cartoon character named Kitty White. According to University of Hawai’i anthropologist Christine Yano, who will curate the Hello Kitty 40th Anniversary exhibit at the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles next month, Kitty White is […]
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Otakon 2014: Interview – Sunao Katabuchi Talks His New Film, “In This Corner of the World”

by Todd DuBoison August 22, 2014
Sunao Katabuchi might be most recognizable to English-speaking anime fans as the director of the gritty Black Lagoon presently airing on Adult Swim’s Toonami block, but he’s also a veteran of the anime industry whose early credits include scriptwriting for Hayao Miyazaki’s Sherlock Hound TV series and the position of assistant director on Studio Ghibli’s Kiki’s Delivery […]


PR: Prepare To Loaf Out Loud As Nickelodeon UK Delivers New Animation ‘Breadwinners’

by Grant Whiteon August 20, 2014
  PREPARE TO LOAF OUT LOUD AS NICKELODEON DELIVERS NEW ANIMATION BREADWINNERS Expect hilarious escapades, high energy and booty-shaking music in plucky new series Breadwinners, premiering on Monday 22nd September at 4:30pm only on Nicktoons London, 20th August 2014 – New animated comedy Breadwinners follows SwaySway and Buhdeuce, two hilarious ducks who operate a bread […]
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2014 Pokémon World Champions Chosen

by Shawn Hopkinson August 18, 2014
After an intense weekend of competition in Washington, D.C., the 2014 masters of all things Pokémon have been decided at the Pokémon World Championships. Long may they reign. Players from more than 30 countries attended the event and competed for scholarship money, invitations to the 2015 World Championships, and an awesome trophy with Pikachu on it. Three […]


Bob’s Burgers And Harry Shearer Win First Emmy Awards

by Alex Beanon August 18, 2014
Veteran “Simpsons” voice actor Harry Shearer won his first-ever Emmy Award and was joined in the first-ever club by “Bob’s Burgers” – which won their first-ever Emmy Award as the Best Animated Program. Shearer won his virgin Emmy for his multiple roles in an episode of “The Simpsons” last season. In addition to those wins, […]

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 […]


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 […]


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 […]

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 […]