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Women in Animation in the Spotlight at Annecy 2015

by Ed Liuon May 28, 2015
WOMEN IN ANIMATION IN THE SPOTLIGHT AT ANNECY 2015 Annecy International Animation Film Festival Gives Ladies Top Billing in 2015, with Great Support by WIA On All Levels of Participation Los Angeles, CA – Women in Animation (WIA), the organization of animation professionals and students who aim to empower and support women in the field […]
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Nickelodeon UK And Forbidden Planet Unite For Retro Ninja Turtles Merchandise

by Grant Whiteon May 27, 2015
Nickelodeon/Viacom Consumer Products have teamed up with cult merchandise store Forbidden Planet to produce a line of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle merchandise inspired by the original Fred Wolf animated series. Boasting the iconic chubby faced Turtles that many will remember from the 80s and 90s, the line includes t-shirts, posters, cards, homeware and more. Although […]

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New Yorker Magazine Profiles George Daugherty, Wovewy Conductor for Live Looney Tunes Orchestra

by Ed Liuon May 26, 2015
The New Yorker has profiled George Daughterty, conductor for the “Bugs Bunny at the Symphony” program since he started the concert series in 1989. The series pairs original Looney Tunes cartoons (including “What’s Opera, Doc?”, “Corny Concerto,” and “The Rabbit of Seville”) with live orchestral accompaniment. Among other topics, Mr. Daughterty discusses how he started […]
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SpongeBob Treat Truck to Distribute Free Snacks for World Oceans Day

by Ed Liuon May 20, 2015
EVERYONE’S FAVORITE SPONGE IS COMING ASHORE FOR WORLD OCEANS DAY! Celebrating the Home Entertainment Debut of the New Hit Movie, SpongeBob Treat Truck Will Distribute Free Bikini Bottom Snacks, Plus Reusable Totes And Tips On Helping The World’s Oceans SpongeBob SquarePants is coming ashore in 8 cities across the U.S., bringing laughter, joy, and SpongeBob […]

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How New York City Launched the Animation Industry - An AMPAS Event with Tommy Stathes and J.J. Sedelmaier

by Ed Liuon May 20, 2015
On May 19, 2015, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences hosted a screening of some of the earliest animated short films ever made, hosted by early animation archivist, collector, and historian Tommy Stathes with renowned animator J.J. Sedelmaier. Academy director of New York programs and membership Patrick Harrison introduced the event by noting […]
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"Ralph Bakshi: Rotoscope Auteur" Film Series at Trylon Microcinema

by Dr. Daedaluson May 19, 2015
In the month of August, the Trylon Microcinema in Minneapolis, Minnesota will be showing five films from legendary director Ralph Bakshi.  The five films are Wizards (1977), American Pop (1981), Cool World (1992), Heavy Traffic (1973), and The Lord of the Rings (1978).  Wizards, American Pop, and Cool World will be shown in 35mm, while […]

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11 Seconds Of Doom - E3 2015 Trailer

by Alex Beanon May 18, 2015
Bethesda’s video game “Doom” will be showcased at this year’s E3 [Electronic Entertainment Expo] show at the Los Angeles Convention Center next month and Bethesda decided to provide you with an 11-second glimpse of what they will be on about. More complete in-game footage is scheduled to be unveiled at Bethesda’s Showcase on Sunday, at […]
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Toonzone Interviews Tommy Stathes and J.J. Sedelmaier on Early New York Animation

by Ed Liuon May 18, 2015
Many animation fans have seen and even purchased collections of public domain cartoons on home video, but Tommy José Stathes used those earliest collections (on VHS tapes in the 1990’s) as a springboard to become an early animation historian, archivist, and preservationist, with a focus on the earliest animated cartoons produced from the 1900’s to […]

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Japanese Mecha Designer And Illustrator Hidetaka Tenjin To Attend MCM London Comic Con

by Grant Whiteon May 13, 2015
MCM have announced that Japanese design talent Hidetaka Tenjin will be attending as Anime Guest of Honour for the Friday and Saturday of their May London event, 22-24th. Tenjin’s work includes a long history with the popular mecha classic Macross, Hellsing Ultimate, Glass Fleet and Aquarion. He has also provided the lavish box art for […]
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Bugs Bunny at the Symphony Celebrates 25th Anniversary with 20 City Tour

by Ed Liuon May 6, 2015
BUGS BUNNY AT THE SYMPHONY CELEBRATES ITS 25th ANNIVERSARY 20-City Tour and Special Performances with New York Philharmonic at Lincoln Center and with Los Angeles Philharmonic at Hollywood Bowl May 6, 2015 – Warner Bros. Consumer Products announced today that Bugs Bunny at the Symphony, the record-setting orchestra-and-film concert that invented a whole new genre […]