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Wall Street Journal Reports on Hub Takeover and Rebranding by Discovery

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The Wall Street Journal reports that a long-rumored takeover and rebranding of the Hub Network is about to take place. The joint venture between Discovery and Hasbro has struggled to gain market share in the kids TV network environment dominated by Disney Channel and Nickelodeon, shifting from its original lineup of programming to include other […]

Aubrey Plaza Is Grumpy Cat

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Aubrey Plaza [“Parks and Recreation”] will provide the voice when internet sensation Grumpy Cat [aka Tardar Sauce] makes her television debut next year in “Grumpy Cat’s Worst Christmas Ever” on the Lifetime cable network. The plot line has Grumpy Cat not chosen for adoption as the holiday season approaches until a 12-year-old girl can hear […]

"The Boxtrolls" Better Than Scarlett Johansson and "Sex Tape" (at UK Box Office)

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The Hollywood Reporter notes that Laika’s The Boxtrolls leapt to the top of the box office charts in the United Kingdom in its premiere weekend, taking in $3.3 million to beat out Scarlett Johansson in Lucy (which took in $1.3 million in its fourth week of release in the U.K.) and last week’s box office […]

CLIP: "Jungle Master" Voice Acting Behind-the-Scenes; Available on DVD and On Demand September 16, 2014

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New "My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Rainbow Rocks" Animated Shorts

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Amazon Gives The Kicks Some Space

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Amazon Studios has awarded a pilot episode for “The Kicks” a children’s book series by USA women’s soccer standout Alex Morgan about a seventh grade soccer star named Devin who must endure a cross country move and all the resulting tween angst drama that comes with it. The pilot episode for “The Kicks” is expected […]

Nickelodeon's TV and Digital Channels to Go Dark for 11th Annual Worldwide Day of Play on Sept. 20, 2014

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NICKELODEON’S TV AND DIGITAL CHANNELS TO GO DARK FOR ELEVENTH ANNUAL WORLDWIDE DAY OF PLAY, SATURDAY, SEPT. 20 United States Tennis Association, NFL PLAY 60 and Boys and Girls Club of America Among More Than 15 National Partners to Host Thousands of Health and Wellness Events Across the U.S. NEW YORK – Sept. 15, 2014 […]

"Disney's Planes: Fire & Rescue" Flies Home to Blu-ray on November 4, 2014

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Mermaids On Mars Coming To Earth

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A new animated, stop-motion short entitled “Mermaids on Mars” is slated to arrive on Earth next year. The 20-minute effort from California-based Athena Studios, is based on the book of the same title from author Nancy Guettier, and has a boy named Julian traveling to Mars and discovering mermaids living there. “Mermaids on Mars” is […]

Microsoft Purchases Minecraft For $2.5 Billion

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Microsoft has been rumored to be mulling over purchasing Mojang, the Swedish company which produces the popular video game, Minecraft, and they finally made it official and opened their wallet – to the tune of $2.5 billion – in buying Mojang and Minecraft. Microsoft has said they intend to make the game available not only […]

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