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Amazon Anime Strike

Amazon Channels’ Anime Strike Offers Free Digital Manga

by Ed Liuon March 22, 2017
Amazon Channels’ curated on-demand subscription service Anime Strike is offering its members free digital manga through ComiXology once a month for the rest of 2017. The free title will be selected by the Anime Strike team based on the most popular shows over the past month, with April’s offering being Blue Exorcist Vol. 1 to […]

Bernie Wrightson

Bernie Wrightson, Co-Creator of Swamp Thing 1948-2017

by Dan Collinson March 20, 2017
Entertainment Weekly reports that artist Bernie Wrightson passed away on Saturday from his long battle with brain cancer, according to an announcement his wife gave on his website. He was 68. Wrightson, along with writer Len Wein, co-created the DC Comics character Swamp Thing in House of Secrets #92. A year later, the two worked […]
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Stephen Hillenburg, Creator Of Spongebob, Diagnosed With ALS

by Peter Paltridgeon March 13, 2017
Sad news has struck the animation community tonight. Stephen Hillenburg, animation veteran and creator of Nickelodeon’s most successful cartoon (Spongebob Squarepants), has received a diagnosis of ALS, aka Lou Gehrig’s Disease. It’s a neurodegenerative illness that affects nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord, and is eventually fatal. “I wanted people to hear directly […]

Anime Limited Selling Limited Production “Mobile Suit Gundam” Movie Trilogy UK Blu-ray Set

by Grant Whiteon March 4, 2017
Anime Limited have announced that the UK will see a Blu-ray release of the Mobile Suit Gundam movies. The trilogy, due to ship 27th March, will be limited to 500 units and sold strictly through the company’s online store. Other Gundam releases by the company have seen mass retail release but the limited release for […]
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Breaking News from the Nickelodeon Upfront: New TMNT!

by Peter Paltridgeon March 3, 2017
It’s been known for a while that the upcoming fifth season of Nick’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles will be its last. But if you think this beloved and iconic property is finally being mothballed for good, think again! Nickelodeon held its annual upfront presentation this morning in New York City, and among the various kidcoms […]

Star vs. the Forces of Evil

Disney XD Orders Season 2 of “Milo Murphy’s Law” and Season 4 of “Star vs. the Forces of Evil”

by Ed Liuon February 28, 2017
The Hollywood Reporter reports that Disney XD has renewed Milo Murphy’s Law for a second season and Star vs. the Forces of Evil for a fourth. The former series was created by Dan Povenmire and Jeff “Swampy” Marsh; the title character is a personification of Murphy’s Law voiced by “Weird Al” Yankovic. The latter series […]
Zootopia

“Zootopia” Takes Home Best Animated Feature Oscar; “Piper” Wins Best Animated Short

by Ed Liuon February 27, 2017
The 89th annual Academy Award winners were announced in a ceremony last night, with Disney’s Zootopia taking home the Oscar for Best Animated Feature and Disney/Pixar’s “Piper” winning for Best Animated Short Film. Of the remaining categories with an animated film in contention, the Best Original Song award went to “City of Stars” from La […]

The Red Turtle

Review: “The Red Turtle” Presents a Beautiful Mystery

by slaion February 24, 2017
Among this year’s nominees for Best Animated Feature is The Red Turtle, a French-Belgian collaboration with some help from Japan’s Studio Ghibli. It tells the tale of a man stranded on a deserted island, and though it would seem akin to Robinson Crusoe, the tale twists into much more along the way. The Red Turtle […]
Oscar Nominated Shorts 2017

Review: The 2017 Oscar Nominated Animated Shorts

by slaion February 23, 2017
This year’s animated shorts, presented in theaters and online by ShortsHD, features mostly a somber mix of animated tales with just the one exception from Pixar. There was also another R-rated short among the nominees, which again was screened last for the younger audience to leave beforehand. I’m not sure this year’s mix would entertain […]