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Shout! Factory to Bring “Miraculous Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir” to Home Entertainment

by Ed Liuon February 10, 2016
SHOUT! FACTORY AND ZAG ENTER NEW TV SERIES CONTENT DISTRIBUTION ALLIANCE FOR HOME ENTERTAINMENT Multi-Year Agreement Grants Shout! Factory Home Entertainment Distribution Rights to ZAG’s New CGI-Animated Series Zag Heroez’ MIRACULOUS™ TALES OF LADYBUG & CAT NOIR Los Angeles, California – February 8, 2016 – Shout! Factory, a multi-platform media company, and ZAG, a multi-media […]
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Amazon Orders “Thunderbirds Are Go” for Prime Streaming Video

by Ed Liuon February 10, 2016
Amazon Orders Original Kids Series Thunderbirds Are Go Amazon orders four seasons of the new series, which is a reinvention of the 50-year-old classic Thunderbirds series; Rosamund Pike to star as Lady Penelope SEATTLE—February 10, 2016—(NASDAQ: AMZN)—Amazon today announced it has ordered four 13-episode seasons of new Amazon Original Kids Series Thunderbirds Are Go to […]

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Daniel Gerson, Screenwriter for “Monsters Inc.” and “Big Hero 6,” Passes Away at 49

by Ed Liuon February 10, 2016
Variety reports that screenwriter Daniel Gerson has passed away at age 49 after a battle with brain cancer. Mr. Gerson frequently collaborated with Robert L. Baird, with the duo earning screenwriting credits on Disney/Pixar’s Monsters Inc. and Monsters University, and Disney’s Big Hero 6. The pair have also been credited in assisting the screenplays for […]
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“Happy Birthday To You” About To Enter Public Domain At Last

by Peter Paltridgeon February 9, 2016
It’s been called the most famous and widely-sung tune in the world: “Happy Birthday To You.” Everybody sings it at parties and everyone knows the lyrics. What most people don’t know is that every time they’ve performed it in public until now, they’ve been breaking the law. The tune was originally written on paper in […]

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“Inside Out” Dominates 43rd Annual Annie Awards with 11 Wins

by Ed Liuon February 8, 2016
Disney/Pixar’s Inside Out won 11 Annie Awards over the weekend, dominating its competition with wins in categories including Best Animated Feature, Best Directing (for Pete Docter), Outstanding Writing (Pete Docter, Meg LeFauve and Josh Cooley), and Outstanding Voice Acting (Phyllis Smith as Sadness). The full list of winners follows, as announced at the awards ceremony: […]
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The Adventures of Kevin Smith and Harley Quinn Smith, Part Two

by Peter Paltridgeon February 4, 2016
When we last left Kevin Smith and Harley Quinn Smith, the most adorable father-daughter pair in the world, she had just received the bat that Margot Robbie wielded in Suicide Squad (due out in October). More recently, she was standing on a curb in Hollywood waiting for an Uber to pick her up. That’s when […]

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Joe Alaskey, Actor, 1952 – 2016

by Ed Liuon February 4, 2016
Mark Evanier reports that veteran voice actor Joe Alaskey passed away on February 3, 2016, at the age of 63 due to cancer. Mr. Alaskey’s career in voiceover began as an impressionist, making his mark to replicate Jackie Gleason to fix audio in re-discovered episodes of the classic TV sitcom The Honeymooners. His impersonation eventually […]
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Next Omakase Box Takes To The Stage With Vocaloid Characters

by Grant Whiteon February 3, 2016
Following on from entries covering Kill la Kill and Naruto, the third merchandise box in Viewster’s bi-monthly subscription service will focus on the cast of the Vocaloid games/multi-media franchise. Shipping March 25th the next Omakase box will include a range of exclusive merchandise focussed around popular characters including Hatsune Miku and Megurine Luka. This includes […]

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Abe Vigoda, Actor 1921-2016

by Dan Collinson January 28, 2016
The Hollywood Reporter reports that actor Abe Vigoda died on Tuesday in his home in New Jersey. He was 94. Vigoda was best known to TV audiences as Detective Sgt. Phil Fish on the 70s sitcom Barney Miller from 1975-1977, and starred in the show’s spin-off, titled Fish, from 1977-1978. His other TV credits include […]
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MCM Comic Con Continues EU Expansion In 2016 With Hannover And Brussels Events

by Grant Whiteon January 27, 2016
With their London event standing as the world’s current third largest comic convention and similar events being held across the UK, MCM have announced their continued expansion into continental Europe with two new events. Already hosting events in Stockholm and Malmo, MCM Hannover Comic Con will be hosted 4th-5th June at Hannover Messe and MCM […]