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James Shigeta, Actor, 1929 - 2014

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Actor James Shigeta passed away on July 28, 2014, in Hollywood, CA, at the age of 85, due to pulmonary failure. Shigeta was born in Hawaii but first became an acting and singing star in Japan in the 1950′s while taking Japanese language lessons. His fame in Japan ultimately led to appearances Las Vegas, and […]

SDCC2014: Marvel Animation Presents! Talks Fall Premieres and New DTV

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Jeph Loeb, head of Marvel Television, introduced Cort Lane (VP), Stephen Wacker (VP – animation), and Eric Radomski (SVP) to talk about what’s coming up for Marvel Animation. The upcoming third season of Ultimate Spider-Man, which is titled Web Warriors will be about Spider-Man chasing the Green Goblin throughout other realities and meeting various version of […]

SEC Hits DreamWorks With Turbo Investigation

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In more financial news, DreamWorks Animation is being investigated by the Securities and Exchange Commission [SEC] after disclosing that they took a $13.5 million hit on last year’s “Turbo” feature film. “Turbo” had a disclosed budget of $135 million but only took in $83 million domestically at the box office. “Turbo” performed much better in […]

'The Legend of Korra- Book 2: Spirits' Premieres In UK 30th July

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Per Nickelodeon UK’s listing page, the first episode of Avatar: The Legend of Korra will premiere in the country on the main Nickelodeon channel 30th July at 8:30pm. Subtitled ‘Spirits’, the second ‘book’ continues the adventures of new Avatar Korra and her friends as their reality is drawn into conflict with the parallel spirit world. […]

Smith Micro Issues Avatar Challenge

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Smith Micro Issues Avatar Challenge Smith Micro Software has joined forces with telecom company Sprint and issued the Avatar Challenge – an education program where students will use Smith Micro’s animation software to create avatar characters with the chance to have their creations viewed and used by millions through Sprint Visual Voicemail, as later this […]

CLIP: SEGA Reveals Characters, BTS Video for "Sonic Boom"

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Thomas the Tank Engine Voice Actor Quits, Saying Wages Aren't Really Useful

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Martin T. Sherman, the voice actor for Thomas, Percy, and Diesel in the U.S. version of Thomas the Tank Engine, has quit the role, stating in an open letter on a fan site that, “It is embarrassing but the reason is that they are paying a very low wage. The terms they are offering are […]

Nickelodeon Pulls "Legend of Korra" TV Premieres; Moves to Digital Distribution

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In a surprise move, Nickelodeon has pulled five upcoming premiere episodes of The Legend of Korra‘s third season, with the last TV episode (“The Terror Within,” episode 8 of this season’s 14) premiering on Friday, July 25, 2014, at 8:00 PM (ET/PT). A subsequent announcement by series co-creators Bryan Konietzko and Michael Dante DiMartino (through […]

SDCC2014: Nickelodeon's Voice Over Experience

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For 2014′s San Diego Comic-Con, Nickelodeon has created a unique interactive experience that allows fans to try out their hand at voicing for animation. Located at the very heart of Nickelodeon’s booth is a mini recording studio where fans can enter, put on a set of headphones, and voice dialogue ‘live’ to clips of their favorite Nickelodeon […]

James Garner, Actor, 1928 - 2014

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Actor James Garner passed away of natural causes on Saturday, July 19, 2014, of natural causes at the age of 86. Garner’s best-known roles were both on television: as the genial gambler Bret Maverick in the 1950′s western Maverick (appearing in a guest-starring role as Marshal Zane Cooper in the 1994 feature film remake starring […]

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