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PR: VIZ Media's Neon Alley Begins New Era for Digital Anime

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VIZ MEDIA’S NEON ALLEY BEGINS A NEW ERA FOR DIGITAL ANIME AND DELIVERS THE BEST IN FREE DYNAMIC PROGRAMMING Online Anime Streaming Brand Offers New Free On-Demand Options Also Available With Hulu And Hulu Plus Including Episodes Of BLEACH, NARUTO SHIPPUDEN, RANMA ½ And More! San Francisco, CA, March 31, 2014 – VIZ Media, LLC […]

Eddie Lawrence, Comedian and Actor, 1919 - 2014

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Actor and comedian Eddie Lawrence passed away on March 25, 2014, at the age of 95. Lawrence was best known for his “Old Philosopher” routine, where he would alternate increasingly outlandish fictional troubles with a clichéd refrain to carry on regardless. The character gave Lawrence (and numerous imitators) a framework for comedy sketches and commercials […]

Lorenzo Semple, Jr, 1966 "Batman" TV Series Screenwriter, 1923 - 2014

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The Hollywood Reporter marks the passing of Lorenzo Semple, Jr., the screenwriter who is most likely to be remembered as the scribe for the first four episodes of the 1966 Batman TV series and the author of the series “bible,” which set the tone for the iconic superhero show. Semple contributed many instantly recognizable elements […]

"The Lego Movie" Becomes First Film of 2014 to Break $400M Internationally

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The Hollywood Reporter notes that The Lego Movie has become the first film of 2014 to break $400 million in ticket sales internationally, with $248.3 million in US ticket sales and $152.2 million internationally for a worldwide total of $400.5 million through Sunday. The total puts it $100 million ahead of its closest competitor in […]

Everything's Coming up "Frozen": Top Animated Box Office, Top Album, Producer Interview, & Firefighters Singing "Let It Go"

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With this past weekend’s box office results, Disney’s Frozen has become the top grossing animated feature film of all time, earning $1.072 billion worldwide to top Toy Story 3‘s $1.063 billion worldwide gross. Frozen is also now the 10th highest grossing movie of all time, falling just behind Warner Bros’ The Dark Knight Rises‘ $1.084 […]

Lego Toon News: "Simpsons" Minifigures Revealed, Village Roadshow Pictures Cut Out of "Lego Movie 2"

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The Lego Group has revealed the 16 Simpsons mini-figures that will go on sale in the next wave of blind bags in May 2014, which will make them available at around the time the Lego episode of The Simpsons airs on May 4, 2014, at 8:00 PM (7:00 PM Central) on Fox. In other news, […]

PR: Nickelodeon Announces 2014 Preschool Animated Shorts Program

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Nickelodeon has announced their 2014 Animated Shorts Program, an extension of their long-running animated shorts program with an eye towards targeting kids aged 2-5. Shorts are due by April 28, 2014, and can run 90-seconds to 2 minutes in length, focusing on strong characters that should appeal to both genders. Pitch materials must include: Concept […]

'Free Birds' Now Available For HD Download In The UK

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CG animated comedy Free Birds is now available for HD download in the UK. Starring Owen Wilson, Woody Harrelson, Amy Poehler and George Takei, the family friendly film focuses on Reggie, a farm turkey who questions why he and his kind are constantly being fattened up. His suspicions see him kidnapped by Jake, fellow turkey […]

Insane British Chip Shop Builds 10,000 Calorie "Ulti-Meatum" Burger from "Regular Show"

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Corinne Clarkson in Preston, Lancashire, UK, owner of the Mister Eaters chip shop, is now offering the “Ulti-Meatum” burger featured in the Regular Show episode “The Best Burger in the World.” The Ulti-Meatum encases an entire cheeseburger inside another burger, and then uses two more whole cheeseburgers as buns. In total, the real-world Ulti-Meatum contains […]

"The Boondocks" Returns to Adult Swim Minus Creator Aaron McGruder

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The Boondocks will return to the air on Adult Swim for its fourth season on April 21, 2014, at 10:30 PM (ET/PT), but it will do so without the participation of Aaron McGruder, who created the original comic strip the show is based on and was involved in the first three seasons of the show. […]

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