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Lee Marshall, Voice Actor for Tony the Tiger, 1949-2014

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E! Online reports that radio announcer Marshall Aaron Mayer aka “Stagger” Lee Marshall died on April 26th, 2014 of esophageal cancer. He was 64. Marshall started as a radio announcer at KRIZ in Phoenix, Arizona at the age of 14, when he lied about his age with his deep voice.  He later did radio in […]

Egyptian TV Cites "Simpsons" Episode as Evidence of U.S. Incitement of Syrian Civil War

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The Egyptian TV network al-Tahrir reports on a trending Facebook conspiracy theory in the Middle East that a 2001 episode of The Simpsons (“New Kids on the Blecch”) “suggests that what is happening in Syria today was premeditated” and that the U.S. played a role in inciting the civil war raging in the country now. […]

Warner Bros Prepping "Flintstones" Animated Feature Film

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The Hollywood Reporter states that Warner Bros. is planning an animated feature film to revive The Flintstones, naming Chris Henchy (The Campaign) as the screenwriter and Will Ferrell and Adam McKay as co-executive producers. The Flintstones were a sensation during their initial TV run from 1960 to 1966 and then for decades in syndication, where […]

Animal Logic Shacks Up With Simon Cowell

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Australia-based animation house, Animal Logic, has signed an agreement to produce future projects in association with Simon Cowell’s Syco Entertainment production company. Animal Logic produced the animation for “The LEGO Movie” and Cowell’s company most recently produced the music film “One Direction: This Is Us”. The alliance is expected to release their first hybrid animated […]

Nerd Corps and Prof. Stephen Hawking Developing Animated Series

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Variety reports that Prof. Stephen Hawking and Nerd Corps Entertainment are developing a new animated series based on the George Greenby series of books written by Hawking and his daughter Lucy Hawking. The series will focus on the title character, an 11-year old boy, and his best friend Annie Bellis and their supercomputer-with-an-attitude Cosmos, as […]

Warner Animation Group Announces Pair Of Mystery Projects

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These days, the major film producing studios think way in advance and make announcements accordingly, such is the case with the newly formed Warner Animation Group. Since being rekindled, WAG had its first feature movie – “The LEGO Movie” – be a monstrous hit this year, so far raking in nearly half a billion American […]

Archer Penetrates Comedy Central – Phrasing!

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After receiving a renewal for seasons six and seven earlier this year, the FX animated spy comedy “Archer” was further bolstered by being selected for syndication by the Comedy Central network. The syndication deal covers all previous seasons plus future seasons of the show which recently completed its fifth season. For the first two years […]

PR: Vive la Resistance! Falling Skies stars to appear at MCM London Comic Con

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MCM LONDON COMIC CON – EXCEL LONDON – 23-25 MAY Vive la Resistance! Falling Skies stars to appear at MCM London Comic Con Falling Skies stars Drew Roy and Connor Jessup are the latest guests to be announced for this month’s MCM London Comic Con, the UK’s biggest celebration of pop. culture. Roy and Jessup […]

The Word For Bird? Viddiverse

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Former Nickelodeon executive, Malcolm Bird, has launched a new kids social network [a la Disney’s Club Penguin] called Viddiverse. The new heavily video-based social network is focused on kids between the ages of eight and 13 – the so-called “tweens” – and features content from popular kid’s entertainment sources such as Nelvana and Zodiak Kids. […]

Efrem Zimbalist, Jr., Actor, 1918 - 2014

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Actor Efrem Zimbalist, Jr., passed away on Friday, May 2, 2014, at the age of 95. Efrem Zimbalist, Jr., was the son of soprano Alma Gluck and violinist Efrem Zimbalist, and the father of actor Stephanie Zimbalist (with whom he appeared in a handful of episodes of the Remington Steele TV series). He studied at […]

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