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Jon Hamm Set to Guest Star on “SpongeBob SquarePants”

by Ed Liuon September 25, 2015
Actor Jon Hamm (Mad Men) has been confirmed as an upcoming guest star on Nickelodeon’s SpongeBob SquarePants. According to the material sent to us by Nickelodeon PR: “[Jon Hamm] will play the role of Don Grouper – a charismatic head ad executive of the ad agency Grouper, Goby & Koi. His sharp mind and devastating […]

Going Back to “Hotel Transylvania” with Genndy Tartakovsky and Michelle Murdocca

by Christopher Glennonon September 25, 2015
Genndy Tartakovksy made his name among animation fans for directing and producing Dexter’s Laboratory, Samurai Jack, and Star Wars: Clone Wars. He made his feature film directing debut with the first Hotel Transylvania, and returns to direct Hotel Transylvania 2. Michelle Murdocca worked as vice president of production at the inception of Sony Pictures Animation […]

“Game of Thrones” Stars Ian McElhinney & Ian Beattie To Attend MCM Glasgow Comic Con 2015

by Grant Whiteon September 17, 2015
The North remembers Game of Thrones this September with a pair of actors from the hit HBO show due to attend MCM Glasgow Comic Con, being held 26-27th September at the SECC. Both Ian McElhinney (Ser Barristan Selmy) and Ian Beattie (Ser Meryn Trant) will be in attendance at the Scotland event to meet fans […]
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UK Cartoon Network, Boomerang and Cartoonito Announce October Highlights

by Grant Whiteon September 16, 2015
It’s treats not tricks with Cartoon Network UK’s October schedule. From Monday 5th-Friday 23rd, fans can catch all new episodes of The Amazing World of Gumball weekdays at 5:30pm and new episodes of Teen Titans Go! at 6:30pm. On Mondays these can be found within the Mega Mondays block, which also has new episodes of […]

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“Over the Garden Wall,” “Adventure Time” Dominate Animated 2015 Creative Arts Emmys

by Ed Liuon September 15, 2015
The Television Academy announced the winners of the 2015 Creative Arts Emmy Awards on Saturday, September 12, 2015, with Cartoon Network dominating the categories for animation and Over the Garden Wall (and its original short “Tome of the Unknown”) and Adventure Time claiming four and two awards, respectively. The specific winners in each category are: […]

Glen Keane to be Featured Speaker at “Future of StoryTelling” Conference on October 7-8, 2015.

by Ed Liuon September 11, 2015
The Future of StoryTelling Conference will be held in New York City on October 7-8, 2015, an invitation-only summit that gathers leaders in communications, media, entertainment, and advertising to explore the evolution of storytelling from all angles: creative, technology, critical, formal and financial. One of the featured speakers will be animator Glen Keane, who will […]

Apple Finally Targets Artists With iPad Pro

by Peter Paltridgeon September 9, 2015
When the original iPad made its debut at the dawn of this decade, my first thought was that it would make waves in the art community by finally making Cintiq-like drawing screens ubiquitous and easy to find. Then it turned out the iPad did everything BUT drawing. Your only options were to fingerpaint, or to […]

Wit Studio’s Kotomi Deai and Hiroshi Shimizu to Attend MCM Scotland Comic Con

by Grant Whiteon September 8, 2015
Director Kotomi Deai (The Rolling Girls, Silver Spoon, Kids on the Slope) and animator Hiroshi Shimizu (Porco Rosso, The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, Space Dandy), both attached to Wit Studio (Attack on Titan, Hal and The Rolling Girls itself), will be in attendance at MCM Scotland Comic Con to be held 26-27th September at the SECC in Glasgow. […]

Anime Limited Announces UK Exclusive Collector Box For ‘Mobile Suit Gundam’

by Grant Whiteon September 4, 2015
Anime Limited, UK rights holder for the long running Gundam franchise, have announced that the first volume of their forthcoming Blu-ray release of the original 1979 series due in November will come with a UK exclusive art box designed to hold both volumes. Only 1000 of this exclusive will be produced, with Anime Limited advising interested fans […]
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National Film Board of Canada Animator Torill Kove Receives Norway’s Top Arts Prize

by Ed Liuon September 4, 2015
NFB animator Torill Kove receives Norway’s top arts prize On September 3, Oscar-winning National Film Board of Canada (NFB) animator Torill Kove receives the top cultural prize in her native Norway, as she accepts the Anders Jahre Prize for the Arts at a ceremony in Oslo. Torill’s 2006 short film, “The Danish Poet” (NFB/Mikrofilm AS), […]