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2016 Annual Academy Award Nominees Announced

by Ed Liuon January 15, 2016
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has released the full list of nominees for the 88th Annual Academy Awards. Categories with an animated film in contention are: BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY Bridge of Spies Ex Machina Inside Out Spotlight Straight Outta Compton BEST ANIMATED FEATURE Anomalisa Boy and the World Inside Out Shaun the […]

Brand New Series “LEGO Nexo Knights” Coming To Cartoon Network UK This February

by Grant Whiteon January 13, 2016
Following on from successful airings of LEGO TV series including Hero Factory, Ninjago and Mixels plus specials focusing on licensed characters including Star Wars and Justice League, Cartoon Network UK will continue their partnership with the toy company by premiering brand new series LEGO Nexo Knights on Monday 1st February at 6pm. New episodes will […]

Viewster Offering Omakase Subscription With Bonus Entry To Otakon 2016 Convention

by Grant Whiteon January 13, 2016
Viewster are currently taking subscription orders for their second Omakase box, themed around Naruto. But for a limited time not only will subscribers receive all the perks of a standard Omakase subscription including a box of exclusive merchandise and exclusive digital content, they’ll also receive free entry to Otakon 2016. Simply take out a subscription […]

Activision Blizzard Sets Up Duo For Making Movies of Its Games

by Alex Beanon January 13, 2016
Video game maker Activision Blizzard has set producer Stacey Sher to team with former Disney executive Nick van Dyk to run the newly created Activision Blizzard Studios. The pair will be co-presidents and lead an effort to create film and TV titles from Activision-Blizzard properties such as “Call of Duty”, “Skylander”, “Diablo” and “StarCraft”. Although […]

Richard Libertini, Actor, 1933 – 2016

by Ed Liuon January 12, 2016
Actor Richard Libertini passed away on Thursday, January 7, 2016, at the age of 82 due to cancer. Mr. Libertini began his career as a member of the renowned Second City improvisational troupe before moving to roles on stage and screens large and small starting in the 1960’s. He may be best recognized as General […]

“Inside Out” Wins 2016 Golden Globe for Best Animated Feature

by Ed Liuon January 11, 2016
The 2016 Golden Globe award winners were announced in a ceremony last night, with Disney/Pixar’s Inside Out winning the “Best Motion Picture – Anmiated” category over Shaun the Sheep Movie, The Good Dinosaur, The Peanuts Movie, and Anomalisa. The category was the only one of the Golden Globes with an animated feature or TV show […]

Pat Harrington Jr., Actor, 1929-2016

by Dan Collinson January 7, 2016
The Hollywood Reporter reported that actor Pat Harrington Jr. died on Wednesday from Alzheimer’s disease. He was 86. Mr. Harrington was best known as building superintendent Dwayne Flo Schneider on One Day at a Time from 1975-1984. He won a Golden Globe as well as an Emmy for his role. He also made appearances on […]
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Cartoon Network UK Draws Fire for Removing Same-Sex Embrace in “Steven Universe”

by Ed Liuon January 7, 2016
Cartoon Network’s United Kingdom affiliate is drawing fire from Steven Universe fans for censoring a same-sex embrace between the two female characters Rose Quartz and Pearl in the episode “We Need to Talk,” replacing it with a recycled reaction shot from the title character’s father. In response to an online petition protesting the edits, Cartoon […]

Netflix and DreamWorks Animation to Bring Voltron and Guillermo del Toro’s Trollhunters in 2016

by Ed Liuon January 7, 2016
Netflix and DreamWorks Animation Expand Global Relationship Voltron and a New Fantasy World from Guillermo Del Toro Among Series Debuting in 2016 BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. & GLENDALE, Calif. – January 5, 2016 — Netflix, Inc. and DreamWorks Animation (NASDAQ: DWA) today announced the expansion of their current multi-year deal, making Netflix the global home, outside […]

MCM Expo Group Rebrands As Part Of Expansion For Cultural Events, Announces GamerMania London

by Grant Whiteon January 6, 2016
Having recently expanded into mainland Europe following several years of annual conventions within the UK (with recent numbers rivalling those of America’s prestigious San Diego Comic Con), the MCM Expo Group have rebranded as MCM Central as part of a committed focus to expand beyond the Comic Cons that have made their name. The first […]