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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 […]
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“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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]
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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 […]

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John Boyega To Star In New Nickelodeon UK Digital Series “Tinkershrimp & Dutch”

by Grant Whiteon January 5, 2016
Nickelodeon UK have announced a 15th January start date for new interactive digitial series Tinkershrimp & Dutch, due to air on digitial services including nick.co.uk / nicktoons.co.uk and Nick Play. The series will see the titular Tinkershrimp (Darren Evans) and Dutch (John Boyega) acting as time travelling bodyguards for King Hunnybun III (Alex Lowe), ruler of New […]
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Los Angeles Museum Dedicates Exhibit To Forza

by Todd Blackon December 29, 2015
Xbox’s Forza racing franchise has been a popular one since its inception, and has now released another popular entry via Forza 6. With it’s continually growing popularity, it should come as no surprise that some wish to honor the franchise in a major way. As such, the Peterson Automotive Museum in Los Angeles has opened […]

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Download “Kung Fu Panda” for Free with Amazon Purchase

by Ed Liuon December 18, 2015
Mega-retailer Amazon.com is offering up a free copy of DreamWorks Animation’s Kung Fu Panda to anyone making an eligible purchase from December 18, 2015, through January 1, 2016. According to Amazon, the process to get your free digital download of Kung Fu Panda is as follows: U.S. customers who make an eligible Amazon purchase from […]