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“South Park” Season 21 Premiere Date Pushed Back to September 13, 2017

by Dan Collinson July 29, 2017
The Hollywood Reporter has reported that the 21st season of Comedy Central’s hit show South Park will be pushed back to September 13, 2017, instead of August 23 as originally planned. According to creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone, they wanted to get back to basics and do one-off episodes after satirizing the 2016 Presidential […]
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SDCC 2017: Disney XD’s “DuckTales” Panel, Woohoo!

by slaion July 25, 2017
DuckTales and several Doctor Who fans staked out the 1000-person capacity room at the San Diego Convention Center for hours beforehand to attend the panel dedicated to Disney XD’s relaunch of DuckTales. The panelists were met with an enthusiastic roar from the crowd: executive producer, Matt Youngberg; co-producer and story editor, Francisco Angones; the voice […]

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Billy Lopez and Michael Pecoriello Welcome Toonzone to the Wayne

by Ed Liuon July 24, 2017
Emmy-winning writer and composer Billy Lopez has racked up an impressive resume of credits on a variety of pre-school shows, beginning in 2005 with a stint as script coordinator on Nick Jr’s The Wonder Pets! before he worked his way up to head writer on that show, and subsequently on 3rd & Bird!, Cloud Bread, […]
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SDCC 2017: “Milo Murphy’s Law” and “Phineas and Ferb” Crossover Planned

by Ed Liuon July 22, 2017
During San Diego Comic-Con 2017, Disney XD announced that a crossover between Phineas and Ferb and Milo Murphy’s Law is in the works, and expected to air early in the second season of Milo Murphy’s Law. Both shows were co-created by Dan Povenmire and Jeff “Swampy” Marsh, who issued a joint statement confirming fan theories […]

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Women in Animation Announces San Diego Comic-Con Panel on July 20, 2017

by Ed Liuon July 19, 2017
Women in Animation (WIA) Presents… The Future is Female: Women in Animation Date: Thursday, 7/20/17 Time: 10:00am – 11:00am Location: Room 7AB Marge Dean (WIA co-president and General Manager of Stoopid Buddy Stoodios) will lead a conversation featuring top executives from the areas of Film, TV, Comics, VR, Gaming and Digital Streaming. The panel will […]
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NECA Announces New Line of LAIKA Merchandise

by Ed Liuon July 19, 2017
NECA ANNOUNCES LAIKA MERCHANDISE IN TIME FOR SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON® Bespoke Reproductions of Oscar®-Winning Animation Studio’s Hero Puppets Among Highlights of Multi-Category LAIKA Merchandise Deal For Immediate Release: [San Diego, CA; July 17, 2017] – The National Entertainment Collectibles Association (NECA), an entertainment conglomerate and global leader in licensed consumer goods, has signed a deal […]

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GKIDS Scores Home Entertainment Rights to Studio Ghibli Catalog

by Ed Liuon July 17, 2017
GKIDS IN DEAL FOR HOME ENTERTAINMENT RIGHTS TO STUDIO GHIBLI CATALOG BLU-RAY™ AND DVD REISSUES BEGIN WITH 8 CLASSIC TITLES AVAILABLE OCTOBER 2017 NEW YORK, NY (July 17, 2017) – GKIDS, the acclaimed producer and distributor of animation for adult and family audiences, has announced that it is partnering with Studio Ghibli to handle the […]
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Wally Burr, Voice Actor and Director, R.I.P.

by Ed Liuon July 11, 2017
Writer Mark Evanier reports that Wally Burr has passed away at the age of 93. Mr. Burr worked as an animation voiceover actor and director, working on an array of iconic cartoons from the late 1970’s to the early 1990’s, with an extremely incomplete list of his credits including the original G.I. Joe and Transformers […]

SDCC 2017: Day One Schedule Highlights

by Alex Beanon July 7, 2017
The first day schedule of the 2017 San Diego Comic-Con has been officially released and, as usual, there is something for everybody – but here are some of the highlights. Thursday, July 20 The 5th Annual Musical Anatomy of a Superhero This panel offers a behind-the-scenes look at the music of today’s biggest superhero film […]

“The LAIKA Experience” in San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter from July 14-23, 2017

by Ed Liuon July 6, 2017
“THE LAIKA EXPERIENCE” TAKES UP RESIDENCE IN SAN DIEGO’S GASLAMP QUARTER JULY 14-23, 2017 Oscar®-winning Animation Studio, Creators of Coraline, ParaNorman, The Boxtrolls and Kubo and the Two Strings, Pulls Back the Curtain on its Artistry and Tech Magic for PRIDE and Comic Con Visitors At Bespoke Fifth Avenue Storefront Drawings for Customized LAIKA film-centric […]