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Otakon 2014: Ed Chavez of Vertical Press on How to License Manga

by Weathermanon August 25, 2014
Ed Chavez of Vertical, Inc. did a panel presentation at Otakon 2014 on several of Vertical’s upcoming publications and gave an overview of the process of licensing manga and other publications from Japan. Upcoming Vertical releases include Attack on Titan: Before the Fall, a retrospective of Satoshi Kon’s manga works entitled Dream Fossil-The Complete Satoshi […]
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Otakon 2014: Tony Oliver's Adventures in Voice Acting

by Weathermanon August 25, 2014
Tony Oliver, voice of numerous anime and video game characters over the many years of his career, gave a panel presentation on some of the ways to train yourself to be a voice actor. His first piece of advice, as is heard from pretty much any voice actor that on “How do you become a […]

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Marvel Skipping the "Big Hero 6" Movie Party

by Ed Liuon August 22, 2014
Although Disney’s upcoming animated feature Big Hero 6 is based on a Marvel Comics superhero team (and comic book mini-series of the same name), The Hollywood Reporter states that Marvel is not planning any tie-ins to the movie, citing the lack of any Big Hero 6 tie-ins for the November 2014 advance solicitations (when the […]
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Liz Holman, Animator, 1953 - 2014

by Ed Liuon August 22, 2014
A paid obituary in the Los Angeles Times reports that Emmy-winning animator Liz Holman has passed away at the age of 61. Holman had battled cancer for a long time. After earning an MFA in Film Graphics from the prestigious Cal Arts academy in 1979, Holman worked in the animation industry for 25 years at […]

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Otakon 2014: Interview - Masao Maruyama on Studio MAPPA and its Works

by Todd DuBoison August 22, 2014
Masao Maruyama’s storied career spans the lifetime of the modern anime industry itself. He started out with Mushi Productions before going on to found the animation studio Madhouse in 1972, where he spent over four decades producing scores of noteworthy anime titles and working with some of the finest talent in the business. Such series […]

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PR: Prepare To Loaf Out Loud As Nickelodeon UK Delivers New Animation 'Breadwinners'

by Grant Whiteon August 20, 2014
  PREPARE TO LOAF OUT LOUD AS NICKELODEON DELIVERS NEW ANIMATION BREADWINNERS Expect hilarious escapades, high energy and booty-shaking music in plucky new series Breadwinners, premiering on Monday 22nd September at 4:30pm only on Nicktoons London, 20th August 2014 – New animated comedy Breadwinners follows SwaySway and Buhdeuce, two hilarious ducks who operate a bread […]
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Toonzone Interviews Asaph Fipke, Supreme Commander of Nerd Corps, on the "Slugterra" Movies

by Ed Liuon August 20, 2014
Asaph “Ace” Fipke bills himself as the Supreme Commander of Nerd Corps, the Vancouver-based animation studio, and the whimsy in job title carries over into their TV shows. A child actor whose father was in show business as well, Fipke began college at the University of BC, but dropped out in favor of the Vancouver […]

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Bob’s Burgers And Harry Shearer Win First Emmy Awards

by Alex Beanon August 18, 2014
Veteran “Simpsons” voice actor Harry Shearer won his first-ever Emmy Award and was joined in the first-ever club by “Bob’s Burgers” – which won their first-ever Emmy Award as the Best Animated Program. Shearer won his virgin Emmy for his multiple roles in an episode of “The Simpsons” last season. In addition to those wins, […]
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Disney Jettisons Radio Stations

by Alex Beanon August 15, 2014
Disney has slowly been eliminating its Radio Disney radio station empire over the years – getting rid of five stations in 2010 and another seven stations last year – until they finally had only 24 stations left operating in the country. As the company shifts to digital distribution, Disney will sell 23 of those 24 […]