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The Dam Keeper

“The Dam Keeper” Graphic Novels Coming from First Second Starting in 2016

by Ed Liuon March 12, 2015
FIRST SECOND BUYS TWO GRAPHIC NOVELS SET IN THE WORLD OF THE OSCAR®-NOMINATED ANIMATED SHORT “THE DAM KEEPER” New York, NY (March 11, 2015) – First Second, an imprint of Macmillan, has preemptively acquired world rights to two graphic novels based on the Oscar®-nominated short, The Dam Keeper from Tonko House founders Robert Kondo and […]

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BBC Planning CGI Remake of “Watership Down”

by Ed Liuon March 12, 2015
RadioTimes reports that the BBC is planning a TV series remake of Richard Adams’ Watership Down, using CGI animation to tell the tale of rabbit survival in the British countryside. The original novel was adapted into a 1978 animated film directed by Martin Rosen and featuring the voices of John Hurt, Ralph Richardson, Denholm Elliot, […]
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Black Mask Studios Unveils YouTube Channels for Comics and Movies

by Ed Liuon March 10, 2015
The New York Times reports on the initiative from Black Mask Studios to launch a series of YouTube channels devoted to comics, and of the upcoming release of its first animated movie, Godkiller, this summer. The studio was founded by Matt Pizzolo (also the creator of Godkiller), writer Steve Niles, and musician/Epitaph Records founder Brett […]

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“Toy Story 4” to Shift Focus to a Romantic Comedy

by Ed Liuon March 10, 2015
In comments to Disney Latino and published on The Telegraph, Pixar president Jim Morris stated that Toy Story 4 is “not a continuation of the end of the story of Toy Story 3“ and added that, “In temperament it is, but it will be a love story. It will be a romantic comedy. It will […]
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Sam Simon, “Simpsons” Co-Creator, 1955 – 2015

by Dan Collinson March 10, 2015
The Hollywood Reporter has reported that Sam Simon, former writer and producer of The Simpsons, passed away on Sunday after a bout with colon cancer. He was 59. Mr. Simon, along with creator Matt Groening and producer James L. Brooks, helped turn the show into the longest running show on television. He won 9 Emmys for his […]

Gordon Kent

Gordon Kent, R.I.P.

by Ed Liuon March 9, 2015
Several websites are marking the passing of longtime animation industry veteran Gordon Kent on Thursday, March 5, 2015, after a long bout with cancer. Mr. Kent began working in animation immediately after college on CBS Storybreak. In his long career in the industry, he worked as a writer, producer, director, storyboard artist, animation timing director, […]
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Marvel Bails From 2015 San Diego Comic Con

by Alex Beanon March 9, 2015
Marvel Studios is bailing on the 2015 Comic Con in San Diego according to “Guardians of the Galaxy” director James Gunn. Participating in a question & answer session on his Facebook page over the weekend, Gunn was asked if he would be showing up in San Diego for this summer’s Comic Con and promptly disclosed […]

Over the Garden Wall

UK Cartoon Network, Boomerang and Cartoonito Announce April Highlights

by Grant Whiteon March 9, 2015
April is the month of Easter and the Cartoon Network family of channels have some eggs-cellent programming. Certainly better than my terrible yolks. New episodes of Uncle Grandpa (30th March-3rd April), Clarence (6th-10th April) and Steven Universe (13th-17th April) will air on Easter holiday weekend mornings, running at 8am, 8:15am and 8:30am respectively. At 6pm […]
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‘Doctor Who’ and ‘The Hobbit’ Star Sylvester McCoy To Appear At MCM London In May

by Grant Whiteon March 3, 2015
MCM Expo have announced that actor Sylvester McCoy will be appearing at their first London Comic Con for 2015, to be held 22nd-24th May. Sylvester is most famous for playing the seventh incarnation of the titular Time Lord of long running science fiction series Doctor Who, the last regular actor to hold the role in the […]