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Thomas the Tank Engine Voice Actor Quits, Saying Wages Aren't Really Useful

by Ed Liuon July 24, 2014
Martin T. Sherman, the voice actor for Thomas, Percy, and Diesel in the U.S. version of Thomas the Tank Engine, has quit the role, stating in an open letter on a fan site that, “It is embarrassing but the reason is that they are paying a very low wage. The terms they are offering are […]

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Nickelodeon Pulls "Legend of Korra" TV Premieres; Moves to Digital Distribution

by Ed Liuon July 24, 2014
In a surprise move, Nickelodeon has pulled five upcoming premiere episodes of The Legend of Korra‘s third season, with the last TV episode (“The Terror Within,” episode 8 of this season’s 14) premiering on Friday, July 25, 2014, at 8:00 PM (ET/PT). A subsequent announcement by series co-creators Bryan Konietzko and Michael Dante DiMartino (through […]
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SDCC2014: Nickelodeon's Voice Over Experience

by slaion July 24, 2014
For 2014’s San Diego Comic-Con, Nickelodeon has created a unique interactive experience that allows fans to try out their hand at voicing for animation. Located at the very heart of Nickelodeon’s booth is a mini recording studio where fans can enter, put on a set of headphones, and voice dialogue ‘live’ to clips of their favorite Nickelodeon […]

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James Garner, Actor, 1928 - 2014

by Ed Liuon July 21, 2014
Actor James Garner passed away of natural causes on Saturday, July 19, 2014, of natural causes at the age of 86. Garner’s best-known roles were both on television: as the genial gambler Bret Maverick in the 1950’s western Maverick (appearing in a guest-starring role as Marshal Zane Cooper in the 1994 feature film remake starring […]
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PR: Deki and Aardman Animations present the story of ‘Brigitte, Bruno and Ben’

by Grant Whiteon July 21, 2014
21st July 2014 – Aardman Animations and Bristol Charity ‘Deki’ today release a special 70 second film entitled ‘Brigitte, Bruno and Ben’. The film created by the makers of Wallace & Gromit demonstrates through animation how a loan of just £10 can change the lives of an entire family in the developing world. “Brigitte, Bruno […]

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Review: "Strange Hill High (UK Edition)": Puppet Ghoul School Fun

by Grant Whiteon July 21, 2014
Josh Weinstein is the co-creator and show runner of Strange Hill High, an interesting case of an American industry veteran steering a British production. Many will remember Weinstein working with Bill Oakley to run what is seen by many as the final leg of the ‘golden age’ of The Simpsons. Airing on CBBC (who seem to […]
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Disney TV Animation Announces "Haunted Mansion," 3 More Pilots; "The 7D" Launch a Hit in Ratings

by Ed Liuon July 18, 2014
Walt Disney Television Animation has announced several new projects in development, including a special based on the Haunted Mansion theme park attraction (which has also been the subject of a 2003 feature film and is reportedly still under development as a second feature with Guillermo del Toro). The other pilots under production are Billy Dilley’s […]

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Microsoft Axes Xbox Entertainment Studios

by Alex Beanon July 17, 2014
Last year, after veering away from their core gaming audience with the introduction of a next-generation console [Xbox One] that focused on entertainment rather than gaming, Microsoft finally threw in the towel on the entertainment portion of that equation by announcing today that they would be shuttering their Xbox Entertainment division as part of their […]
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'Divergent' To Be Released On Home Media Platforms In The UK This August

by Grant Whiteon July 16, 2014
Based on the novel by Veronica Roth and directed by Neil Burger, Divergent will be released by Entertainment One across DVD, Blu-ray, VOD and download platforms in the UK on 11th August. Similar to the current trend of popular teenage aimed books/movies, Divergent focuses on a dystopian future where the population of Chicago is segregated […]