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PR: SpongeBob Dons Denim As Ambassador For 'Jeans For Genes'

by Grant Whiteon July 7, 2014
Jeans for Genes is pleased to announce TV favourite SpongeBob SquarePants as its character ambassador for this year’s appeal. Swapping his iconic brown trousers in favour of a pair of denim ones, SpongeBob SquarePants, along with his friends Patrick Star, Gary the Snail and Sandy Cheeks will undergo a denim makeover to encourage people to […]
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Bob Hastings, Commissioner Gordon Voice Actor, 1925 - 2014

by Ed Liuon July 2, 2014
Actor Bob Hastings passed away on June 30, 2014, at the age of 89. Hastings was suffering from his third bout with pancreatic cancer in 15 years at the time of his passing. The actor was probably best known as the voice of Archie Andrews on the radio from the end of World War II […]

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FUNimation Acquires "FREE! - Eternal Summer"

by Ed Liuon July 1, 2014
FUNimation Entertainment acquires FREE!- Eternal Summer Flower Mound, TX –(6/27/14)– FUNimation Entertainment announced today at that it has acquired simulcast and home video rights for Free! -Eternal Summer-, the new continuation of the hit swimming anime that made waves across the internet. Episode one will premiere this coming Wednesday, July 2, at 11:30 AM EST […]
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NPR Profiles Optimus Prime Voice Actor Peter Cullen

by Ed Liuon July 1, 2014
National Public Radio has interviewed veteran voice actor Peter Cullen, focusing primarily on his role as Autobot leader Optimus Prime in multiple Transformers TV shows and movies, including the fourth installment of the feature film series that was released last week. Among other topics, Cullen discusses how he discovered his talents in voice acting while […]

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Paramount Animation Recruits Disney's Lino DiSalvo for Creative Director

by Ed Liuon July 1, 2014
Variety reports that Paramount Pictures has hired Lino DiSalvo as its new creative director for Paramount Animation. DiSalvo comes from Walt Disney Animation Studios after a 16-year tenure, where he was an animator on Meet the Robinsons and Chicken Little; the supervising animator on Bolt and Tangled; and the head of animation on Frozen. DiSalvo […]
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Steve Viksten, "Hey Arnold" Writer and Actor, 1960 - 2014

by Ed Liuon July 1, 2014
Variety reports that Steve Viksten passed away on Monday, June 23, 2014, at the age of 54. Viksten was a key crew member of Nickelodeon’s Hey Arnold!, providing the vaguely Eastern European accent as the voice of Oskar Kokoshka and serving as the writer for most of the series episodes with creator Craig Bartlett. His […]

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Nickelodeon and Activision to Produce "Legend of Korra" Video Game

by Ed Liuon June 26, 2014
NICKELODEON CONTINUES RELATIONSHIP WITH ACTIVISION PUBLISHING, INC. TO PRODUCE THE LEGEND OF KORRA VIDEO GAME Fans Can Select Video Game Cover Art Via The Legend of Korra Facebook Page   NEW YORK – June 26, 2014 – Nickelodeon and Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI) today announced plans […]

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Salon Profiles Hayao Miyazaki

by Ed Liuon June 24, 2014
Salon has profiled Studio Ghibli co-founder and director Hayao Miyazaki in a lengthy feature article titled “Don’t Call Him the Walt Disney of Japan,” and highlighting the numerous ways that Miyazaki’s work and public statements go counter to conventional wisdom (especially that espoused by Disney and its many competitors in the American market). The article […]
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Vishnu Athreya named VP, Program Scheduling, for Cartoon Network & Boomerang

by Ed Liuon June 24, 2014
Vishnu Athreya Named Vice President, Program Scheduling at Cartoon Network and Boomerang Vishnu Athreya has been named vice president, program scheduling for Cartoon Network and Boomerang, it was announced today by Rob Sorcher, chief content officer for Cartoon Network. In this position, Athreya will be responsible for overseeing the day-to-day scheduling and strategic positioning of […]