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The Secret Life of Pets

“Secret Life of Pets” Tops “Ghostbusters” at Box Office; “Finding Dory” Becomes Top-Grossing Animated Feature Ever

by Ed Liuon July 18, 2016
Universal/Illumination Entertainment’s The Secret Life of Pets took the top spot at the box office in its second week of release with ticket sales totaling $50.56 million (estimated), beating out the remake of Ghostbusters which took an estimated $46 million in its premiere weekend. And just below The Legend of Tarzan in the #3 spot […]
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CN UK & Machinima Host “Adventure Time: Card Wars” Livestream Tonight

by Grant Whiteon July 15, 2016
Cartoon Network UK have partnered with Machinima to present a special ‘Let’s Play Flooping Card Wars!’ tournament to promote the upcoming Adventure Time Card Wars Kingdom app, tonight at 8pm UK time. Running until 9:30pm, the tournament will see Machinima gamers ChimneySwift11, JeromeASE, CavemanFilms and TJ Smith Gaming face off in hopes of taking the Card Wars Kingdom […]

Emmy Award

2016 Emmy Nominees: “Archer,” “Bob’s Burgers,” “Phineas & Ferb,” “South Park,” and “The Simpsons” Vie for Best Animated Program

by Ed Liuon July 14, 2016
The 68th Emmy Award Nominees have been announced, with the following categories featuring an animated program in contention: OUTSTANDING ANIMATED PROGRAM Archer, “The Figgis Agency” Bob’s Burgers, “The Horse Rider-Er” Phineas and Ferb Last Day of Summer South Park, “You’re Not Yelping” The Simpsons, “Halloween of Horror” OUTSTANDING SHORT FORM ANIMATED PROGRAM Adventure Time, “Hall […]
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Hasbro Acquires Boulder Media Animation Studio

by Ed Liuon July 13, 2016
Hasbro Acquires Boulder Media Animation Studio Hasbro Expands TV and Feature Film Capabilities with Purchase of Irish Animation Studio PAWTUCKET, R.I. — Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) today announced that it has acquired Boulder Media, a multi-award winning Irish animation company based in Dublin. Boulder has produced a variety of award-winning series for Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon, […]

The Secret Life of Pets

“The Secret Life of Pets” Not So Secret After $104M Debut Weekend; “Finding Dory” Tops Ticket Sales for 2016

by Ed Liuon July 12, 2016
In its debut weekend, Universal/Illumination Entertainment’s The Secret Life of Pets took in a total of $104.35 million in ticket sales to handily take the top spot in the weekend box office race. The total also gave The Secret Life of Pets the most successful opening weekend for an original animated feature, toppling Disney/Pixar’s Inside […]
Elena of Avalor

NY Times on Disney’s Gambles on Latina Princess “Elena of Avalor”

by Ed Liuon July 11, 2016
The New York Times has taken a look at Disney’s new TV show Elena of Avalor, where the title character will be the first Latina Disney Princess. The article is a good capsule summary of the show’s genesis and the challenges it faces as both the latest entry in the ideologically fraught “Disney Princess” line […]

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“Gundam” Leads The Charge For Loot Anime’s SQUADRON Crate

by Grant Whiteon July 6, 2016
Loot Anime, the anime focused avenue of the popular Loot Crate subscription service, have announced their next theme to be ‘SQUADRON”. This means a focus on the various elite squads of Japanese animation with exclusive products inside to draw from the likes of Mobile Suit Gundam, GATE, Anti-Magic Academy: The 35th Test Platoon and Arpeggio of Blue […]

Noel Neill

Noel Neill, TV’s Lois Lane, 1920 – 2016

by Ed Liuon July 5, 2016
Actor Noel Neill passed away at the age of 95 on Sunday, July 3, 2016, at her home in Tuscon, AZ, after a long illness. She was best known as the first screen Lois Lane, bringing the intrepid comic book reporter to life first opposite Kirk Alyn’s Clark Kent/Superman in 1948 in Columbia Superman movie […]
Life, Animated

Review: “Life, Animated” – Disney Animation as Real World Magic for Autism

by Christopher Glennonon July 1, 2016
Disney loves to promote the idea of “Disney magic,” often accompanying that phrase with smiling children faces, catchy music, and movie re-release after movie re-release. However, “Disney magic” isn’t necessarily just a marketing tool. The animation of Disney has created all kinds of hardcore fans, and in some instances, the love of these movies can […]