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Efrem Zimbalist, Jr., Actor, 1918 - 2014

by Ed Liuon May 3, 2014
Actor Efrem Zimbalist, Jr., passed away on Friday, May 2, 2014, at the age of 95. Efrem Zimbalist, Jr., was the son of soprano Alma Gluck and violinist Efrem Zimbalist, and the father of actor Stephanie Zimbalist (with whom he appeared in a handful of episodes of the Remington Steele TV series). He studied at […]
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Anime Limited "Patema Inverted" Kickstarter Now Live

by Grant Whiteon May 2, 2014
As mentioned previously, Anime Limited’s Kickstarter to produce a lavish collector’s edition of Patema Inverted is now underway. Over the next 30 days the project hopes to raise £16,000 to produce a luxury release of the film sourced from the similar release seen in Japan. As with all Kickstarters a range of donation bands are […]

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PR: Red's in the 'Hood: Once Upon A Time's Meghan Ory to attend London Comic Con

by Grant Whiteon May 2, 2014
MCM LONDON COMIC CON – EXCEL LONDON – 23-25 MAY Red’s in the ‘Hood: Once Upon A Time’s Meghan Ory to attend London Comic Con Who’s afraid of the Big Bad Wolf? Certainly not Meghan Ory, best known for playing Red Riding Hood in hit fantasy drama Once Upon A Time and the latest special […]
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Anime Limited Launching Kickstarter For Definitive Edition of "Patema Inverted"

by Grant Whiteon April 30, 2014
Already having announced a limited theatrical release, Scotland based UK anime licensor Anime Limited will begin a Kickstarter campaign for Patema Inverted. Due to launch 2nd May for a planned release in October, the Kickstarter will enable the company to reproduce and translate various extras (both digital and physical) from the Japanese Deluxe Edition including […]

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PR: Aardman Bag New Apparel Deals For "Shaun The Sheep"

by Grant Whiteon April 30, 2014
AARDMAN BAG NEW APPAREL DEALS FOR SHAUN THE SHEEP BRISTOL, UK Wednesday 30th April – Following on from a host of new signings across a number of core categories last month, Aardman continue to build the successful licensing programme for family favourite Shaun the Sheep by securing some exciting new apparel deals. The studio have […]
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PR: Geek & Sundry, Raindance and Jack And Dean latest additions to MCM London Comic Con's Vidfest line-up.

by Grant Whiteon April 28, 2014
MCM LONDON COMIC CON – EXCEL LONDON – 23-25 MAY Geek & Sundry, Raindance and Jack And Dean among latest additions to Vidfest line-up. With only a month to go until MCM London Comic Con, it’s time to announce yet another wave of awesome online video creators attending the show’s VidfestUK 2014. Über popular YouTube […]

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PR: Explore the East at MCM London Comic Con; JapanEx expands and rebrands as PopAsia

by Grant Whiteon April 28, 2014
MCM LONDON COMIC CON – EXCEL LONDON – 23-25 MAY Explore the East at MCM London Comic Con; JapanEx expands and rebrands as PopAsia MCM London Comic Con’s popular ‘JapanEx’ area will be rebranding as ‘PopAsia’ from next month’s show, focusing not only on Japan but expanding to include the whole of Asia. While the […]
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Laika Helps Jose Cuervo Celebrate Cinco de Mayo And History

by Alex Beanon April 28, 2014
Jose Cuervo Tequila will be celebrating their 219th birthday this year and to help commemorate the occasion – as well as the upcoming Cinco de Mayo holiday – they brought in animation studio Laika [“Coraline”, “Para-Norman” and the upcoming “The Box Trolls”] to provide a little history lesson to go along with the margaritas…

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No Bonus For Laid Off Frozen Animators

by Shawn Hopkinson April 25, 2014
A union representative is alleging that laid off Frozen animators were frozen out of a bonus Disney awarded as thanks for the billion-plus grossing film. “Disney paid bonuses to everyone who worked on Frozen except for those who were laid off after the film was completed,” said Steve Hulett, business representative of IATSE Animation Guild Local 839, according to […]
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Warner Bros Animation Cashes In On Register

by Alex Beanon April 23, 2014
Warner Bros Animation promoted their executive vice president, Sam Register, to president of the company’s historically significant animation division as well as putting him in charge of a newly created live-action digital division. Register spent 10 years at Cartoon Network where he created “Hi Hi Puffy Ami Yumi” before joining Warner Bros Animation in 2007 […]