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Hollywood Reporter on Launch of ZAG Animation Studios

by Ed Liuon October 29, 2014
The Hollywood Reporter covers the official launch of ZAG Animation Studios, a collaboration between longtime TV veteran Haim Saban, filmmaker Chris Columbus, producer Michael Barnathan, and kids entertainment specialist Jeremy Zag. The studio has 10 animated features in development, with an eye towards releasing one 3-D CGI animated feature and one CGI/live-action hybrid feature per […]
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Cast and Crew of “The Mike Tyson Mysteries” Discuss the Show at Live Premiere

by Ed Liuon October 28, 2014
The Hollywood Reporter covered a premiere event for The Mike Tyson Mysteries held at the Ace Hotel in downtown Los Angeles, attended by series star Mike Tyson; actors Rachel Ramras (Yung Hee), Jim Rash (the ghost of the Marquess of Queensbury); and series creator Hugh Davidson. Among other topics, the panelists discussed the style and […]

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“My Little Pony” Movie Planned for 2017

by Ed Liuon October 28, 2014
Variety reports that Hasbro Studios has greenlit an animated My Little Pony feature film through its Allspark Pictures label, through which Hasbro self-finances or co-finances film projects like the upcoming live-action Jem and the Holograms movie. Joe Ballarini (Atlantis 7, Lockdown at Franklin High, Cardboard) will script the film, and Megan McCarthy (My Little Pony: […]
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Sandra Oh to Crowdfund Animated Feature Film “Window Horses”

by Ed Liuon October 28, 2014
The Hollywood Reporter notes that actor Sandra Oh’s next project after exiting the hit TV series Grey’s Anatomy is an animated feature film titled Window Horses: a collaboration with Canadian director Ann Marie Fleming that is raising initial funding through an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign. The movie will center on Rosie Ming, a young mixed-race Canadian […]

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NYCC 2014: What Time Is It? The Cartoon Network Anything Panel Writeup Time!

by Ed Liuon October 24, 2014
The freewheeling Cartoon Network Anything panel hit in the middle of the last day of New York Comic Con 2014, with an array of panelists so large it overwhelmed the extended table set up on the Empire Stage at the Javits Center. The good news is that if you weren’t at New York Comic Con, […]
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NYCC 2014: The KAKEHASHI Project’s “New Japanese Animation Talent” Panel

by Todd DuBoison October 21, 2014
On the final day of New York Comic con the Japan Foundation hosted a panel entitled “KAKEHASHI Project – New Japanese Animation Talent”, which spotlighted five young Japanese animators: Saki Muramoto, Ryo Okawara, Saori Shiroki, Aya Suzuki and Yuzuru Tachikawa. The five were joined by special guest Natasha Allegri (Adventure Time, Bee and PuppyCat), while […]

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NYCC 2014: Animator Tom Cook On His Career and the Era of Saturday Morning Cartoons

by Todd DuBoison October 21, 2014
Challenge of the Superfriends, Thundarr the Barbarian, He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, Bravestarr. Those are just some of the cartoons worked on by animator Tom Cook, whose animation career started in at Hanna-Barbera Studios in 1979 and stretched through the heyday of Saturday morning animation and beyond. At New York Comic Con Mr. […]
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NYCC 2014: “Avatar the Last Airbender: Legend and Legacy” Fan Panel Report

by Ed Liuon October 21, 2014
On Sunday afternoon at New York Comic Con 2014, a crowd of fans of Nickelodeon’s Avatar the Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra gathered for the “Avatar the Last Airbender: Legend and Legacy” Panel to celebrate the two series. In attendance were artist and cosplayer Monica McClain, “puppetbender” Kevin Coppa, Nick magazine editor Alison […]

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PR: Aliens invade Excel as London Comic Con plays host to ‘Monsters: Dark Continent’

by Grant Whiteon October 16, 2014
MCM LONDON COMIC CON – EXCEL LONDON – 24-26 OCTOBER Aliens invade Excel as London Comic Con plays host to ‘Monsters: Dark Continent’  Get ready for an alien invasion! Monsters: Dark Continent is coming to MCM London Comic Con, with cast and crew from the upcoming sci-fi film all set to attend this month’s event […]
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PR: Out-of-this-world scares as ‘Extraterrestrial’ lands at London Comic Con

by Grant Whiteon October 16, 2014
MCM LONDON COMIC CON – EXCEL LONDON – 24-26 OCTOBER Out-of-this-world scares as ‘Extraterrestrial’ lands at London Comic Con There’ll be close encounters of the terrifying kind at MCM London Comic Con as cult horror duo The Vicious Brothers (Grave Encounters) give show visitors an early viewing of their latest movie Extraterrestrial ahead of its […]