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PR: MCM Expo Group spreads wings to Sweden with Stockholm and Malmo shows

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MCM Expo Group spreads wings to Sweden   MCM Expo Group has partnered with event organiser Artexis to present Sweden’s first ever multi-media comic convention, Comic Con Stockholm, which is currently taking place at Stockholm’s Kistamässan venue from 29 October to 1 November. Meanwhile, a second show – Comic Con Malmö – will make its […]

"Clarence" Backs Off From First Gay Kiss on Cartoon Network

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Cartoon Network’s Clarence has apparently backed off from depicting a homosexual couple kissing, with an intended kiss on the lips replaced with cheek kisses instead. Several news outlets are noting that series writer Spencer Rothbell had confirmed on his Twitter account that, “Originally the guy had flowers and they kissed on the mouth.” His Twitter […]

Toonzone @ MCM London Comic Con October 2014: Vidfest UK Ashens/Quest for the Gamechild Panel

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Stuart ‘Ashens’ Ashen took to the Vidfest stage alone, explaining that friend and long-time comedy associate Dan Tomlinson had fallen ill with mysterious food poisoning (which despite his Chef Excellence role was clarified to most certainly not be ‘Excellent Food Poisoning’) and so had to return home early. After taking a photo of the assembled […]

Hollywood Reporter on Launch of ZAG Animation Studios

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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 […]

Cast and Crew of "The Mike Tyson Mysteries" Discuss the Show at Live Premiere

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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 […]

"My Little Pony" Movie Planned for 2017

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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: […]

Sandra Oh to Crowdfund Animated Feature Film "Window Horses"

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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 […]

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

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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, […]

NYCC 2014: The KAKEHASHI Project's "New Japanese Animation Talent" Panel

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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 […]

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

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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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