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PR: Nickelodeon Announces 2014 Preschool Animated Shorts Program

by Ed Liuon March 26, 2014
Nickelodeon has announced their 2014 Animated Shorts Program, an extension of their long-running animated shorts program with an eye towards targeting kids aged 2-5. Shorts are due by April 28, 2014, and can run 90-seconds to 2 minutes in length, focusing on strong characters that should appeal to both genders. Pitch materials must include: Concept […]
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'Free Birds' Now Available For HD Download In The UK

by Grant Whiteon March 26, 2014
CG animated comedy Free Birds is now available for HD download in the UK. Starring Owen Wilson, Woody Harrelson, Amy Poehler and George Takei, the family friendly film focuses on Reggie, a farm turkey who questions why he and his kind are constantly being fattened up. His suspicions see him kidnapped by Jake, fellow turkey […]

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Insane British Chip Shop Builds 10,000 Calorie "Ulti-Meatum" Burger from "Regular Show"

by Ed Liuon March 25, 2014
Corinne Clarkson in Preston, Lancashire, UK, owner of the Mister Eaters chip shop, is now offering the “Ulti-Meatum” burger featured in the Regular Show episode “The Best Burger in the World.” The Ulti-Meatum encases an entire cheeseburger inside another burger, and then uses two more whole cheeseburgers as buns. In total, the real-world Ulti-Meatum contains […]
Huey Freeman (l) and Riley Freeman (both voiced by Regina King) in Season 3 of The Boondocks. Credit: Sony Pictures Television.

"The Boondocks" Returns to Adult Swim Minus Creator Aaron McGruder

by Ed Liuon March 25, 2014
The Boondocks will return to the air on Adult Swim for its fourth season on April 21, 2014, at 10:30 PM (ET/PT), but it will do so without the participation of Aaron McGruder, who created the original comic strip the show is based on and was involved in the first three seasons of the show. […]

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Anime Boston 2014: FUNimation Announces "Space Dandy" Season 2 and More

by Weathermanon March 22, 2014
FUNimation has announced several home video acquisitions as well as Space Dandy Season 2 in July 2014. They have acquired the home video rights for Ben-To.  The first dubbed episodes will be available on May 27, 2014, for FUNimation video subscribers. A home video release date will be announced later. They have also acquired the home […]
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Anime Boston 2014: AniplexUSA License Announcements

by Weathermanon March 22, 2014
Aniplex USA has announced 5 licenses at Anime Boston 2014: one DVD release and 4 TBD releases. The show coming to DVD is ServantxService, an office comedy coming to DVD on May 27th, 2104. More information can be found at www.aniplexusa.com/servantservice. The following 4 licenses are all showing as “streaming starting in April 2014″ according […]

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Anime Boston 2014: Attack on Anime Boston!

by Weathermanon March 22, 2014
*crawls out of a warm corner* Oh hey, yeah, still cold, still have to use the outside entrance. I suppose the cold is to be expected in March in Boston. The security lines? Well, I suppose we will have to expect those from now on. The modern world, eh? Enough depressing things, this is an […]
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"Jem and the Holograms" to Get Live-Action Feature; Creator Christy Marx Shut Out of Production

by Ed Liuon March 21, 2014
The 1980’s animated series Jem and the Holograms is set to be adapted for a live-action feature film from Jason Blum’s Blumhouse Productions, Scooter Braun Productions, and director Jon M. Chu (Step Up 2: The Streets, Step Up 3D, G.I. Joe: Retaliation). The original series ran from 1985 – 1988, and focused on the musical […]

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Disney's "Frozen" Co-Director Jennifer Lee on Her Career & Shifts in the Movie Business

by Ed Liuon March 21, 2014
In an appearance on CBS This Morning, Frozen co-director Jennifer Lee discussed the runaway success of the film and expressed her hopes that it marks a shift in Hollywood away from the perception that “it’s boys that drive the moviegoing” towards more dynamic characters of either gender, and her hope that more women will take […]
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NY Times on "Funky Turns 40" Exhibition on Black Animated Characters of the 70's

by Ed Liuon March 21, 2014
The New York Times has taken a look at “Funky Turns 40,” a traveling exhibition of animation cels, posters, storyboards, and other artifacts preserved by the Museum of UnCut Funk as part of their mission to preserve the rise of black characters in TV animation starting in the 1970’s. The article speaks with the Museum […]