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Vortexx to Become One Magnificent Morning in September 2014

Exclusive: Traditional Saturday Morning Programming Ends This Fall as Saban Brands Pulls the Plug on the Vortexx

by on May 30, 2014
Traditional Saturday morning programming on U.S. broadcast television will come to an end this September when the Vortexx programming block on the CW Network will be replaced with One Magnificent Morning, a five-hour E/I programming block geared toward teens and their parents. The block will contain inspirational and entertaining live-action programming that focuses on family-friendly topics; […]
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Mark The Date: “Sausage Party” Scheduled for June 3, 2016

by Alex Beanon May 30, 2014
Start making your plans now – the big Sausage Party has been scheduled for 2016. The debut animated effort from Seth Rogen with a voice cast including Rogen, Kristen Wiig, Salma Hayek, Edward Norton, Michael Cera, James Franco, Jonah Hill, Bill Hader, Paul Rudd, and Danny McBride follows a sausage as he [it?] has fallen […]

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“DreamWorks Dragons” Moves to Netflix

by Ed Liuon May 29, 2014
The Hollywood Reporter notes that DreamWorks Dragons, the animated series based on the How to Train Your Dragon feature film, will be moving to Netflix for its third season from its current home on Cartoon Network. New episodes are set to premiere starting in 2015, although the series itself is a bridge between the first […]
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Chuck Is Amuck, Again

by Alex Beanon May 29, 2014
Despite the annoying nuisance of being, technically, dead for the past 12 years, Charles Martin “Chuck” Jones – one of the world’s greatest animators of his time – will have his animation art touring the country in a Smithsonian Touring Exhibit entitled “What’s Up Doc? The Animation Art of Chuck Jones”. The exhibit features 22 […]

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“South Park” Producer Anne Garefino to Receive AFI’s Franklin J. Schaffner Alumni Medal

by Ed Liuon May 29, 2014
The Hollywood Reporter notes that South Park producer Anne Garefino will receive the AFI’s Franklin J. Schaffner Alumni Medal, which recognizes “the extraordinary creative talents of a graduate of the AFI Conservatory or AFI Directing Workshop for Women who symbolizes the legacy of Franklin Schaffner.” Garefino was a graduate of the AFI class of 1998 […]
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Several Animated Films/TV Shows Up For Golden Trailers

by Alex Beanon May 29, 2014
The 15th Annual Golden Trailer Awards are nearly upon us. What are the Golden Trailer Awards? They are exactly what you think they are – awards for the best movie or television trailers over the course of the last year – and this year, several animated films, TV shows and video games will be jousting […]

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Aisha Tyler Talks Archer, E3 And Watch Dogs

by Alex Beanon May 28, 2014
Aisha Tyler – aka Lana Kane from “Archer” – was recently interviewed and quizzed about the possibility of an “Archer” video game [miniscule, unless show creator Adam Reed can call all the shots and make it as good as the show itself], her role in the recently released “Watch Dogs” video game and the upcoming […]
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PR: MCM London Comic Con smashes attendance record, tops 100,000 visitors

by Grant Whiteon May 28, 2014
MCM LONDON COMIC CON – EXCEL LONDON – 23-25 MAY MCM London Comic Con smashes attendance record, tops 100,000 visitors Last weekend saw MCM London Comic Con pass the 100,000 visitor mark for the first time, smashing the Excel-based event’s previous highest attendance record. Show organisers revealed that 101,600 attendees came through the doors of […]

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Review: “Patema Inverted (UK Kickstarter Project/Theatrical Release)”: Makes Your Spirit Soar

by Grant Whiteon May 28, 2014
The opening moments of Patema Inverted successfully grab one’s attention and curiousity. As we watch through what appears to be a video camera and hear panicked, static-riddled cries in different languages, a city’s worth of buildings begin to rupture and float upwards into the vast sky. Instead of being a misguided attempt to turn Pixar’s […]

PR: FUNimation to Premiere “Terror in Resonance” at Anime Expo 2014

by Ed Liuon May 27, 2014
FUNimation to Premiere Terror in Resonance at Anime Expo Flower Mound, TX – May 27, 2014 – FUNimation Entertainment announced today, that it will host a world premiere screening of  Terror in Resonance at Anime Expo in Los Angeles while simultaneously screening at Japan Expo in Paris. The screening will take place Saturday, July 5, […]