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Don Payne, "Simpsons" Scriptwriter, 1964 - 2013

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Writer Don Payne passed away on Tuesday, March 26, 2013, at his home in Los Angeles, CA, at the age of 48. The cause was sarcoma, according to fellow writer John Frink, who worked with Payne as a scriptwriter on The Simpsons. Frink and Payne wrote for sitcoms like Hope and Gloria and Men Behaving […]

"The Simpsons" Co-Creator Sam Simon Undergoing Chemotherapy for Colon Cancer

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Sam Simon, who co-created The Simpsons with Matt Groening and James L. Brooks, revealed that he has been diagnosed with colon cancer, and is undergoing chemotherapy treatments for the disease. Simon revealed that the cancer has already spread to his liver, kidneys, abdominal connective tissues, and lymph system and possibly his brain. In addition to […]

"The Croods" Takes #2 Box Office Spot in Week 2 for $88.6M 10-Day Total

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DreamWorks Animation SKG’s The Croods took the #2 spot at the box office for Easter weekend with estimated ticket sales of $26.5 million, bringing its cumulative 10-day total to an estimated $88.6 million. The movie came in second place behind G.I. Joe: Retaliation, the sequel to 2009′s G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra which brought […]

James Tucker to Replace Bruce Timm as Supervising Producer at DC Animation

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Voices from Krypton has announced that Bruce Timm will be stepping down as the supervising producer at DC Animation, handing over his oversight of both animated TV series and direct-to-video movies  to James Tucker (Batman: The Brave and the Bold). In comments to Voices From Krypton, Tucker stated that DC Animation will be stepping away […]

Top 5 Things I Want to See in the Next "G.I. Joe" Cartoon

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On October 10, 2010, Hasbro and Discovery Networks officially launched The Hub Network, with two crown jewels of Hasbro’s licensing crown getting animated TV shows soon afterwards: Transformers Prime rebooting the robots in disguise and G.I. Joe Renegades taking a fresh look at Hasbro’s Real American Heroes. However, while the Transformers are thriving on the […]

"Stan Lee's Mighty 7" Being Adapted to Trilogy of Animated Movies

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Superhero Hype reports that Archie Comics’ Stan Lee’s Mighty 7 comic book series will be adapted to a trilogy of animated movies by A Squared Entertainment and Lee’s POW Entertainment, with the first movie set to air on the Hub Network by the end of this year. The comic series bills itself as “the world’s […]

FX Greenlights "Chozen" Animated Series

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Among a list of new series announcements and the upcoming launch of the FXX Network, Fox has greenlit a new animated series comedy Chozen from Grant Dekernion, Danny McBride and the team behind Eastbound & Down. The series centers on a white rapper just released from prison on a quest for redemption. Voices are to […]

Nickelodeon Hosting "Doodles and Noodles" Event on April 3, 2013, in New York City

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Nickelodeon is hosting a “Doodles and Noodles” event in New York City on April 3, 2013, from 6:00 – 8:00 PM at the Lodge (1515 Broadway, 7th Floor). The outreach event is for artists and illustrators to draw, eat and mingle with other artists in the NY area, as well as Nickelodeon Preschool staff. Interested […]

PR: "Necessary Evil: Villains of DC Comics" Documentary to Begin Production at WonderCon March 29-31, 2013

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“Behind every great hero, there are a whole lot of villains.” – Geoff Johns NEW DOCUMENTARY NECESSARY EVIL: VILLAINS OF DC COMICS LEGENDARY VILLAIN CHRISTOPHER LEE NARRATES BURBANK, CA (March 26, 2013) – The Joker, Bane, Deathstroke, Darkseid and Lex Luthor — the scariest and most menacing villains in DC Comics’ universe — take center […]

Annecy Animation Festival Announces 176-Film Slate for 2013

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The Annecy Animation Festival has announced that a field of 2,461 submissions has been narrowed down to 176 films slated to compete in the 2013 Annecy International Animated Film Festival & Market from June 10-15, 2013. The full set of selections and categories is available at the Annecy web site.

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