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How Will Vinton Created and Lost Claymation

by Ed Liuon May 13, 2014
The Priceonomics weblog has posted a feature article on how famed stop-motion animator Will Vinton built up and then lost a major animation studio, popularizing “Claymation” as a medium for advertising, TV, and feature film before a series of unexpected events resulted in his ouster and the sale of the company to Nike co-founder Phil […]
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Shaggy Voice Actor Casey Kasem Reported Missing

by Dan Collinson May 13, 2014
Fox News reports that a judge ordered an investigation on Monday on the whereabouts of former radio personality Casey Kasem after his wife’s attorney said that he left the country. The court order is the latest news in an ongoing family dispute. The man who was best known for hosting the original American Top 40 […]

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PR: Are comics a Bad Influence? Wrestling stars join the action at MCM London Comic Con

by Grant Whiteon May 12, 2014
MCM LONDON COMIC CON – EXCEL LONDON – 23-25 MAY Are comics a Bad Influence? Wrestling stars to join the action at MCM London Comic Con Superstar wrestlers Christopher Daniels and Frankie Kazarian – who together formed famous TNA tag team Bad Influence – are coming to MCM London Comic Con later this month to […]
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Time Shift: Belchers Move Half Hour Later

by Alex Beanon May 12, 2014
After owning the 7pm time slot for much of the spring, Fox’s animated comedy, “Bob’s Burgers”, will be moving a half hour later in the evening to accommodate professional football. With “American Dad” moving to cable network TBS for its 11th season premiere [in July 2014] and Fox airing NFL games this autumn, a schedule […]

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PR: MCM Expo and ESL seal eSports partnership

by Grant Whiteon May 12, 2014
MCM LONDON COMIC CON – EXCEL LONDON – 23-25 MAY MCM Expo and ESL seal eSports partnership MCM Expo is to further expand its eSports activity through a new partnership with the UK division of the Electronic Sports League (ESL), the world’s largest and oldest international eSports organisation. Starting with this month’s MCM London Comic […]
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Zenkaikon 2014: The Wrap-Up

by Weathermanon May 11, 2014
So another Con reaches its inevitable end. Obviously all things must end, but it feels a little extra bitter this time. Zenkaicon 2014 was especially awesome for an immense number of reasons. Meeting new friends. Seeing old friends again. Being able to go through a Con without feeling like a chicken with it’s head cut […]

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Zenkaikon 2014: The Jim Cummings Panels Report

by Weathermanon May 11, 2014
Jim Cummings, voice of an almost innumerable amount of characters over the years, did several panels this year at Zenkaikon. His first panel was a co-presentation between himself and convention personality Karl “Uncle Yo” Custer on the 20-year anniversary of the Disney Afternoon programing block and he later did a solo Q&A panel. Cummings provided […]
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PR: Maynards Discovery Patch Teams Up With Aardman For New TV Ad

by Grant Whiteon May 9, 2014
Maynards Discovery Patch teams up with Aardman for new tv ad Maynards Discovery Patch, the new range of fun-shaped fruit flavour jelly and foam sweets, have teamed up with Aardman Animations for a high-profile new TV ad this spring. The advert, which runs from 9th May, features a family of hedgehogs trying Maynards Discovery Patch […]

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PR: Kick-Ass/Nikita star Lyndsy Fonseca to guest at MCM London Comic Con

by Grant Whiteon May 9, 2014
MCM LONDON COMIC CON – EXCEL LONDON – 23-25 MAY Kick-Ass/Nikita star Lyndsy Fonseca to guest at MCM London Comic Con Nikita,  Kick-Ass and How I Met Your Mother star Lyndsy Fonseca is to attend this month’s MCM London Comic Con, show organisers have announced. Lyndsy Fonseca starred as Alexandra ‘Alex’ Udinov in spy series […]
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PR: Clone ranger – Orphan Black star Dylan Bruce to attend MCM London Comic Con

by Grant Whiteon May 9, 2014
MCM LONDON COMIC CON – EXCEL LONDON – 23-25 MAY Clone ranger – Orphan Black star Dylan Bruce to attend MCM London Comic Con Orphan Black star Dylan Bruce is to be a special guest at this month’s MCM London Comic Con, show organisers have announced. The critically acclaimed, award winning sci-fi thriller sees Tatiana […]