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Don Rickles

Don Rickles, Actor and Comedian, 1926 – 2017

by Ed Liuon April 7, 2017
Actor and comedian Don Rickles has passed away at the age of 90 due to kidney failure. He was best known for his pioneering brand of insult comedy, to which he turned after an unsuccesfully short stint as an insurance salesman and a rocky start to an acting career after he attended the American Academy […]
The Boss Baby

“Boss Baby” Edges Out “Beauty and the Beast” for Top Box Office Spot; “Ghost in the Shell” Underperforms

by Ed Liuon April 3, 2017
In its premiere weekend, DreamWorks Animation SKG’s The Boss Baby just beat out Disney’s live-action remake of Beauty and the Beast at the box office, pulling in an estimated $49 million in ticket sales (vs. Beast‘s $47.54 million). The results were much higher than pre-release expectations in the industry, placing The Boss Baby as the […]

LEGO’s Simon Lucas Talks “Ninjago” At BAFTA Kids Premiere of Season Seven

by Grant Whiteon April 3, 2017
Following the BAFTA screening of the first two episodes of LEGO Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu season seven, presenter Nigel Clarke interviewed LEGO’s Simon Lucas about his career, ninja and the future. Simon serves as Senior Creative Director on the Ninjago brand, a role that sees him liaise with parties including toy designers, script writers and […]
Hot Streets

Adult Swim Greenlights Action-Packed “Hot Streets” for Debut in Fall 2017

by Ed Liuon April 1, 2017
Adult Swim Greenlights Action-packed New Animated Series – Hot Streets will Debut in 2017 March 30, 2017 – Adult Swim, who continues to dominate the ratings and remains the #1 in basic cable with millennials for more than a decade, announces the action-packed new animated series that will premiere in the fall, Hot Streets. This […]

Anime Limited & STUDIO4°C Global ‘Mind Game’ Kickstarter Hits Initial Target Within Hours

by Grant Whiteon March 30, 2017
Anime Limited have partnered with STUDIO4°C to run a Kickstarter aimed to offer Masaaki Yuasa’s surreal animated film Mind Game on Blu-ray and DVD to a global audience. Anime Limited generally work within the UK and France but this specific Kickstarter will produce region free discs available to all interested global audiences who wish to financially […]

Amazon Anime Strike

Amazon Channels’ Anime Strike Offers Free Digital Manga

by Ed Liuon March 22, 2017
Amazon Channels’ curated on-demand subscription service Anime Strike is offering its members free digital manga through ComiXology once a month for the rest of 2017. The free title will be selected by the Anime Strike team based on the most popular shows over the past month, with April’s offering being Blue Exorcist Vol. 1 to […]
Bernie Wrightson

Bernie Wrightson, Co-Creator of Swamp Thing 1948-2017

by Dan Collinson March 20, 2017
Entertainment Weekly reports that artist Bernie Wrightson passed away on Saturday from his long battle with brain cancer, according to an announcement his wife gave on his website. He was 68. Wrightson, along with writer Len Wein, co-created the DC Comics character Swamp Thing in House of Secrets #92. A year later, the two worked […]

hillenburg

Stephen Hillenburg, Creator Of Spongebob, Diagnosed With ALS

by Peter Paltridgeon March 13, 2017
Sad news has struck the animation community tonight. Stephen Hillenburg, animation veteran and creator of Nickelodeon’s most successful cartoon (Spongebob Squarepants), has received a diagnosis of ALS, aka Lou Gehrig’s Disease. It’s a neurodegenerative illness that affects nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord, and is eventually fatal. “I wanted people to hear directly […]

Anime Limited Selling Limited Production “Mobile Suit Gundam” Movie Trilogy UK Blu-ray Set

by Grant Whiteon March 4, 2017
Anime Limited have announced that the UK will see a Blu-ray release of the Mobile Suit Gundam movies. The trilogy, due to ship 27th March, will be limited to 500 units and sold strictly through the company’s online store. Other Gundam releases by the company have seen mass retail release but the limited release for […]