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Toonzone Interviews Tommy Stathes and J.J. Sedelmaier on Early New York Animation

by Ed Liuon May 18, 2015
Many animation fans have seen and even purchased collections of public domain cartoons on home video, but Tommy José Stathes used those earliest collections (on VHS tapes in the 1990’s) as a springboard to become an early animation historian, archivist, and preservationist, with a focus on the earliest animated cartoons produced from the 1900’s to […]
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NFB Web Documentary "Do Not Track" Gets Animated for Fourth Episode

by Ed Liuon May 15, 2015
Is your mobile phone spying on you? NFB’s web documentary series Do Not Track on Internet privacy gets animated for fourth episode “A cautionary tale about the web as a menacing, all-seeing eye” – The New York Times Do Not Track – Episode 4 (Clip) from National Film Board of Canada on Vimeo. May 12, […]

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"Simpsons" Producer Al Jean Says Harry Shearer Will Not Be Returning

by Ed Liuon May 14, 2015
A report on CNN Money reports that Harry Shearer will not be returning to the voice cast of The Simpsons for the show’s 27th and 28th seasons, according to longtime Simpsons producer Al Jean. Jean added that, “We do not plan to ‘kill off’ his characters but replace them with the most talented members of […]
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Japanese Mecha Designer And Illustrator Hidetaka Tenjin To Attend MCM London Comic Con

by Grant Whiteon May 13, 2015
MCM have announced that Japanese design talent Hidetaka Tenjin will be attending as Anime Guest of Honour for the Friday and Saturday of their May London event, 22-24th. Tenjin’s work includes a long history with the popular mecha classic Macross, Hellsing Ultimate, Glass Fleet and Aquarion. He has also provided the lavish box art for […]

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Giamatti, Goodman, Thorne, Stallone, and Dawson Lead Voice Cast of "Ratchet & Clank" Movie

by Ed Liuon May 13, 2015
At the Cannes Film Festival, the Hollywood Reporter states that Paul Giamatti, John Goodman, Bella Thorne, Sylvester Stallone, and Rosario Dawson have been cast in the CG animated feature Ratchet & Clank, based on the Sony PlayStation video game title. In addition, some voice talent from the original games will reprise their roles in the […]

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Amazon Studios Greenlights Six New Pilots for Next Kids Pilot Season

by Ed Liuon May 12, 2015
Amazon Studios Greenlights Six New Pilots for Next Kids Pilot Season Shows come from accomplished roster of creative talent, including David Babcock (Brothers & Sisters, Gilmore Girls), Andrew Green (Hannah Montana, Suddenly Susan), Adam Wilson and Melanie Wilson LaBracio (Marvel Universe Live, Evergone), The Jim Henson Company (The Muppets, Fraggle Rock), as well as Bureau […]
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NY Times on Anti-Aging Efforts for Vintage Disney Animation

by Ed Liuon May 8, 2015
The New York Times covers a major initiative between the Disney Animation Research Library and the Getty Conservation Institute to preserve some of the studio’s oldest animation artwork, many of which are deteriorating. Tiny samples from animation cels will be exposed to a battery of lab tests to simulate long-term exposure to conditions like extreme […]

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"Mighty Magiswords" Launches on Cartoon Network Anything as First Original Digital Series

by Ed Liuon May 8, 2015
Mighty Magiswords, The First Original Digital Series from Cartoon Network Studios, Begins Multiplatform Content Rollout The Story Starts in Kids’ Hands with Exclusive Premiere on Cartoon Network Anything App Mighty Magiswords is now the first original series to engage fans on the award-winning mobile micronetwork Cartoon Network Anything, voted as one of Google Play’s Best […]