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Colin Firth Drops Out as Voice of “Paddington”

by Ed Liuon June 18, 2014
The Hollywood Reporter states that actor Colin Firth has dropped out of the CGI/live-action hybrid film Paddington. No reason was given for his departure, with Firth saying in a statement, “It’s been bittersweet to see this delightful creature take shape and come to the sad realization that he simply doesn’t have my voice.” The film, […]
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VIZ Celebrates Sailor Moon Day at 2014 Anime Expo

by Ed Liuon June 18, 2014
VIZ MEDIA CELEBRATES SAILOR MOON DAY AT 2014 ANIME EXPO Mark The Return Of The Legendary Anime Series With A Special Series Of Events And Activities At North America’s Largest Anime Convention San Francisco, CA, June 17, 2014 – VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), the largest distributor and licensor of manga and anime in North […]

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“Jack and the Cuckoo-Clock Heart” U.S. Theatrical Release on September 24, 2014

by Ed Liuon June 18, 2014
SHOUT! FACTORY ANNOUNCES JACK AND THE CUCKOO-CLOCK HEART U.S. THEATRICAL RELEASE HIGHLY ANTICIPATED NEW CG-ANIMATED MOTION PICTURE DIRECTED BY MATHIAS MALZIEU AND STÉPHANE BERLA Los Angeles, CA – (JUNE 17, 2014) — Shout! Factory, a leading multi-platform entertainment company, The Film Collective, Dada Films, and Brainstorm Media announced today a strategic collaboration to launch the […]
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Shout! Factory Announces BotCon Live Streaming Schedule and Sale

by Ed Liuon June 18, 2014
Celebrating 30 Years Of Transformers! Can you believe it’s been three decades since we were first introduced to the Transformers? Since then, we have witnessed many epic battles between the heroic Autobots and the evil Decepticons. Here at Shout!, we feel that there’s a lot to celebrate! We’re rolling out the TRANSFORMERS THRILLING THIRTY SALE, […]

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Hasbro Rolls Out Toy Licensing Announcements

by Alex Beanon June 17, 2014
International toymaker Hasbro will be appearing at this year’s International Licensing Expo in Las Vegas with a few announcements of its upcoming licensing arrangements for its signature toy lines that include Transformers, My Little Pony and The Littlest Pet Shop. Among the announcements… TRANSFORMERS The Transformers brand celebrates the 30th Anniversary in 2014 with the […]
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“Danger Mouse” Returns to TV in 2015

by Ed Liuon June 17, 2014
“He’s the Greatest, He’s Fantastic, wherever there is danger he’ll be there” World’s Greatest Secret Agent Danger Mouse Bursts Back onto TV as FremantleMedia Kids & Family Entertainment Announces New Series with CBBC New Animated Series Due to Air in 2015 He’s the world’s greatest secret agent who faced dastardly enemies and deadly missions, captivating […]

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J.G. Quintel Discusses “Regular Show” Season 3 and DVD Release

by Ed Liuon June 16, 2014
Animation Magazine has spoken with J.G. Quintel, Regular Show creator and voice of Mordecai the bluejay, about the third season of the show, which is about to be released on DVD tomorrow. Among other topics, Quintel discusses his puzzlement over the home video release schedule for Regular Show, the advantages of the 11-minute format of […]
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Sylvain Chomet Gives Details About “The Thousand Miles” at Annecy 2014

by Ed Liuon June 16, 2014
At the 2014 Annecy International Animated Film Festival, director Sylvain Chomet shared some details about The Thousand Miles, his next new animated feature now in production. The movie is based on the works of Federico Fellini, including unpublished writings and drawings, and will star Italian prince Emanuele Filiberto as a middle-aged count whose participation in […]

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“How to Train Your Dragon 2” Takes $50M in Opening Weekend for #2 Spot

by Ed Liuon June 16, 2014
In a box office battle of sequels, comedic cops beat dragons this past weekend. DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc.’s How to Train Your Dragon 2 came in second place at the box office in its premiere weekend, with its estimated $50 million in ticket sales falling $10 million short of Sony’s 22 Jump Street ticket sales. […]
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DreamWorks Animation Brings “Dinotrux” to Netflix as Original Series

by Ed Liuon June 16, 2014
DreamWorks Animation’s Action-Packed Dinotrux Barges Onto Netflix As New Original Series For Kids Building of Epic New World Based on Award-Winning Children’s Books Set to Begin in Spring 2015 LOS ANGELES and BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., June 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — DreamWorks Animation and Netflix are bulldozing back to a prehistoric world of epic proportions with […]