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Jerry Russell, Actor, 1936 - 2013

by Ed Liuon September 5, 2013
The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports that veteran actor Jerry Russell passed away on Thursday, September 5, 2013, at the age of 77 after complications from abdominal surgery. Russell founded the Stage West theater company in 1978, which became one of four theater groups that set the tone for Fort Worth’s theater scene. In addition to […]
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PR: MCM To Launch Ireland Comic Con, Expand Scotland Comic Con in 2014

by Grant Whiteon September 4, 2013
MCM IRELAND COMIC CON – RDS, DUBLIN – 12-13 APRIL MCM To Launch Ireland Comic Con, Expand Scotland Comic Con in 2014 Do you live in Ireland? Are you a fan of sci-fi, videogames, comics, cosplay or anime? Well, mark 12-13 April 2014 down in your diary, because that’s the date that the inaugural MCM […]

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PR: Play Saints Row IV and Killer Is Dead at MCM Scotland Comic Con

by Grant Whiteon September 2, 2013
MCM SCOTLAND COMIC CON – GLASGOW SECC – 7 SEPTEMBER Play Saints Row IV and Killer Is Dead at MCM Scotland Comic Con Two of the hottest new videogames are gunning for glory in Glasgow this Saturday, with publisher Deep Silver giving MCM Scotland Comic Con visitors the chance to get hands-on with über cool […]
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Aardman Film and Production Stills For "Dark Side"

by Grant Whiteon September 1, 2013
Aardman have provided a gallery of film and production stills to accompany their BBC commissioned Dark Side promotional film. Film Production

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Claymation Pioneer Will Vinton Receives 2013 Italian Animation Life Achievement Award

by Ed Liuon August 30, 2013
Animation World Network reports that famed stop-motion animator Will Vinton has received the 2013 Italian Animation Life Achievement Award from the Italian Cultural Institute of Los Angeles and Cinema Without Borders. Vinton has long been known as the pioneer of “Claymation,” with the iconic stop-motion animated California Raisins ad campaign being one of his most […]
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June Foray to Receive Television Academy's 2013 Governor's Award

by Ed Liuon August 29, 2013
Longtime voice actor June Foray will receive the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences’ 2013 Governor’s Award in commemoration of her career that has spanned more than 80 years and involved numerous iconic voice acting roles. Academy Chairman and CEO Bruce Rosenblum stated, “June Foray absolutely embodies everything that this honor represents. A legend and a […]

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Winners Announced for 2013 Outstanding Individual Achievement in Animation Emmy Awards

by Ed Liuon August 23, 2013
The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences has named the six winners of the 2013 Outstanding Individual Achievement in Animation Emmy Awards: Andy Ristaino, Character Design, Adventure Time, “Puhoy” (Cartoon Network) Jenny Gase-Baker, Background Paint, “Mickey Mouse in Croissant de Triomphe” (Disney) Joseph Holt, Art Direction, “Mickey Mouse in Croissant de Triomphe” (Disney) Alberto Mielgo, […]
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Film Roman Developing Original Animated Programming Slate

by Ed Liuon August 23, 2013
The Hollywood Reporter covers an initiative at animation studio Film Roman to develop a slate of new animated programs, signifying a major branch from its roots in work-for-hire animation best known as the studio behind The Simpsons (as well as Beavis and Butt-Head, King of the Hill, Ultimate Spider-Man, and Dan Vs., among others). In […]

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PR: Jill King Named SVP, Sponsorship Group, for Turner Broadcasting's Animation, Young Adults & Kids Media Group

by Ed Liuon August 23, 2013
Jill King Named Senior Vice President, Sponsorship Group For Turner Broadcasting’s Animation, Young Adults and Kids Media Group   Jill King has been named senior vice president, sponsorship group for Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.’s Animation, Young Adults and Kids Media (AYAKM), it was announced today by Brenda Piper, chief marketing officer for AYAKM. In this […]
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UK "Steins;Gate" Fan Voted Part 2 Cover Revealed

by Grant Whiteon August 21, 2013
Following on from their contest to allow fans to vote on which cover should be used for Steins;Gate Part 2, Manga Entertainment have revealed the winner: Part 2 will be released 30th September in the UK, containing episodes 13-24 and the concluding OVA. It is available to pre-order on both DVD and Blu-ray.