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Pat Harrington Jr., Actor, 1929-2016

by Dan Collinson January 7, 2016
The Hollywood Reporter reported that actor Pat Harrington Jr. died on Wednesday from Alzheimer’s disease. He was 86. Mr. Harrington was best known as building superintendent Dwayne Flo Schneider on One Day at a Time from 1975-1984. He won a Golden Globe as well as an Emmy for his role. He also made appearances on […]
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Cartoon Network UK Draws Fire for Removing Same-Sex Embrace in “Steven Universe”

by Ed Liuon January 7, 2016
Cartoon Network’s United Kingdom affiliate is drawing fire from Steven Universe fans for censoring a same-sex embrace between the two female characters Rose Quartz and Pearl in the episode “We Need to Talk,” replacing it with a recycled reaction shot from the title character’s father. In response to an online petition protesting the edits, Cartoon […]

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Netflix and DreamWorks Animation to Bring Voltron and Guillermo del Toro’s Trollhunters in 2016

by Ed Liuon January 7, 2016
Netflix and DreamWorks Animation Expand Global Relationship Voltron and a New Fantasy World from Guillermo Del Toro Among Series Debuting in 2016 BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. & GLENDALE, Calif. – January 5, 2016 — Netflix, Inc. and DreamWorks Animation (NASDAQ: DWA) today announced the expansion of their current multi-year deal, making Netflix the global home, outside […]
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MCM Expo Group Rebrands As Part Of Expansion For Cultural Events, Announces GamerMania London

by Grant Whiteon January 6, 2016
Having recently expanded into mainland Europe following several years of annual conventions within the UK (with recent numbers rivalling those of America’s prestigious San Diego Comic Con), the MCM Expo Group have rebranded as MCM Central as part of a committed focus to expand beyond the Comic Cons that have made their name. The first […]

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John Boyega To Star In New Nickelodeon UK Digital Series “Tinkershrimp & Dutch”

by Grant Whiteon January 5, 2016
Nickelodeon UK have announced a 15th January start date for new interactive digitial series Tinkershrimp & Dutch, due to air on digitial services including nick.co.uk / nicktoons.co.uk and Nick Play. The series will see the titular Tinkershrimp (Darren Evans) and Dutch (John Boyega) acting as time travelling bodyguards for King Hunnybun III (Alex Lowe), ruler of New […]
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Los Angeles Museum Dedicates Exhibit To Forza

by Todd Blackon December 29, 2015
Xbox’s Forza racing franchise has been a popular one since its inception, and has now released another popular entry via Forza 6. With it’s continually growing popularity, it should come as no surprise that some wish to honor the franchise in a major way. As such, the Peterson Automotive Museum in Los Angeles has opened […]

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Download “Kung Fu Panda” for Free with Amazon Purchase

by Ed Liuon December 18, 2015
Mega-retailer Amazon.com is offering up a free copy of DreamWorks Animation’s Kung Fu Panda to anyone making an eligible purchase from December 18, 2015, through January 1, 2016. According to Amazon, the process to get your free digital download of Kung Fu Panda is as follows: U.S. customers who make an eligible Amazon purchase from […]

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Nickelodeon Greenlights “Bunsen is a Beast!”, Orders More “Fairly OddParents”

by Ed Liuon December 15, 2015
Nickelodeon Greenlights Original Animated Comedy Bunsen is a Beast! Created by Animation Veteran Butch Hartman Network Also Picks Up Seven Additional Episodes for Season 10 of Hartman’s Long-Running Hit The Fairly OddParents BURBANK, Calif. – Dec. 15, 2015 – Nickelodeon announced today a 20-episode order of Bunsen is a Beast!, an original animated comedy created […]
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2016 Golden Globe Nominees Announced

by Ed Liuon December 11, 2015
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association has announced the 2016 Golden Globe nominees. The only category with an animated production in contention was the “Best Motion Picture – Animated category.” The nominees are: Anomalisa (Starburns Industries / Paramount Pictures) The Good Dinosaur (Pixar Animation Studios / Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures) Inside Out (Pixar Animation Studios […]