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“Inside Out” Dominates 43rd Annual Annie Awards with 11 Wins

by Ed Liuon February 8, 2016
Disney/Pixar’s Inside Out won 11 Annie Awards over the weekend, dominating its competition with wins in categories including Best Animated Feature, Best Directing (for Pete Docter), Outstanding Writing (Pete Docter, Meg LeFauve and Josh Cooley), and Outstanding Voice Acting (Phyllis Smith as Sadness). The full list of winners follows, as announced at the awards ceremony: […]
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The Adventures of Kevin Smith and Harley Quinn Smith, Part Two

by Peter Paltridgeon February 4, 2016
When we last left Kevin Smith and Harley Quinn Smith, the most adorable father-daughter pair in the world, she had just received the bat that Margot Robbie wielded in Suicide Squad (due out in October). More recently, she was standing on a curb in Hollywood waiting for an Uber to pick her up. That’s when […]

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Joe Alaskey, Actor, 1952 – 2016

by Ed Liuon February 4, 2016
Mark Evanier reports that veteran voice actor Joe Alaskey passed away on February 3, 2016, at the age of 63 due to cancer. Mr. Alaskey’s career in voiceover began as an impressionist, making his mark to replicate Jackie Gleason to fix audio in re-discovered episodes of the classic TV sitcom The Honeymooners. His impersonation eventually […]
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Next Omakase Box Takes To The Stage With Vocaloid Characters

by Grant Whiteon February 3, 2016
Following on from entries covering Kill la Kill and Naruto, the third merchandise box in Viewster’s bi-monthly subscription service will focus on the cast of the Vocaloid games/multi-media franchise. Shipping March 25th the next Omakase box will include a range of exclusive merchandise focussed around popular characters including Hatsune Miku and Megurine Luka. This includes […]

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Abe Vigoda, Actor 1921-2016

by Dan Collinson January 28, 2016
The Hollywood Reporter reports that actor Abe Vigoda died on Tuesday in his home in New Jersey. He was 94. Vigoda was best known to TV audiences as Detective Sgt. Phil Fish on the 70s sitcom Barney Miller from 1975-1977, and starred in the show’s spin-off, titled Fish, from 1977-1978. His other TV credits include […]
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MCM Comic Con Continues EU Expansion In 2016 With Hannover And Brussels Events

by Grant Whiteon January 27, 2016
With their London event standing as the world’s current third largest comic convention and similar events being held across the UK, MCM have announced their continued expansion into continental Europe with two new events. Already hosting events in Stockholm and Malmo, MCM Hannover Comic Con will be hosted 4th-5th June at Hannover Messe and MCM […]

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UK Cartoon Network, Boomerang and Cartoonito Announce February Highlights

by Grant Whiteon January 24, 2016
Cartoon Network UK leads the charge this February with the launch of brand new series LEGO Nexo Knights. Starting Monday 1st at 6pm, new episodes will air in said time slot every day that month. Also airing new episodes will be Supernoobs, starting weekdays from 22nd at 6:30pm. Valentines will be celebrated with A Regular […]
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Aardman Produce Animated Short To Accompany Stephen Hawking’s Reith Lecture

by Grant Whiteon January 22, 2016
Commissioned by BBC Radio 4, Aardman have produced an animated short to accompany the station’s broadcast of noted scientist Professor Stephen Hawking’s recent Reith Lecture. Entitled ‘Inside his Head’, the short presents surreal, imaginative visuals inspired by scientific imagery to accompany dialogue taken from the lecture. A second, focused on Hawking’s explanation of Black Holes, […]

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Aardman Partners With Alzheimer’s Research UK To #sharetheorange

by Grant Whiteon January 20, 2016
Alzheimer’s Research UK, ais London and Aardman Animations have combined forces in order to promote awareness of the disease. A new film starring and narrated by Christopher Eccleston aims to promote awareness of the damage the disease can perform on a human brain by usage of a time lapse animation of an orange, which weighs […]
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2016 Annual Academy Award Nominees Announced

by Ed Liuon January 15, 2016
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has released the full list of nominees for the 88th Annual Academy Awards. Categories with an animated film in contention are: BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY Bridge of Spies Ex Machina Inside Out Spotlight Straight Outta Compton BEST ANIMATED FEATURE Anomalisa Boy and the World Inside Out Shaun the […]