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Nickelodeon UK Assigns Invader Zim To Conquer Forbidden Planet

by Grant Whiteon November 29, 2016
The Almighty Tallest at Nickelodeon UK have assigned Invader Zim to conquer the retail and online resources of Forbidden Planet by way of merchandise bearing his glorious visage!!! Decorated with both Zim and his loyal if hopeless assistant GIR, the line up includes t-shirts, travel pass holders, coasters and mugs with a £2.99-17.99 price range. […]
Mike Rowe Paranormal Action Squad

Exploring “The Paranormal Action Squad” with Writer/Producer Mike Rowe

by Ed Liuon November 28, 2016
There’s Mike Rowe the Dirty Jobs host and there’s Mike Rowe the animation writer/producer who cartoon fans may recognize from his tenures on Family Guy and Futurama (the latter of which earned him an Emmy Award). The latter Mike Rowe began his show business career on the New York City stand-up scene before landing gigs […]

Florence Henderson

Florence Henderson, Actress, 1934-2016

by Dan Collinson November 26, 2016
The Hollywood Reporter reports that actress Florence Henderson died on Thursday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles from heart failure, she was 82. Henderson was known to TV audiences as Carol Brady on The Brady Bunch, and reprise the role in various Brady Bunch spin-offs and  TV movies. After The Brady Bunch was cancelled […]
Moana Maui

NY Times on How and Why Maui Got So Big in Disney’s”Moana”

by Ed Liuon November 22, 2016
The New York Times examines the thinking that went into the character design of Maui, the demigod with the voice of Dwayne Johnson and animation supervision by Mack Kablan and Eric Goldberg, in Disney’s upcoming animated feature film Moana. The character is well-known in lore across the South Pacific islands, but nearly all earlier depictions […]

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New Web Service “Craft” Explores The Art Of Animation

by Peter Paltridgeon November 21, 2016
Let’s say you’re about to make your own animated short, or even a movie, and you’re looking for inspiration. Or you may be new to the entire process and could use a professional shoulder to look over and learn from — but there are no shoulders around. What if there was an animation archive where […]
Cars 3

Teaser Trailer for “Cars 3” Released

by Ed Liuon November 21, 2016
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NYCC 2016: “Spice and Wolf” Creator Isuna Hasekura’s Panel

by slaion November 18, 2016
To celebrate the 10th anniversary of Spice and Wolf, Yen Press invited Spice and Wolf author and creator, Isuna Hasekura, to New York Comic-Con 2016 to speak with his fans. In addition to inviting Hasekura, Yen Press released a special limited anniversary edition omnibus of the first 17 novels in the Spice and Wolf series. […]
Jeff Smith Bone

“Kung Fu Panda” Director Mark Osborne to Tackle Animated “Bone”

by Ed Liuon November 17, 2016
The Hollywood Reporter states that Kung Fu Panda director Mark Osborne will be directing the animated adaptation of Jeff Smith’s graphic novel Bone for Warner Bros. Animation. He will co-write the script with Adam Kline, and the article states that the intention is for a trilogy of animated feature films to tell the story of […]