Quantcast

Lucille Bliss, Voice Actor, 1916 - 2012

thumb-lucillebliss

Cartoon Brew reports the passing of voice actor Lucille Bliss on Thursday, November 8, 2012, at the age of 96 of unstated causes. Bliss’s career stretched to the dawn of the television age, whose voiceover career began as the first TV cartoon character Crusader Rabbit (1949). Bliss went on to hundreds of voiceover jobs in […]

New TMNT Toyline Receives Advance UK Release 24th November 2012

thumb-tmntgrant

The toyline to accompany Nickelodeon’s new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series is due for UK release 1st December 2012. However, the line (created by Playmates and licensed by Flair for UK distribution) will receive two advance releases on 24th November.  The Eastbourne branch of toy chain Kids Stuff will host a special launch event that […]

"Dragon Ball Kai" Receives New Episodes for International Broadcast

thumb-dbkaieps

Veteran voice actress Mayumi Tanaka revealed via her blog that she and her fellow co-stars were recording new Dragon Ball Kai episodes for international release, with no plans for release or broadcast of these episodes in Japan at this time. Dragon Ball Kai ended broadcast March 27, 2011 amid the 2011 Touhoku earthquake and tsunami, […]

PR: Nickelodeon Names Jill Sanford Vice President, Animation Development

Nickelodeon Logo Thumbnail

NICKELODEON NAMES JILL SANFORD VICE PRESIDENT, ANIMATION DEVELOPMENT BURBANK – Nov. 6, 2012 – Nickelodeon has named Jill Sanford Vice President of Animation Development, Nickelodeon Group.  Sanford will be responsible for all aspects of development from concept to pilot, including all creative and production.  The announcement was made by Jenna Boyd, Senior Vice President of Animation […]

Cartoon Network Renews "Regular Show," "Gumball;" Adds Episodes of "Annoying Orange"

thumb-cartoonnetwork

Deadline.com reports that Cartoon Network has renewed the comedy series Regular Show and The Amazing World of Gumball for new seasons, and added episodes to the order of Annoying Orange. No word was given on how soon new episodes will be airing.

21 Animated Features Submitted for 2012 Academy Awards

thumb-oscars2012

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences has announced 21 submitted features for the 2012 Best Animated Feature Academy Award, virtually ensuring that a full slate of five nominees will be in the running for the award. The candidates are: Adventures in Zambezia Brave Delhi Safari Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax Frankenweenie From Up on […]

"Wreck-It Ralph" Racks Up $49.1M in Ticket Sales on Debut Weekend

thumb-wreckitralph20120606

Despite lingering power outages on the East Coast in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, Disney’s Wreck-It Ralph earned an estimated $49.1 million in ticket sales in its debut weekend, taking the top spot at the box office by a comfortable margin. Its nearest competitor, Robert Zemeckis’ Flight, opened with almost half the ticket sales at […]

CNN on Growing Recognition for Voice Actors

thumb-vomike

CNN has posted an article about the growing recognition for professional voice actors in animation, speaking with professionals such as Frank Welker, Peter Cullen, Crispin Freeman, and Patrick Seitz about the growth of the industry, the way technology has made voice actors more prominent than in the past, and celebrity stunt-casting for voice actors (and […]

Disney's "Secret of the Wings" Debuts at Top Spot of Home Video Sales Charts

thumb-tinkerbellsotwsales

Walt Disney Studio’s direct-to-video movie Secret of the Wings premiered in the top spot on both the Nielsen VideoScan FirstAlert chart and the dedicated Blu-ray sales chart in its debut week (ending October 28, 2012). The new movie joins the other three Tinker Bell movies in being a top seller, with the franchise selling millions […]

Jeffrey Katzenberg & Ann Daly Renew Contracts with DreamWorks Animation Through 2017

thumb-dreamworksanimation

The Hollywood Reporter notes that Jeffrey Katzenberg and Ann Daly, CEO and COO of DreamWorks Animation, SKG, respectively, have extended their contracts with the animation studio through 2017. Katzenberg’s salary will go from $1 million per year to $2.5 million per year, and he will be eligible for annual cash bonuses of $4 million and […]

Single Sign On provided by vBSSO