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Hal Sutherland, Co-Founder of Filmation, 1929 – 2014

by Ed Liuon January 23, 2014
The Saturday Morning Historical Reenactment Society weblog has noted the passing of Hal Sutherland on January 16, 2014, due to health complications from a gall bladder issue. Sutherland began his career in animation in 1954 working with Disney on Sleeping Beauty, before moving on to Larry Harmon Pictures where he met Lou Schiemer. The pair […]
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PR: “Captain Underpants” Saves the Day by Recruiting Top Comedy Talent for New DreamWorks Animation Film

by Ed Liuon January 23, 2014
CAPTAIN UNDERPANTS SAVES THE DAY BY RECRUITING TOP COMEDY TALENT TO VOICE NEW DREAMWORKS ANIMATION FILM Ed Helms, Kevin Hart, Thomas Middleditch, Nick Kroll and Jordan Peele Help Eccentric Superhero Foil Evil Archenemy Plot Glendale, CA – January 21, 2014 – Some real-life comedy superheroes – Ed Helms, Kevin Hart, Thomas Middleditch, Nick Kroll and […]

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PR: The Charts In The Palm Of Your Hand With “Music Inc”

by Grant Whiteon January 20, 2014
The charts in the palm of your hand with Music Inc. New music app lets players nurture the careers of their own aspiring artists Music Inc. is a brand new music app that will allow gamers to guide aspiring musicians through the highs and lows of a music career in the 21st century. Taking control […]
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Toonzone Attends Nickelodeon UK’s 2014 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles/Animation Reveal

by Grant Whiteon January 20, 2014
Before speaking to the panel of TMNT producers we viewed an upcoming episode of season 2, ‘Attack of the Squirrelanoids’. Making its UK debut at 9:30am 25th January on Nicktoons, it’s a love letter to Aliens and pulp sci-fi comics in which our heroes must face a ninja’s natural enemy- mutant squirrels. Scary, funny and […]

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FUNImation Will Release Season Six of One Piece to U.S. Home Video in 2014

by on January 18, 2014
More adventures of Monkey D. Luffy and his Straw Hat Pirates are coming to home video. FUNImation Entertainment announced today that it has acquired the U.S. home video rights to season six of One Piece. Season six contains the “Thriller Bark Saga” and spans episodes 337-384. FUNImation will release the season in four installments throughout […]
THE SIMPSONS: Homer and Marge discover what really is going on with Marge's new car  in the all-new "Adventures in Baby Getting" episode of THE SIMPSONS airing Sunday, Nov. 4 (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT) on FOX.  THE SIMPSONS ? and © 2012 TCFFC ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

Entire “Simpsons” Series to Start Streaming on FXNow in August 2014

by Ed Liuon January 17, 2014
The Hollywood Reporter notes that all 24 seasons of The Simpsons will be available via FXX’s FXNow streaming service starting in August of this year. As with all content on FXNow, The Simpsons will only be accessible to qualified cable subscribers. The FXNow app has become available for iOS, Xbox One, and Windows 8 (desktop […]

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Cross Media International Will Bring Osamu Tezuka’s Cast of Characters to North America

by on January 17, 2014
Astro Boy and friends have a new representative. Cross Media International, a San Franscisco-based production and management company, announced today that it entered into an agreement with Tezuka Productions of Japan to develop distribution opportunities for Osamu Tezuka’s properties and characters in North America. Tezuka, known as the “God of Manga” and the “Walt Disney […]
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2014 Academy Award Nominees Announced (UPDATED with Reaction Statements)

by Ed Liuon January 16, 2014
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced the nominees for a 2014 Academy Award. Categories with an animated film in contention are: BEST ANIMATED FEATURE The Croods (DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc) Despicable Me 2 (Universal/Illumination Entertainment) Ernest & Celestine (GKIDS/La Parti Productions/Les Armateurs) Frozen (Walt Disney Animation Studios) The Wind Rises (Kaze […]

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2014 Best Animated Short Candidates: “Requiem for Romance”

by Ed Liuon January 15, 2014
Requiem for Romance from Jonathan Ng on Vimeo.

“Archer” Team Discusses Big Changes in Season 5 Opener

by Ed Liuon January 14, 2014
The Hollywood Reporter caught up with key creative personnel on FX’s Archer at the Television Critics Association winter press tour, discussing the major change to the show’s status quo in the season 5 premiere (which debuted last night). Among other topics, the article discusses where the idea of the change came from, what the reaction […]