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Ad Agency Sues "Annoying Orange" Creators for Copying State Marketing Campaign

by Ed Liuon May 23, 2013
North Dakota advertising agency H2M Inc. has filed a civil lawsuit against The Annoying Orange creators Dane Boedigheimer and Spencer Grove, accusing the two North Dakota natives of stealing the talking orange character from an ad campaign created between 2005 to 2009 for a North Dakota Department of Transportation advertising campaign. In their claim, H2M […]
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PR: New Behind the Scenes "Sanjay and Craig" Featurette Exclusively on iTunes

by Ed Liuon May 21, 2013
NICKELODEON RELEASES ‘BEHIND-THE-SCENES’ FEATURETTE OF NEW ANIMATED SERIES SANJAY AND CRAIG, EXCLUSIVELY ON iTUNES   Nickelodeon today released an epic nine-minute featurette of its newest animated series, Sanjay and Craig.  Available exclusively on iTunes free of charge, The Rad Awesomeness of Sanjay and Craig gives viewers a behind-the-scenes look at the sidesplitting series before its on-air premiere on Saturday, […]

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Briefly: Animated Feature Oscar Rules Change; Spanish Animation Growing Globally; "Hero of Color City" at Cannes

by Ed Liuon May 20, 2013
Variety reports a change in the rules for the Best Animated Feature Film Academy Award that one recipient will be a producer on the winning film. Typically, two people are given the award, with the new rules stating that one be a producer and the other a director “and/or key creative individual.” In the event […]
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Manga UK Announces Limited Edition "One Piece" Collection 1 Bundle For MCM London Comic Con

by Grant Whiteon May 20, 2013
Manga Entertainment UK will be selling an exclusive limited edition bundle of their first One Piece DVD collection at MCM London Comic Con this weekend, 24-26th May. The bundle includes the first complete dual-language DVD set of 26 episodes along with a tote bag containing various exclusive extras. The collection is the start of the […]

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PR: Deadpool: Exclusive Worldwide First Play at MCM London Comic Con

by Grant Whiteon May 20, 2013
MCM LONDON COMIC CON – EXCEL LONDON – 24-26 MAY Deadpool: Exclusive Worldwide First Play at MCM London Comic Con Visitors to MCM London Comic Con on 24-26 May will get an exclusive worldwide first to play of Deadpool, Activision’s exciting new actioner starring Marvel Comics’ iconic anti-hero. The publisher says that show attendees will […]
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PR: Aardman Creates New Look Kids Fansite For "THE 99"

by Grant Whiteon May 16, 2013
Opening Today on 2.4 Billion Screens Around The World! Bristol, UK Thursday 14th May – After a worldwide search, THE 99 have partnered with Aardman Animations, to design and create an exciting new kids fansite for their hit animated series, which will serve the brand’s rapidly growing global audience. THE 99 is a comic book […]

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Disney Backpedals on Merida Redesign, "Dia de los Muertos" Trademark Application

by Ed Liuon May 16, 2013
A report on Deadline.com cites anonymous Disney sources that a proposed redesign of Brave‘s Princess Merida does not match a widely publicized image that has drawn a firestorm of controversy, including sharply critical comments from Brave co-director Brenda Chapman (who was replaced as director late in the development process and is currently working for DreamWorks […]
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PR: Manga Entertainment UK Announces Activities For MCM London Comic Con May 2013

by Grant Whiteon May 15, 2013
MANGA ENTERTAINMENT UK are delighted to announce that they will be attending the MCM London Comic Con weekend (24th-26th May 2013), located at booth number 510. Please see below for an overview of some of the fun that’s in store! LIVE MANGA PODCAST Manga Entertainment are pleased to inform that this year they will be […]

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Review: "Canaan (UK Edition)": Promised Land

by Grant Whiteon May 15, 2013
I’m not really a fan of shorter, 13-episode series, usually because I find they lack enough episodes to tell a consistent story and in some cases tend to be prone to awkward last minute shock plot twists. Canaan is something of an answer to my misgivings. Low level Japanese reporter Minoru Minorikawa ekes out a […]
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NY Times on Hub Network's "My Little Pony: Equestria Girls"

by Ed Liuon May 13, 2013
The New York Times has taken a look at Hasbro’s plans for the Equestria Girls expansion of the My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic series. The article notes the Ponies’ resurgence in popularity thanks to the new show on the Hub, the impact the series seems to have had on the toyline, the pitch behind […]