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William Windom, Actor, 1923 - 2012

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Character actor William Windom passed away on August 17, 2012, at the age of 88 from congestive heart failure. Windom won an Emmy award in 1970 for his work in the TV series My World and Welcome To It based on the works of James Thurber, but he is probably better known for numerous guest […]

"ParaNorman" Comes in Third in Box Office Race with $14.1M in Ticket Sales on Opening Weekend

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LAIKA’s ParaNorman took in $14.1 million (estimated) in ticket sales in its premiere weekend, landing it in the third-place spot on the weekend box office charts behind The Expendables 2 ($28.59M) and The Bourne Legacy ($17.06M). ParaNorman‘s box office take puts it behind the $16.8M debut weekend of LAIKA’s previous film Coraline, but ahead of […]

PR: Manga Entertainment UK Brings 'Ninja Scroll' To Blu-ray on November 26, 2012

   PRESS RELEASE “Energetic, dramatic and visually impressive, this is an anime classic” FILM4.COM Ninja Scroll On Blu-Ray 26 Nov 2012 Fast sell: Anime classic Ninja Scroll comes to Blu-ray for the first time ever! Available in a limited edition Double Play Blu-ray/DVD Steelbook as well as separately on Blu-ray and DVD, Yoshiaki Kawajiri’s wonderfully […]

Warner Bros. Shuts Down Direct-to-DVD Division; DC Universe, Tom & Jerry, and Scooby-Doo Animated Films Unaffected

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The Hollywood Reporter has noted that Warner Brothers has shut down Warner Premiere, its direct-to-video movie division, citing declining DVD sales and “the current transition to digital” in a press release. The article adds that the DC Universe, Tom & Jerry, and Scooby Doo animated movies are unaffected by the shutdown, and will continue to […]

PR: August 2012 Week 2 Ratings Highlights for Cartoon Network and Adult Swim

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Following are the ratings highlights covering Cartoon Network and Adult Swim across August 2012, Week 2: CARTOON NETWORK Midway through August 2012, Cartoon Network again ranked as basic cable’s #1 network for Early Prime (7-9 p.m.) delivery of boys 2-11, 6-11 & 9-14.  Early Prime delivery of key kid demos also grew vs. the same time period last year-kids […]

Otakon 2012: Photo Gallery

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The following photos were taken by Eric “Weatherman” Stehmer: Walking up on Friday, the pre-reg line is running off the the right.   The end of the line. It’s a long walk from there back to the reg desks.   The east entrance to the BCC aka Cosplay Court. That fountain the back is usually […]

Otakon 2012: Gen Urobochi Panel

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For anyone unfamiliar with Gen Urobuchi, he is the head screenwriter for Puella Magi Madoka Magica and the writer of the light novel Fate/Zero, a prequel to Fate/Stay Night. He came into the panel with his face covered to preserve his relative anonymity (he had no picture in the official Otakon guide either), though the […]

BusinessWeek On DreamWorks Animation's Acquisition of Classic Media

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Bloomberg News’ BusinessWeek recently covered DreamWorks Animation’s successful bid to purchase Classic Media for $155 million, a move which gave ownership of to a wide array of intellectual property including Rocky & Bullwinkle, Casper the friendly ghost, VeggieTales, Richie Rich, Felix the Cat, Mr. Peabody and more. The studio is already drawing on this catalog […]

DreamWorks Animation to Develop $3.1B Cultural and Entertainment District in Shanghai

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The New York Times reports that DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc, has announced plans to build a $3.1 billion cultural and entertainment district in Shanghai with a multi-building complex stretching over six large city blocks on the banks of the Huangpu River. Titled “the Dream Center,” the complex aims to rival the Broadway theater district in […]

PR: Shout! Factory & FremantleMedia Enterprises Join Forces to Bring "Aquabats Super Show!" & "Monsuno" to DVD

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SHOUT! FACTORY AND FREMANTLEMEDIA ENTERPRISES JOIN FORCES TO DELIVER TWO CURRENT HIT SERIES FOR HOME ENTERTAINMENT MULTI-YEAR ALLIANCE GRANTS SHOUT! FACTORY EXCLUSIVE DISTRIBUTION RIGHTS TO  THE AQUABATS SUPER SHOW! AND MONSUNO™  Los Angeles, California – August 6, 2012 – Shout! Factory and FremantleMedia Enterprises (FME) announced today a strategic home entertainment alliance to bring widely popular hit […]

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