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Review: The 2015 Oscar Nominated Animated Shorts

by Soniaon February 20, 2015
For the past 10 years, ShortsHD has made all the short films nominated for the Academy Awards available for viewing across the country just before, and sometimes after, the Oscar broadcast via local small theaters for the general public to watch and enjoy. I myself only discovered the joys of watching their releases a few […]

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Amazon Studios Forms Kids Thought Leader Board for Childhood Education

by Ed Liuon February 19, 2015
Amazon Studios Forms Kids Thought Leader Board to Bolster Lifelong Creative Learning Amazon Studios has formed its first-ever Amazon Kids Thought Leader Board to further its mission of lifelong creative learning. Assembled under the guidance of Amazon Kids Educational Advisor Dr. Alice Wilder, the council will be comprised of: Maker Media President & CEO Dale […]
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Cartoon Network Upfront 2015-16: "We Bare Bears", "Powerpuff Girls," "Steven Universe/Uncle Grandpa" Crossover, & More

by Ed Liuon February 19, 2015
Cartoon Network Approaches 2015-16 Upfront with Unmatched Growth Across All Screens Cartoon Network Solidifies #1 Position with Boys and Moves into 2nd Place with Kids 6-11* New Content, Returning Hits and Immersive Programming Highlight New Season Momentum and growth across all screens are driving Cartoon Network into the 2015-16 Upfront. Powered by number one shows […]

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Want Diversity in Casting and Roles in Hollywood? Look at Animation

by Ed Liuon February 18, 2015
The Los Angeles Times makes note of ethnic diversity in both on-screen characters and the actors portraying them in current-era animated features, in comparison to a live-action selection which turned out all-white nominees in the all acting categories for the Academy Awards and one non-white nominee in the Best Director category. In contrast, Disney’s Big […]
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"Big Hero 6" Directors on Sequels and Change at Disney Animation

by Ed Liuon February 18, 2015
Variety has spoken with Don Hall and Chris Williams, co-directors of the Oscar-nominated Big Hero 6 that just became the third-highest grossing Disney animated feature film over the weekend (right after The Lion King and Frozen, and just edging Beauty and the Beast out of the third-place spot). The pair, both 20-year veterans of the […]

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PR: Prepare For Monster Truck Adventures In "Blaze and the Monster Machines" On Nick Jr. UK

by Grant Whiteon February 16, 2015
Ready, Set, Go! Join Blaze and his monster machine friends as they race their way on to Nick Jr. UK this March.  Fasten your seatbelt and hold on tight for brand new animated series Blaze and the Monster Machines,racing onto Nick Jr. with an hour-long premiere on Friday 6th March at 4:00pm. The series follows […]
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Gary Owens, "Space Ghost" Voice Actor, 1936 - 2015

by Ed Liuon February 13, 2015
Veteran voiceover performer Gary Owens has passed away on February 12, 2015, at the age of 80. A longtime radio and TV announcer, Owens was best known to the general public as the mellifluous baritone for NBC’s Rowan and Martin’s Laugh-In. He also coined the “beautiful downtown Burbank” phrase on his KMPC radio show that […]

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Amazon Studios Developing "Sigmund and the Sea Monsters"

by Ed Liuon February 12, 2015
Amazon Studios Developing Sigmund and the Sea Monsters with Sid and Marty Krofft Veteran television producers will create reimagined pilot for classic children’s series SEATTLE—February 12, 2015—(NASDAQ: AMZN)—Amazon Studios today announced it has signed a development deal with iconic television producers Sid and Marty Krofft to develop a reimagined pilot of classic ‘70s children live […]
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Disney XD Orders Second Season of "Star vs. the Forces of Evil" Ahead of Series Premiere

by Ed Liuon February 12, 2015
DISNEY XD ORDERS SECOND SEASON OF ANIMATED COMEDY ADVENTURE STAR VS. THE FORCES OF EVIL, STARRING EDEN SHER, AHEAD OF SERIES PREMIERE ON MONDAY, MARCH 30 — Michael C. Hall, Anna Camp, Stephen Root and Rider Strong Among First Season Guest Stars –- — Preview Episode Available Beginning Monday, February 23 on WATCH Disney XD […]