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Toonzone At MCM London Comic Con May 2015 – Rocksteady Arkham Knight Panel

by Grant Whiteon June 1, 2015
Promoting Arkham Knight, the conclusion to Rocksteady’s hugely popular ‘Batman Arkham’ games, the panel consisted of game director/Rocksteady co-founder Sefton Hill, art director David Hego, character artist Albert Feliu and John Noble, voice of lead antagonist the Scarecrow. The game is set one year after the events of Arkham City. An alliance of villains, led […]
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Women in Animation in the Spotlight at Annecy 2015

by Ed Liuon May 28, 2015
WOMEN IN ANIMATION IN THE SPOTLIGHT AT ANNECY 2015 Annecy International Animation Film Festival Gives Ladies Top Billing in 2015, with Great Support by WIA On All Levels of Participation Los Angeles, CA – Women in Animation (WIA), the organization of animation professionals and students who aim to empower and support women in the field […]


Nickelodeon UK And Forbidden Planet Unite For Retro Ninja Turtles Merchandise

by Grant Whiteon May 27, 2015
Nickelodeon/Viacom Consumer Products have teamed up with cult merchandise store Forbidden Planet to produce a line of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle merchandise inspired by the original Fred Wolf animated series. Boasting the iconic chubby faced Turtles that many will remember from the 80s and 90s, the line includes t-shirts, posters, cards, homeware and more. Although […]

New Yorker Magazine Profiles George Daugherty, Wovewy Conductor for Live Looney Tunes Orchestra

by Ed Liuon May 26, 2015
The New Yorker has profiled George Daughterty, conductor for the “Bugs Bunny at the Symphony” program since he started the concert series in 1989. The series pairs original Looney Tunes cartoons (including “What’s Opera, Doc?”, “Corny Concerto,” and “The Rabbit of Seville”) with live orchestral accompaniment. Among other topics, Mr. Daughterty discusses how he started […]


LA Times on Growing Number of Women Enrolling at CalArts Animation Program

by Ed Liuon May 26, 2015
The Los Angeles Times uses a visible rise in the number of women enrolled in the renowned CalArts animation program as a barometer for the rise of women on the creative side of the animation industry overall. While the character animation program debuted in 1975 with only two female students, the current CalArts class is […]

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Cartoon Network UK Mixes It Up With ‘Mixels Rush’ App Game

by Grant Whiteon May 21, 2015
Cartoon Network UK have announced the launch of new game ‘Mixels Rush’. A joint development between Cartoon Network and the LEGO Group, Mixels focuses on various tribes of crazy creatures who can use their special ability to combine together into powerful new forms. The game, available on iOS, Android and Amazon devices, sees players guide […]
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SpongeBob Treat Truck to Distribute Free Snacks for World Oceans Day

by Ed Liuon May 20, 2015
EVERYONE’S FAVORITE SPONGE IS COMING ASHORE FOR WORLD OCEANS DAY! Celebrating the Home Entertainment Debut of the New Hit Movie, SpongeBob Treat Truck Will Distribute Free Bikini Bottom Snacks, Plus Reusable Totes And Tips On Helping The World’s Oceans SpongeBob SquarePants is coming ashore in 8 cities across the U.S., bringing laughter, joy, and SpongeBob […]

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UK Cartoon Network, Boomerang and Cartoonito Announce June Highlights

by Grant Whiteon May 20, 2015
Summer is upon us and the temperature is rising with Cartoon Network UK’s June highlights. From 1st, weeknights at 6pm bring brand new episodes of Uncle Grandpa followed by brand new episodes of Steven Universe at 6:30pm. The channel also plans to premiere’ Xiaolin Showdown’sequel Xiaolin Chronicles, focussing on young monks in training who must […]
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How New York City Launched the Animation Industry – An AMPAS Event with Tommy Stathes and J.J. Sedelmaier

by Ed Liuon May 20, 2015
On May 19, 2015, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences hosted a screening of some of the earliest animated short films ever made, hosted by early animation archivist, collector, and historian Tommy Stathes with renowned animator J.J. Sedelmaier. Academy director of New York programs and membership Patrick Harrison introduced the event by noting […]