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One Of These Days, MCM- Bang! Zoom! New Logo To The Moon!

by Grant Whiteon April 10, 2015
After several years of providing gatherings for fans of cult entertainment across the UK and recently moving into similar events within mainland Europe, the MCM Expo group have unveiled plans to formally refer to said events consistently as MCM Comic Cons. The movie includes a redesigned website, an updated Twitter account (@MCMComicCon) and a new […]
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"The Simpsons" Producer Says No More DVDs; Commentary & Bonuses Coming via Simpsons World

by Ed Liuon April 10, 2015
Al Jean, longtime producer of The Simpsons, has stated on Twitter that there will be no more DVD releases of the famed cartoon, citing the “DVD market is dying” as the reason why Fox has discontinued them. The series skipped from season 17 to 20 on DVD, but seasons 18 and 19 and all subsequent […]

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"Harvey Beaks" Premieres On Nicktoons UK This May

by Grant Whiteon April 10, 2015
Nickelodeon’s latest original animated show Harvey Beaks will receive its UK premiere Monday 11th May at 8am on Nicktoons. Created by C.H. Greenblatt (whose past credits include work on SpongeBob SquarePants and creating Chowder), the series focuses on the titular character and his blossoming friendship with feral twin siblings Fee and Foo. The three characters […]
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Sony Pictures Animation Names Tim Reckart to Direct "The Lamb"

by Ed Liuon April 8, 2015
Sony Pictures Animation today announced that Oscar nominated director Tim Reckart (HEAD OVER HEELS) will develop and make his feature directorial debut with THE LAMB. THE LAMB is a fully CG animated theatrical feature project which tells the inspirational story of a young lamb who will change the world. Based on an original pitch by Tom […]

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Stan Freberg, 1926 - 2015

by Ed Liuon April 7, 2015
The Hollywood Reporter notes the passing of Stan Freberg — satirist, author, recording artist, voiceover actor, comedian, puppeteer, and advertising creative director — at the age of 88 due to natural causes. He began a career in animation voiceover shortly after graduating from Alhambra High School in 1944, working for Warner Bros. as Pete Puma, […]
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NY Times on Oriental DreamWorks and Growing China/Hollywood Partnerships

by Ed Liuon April 6, 2015
The New York Times has taken a look at the growing number of partnerships between Hollywood film studios and Chinese creative companies, paying specific focus on Oriental DreamWorks and its work to make Kung Fu Panda 3 a true international co-production. The article notes how the Chinese market is growing in importance to Hollywood studios, […]

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Judge Dismisses Animation Workers' Anti-Trust Lawsuit Over Wage-Fixing Practices

by Ed Liuon April 6, 2015
The Hollywood Reporter reports that U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh has dismissed a class-action lawsuit that claimed that several animation companies (including the Walt Disney Corporation, DreamWorks Animation, and Sony ImageWorks) violated anti-trust laws by fixing wages of animators in a non-poaching arrangement between numerous tech firms. The ruling relied on the statute of limitations […]
Anime Limited Obtains UK and EU Rights To "Seraph of the End"

Anime Limited Partners With Viewster For Spring UK/EU Simulcasts

by Grant Whiteon April 3, 2015
Scotland based UK anime licensor Anime Limited have announced a partnership with video streaming service Viewster to provide their spring 2015 simulcast releases. Seraph of the End, Plastic Memories and The Heroic Legend of Arslan will be available to UK and Ireland fans for free via the service the same day they are available in Japan, […]

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"An Animation Showcase: From Celluloid to CGI" in NYC from April 24 - May 29, 2015

by Ed Liuon April 2, 2015
THE ACADEMY PRESENTS “AN ANIMATION SHOWCASE: FROM CELLULOID TO CGI” TO TAKE PLACE IN NEW YORK APRIL 24 – MAY 29 Animation Series To Feature Panel With LAIKA & Sneak Peek of Disney-Pixar’s “Inside Out” New York, NY – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will present “An Animation Showcase: From Celluloid to […]
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NYC MoMA Hosts Glen Keane and John Canemaker on April 6, 2015

by Ed Liuon April 1, 2015
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York City will be hosting renowned animator Glen Keane in discussion with animator/historian John Canemaker on Monday, April 6, 2015, at 7:00 PM as part of their “Modern Mondays” film exhibition. The screening will feature the New York theatrical premiere of Mr. Keane’s “Duet” short film, which […]