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Review: “LEGO Star Wars: Droid Tales” Hits Hyperspace; “Capture the Flag” Doesn’t

by Ed Liuon March 8, 2016
LEGO Star Wars: Droid Tales appropriates the same irreverent sense of humor of the LEGO video games to retell the stories of the original and prequel trilogy movies, adding in a slight original story as a framing device. Like the video games, LEGO Star Wars: Droid Tales eats its cake and has it too by […]
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‘Doctor Puppet’ Announces Crowd Funding Drive For Finale

by Grant Whiteon February 29, 2016
Following the uploading of the seventh episode, popular Doctor Who fan stop motion series Doctor Puppet has announced an Indiegogo crowd funding drive in order to produce the eighth and final instalment. The series had previously successfully used the service to generate funds to produce the 2014 Christmas special ‘The Planet That Came For Christmas’. It […]

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“Inside Out” Claims Best Animated Feature Oscar; “Bear Story” Wins Best Animated Short

by Ed Liuon February 29, 2016
The winners for the 88th Annual Academy Awards have been named for all categories with an animated production in contention, with Disney/Pixar’s Inside Out winning the Best Animated Feature Oscar and “Bear Story” winning the Best Animated Short Oscar. Inside Out lost the Best Original Screenplay Oscar to Spotlight. A full list of winners can […]
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UK Cartoon Network, Boomerang and Cartoonito Announce March Highlights

by Grant Whiteon February 28, 2016
Transformers: Robots in Disguise races back onto screens weekends at 7:30am from 5th March as Bumblebee, Strongarm, Sideswipe and their allies continue their fight to protect Earth from Decepticon criminals. Monday 14th at 5pm sees the premiere of Adventure Time: Stakes, a new four night long mini series focussing on the popular vampire Marceline. From […]

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Review: The 2016 Oscar Nominated Animated Shorts

by slaion February 27, 2016
This year’s nominated animated shorts, presented by ShortsHD across the country and online, seem to have a darker tone than previous years, at least from when I started seeing them. In fact, one of them is strictly R-rated and has tons of warnings beforehand, so younger audiences can leave the theater. It is also screened […]
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PR: MCM Acquires Top UK YouTube Festival Summer in the City

by Grant Whiteon February 24, 2016
MCM is pleased to announce that it has acquired top UK YouTube festival Summer in the City. Founded in 2009, the Excel London show is a popular annual celebration of online video and the community that surrounds it, attracting content creators, their viewers and the wider entertainment industry. Featuring panels, live performances and special guest […]

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Betty Boop Returning to Animation in 2018

by Ed Liuon February 11, 2016
BETTY BOOP TO STAR IN NEW ANIMATED TELEVISION SERIES Original Animation Aimed at a New Generation of Fans To Be Produced by Normaal Animation in Partnership with Fleischer Studios and King Features PARIS, LOS ANGELES and NEW YORK, February – Betty Boop, the iconic character created by legendary animator Max Fleischer, returns to toons with […]
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Shout! Factory to Bring “Miraculous Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir” to Home Entertainment

by Ed Liuon February 10, 2016
SHOUT! FACTORY AND ZAG ENTER NEW TV SERIES CONTENT DISTRIBUTION ALLIANCE FOR HOME ENTERTAINMENT Multi-Year Agreement Grants Shout! Factory Home Entertainment Distribution Rights to ZAG’s New CGI-Animated Series Zag Heroez’ MIRACULOUS™ TALES OF LADYBUG & CAT NOIR Los Angeles, California – February 8, 2016 – Shout! Factory, a multi-platform media company, and ZAG, a multi-media […]

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Amazon Orders “Thunderbirds Are Go” for Prime Streaming Video

by Ed Liuon February 10, 2016
Amazon Orders Original Kids Series Thunderbirds Are Go Amazon orders four seasons of the new series, which is a reinvention of the 50-year-old classic Thunderbirds series; Rosamund Pike to star as Lady Penelope SEATTLE—February 10, 2016—(NASDAQ: AMZN)—Amazon today announced it has ordered four 13-episode seasons of new Amazon Original Kids Series Thunderbirds Are Go to […]