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“Inside Out” Wins 2016 Golden Globe for Best Animated Feature

by Ed Liuon January 11, 2016
The 2016 Golden Globe award winners were announced in a ceremony last night, with Disney/Pixar’s Inside Out winning the “Best Motion Picture – Anmiated” category over Shaun the Sheep Movie, The Good Dinosaur, The Peanuts Movie, and Anomalisa. The category was the only one of the Golden Globes with an animated feature or TV show […]
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Cartoon Network UK Draws Fire for Removing Same-Sex Embrace in “Steven Universe”

by Ed Liuon January 7, 2016
Cartoon Network’s United Kingdom affiliate is drawing fire from Steven Universe fans for censoring a same-sex embrace between the two female characters Rose Quartz and Pearl in the episode “We Need to Talk,” replacing it with a recycled reaction shot from the title character’s father. In response to an online petition protesting the edits, Cartoon […]

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MCM Expo Group Rebrands As Part Of Expansion For Cultural Events, Announces GamerMania London

by Grant Whiteon January 6, 2016
Having recently expanded into mainland Europe following several years of annual conventions within the UK (with recent numbers rivalling those of America’s prestigious San Diego Comic Con), the MCM Expo Group have rebranded as MCM Central as part of a committed focus to expand beyond the Comic Cons that have made their name. The first […]
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John Boyega To Star In New Nickelodeon UK Digital Series “Tinkershrimp & Dutch”

by Grant Whiteon January 5, 2016
Nickelodeon UK have announced a 15th January start date for new interactive digitial series Tinkershrimp & Dutch, due to air on digitial services including nick.co.uk / nicktoons.co.uk and Nick Play. The series will see the titular Tinkershrimp (Darren Evans) and Dutch (John Boyega) acting as time travelling bodyguards for King Hunnybun III (Alex Lowe), ruler of New […]

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Review: “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” – Awake But Half Asleep

by Grant Whiteon December 18, 2015
When I reviewed the two season premieres for Rebels, I commented that I’ve generally been happy with Disney’s treatment of the franchise. However, I should clarify this was mostly approval of how they were handling the television side of things. Their plans for cinema have caused doubt in my mind, mostly for two major reasons. […]
Metal Gearheads Rejoice – Sony PlayStation Signs Kojima To Partnership

Metal Gearheads Rejoice – Sony PlayStation Signs Kojima To Partnership

by Alex Beanon December 16, 2015
Sony PlayStation has signed a partnership agreement with Kojima Productions – the makers of the wildly popular “Metal Gear” video game series – to a console-exclusive for the PS4…

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2016 Golden Globe Nominees Announced

by Ed Liuon December 11, 2015
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association has announced the 2016 Golden Globe nominees. The only category with an animated production in contention was the “Best Motion Picture – Animated category.” The nominees are: Anomalisa (Starburns Industries / Paramount Pictures) The Good Dinosaur (Pixar Animation Studios / Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures) Inside Out (Pixar Animation Studios […]
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Cartoon Network UK Releases ‘Adventure Time: BMO Snaps’ App Game On iOS

by Grant Whiteon December 10, 2015
Apple using Adventure Time fans in the UK can now enjoy the brand new ‘BMO Snaps’ game from Cartoon Network, helping to save Ooo and document its history. When Princess Bubblegum’s hair gets stuck in the workings of the hologram factory, its machinery malfunctions and spreads holograms across the land. Peebles enlists BMO to get […]

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“Naruto” Themed Omakase Merchandise Box To Come With Exclusive Sasuke Action Figure

by Grant Whiteon December 9, 2015
We’ve known for a while now that the second Omakase box from Viewster will be Naruto themed and contain a golden super deformed figurine of the noisy ninja himself. However the second item reveal is now known as an exclusive action figure of his long time frenemy Sasuke Uchiha, matching the star by wearing his […]
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Nickelodeon Names 2015 Writing and Artist Program Participants

by Ed Liuon December 8, 2015
Nickelodeon Names 2015 Writing and Artist Program Participants Talent Development Programs Yield Nine New Voices from Around the World BURBANK, Calif. – Dec. 8, 2015 – Nickelodeon has selected nine new participants to join its talent development programs this year. For its 16th annual Writing Program, Nick has chosen four new emerging talent; while five […]