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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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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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"Kingsman: The Secret Service" Gets Stop-Motion Trailer by Rachel Ryle

by Ed Liuon February 9, 2015
Artist and animator Rachel Ryle has produced her first movie trailer: a stop-motion animated trailer for Matthew Vaughn’s Kingsman: The Secret Service, slated for release this Friday, February 13, 2015. Kingsman: The Secret Service is based on the graphic novel The Secret Service by Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons. The movie stars Colin Firth, Samuel […]

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"The LEGO Movie" Wins BAFTA Award for Best Animated Feature

by Ed Liuon February 9, 2015
The LEGO Movie won the 2015 BAFTA Award for Best Animated Film, beating out Big Hero 6 and The Boxtrolls in the category. The only other categories with an animated or live-action/animated hybrid film in contention was Paddington in Outstanding British Film in 2015 (which it lost to The Theory of Everything). In their remarks, […]
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SpongeBob Rules the Box Office with $56M in Premiere Weekend

by Ed Liuon February 9, 2015
The second SpongeBob SquarePants movie crushed its competition at the box office in its debut weekend, taking in $56 million (estimated) in ticket sales. The total is more than double the estimated box office take of its nearest competition, American Sniper, which took in $24.16 million in its seventh week of release. The SpongeBob Movie: […]

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Rachael Taylor Will Show Kitty Likes To Scratch As Hellcat

by Alex Beanon February 2, 2015
Aussie actress Rachael Taylor [“Grey’s Anatomy”] has been selected to play Trish Walker – aka Hellcat – in the new Marvel comic book-based series on Netflix titled “A.K.A. Jessica Jones”. Taylor will join Krysten Ritter [“Breaking Bad”] and David Tennant [“Doctor Who”] in the cast of “A.K.A. Jesica Jones”. The 13-episode “A.K.A. Jessica Jones” series […]
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NY International Children's Film Festival Announces Complete 2015 Slate

by Ed Liuon January 28, 2015
NEW YORK INT’L CHILDREN’S FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES COMPLETE 2015 SLATE **** TICKETS ON SALE TODAY, JANUARY 28 EVENT RUNS FEB 27-MARCH 22 OSCAR®-QUALIFYING EVENT FOR BEST ANIMATED & LIVE ACTION SHORT FILM FESTIVAL OPENS WITH NEWEST FILMS FROM AARDMAN ANIMATIONS AND STUDIO GHIBLI **** 2015 PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS: EAST COAST PREMIERE OF NEW AARDMAN FEATURE SHAUN […]

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Just Two Days Left to Show Your Shorts to Saban Brands

by Ed Liuon January 13, 2015
Saban Brands extended their deadline for submissions for their first “Show Us Your Shorts!” contest to January 15, 2015, meaning you super-late procrastinators have 2 days to get your entries in. Original animated shorts can be submitted at www.sabanshorts.com. Each animated short will be judged by a Saban Brands executive committee, with the top 10 […]
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Amazon Studios' Pilot Season of 2015 Premieres January 15, 2015, on Amazon Instant Video

by Ed Liuon January 7, 2015
Amazon’s First Pilot Season of 2015, Featuring Slate of 13 Original Comedy, Drama, Docuseries and Kids Offerings, will Debut January 15, 2015 on Amazon Instant Video in the US, UK and Germany Seven new comedy, drama and docu-series pilots will be available including hour-long shows Cocked, Mad Dogs, Man in the High Castle and Point […]