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Claymation Pioneer Will Vinton Receives 2013 Italian Animation Life Achievement Award

by Ed Liuon August 30, 2013
Animation World Network reports that famed stop-motion animator Will Vinton has received the 2013 Italian Animation Life Achievement Award from the Italian Cultural Institute of Los Angeles and Cinema Without Borders. Vinton has long been known as the pioneer of “Claymation,” with the iconic stop-motion animated California Raisins ad campaign being one of his most […]

Review: “Starzinger: The Movie Collection” Is an Ill-Fated Journey to the West

by Ed Liuon August 30, 2013
I was a bit too young for the first wave of anime to hit American shores, led by Speed Racer and Gigantor, but got hit right smack in the middle of the second one, led by Battle of the Planets and Star Blazers. Mixed in with those latter two titles were several unrelated TV serials […]

New “Scooby-Doo” Animated Movie in the Works at Warner Bros

by Todd DuBoison August 29, 2013
Variety reports that Warner Bros is working on an untitled animated feature film for the long-lived “Scooby-Doo” mystery-comedy franchise. The project is being developed with Atlas Entertainment with Charles Roven and Richard Suckle as producers, who also produced a pair of movies that used human actors and CG animation for the Great Dane himself: the […]

Matt Damon Goes Interstellar

by Alex Beanon August 29, 2013
Matt Damon became the latest star in the “Interstellar” universe, joining the cast of the science fiction movie being directed by Christopher Nolan. Damon’s role is said to be small but he joins a cast that already includes Michael Caine, John Lithgow, Ellen Burstyn, Casey Affleck and Topher Grace in a plot that involves a […]

James Spader Is Ultron

by Alex Beanon August 29, 2013
That didn’t take long. Just over a month after the announcement of its official title at the 2013 Comic-Con in San Diego, the sequel to “The Avengers” – “The Avengers: Age of Ultron” – has James Spader playing the lead role of the robotic villain, Ultron. Spader is perhaps best known for his television role […]

Meet The New Lex Luthor?

by Alex Beanon August 28, 2013
Now that “Breaking Bad” is over [or almost over], Bryan Cranston has a lot of time to pick his next signature role and it appears as though one of the first ones will be as the legendary Superman nemesis Lex Luthor in the upcoming sequel to this year’s “Man of Steel” that is set to […]

PR: What’s On At Scotland Comic Con? (7 Sept., Glasgow SECC)

by Grant Whiteon August 28, 2013
MCM SCOTLAND COMIC CON – GLASGOW SECC – 7 SEPTEMBER What’s On At Scotland Comic Con? MCM Scotland Comic Con storms into Glasgow’s SECC on 7 September, and we’ve got a great guest line-up to help ensure that our first Scottish event will be a show to remember! Here’s a round-up of the special guests, […]

PR: “My Little Pony Equestria Girls” to Be Made Available on Digital Entertainment Platforms

by Ed Liuon August 27, 2013
THE HIGHLY POPULAR FULL-LENGTH FEATURE FILM MY LITTLE PONY EQUESTRIA GIRLS TO BE MADE AVAILABLE ON DIGITAL ENTERTAINMENT PLATFORMS Los Angeles, CA – Following the exciting release of the full-length feature film My Little Pony Equestria Girls on DVD and Blu-ray/DVD on August 6th from Shout! Factory Kids, in collaboration with Hasbro Studios, the film […]

“Despicable Me 2” Is No. 2 In 2013

by Alex Beanon August 27, 2013
The minions have risen and although they are not numerous enough to take down Iron Man 3, they are officially the second-highest grossing feature film of 2013 after passing the $800 million point last week – despite not being allowed to open in mainland China. The domestic portion of that haul is currently $351 million […]

Ben Affleck Is New Batman

by Alex Beanon August 23, 2013
Ben Affleck is the new Batman, replacing Christian Bale, in the combination Batman-Superman sequel to this year’s “Man of Steel” film in the Superman franchise. Superman will continue to be played by Henry Cavill and director Zack Snyder has indicated that, for Batman’s part in this film, he will veer away from the Dark Knight […]