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Review: “Secret of the Wings” is Genuine Magic for the “Tinker Bell” Series

by Ed Liuon November 2, 2012
I’m sure that Teenaged Ed would be horrified to learn that Adult Ed would actively look forward to Disney’s Tinker Bell direct-to-video movies. However, Teenaged Ed was an idiot about a lot of things and this would be one of them. While the latest installment, Secret of the Wings comes a year behind schedule, the […]
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Disney’s “Secret of the Wings” Debuts at Top Spot of Home Video Sales Charts

by Ed Liuon November 1, 2012
Walt Disney Studio’s direct-to-video movie Secret of the Wings premiered in the top spot on both the Nielsen VideoScan FirstAlert chart and the dedicated Blu-ray sales chart in its debut week (ending October 28, 2012). The new movie joins the other three Tinker Bell movies in being a top seller, with the franchise selling millions […]

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Ottumwa, IA Declares November 2, 2012, “Wreck-It Ralph” Day; Interviews with John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman, & Director Rich Moore

by Ed Liuon October 31, 2012
In advance of the release of Wreck-It Ralph on Friday, November 2, 2012, Ottumwa, Iowa, has declared that date to be “Wreck-It Ralph Day,” as part of the town’s celebrations of video game culture throughout the decades. A ribbon-cutting and cake-cutting ceremony will be held on November 1, 2012, at 11:15 PM. Elsewhere, interviews have […]
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Disney Acquires Lucasfilm for $4.05 Billion; New “Star Wars” Movie Coming in 2015

by Ed Liuon October 30, 2012
The Walt Disney Company has acquired Lucasfilm for $4.05 billion in a cash and stock deal, acquiring the rights to the Star Wars and Indiana Jones franchises, along with the Industrial Light & Magic effects house, LucasArts video game studio, and Skywalker Sound. Also announced in the deal is a new Star Wars movie coming […]

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Comic-Con Re-Ups With San Diego Thru 2016

by Maxie Zeuson October 30, 2012
Comic-Con has inked a deal with San Diego that will keep the convention in town through 2016, the Associated Press reports. The new deal will allow organizers to use meeting space in nearby hotels to create a “Comic-Con campus” outside the San Diego Convention Center. The city hopes to begin an expansion of the Center […]
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Briefly: “Bugs Bunny Superstar” to DVD; Kid Shows Get Int’l Distribution

by Maxie Zeuson October 30, 2012
* Warner Archive is releasing Bugs Bunny Superstar, a 1975 documentary feature about the studio’s Termite Terrace, on Tuesday, October 30. [AWN] * Los Angeles’s Kid Glove Creative and Sydney’s Sticky Pictures will produce Perry Parka Polar Possum, a new animated series about a possum who is the mayor of the North Pole. [c21 Media] […]

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Russell Means, Native American Activist and Actor, 1939 – 2012

by Ed Liuon October 25, 2012
Native American activist Russell Means passed away at his ranch in South Dakota on Monday, October 22, 2012, at the age of 72 from esophageal cancer. Means rose to national attention in the 1970’s as the leader of the American Indian Movement in a series of theatrical protests to call attention to poverty and discrimination […]
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UK “Ninja Scroll” Screenings Kick Off With Premium Event

by Grant Whiteon October 24, 2012
Manga Entertainment UK will begin a select series of screenings of famed Japanese classic Ninja Scroll with a special showing at the Hackney Picturehouse Cinema on Friday 16th November. The event, limited to 300 tickets, will include a screening of the film, a copy of the standard edition Blu-ray and a limited signed and numbered […]

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Warner Bros. Animation Releases “Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Pt.2” & “Lego Batman: The Movie” Trailers; 2013 Schedule Announced

by Ed Liuon October 20, 2012
Warner Bros. Animation has released the following trailers for Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Pt. 2 and Lego Batman: The Movie – DC Superheroes Unite, the next two direct-to-video animated movies coming to DVD, Blu-ray, and On Demand services early in 2013: BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS, PART 2 LEGO BATMAN: THE MOVIE – DC […]
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NYCC 2012: Archaia Comics Talks Graphic Novels For “Space: 1999: Aftershock and Awe”, “Cyborg 009”, “Hawken”

by Todd "GWOtaku" DuBoison October 18, 2012
Saturday evening at New York Comic Con, Archaia Comics presented a panel dedicated to its graphic novels for three distinct properties: Space: 1999; Cyborg 009; and Hawken. Archaia Transmedia Specialist Joe Lefavi moderated a panel of people involved in projects: Archaia publisher Mike Kennedy, Hawken creator/designer Khang Le, Space: 1999: Aftershock and Awe writer Andrew E.C. […]