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Phyllis Diller, 1917 – 2012

by Ed Liuon August 20, 2012
Actor and comedian Phyllis Diller passed away today, Monday, August 20, 2012, at the age of 95. Diller was a 37-year-old mother of five at the time she launched her career in 1955, creating a colorfully eccentric persona as a figure in a fright wig, garish clothing, and a fake-jeweled cigarette holder. She was an […]

PR: Bi-Coastal Premieres of “Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Pt 1” at Paley Center for Media in NY, LA on Sept 20 and 24, 2012

by Ed Liuon August 20, 2012
Warner Home Video announces bi-coastal premieres of BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS, PART 1 at The Paley Center for Media in New York, Los Angeles Highly-Anticipated Premieres slated for September 20 & 24; Media Invited to Red Carpet Interviews & Screenings; Limited Free Tickets Available to Fans on First Come, First Served Basis (click thumbnails […]

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Disney/Pixar Releases New Clip from “Partysaurus Rex,” to Screen Before “Finding Nemo 3D”

by Ed Liuon August 17, 2012
Disney/Pixar has released the following new video clip from “Partysaurus Rex,” the next new “Toy Story Toon” short to screen before Finding Nemo 3D, coming to theaters on September 14, 2012. For more details, visit the Toy Story Facebook page or the Finding Nemo 3D Facebook page.
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Review: “ParaNorman” is Frighteningly Good

by Ed Liuon August 17, 2012
If there is justice in the world, LAIKA’s newest movie ParaNorman will make the studio a star in the league of Pixar. A self-styled zombie movie for kids, ParaNorman may ultimately be much more conventional than 2009’s Coraline, but this also means it’s far more accessible. It has the same stubbornly independent streak as a […]

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“Toys in the Attic” Trailer Released; In Theaters September 7, 2012, in NY, LA, Chicago

by Ed Liuon August 16, 2012
Hannover House has released the trailer for Toys in the Attic, a new  stop-motion animated film chronicling the adventures of a motley assortment of toys and knick-knacks stored in an attic of a home in Prague. The English-language version of the film is slated for a limited release in New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago […]

PR: Manga Entertainment UK Brings ‘Ninja Scroll’ To Blu-ray on November 26, 2012

by Grant Whiteon August 15, 2012
   PRESS RELEASE “Energetic, dramatic and visually impressive, this is an anime classic” FILM4.COM Ninja Scroll On Blu-Ray 26 Nov 2012 Fast sell: Anime classic Ninja Scroll comes to Blu-ray for the first time ever! Available in a limited edition Double Play Blu-ray/DVD Steelbook as well as separately on Blu-ray and DVD, Yoshiaki Kawajiri’s wonderfully […]

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Warner Bros. Shuts Down Direct-to-DVD Division; DC Universe, Tom & Jerry, and Scooby-Doo Animated Films Unaffected

by Ed Liuon August 15, 2012
The Hollywood Reporter has noted that Warner Brothers has shut down Warner Premiere, its direct-to-video movie division, citing declining DVD sales and “the current transition to digital” in a press release. The article adds that the DC Universe, Tom & Jerry, and Scooby Doo animated movies are unaffected by the shutdown, and will continue to […]
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Otakon 2012: Yuuka Nanri Panel

by Weathermanon August 12, 2012
Voice actress and singer Yuuka Nanri made an appearance at Otakon 2012. She has most recently played the role of Ritsuko Mukae in Kids on the Slope, and previous roles have included Henrietta in Gunslinger Girl, several roles in the My_HiME/Otome series, and Bubbles in the Japanese dubbing on The Powerpuff Girls. She has also […]

Otakon 2012: Photo Gallery

by Weathermanon August 12, 2012
The following photos were taken by Eric “Weatherman” Stehmer: Walking up on Friday, the pre-reg line is running off the the right.   The end of the line. It’s a long walk from there back to the reg desks.   The east entrance to the BCC aka Cosplay Court. That fountain the back is usually […]
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Otakon 2012: Gen Urobochi Panel

by Weathermanon August 12, 2012
For anyone unfamiliar with Gen Urobuchi, he is the head screenwriter for Puella Magi Madoka Magica and the writer of the light novel Fate/Zero, a prequel to Fate/Stay Night. He came into the panel with his face covered to preserve his relative anonymity (he had no picture in the official Otakon guide either), though the […]