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We’d Like To Thank The Academy – Five Video Games For The Oscars

We’d Like To Thank The Academy – Five Video Games For The Oscars

The red carpet will be unfurled this weekend in Hollywood and the winners of the 2015 Academy Awards for best movies and everything associated with movies from last year will be paraded about for all to see and ogle. To prepare for the spectacle properly, dress up in proper attire, break out the champagne [or […]

Reel FX Announces Jorge Gutierrez's "Untitled Kung Fu Space Western"

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In an interview with Toonzone news last month The Book of Life director Jorge Gutierrez revealed that he was doing writing and designing for his next film, a “Mexican kung-fu movie”, and now Reel FX has formally announced the project and released the first piece of concept art for the director’s “Untitled Kung Fu Space […]

Want Diversity in Casting and Roles in Hollywood? Look at Animation

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The Los Angeles Times makes note of ethnic diversity in both on-screen characters and the actors portraying them in current-era animated features, in comparison to a live-action selection which turned out all-white nominees in the all acting categories for the Academy Awards and one non-white nominee in the Best Director category. In contrast, Disney’s Big […]

"Big Hero 6" Directors on Sequels and Change at Disney Animation

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Variety has spoken with Don Hall and Chris Williams, co-directors of the Oscar-nominated Big Hero 6 that just became the third-highest grossing Disney animated feature film over the weekend (right after The Lion King and Frozen, and just edging Beauty and the Beast out of the third-place spot). The pair, both 20-year veterans of the […]

Gary Owens, "Space Ghost" Voice Actor, 1936 - 2015

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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 […]

"Tiger & Bunny the Movie: The Rising" Coming to Blu-ray and DVD on February 24, 2015

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VIZ MEDIA ANNOUNCES HOME MEDIA RELEASE OF TIGER & BUNNY THE MOVIE: THE RISING Anime Action Film Adventure Based On Smash Hit Japanese Superhero Franchise Debuts On DVD And Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack Filled With Special Bonus Features San Francisco, CA, February 11, 2015 – VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), the largest distributor and licensor of […]

Review: "Race for Your Life, Charlie Brown!" Offers a Fun Trip Up Nostalgia River

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Charles Schulz, Lee Mendelson, and Bill Melendez only produced four theatrical Peanuts movies, and Race for Your Life, Charlie Brown is a solid contribution to the animated Peanuts body of work, even if I don’t think anyone would consider it among the best of them. It is definitely one of the better animated Peanuts productions […]

"Batman Unlimited: Animal Instincts" Coming to Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD on May 12, 2015

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Spidey Joins Marvel Superhero Circus

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It’s official – Sony’s Spider-man will join the Disney/Marvel Comics-based superhero movie and television universe with his appearance in a Marvel-run movie and then will appear in a Sony-run film after that – specifically on July 28, 2017. With the announcement that Spidey will occupy the late July release date slot in 2017, some films […]

Lee Mendelson Looks Back on "Race for Your Life, Charlie Brown!"

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In 1963, producer Lee Mendelson had formed his production company in San Francisco, CA, and produced the documentary A Man Named Mays. The documentary on famed baseball player Willie Mays had aired on NBC in the fall, and when Mendelson was looking around for his next project, he noticed a Peanuts comic strip about baseball […]

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