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Jimmy Murakami, “When the Wind Blows” Director, 1933 – 2014

by Ed Liuon February 19, 2014
Cartoon Brew reports the passing of Jimmy Murakami at age 80, director of 1986’s animated feature film When the Wind Blows and an instrumental figure in the development of Ireland’s animation industry. Murakami was born in 1933 in San Jose, CA, and was sent to the Tule Lake Japanese-American internment camp during World War II, […]

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PR: Dentsu Entertainment’s Animated Series “LBX” To Debut On Nicktoons In 2014

by Ed Liuon February 19, 2014
Dentsu Entertainment’s Animated Series LBX To Debut On Nicktoons In 2014 Bandai America To Unveil First “LBX” Products At Toy Fair 2014 SANTA MONICA, Calif., Feb. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — The Little Battlers eXperience (LBX(TM)), an extremely popular Japanese television series and franchise, will debut in the U.S. on Nicktoons in 2014, announced today by […]

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With Jada Pinkett Smith, Gotham Reels In Fish Mooney

by Alex Beanon February 19, 2014
The cast for Fox’s upcoming Batman origins-themed television series added another name to the impressive roster with Jada Pinkett Smith [everything “Madagascar”-related] cast as villain Fish Mooney, a nightclub owner who is also a gangster boss with extra sensory perception capabilities. “Gotham” is expected to debut later in 2014.

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Review: “Power Rangers Super Samurai Volume 1 (UK Edition)”: Super Charged Fun

by Grant Whiteon February 19, 2014
Power Rangers is now a 20-year old franchise. Created by sourcing fight footage and costumes from the Japanese Super Sentai franchise (which has been running even longer), the series focus on a usually five member team of teenagers who are granted the power to become an elite colour-coded team of warriors to help a wise mentor […]
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Jamaican Bobsled Team Wins Best Video

by Alex Beanon February 17, 2014
The Jamaican bobsled team is going to come in last place at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, today but they are going to win the gold medal for best team video…

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PR: “Beware the Batman” Season 1 Part 1 Available February 18, 2014 on DVD and Blu-ray

by Ed Liuon February 17, 2014
BEWARE THE BATMAN SEASON 1 PART 1 AVAILABLE FEBRUARY 18, 2014 ON DVD FROM WARNER BROS. HOME ENTERTAINMENT, AND ON BLU-RAY™ FROM WARNER ARCHIVE COLLECTION BURBANK, CA (February 14, 2014) – The caped crusader continues to conquer Gotham City’s villains with the Blu-ray™ and DVD release of Beware The Batman: Shadows of Gotham, Season 1 […]
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Review: “Breadwinners” Doesn’t Deliver Outside Its Demographic Zone

by macattackon February 17, 2014
It is difficult for me to describe Breadwinners and exactly what it means to me. Originally intended as as a one-off to entertain fellow animators, the creators, Gary Di Raffele and Steve Borst, were surprisingly contacted by Nickelodeon after they posted their short to YouTube. It is also relevant to mention that Di Raffele and […]