57th Annual Writers Guild Awards - Inside

Don Payne, “Simpsons” Scriptwriter, 1964 – 2013

by Ed Liuon April 1, 2013
Writer Don Payne passed away on Tuesday, March 26, 2013, at his home in Los Angeles, CA, at the age of 48. The cause was sarcoma, according to fellow writer John Frink, who worked with Payne as a scriptwriter on The Simpsons. Frink and Payne wrote for sitcoms like Hope and Gloria and Men Behaving […]

“The Simpsons” Co-Creator Sam Simon Undergoing Chemotherapy for Colon Cancer

by Ed Liuon April 1, 2013
Sam Simon, who co-created The Simpsons with Matt Groening and James L. Brooks, revealed that he has been diagnosed with colon cancer, and is undergoing chemotherapy treatments for the disease. Simon revealed that the cancer has already spread to his liver, kidneys, abdominal connective tissues, and lymph system and possibly his brain. In addition to […]


Archer Episode Recap – The Papal Chase – Season 4, Episode 11

by Alex Beanon March 31, 2013
Synopsis: Woodhouse looks just like the pope doesn’t he? Well, the last pope anyway – not the new one so much – Archer and newly-minted field agent Pam are sent to the Vatican to prevent an assassination attempt on the old pope that strangely does not include a dissection of the popemobile. Details: Malory won’t […]

Arrow Episode Recap – Salvation – Season 1, Episode 18

by Alex Beanon March 31, 2013
Synopsis: There’s a new self-styled vigilante in town and fittingly enough for Easter weekend, he goes by the name of The Savior – killing people who he perceives have wronged him or Starling City society or Winnie the Pooh or whatever he feels like justifying for killing slumlords, assistant D.A.’s and minor gangsters until…cue dramatic […]

Bruce Timm at New York Comic Con 2011

James Tucker to Replace Bruce Timm as Supervising Producer at DC Animation

by Ed Liuon March 29, 2013
Voices from Krypton has announced that Bruce Timm will be stepping down as the supervising producer at DC Animation, handing over his oversight of both animated TV series and direct-to-video movies  to James Tucker (Batman: The Brave and the Bold). In comments to Voices From Krypton, Tucker stated that DC Animation will be stepping away […]
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New “Ultimate Spider-Man” Clip Released from March 31, 2013, Premiere Episode

by Ed Liuon March 29, 2013
Marvel Entertainment has released the following video clip from the next new episode of Ultimate Spider-Man, premiering this Sunday, March 31, 2013, at 11:00 AM (ET)/10:00 (CT) on Disney XD: PLOT SYNOPSIS: Ultimate Heroes. Ultimate Villains. Ultimate Responsibility. Spider-Man must lead his team of teen heroes against the greatest assembly of super villains the world […]


Top 5 Things I Want to See in the Next “G.I. Joe” Cartoon

by Ed Liuon March 29, 2013
On October 10, 2010, Hasbro and Discovery Networks officially launched The Hub Network, with two crown jewels of Hasbro’s licensing crown getting animated TV shows soon afterwards: Transformers Prime rebooting the robots in disguise and G.I. Joe Renegades taking a fresh look at Hasbro’s Real American Heroes. However, while the Transformers are thriving on the […]

FX Greenlights “Chozen” Animated Series

by Ed Liuon March 28, 2013
Among a list of new series announcements and the upcoming launch of the FXX Network, Fox has greenlit a new animated series comedy Chozen from Grant Dekernion, Danny McBride and the team behind Eastbound & Down. The series centers on a white rapper just released from prison on a quest for redemption. Voices are to […]


Seths Team Up For Dads

by Alex Beanon March 28, 2013
Seth Green is the voice behind Chris Griffin, the eternal teenager in Seth MacFarlane’s “Family Guy”, but now the two Seths have teamed up to make Green one of the fathers in “Dads” – the new live-action comedy series starring Green as one young [30s] dad named Eli and Tommy Dewey [“The Mindy Project”] as […]

Zenkaikon 2013: Richard Epcar and Ellyn Stern

by Weathermanon March 28, 2013
Proving that they are game for a good convention that fits in their schedule no matter where it is, Richard Epcar and Ellyn Stern did a full slate of panels at Zenkaikon 2013, including a discussion centered on Ghost in the Shell, a discussion on their experiences as directors, and Richard’s ever infamous outtakes panel.  […]