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NBCU Harvests Sprout

by Alex Beanon November 14, 2013
NBCU made it official and bought the preschool kids network Sprout from the other two members – PBS and HIT – of the previous ownership consortium. Sprout is the home of original television programming for the preschool set that included “Caillou”, “Noodle and Doodle” and “The Chica Show” and is available to 60 million homes […]

Beowulf and Grendel Coming To SyFy

by Alex Beanon November 14, 2013
More fictional monsters will be making their way to the SyFy cable network as a drama series based on the Old English epic poem, “Beowulf”, is being developed. In the ancient Scandinavian poem, the hero Beowulf is called upon to protect the Danish king from being attacked by the monster Grendel. Beowulf slays Grendel, which […]

Toonzone Interviews Gainax Co-Founder and Anime Producer Hiroaki Inoue

by Todd "GWOtaku" DuBoison November 14, 2013
A bona fide veteran of the anime industry, Hiroaki Inoue began his career as an animator at Tezuka Productions and would ultimately go on to be a successful producer as well as a co-founder of the animation studio Gainax during the 1980s. In addition to producing Lensman, the first anime work to use 3D graphics, […]

PR: More Guests Announced For MCM Birmingham Comic Con & Memorabilia

by Grant Whiteon November 13, 2013
MCM BIRMINGHAM COMIC CON & MEMORABILIA – NEC – 23-24 NOV More Guests Announced For MCM Birmingham Comic Con & Memorabilia MCM Birmingham Comic Con and Memorabilia, Britain’s biggest collectors’ event, both come to the NEC on 23-24 November and there’ll be a host of guests attending alongside all the comic creators, videogames and retailers. […]

New Zombie Show Stumbles Out OF CW

by Alex Beanon November 12, 2013
A female medical student who works in the coroner’s office has turned into a zombie which gives her access to the brains she needs to eat but also gives her the nightmares and memories of the corpse brains she eats, allowing her to solve – with the help of her medical examiner boss and a […]

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ComicsAlliance Interviews Kevin Shinick on “MAD” 100th Episode

by Ed Liuon November 11, 2013
On the eve of its 100th episode, ComicsAlliance has interviewed Kevin Shinick, creator and producer of Warner Bros. Animation’s MAD animated series, which brings the famed parody magazine to life in a “mini animation film festival” weekly on Cartoon Network. Among other topics, Shinick discusses how he landed the gig on the show, his goals […]

Wall Street Journal on Hollywood vs. Vancouver Over China’s Animation Market

by Ed Liuon November 11, 2013
The Wall Street Journal‘s China weblog has noted recent efforts to promote Vancouver-based animation studios for content partnerships with Chinese companies, with Vancouver mayor Gregor Robertson touring the country last week with digital animation executives in tow touting lower production costs and tax incentives vs. Hollywood animation studios. Hollywood has spent significant money and resources […]

MacFarlane Makes Run For The Border

by Alex Beanon November 11, 2013
With the demise of “The Cleveland Show” and the upcoming relocation of “American Dad!” to TBS in 2014, Seth MacFarlane suddenly has an opening in the Sunday evening Fox animation lineup after his staple “Family Guy” – and that opening may get filled by his newest effort called “Bordertown”. The new animated series received the […]

Bob’s Burgers Episode Recap: My Big Fat Greek Bob – Season 4, Episode 4

by Alex Beanon November 11, 2013
Synopsis: Bob goes back to college after he is recruited to be a fill-in cook for a fraternity while Linda hosts a “Lady Goods” party at the house while he’s gone. Details: Bob is minding his own beeswax at the restaurant when he is recruited to be the fill-in cook at a fraternity. Normally, this […]