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Rankin-Bass Hobbit Smaug

Review: Rankin-Bass “The Hobbit” and “Return of the King” Remastered DVDs – Classics Revisited

by Ed Liuon July 22, 2014
It’s always nice to discover that an old cartoon from your childhood holds up to your fond nostalgic feelings for it. The Rankin-Bass adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit proves to be one of those cartoons. The TV special, first aired in the late 1970’s, was my personal introduction to Tolkien’s Middle-Earth, and while the […]

James Garner, Actor, 1928 – 2014

by Ed Liuon July 21, 2014
Actor James Garner passed away of natural causes on Saturday, July 19, 2014, of natural causes at the age of 86. Garner’s best-known roles were both on television: as the genial gambler Bret Maverick in the 1950’s western Maverick (appearing in a guest-starring role as Marshal Zane Cooper in the 1994 feature film remake starring […]

PR: Deki and Aardman Animations present the story of ‘Brigitte, Bruno and Ben’

by Grant Whiteon July 21, 2014
21st July 2014 – Aardman Animations and Bristol Charity ‘Deki’ today release a special 70 second film entitled ‘Brigitte, Bruno and Ben’. The film created by the makers of Wallace & Gromit demonstrates through animation how a loan of just £10 can change the lives of an entire family in the developing world. “Brigitte, Bruno […]

Simpsons World App To Debut In Autumn

by Alex Beanon July 21, 2014
With next week’s “The Simpsons” marathon scheduled to begin on FXX, the network has announced that they will be rolling out an app in October 2014 that will provide access to every one of those same episodes. The FXNow app will be available on smartphones, tablets, gaming consoles, smart TVs, and additional set-top devices and […]

Review: “Strange Hill High (UK Edition)”: Puppet Ghoul School Fun

by Grant Whiteon July 21, 2014
Josh Weinstein is the co-creator and show runner of Strange Hill High, an interesting case of an American industry veteran steering a British production. Many will remember Weinstein working with Bill Oakley to run what is seen by many as the final leg of the ‘golden age’ of The Simpsons. Airing on CBBC (who seem to […]

The Boxtrolls Prepare for San Diego Comic-Con “Eat Like the Boxtrolls” Experience

by Ed Liuon July 21, 2014
Focus Features and LAIKA Animation Studios are set to roll out a special “Eat Like the Boxtrolls” experience at San Diego Comic-Con International 2014 as a special promotion for the upcoming stop-motion feature film The Boxtrolls. Numerous events have been announced, and new character posters were revealed: The following events were revealed, along with news […]

Trailer and Stills for Studio Ghibli’s “When Marnie Was There”

by Todd "GWOtaku" DuBoison July 18, 2014
A full-length theatrical trailer has been released for Studio Ghibli’s next film When Marnie Was There, the studio’s first movie produced without input from its founders Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata. The movie is based on the novel of the same name by Joan G. Robinson, which was shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal award in […]

The Legend of Korra – “The Metal Clan” – Episode 31 Recap

by Neo Yion July 18, 2014
Team Avatar ventures off to the Zaofu, home of the Metal Clans after receiving word of another Airbender in the midst. At the same time, a reluctant Lin is forced to confront her past. I dig Lin. I like her no-nonsense attitude and her flexibility in spite of her position as a member of the […]

The Legend of Korra – “In Harm’s Way” – Episode 30 Recap

by Neo Yion July 18, 2014
When Team Avatar discovers the Earth Queen had been kidnapping Airbenders in secret, Korra vows to free them all. With confirmation that the Earth Queen is kidnapping Airbenders, our heroes take it upon themselves on a grand search around the kingdom. Lake Laogai seems to be the perfect step to start looking and it serves […]