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Disney Not Planning Animated Marvel Feature Films

by Ed Liuon September 2, 2014
Even though Walt Disney Feature Animation’s Big Hero 6 is based on a Marvel Comics superhero team (and mini-series) of the same name, and Disney now owns Marvel Comics, there are currently no plans for the parent company’s animation studio to dabble in the expanding Marvel Cinematic Universe films. According to a post in New […]

The Simpsons Take The Bowl

by Alex Beanon August 31, 2014
“The Simpsons” are slated to invade the venerable Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles for an event titled “The Simpsons Take The Bowl” on September 12-14, 2014 with a possibility that the gig could lead to a Broadway appearance as well. The Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra will be conducted by Alf Clausen and a small portion […]

Lottie Dolls Series In The Works

by Alex Beanon August 29, 2014
An animated series based around the popular Lottie Dolls is in the works – possibly for a cartoon network in France next month. A trailer has Lottie visiting Branksea Island…

DreamWorks Animation Teams Up With Studio Mir

by Alex Beanon August 29, 2014
DreamWorks Animation has signed a co-production deal with South Korea’s Studio Mir – creators of the popular “The Legend of Korra” series. The pair will develop up to four series over the next four years. Each series will consist of 78 episodes. Source: Variety

CLIP: Meet “The Boxtrolls” in New Behind-the-Scenes Video

by Ed Liuon August 29, 2014
LAIKA and Focus Features have released a new behind-the-scenes look at The Boxtrolls, their latest stop-motion feature film set to premiere on September 26, 2014. Get social with the Boxtrolls: https://www.facebook.com/theboxtrolls http://instagram.com/theboxtrolls# https://twitter.com/TheBoxtrolls #TheBoxtrolls Story: A family event movie from the creators of Coraline and ParaNorman that introduces audiences to a new breed of family […]

DreamWorks Animation, Studio Mir Strike TV Cartoon Coproduction Deal

by Todd "GWOtaku" DuBoison August 28, 2014
DreamWorks Animation has reached a deal with the South Korean animation studio Studio Mir to produce as many as four animated series for television over the next four years, according to the Seoul-based English language newspaper The Korea Herald. Founded in 2011 by Jae Myung Yoo, an animation director for Nickelodeon’s Avatar: The Last Airbender, […]

Robotics;Notes Part Two

Review: “Robotics;Notes Part Two” – Hitting the Right Notes

by macattackon August 28, 2014
WARNING: Spoilers for the first volume of Robotics;Notes are sprinkled in this review. The problems with adapting visual novels to animation are plentiful. You need to satisfy a built-in audience who have their preferred routes in mind, along with any potentially preferred romantic partners for the lead character. You need to distill important plot elements that […]

Hello Kitty Is Actually Kitty White

by Alex Beanon August 27, 2014
Hello Kitty was created by Sanrio in Japan in 1974, not as a cat, but rather, as a little girl/cartoon character named Kitty White. According to University of Hawai’i anthropologist Christine Yano, who will curate the Hello Kitty 40th Anniversary exhibit at the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles next month, Kitty White is […]