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Otakon 2014: Linda Ballantyne, Katie Griffin, and John Stocker on the 1990s “Sailor Moon” Dub

by Todd "GWOtaku" DuBoison August 18, 2014
Long before Before VIZ Media’s reacquisition of Sailor Moon and even before its arrival on DVD in the early 00s, the edited DiC / Cloverway English dub of the seminal magical girl show was making its mark and enrapturing a generation of fans in the course of a tenacious run on television. At first, a […]

Otakon 2014: Charlene Ingram, Stephanie Sheh and Robbie Daymond Discuss the “Sailor Moon” Redub

by Todd "GWOtaku" DuBoison August 18, 2014
Sailor Moon has spent years in the status most vexing for English-speaking animation fans: that of the fondly remembered classic out of print, kept unavailable by a seemingly intractable “licensing hell.” All that began to change starting in 2011 when Naoko Takeuchi’s original classic shoujo manga was reprinted and retranslated by Kodansha Comics USA. Then […]

Bob’s Burgers And Harry Shearer Win First Emmy Awards

by Alex Beanon August 18, 2014
Veteran “Simpsons” voice actor Harry Shearer won his first-ever Emmy Award and was joined in the first-ever club by “Bob’s Burgers” – which won their first-ever Emmy Award as the Best Animated Program. Shearer won his virgin Emmy for his multiple roles in an episode of “The Simpsons” last season. In addition to those wins, […]
Dora and Friends: Into the City

Review: “Dora and Friends: Into the City” – Same As It Ever Was

by Ed Liuon August 18, 2014
Disappointment awaits those hoping that Nickelodeon’s top-selling Spanish-speaking moppet would get an attitude and story makeover in her new show, Dora and Friends: Into the City. Dora has gone from being an elementary school kid to a teenager, and dropped the anthropomorphic animals and sentient inanimate objects that were her friends in favor of several […]


SDCC 2014: Hologram Homer Sued

by Alex Beanon August 15, 2014
A hologram of Homer Simpson that appeared onstage with creator Matt Groening at this year’s Comic Con in San Diego has created a lawsuit opportunity for the company Hologram USA, which claims it owns the technology used to create Hologram Homer and wasn’t contacted for authorization nor paid a licensing fee by Fox to use […]

Review: Madness Reigns in “Batman: Assault on Arkham”

by Ed Liuon August 15, 2014
In the 1980’s, John Ostrander and Kim Yale revived DC’s Suicide Squad as a team comic book starring second-string supervillains performing plausibly deniable black bag covert operations for the government in exchange for reduced sentences. The title proved early on that its title was not a figure of speech — members of the Squad could […]

Disney Schedules Aladdin-Fest This Weekend For Robin Williams Tribute

by Alex Beanon August 14, 2014
As a tribute to the recently deceased actor-comedian Robin Williams, Disney has announced they will schedule four showings of his signature movie for them – 1992’s “Aladdin” where Williams provided the voice and personality of the Genie – on three of their network channels. Williams famously agreed to voice the Genie character with a handshake […]

Betty Boop To Make Her Feature Film Debut

by Alex Beanon August 14, 2014
After a 1993 effort went bust, 1930s cartoon icon Betty Boop will finally be making her feature film debut with the help of Simon Cowell and his Syco Entertainment company. Cowell’s company, along with Australian animation studio, Animal Logic [“The LEGO Movie”], will be producing the film after agreeing to a licensing arrangement with Fleischer […]