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Review: “The Pirate Fairy” Charts a Course for Adventure

by Ed Liuon April 4, 2014
While watching Disney’s The Pirate Fairy, it struck me that the Tinker Bell franchise was My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic before there was My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. They’re films that aim squarely at young girls as their target demographic, but they’re done with so much skill and charm that the boys who […]
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Preview Stills From the April 6th COSMOS Episode ‘Hiding In The Light’

by on April 3, 2014
Here are some “enlightening” preview images from the 5th episode of COSMOS: A Spacetime Odyssey, which premieres Sunday night at 9 p.m. ET on FOX. Cosmos is a science documentary hosted by astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson and updated the 1980s PBS series Cosmos: A Personal Voyage presented by Carl Sagan. The series makes extensive use of animation developed and produced […]

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Kelly Osbourne Joins Voice Cast of Disney’s “The 7D”

by Ed Liuon April 3, 2014
The Hollywood Reporter states that Kelly Osbourne has joined the cast of Disney’s The 7D TV series, which promises a modern-day take on Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs set to premiere this summer. Osbourne will play Hildy Gloom, “a novice witch who, together with her warlock husband Grim (Jess Harnell), haplessly plot to overthrow […]
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PR: The Hub Network Invites Viewers to its “Sing-Along Easter Marathon” on April 20, 2014

by Ed Liuon April 3, 2014
THE HUB NETWORK INVITES VIEWERS TO SING ALONG WITH THEIR FAVORITE CHARACTERS THIS EASTER WITH ITS “SING-ALONG EASTER MARATHON” SUNDAY, APRIL 20 This Easter, the Hub Network is celebrating with a song in its heart and several on screen as the network presents its “Sing-Along Easter Marathon.” The marathon will consist of six back-to-back musically-themed […]

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Hollywood Reporter on Disney’s Success with “Tinker Bell” Movies

by Ed Liuon April 3, 2014
The Hollywood Reporter examines the “stealth success” of the Tinker Bell direct-to-video animated features for Disney, the fifth of which (The Pirate Fairy) was released last Tuesday, April 1, 2014. The article examines the franchise’s troubled start, where a movie already several years in production was scrapped with the arrival of John Lasseter and Ed […]

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DreamWorks Animation Television Names Brenda Freeman as Head of Marketing

by Ed Liuon April 2, 2014
Variety reports that Brenda Freeman has been named head of marketing for DreamWorks Animation Television. Freeman is an industry veteran, moving to the new position from her current one as chief marketing officer of Turner Animation and Cartoon Network. Prior to that position, Freeman was senior VP of integrated marketing and promotions for the Nickelodeon […]

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PR: Cartoon Network Enterprises & WeLoveFine Launch “Steven Universe” Design Contest

by Ed Liuon April 2, 2014
Cartoon Network Enterprises & WeLoveFine Launch Steven Universe Design Contest            Fans to Submit Designs Based on Network’s Hit Animated Series; Series Creator Rebecca Sugar, Ian Jones-Quartey & Steven Sugar To Guest Judge! Do YOU believe in Steven? Then polish your gems, take to the Internet and start designing! Cartoon Network Enterprises and WeLoveFine today […]

PR: Get ready for MCM Ireland Comic Con! (RDS Dublin, 12-13 April)

by Grant Whiteon April 2, 2014
MCM IRELAND COMIC CON – RDS DUBLIN – 12-13 APRIL Get ready for MCM Ireland Comic Con! Calling all Irish sci-fi, videogame, comics, cosplay and anime fans! The first ever MCM Ireland Comic Con comes to Dublin’s RDS on 12-13 April for a weekend jam-packed with geeky goodness. Special guests already confirmed for the show […]