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Sylvain Chomet

Sylvain Chomet Gives Details About “The Thousand Miles” at Annecy 2014

by Ed Liuon June 16, 2014
At the 2014 Annecy International Animated Film Festival, director Sylvain Chomet shared some details about The Thousand Miles, his next new animated feature now in production. The movie is based on the works of Federico Fellini, including unpublished writings and drawings, and will star Italian prince Emanuele Filiberto as a middle-aged count whose participation in […]

Netflix Orders Up Some Ever After High

by Alex Beanon June 16, 2014
Netflix has partnered with Mattel to produce 12 animated episodes of “Ever After High” – a series based on the toymaker’s line of sons and daughters of famous fairytale characters. The 12 episodes will be preceded by a feature film – “Ever After High Unsprung” – before debuting in 2015.

“How to Train Your Dragon 2” Takes $50M in Opening Weekend for #2 Spot

by Ed Liuon June 16, 2014
In a box office battle of sequels, comedic cops beat dragons this past weekend. DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc.’s How to Train Your Dragon 2 came in second place at the box office in its premiere weekend, with its estimated $50 million in ticket sales falling $10 million short of Sony’s 22 Jump Street ticket sales. […]
Dinotrux

DreamWorks Animation Brings “Dinotrux” to Netflix as Original Series

by Ed Liuon June 16, 2014
DreamWorks Animation’s Action-Packed Dinotrux Barges Onto Netflix As New Original Series For Kids Building of Epic New World Based on Award-Winning Children’s Books Set to Begin in Spring 2015 LOS ANGELES and BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., June 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — DreamWorks Animation and Netflix are bulldozing back to a prehistoric world of epic proportions with […]

New “The Powerpuff Girls” TV Series Announced for Cartoon Network

by Todd "GWOtaku" DuBoison June 16, 2014
The Powerpuff Girls are coming back to Cartoon Network. At the 2014 licensing expo in Las Vegas, Cartoon Network chief content officer Rob Sorcher revealed that a new animated series starring its pint-sized girl superheroes is in the works at Cartoon Network Studios and planned for broadcast in 2016. The original show created by Craig McCracken […]

DreamWorksTV YouTube Channel Launches

by Alex Beanon June 16, 2014
DreamWorks TV has officially launched their YouTube channel. The new channel will include the usual suspects of Shrek, Puss in Boots, and Kung Fu Panda as well as a new animation and live-action lineup that consists of… Live Action OMG — A live-action sketch comedy series featuring up and coming kid comedians. Record Setter Kids […]

Regular Show To Get More Regular Half Hour Specials

by Alex Beanon June 16, 2014
Regular Show on Cartoon Network currently has a handful of half-hour specials sprinkled throughout its routine 15-minute segments shows, but due to its popularity, the series will be expanding to include several more half-hour specials over the course of the upcoming season. According to series creator J.G. Quintel at the Annecy Animation Festival in France, […]

Review: “How to Train Your Dragon 2” Soars High

by Todd "GWOtaku" DuBoison June 16, 2014
For a case study in what a good sequel ought to aspire to, look no further than DreamWorks Animation’s How To Train Your Dragon 2. As we’ve generally come to expect and take for granted, it’s certainly a bigger and grander movie than its predecessor, but it also shows that director and scriptwriter Dean DeBlois […]

Kingdom of Dreams and Madness Hayao Miyazaki

GKIDS Acquires Rights to Studio Ghibli Documentary “The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness”

by Ed Liuon June 16, 2014
GKIDS ACQUIRES NORTH AMERICAN RIGHTS TO THE STUDIO GHIBLI DOCUMENTARY THE KINGDOM OF DREAMS AND MADNESS AT ANNECY INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION FILM FESTIVAL New York, NY – June 12, 2014 – GKIDS, a distributor of award-winning animation for both adult and family audiences, announced that it has entered into a distribution agreement with Studio Ghibli for […]
Casey Kasem in 2003

Casey Kasem, Radio Host and Voice of Robin & Shaggy, 1932 – 2014

by Dan Collinson June 16, 2014
The Hollywood Reporter reports that longtime radio host Casey Kasem passed away earlier today from complications of dementia at St. Anthony’s Hospital in Gig Harbor, Washington. He was 82. Kasem was best known as the host of the popular radio show American Top 40 which began on July 4, 1970.  He was also the host of the […]