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PR: VIZ Media’s Neon Alley Begins New Era for Digital Anime

by Ed Liuon April 1, 2014
VIZ MEDIA’S NEON ALLEY BEGINS A NEW ERA FOR DIGITAL ANIME AND DELIVERS THE BEST IN FREE DYNAMIC PROGRAMMING Online Anime Streaming Brand Offers New Free On-Demand Options Also Available With Hulu And Hulu Plus Including Episodes Of BLEACH, NARUTO SHIPPUDEN, RANMA ½ And More! San Francisco, CA, March 31, 2014 – VIZ Media, LLC […]

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Eddie Lawrence, Comedian and Actor, 1919 – 2014

by Ed Liuon March 31, 2014
Actor and comedian Eddie Lawrence passed away on March 25, 2014, at the age of 95. Lawrence was best known for his “Old Philosopher” routine, where he would alternate increasingly outlandish fictional troubles with a clichĂ©d refrain to carry on regardless. The character gave Lawrence (and numerous imitators) a framework for comedy sketches and commercials […]
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“The Lego Movie” Becomes First Film of 2014 to Break $400M Internationally

by Ed Liuon March 31, 2014
The Hollywood Reporter notes that The Lego Movie has become the first film of 2014 to break $400 million in ticket sales internationally, with $248.3 million in US ticket sales and $152.2 million internationally for a worldwide total of $400.5 million through Sunday. The total puts it $100 million ahead of its closest competitor in […]

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Everything’s Coming up “Frozen”: Top Animated Box Office, Top Album, Producer Interview, & Firefighters Singing “Let It Go”

by Ed Liuon March 31, 2014
With this past weekend’s box office results, Disney’s Frozen has become the top grossing animated feature film of all time, earning $1.072 billion worldwide to top Toy Story 3‘s $1.063 billion worldwide gross. Frozen is also now the 10th highest grossing movie of all time, falling just behind Warner Bros’ The Dark Knight Rises‘ $1.084 […]
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PR: The Hub Network’s April 2014 Programming Highlights

by Ed Liuon March 31, 2014
THE HUB NETWORK’S APRIL 2014 PROGRAMMING HIGHLIGHTS Special Easter Sunday Sing-Along Marathon, April 20 All-New Episode of Warren Buffets “Secret Millionaires Club,” April 27 ORIGINAL EPISODES “My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic” (Saturdays, 10:30–11 a.m. ET) April 5 – “Testing, Testing, 1, 2, 3”: Rainbow Dash is preparing to take her test on the history […]

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Review: “Level E” Complete Series: Aliens…Everywhere…

by Weathermanon March 31, 2014
Earth has problems. Sure, there’s global warming, sectarian violence, discord, strife and general meanness everywhere, but there’s also aliens. Yep, aliens are real alright….real jerks. Specifically Prince Baka, aptly named not so much because he’s actually dumb but because his preferred use for his massive intelligence is pranks and general loutishness. Yes, he is actually […]

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PR: Cartoon Network Premieres for Week of March 31, 2014

by Ed Liuon March 28, 2014
Cartoon Network has provided the following stills and plot synopses for new episodes premiering the week of March 31, 2014. Click any thumbnail to enlarge: UNCLE GRANDPA On this week’s episode of Uncle Grandpa, Tuesday, April 1 at 7:00 p.m. (ET/PT)… “Prank Wars”– When Pizza Steve and Mr. Gus engage in a prank war, Mr. […]
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Lego Toon News: “Simpsons” Minifigures Revealed, Village Roadshow Pictures Cut Out of “Lego Movie 2”

by Ed Liuon March 28, 2014
The Lego Group has revealed the 16 Simpsons mini-figures that will go on sale in the next wave of blind bags in May 2014, which will make them available at around the time the Lego episode of The Simpsons airs on May 4, 2014, at 8:00 PM (7:00 PM Central) on Fox. In other news, […]