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Robin Williams 1951-2014

by Dan Collinson August 12, 2014
The Hollywood Reporter has reported that Oscar-winning actor and comedian Robin Williams has died today from an apparent suicide.  He was 63. A successful stand-up comedian, Williams achieved nationwide fame as Mork, an alien from the planet Ork on an episode of Happy Days.  Williams later played Mork in the Happy Days spinoff Mork & Mindy […]

DisneyToon Studios Has Layoffs

by Alex Beanon August 11, 2014
DisneyToon Studios, the Disney-based studio for its direct-to-video animation projects, has laid off nearly a third of its staff. The recent diminishment of the “Tinkerbell” franchise along with the direct-to-video market being a shell of its former money-making self were theorized to be the main culprits behind the layoffs. Approximately 17 of the 60 full-time […]

The Legend of Korra Zaheer Earth Queen

The Legend of Korra – “Long Live The Queen” – Episode 36 Recap

by Neo Yion August 11, 2014
The Red Lotus encounters the Earth Queen. Meanwhile, Korra and Asami are stranded in a desert. A minor complaint about the Red Lotus is the lack of distinctive personality amongst the three traveling with Zaheer. Ghazan, Ming-Hua, and P’Li all showed promising signs of friendship and romance. There is genuine affection when P’Li reunites with […]
FUNimation at Otakon 2014

Otakon 2014: FUNimation Announces “Hellsing Ultimate 9 & 10” and more

by Weathermanon August 9, 2014
At Otakon 2014, FUNimation made numerous licensing announcements, both for new and re-licensed properties, as well as cast announcements and a number of home video releases. The biggest new license announcement was the final two episodes, 9 and 10, of Hellsing Ultimate. They also announced the full rights for Black Butler: Book of Murder OVA. […]

CON TV To Launch With Zombies

by Alex Beanon August 8, 2014
CON TV – the new digital network from Wizard World designed to provide programming for fans of various Comic Con-like conventions around the country – will be launching later this year with “Fight of the Living Dead” where a smattering of YouTube stars see if they can navigate the first 24 hours of a post-zombie […]

Robot Chicken Harry Potter Sneak Peek

by Alex Beanon August 8, 2014
“Robot Chicken” is winding down its seventh season on Adult Swim and AS has released a sneak peek of a little Harry Potter skewering from an upcoming RC episode…

Henry & Me Trailer

by Alex Beanon August 8, 2014
“Henry & Me” – about an 11-year-old boy with cancer who fantasizes about current and legendary New York Yankee baseball players – has released its trailer. The animated film voice-stars Richard Gere, Chazz Palminteri, Cyndi Lauper, Lucie Arnaz and Paul Simon as well as a host of current and former Yankee players [though Alex rodriguez […]

New Clips from Disney Blu-rays: “Hercules,” “Bedknobs & Broomsticks,” “Three Musketeers,” “Ichabod & Mr. Toad”

by Ed Liuon August 8, 2014
Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment has released several video clips from upcoming Blu-ray editions of classic Disney movies. The five movies (Tarzan, Hercules, Bedknobs and Broomsticks, The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad, and Mickey, Donald, Goofy: The Three Musketeers) are all set for release on August 12, 2014. HERCULES Hades Finds Out BEDKNOBS AND […]