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CLIP: New Cartoon Network Premieres for Week of January 6: “Johnny Test,” “Teen Titans Go,” “Dragons”

by Ed Liuon January 3, 2014
Cartoon Network has released stills and a clip from new episodes premiering on the week of January 6, 2013: JOHNNY TEST On this week’s episode of Johnny Test on Wednesday, January 8 at 7:00 p.m. (ET/PT)…“A Picture Worth a 1000 Johnnies”– The Porkbelly Mall gets turned upside down when the Test family tries to take […]
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IDW Announces “Rocky & Bullwinkle” Book by Mark Evanier and Roger Langridge

by Ed Liuon January 3, 2014
IDW has announced a new Rocky and Bullwinkle comic book mini-series, with the first issue set for release at the end of March. The series will be written by Mark Evanier (who went into some detail about his experiences with past attempts to bring Moose and Squirrel to comics before and the legal entanglements that […]

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Japanese Government Launches “Cool Japan” Initiative

by Ed Liuon January 3, 2014
Anime News Network reports that the Japanese government has funded a new “Japan Channel” dedicated to exporting Japanese cultural programming internationally, including anime, dramas, music, and travel program. The initial seed money of 15.5 billion yen (approximately $14.7 million) is for subtitling and dubbing costs and publicity, as well as setting up foreign broadcasting offices […]
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Big News for Comic Book Guy on Upcoming Episode of “The Simpsons”

by Ed Liuon January 3, 2014
ComicsAlliance.com has uncovered stills and loglines for an upcoming episode of The Simpsons, where Comic Book Guy will apparently marry a manga artist. The episode title is “Married to the Blob,” Stan Lee is set to make a cameo voice appearance in the episode. ComicsAlliance also has stills and more details about the episode in […]

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Review: “Tenchi Muyo! War On Geminar” – No Need For Kenshi?

by Chad Boninon January 3, 2014
All the girls love him, with most wanting to take advantage of both his body and his unnatural superpowers. He’s a sweet and kind guy, although a little oblivious, and is thrust into a world he doesn’t understand. His name is Tenchi Masaki- wait, no… this is about Kenshi Masaki, Tenchi’s half-brother. Kenshi has been […]
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“Big Hero 6” Picks Up Chris Williams as Co-Director, Roy Conli as Producer

by Ed Liuon January 2, 2014
The Hollywood Reporter notes that Chris Williams has joined Don Hall as co-director for Walt Disney Feature Animation’s Big Hero 6, and has also named Roy Conli as a new producer for the film. Williams co-directed and co-wrote 2008’s Bolt, and also has writing credits on Mulan, The Emperor’s New Groove, and Brother Bear. Conli was […]

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Disney Announces 2014 Theatrical Release Schedule

by Ed Liuon January 2, 2014
Disney has announced its full theatrical release schedule for 2014. Animated features include Studio Ghibli’s The Wind Rises in February, the sequel Planes Fire and Rescue in July, and the superhero film Big Hero 6 in November. May 30’s live-action Maleficent is also based on the villain of the 1959 classic Sleeping Beauty. The full […]
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Review: “A Certain Scientific Railgun” – Does This Electromagnetism Attract or Repel?

by Weathermanon December 27, 2013
Electromagnetism is a funny thing. It can attract and repel with equal power depending on how you use it. A Certain Scientific Railgun is a companion piece to A Certain Magical Index, centering on Mikoto “Zapper” Misaka, who is blessed/cursed with an incredible amount of electromagnetic power as one of the only 5th level espers […]

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Lawsuit Roundup: “Robinson Curiosite” vs. “Robinson Sucroe”, “Frozen” vs. “Frozen Land”

by Ed Liuon December 26, 2013
The Canadian Supreme Court has ruled in favor of Canadian animator Claude Robinson in a copyright infringement lawsuit against animation firm Cinar over Robinson’s proposal for a cartoon character titled “Robinson Curiosite.” After submitting his proposal to a number of production companies over 20 years ago, Cinar brought the extremely similar show Robinson Sucroe to […]