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Nickelodeon’s Sarah Noonan on Casting and Her New Gig as SVP Live-Action Content

by Ed Liuon March 11, 2014
Nickelodeon SVP Sarah Noonan has been interviewed by AdWeek about her new position heading the Live-Action Content division. Among other topics, Noonan discusses what her new job entails, how her 16-year tenure with Nickelodeon’s casting department has taught her about show development, her biggest “gets” in casting voices for Nickelodeon cartoons, and how Nickelodeon views […]
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Mattel Wins “He-Man” Ownership Lawsuit Against Donald Glut

by Ed Liuon March 11, 2014
The Hollywood Reporter notes that toymaker Mattel has won a lawsuit against writer Donald F. Glut over the ownership of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe. The lawsuit was filed by Mattel last June in response to Glut’s assertions that he created the Masters of the Universe cast and was entitled to copyright ownership […]

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PR: VIZ Media Adds “Tiger & Bunny The Movie: The Rising” San Francisco Theatrical Screening

by Ed Liuon March 11, 2014
VIZ MEDIA ADDS TIGER & BUNNY THE MOVIE: THE RISING SAN FRANCISCO NEW PEOPLE CINEMA THEATRICAL SCREENING  22 Major U.S. Cities To Screen The All-New Anime Action Film From The Smash Hit Japanese Superhero Franchise VIZ Media has announced a special theatrical screening of the new anime feature film TIGER & BUNNY THE MOVIE: THE […]
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PR: Fuhu Teams with BabyFirst to Debut “Albert & Junior,” Inspired by nabi Kids Tech Brand

by Ed Liuon March 11, 2014
FUHU TEAMS UP WITH BABYFIRST TO DEBUT ITS FIRST TELEVISION SERIES, “ALBERT & JUNIOR”, INSPIRED BY AWARD-WINNING NABI KIDS TECHNOLOGY BRAND Creators of Top-Selling nabi tablet Partner to Launch Original Animated Series On BabyFirst Premiering March 10 El Segundo, CA (March 10, 2014)—Fuhu, Inc., creator of the award-winning nabi® tablet – the world’s first Android […]

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CLIP: “The Simpsons” Bid Farewell to Edna Krabappel

by Ed Liuon March 11, 2014
Last Sunday’s episode of The Simpsons bid a warm farewell to Edna Krabappel and, by extension, her voice actor Marcia Wallace who passed away last October. The episode marks the last time the character will appear on the show, which also paid tribute to Wallace last November with a Bart Simpson chalkboard gag in the […]
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Cartoon Network Comics Go Boom!

by Ed Liuon March 11, 2014
Boom! Studios has announced an exclusive first-look deal for comics based on Cartoon Network original TV series. The publishing house has already launched comics based on Adventure Time and Regular Show, with Steven Universe comics expected some time this year. The new deal between Boom! and Cartoon Network Enterprises gives Boom! the first option to […]

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Anime Studio Pro 10 Review

by Grant Whiteon March 11, 2014
Anime Studio Pro 10 Review Anime Studio Pro 10 offers new features and enhancements that make going from creation to output of your finished animation faster and smoother. If you have not used the software before, the Anime Studio series allows casual animation enthusiasts and professional animators to produce high-quality animation. The basics of the […]
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Namco Bandai’s ShiftyLook Webcomic Studio To Close

by Grant Whiteon March 10, 2014
ShiftyLook, the webcomic studio that has for the last few years been producing webcomics based on lesser known characters from the Namco games library, has announced it will be closing later this year. Having made its success with webcomic adaptations of game characters including Bravoman and Wonder Momo, the studio began branching out into other […]

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NY Times Magazine on Autistic Child’s Therapy Through Disney Movies

by Ed Liuon March 10, 2014
An article in The New York Times Magazine chronicles author Ron Suskind’s experience in developing a therapy program for his autistic younger son using animated Disney films. Suskind’s son Owen suddenly stopped speaking just before age 3, leading to a diagnosis of regressive autism. One of Owen’s few activities was repeated viewings of Disney animated […]
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“Peppa Pig,” “Room on the Broom,” “Gumball” Top 2014 British Animation Awards

by Ed Liuon March 10, 2014
The 10th annual British Animation Awards were handed out on Friday, March 7, 2014, with The Amazing World of Gumball taking home the award for Best Children’s Series and the Children’s Choice award. “Room on the Broom” took the Best Long Form award after losing out to “Mr. Hulot” at the Academy Awards earlier this […]