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 […]

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 […]


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 […]

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 […]


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 […]

“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 […]


“Mr. Peabody & Sherman” Places Second at Box Office in Premiere Weekend

by Ed Liuon March 10, 2014
Mr. Peabody & Sherman, the latest animated feature film from DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc, opened in second place at the box office in its premiere weekend, with an estimated $32.5 million in ticket sales. In comparison, DreamWorks’ last two March releases (2010’s How to Train Your Dragon and 2013’s The Croods) both cleared $40 million […]


Review: “Mr. Peabody & Sherman” Probably Won’t Stand the Test of Time

by Todd DuBoison March 10, 2014
DreamWorks Animation’s Mr. Peabody & Sherman marks the studio’s first attempt at updating the now 50+ year old material of The Rocky & Bullwinkle Show, drawing on the variety program’s “Peabody’s Improbable History” segments where a young boy and his adoptive parent, an exceedingly intellectual talking dog, travel back in time and interact with notable […]