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Vanity Fair on the CalArts Alumni that Changed the Animation Business

by Ed Liuon February 14, 2014
Vanity Fair has examined a set of alumni from the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) whose work has defined animation for a generation through work for Disney, DreamWorks, Fox, Laika, and other studios. The list of the alumni include John Lasseter, Tim Burton, Henry Selick, John Musker, Brad Bird, Gary Trousdale, and Genndy Tartakovsky, […]

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USA Today Previews “Batman the Animated Series” and “Star Wars Rebels” Toys

by Ed Liuon February 14, 2014
In advance of Toy Fair 2014, USA Today has taken a look at upcoming toys set to be displayed for the press and toy buyers. The newspaper spoke with Bruce Timm and Paul Dini in conjunction with a new line of 6-inch action figures based on Batman the Animated Series coming from DC Collectibles in […]

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Nickelodeon UK Reveals Hot Animated Summer Lineup

by Grant Whiteon February 13, 2014
Nickelodeon UK have announced the highlights of their summer schedule, including several animated series new and recurring. The main Nickelodeon channel will see the addition of Pop Pixie, a spin off of the popular Winx Club series focussing on the Pixie side characters as they have their own adventures in Pixieville starting this month. Winx […]
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“Star Wars: The Clone Wars” Final, Unaired Season Coming to Netflix on March 7, 2014

by Ed Liuon February 13, 2014
The sixth and final season of Star Wars: The Clone Wars begin broadcasting on Netflix on March 7, 2014. Dubbed “The Lost Missions,” the 13 episodes promise to bring closure to the series and reveal some of the deepest mysteries of the conflict between the light and dark sides of the Force. All 13 episodes […]


Jaume Collet-Serra and ComingSoon.net Completely Miss the Point of Akira Anime

Live-Action “Akira” Director Says Source Material and Japanese Culture Don’t Have “Strong Characters”

by Ed Liuon February 12, 2014
ComingSoon.net has interviewed Jaume Collet-Serra, director of the upcoming Liam Neeson action vehicle Non-Stop, about his work on the live-action adaptation of Katsuhiro Otomo’s Akira. He says that he is continuing to work on the adaptation (which Warner Bros. shelved due to budget concerns), but that the material is proving difficult to adapt. He invites […]