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Viz Releases Subtitled “Sailor Moon Crystal” Trailer

by Todd "GWOtaku" DuBoison June 19, 2014
Viz Media has published an English-subtitled version of the trailer for Sailor Moon Crystal in advance of its looming premiere online and at Anime Expo in Los Angeles on July 5, 2014. The Sailor Moon Crystal animated series is a new retelling of Naoko Takeuchi’s popular manga from Toei Animation, and currently greenlighted for 26 […]

“Total Drama Pahkitew Island” Premieres July 7, 2014, on Cartoon Network

by Ed Liuon June 19, 2014
Cartoon Network Dishes Up More Drama! Total Drama Pahkitew Island Premieres Monday, July 7, 2014 at 6 p.m. (ET, PT)  Tune In to the Two-Week Summer Showdown With a New Episode Every Week Night at 6 p.m. (ET, PT) All-new island! All-new cast! Even more nail-biting drama! Total Drama Pahkitew Island promises to be the […]

Rat Queens

Heavy Metal & Pukeko Pictures Adapting “Rat Queens” as TV Toon

by Ed Liuon June 18, 2014
Variety reports that Heavy Metal and Weta Workshop’s Pukeko Pictures are adapting the Image Comics series Rat Queens into an animated TV series. The comic (by Kurtis Weibe and Roc Upchurch) describes itself as a “sass-and-sorcery” story, centering on a quartet of foul-mouthed beer-swilling adventurers: Hannah the Rockabilly elven mage, Violet the hipster dwarven fighter, […]
Felix the Cat

DreamWorks Animation Acquires Felix the Cat, Launches High-Tech Mall Santa

by Ed Liuon June 18, 2014
The Hollywood Reporter has covered DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg’s keynote presentation at Licensing Expo 2014, where he revealed the company’s acquisition of classic cartoon character Felix the Cat and an initiative to launch a high-tech, immersive Santa Claus experience available for deployment to shopping malls starting this year. Katzenberg stated that Felix […]

Fisher-Price Green Lights “Little People” CGI Series for 2015

by Ed Liuon June 18, 2014
FISHER-PRICE GREEN LIGHTS FIRST SEASON OF GLOBAL PRESCHOOL FAVORITE LITTLE PEOPLE® SERIES HIT Entertainment In Production on 52 Episodes To Debut Fall 2015 For the First Series of Little People LONDON /NEW YORK / EAST AURORA, NY – June 16, 2014 –HIT Entertainment, one of the world’s  leading preschool entertainment companies and an affiliate of […]

Colin Firth Drops Out as Voice of “Paddington”

by Ed Liuon June 18, 2014
The Hollywood Reporter states that actor Colin Firth has dropped out of the CGI/live-action hybrid film Paddington. No reason was given for his departure, with Firth saying in a statement, “It’s been bittersweet to see this delightful creature take shape and come to the sad realization that he simply doesn’t have my voice.” The film, […]

VIZ Celebrates Sailor Moon Day at 2014 Anime Expo

by Ed Liuon June 18, 2014
VIZ MEDIA CELEBRATES SAILOR MOON DAY AT 2014 ANIME EXPO Mark The Return Of The Legendary Anime Series With A Special Series Of Events And Activities At North America’s Largest Anime Convention San Francisco, CA, June 17, 2014 – VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), the largest distributor and licensor of manga and anime in North […]
Jack and the Cuckoo-Clock Heart

“Jack and the Cuckoo-Clock Heart” U.S. Theatrical Release on September 24, 2014

by Ed Liuon June 18, 2014
SHOUT! FACTORY ANNOUNCES JACK AND THE CUCKOO-CLOCK HEART U.S. THEATRICAL RELEASE HIGHLY ANTICIPATED NEW CG-ANIMATED MOTION PICTURE DIRECTED BY MATHIAS MALZIEU AND STÉPHANE BERLA Los Angeles, CA – (JUNE 17, 2014) — Shout! Factory, a leading multi-platform entertainment company, The Film Collective, Dada Films, and Brainstorm Media announced today a strategic collaboration to launch the […]