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Hayao Miyazaki Faces Nationalist Backlash for Anti-War Messages in “Kaze Tachinu”

by Ed Liuon August 14, 2013
The South China Morning Post reports that renowned animation director Hayao Miyazaki has drawn criticism from right-wing and nationalist Japanese factions for perceived anti-war messages in Kaze Tachinu, his latest film about the life of Horikoshi Jiro, creator of the Japanese Zero fighter. Despite its subject and setting during World War II, the movie portrays […]
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Review: “My Little Pony: Equestria Girls” Blu-ray – Slow Canter, Not a Galloping Success

by Ed Liuon August 14, 2013
I mostly follow the Hub’s My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic on DVD, so I can’t say I had 100% understanding of the events leading up to last year’s special episode “Magical Mystery Cure,” which made a fundamental change to the show’s status quo. I was a little disappointed by the episode, which felt a […]

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PR: Must-Have Jake Hat in “Adventure Time: Jake the Dad” DVD Coming September 17, 2013

by Ed Liuon August 13, 2013
Cartoon Network Gives Fans a Must-Have JAKE HAT in the All-New Adventure Time DVD Adventure Time: Jake the Dad WHAT TIME IS IT?! Time to snag your very own JAKE HAT! That’s right fans, this September not only will Cartoon Network introduce the newest DVD release in its top-selling franchise from its massive hit series, […]
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PR: “Regular Show: Fright Pack” Coming to DVD on September 3, 2013

by Ed Liuon August 13, 2013
Cartoon Network Releases Its Most Terror-ific DVD of The Year, Regular Show: Fright Pack Cartoon Network’s Emmy® Award-winning hit animated comedy series Regular Show is back with its fifth and most frightening DVD ever, just in time for Halloween! The Regular Show: Fright Pack DVD, available September 3, 2013, features “Terror Tales of the Park […]

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PR: “Monsters University” Blu-ray and Blu-ray 3D Combo Packs Coming October 29, 2013

by Ed Liuon August 13, 2013
“Hilarious and heartwarming” Chris Nashawaty, Entertainment Weekly MONSTERS UNIVERSITY Rush to get Digital HD and Digital HD 3D Versions Available for Purchase October 8, 2013 Celebrate MU’s Homecoming on Blu-ray, DVD and On-Demand on October 29, 2013. Burbank, Calif., August 8, 2013 – This Fall, Disney•Pixar celebrates homecoming with the release of  “Monsters University” on […]
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PR: “Gravity Falls” Arrives on Disney DVD October 15, 2013

by Ed Liuon August 13, 2013
Disney Channel’s Popular Animated TV Series Gravity Falls Arrives on Disney DVD October 15th Over 2 Hours of Hilarious Adventures, Irreverent Humor and Unforgettable Characters Plus Free Exclusive Mystery Book: Journal #3 Synopsis:    In this animated adventure comedy riddled with mystery, twin brother and sister Dipper and Mabel are sent to spend their summer vacation […]

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PR: Nickelodeon Announces Winners for First-Ever SpongeBob SquareShorts: Original Fan Tributes

by Ed Liuon August 13, 2013
NICKELODEON ANNOUNCES WINNERS FOR FIRST-EVER SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS GLOBAL SHORT FILM COMPETITION, SPONGEBOB SQUARESHORTS: ORIGINAL FAN TRIBUTES Nickelodeon announced today the winners in two categories (under 18 years of age, and 18 and over) for the first-ever global SpongeBob SquarePants-themed short film competition, SpongeBob SquareShorts: Original Fan Tributes. Receiving more than 1,000 submissions from more than […]
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PR: Bolin and Mako’s Childhood Revealed in “The Legend of Korra: Republic City Hustle”

by Ed Liuon August 13, 2013
Bolin and Mako’s Childhood Revealed In The Legend of Korra: “Republic City Hustle” Nickelodeon has released the first of three video shorts, which give fans a glimpse at Mako and Bolin’s childhood. The Legend of Korra: “Republic City Hustle”, a three-part webisode series, takes place three years before the events of Book 1 of The Legend of Korra and […]

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Is It A Groot Point – Vin Diesel In GOTG?

by Alex Beanon August 12, 2013
It is not official and Disney did not announce it as official at D23 Expo but actor Vin Diesel appears to be either a big fan of tree aliens or he thinks he may be voicing the character of Groot in the upcoming “Guardians of the Galaxy” film. Diesel has been posting images of Groot […]
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Disney Goes Two For Two At D23

by Alex Beanon August 12, 2013
Disney announced two new animated movies in the works as well as news for two more sequels to existing animated movie franchises at their D23 Expo in Anaheim. First up, the two new flicks – “Zootopia” with “Toy Story”’s Brad Lasseter at the helm, a buddy action film which he envisions as a Mr. Toad-like […]