57th Annual Writers Guild Awards - Inside

Don Payne, “Simpsons” Scriptwriter, 1964 – 2013

by Ed Liuon April 1, 2013
Writer Don Payne passed away on Tuesday, March 26, 2013, at his home in Los Angeles, CA, at the age of 48. The cause was sarcoma, according to fellow writer John Frink, who worked with Payne as a scriptwriter on The Simpsons. Frink and Payne wrote for sitcoms like Hope and Gloria and Men Behaving […]

“The Simpsons” Co-Creator Sam Simon Undergoing Chemotherapy for Colon Cancer

by Ed Liuon April 1, 2013
Sam Simon, who co-created The Simpsons with Matt Groening and James L. Brooks, revealed that he has been diagnosed with colon cancer, and is undergoing chemotherapy treatments for the disease. Simon revealed that the cancer has already spread to his liver, kidneys, abdominal connective tissues, and lymph system and possibly his brain. In addition to […]


“The Croods” Takes #2 Box Office Spot in Week 2 for $88.6M 10-Day Total

by Ed Liuon April 1, 2013
DreamWorks Animation SKG’s The Croods took the #2 spot at the box office for Easter weekend with estimated ticket sales of $26.5 million, bringing its cumulative 10-day total to an estimated $88.6 million. The movie came in second place behind G.I. Joe: Retaliation, the sequel to 2009’s G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra which brought […]

Review: “Wizards” Proves Itself Experimental to a Fault

by Todd DuBoison April 1, 2013
Perhaps the most impressive thing about Ralph Bakshi’s Wizards is that it was ever created in the first place. The director once described it as “my homage to Tolkien in the American idiom” and a “fantasy for American kids,” yet ultimately Bakshi’s 1978 take on The Lord of the Rings would represent his best attempt […]


Archer Episode Recap – The Papal Chase – Season 4, Episode 11

by Alex Beanon March 31, 2013
Synopsis: Woodhouse looks just like the pope doesn’t he? Well, the last pope anyway – not the new one so much – Archer and newly-minted field agent Pam are sent to the Vatican to prevent an assassination attempt on the old pope that strangely does not include a dissection of the popemobile. Details: Malory won’t […]
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James Tucker to Replace Bruce Timm as Supervising Producer at DC Animation

by Ed Liuon March 29, 2013
Voices from Krypton has announced that Bruce Timm will be stepping down as the supervising producer at DC Animation, handing over his oversight of both animated TV series and direct-to-video movies  to James Tucker (Batman: The Brave and the Bold). In comments to Voices From Krypton, Tucker stated that DC Animation will be stepping away […]


PR: “Gaiking: The Movie Collection” Coming to DVD on May 21, 2013

by Ed Liuon March 29, 2013
GAIKING: THE MOVIE COLLECTION Contains Three Feature-Length Movies Edited From the Original Series, Plus A Brand-New English Language Track! COLLECTIBLE 2-DVD SET ARRIVES ON HOME ENTERTAINMENT SHELVES EVERYWHERE ON MAY 21, 2013 FROM SHOUT! FACTORY An iconic classic from the golden age of Japanese animation, Gaiking the transforming super robot is back in a trio […]

Transformers Animated – “Headmaster” Episode 13 Recap

by Neo Yion March 29, 2013
The Headmaster unit has stolen Bulkhead’s body and is raining havoc on Detroit. Now only a head, Bulkhead must get his body back before things really get messy! Nothing grabs the ire of many like an Aesop episode. It’s stamped on a number of all-age series and remains a constant bane to viewers because we […]

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ThunderCats (2011) – “The Forever Bag” Episode 22 Recap

by RockmanDashon March 29, 2013
While the rest of the ThunderCats are away at Mount Plun-Darr, Wilykit, Wilykat, and Snarf continue their hunt for Tookit the Raccoon. Wilykat, Wilykit, and Snarf continue to search for Tookit the Raccoon. After locating him, the kittens find themselves tricked into being his assistant thieves along with other children. Wilykit and Wilykat decide to […]
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New “Ultimate Spider-Man” Clip Released from March 31, 2013, Premiere Episode

by Ed Liuon March 29, 2013
Marvel Entertainment has released the following video clip from the next new episode of Ultimate Spider-Man, premiering this Sunday, March 31, 2013, at 11:00 AM (ET)/10:00 (CT) on Disney XD: PLOT SYNOPSIS: Ultimate Heroes. Ultimate Villains. Ultimate Responsibility. Spider-Man must lead his team of teen heroes against the greatest assembly of super villains the world […]