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Ottumwa, IA Declares November 2, 2012, "Wreck-It Ralph" Day; Interviews with John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman, & Director Rich Moore

by Ed Liuon October 31, 2012
In advance of the release of Wreck-It Ralph on Friday, November 2, 2012, Ottumwa, Iowa, has declared that date to be “Wreck-It Ralph Day,” as part of the town’s celebrations of video game culture throughout the decades. A ribbon-cutting and cake-cutting ceremony will be held on November 1, 2012, at 11:15 PM. Elsewhere, interviews have […]
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Fox Releases First Clip from "Axe Cop" Animated Series

by Ed Liuon October 31, 2012
Fox’s Animation Domination HD channel has released the first clip from the upcoming Axe Cop animated series, slated to launch in Summer 2013 and featuring Nick Offerman as the title character:

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Review: "Texhnolyze" DVD Boxset Reissue: Still Highbrow Yet Hardcore

by KarlOlsonon October 31, 2012
During the anime of boom of the late 1990s to early 2000s, weird shows were par from the course. What Evangelion started became one of the dominant trends during the boom, as shows like Serial Experiments: Lain and Boogiepop Phantom focused around strange, intellectually complex tales in bizarre, almost-surreal worlds with heavy doses of paranormal […]

Platform International Animation Festival: “AWESOME” CARTOON NETWORK

by 90'sCartoonManon October 30, 2012
October 28, LOS ANGELES, CA—REDCAT and CalArts’ Center for the Contemporary Arts devoted a screening and panel to Cartoon Network, in celebration of their 20th anniversary.  The event included a selection of a handful of Cartoon Network shows and featured guests Rob Sorcher, Pendleton Ward, J.G. Quintel, Pete Browngardt, and Rebecca Sugar for a Q&A. […]

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The Amazing World Of Gumball – “The Treasure” Recap

by The Huntsmanon October 30, 2012
When their mother accidentally brings home quality groceries instead of the bargain bin junk that they’re used to, Anais leads her brothers on an investigation in order to learn why they’re so poor and what their mother is hiding from them. However, they soon learn that someone doesn’t want the truth to be revealed and has […]
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Fox Puts "Wentworth Hall" Into Development

by Maxie Zeuson October 30, 2012
Twentieth Century Fox TV is developing Wentworth Hall, a new animated comedy from Jake Kasdan and Lew Morton, Deadline Hollywood reports. The series will focus on a group of college students attending a once-prestigious university. Morton, formerly of Futurama, will executive produce with Kasdan. Melvin Mar will produce.

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Adult Swim Picks Up "Rick & Morty"

by Maxie Zeuson October 30, 2012
Adult Swim has picked up Rick & Morty, a new animated series from Community creator Dan Harmon, The New York Times reports. The thirty-minute animated series will follow the adventures of a genius inventor and his grandson. It is expected to debut in 2014. Harmon is co-creating the series with Justin Roiland.
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Comic-Con Re-Ups With San Diego Thru 2016

by Maxie Zeuson October 30, 2012
Comic-Con has inked a deal with San Diego that will keep the convention in town through 2016, the Associated Press reports. The new deal will allow organizers to use meeting space in nearby hotels to create a “Comic-Con campus” outside the San Diego Convention Center. The city hopes to begin an expansion of the Center […]

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UK's Channel 5 Orders "Wanda and the Alien" for 2013

by Maxie Zeuson October 30, 2012
The UK’s Channel 5 has ordered a new preschool animated series based on the kid property Wanda and the Alien, c21 Media reports. The CGI-animated series will follow a girl rabbit who meets an alien. The series, from RH Childeren’s Screen Entertainment, is expected to debut in the latter half of 2013.
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Briefly: "Bugs Bunny Superstar" to DVD; Kid Shows Get Int'l Distribution

by Maxie Zeuson October 30, 2012
* Warner Archive is releasing Bugs Bunny Superstar, a 1975 documentary feature about the studio’s Termite Terrace, on Tuesday, October 30. [AWN] * Los Angeles’s Kid Glove Creative and Sydney’s Sticky Pictures will produce Perry Parka Polar Possum, a new animated series about a possum who is the mayor of the North Pole. [c21 Media] […]