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Nickelodeon Fires Animation Chief Amid Management Shake-Up

by Ed Liuon August 30, 2012
The New York Times “Behind the Screens, Between the Lines” weblog reports that Nickelodeon veteran Brown Johnson has been removed as president of animation and head of preschool programming as part of a larger management shake-up intended to reverse a sharp decline in ratings for the network. Johnson is credited with bringing kidvid hits from […]
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PR: “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” Returns for Season 5 on Cartoon Network; Enters Syndication Nationwide

by Ed Liuon August 29, 2012
The Epic Saga Continues as Star Wars™: The Clone Wars™ Returns for its Fifth Season on Cartoon Network and Enters Syndication Nationwide This September, the Critically Acclaimed Series from Lucasfilm Animation Returns for Season Five, while Seasons One and Two Enter Syndication Across the Nation. SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (August 28, 2012) – Following an impressive […]

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“The Rescuers/The Rescuers Down Under”: Half Good, Half Eh

by SB20xxon August 29, 2012
This release has been a long time coming. The Rescuers and The Rescuers Down Under have been sorely in need of a re-release, having been out on DVD as long ago as 2003 and 2000, respectively. And with a new video format, it seemed like there was no better time to bring these back into […]
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“Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Pt. 1” – First Official Video Clip Released

by Ed Liuon August 28, 2012
Warner Home Video has released the first official video clip from Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Pt. 1, the next upcoming direct-to-vide0 animated movie from DC Entertainment that adapts Frank Miller’s seminal graphic novel of an aging Batman confronting challenges old and new in a darker, uglier Gotham City: Batman: The Dark Knight Returns will […]

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Comics Alliance Interviews Alex Hirsch on “Gravity Falls”

by Ed Liuon August 28, 2012
ComicsAlliance.com has interviewed Gravity Falls series creator Alex Hirsch about his new series, which airs on Disney Channel. Among other topics, Hirsch discusses how the relationship between the series leads Mabel and Dipper is modeled on his relationship with his twin sister, the origins of some of Mabel’s sweaters, the multiple references to Twin Peaks […]
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PR: Sony Pictures Animation Celebrates 10th Anniversary with Retrospective Film Series/Screening of “Hotel Transylvania”

by Ed Liuon August 28, 2012
SONY PICTURES ANIMATION CELEBRATES 10TH ANNIVERSARY WITH RETROSPECTIVE FILM SERIES AND EXCLUSIVE SCREENING OF HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA Partnership with ASIFA-Hollywood and Animation Magazine Puts Spotlight on First Decade of Productions; Screenings include Filmmaker Reunions, Rare Footage and Giveaways Culver City, CA, August 27, 2012 – The 10th anniversary celebration of Sony Pictures Animation (SPA) continues with […]

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Review: Space Bikinis Begin to Wear Out Their Welcome in “Dirty Pair Features”

by Ed Liuon August 27, 2012
I’ve been vocal in my appreciation for Nozomi Entertainment’s rereleases of the vintage 1980’s Dirty Pair anime series, with the three DVD sets released so far (vol 1, vol 2, and OVA series)filled with light-hearted sci-fi fun starring a pair of buxom beauties is space bikinis, all consistently much smarter than it had to be. […]
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The Vortexx of Saturday Mornings

by macattackon August 24, 2012
Saturday morning cartoons (and certain live-action programs like Beakman’s World and Power Rangers), once a childhood staple, are getting closer and closer to irrelevance. Some blame this on cable and its offerings of programs once exclusive to Saturday mornings. Others blame stringent FCC regulations that make it difficult to make money out of Saturday morning […]

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Review: The Dog Days of Summer Strike with “The Accidental Pup Star” and “Angry Beavers” Season Three, Part Two

by on August 24, 2012
Wait, dogs can talk and sing? That’s the reaction of a Girl Scout in “The Accidental Pup Star,” a Pound Puppies episode debuting on the Hub this Saturday, August 25. It was also my reaction, since I don’t remember that little fact being mentioned in any the episodes on Pound Puppies: Homeward Pound. It might […]
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PR: TELETOON Kicks Off Fall Premiere Week on Sept 6, 2012, with First-Ever Hosted Block for Kids

by Ed Liuon August 23, 2012
TELETOON KICKS OFF FALL PREMIERE WEEK WITH FIRST-EVER HOSTED BLOCK FOR KIDS ·       Host Andrea Jenna to launch Thursday night premieres on September 6, 2012 ·       Premiere week will feature series openers for Ultimate Spider-Man and Amazing World of Gumball along with the season premieres of Adventure Time with Finn and Jake, Detentionaire, My Babysitter’s a Vampire, Johnny Test&#...