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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 Christopher Glennonon 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 on 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 on 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 on 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 on 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 on 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 on 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] […]

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A Morning in Rob Paulsen’s Voice-Over Seminar

by Ed Liuon October 29, 2012
On October 14th voice actor Rob Paulsen offered his voice acting seminar at the Lau Lapides Company, offering students a half-day’s worth of interactive discussion and time in a recording booth to be directed by Rob. For many people, it would be enough just to get the chance to work with the man who gave […]
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Transformers Prime – “Regeneration” Episode 51 Recap

by Neo Yion October 29, 2012
The Autobots engage in an all-out battle with the Decepticons for the Omega Keys. This episode was a chore to sit through. As heart-pounding and unexpected as it was, it’s marred by questionable decisions, convenient twists and plot holes. The biggest issue is Dreadwing’s death. Unable to side with the Autobots yet unwilling to betray […]