For Grown Ups
Cartoon Brew reports the passing of Jimmy Murakami at age 80, director of 1986’s animated feature film When the Wind Blows and an instrumental figure in the development of Ireland’s animation industry. Murakami was born in 1933 in San Jose, CA, and was sent to the Tule Lake Japanese-American internment camp during World War II, […]
The cast for Fox’s upcoming Batman origins-themed television series added another name to the impressive roster with Jada Pinkett Smith [everything “Madagascar”-related] cast as villain Fish Mooney, a nightclub owner who is also a gangster boss with extra sensory perception capabilities. “Gotham” is expected to debut later in 2014.
Anchor Bay Entertainment will be bring the 2011 Spanish animated drama Wrinkles to select UK cinemas Friday 18th April. Based on the graphic novel by Paco Roca and directed by Ignacio Ferreras, the film is a look at the issues of old age and Alzheimer disease with a focus on the friendship between Emilio and […]
Surprising absolutely nobody, the CW network rewarded its most popular series “Arrow” with an early renewal for a third season. While not the highest-rated, “Arrow” is currently the network’s most-viewed series, drawing 3.9 million total viewers for the current season. “Arrow” is currently on hiatus during the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, and will […]
The cast for Fox’s upcoming Batman origins-themed television series keeps getting larger and larger with the recent addition of Canadian actor Donal Logue [“Copper”] as Detective Harvey Bullock, a Clint Eastwood, Dirty Harry-type of detective who skirts rules but gets results against the baddies of Gotham City. “Gotham” is expected to debut later in 2014.
CW rolled out Grant Gustin as the young Flash coming from Central City as an assistant forensic scientist earlier this season on its “Arrow” television series, then after a couple of appearances, put him in a coma until he awakens from his CW-induced coma and reappears a few weeks from now in an “Arrow” episode. […]
The upcoming new Batman-themed origin series, “Gotham”, on Fox has cast the roles of the young Alfred Pennyworth – trusted butler to Bruce Wayne/Batman – as well as well-known villain, Penguin. Alfred will be played by Sean Pertwee [“Alan Partridge”] while Penguin is Robin Taylor [“Cold Comes The Night”]. Earlier this month, the young Commissioner […]
The 1967 Disney animation classic The Jungle Book was digitally restored and enjoys its Diamond Edition release on Blu-ray and DVD today. The famous Rudyard Kipling yarn about Indian boy Mowgli growing up with the jungle animals was the final animated film worked on by Walt Disney [who passed away before its release], featured the […]
Warner Bros. The LEGO Movie walled out all its competition at the box office in its debut weekend, with $69.11 million (estimated) in ticket sales. Its nearest competitor, Sony’s The Monuments Men starring George Clooney, came in a distant second in its debut weekend with $22.7 million (estimated) in sales. The opening is one of […]
As expected now with any big sporting event, Taiwanese animation studio NMA will have its say on the matter and the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia are no exception…