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J.J. Sedelmaier and Tommy Stathes

How New York City Launched the Animation Industry - An AMPAS Event with Tommy Stathes and J.J. Sedelmaier

by Ed Liuon May 20, 2015
On May 19, 2015, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences hosted a screening of some of the earliest animated short films ever made, hosted by early animation archivist, collector, and historian Tommy Stathes with renowned animator J.J. Sedelmaier. Academy director of New York programs and membership Patrick Harrison introduced the event by noting […]
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Destiny Expansion II: House Of Wolves Is Out Today

by Peter Paltridgeon May 19, 2015
Today is the day! Destiny’s second DLC pack, House of Wolves, is officially ready for download, featuring new multiplayer maps, new co-op activities and a new social space, The Reef. House of Wolves contains the Prison of Elders, a competitive battle arena where you and two friends face increasingly difficult enemies for increasingly greater rewards, […]

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"Ralph Bakshi: Rotoscope Auteur" Film Series at Trylon Microcinema

by Classic Speedyon May 19, 2015
In the month of August, the Trylon Microcinema in Minneapolis, Minnesota will be showing five films from legendary director Ralph Bakshi.  The five films are Wizards (1977), American Pop (1981), Cool World (1992), Heavy Traffic (1973), and The Lord of the Rings (1978).  Wizards, American Pop, and Cool World will be shown in 35mm, while […]
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Review: "ThunderCats (2011)" Blu-ray - Thunder...THUNder...BLUDERC...ahh, Forget It

by Weathermanon May 19, 2015
In the not so distant past someone had the idea to revive the ThunderCats for a new era. It would be bold and breathtaking, with amazing animation from the best hands in Japan and the kind of story fans of the show always wanted. None of annoying Snarf factor that occasionally made the older show […]

11 Seconds Of Doom - E3 2015 Trailer

11 Seconds Of Doom - E3 2015 Trailer

by Alex Beanon May 18, 2015
Bethesda’s video game “Doom” will be showcased at this year’s E3 [Electronic Entertainment Expo] show at the Los Angeles Convention Center next month and Bethesda decided to provide you with an 11-second glimpse of what they will be on about. More complete in-game footage is scheduled to be unveiled at Bethesda’s Showcase on Sunday, at […]
Mobile Game Pixel Planets Is Free

Mobile Game Pixel Planets Is Free

by Alex Beanon May 18, 2015
Free is a very good price and that is the motto of the makers of mobile video game, “Pixel Planets”, who have offered their game free of charge on iOS platforms. In “Clash of Clans”-style [only without Kate Upton to promote it], “Pixel Planets” offers Bill and Bob, two planetary explorers who must colonize planets, […]

Adult Swim Games Brings Out Mega Coin Squad For Xbox One This Week

Adult Swim Games Brings Out Mega Coin Squad For Xbox One This Week

by Alex Beanon May 18, 2015
Adult Swim Games will be launching “Mega Coin Squad” on Xbox One this week. The game features five playable characters – Chunk, Data, Mikey, Mouth and Stef – as they make their way across Mega Coin Island past mutated enemies, traps and ever-evolving landscapes in an effort to grab some serious ancient Mega coinage and […]
Intergalactic Bubbles Launches Next Week

Intergalactic Bubbles Launches Next Week

by Alex Beanon May 18, 2015
“Intergalactic Bubbles” launches on May 29, 2015 for both mobile [both Android and iOS platforms] and PC, but you can see the trailer now…

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John Stephenson, Voice Actor, 1923 - 2015

by Ed Liuon May 18, 2015
Writer Mark Evanier reports the passing of veteran voice actor John Stephenson on Friday, May 15, 2015, at the age of 91. While the cause of death was not stated, Mr. Stephenson had suffered from Alzheimer’s disease for some time and had been living in a nursing home. Mr. Stephenson’s career began in 1948, when […]
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Toonzone Interviews Tommy Stathes and J.J. Sedelmaier on Early New York Animation

by Ed Liuon May 18, 2015
Many animation fans have seen and even purchased collections of public domain cartoons on home video, but Tommy José Stathes used those earliest collections (on VHS tapes in the 1990’s) as a springboard to become an early animation historian, archivist, and preservationist, with a focus on the earliest animated cartoons produced from the 1900’s to […]