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Matt Groening Presents: Disenchantment

by Peter Paltridgeon July 25, 2017
Disenchanted with Netflix’s recent purge of quality cartoons like Futurama and American Dad? Good news, everyone — Matt Groening himself is now on the Netflix payroll. Wondering what he’s thinking up? Today we found out. In 2016 the news broke that Netflix was working with Groening to create a new animated series. Eighteen months of […]

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Archie’s Sonic The Hedgehog Comic Is Officially Cancelled

by Peter Paltridgeon July 19, 2017
This is the way the hedgehog goes…not with a Sonic Boom but a whimper. Archie’s Sonic the Hedgehog comic book, one of the longest-running comics featuring a licensed character in history, has met its anticlimactic end six months after an abrupt hiatus. Both Sonic and its spinoff title Sonic Universe were stalled in January of […]
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Women in Animation Announces San Diego Comic-Con Panel on July 20, 2017

by Ed Liuon July 19, 2017
Women in Animation (WIA) Presents… The Future is Female: Women in Animation Date: Thursday, 7/20/17 Time: 10:00am – 11:00am Location: Room 7AB Marge Dean (WIA co-president and General Manager of Stoopid Buddy Stoodios) will lead a conversation featuring top executives from the areas of Film, TV, Comics, VR, Gaming and Digital Streaming. The panel will […]

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NECA Announces New Line of LAIKA Merchandise

by Ed Liuon July 19, 2017
NECA ANNOUNCES LAIKA MERCHANDISE IN TIME FOR SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON® Bespoke Reproductions of Oscar®-Winning Animation Studio’s Hero Puppets Among Highlights of Multi-Category LAIKA Merchandise Deal For Immediate Release: [San Diego, CA; July 17, 2017] – The National Entertainment Collectibles Association (NECA), an entertainment conglomerate and global leader in licensed consumer goods, has signed a deal […]
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GKIDS Scores Home Entertainment Rights to Studio Ghibli Catalog

by Ed Liuon July 17, 2017
GKIDS IN DEAL FOR HOME ENTERTAINMENT RIGHTS TO STUDIO GHIBLI CATALOG BLU-RAY™ AND DVD REISSUES BEGIN WITH 8 CLASSIC TITLES AVAILABLE OCTOBER 2017 NEW YORK, NY (July 17, 2017) – GKIDS, the acclaimed producer and distributor of animation for adult and family audiences, has announced that it is partnering with Studio Ghibli to handle the […]

CBS Producing Animated Halloween Special Starring Michael Jackson

by Peter Paltridgeon July 12, 2017
Long long ago, there was a serious effort by the broadcast networks to produce animated specials for Halloween. The practice faded away by the late 90’s, but thanks to the efforts of CBS, it’s coming back. And, apparently, so is Michael Jackson. That’s correct — CBS will be airing a one-hour Halloween special this fall […]

“The LAIKA Experience” in San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter from July 14-23, 2017

by Ed Liuon July 6, 2017
“THE LAIKA EXPERIENCE” TAKES UP RESIDENCE IN SAN DIEGO’S GASLAMP QUARTER JULY 14-23, 2017 Oscar®-winning Animation Studio, Creators of Coraline, ParaNorman, The Boxtrolls and Kubo and the Two Strings, Pulls Back the Curtain on its Artistry and Tech Magic for PRIDE and Comic Con Visitors At Bespoke Fifth Avenue Storefront Drawings for Customized LAIKA film-centric […]