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"Batman Unlimited: Animal Instincts" Coming to Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD on May 12, 2015

Batman Unlimited Animal Instincts

Spidey Joins Marvel Superhero Circus

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It’s official – Sony’s Spider-man will join the Disney/Marvel Comics-based superhero movie and television universe with his appearance in a Marvel-run movie and then will appear in a Sony-run film after that – specifically on July 28, 2017. With the announcement that Spidey will occupy the late July release date slot in 2017, some films […]

Lee Mendelson Looks Back on "Race for Your Life, Charlie Brown!"

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In 1963, producer Lee Mendelson had formed his production company in San Francisco, CA, and produced the documentary A Man Named Mays. The documentary on famed baseball player Willie Mays had aired on NBC in the fall, and when Mendelson was looking around for his next project, he noticed a Peanuts comic strip about baseball […]

Review: "Pom Poko" Blu-ray - The Tanuki are Restless

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I need to clear up one thing before we get too deep into things. Tanuki are not raccoons. They’re a type of dog that lives in Japan and looks kind of like a raccoon, but they are in no way related to North American raccoons, despite Disney’s insistence on calling them raccoons in the dub […]

"Kingsman: The Secret Service" Gets Stop-Motion Trailer by Rachel Ryle

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Artist and animator Rachel Ryle has produced her first movie trailer: a stop-motion animated trailer for Matthew Vaughn’s Kingsman: The Secret Service, slated for release this Friday, February 13, 2015. Kingsman: The Secret Service is based on the graphic novel The Secret Service by Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons. The movie stars Colin Firth, Samuel […]

"Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu" Returns to Cartoon Network on February 23, 2015

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NINJAGO: Masters of Spinjitzu is Back on Cartoon Network! Premieres Monday, February 23 at 6:30p.m. (ET/PT) Catch the All-New Season Now Until February 10 on the Watch Cartoon Network App and VOD Cartoon Network’s hit series NINJAGO:Masters of Spinjitzu returns this month chock-full of cross-platform viewing opportunities, providing even more ways to catch your favorite […]

CLIP: The Name's Grodd. Gorilla Grodd. In "LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League vs. Bizarro League"

LEGO DC Super Heroes: Justice League vs. Bizarro League

Animated "The Prophet of Mercy" in Production to Counter Negative Western Impressions of Islam

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The Egypt Independent reports on “Nabi al-Rahma” (“The Prophet of Mercy”) an Egyptian short film in production now about the life of the Prophet Muhammad, aimed at non-Muslim foreign audiences and intended to provide a counter-narrative to negative images of Islam in Western nations. Scriptwriter Alaa Thabet is quoted as saying, “It’s time to respond […]

LA Times on Disney Animation Building's Facelift

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The Los Angeles Times covers the renovations in progress at the Roy E. Disney Animation Building in Burbank, CA, which will take about 16 months and will result in a layout that will encourage greater interaction and interactivity between members in the studio. The article notes how this renovation is the pinnacle of changes instituted […]

"The LEGO Movie" Wins BAFTA Award for Best Animated Feature

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The LEGO Movie won the 2015 BAFTA Award for Best Animated Film, beating out Big Hero 6 and The Boxtrolls in the category. The only other categories with an animated or live-action/animated hybrid film in contention was Paddington in Outstanding British Film in 2015 (which it lost to The Theory of Everything). In their remarks, […]

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