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Review: The 2015 Oscar Nominated Animated Shorts

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For the past 10 years, ShortsHD has made all the short films nominated for the Academy Awards available for viewing across the country just before, and sometimes after, the Oscar broadcast via local small theaters for the general public to watch and enjoy. I myself only discovered the joys of watching their releases a few […]

Amazon Studios Forms Kids Thought Leader Board for Childhood Education

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Amazon Studios Forms Kids Thought Leader Board to Bolster Lifelong Creative Learning Amazon Studios has formed its first-ever Amazon Kids Thought Leader Board to further its mission of lifelong creative learning. Assembled under the guidance of Amazon Kids Educational Advisor Dr. Alice Wilder, the council will be comprised of: Maker Media President & CEO Dale […]

Cartoon Network Upfront 2015-16: "We Bare Bears", "Powerpuff Girls," "Steven Universe/Uncle Grandpa" Crossover, & More

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Cartoon Network Approaches 2015-16 Upfront with Unmatched Growth Across All Screens Cartoon Network Solidifies #1 Position with Boys and Moves into 2nd Place with Kids 6-11* New Content, Returning Hits and Immersive Programming Highlight New Season Momentum and growth across all screens are driving Cartoon Network into the 2015-16 Upfront. Powered by number one shows […]

Lucifer Emerges On Fox In Los Angeles

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“Lucifer” has been given the green light by Fox to run amok in Los Angeles. The DC comic book character was granted a 60-minute pilot episode to pursue the plot line of the title character leaving his underground abode for the sunnier climate of modern-day Los Angeles where he assists the police – sorta – […]

Will Friedle, Kevin Michael Richardson, Vanessa Marshall, Trevor Devall Join Animated "Guardians of the Galaxy" Cast

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Disney XD has announced the following cast members for the animated Guardians of the Galaxy animated series, which is currently set for a debut in 2016. Cast members announced so far are: Will Friedle as Peter Jason Quill/Star-Lord Kevin Michael Richardson as Groot Trevor Devall as Rocket Vanessa Marshall as Gamora Each of the actors […]

X-Men: Apocalypse Has Its Nightcrawler

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The upcoming “X-Men: Apocalypse” has added a Nightcrawler to its cast in the form of Kodi Smit-McPhee. Smit-McPhee, who most recently played Alexander in “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes”, is playing the mutant son of Mystique and will boast a skill set that includes teleportation, night vision and the usual superhuman agility. “X-Men: […]

World Of Tanks Coming To Xbox One

World Of Tanks Coming To Xbox One

Online tank battle-palooza “World of Tanks” will be officially coming to Microsoft’s Xbox One console in 2015…

Reel FX Announces Jorge Gutierrez's "Untitled Kung Fu Space Western"

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In an interview with Toonzone news last month The Book of Life director Jorge Gutierrez revealed that he was doing writing and designing for his next film, a “Mexican kung-fu movie”, and now Reel FX has formally announced the project and released the first piece of concept art for the director’s “Untitled Kung Fu Space […]

Review: "A Certain Magical Index" Season One - Overstuffed

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A Certain Magical Index is a true phenomenon in Japan, having spawned multiple spinoffs (one of which, a manga called A Certain Scientific Railgun, has gotten a two-season anime adaptation in its own right). It has become a franchise on the level of the Marvel Cinematic Universe in terms of how sprawling it has become, […]

Want Diversity in Casting and Roles in Hollywood? Look at Animation

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The Los Angeles Times makes note of ethnic diversity in both on-screen characters and the actors portraying them in current-era animated features, in comparison to a live-action selection which turned out all-white nominees in the all acting categories for the Academy Awards and one non-white nominee in the Best Director category. In contrast, Disney’s Big […]

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