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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 […]

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

Guardians of the Galaxy

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 […]

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 […]

"Big Hero 6" Directors on Sequels and Change at Disney Animation

Big Hero 6

Variety has spoken with Don Hall and Chris Williams, co-directors of the Oscar-nominated Big Hero 6 that just became the third-highest grossing Disney animated feature film over the weekend (right after The Lion King and Frozen, and just edging Beauty and the Beast out of the third-place spot). The pair, both 20-year veterans of the […]

CLIP: The Falcon is "Downgraded" in the Next "Marvel's Avengers Assemble"

Avengers Assemble

CLIP: Check Your "Rebel Resolve" with "Star Wars Rebels" on February 23, 2015

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CLIP: Take it Back to the "Big Green Mile" on "Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H."

Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H.

Disney XD Orders Second Season of "Star vs. the Forces of Evil" Ahead of Series Premiere

Star vs. the Forces of Evil

DISNEY XD ORDERS SECOND SEASON OF ANIMATED COMEDY ADVENTURE STAR VS. THE FORCES OF EVIL, STARRING EDEN SHER, AHEAD OF SERIES PREMIERE ON MONDAY, MARCH 30 — Michael C. Hall, Anna Camp, Stephen Root and Rider Strong Among First Season Guest Stars –- – Preview Episode Available Beginning Monday, February 23 on WATCH Disney XD […]

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 […]

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

Pom Poko

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 […]

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