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Get Your Christmas Gifts Wrapped by Boxtrolls in Los Angeles

The Boxtrolls Yay!

LAIKA has let us know that the Boxtrolls Gift Wrapping Truck will be wending its way through Los Angeles through Monday, December 22, 2014, with 20 scheduled stops from Venice, Santa Monica, Glendale, Burbank, and Los Angeles proper. The truck is part of the Boxtrolls’ partnership with 93.1 JACK-FM on their Toys for Tots drive. […]

Hollywood Costume Exhibit In Los Angeles

Hollywood Costume Exhibit In Los Angeles

The Hollywood Costume Exhibit – featuring more than 150 actual costumes worn from movies such as “The Addams Family”, “Edward Scissorhands”, “Harry Potter” films and many others – is coming to Los Angeles from October 2 to March 2, 2015 and is sponsored by the Victoria and Albert Museum of London…

Annie Awards Issues Call For Submissions

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The International Animated Film Society has issued a call for submissions for the 42nd Annual Annie Awards. There are 36 categories for 2015 including a new category – Best Character Animation in a Video Game – and a “Special Productions” category for animation not released in the USA but created during 2014. Other than excepted […]

Hello Kitty Is Actually Kitty White

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Hello Kitty was created by Sanrio in Japan in 1974, not as a cat, but rather, as a little girl/cartoon character named Kitty White. According to University of Hawai’i anthropologist Christine Yano, who will curate the Hello Kitty 40th Anniversary exhibit at the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles next month, Kitty White is […]

Hello Kitty Getting Its Own Con

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It seemed like only a matter of time. Sanrio, the marketer of the hugely popular Hello Kitty products, made its Comic Con debut last year in San Diego and that went so well that Sanrio has decided they will just have their own Hello Kitty Con up the road in Los Angeles this year. The […]

Sword Art Online II Making An Anime Expo 2014 Appearance

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The premiere USA screening of “Sword Art Online II” will be shown at the Anime Expo 2014 in Los Angeles this summer. In addition, SAO series author Reki Kawahara and illustrator/character designer abec will both be in attendance and participating in panels, autograph sessions and special events. The “Sword Art Online II” premiere screening will […]

Lee Marshall, Voice Actor for Tony the Tiger, 1949-2014

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E! Online reports that radio announcer Marshall Aaron Mayer aka “Stagger” Lee Marshall died on April 26th, 2014 of esophageal cancer. He was 64. Marshall started as a radio announcer at KRIZ in Phoenix, Arizona at the age of 14, when he lied about his age with his deep voice.  He later did radio in […]

Disney Blows Its Own Maleficent Horns At El Capitan Theatre

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Disney’s upcoming movie, “Maleficent”, starring Angelina Jolie as the evil villainess torn straight from the pages of the “Sleeping Beauty” fairy tale, is not set to open until later this month but the head horns Jolie wore as the Maleficent character as well as other props used in the movie will be on display beginning […]

2014 REDCAT Children’s Film Festival Ready To Roll

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You’ve watched “Frozen”, “Despicable Me 2” and the rest of last year’s animation blockbusters a million times, so now maybe you might want to see some of the animated offerings from other parts of the world and that’s where the 2014 REDCAT Children’s Film Festival comes in. REDCAT [Roy and Edna Disney along with CalArts […]

Straight Outta Brooklyn - Animation Block Party Coming To L.A. For Valentine’s Day

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Valentine’s Day just got more interesting for those of you who happen to reside in Los Angeles as the Brooklyn-based Animation Block Party brings a special Valentine’s Day showcase to the Troubadour club where they will show Valentine’s Day-themed toons from mTV, Nickelodeon and Oscar-nominated cartoonist Bill Plympton amongst others. The Animation Block Valentine’s Day […]

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