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Interview: All Hail Composer Frederik Wiedmann on “All Hail King Julien”!

by Christopher Glennonon June 13, 2016
Born in Stuttgart, Germany, Frederik Wiedmann came to Los Angeles in 2004 to become a film composer. Wiedmann was twice nominated for the Annie Award for his musical work on Green Lantern the Animated Series. He has also worked on the Beware the Batman TV Series as well as DC Animated movies Son of Batman, […]
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Next Omakase Box Takes To The Stage With Vocaloid Characters

by Grant Whiteon February 3, 2016
Following on from entries covering Kill la Kill and Naruto, the third merchandise box in Viewster’s bi-monthly subscription service will focus on the cast of the Vocaloid games/multi-media franchise. Shipping March 25th the next Omakase box will include a range of exclusive merchandise focussed around popular characters including Hatsune Miku and Megurine Luka. This includes […]

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Viewster Offering Omakase Subscription With Bonus Entry To Otakon 2016 Convention

by Grant Whiteon January 13, 2016
Viewster are currently taking subscription orders for their second Omakase box, themed around Naruto. But for a limited time not only will subscribers receive all the perks of a standard Omakase subscription including a box of exclusive merchandise and exclusive digital content, they’ll also receive free entry to Otakon 2016. Simply take out a subscription […]
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Viewster Talk “Kill la Kill”, Omakase And Exclusive Creative Content At NYCC

by Grant Whiteon October 14, 2015
Viewster were present at this past weekend’s New York Comic Con, promoting their online streaming content and the soon to debut Omakase subscription service.  As mentioned previously, the service will run as a bi-monthly, cancel at any time subscription for which fans will receive a specially selected box of themed merchandise every two months in […]

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Viewster’s Omakase Anime Subscription Launches With “Kill la Kill” Themed Box

by Grant Whiteon October 7, 2015
Following on from a period of beta testing, Viewster have this week launched their Omakase subscription service to the public. Costing $29 for a bi-monthly subscription and currently available in America, Canada & the UK, the service will offer a specially themed and selected box of anime/Japanese merchandise every two months in addition to ad […]
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Kevin Kliesch – Composing Music Fit for a Princess on “Sofia the First”

by Christopher Glennonon September 28, 2015
Kevin Kliesch has worked as a composer and orchestrator on over 100 feature films including Enchanted, Tangled, and Frozen. His first Annie Award nomination came in 2012 for his work on ThunderCats. That same year, he went on to receive two more nominations from BSO Spirit for their Jerry Goldsmith Awards in Best Television Score […]

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New Yorker Magazine Profiles George Daugherty, Wovewy Conductor for Live Looney Tunes Orchestra

by Ed Liuon May 26, 2015
The New Yorker has profiled George Daughterty, conductor for the “Bugs Bunny at the Symphony” program since he started the concert series in 1989. The series pairs original Looney Tunes cartoons (including “What’s Opera, Doc?”, “Corny Concerto,” and “The Rabbit of Seville”) with live orchestral accompaniment. Among other topics, Mr. Daughterty discusses how he started […]
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Disney’s “Frozen” Takes 2 Grammy Awards; Pharrell Williams Also “Happy”

by Ed Liuon February 9, 2015
The 57th Annual Grammy Awards were handed out in a weekend ceremony, with Disney’s Frozen taking the award for Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media and the anthem “Let It Go” from that soundtrack taking Best Song Written for Visual Media. in addition, Pharrell Williams’ song “Happy” (originally written for the Despicable Me 2 soundtrack […]

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Making Beautiful Music with “The Book of Life” Composer Gustavo Santaolalla

by Ed Liuon January 23, 2015
Multi-talented Gustavo Santaolalla has made an impact in the world of music as a musician, a songwriter, an album producer, and a film music composer. The Argentinan-born musician began his career as a teenager when he founded the rock band Arco Iris in the late 1960’s, which fused rock and Latin American folk music to […]