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New "Back To The Future" Set Includes Animated Series

New “Back To The Future” Set Includes Animated Series

by Peter Paltridgeon July 16, 2015
For its 30th anniversary — as well as the arrival of the day Marty traveled to 2015 — Back to the Future and its sequels are getting re-released in a big way. The big news is that the Back to the Future animated series is being released for the first time on October 20, both […]


Review: “Minions” Needs Less Story, More Stupid

by Ed Liuon July 13, 2015
The Minions were a favorite element in the Despicable Me movies, so it was only a matter of time before they got their own feature film. The good news about Minions is that the trio of them that anchor the movie are as adorable, idiotic, and hilarious as ever. The kids who will undoubtedly flock […]

SDCC2015: Universal Cable Productions Reveals Development Slate

by Peter Paltridgeon July 8, 2015
Universal Cable Productions has revealed its development slate for the coming year, and they seem to be hooked on graphic novel adaptations right now. It’s appropriate enough for Comic-Con, but of course the genre isn’t a necessity to get into the show anymore. In the 1970’s a hit comic book named El Pantera was turned […]


Nintendo And Universal In Cahoots For Theme Park Additions

by Alex Beanon May 7, 2015
Nintendo and Universal have announced a partnership that is expected to produce a real-life Nintendoland theme park in the future. Well, not exactly an entire theme park devoted to Nintendo like the Wii U game, but more like Nintendo-themed attractions housed within existing Universal theme parks. Think of it as another section of the theme […]


The Day The Crayons Quit Might Be A Film

by Alex Beanon July 31, 2014
Universal has purchased the film rights to the popular children’s book, “The Day The Crayons Quit” by Drew Daywalt, about a box of crayons who decide they need to quit because they are either not being used or not being used properly [white can’t draw on white paper, black can’t color a rainbow, etc..]. The […]

Illumination Unveils Pets Project

by Alex Beanon January 25, 2014
Illumination Entertainment [“Despicable Me 2”] in conjunction with Universal Pictures has announced their newest upcoming 3D animation film project which, for now is known as “Untitled Pets Movie” and will have Louis C.K., Eric Stonestreet and Kevin Hart in its voice cast. The plot revolves around Louis C.K. as the preferred dog of a Manhattan […]

Oscar Academy Awards

2014 Academy Award Nominees Announced (UPDATED with Reaction Statements)

by Ed Liuon January 16, 2014
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced the nominees for a 2014 Academy Award. Categories with an animated film in contention are: BEST ANIMATED FEATURE The Croods (DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc) Despicable Me 2 (Universal/Illumination Entertainment) Ernest & Celestine (GKIDS/La Parti Productions/Les Armateurs) Frozen (Walt Disney Animation Studios) The Wind Rises (Kaze […]

“Frozen” Takes 2014 Golden Globe for Best Animated Feature Film

by Ed Liuon January 13, 2014
The 2014 Golden Globe Awards were given out by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, with Disney’s Frozen winning the Best Animated Feature Film award, beating out Universal/Illumination’s Despicable Me 2 and DreamWorks Animation SKG’s The Croods. The only other category with something animated in contention was the Best Foreign Language Film category, where Studio Ghibli’s […]