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Looney Tunes Is Getting a Revival Via Shorts

by slaion June 12, 2018
Via Deadline, Warner Bros. is reviving the Looney Tunes franchise of characters through 1-6 minute animated shorts produced by various animators who will give their own unique take on the characters. The plan is to produce 1,000 minutes each season, with the content to be distributed across multiple platforms including digital, mobile and broadcast. “The […]

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Channel Frederator Tackles The “CalArts Style”

by Peter Paltridgeon June 7, 2018
Will the “CalArts Style” eradicate all originality on television forever? Is there a dark conspiracy afoot by a monopolistic academic institution to control the look and feel of every animated TV series? Of course not, don’t be THAT guy. But if you need convincing otherwise, this excellent video from Channel Frederator summarizes where animation has […]

Toonzone @ MCM London May 2018 – Review: “Gundam The Origin VI” – The End Of The Beginning

by Grant Whiteon June 3, 2018
So here we are. Four years after I began this series of reviews, the sixth and final episode of the Gundam The Origin OVA is here at last. It’s a sombre milestone for a few reasons, chiefly that by all evidence this is indeed the end of The Origin as an animated adaptation and we […]
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Voice Actor Kari Wahlgren Talks “FLCL,” Her Live-Action Short Film, and More

by Ed Liuon June 1, 2018
Like many veteran voiceover actors, it’s probably easier to name cartoons that Kari Wahlgren hasn’t been in than to list out all the ones where she has. The Kansas native’s career began at the tender age of 11, when she was offered an on-the-spot audition for a radio drama while touring a recording studio as […]

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First Look Art for Lauren Faust-Produced “DC Super Hero Girls” Series

by Ed Liuon May 22, 2018
Warner Bros Animation has released first look artwork from the upcoming DC Super Hero Girls series, a new action-comedy series that revamps the franchise with new character designs and storytelling from producer Lauren Faust (Super Best Friends Forever, My Little Pony Friendship is Magic, Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends). Official press materials follow: DC Super […]

Review: “Little Witch Academia: Chamber of Time” – The Witching Hour

by Grant Whiteon May 18, 2018
Little Witch Academia is a Japanese animated series created by Studio Trigger. The series is a pastiche of the likes of Harry Potter and The Worst Witch; in a version of our world where magic is an openly known if considered archaic force, young Japanese girl Akko thrills to the stage shows of the witch […]

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Disney Orders “Star Wars Resistance” Animated Series Prequel to “The Force Awakens”

by Ed Liuon April 26, 2018
STAR WARS RESISTANCE, A HIGH-FLYING ANIME-INSPIRED SERIES THAT EXPLORES AN UNCHARTED TIMEFRAME PRIOR TO THE EVENTS OF THE FORCE AWAKENS, ORDERED BY DISNEY CHANNELS Production has begun on “Star Wars Resistance,” an exciting new animated adventure series about Kazuda Xiono, a young pilot recruited by the Resistance and tasked with a top-secret mission to spy […]
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R. Lee Ermey, Actor and Marine 1944-2018

by Dan Collinson April 16, 2018
The Hollywood Reporter has reported that actor Ronald Lee Ermey died early on April 15, 2018, due to complications of pneumonia. He was 74. Ermey was best known for playing military officers mainly because of his real life expertise as a Staff Sergeant for the United States Marine Corps. He served two tours of duty […]