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R. Lee Ermey

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 […]
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Nintendo Forms Tech Partnership With Scrum To Develop New Ideas For Nintendo Switch

by Todd Blackon April 13, 2018
Are any advancements going to come to the Nintendo Switch? What kind of things are they thinking up? When Nintendo revealed the Nintendo Switch, the system was already innovative in its own right. For here was a portable console that anyone could play on anywhere. But, Nintendo also admitted that they were still thinking of […]

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“The Simpsons” Blows Off Criticism of Apu

by Ed Liuon April 10, 2018
Last Sunday’s episode of The Simpsons addressed controversy over the character of Apu (voiced by the very not-Indian Hank Azaria) in a scene which is, if anything, only intensifying criticism that the character is an insensitive caricature. A scene featuring Marge reading a bedtime story to Lisa leads to Lisa directly addressing the TV audience […]

Chuck McCann

Chuck McCann, Actor and TV Host, 1934 – 2018

by Ed Liuon April 9, 2018
Prolific voiceover actor and pioneering early kids TV host Chuck McCann passed away on Sunday, April 8, 2018, in Los Angeles at the age of 83 due to congestive heart failure. While he began his acting career doing voiceover work for radio at age 6, Mr. McCann’s big break came in the mid-1950’s when he […]

Isao Takahata

Isao Takahata, Studio Ghibli Director, 1935 – 2018

by Ed Liuon April 9, 2018
Studio Ghibli co-founder and director Isao Takahata passed away on Thursday, April 5, 2018, at the age of 82 due to lung cancer. Mr. Takahata was one of the founders of Studio Ghibli in 1985, and while he may not have been as prolific as his partner Hayao Miyazaki, his films are often among the […]

Doc McStuffins Will End After 5 Seasons

by slaion April 9, 2018
Disney has cancelled Doc McStuffins after 5 seasons.  Lara Jill Miller, the voice of Lambie on Doc McStuffins, posted in her Instagram account last week that the series will end with season 5 which just finished recording its final episode. Yesterday marked the end of an era – I recorded my last episode of our last […]

Insomniac Creative Director Wants Marvel and Star Wars In Kingdom Hearts III

by Todd Blackon April 5, 2018
What are some worlds developers want to see in Kingdom Hearts III? What do the Insomniac Crew think? Kingdom Hearts III is a game a decade in the making, and it is set to bring many firsts for the franchise. We already know that some of the newer Disney movies will be represented in it […]

One More April Fools Surprise from Adult Swim: Rick and Morty in Bushworld

by slaion April 2, 2018
Before April 1, 2018, ended yesterday night, Adult Swim decided to treat fans of Rick and Morty to a short from YouTuber Michael Cusack which placed the duo in Cusack’s Bushworld Adventures.  In Cusack’s version, Rick and Morty are in an alternate universe where they live in Australia.  You can view the short currently only on Polygon’s […]