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A decree from the countess of cartoon storytelling: a book review of Animating Short Stories by Cheryl Briggs

Once upon a time . . . they lived happily ever after. The reason for such everlasting bliss is that they – ambitious, upstart animation pros – have devoured Cheryl Briggs’ newest publication entitled Animating Short Stories: Narrative Techniques and Visual Design (Bloomsbury Academic).

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Disney XD to Add New Series Penn Zero to Slate

Disney XD is poised to bolster their already impressive animated slate with an order for the new animated comedy adventure series titled Penn Zero: Part Time Hero. The series will be executive produced and written by Jared Bush (All of Us, Zootopia), with Sam Levine (Wreck-it Ralph, Bolt) serving as co-executive producer and director. Penn […]

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Voltron Force: the Voltron Formula Still Works

After my 8-year-old son and I finished watching NickToons’ Voltron Force (Episode 4: Coran, Coran) on Thursday, he said something to me that was very profound about the show, and true of a lot of shows in general.  He concluded that there is a distinct formula in these shows that is simple, yet effective. (1.) […]

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First look at Adrianne Palicki in Wonder Woman costume

Adrianne Palicki is walking tall as Diana Prince, Amazonian Princess of Themyscira. In other words, Wonder Woman! The actress formerly known for her role on Friday Night Lights will be filling the star-spangled outfit in the upcoming Wonder Woman reboot. The DC Comics heroine was portrayed last by Lynda Carter, who donned the classic getup […]

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Rango commercial appears at Super Bowl XLV

Super Bowl Sunday isn’t quite a holiday, but maybe it should be. At least enough so to get us all the day off on the following Super Bowl Monday! But if there’s one reason why we’re more than happy to head to school and work the next day, it’s to chat about all the awesome […]

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DreamWorks brings Megamind to theaters November 5th

In just days now, we will truly know evil. DreamWorks Animation is showcasing their latest and greatest film, Megamind, in theaters November 5th. Megamind is the most brilliant super-villain the world has ever known… and the least successful. Over the years, he has tried to conquer Metro City in every imaginable way. Each attempt, a […]

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Avengers Assemble Marvel debuts Avengers Earth’s Mightiest Heroes

This fall, Marvel and their new bestest pal Disney will showcase a collection of their greatest super heroes and villains as Disney XD welcomes The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes. The Marvel Animation and Film Roman toon, set to debut just after this summer, will feature a number of Marvel’s giants, including; Iron Man, Thor, Captain […]

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Dominic Cooper to play Iron Man’s dad in Captain America: The First Avenger

Iron Man 2 has had a great run in theaters, pulling in just under $300 million at the box office in it’s first 30 days. As the sequel to Marvel’s first Iron Man film, we now can see how the Disney owned company has developed a franchise. The second film also gave us a deeper […]

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DreamWorks Megamind debuts with an evil teaser trailer

At one time, there was only heroes – but this November, all of that fades into the past as Megamind takes over. The upcoming DreamWorks Animation CG film (formerly known as Oobermind) stars the most brilliant supervillain of all time. Over the years, he has tried to conquer Metro City in every imaginable way, but […]

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Batman: The Brave and the Bold, The Power of Shazam

Alone, Batman is a force to be reckoned with. But no villain stands a chance when he teams up with heroes across the DC Universe on Warner Bros.’ Batman: The Brave and the Bold. This week, in “The Power of Shazam”, Batman teams with Captain Marvel, the superhero alter ego of the young Billy Batson, […]

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Batman 3, The Dark Knight suits up again

What?! There’s going to be a third Batman film, to follow up after The Dark Knight?? OK, OK, I know. It’s not exactly blockbuster information to think there will be a Batman 3 in theaters after the first two amazingly successful films. Everyone knew it was coming, but this past week is the first time […]