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Magruder’s ‘M.F.K.’ Wins First Dwayne McDuffie Award

Nilah Magruder’s web comic M.F.K. became the first-ever recipient of the Dwayne McDuffie Award for Diversity, presented at Long Beach Comics Expo. The award is named after Dwayne ... Continue Reading →
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Backstage at the Oscars: Disney Sweeps, ‘Interstellar’ Soars

In a bit of a surprise, Disney’s Big Hero 6 took home the best animated feature Oscar last night, making it two in a row in the John Lasseter era following Frozen, and the Mouse ... Continue Reading →
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Spidey Gets Reboot, Joins Marvel Cinematic Universe

The rumors are true: Spider-Man is joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Sony will continue to control the feature film rights to the wall crawler but will work in partnership with ... Continue Reading →
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DLA Picks Up PGS Titles for LatAm

PGS Entertainment has signed a deal with leading SVOD content provider DLA to license several animated hits under its representation for Latin America. Titles include The Jungle Bunch ... Continue Reading →
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‘Amazing Spider-Man’ #1, Marvel Top Growing Comics Market

Marvel Comics’ Amazing Spider-Man #1 was the best-selling comic book published in 2014 based on total unit sales to comic book specialty retailers, according to Diamond Comic ... Continue Reading →
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Marvel Unearths ‘Ant-Man’ Trailer

Disney and Marvel Ent. are teasing their big summer superhero pic Ant-Man with a minimalist poster and a trailer offering a taste of the big (and super tiny) action fans can expect ... Continue Reading →
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Shade Signs Camille Geier as EP

Shade VFX CEO Bryan Godwin has announced that visual effects producer Camille Geier has joined the New York studio as Executive Producer. Geier will bring her experience to the team ... Continue Reading →
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Casting for ‘Walking Dead’ Spinoff, Marvel’s ‘Luke Cage’

Who doesn’t love zombies and Marvel? The Hollywood trades have reported the casting of Kim Dickens as the lead actor in the upcoming spinoff of the hit series The Walking Dead. ... Continue Reading →
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‘Big Hero 6′ Opens Strong in Japan

Disney’s feature-film adaptation of Marvel’s superhero property Big Hero 6 posted the studio’s second-biggest box office opening weekend of the year in Japan — second ... Continue Reading →
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‘Hobbit’ Finale Slays B.O. Competition

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies demolished the competition at the box office with a $56 million weekend that brings the Wednesday-opening feature to a $91 million five-day ... Continue Reading →