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Nick to Develop Comic-Con Pitch

Nickelodeon has greenlit an original animated short called Cupcakery of Doom, which was pitched to the network at its first-ever open call during San Diego Comic-Con last month. After ... Continue Reading →
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Talking Villainy With Ian McKellen

Those who have had a long-term relationship with the San Diego Comic-Con, whose 2014 incarnation wrapped last week, know that what began as a celebration of popular graphic art began ... Continue Reading →
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The Early Hanna-Barbera, a la Benedict

San Diego Comic Con is once more upon us, offering a virtual Roman coliseum packed with all things pop culture. For baby boomer toonheads, there will be one bright spot (well, probably ... Continue Reading →
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‘LBX’ Kicks Off on Nick August 24

Nickelodeon will host the U.S. debut of popular anime franchise Little Battlers eXperience — or LBX — on Sunday, August 24 at 10 a.m. ET. The premiere was announced by Dentsu ... Continue Reading →
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‘Kells’ Art Book, ‘Song of the Sea’ Preview at Comic-Con

Acclaimed independent Irish studio Cartoon Saloon will be launching their new film art book Designing The Secret of Kells at San Diego Comic-Con, as well as presenting never-before-seen ... Continue Reading →
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Remembering Ray

In 2002 I received a call from my editor at the Los Angeles Times, asking if I would be interested in interviewing Ray Harryhausen. After ascertaining who I had to kill to get such ... Continue Reading →
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Brutal ‘Metalocalypse’ Plans for Comic-Con

Adult Swim will be hosting a massive fan concert featuring the Death Metal stars of hit show Metalocalypse, Dethklok, during the San Diego Comic-Con next month. The show is set to take ... Continue Reading →
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Maggie Simpson to Star in 3-D Animated Short

The youngest star of The Simpsons family, Maggie, who had the distinction of being voiced by the late Elizabeth Taylor in one episode, will star in her own animated short this summer. ... Continue Reading →