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One of the highlights of Star Wars Weekends is seeing — and hearing — the voices behind some of the famous on-screen characters. »
- Justin Vactor
The world's most notable anthropomorphic fruit is continuing to make it big on TV. The High Fructose Adventures of Annoying Orange, Cartoon Network's TV adaptation of Dane Boedigheimer's mind-bogglingly popular web series, will return for a second season, which will debut at 7:30 Est on May 16th. The first TV season of Annoying Orange averaged close to two million views an episode, making it one of the most popular cable programs in its timeslot. It was particularly popular with boys ages 6-14, which is not a surprise given the young age of its YouTube audience. Season two will once against center around the titular orange, voiced by Boedigheimer, and will undoubtedly feature many, many fruit puns. Popular YouTubers Toby Turner and iJustine will return as members of the main cast, as will noted voice actors such as Jim Cummings and Tom Kenny. Season one featured many recurring and guest stars, »
- Sam Gutelle
With the success of fans using Kickstarter to fund the gestating film adaptation of the series "Veronica Mars", there's a plethora of fans trying to get their various shows on the big screen, and some of the talent is listening (like Zachary Levi talking about a "Chuck" movie). Yesterday, Funny or Die took it to the extreme by launching Kickstart or Die, with a series of projects they're trying to get funded based on series from the 90s. Honestly, I wouldn't be adverse to a movie for Sliders or Darkwing Duck, but there's also Family Matters, a one-man show with Baby Sinclair from Dinosaurs and a Wings revival. Kickstart Sliders, Darkwing Duck, Family Matters, Dinosaurs and Wings from Kickstart or Die: The Dinosaurs one falls a bit flat, but the rest of them are pretty damn great. It's awesome to see Jim Cummings in the flesh and lending his voice to this Darkwing Duck gag, »
- Ethan Anderton
In this charming Disney adaptation of the AA Milne classic, lonely Tigger (voiced by Jim Cummings) decides to track down his family tree and find other Tiggers. To cheer their buddy up, Winnie The Pooh and his chums dress up as Tiggers, a move that backfires leaving the feeling-sorry-for-himself tiger even keener to track down his relatives. Then a snow storm strikes Hundred-Acre-Wood »
Our two exclusive clips from Adventures in Zambezia, currently available on Blu-ray and DVD only at Wal-Mart, highlight the star-studded voice cast in this animated adventure. The first clip features Kai (Jeremy Suarez), a young falcon who meets Easy (Jamal Mixon) after escaping from home. The second clip features Kai meeting Sekhuru (Leonard Nimoy), and learns that he was actually born in Zambezia.
Zambezia - Exclusive "Kai Meets Easy"
Zambezia - Exclusive "They Founded the Hurricanes Together"
When a spirited young falcon named Kai (Jeremy Suarez, TV's The Bernie Mac Show) learns of Zambezia, the fabulous city of birds, he leaves his remote country home against the wishes of his father (Samuel L. Jackson). But when his dad is captured by an evil lizard who plans to attack the city, Kai must learn the importance of teamwork if he's to rescue his father, save his new friends and help keep Zambezia lizard free. »
Cinelinx drops a quarter on the new Wreck It Ralph 3D Blu-ray!
This review is based on the Ultimate Collector's Edition 4-Disc Set (3D Blu-ray, 2D Blu-ray, DVD, Digital Copy)
Video game villain Ralph (voice of John C. Reilly) decides he no longer wants to be the bad guy, and abandons his game to become a hero. 8-bit hilarity ensues. Featuring the voices of Jack McBrayer, Jane Lynch, and Sarah Silverman.
Directed by Rich Moore
I'll be honest, I was ready to hate Wreck It Ralph before I saw it. As someone who grew up during the video game arcade craze of the 1980s, I certainly didn't object to the idea of a Disney movie in a video game world. I'm a fan of both Tron films, so I had no doubt the movie would be able to capture the right spirit and feel (which it »
- email@example.com (Victor Medina)
I really don't put much stock in the International Animated Film Society's 2013 Annie Awards, which is why I didn't rush to report on their results on Saturday. One year Disney and Pixar boycott the event, feeling there was an unfair advantage paid to larger contributing sponsors, DreamWorks being the primary example. So with such a nasty stench over the event what good does it do to pay it much mind? That said, I'll be brief in mentioning Wreck-It Ralph topped Saturday night's winners with five awards, including Best Animated Picture. The awards have something like a 75% streak when it comes to helping predict the eventual Oscar winner for Best Animated Feature and as the days have gone on, it's looking more and more like Ralph will be this year's winner (see my predictions here). Pixar's Brave, Laika's ParaNorman and DreamWorks' Rise of the Guardians each took home two awards in lesser, »
- Brad Brevet
Disney's "Wreck-It-Ralph" was the big winner at the 40th Annie Awards held Saturday taking home the Best Animated Feature award. It is now officially the Oscar frontrunner in the Best Animated Film category.
Here's the complete list of winners/nominees; for winners/nominees of other award-giving bodies this season, click here:
"Brave" . Pixar Animation Studios
"Frankenweenie" . Walt Disney Studios
"Hotel Transylvania" . Sony Pictures Animation
"Rise of the Guardians" . DreamWorks Animation
"The Pirates! Band of Misfits" . Aardman Animations
"The Rabbi.s Cat ". Gkids
Winner "Wreck-It Ralph" . Walt Disney Animation Studios
Animated Special Production
"Before Orel" . Trust . Starburns Industries, Inc.
Winner "Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem" . Illumination Entertainment
"Disney Tron: Uprising . Beck.s Beginning" . Disney TV Animation
"Dragons: Gift of the Night Fury" . DreamWorks Animation
Animated Short Subject
"Brad and Gary" . Illumination »
Why have just one when you can have four! Former Annie Awards host and movie reviewer Leonard Maltin and voice actors Rob Paulsen & Maurice Lamarche will share hosting duties, along with a special appearance by long time Annies presenter-favorite, actor and animation industry professional Seth Green at this year’s 40th Annual Annie Awards set for Saturday, February 2 at UCLA’s Royce Hall. Celebrating the best in animation, this annual black-tie evening will begin with a pre-reception at 5 p.m. followed by the Annie Awards ceremony at 7 p.m. and an after-party celebration immediately following the ceremony. All events will be held at Royce Hall. “We are very excited to have our hosts share in the 40th celebration of the Annies and know they will bring great energy and excitement to this year’s ceremony,’’ says Asifa-Hollywood President Frank Gladstone. Joined on stage by a lively mix of animation luminaries, »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Hollywood News Team)
9 items from 2013
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