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Watch an exclusive clip from the faith-based drama Generational Sins

Thanks to Freestyle Digital Media, we’ve got an exclusive clip from the faith-based road trip drama Generational Sins from director Spencer T. Folmar, which follows two brothers as they embark on a journey to seek out their alcoholic father. Watch it below or over on our YouTube channel…

Two estranged brothers are brought back together by the death of their mother. Her dying wish is to see them return to their birthplace and reunite with their abusive, alcoholic father. They set out on a journey that leads them to their hometown full of dark memories that the younger brother doesn’t remember and the older brother wants to forget. As each brother reconnects to the town and its people, they struggle to find the meaning of home, both for those who stay and for those who leave. Ultimately, they must confront the memory and the man of their father
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Longtime Voice Actress Russi Taylor on Playing Minnie Mouse and Falling for Mickey in Real Life

Longtime Voice Actress Russi Taylor on Playing Minnie Mouse and Falling for Mickey in Real Life
You may not recognize her walking down the street, but Russi Taylor plays one of the most famous characters in the world.

Taylor has been the voice of Minnie Mouse for more than 30 years, and that’s just a fraction of voice work she’s done in her long career. She’s played Huey, Dewey, and Louie in various Disney projects, Pebbles Flintstone in “The Flintstone Comedy Show,” Pac-Baby in the “Pac-Man” TV series, “Penny Tompkins” in “The Critic,” Baby Gonzo in “Muppet Babies,” and various characters over 17 years on “The Simpsons,” among too many others to count.

She’s currently working on Disney Television Animation’s new series “Mickey and the Roadster Racers,” which brings together all of Disney’s classic characters: Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, Donald Duck, Daisy Duck, and Pluto. In “Racers,” Minnie and Daisy exemplify female empowerment as they run a business called Happy Helpers. It airs Fridays on the Disney Channel.

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The 7D: Disney Series Cancelled; No Season Three

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The 7D TV series has been cancelled after two seasons on Disney Xd. Although there has been no official cancellation announcement, co-executive producer Tom Warburton (aka "Mr. Warburton") has confirmed production on The 7D has ended. Warburton includes pictures of the series wrap party, in a post on his website. The cast and crew have known since just before the new year that The 7D would not be renewed for a third season.

The voice cast of The 7D includes: Kelly Osbourne, Jess Harnell, Leigh-Allyn Baker, Bill Farmer, Maurice Lamarche, Kevin Michael Richardson, Dee Bradley Baker, Scott Menville, Stephen Stanton, Billy West, and Paul Rugg. Jay Leno and Whoopi Goldberg recur as Crystal Ball and Magic Mirror, respectively. Below, watch a video of the cast performing, at the wrap party.

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Emily S. Whitten: Oh, Dragon Con!

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Oh, Dragon Con, how I adore you! Let me count the ways…

They include:

1. The fact that even the airline losing my luggage until 3 a.m. on arrival Thursday feels like something I can roll with, since, after all, the minute I walk in I find old friends (and new) to greet me and take my mind off of things – and to commiserate, and hope with me that all of my toiletries and hand-made costume items are not lost forever in the bowels of Reagan National. Thankfully they weren’t. 2. The costumes, oh the costumes. Including my own! This year, a Harley Quinn / Jake the Dog mash-up (with hand-painted grenades, and my partner-in-crime Poison Ivy / Princess Bubblegum and bonus convertible-to-party-time skirt); Pinky from Pinky & the Brain (with my friend Chicken Boo, who is definitely not a chicken); and Helena from Orphan Black (complete with bloody fortune-teller). Great costumes I saw
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George Lucas and Danny Elfman to Be Named Disney Legends at D23

George Lucas and Danny Elfman to Be Named Disney Legends at D23
Star Wars creator George Lucas, composer Danny Elfman, All My Children star Susan Lucci, Disney Animator Andreas Deja and other beloved contributors to the Disney legacy will be named and honored as official Disney Legends during D23 Expo 2015 at 10 a.m. on Friday, August 14, in Hall D23 at the Anaheim Convention Center. The ceremony will be hosted by Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger, and will include special musical performances. There will be eight individuals in total introduced as Disney Legends next month.

The Disney Legends Awards program is a 28-year tradition of The Walt Disney Company, and the first Disney Legend was Fred MacMurray (The Shaggy Dog, The Absent-Minded Professor, The Happiest Millionaire), who was honored in 1987. The three-day Expo provides the opportunity for Disney fans to be a part of the memorable and prestigious event. Here's what Disney chairman and CEO Bob Iger had to say about the Disney Legends in a statement.
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The Best Indies of Wizard World Cleveland 2015

Super

Writer: Joshua Crowther

Artist: Bruno Chiroleu

Publisher: Jay Crow Comics

Super is a Kickstarter-funded comic that switched focus between two main characters Mark, the first, is a super-powered young farm boy (a lot like Clark Kent). The second is Secretary of Defense John Colbert. Mark pops up often in Surran, your standard Middle-Eastern war zone placeholder while Colbert deals with his family issues and the various politics of Washington. Understatement aside, Super is an excellent first issue. The story could easily fit within the pages of Action Comics, as Superman struggles with morality, and the responsibility of being a hero. Chiroleu’s art is smooth and expressive. The first issue as a whole feels very professional with one exception: Mark has a conversation with his friend Jordan. A handful of pages in the middle of the issue are dedicated to a sophomore poli-sci paper worth of dialogue on the
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From BAFTA to DGA and Everything in Between, the Latest Winners this Awards Season

From BAFTA to DGA, the Latest Winners this Awards Season

With the Oscars upon us, the awards season is almost over! But the last trek to the Academy Awards include many guild awards and of course, BAFTA! So here.s the latest congratulatory awards list of the winners from BAFTA to DGA, from Annie to Ace and everything in between!

Your full BAFTA winners (winners are highlighted):

Best Film

Birdman Alejandro G. Iñárritu, John Lesher, James W. Skotchdopole

Boyhood Richard Linklater, Cathleen Sutherland

The Grand Budapest Hotel Wes Anderson, Scott Rudin, Steven Rales, Jeremy Dawson

The Imitation Game Nora Grossman, Ido Ostrowsky, Teddy Schwarzman

The Theory Of Everything Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Lisa Bruce, Anthony McCarten

Director

Birdman Alejandro G. Iñárritu

Boyhood Richard Linklater

The Grand Budapest Hotel Wes Anderson

The Theory Of Everything James Marsh

Whiplash Damien Chazelle

Leading Actor

Benedict Cumberbatch The Imitation Game

Eddie Redmayne The Theory of Everything
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How to Train Your Dragon 2, The Simpsons and Disney Mickey Mouse win big at the 42nd annual Annie Awards

The 42nd annual Annie Awards took place on Saturday night, with DreamWorks Animation’s How to Train Your Dragon 2 bagging six honours including Best Animated Feature and Best Directing in an Animated Feature Production. The top TV honour – Best General Audience Animated Television/Broadcast Production – went to Fox’s The Simpsons, while Disney Micky Mouse picked up five awards.

Here’s the full list of nominations, with the winners highlighted in bold and red…

Animated feature

Big Hero 6″ – Walt Disney Animation Studios

Cheatin'” – Plymptoons Studio

How to Train Your Dragon 2″ – DreamWorks Animation

Song of the Sea” – Gkids/Cartoon Saloon

The Book of Life” – Reel FX

The Boxtrolls” – Focus Features/Laika

The Lego Movie” – Warner Bros. Pictures

The Tale of the Princess Kaguya” – Gkids/Studio Ghibli

Animated special production

Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey” – Voyager Pictures LLC

“Dawn of the Dragon Racers” – DreamWorks Animation

How Murray Saved Christmas” – Universal Television
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'How To Train Your Dragon 2' wins Best Animated Feature at 42nd Annie Awards

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'How To Train Your Dragon 2' wins Best Animated Feature at 42nd Annie Awards
The 42nd Annual Annie Awards were handed out on a busy Saturday night in the awards world and "How To Train Your Dragon 2" was the big winner. The DreamWorks Animation blockbuster (it's true) took home six Annies including Best Animated Feature and Directing (Dean DeBlois). While the entire Academy votes on the Best Animated Feature category, this endorsement from the animation community can't hurt in a very competitive year. Other big winners included "The Simpsons," Amazon's "Tumble Leaf" and Oscar frontrunner "Feast" for the Best Animated Short Subject honor. "The Boxtrolls'" Sir Ben Kingsley took home the award for Voice Acting in an Animated Feature Production and Phil Lord and Christoper Miller won for Writing in an Animated Feature for "The Lego Movie." A complete list of this year's honorees is as follows: Best Animated Feature "How to Train Your Dragon 2," DreamWorks Animation Directing in an Animated Feature Production Dean DeBlois,
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Is ‘Kingdom Hearts III’ set for a 2015 release?

Kingdom Hearts III

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A voice actor may have just pulled the rug out on Square-Enix and Disney as far as Kingdom Hearts III is concerned. Bill Farmer, who voices one of the franchises central characters, Goofy, tweeted earlier today that the game would have a 2015 release.

The exact quote, which has since been deleted, claimed that he and several other voice actors had been recording dialogue “for the last few years” and that Kingdom Hearts III was “supposed to come out later this year”. When pressed by fans he asserted in a follow-up tweet that “I am certain that this is what I know and have been told.”

For the legions of fans of Square-Enix’s secondary pillar franchise, this is potentially huge news. The last proper Kingdom Hearts title, Kingdom Hearts II, was released a mind-blowing 10 years ago as of this spring.
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Kingdom Hearts III May Launch This Year According To Voice Actor Bill Farmer

Since its initial reveal at E3 2013, additional news and information on Kingdom Hearts III has been very scarce, other than periodic confirmations from the developers at Square Enix saying development was proceeding smoothly. While fans have had the recent PS3 re-releases of past titles to tide them over, those eager to find out more about the long-awaited threequel have had to be patient.

Now, the possibility that there may not be too long a wait has popped up. Bill Farmer, the voice actor who has played the Disney character Goofy throughout the series and many other Disney properties for years, recently tweeted that his recording sessions for the English version of Kingdom Hearts III have been completed, and that he was told to expect the game’s release later in 2015.

Fans of the series were quick to ask Farmer if he was positive regarding what entry in the series he was specifying,
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Kingdom Hearts III Could Be Releasing This Year

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On December 9th Bill Farmer, the voice actor for the lovable Goofy, tweeted that Kingdom Hearts 3 may be coming to consoles in 2015. 

The tweet has since been deleted and replaced with one stating that the date has not been released or confirmed yet. Is it too good to be true?

In September of 2014 we got news that Tetsuya Nomura left the development of Final Fantasy Xv, another highly anticipated title by Square Enix, to focus solely on Kingdom Hearts III. At the time there was no word on how far along the game was in the development process. 

With the announcment at E3 in 2013 that the title was being developed, fans have been clamoring for as much news on this long awaited installation as possible. We've been fed a few videos of gameplay in the year and a half since the announcment, as well as been teased about the potential
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The 7D: Season Two Renewal for Disney Series

Disney has renewed their animated TV series The 7D for a second season. Airing daily on Disney Xd, the show features the voices of Kelly Osbourne, Jess Harnell, Leigh-Allyn Baker, Bill Farmer, Maurice Lamarche, Kevin Michael Richardson, Dee Bradley Baker, Scott Menville, Stephen Stanton, Billy West, and Paul Rugg.

Here's the announcement:

Heigh-ho For "The 7D!"

Disney Orders Second Season Of Hit Animated Seven Dwarfs Series "The 7D"

Disney has ordered a second season of "The 7D," the hit animated TV series which takes a comedic look at the world of the Seven Dwarfs. Fourteen-time Emmy Award-winner Tom Ruegger ("Animaniacs," "Tiny Toon Adventures") is executive producer.

Returning for season two are series' stars Kelly Osbourne (E's "Fashion Police") as Hildy Gloom, Jess Harnell (Disney Junior's "Sofia the First" and "Doc McStuffins") as Grim Gloom, Leigh-Allyn
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Disney Xd Renews Animated Comedy ‘The 7D’ for Season 2

Disney Xd Renews Animated Comedy ‘The 7D’ for Season 2
More than 75 years after its premiere, Disney is still getting mileage out of “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.”

Disney Xd has renewed its animated series “The 7D,” which takes a comedic look at the Mouse’s magnificent seven as they serve Queen Delightful and her kingdom and fend off attacks from bumbling villains Grim and Hildy Gloom.

Kelly Osbourne lends her voice to Hildy while Disney legend Bill Farmer voices Doc.

Tom Ruegger (“Animaniacs,” “Tiny Toon Adventures”) exec produces. Alfred Gimeno and Charles Visser (also from “Tiny Toon Adventures”) direct the Disney Television Animation production, with Internet sensation Parry Gripp composing.

Since debuting on Disney Xd in July, “The 7D” has been a steady performer among kids in the 2-11 set. A holiday episode of the series bows tonight at 8 p.m.
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The Boxtrolls leads Annie Award nominations with 13 nods

The Annie Awards have announced their choices for the top 8 animated features of 2014 as well as nominations in over 20 other animation categories. The Hollywood Reporter reports that The Boxtrolls received the most nominations (13) of any film followed by How to Train Your Dragon 2 (10), Big Hero 6 (7), Song of the Sea (7), and The Lego Movie (6).

Best Animated Feature Nominated Films:

Big Hero 6 – Walt Disney Animation Studios Cheatin’ – Plymptoons Studio How to Train Your Dragon 2 – DreamWorks Animation Song of the Sea – Gkids/Cartoon Saloon The Book of Life – Reel FX The BoxtrollsFocus Features/Laika The Lego Movie – Warner Bros. Pictures The Tale of the Princess Kaguya – Gkids/Studio Ghibli

Notably absent from the best feature list is a Pixar entry. However this wasn’t a snub from the Annie nominators as Pixar has not released a feature since 2013’s Monsters University. Pixar has two films scheduled to release
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"The Boxtrolls" Dominates Annie Awards Animations!

Yay! One of my favorite animated films of 2014 topped the recently announced 2014 Annie Awards honoring excellence in the field of animation. Graham Annable and Anthony Stacchi's "The Boxtrolls" received 12 nominations including Best Animated Feature. The winners will be announced at a black tie ceremony on Saturday, January 31, 2015 at UCLA.s Royce Hall. For more information on the Annie Awards, click here.

Here's the full list of nominees for the 2015 Annie Awards

Production Categories

Best Animated Feature

Big Hero 6 - Walt Disney Animation Studios

Cheatin' - Plymptoons Studio

How to Train Your Dragon 2 - DreamWorks Animation

Song of the Sea - Gkids/Cartoon Saloon

The Book of Life - Reel FX

The Boxtrolls - Focus Features/Laika

The Lego Movie -Warner Bros. Pictures

The Tale of The Princess Kaguya - Gkids/Studio Ghibli

Best Animated Special Production

Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey - Voyager Pictures LLC

Dawn of the
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'Boxtrolls,' 'How to Train Your Dragon 2' lead Annie Awards Nominations

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'Boxtrolls,' 'How to Train Your Dragon 2' lead Annie Awards Nominations
Monday morning, the International Animated Film Society, Asifa-Hollywood, announced nominations today for its 42nd Annual Annie Awards, recognizing the year’s best in the field of animation. Leading the pack with 13 nominations, including a nod for Best Animated Feature, is Laika Animation's "The Boxtrolls." Dreamworks Animation's "How to Train Your Dragon 2" followed with 10 nominations, joining "Boxtrolls" in the Character Animation, Animation Effects, and Best Feature categories. Rounding out the organization's big prize are "Big Hero 6" (seven nominations), "Cheatin'" (three), "Song of the Sea" (seven), "The Book of Life" (five), "The Lego Movie" (six), and "The Tale of Kaguya" (three). The Annie Awards also announced nominations in TV, video game and short subject categories. “We had a steady increase in submissions this year and I am excited to say it’s going to be a great awards ceremony,” remarked Asifa-Hollywood Executive Director, Frank Gladstone. “We added a new category
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Annie Awards Nominations Unveiled

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Annie Awards Nominations Unveiled
Big Hero 6, Cheatin’, How to Train Your Dragon 2, Song Of The Sea, The Book Of Life, The Boxtrolls, The Lego Movie and The Tale Of The Princess Kaguya have been nominated in the top category for the International Animated Film Society, Asifa-Hollywood’s 42nd annual Annie Awards. The Annies cover 36 categories and include Best Animated Feature, Best Animated Special Production, Commercials, Short Subjects and Outstanding Individual Achievements. The winners will be announced January 31 at UCLA’s Royce Hall. Here’s the full list of noms:

Best Animated Feature

Big Hero 6

Walt Disney Animation Studios

Cheatin’

Plymptoons Studio

How to Train Your Dragon 2

DreamWorks Animation

Song of the Sea

Gkids/Cartoon Saloon

The Book of Life

Reel FX

The Boxtrolls

Focus Features/Laika

The Lego Movie

Warner Bros. Pictures

The Tale of The Princess Kaguya

Gkids/Studio Ghibli

Best Animated Special Production

Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey

Voyager
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Disney Television Animation Celebrates 30 Years: ‘These Characters Are Like Diamonds’

Disney Television Animation Celebrates 30 Years: ‘These Characters Are Like Diamonds’
The mood was jovial and nostalgic at Wednesday’s Disney Television Animation’s 30th anniversary fete at Burbank’s Walt Disney Studios’ main theater.

The event, hosted by the International Animated Film Association (Asifa) and Disney’s official fan club D23, featured an enlightening panel discussion moderated by D23’s Jeffrey Epstein with the studio’s award-winning creative talent: Bill Farmer (the voice of “Goofy”), Paul Rudish (executive producer of “Mickey Mouse” cartoon shorts); Jymn Magon (writer of “Duck Tales” and “Darkwing Duck”); Dan Povenmire and Jeff “Swampy” Marsh (co-executive producers of “Phineas and Ferb”); Rob Laduca (executive producer of “Jake and the Never Land Pirates”); and Bob Schooley and Mark McCorkle (co-creators/executive producers of “Kim Possible”).

“Disney has perhaps the greatest animation legacy in the world,” said Eric Coleman, senior vice president, original series, Disney Television Animation. “We are so proud to take a sneak peek into the
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Emily S. Whitten: Bill Farmer Is Goofy!

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Bill Farmer, possibly best known to most of us as the voice of Disney’s Goofy for the past twenty-seven years, is an amazing talent, a hilarious person and an all-around nice guy. Bill, who was named a Disney Legend in 2009, and in 2011 was the first voice actor to receive the prestigious Friz Freleng Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in Animation, began his career as a radio DJ and stand-up comedian before landing the role of Goofy in 1987. He has gone on to voice a myriad of other well-known characters as well, including Disney characters such as Pluto, Horace Horsecollar, and Doc.

Bill’s also voiced Looney Tunes characters such as Yosemite Sam, Sylvester, and Foghorn Leghorn, and other fun and memorable roles such as Secret Squirrel in Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law, Stinkie in Casper: A Spirited Beginning and Casper Meets Wendy, Willie Bear in Horton Hears a Who!
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