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  • ARTaylor

    Today is Saint Patrick's Day, a cultural and religious celebration held on this day, the traditional death date of Saint Patrick, the foremost patron saint of Ireland. The day commemorates Saint Patrick and the arrival of Christianity in Ireland, and celebrates the heritage and culture of the Irish in general. Marvel Comics most prominent Irish hero is the mutant and occasional X-Man Banshee as well as his cousin and rival Black Tom Cassidy. Both most prominently appeared as brothers in the X-Men episode "Cry of the Banshee". In the comics, Banshee has a daughter named Siryn who has yet to appear in animation.

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    This week, Big Hero 6 crossed the $600 million mark worldwide. This makes the movie the top animated film of 2014.


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    Cinderella Released

    March 13, 2015 by ARTaylor

    Today is the release of Cinderella by The Walt Disney Company. While not a direct remake, it takes many inspirations from the 1950 animated film that was the twelfth from Walt Disney Animation Studios.

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    Run All Night Released

    March 13, 2015 by ARTaylor

    Today is the release of Run All Night. The film features Genesis Rodriguez as Gabriela Conlon.

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    Today is the release of The Wrecking Crew. A documentary covering the Los Angeles-based group of session musicians, it features appearances by Dick Clark and Adam West.

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  • ARTaylor

    Today is the thirty-eighth anniversary of the release of The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh. The movie, actually three previously released featurettes combined with new footage, is the twenty-second from Walt Disney Animation Studios. It started a large franchise that included several sequels, television series, and theme park attractions.

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  • ARTaylor

    Just because you are enjoying the Academy Award winning film Big Hero 6 in your home does not mean the it is no longer in theaters. In fact, just this weekend the film crossed the $600 million mark. It is the twelfth film from 2014 to do so.


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  • ARTaylor

    Today is International Women's Day. Started in 1909, the celebrations for the day ranges from general celebration of respect, appreciation, and love towards women to a celebration for women's economic, political, and social achievements.

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  • ARTaylor

    January is upon us and the February poll results are in. We asked what your favorite married couple is.


    1. The winner was never contested. With 75% of the votes the winner was Peter Parker and Mary Jane Watson. The couple originally married in 1987, which was adapted into the Spider-Man episode "The Wedding". The two have been in one of the most memorable and one of the more longer lasting marriages. The recent eraser of the marriage in the comics is one of the most controversial and hated stories in comics, and Spider-Man has had more than his fair share of those. Regardless, the two have ranked among the most loved couples in any media.
    2. Distant second, with 10% of the votes, is Reed Richards and Susan Storm. The two married in 1965 and have sta…

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    The Lazarus Effect Released

    February 27, 2015 by ARTaylor

    Today is the release of The Lazarus Effect. Dealing with the concept of death and returning to life, something comic book fans should know all too well, the film features the talents of Donald Glover as Niko.

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    35 Years of Dazzler

    February 26, 2015 by ARTaylor

    This month marks the thirty-fifth anniversary of the debut of the singer, mutant, X-Woman, and S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Dazzler. Alison Blaire first appeared in Uncanny X-Men #130 as a disco singer who met Cyclops during The Dark Phoenix saga. She has since evolved into various types of musical styles and looks as well as joining various teams becoming one of the most popular characters in the comics.

    So far, Dazzler has appeared three times in animation. The first was in the test pilot "Pryde of the X-Men" voiced by Alexandra Stoddart. This Dazzler was a member of the X-Men and the kind-hearted sympathizer to newcomer Kitty Pyrde. She appeared twice on X-Men. The first was an unspeaking cameo in "Longshot" where she was Longshot's make-up artist in M…

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  • ARTaylor

    You may have heard about this film called Big Hero 6. You may have heard that the movie was the first animated feature based on Marvel Comics to be released theatrically and was the first Walt Disney made Marvel movie. You may have heard that it was one of the most financially successful films of 2014 becoming Walt Disney Animation Studios's second highest grossing film after the previous year's Frozen and the third highest domestic grossing for the company after The Lion King and Frozen. You may have heard about the high reviews from top critics. You may have heard about the numerous awards the film earned including the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature. Hopefully, you have heard that on Tuesday February 24th the film can be yours to own …

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  • ARTaylor

    Tonight was the 87th Academy Awards. Known for playing J. Jonah Jameson in multiple movies and animated series, J. K. Simmons won Best Supporting Actor for his role as the abusive jazz instructor Terence Fletcher in Whiplash. But the big news is the winner of Best Animated Feature: Big Hero 6. Directors Don Hall and Chris Williams and producer Roy Conli accepted the award. This makes Big Hero 6 the first Marvel movie to win a top creative award at the Academy Award.


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  • ARTaylor

    Yesterday was the tenth anniversary of the premiere of Avatar: The Last Airbender. The popular series launched an entire franchise that included a sequel series and live-action adaptation. It featured the voice acting talents of Dee Bradley Baker as Appa, Grey Griffin as Azula, Mark Hamill as Ozai, Scott Menville as Sokka, Kevin Michael Richardson as Tyro, Clancy Brown as Long Feng, Nika Futterman as Smellerbee, Jennifer Hale as June, Phil LaMarr as Earth King, Robin Atkin Downes as Circus Master, Tara Strong as actress Azula, Nick Jameson as Shinu, Jack Angel as a pirate captain, Benjamin Diskin as Hahn, John DiMaggio as actor Toph, George Takei as a warden, Cam Clarke as Lao, Fred Tatasciore as the resistance leader, Ron Perlman as Sozin,…

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  • ARTaylor

    Today is the release of Hot Tub Time Machine 2. The film features Lisa Loeb as herself.

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    All the Wilderness Released

    February 20, 2015 by ARTaylor

    Today is the release of All the Wilderness. The movie features the talents of Virginia Madsen as Abigail Charm.

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  • ARTaylor

    Tuesday we learned who would voice Groot and Rocket Raccoon in Guardians of the Galaxy while yesterday we discovered the actors of Star-Lord and Drax. Today, we finally got our next Gamora, Yondu, and Cosmo. Vanessa Marshall will play Gamora while James Arnold Taylor will play Yondu and Cosmo. Marshall has done several notable roles include Mary Jane Watson on The Spectacular Spider-Man. She takes over the role from Nika Futterman who plays the character on Ultimate Spider-Man, Avengers Assemble, and Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H.. Taylor was the voice of Harry Osborn on The Spectacular Spider-Man and Leader on Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H.. It will also be the first time Yondu and Cosmo are seen in animation.


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  • ARTaylor

    Big Hero 7?

    February 19, 2015 by ARTaylor

    Could Big Hero 6 get a sequel? The film has earned over $219.3 million at the domestic box office, making it the third highest Disney animated hit after The Lion King and Frozen. Directors Chris Williams and Don Hall said that they have not yet had time to seriously discuss it. According to producer John Lasseter, "No sequel will ever get made unless the directors want one and feel strongly that there is a story that needs to be told." So basically, no. There is no sequel in the works, but there certainly could be. And given the popularity of superhero movies at the moment, with even The Incredibles getting a sequel, it's not too farfetched to imagine Hiro and Bamyax returning for more adventures.

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  • ARTaylor

    Yesterday, Marvel announced the casting for Groot and Rocket Raccoon in Guardians of the Galaxy. Today, Marvel Entertainment announced that Will Friedle will play Star-Lord while David Sobolov will play Drax the Destroyer. Friedle is known to Marvel fans as the voice of Deadpool on Ultimate Spider-Man and to comic fans as the voice of Terry McGinnis in Batman Beyond. Sobolov has previously voiced Drax on Ultimate Spider-Man and Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H. and was previously the voice of Lord Tyger on Spider-Man Unlimited.

    That just leaves the reveal of Gamora. Any guesses?


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  • ARTaylor

    The voice actors for Groot and Rocket Raccoon in the upcoming series Guardians of the Galaxy have been revealed. Kevin Michael Richardson will play Groot while Trevor Devall will play Rocket. Richardson has been playing the role on Ultimate Spider-Man, Avengers Assemble, and Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H. taking over the role following the death of Michael Clarke Duncan. Devall reprises the role from Ultimate Spider-Man following Billy West and Seth Green's turns as the character.


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  • ARTaylor

    Presidents Day 2015

    February 17, 2015 by ARTaylor

    In the United States of America, today is Presidents Day, celebrating the forty-three individual Presidents of the country.

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    LeVar Burton Turns 58

    February 17, 2015 by ARTaylor

    Today is the fifty-eighth birthday of The Super Hero Squad Show actor LeVar Burton.

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    Valentine's Day 2015

    February 14, 2015 by ARTaylor

    Today is , a day to show that special someone just how much you love them. There's plenty of couples in the Marvel Universe. and both showed the marriage between Scott Summers and Jean Grey. had Tony Stark marry Julia Carpenter. is the famed union of Peter Parker and Mary Jane Watson. Fantastic Four explored the relationship between Reed and Susan Richards. Ultimate Avengers II showed the somewhat darker side of marriage between Hank and Janet Pym. Of course you can always watch Planet Hulk for the growing love of Hulk and Caiera. You can vote for your favorite married couple here.

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    RIP Gary Owens

    February 14, 2015 by ARTaylor

    Voice personality Gary Owens passed away on February 12th. He died from complications following his life-long battle with diabetes. Known for his baritone voice and as the announcer or narrator of numerous projects, Owens is known to Marvel fans as the voice of Namor on Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends and as himself on Fantastic Four. Owens is survived by his wife Arleta and his two sons Scott and Chris Dane Owens.


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  • ARTaylor

    Today is the release of Kingsman: The Secret Service. The film features the talents of Mark Hamill as Professor James Arnold.

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    Scott Menville Turns 44

    February 13, 2015 by ARTaylor

    Today is the forty-fourth birthday of The Super Hero Squad Show and The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes actor Scott Menville.

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    Abraham Lincoln Turns 206

    February 12, 2015 by ARTaylor

    Today is the two-hundred and sixth birthday of the 16th President Abraham Lincoln. His presidency sparked the American Civil War and Lincoln commanded the nation as it tried to reunite. He officially ended slavery in country before ending the war. Sadly, he was the first of only four assassinated presidents having been killed six days after the surrender of the South. Since then he has been regarded as one of the greatest presidents and was immortalized on the penny, five dollar bill, and Mount Rushmore while his birthday has become a holiday in several states. Because of the close proximity to George Washington's birthday, Lincoln's birthday is often formally observed with Washington's as part of Presidents Day.

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  • ARTaylor

    As crazy as it seems, some comic book companies still create animated direct-to-video features in order to appeal to the various people that comprise their audiences. One such company is DC Comics who just today released Lego DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League vs. Bizarro League. The second Lego movie based on their characters features Nolan North as Superman and Bizarro, Troy Baker as Batman and Batzarro, Kari Wahlgren as Wonder Woman and Bizarra, Diedrich Bader as Guy Gardner and Greenzaro, Tom Kenny as Plastic Man and Penguin, Phil Morris as Green Arrow and Hawkman, James Arnold Taylor as Flash and Desaad, John DiMaggio as Lex Luthor and Deathstroke, and Kevin Michael Richardson as Captain Cold and Gorilla Grodd.

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  • ARTaylor

    Big Hero 6, that little movie that could, officially crossed the half billion dollar mark this weekend. Thanks to a colossal run in Japan, the movie has made over $500 million internationally. This puts the film as the ninth highest grossing film of the past year, the thirteenth from Marvel, and second highest from Walt Disney Animation Studios. The Oscar-nominated film is already available for digital download and will be available for physical purchase on February 24th, 2014.


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  • ARTaylor

    Steve Downes, who played Star-Lord on The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes, announced that he will retire from radio within the next month saying it's "time to take that next step." Downes has spent the last forty-four years in radio, the last fourteen of which were with WDRV in Chicago.

    He said of his decision, "I want to make it clear that this is 100 percent my decision. Even though I still love what I do and I'm sure I’m going to miss it, I would rather end it when it’s still fun than wait a little too long. I’ve always respected the [professional athletes] who step out when things are moving great. And you know what? It’s time for somebody else to come in and give what they’ve got."

    Greg Solk, senior vice president of programming for H…

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    Miguel Ferrer Turns 60

    February 7, 2015 by ARTaylor

    Today is the sixtieth birthday of The Spectacular Spider-Man actor Miguel Ferrer. Marvel fans will recognize Ferrer as the voice of Silvermane and the treacherous Vice-President of Iron Man 3 while others will probably remember for his roles in RoboCop, Twin Peaks, Mulan, Young Justice, and NCIS: Los Angeles.

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    75 Years of Pinocchio

    February 7, 2015 by ARTaylor

    Today is the seventy-fifth anniversary of the release of Pinocchio. The second animated feature from Walt Disney Animation Studios, the film was initially was a box office disaster. However, following its release it became one of the most well-known products from the studio and the Oscar winning song "When You Wish Upon a Star" has become the iconic theme song for The Walt Disney Company.

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    David Hayter Turns 46

    February 6, 2015 by ARTaylor

    Today is the forty-sixth birthday of Spider-Man actor David Hayter.

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    Today is the release of The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water. The second film in the popular franchise features the talents of Tom Kenny as SpongeBob SquarePants, Bill Fagerbakke as Patrick, Clancy Brown as Mr. Krabs, Eric Bauza as a seagull, Rob Paulsen as a seagull, Kevin Michael Richardson as a seagull, Cree Summer as a seagull, Billy West as a seagull, Nolan North as a dead parrot, Dee Bradley Baker as Sandal, Thomas F. Wilson as an angry customer, and Lori Alan as Pearl.

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    Seventh Son Released

    February 6, 2015 by ARTaylor

    Today is the release of Seventh Son. The film features the talents of Black Panther actor Djimon Hounsou as Radu.

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    62 Years of Peter Pan

    February 6, 2015 by ARTaylor

    Today is the sixty-second anniversary of Peter Pan. The fourteenth film from Walt Disney Animation Studios, it was the last to feature the entirety of the famous Nine Old Men animators. While at the time the film was controversial due to its changes from the original play as well as the portrayal of Native Americans, it was nevertheless the most successful film of 1953 and become one of the most fondly remembered Disney classics.

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    Watch Big Hero 6 Digitally

    February 4, 2015 by ARTaylor

    Big Hero 6 is now available to purchase for download on Digital HD and Disney Anywhere. The Blu-ray and DVD will be available February 24th.


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  • ARTaylor

    Tomorrow, the film Big Hero 6 will be available to download on Digital HD and Disney Movies Anywhere. The film was a big hit in theaters, earning $208.5 million at the box office becoming Walt Disney Animation Studios' second highest grossing film and the tenth highest in the last year.

    In honor of it's release, MTV has a music video titled "Beatmax" while io9 has a video revealing several Easter eggs in the film.

    The Blu-ray and DVD physical copies will be available February 24th.


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    Brent Spiner Turns 66

    February 3, 2015 by ARTaylor

    Today is the sixty-sixth birthday of The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes and Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H. actor Brent Spiner.

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    January 2015 Poll Results

    February 1, 2015 by ARTaylor

    Another month has ended and the poll results are in. this week we asked what animated-based event from 2014 was your favorite.

    1. The winner by an overwhelming margin of 64.3% was the release of Big Hero 6. Marvel's first theatrical animated movie is one of the biggest financial hits of the year, garnered great critical reviews, and has been winning numerous awards.
    2. Second place with 14.3% was the beginning of the third season of Ultimate Spider-Man. Titled Web Warriors, the series has featured Spider-Man traveling across the multiverse and even encountering Spider-Men from the comics.
    3. Tying for third place was the release of Avengers Confidential: Black Widow & Punisher, the second season of Avengers Assemble, and the characters of X-Men joining the …
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    Kerry Washington Turns 38

    February 1, 2015 by ARTaylor

    Today is the thirty-eighth birthday of Black Panther actress Kerry Washington.

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    Big Hero 6 Deleted Scenes

    January 29, 2015 by ARTaylor

    You saw in theaters. You pre-ordered the Blu-ray/DVD combo pack. Now see some deleted scenes from last year's hit film Big Hero 6. The first features the alternate opening with Tadashi and Hiro Hamada sneaking into the Tech Expo and then putting some rocket boots on their aunt's cat Mochi. If that wasn't enough, see Fred attempt to save Hiro and Baymax.

    The best theatrical animated Marvel movie ever made will be released on Digital HD and Disney Movies Anywhere Tuesday, February 3rd and on Blu-ray and DVD on Tuesday, February 27th.

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  • ARTaylor

    Today is the fifty-sixth anniversary of Walt Disney Animation Studios's sixteenth film Sleeping Beauty.

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    Today is the seventieth anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz Concentration Camp by the army of the Soviet Union. By that time, most of the prisoners had been evacuated on a death march to another camp by the Nazi commanders leaving only about 7,500 left.

    In the comics, Magneto is said to be a prisoner of the camp. The X-Men: Evolution episode "Operation: Rebirth" featured the liberation of the camp by Captain America and Wolverine.

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    James Cromwell Turns 75

    January 27, 2015 by ARTaylor

    Today is the seventy-fifth birthday of Big Hero 6 actor James Cromwell.

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  • ARTaylor

    Today is the fifty-fourth anniversary of the release of One Hundred and One Dalmatians. The film was the seventeenth by Walt Disney Animation Studios was one of the most successful of the year and inspired a live-action remake with its own sequel, a direct-to-video animated sequel, and another remake in production. It features the talents of Paul Frees as Dirty Dawson, the villain of the dogs' favorite show.

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    Strange Magic Released

    January 23, 2015 by ARTaylor

    Today is the release of Strange Magic. Based on the William Shakespeare play A Midsummer Night's Dream, the film features the talents of Maya Rudolph as Griselda and Kevin Michael Richardson as Brutus.

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    Beau Weaver Turns 63

    January 20, 2015 by ARTaylor

    Today is the sixty-third birthday of Fantastic Four actor Beau Weaver. Weaver was the voice of Mister Fantastic on Fantastic Four, reprising the role on The Incredible Hulk, as well as the voice of Trapster, T'Chaka, and many others on the show.

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  • ARTaylor

    Today is the twentieth anniversary of Star Trek: Voyager. The fifth series in the iconic franchise saw the crew of the starship Voyager trapped on the other side of the galaxy and focused on their journey back to Earth. The seven-season series featured the talents of Tim Russ as main character Tuvok, Majel Barrett-Roddenberry as the voice of the computer, Dwight Schultz as the recurring character Reginald Barclay, John Rhys-Davies as a holographic recreation of Leonardo da Vinci, Iona Morris as Umali, LeVar Burton as Geordi LaForge, Robin Sachs as General Valen, Mark L. Taylor as Jarlath, Virginia Madsen as Kellin, Jonathan Frakes as William Riker, George Takei as Hikaru Sulu, James Horan as Tosin, Frank Welker as an alien creature, Phil Mor…

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    Oscar Nominations 2015

    January 16, 2015 by ARTaylor

    Today the Academy Awards announced the nominations for the 87th awards. Big Hero 6 was nominated for Best Animated Feature Film and J. K. Simmons was nominated for Best Supporting Actor for his role in Whiplash. The winners will be announced February 22nd at 7:00 Eastern 4 Pacific on ABC in a ceremony hosted by Neil Patrick Harris.


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