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Freelance Modeler Killed in Transformers Toy Shelf Collapse

Freelance Modeler Killed in Transformers Toy Shelf Collapse

Bob Lincoln April 8, 2012 1

Lance “BumbleBee” McGowan, a 29 year old freelance 3D modeler and comic book artist, was tragically killed last Friday, when his entire Transformers toy collection, housed on several 5-foot glass shelves, fell on him.... 

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Teletoon Gives Series to Mediocre Animator Just To Shut Him Up

Teletoon Gives Series to Mediocre Animator Just To Shut Him Up

Bob Lincoln April 8, 2012 6

Fed up with constant phone calls to development execs, rambling misspelled blog posts and obnoxious drunken rants at film festivals, Canadian broadcaster Teletoon has signed mediocre Toronto animator Colin McKenzie to write, produce and.... 

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Syfy Appoints Noted CryptoZoologist as Head of Original Movie Naming

Syfy Appoints Noted CryptoZoologist as Head of Original Movie Naming

Bob Lincoln April 8, 2012 0

Reflecting the successful convergence of Syfy’s original movie production programming and the fantastic world of cryptid legendry, the channel this past Wednesday named world-renown cryptozoologist Dr. Colin Kraken-Daft to the newly created development position.... 

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California Lawmakers OK Exec-Led Prayers at Studios

California Lawmakers OK Exec-Led Prayers at Studios

Bob Lincoln April 8, 2012 0

The California State Legislature has overwhelmingly approved a bill that would allow senior executive-led prayer at entertainment studios, according to a Sacramento Bee report. Introduced by Burbank Councilwoman Maria Key-Freym and known as the.... 

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Alleged $285 Plot to Steal <i>Mars Needs Moms</i> DVDs Foiled

Alleged $285 Plot to Steal Mars Needs Moms DVDs Foiled

Bob Lincoln April 5, 2012 0

Two men are in custody after they were apprehended stealing 40 palettes of Mars Needs Moms DVDs, worth an estimated $285.00, from the shipping dock of a Texarkana Walmart. The pair planned to rob.... 

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Images Reportedly Show Extensive North Korean Preparations for Doctor Who Convention

Images Reportedly Show Extensive North Korean Preparations for Doctor Who Convention

Bob Lincoln April 4, 2012 0

Recent satellite images of a North Korean military complex show what appear to be rows of Tardises lined up next to a flatbed truck filled with Daleks, alongside other evidence of extensive and accelerated.... 

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Top Chinese Court Backs Steep Fee Increase for DVD Piracy Licenses

Top Chinese Court Backs Steep Fee Increase for DVD Piracy Licenses

Bob Lincoln April 3, 2012 3

The Supreme People’s Court in Beijing ruled on Monday that the government was justified in increasing the annual license fee charged owners of shops that sell pirated DVDs and software programs.  At issue was.... 

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Exec Miraculously Rescued from Unscheduled MIPtv Pitch Meeting

Exec Miraculously Rescued from Unscheduled MIPtv Pitch Meeting

Bob Lincoln April 2, 2012 1

A Canal + development exec, trapped against a hallway support beam for more than 15 minutes in conversation with a Bollywood producer pitching a kid’s animated TV special, was miraculously rescued yesterday by members.... 

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Nobel Peace Laureates Say No to Anime

Nobel Peace Laureates Say No to Anime

Bob Lincoln April 1, 2012 0

The Dalai Lama and 40 other Nobel laureates gathered near ground zero of the bombing of Hiroshima to call on people from around the world to support an end to Anime. The inaugural 2-day.... 

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Putin Blames Archer for Unrest

Putin Blames Archer for Unrest

Bob Lincoln April 1, 2012 2

Russian President Vladimir Putin has blamed Western provocateurs including ISIS agent Sterling Archer for heated opposition protests in Moscow.  Putin claimed activists were given “signals” by foreign agents after recent Parliamentary elections. Putin is.... 

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Olbermann Joins Cartoon Network to Anchor New Primetime Nightly Newscast

Olbermann Joins Cartoon Network to Anchor New Primetime Nightly Newscast

Bob Lincoln April 1, 2012 3

In an unprecedented move sure to ripple throughout Hollywood, Cartoon Network has lured top controversial commentator Keith Olbermann to anchor their new nightly primetime national news broadcast.  Coming on the heels of Olbermann’s messy.... 

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TV Animation Producers Taking Diverse Measures to Ensure Long-Term Profitability

TV Animation Producers Taking Diverse Measures to Ensure Long-Term Profitability

Bob Lincoln April 1, 2012 0

With MIPTV starting today, an independent market research firm has released the results of its most recent television animation production industry survey.  According to Copenhagen-based market research firm International Institute for a Better Tomorrow,.... 

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Banks on High Alert after <i>Hoodwinked 3</i> Finance Attempt

Banks on High Alert after Hoodwinked 3 Finance Attempt

Bob Lincoln April 1, 2012 0

Banks were on high alert across Europe and Asia after Volker van Volk, chief executive of EuroBank Potsdam, was targeted by a producer attempting to secure funding for a third Hoodwinked movie. Police and.... 

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Dutch Tax Incentives Fail to Spur Animation Production

Dutch Tax Incentives Fail to Spur Animation Production

Bob Lincoln April 1, 2012 0

Despite a 5-year stimulus plan aimed at spurring growth in the Dutch animation and visual effects industries, tax incentives and production-matching funds have failed to generate any discernible increase in production capacity or job.... 

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European Web Toon Distributers Fined €85 for Price Fixing

European Web Toon Distributers Fined €85 for Price Fixing

Bob Lincoln April 1, 2012 0

A French competitive business watchdog has imposed its largest web toon distributor price fixing fine in history on four of the biggest European web entertainment portals after it found they worked together to fix.... 

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