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La Bomba Drops in on Springfield on The Simpsons

By Matt Kapko | Wednesday, January 27, 2010 at 8:13am

RICARDO BOMBA (nicknamed “La Bomba”), one of Springfield’s newest eligible bachelors and the brainchild of Peggy Black of Orange, CT, will appear in the “Million-Dollar Maybe” episode of THE SIMPSONS airing Sunday, Jan. 31 (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT) on FOX.

Animation Blogs

Elemental Magic - An Organic Approach to Visual Effects Animation goes to the University of Pennsylvania

My ‘Elemental Magic –An Organic Approach to Visual Effects Animation’ workshop is not just a cute little tip of the hat to traditional animation principles. This is vital stuff, that cannot be left behind, in the rush to embrace ‘cutting edge’ digital technology.

Cartoon Headline News

Weird Al Yankovic Signs Deal With Cartoon Network

By Matt Kapko | Tuesday, January 26, 2010 at 9:55am

"Weird Al" Yankovic signed a production deal with Cartoon Network that includes a live-action feature film, he announced on his blog, according to COMINGSOON.NET.


Notes from under the Otaku

Change always accompanies the new year. And The Anime Beat is no different. That's right folks, I'm continuously expanding this little dog and pony show!

Cartoon Headline News

Cartoon Network and NBA Extend Partnership for Ben 10: Alien Force

By Matt Kapko | Tuesday, January 5, 2010 at 11:00am

Cartoon Network Enterprises (CNE) and the National Basketball Association (NBA) announced today a renewal and expansion of their co-branding partnership between the league and the hit boys’ action franchise, Ben 10 Alien Force.

Marvel Headline News

Disney's Marvel Deal Sweetened With Stake in POW!

Turns out Disney got more than meets the eye with its merger deal with Marvel Entertainment. The conglomerate also expanded ties with POW! Entertainment, a company led by Stan Lee, the man who once ran Marvel and co-created many of its main characters, according to THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER.

Headline News

Illustrator David Levine Dead at 83

By Matt Kapko | Tuesday, December 29, 2009 at 9:51am

David Levine, a painter and illustrator who drew caricatures of intellectuals, athletes, politicians and others for THE NEW YORK REVIEW OF BOOKS for nearly half a century, has died, according to THE NEW YORK TIMES.

Wars Headline News

General Grievous Returns with a Deadly Trap for the Jedi Knights

By Matt Kapko | Tuesday, December 29, 2009 at 8:29am

Kicking off the New Year with a special double-dose of STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS, General Grievous emerges from the shadows to stir up trouble for the Jedi heroes, ensnaring them in a trap that threatens their mission and their lives.