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  • ARTaylor

    Today is the fiftieth anniversary of the premiere of Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!. The series lasted forty-one episodes across three seasons. It ran from September 9th, 1969 to October 31st, 1970 and was then picked up for a revival from September 9th, 1978 to November 4th, 1978. The show followed the adventures of four teenagers named Fred, Daphne, Velma, and Shaggy along with their talking dog Scooby-Doo who would encounter seemingly supernatural events only to solve the very real mystery behind it.

    The show was produced by Joseph Barbera and William Hanna at Hanna-Barbera Productions, becoming one of their most iconic franchises. It started a large media franchise that continues to this day. It was well known for its "bubblegum" pop music, …

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  • ARTaylor

    While the service hasn't officially launched, some areas of the world are already getting a free trial of the upcoming streaming service Disney+. Several users in Europe have revealed that the service is advertising some beloved Marvel animated series. It appears that subscribers will get the ability to stream episodes of 1979's Spider-Woman, 1981's Spider-Man, 1981's Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends, 1992's X-Men, 1994's Fantastic Four, 1994's Iron Man, 1994's Spider-Man, 1996's The Incredible Hulk, 1998's Silver Surfer, and 1999's Spider-Man Unlimited. This is terrific news for Marvel fans as of these shows, only X-Men, Fantastic Four, and Iron Man have had complete DVD releases in their home country, with some getting only a Region 2 release.

    Fans o…

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  • ARTaylor

    In the United States of America, today is Patriot Day honoring the three-thousand people killed during the terrorist attacks on September 11th, 2001. On that morning, members of the al-Qaeda terrorist organization hijacked four passenger airliners. Two were flown into each of the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York City causing their collapse. One was flown into the Pentagon causing massive damage. Another crashed in Pennsylvania on its way to Washington D.C., presumably brought down by the passengers taking control from the hijackers. It was the single deadliest terrorist act ever and the most significant loss of life for American firefighters and peace officers.

    Terrorists had previously tried to destroy the World Trade Cent…

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  • ARTaylor

    RIP Robert Axelrod

    September 8, 2019 by ARTaylor

    As revealed by his agent, Robert Axelrod passed away yesterday. "It is with great sadness that I must tell you that Robert passed away yesterday. He was a wonderful soul whose charismatic personality lit up a room. He will be greatly missed." His agent added, "Robert enjoyed meeting his fans and inspiring them to follow their passions. His beautiful and kindred soul will never be forgotten and we take comfort in knowing his memory will live on in all those he inspired, met and knew." He was seventy years old.

    Born on May 29th, 1949, Axelrod began his career as a guitarist pursing music. He eventually transferred to the film and television industry becoming a prominent voice actor. He is most famous for his portrayal of main antagonist Lord …

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  • ARTaylor

    Gears 5 Released

    September 6, 2019 by ARTaylor

    Today is the release of Gears 5. The video game is the sixth in the series and directly follows the events set up in the fourth game. The story follows a COG soldier who looks into the history of her family and finds a connection with humanity's greatest enemy.

    The game features the talents of Laura Bailey as main character Kait Diaz, John DiMaggio as series protagonist Marcus Fenix, Fred Tatasciore as Damon Baird, Robin Atkin Downes as Niles Samson, Chris Cox as Garron Paduk, Dee Bradley Baker as RAAM, and Trevor Devall as Leslie Macallister.

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  • ARTaylor

    80 Years of World War II

    September 3, 2019 by ARTaylor

    Today marks the eightieth anniversary of the formal beginning of World War II. It was on this date in 1939 that United Kingdom and France declared war on Nazi-controlled Germany and their ally Italy following their invasion of Poland two days before.


    The history of the war can be traced back to the end of the Great War, now known as World War I. Following that global conflict, the United Kingdom and France forced Germany to pay for all of their expenses during the war, even though this was a long-brewing conflict with issues on both sides. But after the war, Adolf Hitler infiltrated the Nazi party then took it over. He used the unfairness of Germany's treatment combined with racial prejudices against Jewish people to rise to power. Hitler …

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  • ARTaylor

    Labor Day 2019

    September 2, 2019 by ARTaylor

    In the United States of America, today is Labor Day, a day to celebrate the contributions of hard workers by honoring the American labor movement. The day began in the late nineteenth century as trade and union labor movements began to grow with unionists proposing the day. It was first organized in New York City with a parade while Oregon was the first state to make it a public holiday. It eventually became a federal holiday in 1894. Since then, numerous other countries have followed suit celebrating their own Labor/Labour Day. The day also marks the symbolic end of Summer and beginning of Fall.

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  • ARTaylor

    Lily Tomlin Turns 80

    September 1, 2019 by ARTaylor

    Today marks the eightieth birthday of actress Lily Tomlin. Born Mary Jean Tomlin in 1939, Lily is known as a prolific actress, comedian, writer, singer, and producer. She rose to fame as a cast member on Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In. Her first film role, as Linnea Reese in Nashville, garnered her numerous award nominations including a Golden Globe and Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. She has appeared in films like 9 to 5, All of Me, Flirting with Disaster, and I Heart Huckabees. Her television roles include staring on Murphy Brown, The West Wing, and Grace and Frankie. She has lent her voice to Ms. Frizzle on The Magic School Bus franchise. She is known to Marvel fans as the voice of Aunt May Parker in the Oscar-winning film Spider-Man: Into th…

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  • ARTaylor

    August 2019 Poll Results

    September 1, 2019 by ARTaylor

    September here and the August poll has come to a close. Last month we asked what is the best classic series. The results were varied with all the choices getting some votes but in the end just one came out ahead.


    1. Getting the top spot with 16.7% of the votes was the 1981 Spider-Man series. The series was the second to focus on the wallcrawling hero. While it only lasted one season, it was notable as being one of the first to take a serious focus on the superhero genre. It was also the first to connect to other concurrently airing animated series creating the first animated universes.
    2. Tied for second with 11.9% of the votes were the 1967 Spider-Man, Fred and Barney Meet the Thing, and Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends. The 1967 series was the firs…

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  • ARTaylor

    Marvel Comics Turns 80

    September 1, 2019 by ARTaylor

    Today is the eightieth anniversary of the debut of Marvel Comics. It was on this day that a small publishing company named Timely Comics debuted their first issue of Marvel Comics. The issue saw the debut of Human Torch, Namor the Submariner, and Ka-Zar. The issue was a massive success. This led to Joe Simon and Jack Kirby creating a patriotic superhero the next year named Captain America. The year after that a young man named Stanley Lieber, writing under the name Stan Lee, became editor.


    Following the conclusion of World War II, the company was renamed Atlas Comics and expanded into a variety of genres. It followed the popular trends of the film and television industry by expanding into westerns, giant monsters, horror, crime, and even Bi…

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  • SpecialOperationsTrooper

    Slayer

    August 30, 2019 by SpecialOperationsTrooper

    [There was a photo but a rollbacker happened]While it may be true that I didn't allow myself the privilege to wait and start at level 1 to fully accommodate my Slayer I don't regret getting allowed in near the end of the Tomb of Annihilation. The "spell-casters" made me a level 10 Champion - so before the boss room I escaped the Tomb of Annihilation on my own. (No scars, no maims.)

    I studied Dungeon & Dragons for a couple of decades while playing RuneScape and skateboarding (also I became a party animal by just being out there) - I learned of it in school and I wanted to prepare myself to play Dungeons & Dragons with all the excitement I could muster by creating my own original character. It's actually not until I quit being a party-animal …

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  • ARTaylor

    Today marks the one-hundredth second birthday of Jacob Kurtzberg, better known as comic book legend Jack Kirby. Few have had the impact on the comic book world quite like Kirby. Trying to categorize it all is difficult given the sheer breadth of his contributions. He is one of the greatest figures in comics and one of its major innovators as well as most prolific and influential creators.


    He was born on this date in 1917 in Manhattan to Austrian Jewish immigrants Rose and Benjamin Kurtzerg. Early in his life he enjoyed drawing and sought to learn more about art, becoming essentially self-taught. He learned by tracing characters from comic strips and editorial cartoons. He began working professionally under various pen anes, including Jack C…


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  • ARTaylor

    55 Years of Mary Poppins

    August 28, 2019 by ARTaylor

    Today marks the fifty-fifth anniversary of the release of Mary Poppins. Based on the popular 1934 children's novel, the film follows the adventures of a dysfunctional English family that are visited by a magical nanny who brings them all together.

    The film by The Walt Disney Company faced a troubled production due to the original author's reluctance to Disney's methods and changes. The film was a colossal hit with fans and critics. It received universal praise from critics. It was a hit at the box office, becoming the most profitable film of the year. In the United Kingdom, it ranks as the twentieth highest grossing sound film of the twentieth century. It was noted for its innovation of combining live-action and traditional animation. It was…

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  • ARTaylor

    Today marks the eightieth anniversary of the premiere of The Wizard of Oz. Based on the best-selling 1900 novel The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, the film follows a young girl from Kansas who dreams of getting away only to be brought to the magical Land of Oz, fights an evil witch, and realizes just how good she had it back home.

    The film faced a troubled production due to multiple cast changes and director turnovers. Despite this, the film was a colossal smash with fans and critics. It received nearly universal praise. The film was a hit at the box office, though due to the high cost of production it was initially a loss and did not turn a profit until a rerelease ten years later. It was nominated for six Academy Awards, including Best Picture, an…

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  • ARTaylor

    At Disney D23, Marvel Entertainment was there to talk about the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. In addition to announcing several new series, the panel gave more details on the upcoming animated What If...?.

    • The series will focus on "The Infinity Saga", essentially the film series that has led up to this year's Avenges: Endgame. This will no doubt disappoint some hoping to see series like Netflix's Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, or Punisher as well as Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Agent Carter, Runaways, and Cloak and Dagger characters join what is supposed to be one universe.
    • There are twenty-three episodes in the first season. This is one episode for every movie currently released. There's no word yet if any additional seasons are i…
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  • ARTaylor

    It's been a while since anything was announced about the Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur series being developed at Marvel. At Disney D23, Marvel Entertainment officially announced the series saying it was heading to the Disney Channel in 2020.

    The series follows the adventures of the thirteen year-old Lunella Lafayette and her time-displaced pet Tyrannosaurus Rex.

    The series is being produced by Laurence Fishburne and Helen Sugland of Cinema Gypsy Productions and Steve Loter of Kim Possible. Jeff Howard and Kate Kondell will produce and serve as story editors.

    Fishburne said in a statement, "As an avid comic book fan, I am thrilled to be involved with Marvel's Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur. Disney Channel is the perfect platform to explore this pint-…

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  • ARTaylor

    Marvel Entertainment announced the latest in the Marvel Rising series. The latest entry Battle of the Bands will debut on the Marvel HQ YouTube channel on Wednesday at 4:00 PM Pacific Time.


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  • ARTaylor

    At D23, Marvel Animation announced the production of a new series titled Spidey and His Amazing Friends. No it isn't a remake or reboot of the beloved 1981 series Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends. This will be a new series for Disney Junior in 2021 that will be geared towards preschoolers and their families.

    It will have a similar premise to the earlier series with Spider-Man teaming up with two fellow superheroes, in this case Ghost-Spider and the Miles Morales Spider-Man. The three will encounter other heroes such as Hulk, Black Panther, and Ms. Marvel.

    Cort Lane said of the series, "Preschool kids already love Spidey, so they'll be delighted to have Peter Parker thwipping across their screens in this new series. Everyone at Marvel is thri…

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  • ARTaylor

    Today is the tenth anniversary of the release of Inglourious Basterds. The film follows a series of interconnected stories set during World War II including a Jewish theater owner planning to assassinate Adolf Hitler, a group of Jewish-American soldiers going Nazi hunting, and an SS colonel hunting down Jewish people. The film is loosely connected to the 1978 Italian film The Inglorious Bastards, but shares few story elements.

    The film was a smash hit with fans and critics. It had a massive run at the box office, was famed director Quentin Tarantino's highest grossing film at the time, and remains his second highest grossing film. It was nominated for numerous awards and winning many, including several Academy Awards.

    The film features the tal…

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  • ARTaylor

    Jonathan Frakes Turns 67

    August 20, 2019 by ARTaylor

    Today is the sixty-sixth birthday of Jonathan Frakes. He was born in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania to Doris and James Frakes. He met his wife Genie Francis on the set of the soap opera Bare Essence. They began dating in 1985 and married in 1988 eventually having two children.

    Frakes is best known for his role as Commander William T. Riker on Star Trek: The Next Generation. He went on to direct several episodes of that series as well as the spin-offs Deep Space Nine, Voyager, Discovery, and the upcoming Picard in addition to the two theatrical films First Contact and Insurrection.

    His other major role is David Xanatos in the Gargoyles franchise, a part he references in the film Star Trek Generations. He is known to Marvel fans as High Evolutionary on The Super …

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  • ARTaylor

    Taika Waititi Turns 44

    August 17, 2019 by ARTaylor

    Today is the forty-fourth birthday of Taika Waititi. Born on this day in Wellington, New Zealand, the filmmaker got his start on a comedy tour across New Zealand and Australia. He started acting in a number of minor roles such as Snakeskin and The Strip before getting his start in the superhero genre as Thomas Kalmaku in the infamous Green Lantern film.

    He is more well known for his directoral efforts. His short Two Cars, One Night was nominated for an Academy Award while his second feature Boy was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival. He has also made What We Do in the Shadows and Hunt for the Wilderpeople. His biggest effort came when Marvel Studios chose him to direct Thor: Ragnarok, the third film in the series centering o…

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  • ARTaylor

    Today is the release of Blinded by the Light. Based on an autobiographical memoir, the film follows a Muslim teen during troubled times as he struggles to build his own life and finds comfort in the music of Bruce Springsteen.

    The film features the talents of Hayley Atwell as the teacher Ms. Clay.

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  • ARTaylor

    Today is the release of The Angry Birds Movie 2. A sequel to the 2016 film and based on the popular video game series, the game continues the adventures of an island of birds and island of pigs as they must band together to fight a common enemy.

    The film features the talents of Dove Cameron as Ella, Maya Rudolph as Matilda, Nicki Minaj as Pinky, Nolan North as Terence, as well as Scott Menville doing additional voices.

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  • ARTaylor

    Today is the release of Where'd You Go, Bernadette. Based on the 2012 book, the film follows a reclusive woman who disappears while her family tries to find her.

    The film features the talents of Laurence Fishburne as Paul Jellinek.

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  • ARTaylor

    Today is the fortieth anniversary of Apocalypse Now. Loosely based on the 1899 novella Heart of Darkness, the film follows a group of soldiers during the Vietnam War as they must secretly enter neighboring Cambodia to assassinate an insane renegade soldier.

    The film had one of the most notoriously difficult productions of a major studio film. The budget exploded and film schedule was massively delayed between actors' health issues, severe weather, and and one major actor being difficult. The film opened to mixed reviews though received numerous award nominations and awards, including winning two out of eight Academy Awards it was nominated for. It did well with fans at the box office. Today the film is considered one of the greatest movies ev…

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  • ARTaylor

    Sebastian Stan Turns 37

    August 13, 2019 by ARTaylor

    Today is the thirty-seventh birthday of Sebastian Stan. Born on this day in Constanța, Romania, the actor lived with his single mother in Austria before moving to New York. He started working in a number of theatre works before getting small roles on television series films such as Law & Order, The Covenant, Hot Tub Time Machine, and Black Swan with Natalie Portman. He eventually got recurring roles on Gossip Girl as Carter Baizen and Once Upon A Time as Mad Hatter. He has appeared in critically acclaimed films like The Martian, Logan Lucky, and I, Tonya.

    Stan got his big break when he was cast as James "Bucky" Barnes in the Marvel Studios film Captain America: The First Avenger. He later signed an expansive nine-picture deal to play the character. He r…

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  • ARTaylor

    Paul Soles Turns 89

    August 12, 2019 by ARTaylor

    Today is the eighty-ninth birthday of Paul Soles. The actor was born on this day in Toronto, Ontario. Fans of Christmas will likely know him best as the voice of Hermey, the misfit dentist-aspiring elf, in the holiday classic Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.

    He has had a notable role in Marvel history as being the first to play Bruce Banner, Hawkeye, Happy Hogan, and Rick Jones in The Marvel Super Heroes as well as the first to play Spider-Man in the 1967 series Spider-Man and Spider-Woman. He remains as one of five of the original cast members of The Marvel Super Heroes and Spider-Man to still be living. As a tribute to his early roles, he was given a cameo in the Marvel Studios film The Incredible Hulk as the pizza shop owner Stanley.

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  • ARTaylor

    Today is the forty-fourth birthday of Roger Craig Smith. Born on this day in St. Joseph, Michigan, he started his career as a stand-up comedian before moving into voice acting.

    He is perhaps best known for his video game roles, including prominent roles in the Resident Evil series as Chris Redfield, Ezio Auditore da Firenze in the Assassin's Creed franchise, and the titular hero of Batman: Arkham Origins. He is also the current voice of video game superstar Sonic the Hedgehog in numerous works.

    Marvel fans would likely know him as the recurring voice of Captain America on Ultimate Spider-Man, Avengers Assemble (TV Series), Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H., Guardians of the Galaxy, Iron Man & Captain America: Heroes United, and the Lego Marvel series.…

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  • ARTaylor

    Will Friedle Turns 43

    August 12, 2019 by ARTaylor

    Today is the forty-third birthday of Will Friedle. Born on this day in Hartford, Connecticut, he is the son of lawyers Patricia Joan and Gary Allen Friedle. He rose to fame playing underachiever Eric Matthews on the sitcom Boy Meets World.

    He is most known to comic book fans as the voice of Terry McGinnis, the titular hero of Batman Beyond. He's appeared in a number of animated series as a regular including Kim Possible as Ron Stoppable, ThunderCats as Lion-O, and numerous Transformers series as Bumblebee.

    He is known to Marvel fans as the current voice of Star-Lord on Guardians of the Galaxy, Avengers Assemble, and Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H. as well as Ian on Big Hero 6. He previously played Deadpool on Ultimate Spider-Man.

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  • ARTaylor

    Chris Hemsworth Turns 36

    August 12, 2019 by ARTaylor

    Today is the thirty-sixth birthday of Chris Hemsworth. Born on this day in Melbourne, Victoria, the actor is the middle child of three actors. He got his big start in acting as Kim Hyde on the Australian soap opera Home and Away. He got his big break in Hollywood playing in the 2009 Star Trek reboot film, playing the father of Chris Pine's James T. Kirk.

    He skyrocketed to fame when Marvel Studios cast him as the titular hero of the Marvel Cinematic Universe film Thor. He went on to play the role in The Avengers, Thor: The Dark World, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Doctor Strange, Thor: Ragnarok, Avengers: Infinity War, and Avengers: Endgame. He is currently set to reprise the role for Thor: Love and Thunder and What If...?.

    He has also gone on to play in films …

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  • ARTaylor

    Today marks the fiftieth anniversary of the opening of The Haunted Mansion at Disneyland. The theme park ride has guests journey through a haunted mansion where a murder and suicide took place while encountering the grim grinning ghosts that inhabit the building.

    The ride was one of the last that Walt Disney oversaw, though it was not completed until after his death. It became one of the park's most popular attractions and remains one of the most heavily visited. It inspired identical rides in Disney's parks in Florida and Tokyo along with similar rides in Paris and Hong Kong. It also inspired a film adaptation with another in consideration.

    The ride features the voice talents of Paul Frees as the narrating Ghost Host.

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  • ARTaylor

    Today is the release of Dora and the Lost City of Gold. Based on the popular animated series, the film follows Dora the Explorer as she attends public high school for the first time only to need her new friends to rescue her parents and solve an ancient mystery.

    The film features the talents of Danny Trejo as the voice of Dora's monkey Boots.

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  • ARTaylor

    Today is the release of The Art of Racing in the Rain. Based on the best-selling novel, the film follows an elderly dog as he reflects on his relationship with his owners Denny and Eve before he passes away.

    The film features the talents of Milo Ventimiglia as owner Denny.

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  • ARTaylor

    Batman: Hush Released

    August 6, 2019 by ARTaylor

    Today is the release of Batman: Hush. It is the thirty-fifth direct-to-video animated release from DC Comics. Based on the 2002 comic book arc of the same name, the film follows the Dark Knight as he must confront a mysterious villain who seems to know everything about him.

    The film credits Jeph Loeb for writing the original comic. It features the talents of Chris Cox as Scarecrow, Hynden Walch as Harley Quinn, and Tara Strong as a reporter.

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  • ARTaylor

    RIP Stuart M. Rosen

    August 5, 2019 by ARTaylor

    Stuart M. Rosen has passed away today following a battle with cancer. He was eighty years old.

    His cousin Donna Siegel wrote, "This is a very sad day for my family and I. My wonderful, colorful, fantastic cousin, Stu Rosen died this morning. My heart is broken and I'm sure anyone who has ever met him feels the same way. What a character he was. He is the one I wrote about a few months ago that I gave a birthday party for...but it was really a going away party because he was dying of cancer. I told you all that it was the best party I have ever given."

    Rosen got his start as a production assistant at the Los Angeles-based educational station KCET before writing and staring in Dusty's Treehouse. He eventually began voice directing and occasiona…

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  • ARTaylor

    Today is the twenty-fifth anniversary of the premiere of Clear and Present Danger. The film is the third in the series to focus on the character of Jack Ryan, though it is based on the character's fourth book. In the film, CIA analyst Jack Ryan is appointed the acting head of the organization only to discover it is engaged in a covert war against a Columbian drug cartel.

    The film was a hit with critics and a box office smash, eventually becoming the tenth highest grossing film of the year. It was nominated for two Academy Awards.

    The film features the talents of Clark Gregg as a Staff Sergeant.

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  • ARTaylor

    July 2019 Poll Results

    August 1, 2019 by ARTaylor

    July is over and with it another poll has come to an end. Last month we asked which live-action Spider-Man film actor you would like to see return for a sequel to Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.

    • The winner with 65% of the votes was Tobey Maguire. He was the first actor to play the wallcrawler in a theatrical film. He appeared in three films and was going to appear in a fourth before his series was cancelled. His original Spider-Man film, along with the first X-Men film, were the start of the modern era of superhero films. Also, his second film is still considered one of the greatest superhero movies ever made. Spider-Man: The New Animated Series was designed as a follow-up to his first film. In addition, Into the Spider-Verse made numerous r…
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  • ARTaylor

    Today is the twentieth anniversary of the premiere of Deep Blue Sea. The film follows a group of scientists in a remote underwater facility that are forced to escape when a group of genetically altered sharks start an attack.

    The film received mixed reviews from critics and was a moderate success at the box office. It has since gained a cult following. It has been cited as one of the greatest shark movies outside the Jaws franchise.

    The film features the talents of Samuel L. Jackson as corporate executive Russell Franklin as well as Frank Welker and Mary Kay Bergman as a parrot.

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  • ARTaylor

    RIP Gabe Khouth

    July 28, 2019 by ARTaylor

    Actor Gabe Khouth has passed away. On Tuesday July 23rd, 2019 he was riding his motorcycle when he suffered a heart attack causing an accident that resulted in his death. He was forty-six years old.

    Khouth was born on November 22nd, 1972 in North Vancouver, British Columbia. He is the younger brother to fellow actor Samuel Vincent. He started acting young, such as playing gang member Victor Criss on the miniseries It. He eventually became a prominent voice actor, working mostly on English dubs of anime series. He is best remembered as Leonardo on Ninja Turtles: The Next Mutation, Nicol Amarfi on Mobile Suit Gundam Seed, and Saji Crossroad on Mobile Suit Gundam 00. He did occasionally work in live-action such as playing Sneezy on Once Upon a Time…

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  • ARTaylor

    Today is the release of Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. The film follows an aging actor and his stunt double in 1960s Hollywood as they navigate the changing film industry while also encountering the real life infamous group known as the Manson Family.

    The film features the final film performance of the late Luke Perry as real life Canadian actor Wayne Maunder.

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  • ARTaylor

    At this year's San Diego Comic-Con, Marvel Studios announced their upcoming animated series What If...? as part of the Phase Four of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. This will be the first animated project officially part of the popular universe.

    Based on the popular line of comics, What If...? will explore various possible alternatives in the Cinematic Universe. Kevin Feige has continuously teased that one idea will be if Peggy Carter, not Steve Rogers, got the Super Soldier Serum.

    At the panel, it was announced that Jeffrey Wright, of Casino Royale and The Hunger Games fame, will play Uatu the Watcher. Similar to the books, Uatu will introduce the possible universe narrating the episodes. In addition, they announced that many MCU stars will return …

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  • ARTaylor

    Marvel Comics may be celebrating their eighty year anniversary, but at this year's San Diego Comic-Con panel Marvel Animation celebrated fifty years of animation from the original series The Marvel Super Heroes, the beloved 1992 X-Men, to the currently airing Spider-Man.

    The panel was hosted by Senior Vice President of Animation and Family Entertainment Cort Lane, writers Mark Hoffmeier and Marty Isenberg, actress Jennifer Hale, and actor Josh Keaton.

    The panel discussed their personal interactions with the late Stan Lee, offering a loving tribute to him. They showed clips showcasing some of his most memorable appearances. They also discussed his final recorded role for Avengers Assemble. Lane said, "I've been coming to comic-cons for over thirt…

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  • ARTaylor

    Stan Lee Gets Animated

    July 21, 2019 by ARTaylor

    The late Stan Lee may have been the King of Cameos, appearing in nearly every single series, film, and game for the last twenty years, but he's never been the main lead. According to Deadline, that's about to change.

    It was announced at this year's San Diego Comic-Con that Lee will finally become the star in an animated series titled The Amazing Stan. Pure Imagination and POW! Entertainment have partnered together to create a series focusing on Lee as a modern-day youngster who is a "constant dream" while he and his friends "learn to take risks, explore new ideas, and never ever give up."

    Writer Scott Peterson, of Escape from Cluster Prime and Phineas and Ferb fame, will develop the show based on the concept by Pure Imagination's chief content of…

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  • ARTaylor

    Today is the fiftieth anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. The event was the first of six manned missions to our moon, and the first time a human being stepped onto an object other than Earth.

    The Apollo 11 mission lifted off from Florida on July 16th, 1969 crewed by Commander Neil Armstrong, command module pilot Michael Collins, and lunar module pilot Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin Jr. It flew for three days until it ended the moon's orbit. Armstrong and Alrdin entered the lunar module Eagle heading for the surface while Collins remained behind in the service module. The Eagle landed at 20:17 UTC and on July 21st at 02:56 Armstrong became the first man to walk on the moon uttering the famous phrase "That's one small step for [a] man, one giant leap…

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  • ARTaylor

    The Lion King Released

    July 19, 2019 by ARTaylor

    Today is the release of The Lion King. The film is a photorealistic computer-animated remake of the 1994 animated feature from Walt Disney Animation Studios. The story follows the adventures of Simba, the prince of the Pride Lands, who must deal with his growing responsibilities of his future kinghood as well as evil manipulations of his power-hungry uncle.

    The film features the talents of Donald Glover as the lion prince-turned-king Simba, Alfre Woodard as Simba's mother Sarabi, and Phil LaMarr as an impala.

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  • ARTaylor

    25 Years of True Lies

    July 16, 2019 by ARTaylor

    Today is the twenty-fifth anniversary of the premiere of True Lies. A remake of the 1991 French film La Totale!, the film follows a secret agent whose double life becomes exposed when his family becomes entangled in his mission to stop international terrorists.

    The film is notable for being the first to have a budget of over $100 million. The film was a moderate success with the critics but a smash at the box office, eventually being the third highest grossing film of the year. It was nominated for numerous awards, including an Academy Award for Best Visual Effects, and won several, including a Golden Globe. The film was going to spawn a sequel, but after the September 11th terrorist attacks the plans were shelved. It did spawn a video game a…

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  • ARTaylor

    Today is the twenty-fifth anniversary of the premiere of Angels in the Outfield. A remake of the 1951 film, the movie follows a foster child who prays for the hopeless Anaheim Angels to win the pennant so he can reunited with his estranged father only to find God answering him.

    It was produced by The Walt Disney Company, who also owned a minority of the real life Angels baseball team. The movie was a bomb with critics and a moderate success at the box office. It spawned two direct-to-video sequels.

    The film features the talents of Neal McDonough as Angels pitcher Whitt Bass.

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  • ARTaylor

    Today is the fifteenth anniversary of the premiere of Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy. The film follows the cast of a 1970s news show as they must deal with the changing times of women in the workplace. The film was a moderate success with critics and a hit with fans. It eventually became more regarded and is now considered one of the best comedies ever. A great number of outtakes were edited together to create a companion film while it was successful enough to warrant a sequel.

    The film features the talents of Danny Trejo as a bartender and Kathryn Hahn as Helen.

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    Today is the forty-second birthday of Milo Ventimiglia. He was born on this day in Anaheim, California to Carol and Peter Ventimiglia. He got his first acting work on the sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. He worked a number of minor roles on television and in films before breaking out on the hit series Gilmore Girls as Jess Mariano. As he was born with a "crooked mouth" due to damaged nerves, he was cast as the son of Sylvester Stallone, who has the same condition, in the films Rocky Balboa and Creed II. He was then cast as Peter Petrelli in the series Heroes. Most recently, he was cast as Jack Pearson on This Is Us. Marvel fans would know him as the voice of Wolverine on the Marvel Anime series Wolverine, Iron Man, and Blade as well as Spider-Man …

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    Cree Summer Turns 50

    July 9, 2019 by ARTaylor

    Today is the fiftieth birthday of Cree Summer. She is the daughter of the late actor Don Francks and longtime childhood friend of frequent co-star Tara Strong. The actress has had a long illustrious career in voice acting. She was the original voice of Penny on Inspector Gadget, Elmyra Duff on Tiny Toon Adventures, Susie Carmichael on Rugrats and its sequel All Grown Up!, Hyena on Gargoyles, Princess Kida in the Walt Disney Animation Studios film Atlantis: The Lost Empire and subsequent franchise, Maxine Gibson on Batman Beyond, Foxxy Love on Drawn Together, Cleo the Poodle in Clifford the Big Red Dog, Witch Haggar on Voltron: Legendary Defender, and Blackarachnia on Transformers Animated. Her most prominent live action role was as Winifred "Freddie" B…

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