Author: Marlene

Miyazaki’s singular ‘Lupin the 3rd: The Castle of Cagliostro’ screens twice in September

For American anime fans who need end-of-summer salvation, know that a guardian angel has your back. The Hayao Miyazaki opus “Lupin the 3rd: The Castle of Cagliostro” enjoys a second coming! Maybe the blessed event is destined for a hallowed location near you! Thanks to acclaimed Sega-Sammy subsidiary TMS Entertainment, plus distributors ELEVEN ARTS Anime… Continue reading

Big ‘Boom’ in Bentonville

Bentonville Film Festival (BFF) are fast friends. As proof, this duo fuses forces for explosive fun on Friday, May 5 in Bentonville, Arkansas. The public is hereby invited. Now 3 years old, BFF is the brainchild of American retail juggernaut Walmart and Oscar-winning actor Geena Davis (“Thelma & Louise,” “Beetlejuice,” “Stuart Little”). For its 2017… Continue reading

Two new Disney books that glitter are gold

Dear Disney Publishing, Thank You for Being a Friend!* You’ve opened A Whole New World!** No April fool’s gold here: “Disney Aladdin: A Whole New World – The Road to Broadway and Beyond” and “Art of Coloring The Golden Girls” are book equivalents of bling! As follow up to its 2016 retail bonanza, Disney Publishing… Continue reading

A Disney gift for every geek!

Santa’s erudite elves, particularly those working the Disney beat, have outdone themselves this year! The current Disney literary (a.k.a. Disney Publishing Worldwide or Disney Book Group) offerings – from Disney Editions, Disney Press, Hyperion, Marvel Kids, and others of their ilk – are an impressive bunch. The 2016 Disney reading list ranges from splashy coffee… Continue reading

‘Sonic Boom’ season 2 kicks bot

Blazing hot on the heels of Sonic the Hedgehog movie news comes a big announcement about ‘Sonic Boom.’ In basic terms, team Sonic is speeding back to kick more bot. The second season of CG series ‘Sonic Boom™,’ starring SEGA’s iconic Sonic the Hedgehog™, will premiere on Boomerang in the USA. The launch date is… Continue reading

‘Producing Animation’ and other indoor sports

Ye olde Animation Examiner (i.e., Marlene Sharp, animation columnist from the now-defunct AXS news outlet Examiner.com) has run the cartoon gauntlet lately. Besides the search for a new publishing platform, she has experienced the usual day-to-day challenges of a pro kids’ content collaborator, including head scratching, nail biting, stomach churning, and of course, putting one’s… Continue reading