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James Earl Jones Returns to Voice Darth Vader as Star Wars Rebels Begins Its Second Season on Disney XD

Jim Hill | Posted 06.16.2015 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

Do you remember how big, strong & scary Darth Vader was in Star Wars - Episode IV: A New Hope? Well, that version of this Dark Lord of the Sith -- back when Vader was at the very height of his powers -- will be front & center as "Star Wars Rebels" begins its second season.

Phineas and Ferb Finale, 'Last Day of Summer', May Not Be as Final as We Think

Jim Hill | Posted 09.19.2015 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

After 126 episodes, five one-hour specials, and a Disney Channel Original movie -- Phineas and Ferb are heading for the exit. And not because anyone in Mouse House upper management decided to pull the plug on this Emmy Award-winning animated series.

Gen Zed: The First Animated Series to Feature a Trans Lead

Sidney Chase | Posted 06.12.2015 | Gay Voices
Sidney Chase

Hilarious, witty, and full of heart, Gen Zed is completely ahead of it's time. While the future is far and wide for animation to show creator Hayden Black, every variable counts.

It Takes More Than Three Circles to Craft a Classic Version of Mickey Mouse

Jim Hill | Posted 06.09.2015 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

Disney's corporate symbol has a lot of different looks. If Mickey's interacting with Guests at Disneyland Park (especially this summer, when the Happiest Place on Earth is celebrating its 60th anniversary), he looks & dresses like this.

The End Is Near! Phineas and Ferb 'Last Day of Summer' to Air on Disney XD June 12

Jim Hill | Posted 05.07.2015 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

After 126 episodes, five one-hour specials and a record-breaking Disney Channel Original Movie, the day that Phineas and Ferb fans have been dreading since this show first hit the airwaves back in February of 2008 is now just weeks away.

Eden Sher Voices Disney's First Kick-Butt Princess for Star vs. the Forces of Evil

Jim Hill | Posted 05.29.2015 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

When Eden found that she had in fact been cast as the voice of Star Butterfly, she began bouncing off the walls with glee. Which proved to be a bit of a problem once Eden got in the recording booth.

Is Gravity Falls' Grunkle Stan 'Not What He Seems'? Disney XD Episode Answers Big Questions Tonight

Jim Hill | Posted 09.19.2015 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

It's a question that has been nagging at Gravity Falls viewers ever since this Emmy Award-winning series first debuted on the Disney Channel back in June 2012: What is the deal with Grunkle Stan? Tonight some very big questions will be answered.

Disney Television Animation Executives Attribute Their Current Hot Streak to Turning DTA Into a More Talent-Friendly Place

Jim Hill | Posted 01.25.2015 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

According to David Wright, Vice President of Casting for Disney Television Animation, this cable channel's winning streak began because DTA has made a conscious effort to be seen as a talent-friendly place.

Craig McCracken Talks About the Labor-Intensive Story Process Behind Disney XD's Wander Over Yonder

Jim Hill | Posted 01.14.2015 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

How long does it take a group of grown-ups to come up with a workable storyline for an 11-minute-long cartoon? Would you believe two days? So says Craig McCracken, the talent behind two Emmy-Award-winning Cartoon Network series.

Star Wars Rebels Uses Characters and Vehicles Designed for the Original Trilogy to Expand the Saga

Jim Hill | Posted 01.03.2015 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

When the powers-that-be at Disney and Lucasfilm decided that they wanted to set Star Wars Rebels in that time period between the prequels and the original trilogy, executive producer Dave Filoni knew that this new Disney XD animated series was going to be tough to pull off.

Nana Finally Makes It to Never Land in Battle for the Book!

Jim Hill | Posted 12.24.2014 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

Let's be honest here. You kind of feel bad for Nana whenever you watch Disney's Peter Pan. After all, everyone else gets to fly off to Never Land in this 1953 animated feature.

How Comic-Con Helped Create Fans for Disney XD's Star vs. The Forces of Evil Six Months Before Its First Episode Airs

Jim Hill | Posted 12.15.2014 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

There's a way that things used to work in the television animation universe. First a new show would go on the air. Then viewers would sample a few episodes and decide if they actually liked a program. If that were the case, then the fan base for this new animated series would slowly build over time.

FX's 'Archer' Drops ISIS From Show

The Huffington Post | Ryan Kristobak | Posted 10.11.2014 | Entertainment

As reported by The Daily Beast, FX's animated comedy series "Archer" has decided to remove the ISIS spy agency name from the upcoming sixth season. Cr...

Jason Ritter Says That Being a Blabbermouth Makes Working on Disney's Gravity Falls Tough

Jim Hill | Posted 10.01.2014 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

The Emmy Award-nominated actor, who voices Dipper Pines on Gravity Falls, has been itching to go back to the Mystery Shack ever since the Season One finale of this acclaimed animated series aired a year ago this week on the Disney Channel.

Disney Hopes That 7D 's Stellar Voice Cast Will Make Animation Fans Happy, Not Grumpy

Jim Hill | Posted 09.06.2014 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

So when Disney Television Animation decided to build a show around the Seven Dwarfs, how did they give this new animated series its own identity?

This 'Little Mermaid' Has Legs: Disney Legend Jodi Benson Looks Back on 25 Years of Voicing the Character of Ariel

Jim Hill | Posted 01.25.2014 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

It's often been said that good things come to those who wait. But no one knows that axiom better than voice actor Jodi Benson. Who had to wait a full year after handing in her Little Mermaid audition tape before Jodi then learned that she had won the role of a lifetime.

Meet The Dirty Minds Behind Comedy Central's Brickleberry (WATCH)

Shira Lazar | Posted 11.27.2013 | Comedy
Shira Lazar

Natasha Leggero, Jerry Minor, Tom Kenny and David Herman reveal their scandalous favorite lines from their animated series, "Brickleberry." They're cr...

The Adventures of Zelza Zero -- a Race to the Finish

Monique Ruffin | Posted 04.27.2013 | Impact
Monique Ruffin

Forty-five days seems like a short period of time to raise thousands of dollars, but in reality it's a long way to the end. You must have a plan for maintaining your energy, and a backup plan for when you don't meet your goals.

A Zero of a Different Kind

Monique Ruffin | Posted 04.06.2013 | Impact
Monique Ruffin

There's a little over a month left in the Kickstarter campaign, and the excitement is growing about The Adventures of Zelza Zero & Friends becoming an...

Black Doctors See Hope In TV's 'Doc McStuffins'

AP | LYNN ELBER | Posted 08.12.2012 | Black Voices

LOS ANGELES — A pig-tailed girl whose favorite accessory is a pink stethoscope has become a symbol of pride and hope for black women in medicine...

Law, Sausages & Kidvid: One of These Things Is Not Like the Others

David Kleeman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
David Kleeman

The gap between producers' claims of educational efficacy and a consistent standard for assessing those claims, especially for preschool media, is today's primary battleground in children's media.

"The Life & Times Of Tim" Creator, Steve Dildarian, Explains How He Went From Ad Man To Animator

Katla McGlynn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Katla McGlynn

Dildarian's actual speaking voice - very reminiscent of Ray Romano (sorry, Steve) - is the same as Tim's, and they look so similar that you wonder if he and Tim are essentially the same person.

"Ugly Americans": New Animated Series To Hit Comedy Central This Spring (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

New York City may not be as scary as it was in the 70's and 80's, but Comedy Central's new animated series Ugly Americans shows us a whole new way for...