*** This interview originally appeared in Sept./Oct. ’21 number Animation review (N ° 313) *** We had the opportunity to chat with Ottawa International Animation Festival (OIAF) director Chris robinson to get this version of this year’s fantastic virtual edition. Here is what he told us: How does it feel to have a virtual event …

Japanese art will honor this year’s annual Flying 40 awards event, scheduled for Wednesday at the Japanese Gardens inside the Albuquerque Botanical Gardens. It’s a welcome return to the in-person festivities, after the pandemic forced the Flying 40 to stand in line last year for the first time since the annual event launched in 1998, …

Apple TV + has released a new first look at the upcoming adaptation of Isaac Asimov’s epic masterpiece, Foundation. The series follows a group of scientists who set out to rebuild and preserve human knowledge after calculating the date of the end of civilization. In the new featurette, David Goyer sits down to discuss how …

Netflix released the first season of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe – a reboot of the 1980s cartoon of the same name – and the series’ cast is filled with talented and well-known voice actors. From Prince Adam and Skeletor to Teela and Man-at-Arms, most of the classic characters in the franchise are …

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) – Right-hander Kohei Arihara was nominated for an assignment Sunday by the Texas Rangers, who signed a two-year contract with the Japanese pitcher last winter. The move with Arihara ahead of the series finale against the Chicago White Sox saw the Rangers reinstate right-hander Mike Foltynewicz on the COVID-related injury list. Arihara …

The Winchester brothers, Raymond Reddington, and the Devil himself are among the lucky TV characters to have found each other in cartoon form. While animated TV specials have popped up several times over the decades, the coronavirus pandemic has forced even more series – some of which you might not expect – to get creative …

As an English student reading has framed much of my life. The first books I remember The first books I remember reading are the bedtime stories that my parents read to me. While a lot of people remember Biff, Kipp and Chipper, I started with the Mr. men books instead. Roger Hargreaves’ character concoction was …

Japan achieved the biggest shock in Rugby World Cup history that day in 2015 with a stunning 34-32 victory over South Africa at Amex Stadium in Brighton. A last-minute try from Karne Hesketh helped Eddie Jones’ side end their long wait for another win in the quadrennial tournament. Japan’s only previous World Cup victory had …

Visitors holding Chinese national flags are photographed in front of the 9.18 Historical Museum in Shenyang, northeast China’s Liaoning Province, September 18, 2019. Air raid sirens sounded again in the city hall. town at 9:18 am that day. The “September 18 incident” in 1931 was followed by the large-scale invasion of China by Japan, triggering …

Full disclosure, there are certainly spoilers for Forged in fire and stars, which is the first book in Andrea Robertson’s Loresmith series, so if you haven’t read it yet, A) you should get started, and B) read only if you’re ok with the spoilers . As a note to readers, Andrea Robertson might sound familiar …