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Review: "Rozen Maiden Overture" (UK Edition): All Dolled Up

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Much like the world of .hack//, I’m a novice when it comes to Rozen Maiden. The gist of the story (which is vaguely covered in this two episode supplemental OVA) involves a Japanese teenage shut in named Jun sharing his home with a collection of living antique dolls. All granted souls by their mysterious ‘Father’ […]

PR: Wallace & Gromit Connect With Google+ This Festive Season

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Wallace and Gromit have teamed up with Google to star in a festive video that aims to connect family and friends this holiday season. Appearing together with a number of other Aardman Animation characters for the first time, the video features Wallace and Gromit in a Google+ Hangout with Trixie and Captain Cuddlepuss from Creature Comforts, Shaun the Sheep and Ginger from Chicken Run. A Google+ Hangout is a multi­person video chat that support up to 10 people at the same time. They’re a fun way to relax and hang out with friends and family when you’re online. For families that are spread out over cities or even countries, it can be a challenge to get everyone together during the holidays. You can create a Google+ Hangout for your family to open presents together, sing carols or just catch up face­to­face­to­face. Google has added a little holiday cheer to Hangouts invites with a personalised Wallace and Gromit video invitation to be sent to your family and friends, To get started go to g.co/familyhangouts When you are participating in a Hangout, you can use the Holiday Effects app to put on a Santa hat, reindeer antlers or even Wallace’s icon tank top. Cristian Cussen, Head of Marketing, Google+, Europe, Middle East & Africa says: “We are thrilled to see Wallace and Gromit use a Google+ Hangout to join the rest of the Aardman family for the very first time. We would love for families and friends everywhere to easily connect over the holidays. For those who can’t make it home this year, they can still spend the holidays together through Google+ Hangouts.”   Merlin Crossingham, Creative Director for Wallace and Gromit says: “There is nothing like getting together with your family at Christmas, and having worked with all of these characters over many years that is exactly how this project felt to me. Seeing all of the Aardman characters coming together for the first time is something we are sure our fans the world over will absolutely love.” ================== Fun Facts For the 1 minute film we created 3 minutes 54 seconds of animation, as once a character appears on the main window they continue […]

PR: Aardman And Chillingo Launch Final Episode For Home Sheep Home 2!

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 BRISTOL UK, Wednesday 5th December – Aardman and Chillingo today announced the launch of the latest episode in the Home Sheep Home 2 suite, the award winning game which has achieved over 75 million plays to date. The release of the new episode coincides with the launch of an exclusive new Mac OS version, on […]

Review: "Fairy Tail Part 4" (UK Edition): Armour Ready For More!

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The previous volume of Fairy Tail raised suspicions that the spell was broken on me: more David Blaine then Dynamo. Luckily Volume 4 proves that the wizards have still got it. Continuing on our heroes are making their way through the Tower of Heaven, an evil structure constructed by Erza’s former friend Jellal. The story […]

PR: Aardman Creates Homeware Heaven For Urbanara

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BRISTOL, UK Tuesday 27th November – Aardman Animations have partnered with BBDO Proximity to create a stunning new ad for URBANARA, a European online homewares brand who’s ethos is to provide high-quality items for the home, without the sky-high price tag. URBANARA sources beautiful homewares from around the world, directly from the people who make […]

PR: Aardman Create Something Special For Cbeebies With The New Tumble Tapp Game!

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Bristol, UK Tuesday 20th November – Aardman Digital today announce the launch of a fun and engaging mobile-browser game created for the BAFTA award winning CBeebies’ show Something Special. Something Special is a simple, fun and informative show and each programme focuses on aspects of the children’s world about them and is specifically aimed at […]

New "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" Episodes Resume In UK with New Day and Time on November 24, 2012

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After a short break Nickelodeon UK will resume showing new episodes of the latest Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series, with ‘Never Say Xever’ airing Saturday 24th November at 9:30am. Previously episodes had aired Mondays at 5pm, two days after their US premiere. The day will also see a special advance UK release of the new […]

Voice Actor Panel At MCM Expo London October 2012

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On Sunday 28th October, MCM Expo London held host to a quintet of voice acting talent-  Liam O’Brien (Gaarra in Naruto, Jushiro Ukitake in Bleach), Adam Howden (Dragon Age II, Fable III, Star Wars: The Old Republic, The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn game), Courtenay Taylor (Resident Evil, Mass Effect 3, Saints […]

PR: Aardman Digital Create Brand New Game For Cartoon Network's The Amazing World Of Gumball

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Bristol, UK Monday 19th November – Aardman Digital have produced an exciting new online game for The Amazing World of Gumball, the award-winning animated series produced by Cartoon Network’s European development studio and broadcast globally on Cartoon Network. The Amazing World of Gumball tells the story of an extra-ordinary suburban family who just happen to […]

Review: "Ninja Scroll" (UK Theatrical Screening): Art of the Ninja

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Ninja Scroll is a feature held as a classic amongst the echelons of Japanese animation fans. Unfortunately, here in the UK it is also linked to an urban legend of it all being ‘violent animated pornography’. I remember buying into these inaccurate slurs in my childhood and vowing I’d stay well away from the stuff […]

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