Japanese station BS 11 will air a special two-hour programme Keishou! The World Of Mobile Suit Gundam: Road To The Universal Century. The programme, airing December 1st, will analyse how much closer the current world is to the fictional world seen in the original Gundam timeline. Topics covered will include space exploration, robotics and weaponary. […]
HobbyLink Japan, popular seller of Japanese anime model kits and collectables to the international market, is set to take a hiatus in November 2007. Company president Scott Hards states that the break is due to moving the entire company to a new specially built warehouse facility. The hiatus is estimated to last from 9th-19th.
Geneon Entertainment (USA) Inc have announced they are to cease trading as of 5pm this Friday. The annoucement, revealed in a letter to retailers, comes soon after the announcement of a failed distribution deal between the company and ADV. The letter states that only orders for inventory items or new releases up to a release […]
Wallace and Gromit are undoubtedly stars of modern animation. With four films, graphic novels and a range of related apparel, it’s surprising that a spin off hasn’t appeared sooner. One finally landed in early 2007, giving a starring role to the woolly wonder Shaun of “A Close Shave” fame. Shaun The Sheep is a series […]
Bandai Visual US have announced the intended DVD release date for Mobile Suit Gundam MS IGLOO- The Hidden One Year War. Computer animated, the mini-series focuses on a Zeon team testing prototype mobile weapons in the timeframe of the original series. Set for release on 27th November 2007 and priced $49.99, the DVD will contain […]
Former senior Europe VP for Nelvana Studios Emmanuele Petry has joined France’s Millimages as director of development and international coproductions. Petry, a veteran of 15 years experience, will oversee the development of new coproduction partnerships. Her first project will be a children’s book adaptation, aimed at five to eight year olds. [Source: C21Media]
Cake Distribution has negotiated deals to air King Arthur’s Disasters in Canada and Australia. The comedy series, focussing Arthur and Merlin’s quests to please Princess Guinevere, will air on BBC Kids in Canada and Nickelodeon in Australia. The show currently airs in a number of countries including the UK, Italy and Latin America. [Source: C21Media]