The Chicago International Film Festival will host a special rib dinner in honour of Gundam creator Yoshiyuki Tomino, Gunota Headlines reports. The famous director (who also worked on Space Runaway Ideon and Aura Battler Dunbine amongst others) will receive a Career Achievement in Animation Award from the festival who will be hosting the US premier […]
G Gundam. The name is infamous in anime circles as the black sheep of the long-running Gundam franchise due to its bizarre mecha designs and very un-Gundam story. But the series has its defenders. When it was released in America in 2002 this now decade-old debate took on a new angle. As is standard these […]
Back when I was 15 (a long five years ago), the Pokemon craze was at its height and networks were desperate to try almost any anime in the hopes of similar success. One such show, creeping onto Cartoon Network’s fledgling Toonami block, was Gundam Wing. I knew little about Gundam at the time, but from […]
When you create a smash hit, it’s natural to want to spread the hype as far as you can. As Pokemon became a world wide phenomenon, Bandai/Sunrise hoped for similar success with the Gundam franchise…..so far, Haro plushies aren’t quite outselling Pikachus. Whilst the focus of this campaign has been America, other parts of the […]
UK animation studio Spider-Eye is working on a pilot for a new potential pre-school show entitled The Rory Stories, C21Media reports. The production, led by Darrall Macqueen, is based on a series of books about five-year-old Scottish boy Rory. The pilot will feature the talent of newcomer Connor Gray and Peter Mullan.
UK network ITV has commissioned a series of Ricky Gervais’ book series Flanimals, C21Media reports. Gervais, most famous for both versions of the comedy series The Office, will write and narrate the series, which focuses on his personally imagined monster creations. The series will be animated via a mix of claymation and CGI.