3D animated children series Erky Perky has been licensed for several global territories. The series, produced by CCI Entertainment/ Ambience Entertainment, has licensed the series to networks including Sopresa in America, TV2 in Denmark, HBO in Asia and SRC in Canada. Plans for further territories are underway. [Source: C21Media]
Fox has launched a new initiative to seed its schedule with possible new animated series, The Hollywood Reporter says. The network and corporate sibling Twentieth Century Fox TV have launched Fox Inkubation, a division that will fund two-minute films by aspiring animation writer/producers instead of ordering scripts from them. Successful shorts may be developed as […]
Wallace & Gromit’s wooly chum now has a third DVD collection out. Returning with a further eight episodes of claymation slapstick, Shaun, Bitzer and all their friends prove that them there country folk know how to have a good time. The focus is still on voiceless comedy escapes, hanging on a seven-minute premise. As with […]
Bandai is set to raise the price of merchandise in their popular Gundam model kit line, Gunota Headlines reports. The move, expected to increase prices by 10-20%, is stated to be due to the rise in the price of oil used in the plastic the kits are produced from.
Ireland-based Brown Bag Films have appointed Alan Gregg as VP of international production for its new Toronto office. Gregg previously worked for Alliance Atlantis, producing shows such as Lunar Jim, Ace Lightning and Dragon Booster. [Source:C21Media]
Shaun the Sheep returns with more claymation episodes full of comedic wit in a second DVD, Off the Baa. Like the first DVD release, Shape Up With Shaun, it presents eight episodes with a total running time of a little over an hour. The quality of the selections varies: whilst none are terrible or skippable, […]
Gunota Headlines have posted a round up of recent Mobile Suit Gundam 00 collectable news. Included is mention that the series’ model kits have sales up 120% compared to predecessor Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Destiny. The round up also includes spoilers for upcoming events in the series, gained from merchandising announcements.
Transformers, more than meets the eye. Transformers, robots in disguise. Autobots wage their battle to destroy the evil forces of the Decepticons. A set of timeless lyrics that tells you perhaps all you need to know about the Transformers concept. However, as this franchise (now over twenty years old) has grown, keeping things simple perhaps […]
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.