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PR: Aardman and NFTS Drive Animation Industry Internship Scheme, UK Powerhouses Join Forces To Develop Homegrown Industry Talent

by Grant Whiteon September 8, 2014
Aardman Animations / NFTS Character Animation course reel Sept – Nov 2013 from Katie Daniels on Vimeo. AARDMAN AND NFTS DRIVE ANIMATION INDUSTRY INTERNSHIP SCHEME UK POWERHOUSEs JOIN FORCES TO DEVELOP HOMEGROWN INDUSTRY TALENT Monday 8th september Following the success of last year’s inaugural Certificate in Character Animation, Aardman and The NFTS are running the […]
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PR: Anime ace Shinichiro Watanabe to star at MCM London Comic Con

by Grant Whiteon September 5, 2014
MCM LONDON COMIC CON – EXCEL LONDON – 24-26 OCTOBER   Anime ace Shinichiro Watanabe to star at MCM London Comic Con   Top anime director Shinichiro Watanabe will be the Anime Guest of Honour at October’s MCM London Comic Con, show organisers have announced. Famed as the director of  critically-acclaimed series such as Cowboy […]

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The New MOBA Strife Aims at Minimizing MOBA Toxicity

by Grant Whiteon September 4, 2014
The new MOBA Strife is currently in Open Beta. Matt Dannevik of Polaris interviewed the S2 Games team recently on the PAX Prime floor. Strife pits two teams of players against one another with the goal being to destroy the central structure of your opponents’ base. The game strives to reduce the toxicity of MOBAs […]
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PR: Prepare To Loaf Out Loud As Nickelodeon UK Delivers New Animation 'Breadwinners'

by Grant Whiteon August 20, 2014
  PREPARE TO LOAF OUT LOUD AS NICKELODEON DELIVERS NEW ANIMATION BREADWINNERS Expect hilarious escapades, high energy and booty-shaking music in plucky new series Breadwinners, premiering on Monday 22nd September at 4:30pm only on Nicktoons London, 20th August 2014 – New animated comedy Breadwinners follows SwaySway and Buhdeuce, two hilarious ducks who operate a bread […]

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Review: "Divergent (UK Edition)": Chooses Wisely Where Others Regret

by Grant Whiteon August 11, 2014
There’s a pearl of wisdom that says there are specific types of fiction one needs to sample at set points in their life. In particular, young adults are recommended to immerse themselves in stories about loss, sacrifice, and exactly what is at stake in maintaining a just society. This is arguably when we as people […]
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Review: "Mardock Scramble: The Third Exhaust (UK Edition)": Puts All Its Eggs In One Basket

by Grant Whiteon August 8, 2014
It’s become something of a pocket tradition since 2012 for me to review each successive film in the Mardock Scramble animated trilogy. I went into the series absolutely blind and found something that while fairly dark was also oddly engrossing. Of course with this being the third consecutive summer, it means we’re now at the […]

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'The Legend of Korra- Book 2: Spirits' Premieres In UK 30th July

by Grant Whiteon July 29, 2014
Per Nickelodeon UK’s listing page, the first episode of Avatar: The Legend of Korra will premiere in the country on the main Nickelodeon channel 30th July at 8:30pm. Subtitled ‘Spirits’, the second ‘book’ continues the adventures of new Avatar Korra and her friends as their reality is drawn into conflict with the parallel spirit world. […]
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Review: "Ashens and the Quest for the GameChild (UK DVD Release)": The Long Awaited Vindication of Louis Le Prince

by Grant Whiteon July 23, 2014
Hello! Ashens And The Quest For The GameChild! Available on DVD and Blu-ray. Collect them all! Ok, let’s stop this. Clearly I am not a brown sofa patch on the man himself, nor is this a video review (though I am British and live in a house in East Anglia with too much plastic tat). […]

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PR: Deki and Aardman Animations present the story of ‘Brigitte, Bruno and Ben’

by Grant Whiteon July 21, 2014
21st July 2014 – Aardman Animations and Bristol Charity ‘Deki’ today release a special 70 second film entitled ‘Brigitte, Bruno and Ben’. The film created by the makers of Wallace & Gromit demonstrates through animation how a loan of just £10 can change the lives of an entire family in the developing world. “Brigitte, Bruno […]
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Review: "Strange Hill High (UK Edition)": Puppet Ghoul School Fun

by Grant Whiteon July 21, 2014
Josh Weinstein is the co-creator and show runner of Strange Hill High, an interesting case of an American industry veteran steering a British production. Many will remember Weinstein working with Bill Oakley to run what is seen by many as the final leg of the ‘golden age’ of The Simpsons. Airing on CBBC (who seem to […]