SpongeBob SquarePants Helps Out Jeans For Genes This September

by Grant Whiteon September 8, 2014
SpongeBob SquarePants is serving as ambassador for the 2014 charity drive for Jeans for Genes in the UK. Nickelodeon’s famous fry cook and friends will be swapping square pants for denim ones in the charity’s trademark tradition, hoping to raise even more money Friday 19th September. Working to raise money on behalf of Genetic Disorders […]

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 […]

Cogswell College Presents Best Of SIGGRAPH 2014 Computer Animation Festival

Cogswell College Presents Best Of SIGGRAPH 2014 Computer Animation Festival

by Alex Beanon September 6, 2014
Cogswell College will host a two hour film presentation of the best of the 2014 SIGGRAPH 2014 Computer Animation Festival. The Festival was held in Vancouver, British Columbia last month and featured more than 500 entries from around the world. The Cogswell College event will showcase the top 30 entries of the festival. Cogswell College […]

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 […]

Hollywood Costume Exhibit In Los Angeles

Hollywood Costume Exhibit In Los Angeles

by Alex Beanon September 5, 2014
The Hollywood Costume Exhibit – featuring more than 150 actual costumes worn from movies such as “The Addams Family”, “Edward Scissorhands”, “Harry Potter” films and many others – is coming to Los Angeles from October 2 to March 2, 2015 and is sponsored by the Victoria and Albert Museum of London…

First Photo Of The Prophet Unveiled

by Alex Beanon September 4, 2014
The first photo of “The Prophet” – an animated film version of the book of the same title by Lebanese poet Kahlil Gibran – has been unveiled at the Toronto International Film Festival. The film, based on the book, tells the tale of a mischievous young girl [voiced by Que Willis] attempting to free an […]


Annie Awards Issues Call For Submissions

by Alex Beanon September 3, 2014
The International Animated Film Society has issued a call for submissions for the 42nd Annual Annie Awards. There are 36 categories for 2015 including a new category – Best Character Animation in a Video Game – and a “Special Productions” category for animation not released in the USA but created during 2014. Other than excepted […]

The Simpsons Take The Bowl

by Alex Beanon August 31, 2014
“The Simpsons” are slated to invade the venerable Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles for an event titled “The Simpsons Take The Bowl” on September 12-14, 2014 with a possibility that the gig could lead to a Broadway appearance as well. The Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra will be conducted by Alf Clausen and a small portion […]


Bat-Coaster Coming To Six Flags-Texas In San Antonio

by Alex Beanon August 28, 2014
Get on the Bat-Phone and start calling your friends and tell them about the new Batman-themed rollercoaster coming to the Six Flags-Texas theme park in San Antonio – this is no Joker! Officially, the Caped Crusader Coaster will be called “Batman: The Ride” and will feature six free-fly flips, two 90-degree drops and a 120-foot […]

Hayao Miyazaki To Be Recipient Of Honorary Academy Award

by Alex Beanon August 28, 2014
Celebrated Japanese animator Hayao Miyazaki will be one of four recipients of an honorary Academy Award when the award show is aired next year. Miyazaki is a three-time nominee for the Oscar – winning in 2002 for “Spirited Away” and nominated for “Howl’s Moving Castle” [2006] and “The Wind Rises” [2013]. Joining Miyazaki as honorary […]