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PR: GKIDS Acquires North American Rights for "Boy and the World"

by Ed Liuon June 11, 2014
GKIDS ACQUIRES NORTH AMERICAN RIGHTS FOR BRAZILIAN FEATURE FILM BOY AND THE WORLD AT ANNECY INTERNATIONAL ANIMATED FILM FESTIVAL New York, NY – June 9, 2014 – GKIDS, a distributor of award-winning animation for both adult and family audiences, announced that it has entered into a distribution agreement for the North American rights to the […]
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PR: Sony Pictures Entertainment & Marza Animation Planet Partner for "Sonic the Hedgehog" Film

by Ed Liuon June 11, 2014
Sony Pictures Entertainment And Marza Animation Planet Partner To Create Feature Film Based On “Sonic The Hedgehog” CULVER CITY, Calif., June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Sony Pictures Entertainment and Marza Animation Planet, a CG animation film production company of the SEGA SAMMY Group, today announced a partnership to develop a film based on the acclaimed […]

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PR: Shout! Factory Celebrates Transformers 30th Anniversary with Botcon 2014 Live Stream Event & More

by Ed Liuon June 10, 2014
SHOUT! FACTORY CELEBRATES THE 30th ANNIVERSARY OF TRANSFORMERS WITH A TREASURE TROVE OF ENTERTAINMENT SPANNING THREE DECADES, “30 YEARS IN 3 DAYS – SHOUT! FACTORY LIVE AT BOTCON 2014” LIVE STREAM EVENT AND MORE! Since 1984, the thrills of the TRANSFORMERS saga, the action of epic battles between the AUTOBOTS and the DECEPTICONS, and the […]
A Letter to Momo

PR: "A Letter to Momo" to Open on July 23, 2014, at NYC IFC Center

by Ed Liuon June 10, 2014
GKIDS SETS RELEASE DATE FOR “A LETTER TO MOMO” OPENS JULY 23 AT NYC’S IFC CENTER FOLLOWED BY NATIONAL EXPANSION IN TOP MARKETS ACROSS THE U.S. ****** WINNER GRAND PRIZE – NEW YORK INT’L CHILDREN’S FILM FESTIVAL “Stunning!” “As gorgeous as ‘Momo’ is to behold, the film’s sensitive portrayal of a teenager dealing with grief […]

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PR: LAIKA to Premiere Final Trailer for "The Boxtrolls" at Annecy Int'l Film Fest on June 11, 2014

by Ed Liuon June 10, 2014
LAIKA TO WORLD-PREMIERE FINAL THEATRICAL TRAILER FOR THE BOXTROLLS AT ANNECY INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION FILM FESTIVAL ON JUNE 11 VOICE CAST INCLUDES BEN KINGSLEY, TONI COLLETTE, ELLE FANNING, ISAAC HEMPSTEAD-WRIGHT, JARED HARRIS, SIMON PEGG, NICK FROST, RICHARD AYOADE, AND TRACY MORGAN [Portland, OR; June 5, 2014] – LAIKA will unveil the final trailer for its upcoming […]
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Toonzone @ MCM London Comic Con May 2014: Anime UK Industry Panel

by Grant Whiteon June 9, 2014
A few hours after the Aniplex panel, the collective representatives of the UK anime industry took to the stage- Jeremy Graves of Manga Entertainment, Andrew Partridge of Anime Limited, Yosuke Kodaka of Aniplex US and Ross Liversidge of MVM. MVM announced a slate of forthcoming titles- Garden of Sinners in October, Kokoro Connect, Blast of […]

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PR: Nickelodeon Greenlights "The Loud House" with 13-Episode Order

by Ed Liuon June 9, 2014
NICKELODEON GROWS ITS CONTENT FAMILY WITH 13-EPISODE ORDER OF THE LOUD HOUSE, THE FIRST SERIES TO BE GREENLIT OUT OF ITS 2013 ANIMATED SHORTS PROGRAM Network Also Announces  Next 11 Original Animated Shorts From Its 2014 Program Burbank, Calif.–June 5, 2014–Nickelodeon has announced a 13-episode order of The Loud House, the first series to be […]
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No More Fun Time At Rainbow’s End

by Alex Beanon June 4, 2014
It is officially the end of fun time at Rainbow’s End, as the man whose company created the UK children’s animated show “Boblins”, was jailed for fraud. David Griffiths, who fancied his company InspireGLG to be the “DreamWorks of the UK” and claimed that he had worked for Pixar, was jailed on fraud charges that […]

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YouTube To Host 2014 E3 Trailer Battle Channel

by Alex Beanon June 3, 2014
One of the year’s biggest tech events is nearly upon us – the annual Electronic Entertainment Expo known as E3, in Los Angeles – and this year, E3 officials have collaborated with Google and YouTube to create a specific channel designed to showcase all the trailers launched during the event [which runs from June 10-13, […]
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Pixar Decides Free Is A Very Good Price For RenderMan 3D

by Alex Beanon June 3, 2014
After 25 years of using it to make such popular films as “Toy Story” and “Monsters, Inc.”, Pixar has decided to offer its RenderMan 3D software for free. What’s the catch? The free version is for non-commercial use only. [The RenderMan 3D for commercial use still costs $495 to license plus the $200 maintenance fee]. […]