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LA Times on Disney Animation Building’s Facelift

by Ed Liuon February 9, 2015
The Los Angeles Times covers the renovations in progress at the Roy E. Disney Animation Building in Burbank, CA, which will take about 16 months and will result in a layout that will encourage greater interaction and interactivity between members in the studio. The article notes how this renovation is the pinnacle of changes instituted […]
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“The LEGO Movie” Wins BAFTA Award for Best Animated Feature

by Ed Liuon February 9, 2015
The LEGO Movie won the 2015 BAFTA Award for Best Animated Film, beating out Big Hero 6 and The Boxtrolls in the category. The only other categories with an animated or live-action/animated hybrid film in contention was Paddington in Outstanding British Film in 2015 (which it lost to The Theory of Everything). In their remarks, […]

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Disney’s “Frozen” Takes 2 Grammy Awards; Pharrell Williams Also “Happy”

by Ed Liuon February 9, 2015
The 57th Annual Grammy Awards were handed out in a weekend ceremony, with Disney’s Frozen taking the award for Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media and the anthem “Let It Go” from that soundtrack taking Best Song Written for Visual Media. in addition, Pharrell Williams’ song “Happy” (originally written for the Despicable Me 2 soundtrack […]
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SpongeBob Rules the Box Office with $56M in Premiere Weekend

by Ed Liuon February 9, 2015
The second SpongeBob SquarePants movie crushed its competition at the box office in its debut weekend, taking in $56 million (estimated) in ticket sales. The total is more than double the estimated box office take of its nearest competition, American Sniper, which took in $24.16 million in its seventh week of release. The SpongeBob Movie: […]

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Channel Frederator to Distribute Marmota Studio’s “Fin Punch!”

by Ed Liuon February 5, 2015
CHANNEL FREDERATOR NETWORK KICKS OFF INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMMING STRATEGY WITH DISTRIBUTION OF MARMOTA STUDIO’S FIN PUNCH! Online Network to Translate and Distribute Spanish-Language Cartoon Series on its Cartoon Hangover Channel NEW YORK—February 5, 2015 — Channel Frederator Network is one step closer to global domination in the online animation space with its distribution of Chilean-based Marmota […]
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Monty Oum, Rooster Teeth Director/Animator, 1981 – 2015

by Ed Liuon February 5, 2015
Rooster Teeth Animation director and animator Monty Oum passed away on Sunday, February 1, 2015, at the age of 33. He fell into a coma after an allergic reaction during a medical procedure and never recovered. Mr. Oum rose to prominence with a video made in 2007 called “Haloid,” in which a Spartan from the […]

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Anime Limited Announces Delay For “Tiger & Bunny – The Beginning”, Selling “Gundam: The Origin” Blu-ray

by Grant Whiteon February 4, 2015
Anime Limited have announced that their upcoming standard re-release of Tiger & Bunny – The Beginning has been delayed. The title (available on DVD and Blu-ray) has been delayed from its planned release in February to 16th March. You can read our review of Anime Limited’s original release of the title here. Their online shop […]
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PR: UK Theatrical Release for “A Letter to Momo”

by Grant Whiteon February 4, 2015
Glasgow, UK February 4, 2015 –  Anime Limited are happy to announce the theatrical release of Production I.G’s award-winning film A Letter to Momo in the UK. The film will be screening as part of The Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme. Seven years in the making and created by Production I.G, the studio that brought […]

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Results For the 42nd Annie Awards Favor “How To Train Your Dragon 2”, Disney Animation

by Todd DuBoison February 1, 2015
DreamWorks Animation and Disney Television Animation were the biggest winners of the 42nd Annie Awards, which were held on the evening of January 31st in Los Angeles to honor the highlights of the animation industry in the past year. DreamWorks’ How To Train Your Dragon 2 was named Best Animated Feature and earned five other […]
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PR: Ninja Magic: Iconic Anime Hero Naruto is Coming to MCM Manchester and Glasgow!

by Grant Whiteon January 30, 2015
MCM MANCHESTER COMIC CON – MANCHESTER CENTRAL – 25-26 JULY  MCM SCOTLAND COMIC CON – GLASGOW SECC – 26-27 SEPTEMBER  Ninja magic: iconic anime hero Naruto is coming to Manchester and Glasgow! It’s official, anime fans; Manchester and Glasgow will be playing host to much-loved ninja Naruto later this year! Maile Flanagan, the voice of […]