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DreamWorks Animation and Netflix Sign Original Content Deal

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DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. has signed a multi-year deal with Netflix to provide 300 hours of original programming, with the first new shows set to premiere some time next year (one of which, Turbo F.A.S.T. based on the unreleased film Turbo, was announced in February this year). The new programming will be “inspired” by DreamWorks […]

Toonzone at MCM London Comic Con May 2013- Writing for TV & Film

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Held across the Saturday and Sunday of the convention, ‘Writing for TV & Film’ was chaired by a panel consisting of Jane Espenson (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Battlestar Galactica), Brad Bell (Husbands), Christian Taylor (Teen Wolf, Star Wars: Clone Wars) and Remi Aubuchon (Caprica, Falling Skies). Things began with a discussion of the state of […]

Manga Entertainment UK reveals cover art for "Steins;Gate", announces delay for Un-Go

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Manga Entertainment have announced that their upcoming UK release of Steins;Gate has secured the original Japanese cover art, making the UK the sole English speaking foreign market to do so. Part 1 of the series can currently be pre-ordered on DVD and Blu-ray at Amazon.co.uk Additionally, the Un-Go Complete Set release has been delayed to […]

NY Times Talks with Bill Cosby on "Fat Albert"

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The New York Times has interviewed Bill Cosby on the eve of the release Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids: The Complete Series on DVD on June 25, 2013. Among other topics, Cosby discusses how the show came to TV; the ties between the show and its characters and his own life and experiences growing […]

PR: "Inspector Gadget" Reboot Tops Off TELETOON Canada's Latest Original Production Slate

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Inspector Gadget Reboot Tops Off TELETOON Canada’s Latest Original Production Slate TELETOON Canada announces two new original series, Inspector Gadget and Pirate Express, as well as the renewal of four others (Banff, Alberta – June 11, 2013) –TELETOON Canada Inc. today announced its latest original production slate, featuring a brand new CGI version of the […]

PR: MCM London Comic Con Sees Record Attendance; Show to Expand in October

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MCM LONDON COMIC CON – EXCEL LONDON – MAY & OCTOBER MCM London Comic Con may already be Europe’s biggest comic con, but the show will be even bigger when it returns to ExCel London this October, organisers today revealed. “MCM London Comic Con will be soaring from 25,000 m2 to 34,000 m2, spreading the […]

Manga Entertainment UK/KAZE "Un-Go" Blu-ray Release Found To Have Panasonic Error

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The Manga Entertainment/KAZE upcoming Blu-ray release of Un-Go has been discovered to have a playback error: “There has been a QC (Quality Control) error. We have tested the Blu-ray disc again, to find that it is not compatible with Panasonic devices. We are investigating the reasons for this to the fullest extent. KAZE apologise for […]

DreamWorks Taps Tim Minchin for Down Under Animated Musical "Larrikins"

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The Los Angeles Times reports that DreamWorks Animation has picked up writer/actor/composer Tim Minchin to help create an animated musical project set in Australia titled Larrikins (which is Australian slang for mischievous youth). The movie will center on an uptight bilby who ventures out of his safe burrow, trading his sheltered life for a musical […]

China Makes “Crood” Gesture

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After seven weeks in release, the animated film The Croods was pulled from mainland Chinese theaters two weeks in advance of its expiration date after Chinese officials apparently became annoyed that the animated feature was massively outperforming Chinese-made animated competitors at the box office. Seven weeks into its run, The Croods – about a caveman’s […]

PR: NFB Launches Free iPad App "McLaren's Workshop"

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Editor’s Choice at Apple’s App Store NFB LAUNCHES FREE iPAD APP MCLAREN’S WORKSHOP nfb.ca/mclaren-app Montreal, June 6, 2013 – iPad users can now discover the genius of animation pioneer Norman McLaren and find out how their artistic skills compare to his, using his creative tools and techniques to make and share new works of their […]

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