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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 […]

PR: First Look Images and Casting News for "Free Birds"

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Relativity and Reel FX Round Out Flock on Free Birds Eddie ‘Piolin’ Sotelo, Danny Carey and Josh Lawson Join Voice Cast of Animated Comedy (Beverly Hills, Calif.) June 5, 2013 – Relativity and Reel FX announced today that they have cast Hispanic radio personality Eddie ‘Piolin’ Sotelo (Ice Age: Continental Drift), drummer for the world-renowned […]

PR: Anime Limited announce the theatrical release of "A Letter to Momo" in the UK

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Glasgow, UK June, 05, 2013 – Anime Limited, the Glasgow-based anime licensing company and parent company of All the Anime, are thrilled to announce the UK-wide theatrical release of the acclaimed Japanese animated film A Letter to Momo. Anime Limited is a new label that brings a fresh approach to the release of Japanese animated […]

Variety on Searching for the Next Animated Hit Show

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To tie in with its Emmy award coverage, Variety has examined the different ways networks have been searching for the next animated hit, taking a look at Cartoon Network’s Cartoonstitute and the CN Shorts program; Fox’s approach of greenlighting six episode mini-series before going into full series production; and Mondo Media’s approach of searching for […]

Review: "Oblivion Island: Haruka and the Magic Mirror Blu-ray (UK Edition)": Reflections On Childhood

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The first thing that struck me about this film was the contradiction in the title. ‘Oblivion Island’ brought up Elder Scrolls-style images of gothic adventure and battles against demonic hordes. But right next to it was the subtitle ‘Haruka and the Magic Mirror’, which sounds considerably softer and child friendly. It both raises and deflates […]

PR: Nick's Sanjay and Craig & SpongeBob Top All TV With Kids

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NICK’S NEW SANJAY AND CRAIG, SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS TOP ALL TV WITH KIDS Net Lands Week’s Top Preschool Series — Bubble Guppies and Peter Rabbit NEW YORK–June 4, 2013– Nickelodeon’s hit animation lineup vaulted SpongeBob SquarePants and the new Sanjay and Craig into the top two spots, respectively, on all TV with kids this week. Number-one […]

PR: Anime Limited Announces 3D UK Cinema Screenings of "009 RE:CYBORG" Film

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Production I.G, the Tokyo-based studio that brought you Ghost in the Shell, Blood: The Last Vampire and the animated sequence from Kill Bill: Vol. 1 presents: 009 RE:CYBORG DIRECTED BY KENJI KAMIYAMA (East Of The Eden, Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex) In Stereoscopic 3D CGI Animation 12A /103 min/ Stereoscopic 3D CGI Animation […]

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