PR: Take part in MCM Comic Con’s 48-Hour Film Race!

by Grant Whiteon April 16, 2014
MCM LONDON COMIC CON – EXCEL LONDON – 23-25 MAY Take part in MCM Comic Con’s 48-Hour Film Race! On your marks, get set, go! MCM Expo Group and A1 Pictures are proud to present the first ever MCM Comic Con 48-Hour Film Race this May, with a second contest set for October. Open to […]
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PR: VIZ Media’s Neon Alley Launches “Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet”

by Ed Liuon April 16, 2014
VIZ MEDIA’S NEON ALLEY LAUNCHES THE BEAUTIFULLY ANIMATED SCI-FI ACTION SERIES GARGANTIA ON THE VERDUROUS PLANET   Catch The Entire Subtitled 13-Episode Series FOR FREE On Neon Alley Online Anime Streaming Platform! San Francisco, CA, April 15, 2014 – VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), the largest publisher, distributor and licensor of manga and anime in […]

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PR: New TV campaign for iglü mouth ulcer treatment by Bray Leino and Aardman

by Grant Whiteon April 14, 2014
New TV campaign for iglü mouth ulcer treatment by Bray Leino and Aardman Creative communications agency Bray Leino has partnered with Aardman animations to produce the latest TV campaign for iglü. iglü Gel and iglü Rapid Relief Gel provide fast, effective relief from mouth ulcers by forming a long-lasting shelter over them. This sticks in […]

PR: Brian Robillard Named VP, Content Business Operations, for Cartoon Network Studios

by Ed Liuon April 11, 2014
Brian Robillard Named Vice President, Content Business Operations for Cartoon Network Studios Brian Robillard has been named vice president, content business operations for Cartoon Network Studios, it was announced today by Rob Sorcher, chief content officer for Cartoon Network. In this newly created role, Robillard is charged with creating strategy, business plans and operating process […]

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ComiXology Purchased by Amazon

by Shawn Hopkinson April 10, 2014
ComiXology, the leading digital comics platform, announced today that it has been purchased by Bombshell, huh? Perhaps the biggest possible bombshell in the digital comics world. Here are a pair of quotes from an Amazon press release: “ComiXology’s mission is to spread the love of comics and graphic novels in all forms,” said David […]
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The Pixar Crisis of 2013 and What Ed Catmull and John Lasseter Did About It

by Ed Liuon April 9, 2014
An article on Bloomberg News focuses on a portion of Creativity, Inc., the recently published book by Pixar President Ed Catmull, which details three crises that Pixar confronted in 2013: “the cost of making animated films was rising, the DVD market was shrinking and there was a feeling among management that a tenet of the […]

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PR: Nickelodeon & California State University, Fullerton, Present “Sanjay and Craig” Art Exhibition

by Ed Liuon April 9, 2014
Butt What Is Art? A Sanjay and Craig Fine Art Retrospective NICKELODEON AND CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, FULLERTON, PRESENT AN EXHIBITION INSPIRED BY HIT SERIES SANJAY AND CRAIG, APRIL 14 – JUNE 20 Experience the Journey of a Boy and His Best Friend Snake Through A Collection of Original Production Art BURBANK, Calif.–April 8, 2014–Nickelodeon and […]

Toonzone Interviews Jay Bastian on “The Tom and Jerry Show”

by Ed Liuon April 7, 2014
Jay Bastian’s career in animation started with a lengthy stint at the legendary Hubley Studio, as well as stints as Manager of Development and Acquisitions at Lightyear Entertainment and as a freelance format producer for the Story Channel. In 1998, Bastian moved to Cartoon Network, where he developed and supervised production of a wide variety […]

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“Patema Inverted” Released In UK Cinemas This May

by Grant Whiteon April 4, 2014
  Anime Limited will be releasing Yasuhiro Yoshiura’s Patema Inverted in UK cinemas this May. Patema is the princess of a subterranean society of humans who longs to go beyond the winding maze of tunnels. Doing so leads her to encounter a boy named Age, whose entire world is literally 180 degrees from that of […]
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Kelly Osbourne Joins Voice Cast of Disney’s “The 7D”

by Ed Liuon April 3, 2014
The Hollywood Reporter states that Kelly Osbourne has joined the cast of Disney’s The 7D TV series, which promises a modern-day take on Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs set to premiere this summer. Osbourne will play Hildy Gloom, “a novice witch who, together with her warlock husband Grim (Jess Harnell), haplessly plot to overthrow […]