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Voice Talent for "Maya the Bee Movie" Announced at AFM

by Ed Liuon November 11, 2013
The Hollywood Reporter notes that Jacki Weaver, Miriam Margolyes, and Noah Taylor have been announced as voice talent for the Australian-German co-production Maya the Bee Movie at the America Film Market 2013 conference. The movie will be the first 3D animated kids feature for Australian studio Flying Bark, and will be based on the Maya […]
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NY Times on the Uncertain Reception for Hayao Miyazaki's "The Wind Rises"

by Ed Liuon November 11, 2013
The New York Times has looked at the potential trouble spots in the US release of Hayao Miyazaki’s latest film The Wind Rises, based on the life of Jiro Horikoshi, the designer of the Japanese Zero fighter. While right-wing elements in Japan have criticized the film for being too pacifistic, the concern is that the […]

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Wall Street Journal on Hollywood vs. Vancouver Over China's Animation Market

by Ed Liuon November 11, 2013
The Wall Street Journal‘s China weblog has noted recent efforts to promote Vancouver-based animation studios for content partnerships with Chinese companies, with Vancouver mayor Gregor Robertson touring the country last week with digital animation executives in tow touting lower production costs and tax incentives vs. Hollywood animation studios. Hollywood has spent significant money and resources […]
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Anime Limited Announces Delays For "Perfect Blue" & "Cowboy Bebop"

by Grant Whiteon November 11, 2013
Anime Limited has today announced that their upcoming releases of Perfect Blue Collector’s Edition combipack and Cowboy Bebop Complete Collection DVD have been delayed until 2nd December, due to packaging and video quality issues found with production samples. The decision to delay the releases was taken to properly address the issues with both releases and […]

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PR: GKIDS Announces English Language Voice Cast for "Ernest & Celestine"

by Ed Liuon November 8, 2013
GKIDS ANNOUNCES THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE VOICE CAST FOR “ERNEST & CELESTINE” VOICE CAST INCLUDES: FOREST WHITAKER – as “Ernest” MACKENZIE FOY – as “Celestine” LAUREN BACALL PAUL GIAMATTI WILLIAM H. MACY MEGAN MULLALLY NICK OFFERMAN JEFFREY WRIGHT AWARD-WINNING FILM COMPETING FOR OSCARS, ANNIES, GOLDEN GLOBES New York, New York – November 8, 2013 – GKIDS, […]
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PR: Disney's Marvel & Netflix to Develop Four Series Epic + Miniseries Event

by Ed Liuon November 8, 2013
Disney’s Marvel and Netflix Join Forces to Develop Historic Four Series Epic plus a Miniseries Event Based on Renowned Marvel Characters  Landmark Deal Brings Marvel’s Flawed Heroes of Hell’s Kitchen, led by “Daredevil,” to the World’s Leading Internet TV Network in 2015 Burbank, Calif. –  Nov 7, 2013—The Walt Disney Co. (NYSE: DIS) and Netflix […]

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PR: RGH Sets Feature Film Slate for 2013 American Film Market

by Ed Liuon November 7, 2013
RGH SETS FEATURE FILM SLATE FOR 2013 AMERICAN FILM MARKET LOS ANGELES – (November 7, 2013) – RGH Entertainment, a subsidiary of Rubicon Group Holding (RGH) headquartered in Amman, has announced its slate of three animated feature films for the 2013 American Film Market in Santa Monica, Calif. Headlining the slate is the upcoming CG […]
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The Oscar 10

by Alex Beanon November 7, 2013
Following on the heels of the announcement of the animated feature films up for an Academy Award comes the 10 animated shorts that will be up for consideration at the 2014 Academy Awards. The 10 shorts tussling for the golden boy statuette early next year will be, in alphabetical order… “Feral”, Daniel Sousa, director, and […]

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PR:The Time Has Come For The Ultimate Splinter Vs. Shredder Showdown In The "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" UK Series Finale

by Grant Whiteon November 6, 2013
A clip from the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles season one finale from Nickelodeon UK on Vimeo. Watch part one of the epic season finale on Saturday 9th November at 9:30am and part two on Saturday 16th November at 9:30am on Nicktoons. London 6th November 2013 – Arch-nemeses Splinter and Shredder finally confront each other in […]
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The Best Animated Feature Oscar 19

by Alex Beanon November 6, 2013
The 2014 Academy Awards are just around the corner and the competition for Best Animated Feature will be hotly contested with a grand total of 19 films submitted for consideration and vying for the golden statuette. The Oscar 19 are, in alphabetical order… “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2” “The Croods” “Despicable Me 2” […]