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Right Stuf & Nozomi Entertainment Relaunch their Website with New Acquisition Announcement

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Anime producer/distributor and retailer: Right Stuf, Inc. and its signature label: Nozomi Entertainment will make a new acquisition announcement on Tuesday through their official website in honor of their 25th year anniversary in the business. According to the retailer, the announcement will be made on Tuesday, January 15, 2013 at 1 p.m. ET / 12 noon […]

Warner Gets Victory in the Superman Legal Battle

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Superhero Hype reports that Warner Brothers has won their appeal case over the estate of Superman co-creator Jerry Siegel.  The case ended a long time argument between the Siegels and the parent company of DC Comics over the rights to the Man of Steel. In 2008, the Siegel estate won the copyright termination case retaining […]

PR: Aardman Sign New Global Agents For Shaun The Sheep

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Bristol UK, Tuesday 8th January – With the highly anticipated third season of Shaun the Sheep starting to premiere around the world, Aardman Rights is delighted to announce exciting new partnerships with agents, across the world, which further reinforces Shaun the Sheep’s status as a truly global brand! MNC, Indonesia’s largest television network are on […]

Writer Peter David Suffers Stroke

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Writer Peter David has suffered a stroke while on vacation with his family in Florida. His wife Kathleen has been updating David’s well-trafficked blog with updates, noting the events which led up to his trip to the emergency room and diagnosis, as well as his progress so far. While there has been a non-trivial loss […]

Keiji Nakazawa, "Barefoot Gen" Creator, 1939 - 2012

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Keiji Nakazawa, the creator of the Barefoot Gen manga documenting his life in Hiroshima after the dropping of the atomic bomb in 1945, passed away on December 19, 2012, at the age of 73 due to lung cancer. A native of Hiroshima, Nakazawa was only 6 when the atomic bomb was dropped, and his father, […]

Charles Durning, Actor, 1923 - 2012

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Versatile character actor Charles Durning passed away on Monday, December 24, 2012, at his home in Manhattan at the age of 89. Durning was born in poverty (the ninth of 10 children, only 5 of whom lived to adulthood) and went through harrowing combat experiences during World War II, surviving the assualt on Omaha Beach […]

Toei Animation to Team with Valhalla Entertainment for Live-Action "Gaiking"

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Deadline.com reports that Toei Animation and Valhalla Entertainment (The Walking Dead) will be teaming for a live-action movie based on the giant robot anime franchise Gaiking, about a boy who pilots a massive super robot to defend the Earth from alien invaders. No release date was announced.

PR: Walt Disney Animation Studios Unveils Additional Cast for "Frozen"

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WALT DISNEY ANIMATION STUDIOS UNVEILS ADDITIONAL CAST FOR FROZEN Tony Award® Nominee Jonathan Groff Tapped to Voice Mountain Man Kristoff in Epic Comedy Adventure BURBANK, Calif. (December 19, 2012) — Walt Disney Animation Studios (WDAS) has given voice to its extreme mountain man from the comedy-adventure “Frozen.” Tony Award® nominee Jonathan Groff (Broadway’s “Spring Awakening,” […]

PR: Wallace & Gromit Connect With Google+ This Festive Season

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Wallace and Gromit have teamed up with Google to star in a festive video that aims to connect family and friends this holiday season. Appearing together with a number of other Aardman Animation characters for the first time, the video features Wallace and Gromit in a Google+ Hangout with Trixie and Captain Cuddlepuss from Creature Comforts, Shaun the Sheep and Ginger from Chicken Run. A Google+ Hangout is a multi­person video chat that support up to 10 people at the same time. They’re a fun way to relax and hang out with friends and family when you’re online. For families that are spread out over cities or even countries, it can be a challenge to get everyone together during the holidays. You can create a Google+ Hangout for your family to open presents together, sing carols or just catch up face­to­face­to­face. Google has added a little holiday cheer to Hangouts invites with a personalised Wallace and Gromit video invitation to be sent to your family and friends, To get started go to g.co/familyhangouts When you are participating in a Hangout, you can use the Holiday Effects app to put on a Santa hat, reindeer antlers or even Wallace’s icon tank top. Cristian Cussen, Head of Marketing, Google+, Europe, Middle East & Africa says: “We are thrilled to see Wallace and Gromit use a Google+ Hangout to join the rest of the Aardman family for the very first time. We would love for families and friends everywhere to easily connect over the holidays. For those who can’t make it home this year, they can still spend the holidays together through Google+ Hangouts.”   Merlin Crossingham, Creative Director for Wallace and Gromit says: “There is nothing like getting together with your family at Christmas, and having worked with all of these characters over many years that is exactly how this project felt to me. Seeing all of the Aardman characters coming together for the first time is something we are sure our fans the world over will absolutely love.” ================== Fun Facts For the 1 minute film we created 3 minutes 54 seconds of animation, as once a character appears on the main window they continue […]

PR: Cartoon Network Crowns 20th Birthday with Most-Watched Year in Its History

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Cartoon Network Crowns 20th Birthday with Most-Watched Year in Its History Cartoon Network Stands as Only Top Kids’ Network to Increase Total Day/Early Prime Among Kids 2-11, 6-11, 9-14 All Target Kid and Boy Deliveries Grow Mostly by Double Digits vs. 2011 Figures, Setting New Records CartoonNetwork.com Also Ranks as #1 Website Among Kids 6-11 […]

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