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Bento Box Entertainment to Develop and Produce “The Blues Brothers” Primetime Animated Series

by Ed Liuon May 3, 2016
BENTO BOX ENTERTAINMENT TO DEVELOP & PRODUCE THE BLUES BROTHERS PRIMETIME ANIMATED SERIES WITH DAN AYKROYD, JUDY BELUSHI AND ANNE BEATTS Music, Mayhem and Comedy Starring Jake & Elwood Blues and featuring Special Musical Guests LOS ANGELES, May 3, 2016 – Bento Box Entertainment (BBE), an independent, Emmy® Award-winning studio (FOX’S Bob’s Burgers; Comedy Central’s […]
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“Ratchet & Clank” Movie Disappoints at the Box Office

by Ed Liuon May 2, 2016
Focus Features’ Ratchet & Clank, based on the Sony PlayStation video game franchise, sold a disappointing $4.8 million (estimated) in tickets in its premiere weekend, placing it #7 in the box office race for the weekend behind two other movies opening in wide release (Keanu and Mother’s Day), nearly an order of magnitude behind the […]

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2016 Daytime Emmy Award Winners Announced: Amazon Wins for “Tumble Leaf” & “Niko”

by Ed Liuon May 2, 2016
The 2016 Daytime Emmy Award winners were announced in a ceremony on Saturday, April 30, 2016, with Amazon Studios winning both Outstanding Pre-School Children’s Animated Program with Tumble Leaf and Outstanding Children’s Animated Program with the pilot episode of Niko and the Sword of Light. Veteran voice actor Jeff Bennett won the Outstanding Performer in […]
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Anime Limited Announces “Zeta Gundam” & “Eden of the East” For UK

by Grant Whiteon May 1, 2016
Following on from their previously announced licensing news, Anime Limited have revealed they plan to release both Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam and Eden of the East. Zeta is the second entry in the Gundam franchise, a sequel to the original show which Anime Limited have previously released across two Blu-ray sets. Seven years after their […]

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DreamWorks Animation Absorbed By Comcast

by Peter Paltridgeon April 28, 2016
DreamWorks Animation is finalizing a deal to sell itself to NBC Universal, a division of Comcast, Variety reported today. Shrek, Po the panda, Junior Asparagus and Lassie will all be Comcast brands when the deal closes at the end of 2016. Universal is paying $3.7 billion, which is close to the $3.96 billion Disney paid […]

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“Lucky Star” And “Project Itoh” Movies Announced For UK Release

by Grant Whiteon April 27, 2016
Anime Limited have today announced the licensing of Lucky Star and two of the Project Itoh films. Lucky Star is a comedy anime focussing on the female otaku Konata Izumi and her school friends, making fun of life, fandom and the 4th wall. Anime Limited plan to release the show to Blu-ray this September and […]
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Interview: Building “The Loud House” with Chris Savino

by Ed Liuon April 27, 2016
Like many kids, Chris Savino enjoyed a steady diet of cartoons and comic strips when he was young, but didn’t realize that animation was a career choice until late in high school. He immersed himself in all the animation books he could find in his local libraries, and discovered the Ren & Stimpy “Big House […]

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“Gundam Thunderbolt: December Sky” Announced For UK Release

by Grant Whiteon April 26, 2016
Following from the news that Right Stuf would be releasing it in America, Anime Limited have announced they will once again be acting as Sunrise’s regional partner in the UK in order to release Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt: December Sky, the compilation movie of the recent four part series released online in Japan. Based on […]
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G-Con UK Gundam Fan Convention Postponed To September

by Grant Whiteon April 24, 2016
Originally planned for this April, Leeds based Gunpla importer Japan-Cool have updated the official website for the G-Con UK Gundam fan convention to reveal the event has currently been postponed to this September, citing issues with securing a venue and time needed to secure rights from Sunrise for screenings at the event. An ambitious attempt […]