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DreamWorks Animation, Studio Mir Strike TV Cartoon Coproduction Deal

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DreamWorks Animation has reached a deal with the South Korean animation studio Studio Mir to produce as many as four animated series for television over the next four years, according to the Seoul-based English language newspaper The Korea Herald. Founded in 2011 by Jae Myung Yoo, an animation director for Nickelodeon’s Avatar: The Last Airbender, […]

NY Times Looks at Ari Folman's "The Congress"

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The New York Times has taken a look at The Congress, the latest live-action/animated hybrid film from director Ari Folman (Waltz with Bashir). The movie is adapted from The Futurological Congress by renowned science fiction author Stanislaw Lem, and centers on actor Robin Wright playing a version of herself, and the aftermath of a final […]

Sundance Animated Shorts Coming to Theaters Starting September 26, 2014

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The Hollywood Reporter notes that the Sundance Film Festival is rolling out a 95-minute program of animated shorts to theaters, set to premiere at the Sundance Sunset Cinemas in Los Angeles on September 26, 2014. More dates and cities are to be announced in the coming weeks. The program will include 4 shorts from the […]

"Song of the Sea" Opens Theatrically on December 19, 2014, in NYC and Toronto

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GKIDS ANNOUNCES NORTH AMERICAN RELEASE DATE FOR SONG OF THE SEA OPENING THEATRICALLY DECEMBER 19 IN NEW YORK & TORONTO From the Academy Award®-Nominated Filmmakers of THE SECRET OF KELLS NEW YORK (August 25, 2014) – GKIDS, the distributor of award-winning animation for both adult and family audiences, proudly announces Friday, December 19th as the […]

PR: Prepare To Loaf Out Loud As Nickelodeon UK Delivers New Animation 'Breadwinners'

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  PREPARE TO LOAF OUT LOUD AS NICKELODEON DELIVERS NEW ANIMATION BREADWINNERS Expect hilarious escapades, high energy and booty-shaking music in plucky new series Breadwinners, premiering on Monday 22nd September at 4:30pm only on Nicktoons London, 20th August 2014 – New animated comedy Breadwinners follows SwaySway and Buhdeuce, two hilarious ducks who operate a bread […]

CLIP: "Thunder and the House of Magic" Trailer Debuts

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Trio Of Korean Classics Makes It To Film

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A trio of Korean classic children’s books have been adapted for film for release in Korea. “Buckwheat Flower”, “A Lucky Day” and “Spring” are the film adaptations of children’s books from Lee Hyo-seok, Hyun Jin-gun and Kim You-jeong. “Buckwheat Flower” reminisces about the good old days through the perspective of an old man’s eyes while […]

Review: "Divergent (UK Edition)": Chooses Wisely Where Others Regret

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There’s a pearl of wisdom that says there are specific types of fiction one needs to sample at set points in their life. In particular, young adults are recommended to immerse themselves in stories about loss, sacrifice, and exactly what is at stake in maintaining a just society. This is arguably when we as people […]

Review: "Mardock Scramble: The Third Exhaust (UK Edition)": Puts All Its Eggs In One Basket

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It’s become something of a pocket tradition since 2012 for me to review each successive film in the Mardock Scramble animated trilogy. I went into the series absolutely blind and found something that while fairly dark was also oddly engrossing. Of course with this being the third consecutive summer, it means we’re now at the […]

"Thunder and the House of Magic" Opens in Theaters September 5, 2014

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SHOUT! FACTORY ANNOUNCES THUNDER AND THE HOUSE OF MAGIC THEATRICAL RELEASE HIGHLY ANTICIPATED NEW ANIMATED FEATURE DIRECTED BY RENOWNED FILMMAKERS BEN STASSEN AND JEREMIE DEGRUSON OPENS IN THEATERS SEPTEMBER 5, 2014 Shout! Factory, a leading multi-platform entertainment company, announced today that the popular overseas animated family film THUNDER AND THE HOUSE OF MAGIC will open […]

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