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Wulfie Appears At Toulouse

by Alex Beanon September 22, 2014
Irish-originated cartoon series “Wulfie” is shopping itself to a potential distributor with its appearance at the Cartoon Forum in Toulouse, France, this weekend [September 23-26]. The series, budgeted at approximately $6.6 million and targeting kids ages 6-11 – is about 10-year-old Libby and her new best friend, Wulfie. “Wulfie” is scheduled to begin production in […]
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For Oscars, Latvia Goes with Rocks In My Pockets

by Alex Beanon September 17, 2014
Latvia has submitted the animated feature film “Rocks in My Pockets” as its nomination for Best Foreign Language Film at the upcoming 87th Academy Awards. The film, about the turmoil faced by three generations of a New York-based Latvian family, was given a limited USA release two weeks ago in New York City. The 87th […]

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"The Boxtrolls" Better Than Scarlett Johansson and "Sex Tape" (at UK Box Office)

by Ed Liuon September 16, 2014
The Hollywood Reporter notes that Laika’s The Boxtrolls leapt to the top of the box office charts in the United Kingdom in its premiere weekend, taking in $3.3 million to beat out Scarlett Johansson in Lucy (which took in $1.3 million in its fourth week of release in the U.K.) and last week’s box office […]
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Review: "Attack On Titan Part 1- Blu-ray (UK Edition)": FEE FI FO FUM, I SMELL QUALITY AND THEN SOME!

by Grant Whiteon September 16, 2014
If you look at the fairy tales many of us grew up with, there are several common elements: brave knights, beautiful princesses, evil sorcerers, and, of course, giants. It’s a fairly simple concept- take something commonplace like a person or animal and transform it to something several times bigger. A stomping leviathan that makes the […]

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Nickelodeon's TV and Digital Channels to Go Dark for 11th Annual Worldwide Day of Play on Sept. 20, 2014

by Ed Liuon September 15, 2014
NICKELODEON’S TV AND DIGITAL CHANNELS TO GO DARK FOR ELEVENTH ANNUAL WORLDWIDE DAY OF PLAY, SATURDAY, SEPT. 20 United States Tennis Association, NFL PLAY 60 and Boys and Girls Club of America Among More Than 15 National Partners to Host Thousands of Health and Wellness Events Across the U.S. NEW YORK – Sept. 15, 2014 […]
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The Weatherman And The Shadowboxer Wins TIFF Award

by Alex Beanon September 15, 2014
The 10-minute digitally animated Canadian short “The Weatherman and the Shadowboxer” was the recipient of the 2014 Best Canadian Short Film award at the Toronto International Film Festival. Created by Toronto-based Randall Okita, the short depicts the story of two brothers who have different versions of a shared fateful event in their past. The Best […]

Groundskeeper Willie On Scottish Independence

Groundskeeper Willie On Scottish Independence

by Alex Beanon September 14, 2014
As one would expect, Groundskeeper Willie from “The Simpsons” has a thing or two to say about the upcoming vote on Scotland’s independence on September 18, 2014…
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Cartoon Network Extends International Shorts Program To Philippines

by Alex Beanon September 9, 2014
Cartoon Network’s International Shorts Program which, similar to its domestic-based program, seeks to identify new talent to produce an original television series or, possibly, feature film, has been extended to include the Philippines. Animation work for the upcoming “Monster Beach” feature film was handled by Top Draw Animation Studio in Manila, which also worked on […]

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Dreamworks Animation Makes Date For Larrikins In 2018

by Alex Beanon September 8, 2014
Dreamworks Animation has officially given a release date for the Australian animated musical movie “The Larrikins” – about a family of bilbies [rabbit-bandicoot-like animals that live Down Under] and their adventures in the Aussie outback – directed by Tim Minchin [“Matilda”]. “The Larrikins” is currently scheduled to be released on January 25, 2018 in Australia […]
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And Now For Something Completely Clangers…Michael Palin

by Alex Beanon September 8, 2014
Michael Palin has been selected as the narrator for the revival of the classic British television children’s series “The Clangers”, which originally aired on BBC from 1969-74 – coincidentally, the same years as Palin and pals’ legendary “Monty Python’s Flying Circus” show – follows the adventures of a family of aardvark piglike animals [let’s call […]