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Trio Of Korean Classics Makes It To Film

by Alex Beanon August 14, 2014
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 […]
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Review: "Divergent (UK Edition)": Chooses Wisely Where Others Regret

by Grant Whiteon August 11, 2014
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 […]

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

by Grant Whiteon August 8, 2014
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 […]
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"Thunder and the House of Magic" Opens in Theaters September 5, 2014

by Ed Liuon August 6, 2014
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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Puss In Boots Goes To Singapore

by Alex Beanon August 5, 2014
In a deal with DreamWorks Animation, Universal Parks Singapore will be debuting a special Puss in Boots-themed rollercoaster and stage show at the theme park. The rollercoaster will be called Puss in Boots’ Giant Journey and involve a magic beanstalk wrapped around a giant castle while the 20-minute stage show will be called “The Dance […]
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TomoNews Establishing A USA Office

by Alex Beanon August 4, 2014
TomoNews, the Taiwanese-based arm of the Next Media Animation company known for their animated versions of news events around the world is moving back into the USA for another attempt at establishing a base of operations after a failed 2011 attempt in New York City. The new attempt will also be in New York but […]

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New Totome Mobile Phone Game On The Way

by Alex Beanon August 4, 2014
Totome, a new mobile phone game for both Android and iPhone platforms, is on the way. The game allows you to play as a Totome [a totem-pole like creature composed of an eagle, fox and guardian] with legs and the object is to run as far as you can away from arrows being fired at […]
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It’s Official – Studio Ghibli Feature Films On Hiatus

by Alex Beanon August 4, 2014
As expected, Studio Ghibli made the announcement that they will be putting their feature film producing on temporary hiatus while concentrating on “restructuring and rebuilding” the famed animation studio. The high cost of the animation production process combined with the Studio Ghibli’s tradition of relying on its own workforce rather than sub-contracting studio work has […]

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Soul ReViver Revived As Feature Film

by Alex Beanon July 31, 2014
Japanese manga series “Soul ReViver” will be getting a full English-language, live-action feature film treatment. The manga series created two years ago by Tohru Fujisawa and Manabu Akishige follows “soul revivers” Jin and Clara as they navigate between the worlds of the living and dead to bring back souls whose missions were not completed while […]
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"Jack and the Cuckoo-Clock Heart" Coming to Blu-ray and DVD on October 7, 2014

by Ed Liuon July 30, 2014
FROM THE PRODUCERS OF A MONSTER IN PARIS COMES A WHIMSICAL MUSICAL FAIRY TALE JACK AND THE CUCKOO-CLOCK HEART A Film Directed by Mathias Malzieu and Stéphane Berla Produced by Virginie Besson-Silla, EuropaCorp Featuring All-Star English Voice Cast of Orlando Seale, Samantha Barks, Michelle Fairley, Stephane Cornicard and Richard Riddings The French Language Version Features […]