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It’s Smiley’s World And You’re Just Living In It

by Alex Beanon July 22, 2014
Nicolas Loufrani, the owner of the smiley emoticon rights, has joined up with French entertainment company PGS Entertainment and Paris-based animation studio, OuiDO!, to produce an animated television series for children ages 4-7 based on the emoticon and his fellow emoticon family. The new television series is expected to debut on French television channels Gulli […]
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Is Studio Ghibli On The Cusp Of Calling It Quits?

by Alex Beanon July 21, 2014
With Hayao Miyazaki’s retirement and Toshio Suzuki’s move from film producer to general manager within the studio, rumors have surfaced in Japan that the venerable anime studio may be moving from producing feature films to merely managing their anime assets or creating television productions. Miyazaki’s retirement combined with Suzuki’s change of focus and the exorbitant […]

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PR: Deki and Aardman Animations present the story of ‘Brigitte, Bruno and Ben’

by Grant Whiteon July 21, 2014
21st July 2014 – Aardman Animations and Bristol Charity ‘Deki’ today release a special 70 second film entitled ‘Brigitte, Bruno and Ben’. The film created by the makers of Wallace & Gromit demonstrates through animation how a loan of just £10 can change the lives of an entire family in the developing world. “Brigitte, Bruno […]
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Review: "Strange Hill High (UK Edition)": Puppet Ghoul School Fun

by Grant Whiteon July 21, 2014
Josh Weinstein is the co-creator and show runner of Strange Hill High, an interesting case of an American industry veteran steering a British production. Many will remember Weinstein working with Bill Oakley to run what is seen by many as the final leg of the ‘golden age’ of The Simpsons. Airing on CBBC (who seem to […]

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'Divergent' To Be Released On Home Media Platforms In The UK This August

by Grant Whiteon July 16, 2014
Based on the novel by Veronica Roth and directed by Neil Burger, Divergent will be released by Entertainment One across DVD, Blu-ray, VOD and download platforms in the UK on 11th August. Similar to the current trend of popular teenage aimed books/movies, Divergent focuses on a dystopian future where the population of Chicago is segregated […]
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Rio 2 Flies Out On Blu-ray and DVD Today

by Alex Beanon July 15, 2014
Without a catchy Pharrell Williams tune and coming a little too late to take advantage of any possible World Cup bump, the Brazilian-flavored “Rio 2”, the sequel to the wildly popular “Rio”, is out on Blu-ray and DVD, finding Blu traveling to the Amazonian rain forests to search for macaws. DVD extras include three featurettes […]

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Spielberg’s BFG Gets A Release Date For The UK

by Alex Beanon July 11, 2014
Steven Spielberg’s film adaptation of Roald Dahl’s classic children’s tale, “The BFG” has finally received a UK release date. Spielberg is directing Dahl’s BFG [big friendly giant] story about a young girl who enlists a benevolent giant to help capture man-eating evil giants who are terrorizing the world. An earlier animated film version of the […]
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Cartoon Saloon to Present "Designing the Secret of Kells," "Song of the Sea" at San Diego Comic Con 2014

by Ed Liuon July 11, 2014
IRISH ANIMATION STUDIO CARTOON SALOON TO PRESENT AT SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON “DESIGNING THE SECRET OF KELLS” BOOK LAUNCH PLUS EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW OF SELECTED SCENES FROM UPCOMING “SONG OF THE SEA” New York, NY – July 10, 2014 – GKIDS, a distributor of award-winning animation for both adult and family audiences, announces that Kilkenny-based Cartoon Saloon […]

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Song Of the Sea Sings At Comic Con

by Alex Beanon July 10, 2014
The 2014 edition of Comic Con in San Diego will be the site of the first-ever clips of upcoming animated feature film, “Song of the Sea” from Ireland’s Cartoon Saloon. “Song of the Sea” stars Fionnula Flannagan as Saoirse the Selkie – legendary women who turn from seals into people – and is due to […]
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PR: Aardman and Johnny Fearless create new campaign for Imperial War Museums (IWM)

by Grant Whiteon July 7, 2014
Aardman and Johnny Fearless create new campaign for Imperial War Museums (IWM) 7th July, 2014 – Aardman and ad agency Johnny Fearless have created a new film and campaign to promote IWM London and the new First World War Galleries (opening 19 July) and to commemorate the First World War Centenary. The 90-second film, “Flight […]