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TomoNews Establishing A USA Office

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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 […]

New Totome Mobile Phone Game On The Way

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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 […]

It’s Official – Studio Ghibli Feature Films On Hiatus

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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 […]

Soul ReViver Revived As Feature Film

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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 […]

"Jack and the Cuckoo-Clock Heart" Coming to Blu-ray and DVD on October 7, 2014

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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 […]

New International Poster For Big Hero 6

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French distributor Cinecomca released an image of the new international poster for the upcoming Disney/Marvel animated movie “Big Hero 6″ [release date: November 7, 2014] voice-starring Maya Rudolph, James Cromwell and Damon Wayans, Jr. Source: Cinecomca

Animated Shakespeare – To Be Or Not To Be?

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Shakespuss lurched one step closer to bringing us animated versions of William Shakespeare’s works when the UK-based company received the US equivalent of $10,000 in a startup loan from a British government business incentive program. Shakespuss will use the money to fund animation programs aimed toward children to better acquaint them with the characters and […]

'The Legend of Korra- Book 2: Spirits' Premieres In UK 30th July

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Per Nickelodeon UK’s listing page, the first episode of Avatar: The Legend of Korra will premiere in the country on the main Nickelodeon channel 30th July at 8:30pm. Subtitled ‘Spirits’, the second ‘book’ continues the adventures of new Avatar Korra and her friends as their reality is drawn into conflict with the parallel spirit world. […]

"The Boxtrolls" to Screen at Venice Film Festival on August 31, 2014

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LAIKA’S THIRD ANIMATED FEATURE FILM THE BOXTROLLS TO SCREEN OUT OF COMPETITION AT 71ST VENICE FILM FESTIVAL ON AUGUST 31st VOICE CAST INCLUDES BEN KINGSLEY, ISAAC HEMPSTEAD WRIGHT, ELLE FANNING, TONI COLLETTE, JARED HARRIS, NICK FROST, RICHARD AYOADE, TRACY MORGAN, SIMON PEGG [Portland, OR; July 24th, 2014] –The Boxtrolls, the new stop‐motion/CG animated film from […]

Disney's "Big Hero 6" Set to Premiere at Tokyo Film Festival on October 23, 2014

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The Hollywood Reporter relays that Disney’s Big Hero 6 will open the Tokyo Film Festival on October 23, 2014. The movie, based on Marvel Comics superhero characters, focuses on robotics genius Hiro Hamada and his robot Baymax as they form the superhero team of the title to battle against a mysterious masked villain named Yokai. […]

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