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 […]

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 […]


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…


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 […]

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 […]


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 […]

China Gets The Simpsons 26 Years Late

by Alex Beanon September 8, 2014
After 26 years of going “Simpsons”-free, China will make its first visit to Springfield thanks to a pact between Fox and online streaming video platform Sohu Video that will bring the Simpson family to China for the first time ever – legally. “The Simpsons” will be subtitled in Mandarin and include the current season – […]


SpongeBob SquarePants Helps Out Jeans For Genes This September

by Grant Whiteon September 8, 2014
SpongeBob SquarePants is serving as ambassador for the 2014 charity drive for Jeans for Genes in the UK. Nickelodeon’s famous fry cook and friends will be swapping square pants for denim ones in the charity’s trademark tradition, hoping to raise even more money Friday 19th September. Working to raise money on behalf of Genetic Disorders […]

PR: Aardman and NFTS Drive Animation Industry Internship Scheme, UK Powerhouses Join Forces To Develop Homegrown Industry Talent

by Grant Whiteon September 8, 2014
Aardman Animations / NFTS Character Animation course reel Sept – Nov 2013 from Katie Daniels on Vimeo. AARDMAN AND NFTS DRIVE ANIMATION INDUSTRY INTERNSHIP SCHEME UK POWERHOUSEs JOIN FORCES TO DEVELOP HOMEGROWN INDUSTRY TALENT Monday 8th september Following the success of last year’s inaugural Certificate in Character Animation, Aardman and The NFTS are running the […]