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The Beautiful Game Beautifully Animated

by Alex Beanon June 11, 2014
The 2014 World Cup is less than 24 hours away and to get everyone more excited than they already are, part of the history of “the beautiful game” has been masterfully recreated by London artist and filmmaker Richard Swarbrick in a collection of some of the most famous World Cup goals presented in artistic animation…
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Get The U-Haul: Paddington And Underdogs Move

by Alex Beanon June 11, 2014
Two animated films scheduled for release later this year – “Paddington” and “Underdogs” – have moved from their original release dates. “Paddington” follows the travels of the beloved Peruvian-born bear of popular children’s book fame and voice-stars Colin Firth, Nicole Kidman and Sally Hawkins while “Underdogs” is an animated tale about foosball game players coming […]

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PR: GKIDS Acquires North American Rights for "Boy and the World"

by Ed Liuon June 11, 2014
GKIDS ACQUIRES NORTH AMERICAN RIGHTS FOR BRAZILIAN FEATURE FILM BOY AND THE WORLD AT ANNECY INTERNATIONAL ANIMATED FILM FESTIVAL New York, NY – June 9, 2014 – GKIDS, a distributor of award-winning animation for both adult and family audiences, announced that it has entered into a distribution agreement for the North American rights to the […]
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PR: Sony Pictures Entertainment & Marza Animation Planet Partner for "Sonic the Hedgehog" Film

by Ed Liuon June 11, 2014
Sony Pictures Entertainment And Marza Animation Planet Partner To Create Feature Film Based On “Sonic The Hedgehog” CULVER CITY, Calif., June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Sony Pictures Entertainment and Marza Animation Planet, a CG animation film production company of the SEGA SAMMY Group, today announced a partnership to develop a film based on the acclaimed […]

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PR: LAIKA to Premiere Final Trailer for "The Boxtrolls" at Annecy Int'l Film Fest on June 11, 2014

by Ed Liuon June 10, 2014
LAIKA TO WORLD-PREMIERE FINAL THEATRICAL TRAILER FOR THE BOXTROLLS AT ANNECY INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION FILM FESTIVAL ON JUNE 11 VOICE CAST INCLUDES BEN KINGSLEY, TONI COLLETTE, ELLE FANNING, ISAAC HEMPSTEAD-WRIGHT, JARED HARRIS, SIMON PEGG, NICK FROST, RICHARD AYOADE, AND TRACY MORGAN [Portland, OR; June 5, 2014] – LAIKA will unveil the final trailer for its upcoming […]
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The Missing Picture Found On DVD

by Alex Beanon June 10, 2014
Between 1975 and 1979, tyrannical Pol Pot and his Khmer Rouge army ruthlessly oppressed and abused many of the people of Cambodia and director Rithy Panh, who grew up in the country during that time, provides “The Missing Picture” of his life as well as what was not shown to the outside world through the […]

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Toonzone @ MCM London Comic Con May 2014: Anime UK Industry Panel

by Grant Whiteon June 9, 2014
A few hours after the Aniplex panel, the collective representatives of the UK anime industry took to the stage- Jeremy Graves of Manga Entertainment, Andrew Partridge of Anime Limited, Yosuke Kodaka of Aniplex US and Ross Liversidge of MVM. MVM announced a slate of forthcoming titles- Garden of Sinners in October, Kokoro Connect, Blast of […]
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Stick Man Moves From Book To Short Film

by Alex Beanon June 9, 2014
If you liked “Room on the Broom” then there is a good chance you might like the next book from children’s author Julia Donaldson that is scheduled to be turned into an animated short film – “Stick Man” – about the woody title character who must find a way to return to his family in […]

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Nike Unveils The Last Game In Time For World Cup

by Alex Beanon June 9, 2014
After a few days of teaser trailers, Nike unveiled their animated short film “The Last Game” – where Ronaldo, Wayne Rooney and Neymar, Jr. (their sponsored soccer stars) take on those evil scientists who want to play “safe” football…
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USA Still In 2022 World Cup Hosting Race According To TomoNews

by Alex Beanon June 9, 2014
Qatar was handed the 2022 World Cup hosting rights due but a bribery scandal is threatening to strip the Middle Eastern country from its host duties and the USA [along with Australia, England and South Korea] are possible recipients of the 2022 host bid – a scenario explained with their usual aplomb by Taiwanese animation […]