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 […]

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 […]


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 […]

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 […]


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 […]

PR: SpongeBob Dons Denim As Ambassador For ‘Jeans For Genes’

by Grant Whiteon July 7, 2014
Jeans for Genes is pleased to announce TV favourite SpongeBob SquarePants as its character ambassador for this year’s appeal. Swapping his iconic brown trousers in favour of a pair of denim ones, SpongeBob SquarePants, along with his friends Patrick Star, Gary the Snail and Sandy Cheeks will undergo a denim makeover to encourage people to […]


Shonen Hollywood To Receive Blu-ray/DVD Release

by Alex Beanon June 27, 2014
Good news if you live in Japan [or can easily order items from Amazon Japan] as the anime adaptation of the “Shonen Hollywood” novel series is set to come to Blu-ray and DVD. The series – due to air next week [July 5] in Japan – follows the lives of boys who attend the imaginary […]

Persona 4: The Golden Animation Trailer

by Alex Beanon June 26, 2014
A new teaser trailer for the upcoming “Persona 4: The Golden Animation” has been unveiled by Aniplex Japan. “Persona 4: The Golden Animation” picks up from PlayStation Vita video game and focuses on new character, marie, while retelling events of the first series. The new series will air on Japanese TV on July 10, 2014, […]


Luis Suarez Bites…Literally!

by Alex Beanon June 26, 2014
Uruguayan soccer player Luis Suarez bit again, this time in the World Cup earlier this week when he gnawed on an italian defender’s shoulder – so it was only a matter of time before Chinese animation outlet TomoNews produced an animated rehash of Suarez biting along with various representations of Suarez as both a zombie […]

Kirin Produces Mini-Man To Visit Morocco

by Alex Beanon June 25, 2014
Kirin is a Japanese beverage giant most widely recognized for their beers but they also produce soft drinks and they have created a stop-motion animation ad campaign for their newest soft drink product employing a mini-man traveling through a collection of smartphone footage backdrop scenes…