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Russia's Wizart Animation Sells "Snow Queen," "Sheep & Wolves" at Cannes

by Ed Liuon May 19, 2014
Variety reports that Russia’s WizArt Animation has landed several international distribution deals at the Cannes Film Festival: The Snow Queen was acquired for China by Flame Node Entertainment. Suraya has the rights for distribution in Malaysia and the Philippines. Itafilm has theatrical rights in the Czech Republic and Slovakia, while Phase 4 Films has TV […]
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Sword Art Online II Making An Anime Expo 2014 Appearance

by Alex Beanon May 19, 2014
The premiere USA screening of “Sword Art Online II” will be shown at the Anime Expo 2014 in Los Angeles this summer. In addition, SAO series author Reki Kawahara and illustrator/character designer abec will both be in attendance and participating in panels, autograph sessions and special events. The “Sword Art Online II” premiere screening will […]

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China's Mill Pictures Worldwide Opens Los Angeles Office; Begins Pre-Production on "Ping Pong Rabbit"

by Ed Liuon May 19, 2014
Deadline.com reports that China’s Mill Pictures Worldwide animation studio has opened up an office in Los Angeles, tapping High School Musical producer Bill Borden to run it. Pre-production work has also commenced on Ping Pong Rabbit, with Corpse Bride co-director Mike Johnson directing a script by High School Musical scribe Peter Barsocchini. The studio’s first […]
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Hollywood Reporter Speaks to Indian Animator Gitanjali Rao at Cannes

by Ed Liuon May 19, 2014
As part of their coverage of the 2014 Cannes Film Festival, The Hollywood Reporter has spoken to Indian animator Gitanjali Rao, who 2006 debut, “Printed Rainbow,” premiered at that year’s Cannes Film Festival where it won three awards including best short. Her latest film, “True Love Story,” is screening at Cannes this year. Among other […]

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PR: Shaun the Sheep Inspires Kids to Become Digital Makers

by Grant Whiteon May 16, 2014
Shaun the Sheep inspires kids to become digital makers National competition launched by Aardman Animations and Nominet Trust will teach digital skills to a new generation of budding game designers 15 May 2014, UK: Aardman Animations, the creator of Shaun the Sheep, has teamed up with Nominet Trust to launch Shaun’s Game Academy, a national […]
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PR: MCM Exhibitor Doctor Geof Picks Up Readers Choice Award

by Grant Whiteon May 16, 2014
PRESS RELEASE 13 May 2014 MCM Exhibitor Doctor Geof Picks Up Readers Choice Award Doctor Geof is making sure 2014 is the year of Steampunk after picking up the award for Best Steampunk Periodical for his Steampunk Literary Review. Now in its third year the Readers Choice Awards are organised by the Steampunk Chronicle a […]

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Some Final Fantasy XV Gameplay Footage Unveiled

by Alex Beanon May 16, 2014
At the 2014 Thailand Comic Con, Square Enix trotted out a video celebrating 25 years of Final Fantasy that revealed a snippet of footage from the upcoming Final Fantasy XV…
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FIFA Gets Animated Before World Cup

by Alex Beanon May 16, 2014
The 2014 World Cup is only a few weeks away and FIFA – the world’s soccer (or football, if you wish) governing body – released a trailer featuring the official World Cup song to begin hyping the world’s largest sporting event which begins next month in Brazil.

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PR: What's on at MCM London Comic Con?

by Grant Whiteon May 14, 2014
MCM LONDON COMIC CON – EXCEL LONDON – 23-25 MAY What’s on at MCM London Comic Con? The UK’s biggest and best celebration of pop. culture, MCM London Comic Con returns to ExCel London on 23-25 May for a long weekend packed with special guests, sci-fi, movies, videogames, comic books, eSports, online video, anime and […]
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Postman Pat Set To Deliver Movie Debut In UK Next Week

by Alex Beanon May 14, 2014
“Postman Pat: The Movie”, the movie based on the popular British children’s television series, is set to debut next week in the UK and Ireland (release date May 23, 2014) voice-starring Stephen Mangan in the tile role and former “Doctor Who” David Tennant.