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PR: Aardman And BBC Wales Bring Dylan Thomas Poem To Life

by Grant Whiteon October 2, 2014
DYLAN THOMAS POEM BROUGHT TO LIFE IN NEW ANIMATED FILM TO BE PREMIERED ON NATIONAL POETRY DAY A short animation from BBC Wales, featuring a performance by Michael Sheen of Dylan Thomas’s poem The Hunchback in the Park, will premiere on BBC iPlayer on National Poetry Day (Thursday, October 2). The 3-minute film, animated by […]
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PR: Aardman Release Shaun the Sheep’s ‘Sheep Stack’ Game & Offer Fans The Chance To Design Their Own Levels

by Grant Whiteon October 1, 2014
Sheep Stack is the official new mobile game from Shaun the Sheep, where flying by the seat of your pants has never been so much fun! Friday 26th september- Aardman Animations have today launched a new official Shaun the Sheep game which is available on iOS and Android. With a pair of pants on a […]

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Toonzone Interviews Ben Stassen, Co-Director of “Thunder and the House of Magic”

by Ed Liuon September 30, 2014
Belgian filmmaker Ben Stassen has been a longtime proponent of 3-D cinema. He founded nWave Pictures in 1994, producing CGI films for theme park rides and IMAX theaters. Several of his films are also in the “4-D” market, where 3-D movies are mated to physical effects to create an even more immersive experience. His most […]
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A Look Ahead At The Winter 2014 Nickelodeon Highlights In The UK

by Grant Whiteon September 30, 2014
With the summer over and year’s end not far away, Nickelodeon UK have announced their plans for the twilight months of 2014. As usual this includes a healthy number of animated shows. November will see the main channel air A Fairly Odd Summer, the latest Fairly OddParents live action movie starring Drake Bell and Daniella […]

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DreamWorks Animation in Talks for Acquisition by SoftBank

by Ed Liuon September 29, 2014
The Hollywood Reporter reports that the Japanese conglomerate SoftBank is in talks to acquire DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc., in a deal that would value the animation studio at $3.4 billion, according to an anonymous source. The same source stated that current CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg would sign a five-year contract to stay with the studio, and […]
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Jack And His Cuckoo Clock Heart Coming To Blu-ray And DVD Next Week

by Alex Beanon September 29, 2014
With an animation style shout-out to Tim Burton, the animated French film “Jack and the Cuckoo Clock Heart” has Jack as a boy living in 1874 Edinburgh who has been given a cuckoo clock heart due to the fact that he was born on the coldest day on Earth – an event which caused his […]

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A Town Called Panic: The Christmas Log Takes Home Cartoon D’Or

by Alex Beanon September 26, 2014
The Belgian animation duo of Stephane Aubier and Vincent Patar – responsible for the popular 2009 feature film “A Town Called Panic” – walked away with the Cartoon d’Or award for their latest creation, “A Town Called Panic: The Christmas Log”, at the 2014 Cartoon Forum in Toulouse, France, this week. In “A Town Called […]

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PR: Nick Jr. UK Brings The Magic Of Words To Life With New Series “Wallykazam!”

by Grant Whiteon September 25, 2014
NICK JR. BRINGS THE MAGIC OF WORDS TO LIFE WITH NEW SERIES WALLYKAZAM! London, 25th September 2014 –Get ready for words to transform the world around you, as Nick Jr. premieres the brand-new series Wallykazam! on Monday 6th October at 4:00pm. Wallykazam! follows the adventures of a troll named Wally and his pet dragon Norville, […]