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Platform International Animation Festival: Ladislas Starewitch

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October 26, LOS ANGELES, CA—Platform’s International Animation Festival, in collaboration with  CalArts and Redcat, kicked off its three day event with a showcase of films by legendary stop-motion pioneer Ladislas Starewitch.  Born to Polish parents in 1882, Starewitch grew up in Russia, but lived most of his life in Paris. Starewitch was a key figure […]

Platform International Animation Festival: Best of World Student Animation: Highlights of Annecy 2012

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October 26, LOS ANGELES, CA—As part of Platform’s International Animation Festival, a selection of films animated by students was screened.  Picked straight from this year’s Annecy International Animated Film Festival, these are the best animated student films the world has to offer.  Animation is such a diverse medium full of possibility that anything can happen, […]

Review: "Ninja Scroll" (UK Theatrical Screening): Art of the Ninja

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Ninja Scroll is a feature held as a classic amongst the echelons of Japanese animation fans. Unfortunately, here in the UK it is also linked to an urban legend of it all being ‘violent animated pornography’. I remember buying into these inaccurate slurs in my childhood and vowing I’d stay well away from the stuff […]

New TMNT Toyline Receives Advance UK Release 24th November 2012

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The toyline to accompany Nickelodeon’s new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series is due for UK release 1st December 2012. However, the line (created by Playmates and licensed by Flair for UK distribution) will receive two advance releases on 24th November.  The Eastbourne branch of toy chain Kids Stuff will host a special launch event that […]

A Look At Sam Gilbey's Exclusive Ninja Scroll Poster For Manga Entertainment's Hackney Screening

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Manga Entertainment have released a preview of the exclusive limited edition poster that will be issued to the audience of their special premiere screening, produced by artist Sam Gilbey whose work includes Scott Pilgrim and Call of Duty. Gilbey comments ‘I often include portraits of real people in my work and capture likenesses, but because […]

PR: GKIDS Brings Feature Animation Showcase to Los Angeles November 14-18, 2012, in Celebration of Burbank Animation Week

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GKIDS BRINGS FEATURE ANIMATION SHOWCASE TO LOS ANGELES NOVEMBER 14 to 18 IN CELEBRATION OF BURBANK ANIMATION WEEK LINEUP FEATURES NINE FILMS INCLUDING SPECIAL SCREENINGS OF GKIDS OSCAR® TITLES “FROM UP ON POPPY HILL” “THE PAINTING” “THE RABBI’S CAT” “ZARAFA” LAEMMLE NOHO 7 – AMC BURBANK 16 FULL SCHEDULE AND TICKETS AT WWW.GKIDS.TV/SHOWCASE   New […]

PR: "Doctor Who"'s David Tennant To Guest Star on "Star Wars: The Clone Wars"; New Clips & Stills Released

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Doctor Who’s  David Tennant To Guest Star on Star Wars: The Clone Wars David Tennant, best known as the tenth doctor to play The Doctor on the hit series Doctor Who, will make his Star Wars: The Clone Wars debut this week in “A Test of Strength,” airing Saturday, November 10th at 9:30am ET/PT on […]

"Dragon Ball Kai" Receives New Episodes for International Broadcast

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Veteran voice actress Mayumi Tanaka revealed via her blog that she and her fellow co-stars were recording new Dragon Ball Kai episodes for international release, with no plans for release or broadcast of these episodes in Japan at this time. Dragon Ball Kai ended broadcast March 27, 2011 amid the 2011 Touhoku earthquake and tsunami, […]

Review: "Rosario & Vampire" Seasons 1 and 2 (UK Editions): No Sparkle, But Plenty of (Panty) Flash

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It’s that time again. Time for a Japanese studio to license a series with light harem aspects and make it the focus. After failing his high school entry exams, Tsukune Aono is seemingly saved when his father happens into possession of an entry pack for the mysterious Yokai Academy, a private boarding school. Tsukune quickly […]

PR: TELETOON's Morevember Offers More Laughs, More Thrills, and More Fun All November Long

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TELETOON’S MOREVEMBER OFFERS VIEWERS MORE LAUGHS, MORE THRILLS AND MORE FUN ALL MONTH LONG More premieres, more new episodes, more marathons and more movies flood the TELETOON schedule in November (Toronto, Ontario, October 30, 2012) – It used to be considered one of the most depressing months of the year, but in 2012 TELETOON is transforming November intoMOREvember and turning it into […]

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