The popular Argentine animated feature film hit “Metegol” has had its North American film rights acquired by The Weinstein Company and will be redistributed in North America as “Underdogs” this summer [just after the World Cup]. “Metegol/Underdogs” centers on players from a foosball table coming to life and helping the film’s hero save the town […]
UK Premiere of Brand New Episode of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 'The Good, The Bad and the Casey Jones'
Tomorrow morning sees the UK debut of ‘The Good, The Bad and the Casey Jones’ a brand new season 2 episode of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. After having encountered mutants and ninjas, Casey decides to take the fight to the streets. Encountering Raphael, the two form an unlikely partnership. The episode premieres in the UK […]
Ernest and Celestine is a lovely animated film whose effortless charm, whimsical and gentle sensibilities, quirky pacing, and beautiful visual style combine to make a vivaciously entertaining and wonderfully distinctive piece of art. Based on the series of children’s books by Gabrielle Vincent, Ernest and Celestine is a delight from start to finish. There is […]
ShiftyLook, the webcomic studio that has for the last few years been producing webcomics based on lesser known characters from the Namco games library, has announced it will be closing later this year. Having made its success with webcomic adaptations of game characters including Bravoman and Wonder Momo, the studio began branching out into other […]
The 10th annual British Animation Awards were handed out on Friday, March 7, 2014, with The Amazing World of Gumball taking home the award for Best Children’s Series and the Children’s Choice award. “Room on the Broom” took the Best Long Form award after losing out to “Mr. Hulot” at the Academy Awards earlier this […]
Irish animation studio Cartoon Saloon (The Secret of Kells) is beginning work on an animated feature film adaptation of Deborah Ellis’ novel The Breadwinner, which focuses on a young girl named Parvana living in Afghanistan under the Taliban and forced to disguise herself as a boy to earn money for her family when her father […]
The Hollywood Reporter notes that Australia’s visual and digital effects studio Animal Logic is splitting into three specialist subsidiaries: a feature-animation division, a visual effects division, and a feature film development arm based in Los Angeles that will focus on developing a slate of animation. The studio has worked on several recently released animated features, […]