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Russia's Soyuzmultfilm Animation Studio to Target Chinese and Indian Markets

by Ed Liuon April 23, 2014
The Hollywood Reporter notes efforts by Russia’s Soyuzmultfilm animation studio to dub its library of cartoons into foreign languages for sale abroad, specifically targeting the Chinese and Indian markets as the most promising prospects. The studio was founded in 1936 and was the Soviet Union’s main cartoon studio until the fall of the Soviet empire, […]
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It’s A Small World But Big Enough For A Feature Film

by Alex Beanon April 23, 2014
One of Disneyland’s most iconic rides – It’s A Small World – is set to become the basis for a feature film with Jon Turteltaub [“National Treasure”] set to direct. The family ride that features a slow passage through various cultures accompanied by the eternally catchy tune written by Disney’s Sherman brothers will also have […]

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Ferdinand The Bull Coming To Big Screen

by Alex Beanon April 23, 2014
The classic children’s book, “The Story of Ferdinand” is heading to the big screen in animated form with Carlos Saldanha at the helm. Saldanha, the director of films in the “Ice Age” and Rio” franchises has expressed his desire to direct the film based on the one of his childhood favorites. The book by Munro […]
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PR: Marie-Josée Saint-Pierre’s "Jutra" Selected for Directors' Fortnight at Cannes Film Festival

by Ed Liuon April 22, 2014
Marie-Josée Saint-Pierre’s Jutra selected for Directors’ Fortnight at Cannes The prestigious Cannes International Film Festival has announced that Jutra, a short film directed and produced by Marie-Josée Saint-Pierre (MJSTP Films) in co-production with the NFB (Marc Bertrand), will feature on the lineup of the 46th Directors’ Fortnight. An international showcase organized by the Film Directors’ […]

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The Hive Gets New Life

by Alex Beanon April 22, 2014
Disney has purchased the short-lived UK animated children’s television series, “The Hive” and will revive it for a subsequent triumphant return to the airwaves on its Disney Junior channel in the UK and France. “The Hive”, about a bee family led by BuzzBee and the Bee family’s adventures while living together in The Hive. The […]
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AwesomeCon Cosplay Record Attempt Falls Short

by Alex Beanon April 22, 2014
Attempting to break the 2011 record of 1,530 cosplayers set in China, participants at the AwesomeCon in Washington D.C. could only muster a measly 237 cosplayers, earning the disdain of the English language Chinese television company, CCTV…

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Pip Ahoy! Will Launch In UK

by Alex Beanon April 21, 2014
A brand new British children’s animation series called “Pip Ahoy!” will be launching this year in the UK. The show voice stars Sir David Jason [“Danger Mouse], Teresa Gallagher [“The Amazing World of Gumball”] and Jimmy Hibbert [“Pinky and Perky”] and follows the adventures of a puppy named Pip and his friends in the seaside […]
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Warren United Set To Kick Off In The UK

by Alex Beanon April 21, 2014
“Warren United” – a kind of Simpsons-meets-the-World Cup British animated series – is set to debut on April 22, 2014 on ITV4 in the UK. Darren Boyd plays the title character, an appliance salesman and diehard fan of his local “football” team, Brainsford United. A clip shows us how beautiful the beautiful game can be…

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UK Warns You To Be On The Ball In Brazil

by Alex Beanon April 16, 2014
You can always tell a good government-animated video by the budget they have been given, the message they are sending and, of course, the snake armed people. England’s Foreign & Commonwealth Office [FCO] wants you to go to the World Cup in Brazil in June 2014 and have a good time but, you know, also […]
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Aardman Creates Trailer For Abbie Ross "Hippy Dinners" Memoir

by Grant Whiteon April 16, 2014
Aardman have produced a trailer for Abbie Ross’ “Hippy Dinners” book directed by Darren Dubicki. Published by Transmedia, the book is described thusly: ‘In 1972 Abbie Ross’s cosmopolitan parents move the family from London to rural North Wales, exchanging a town house in Islington for a remote farmhouse on a hill. Abbie’s Liverpudlian grandparents — […]