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LEGO’s Simon Lucas Talks “Ninjago” At BAFTA Kids Premiere of Season Seven

by Grant Whiteon April 3, 2017
Following the BAFTA screening of the first two episodes of LEGO Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu season seven, presenter Nigel Clarke interviewed LEGO’s Simon Lucas about his career, ninja and the future. Simon serves as Senior Creative Director on the Ninjago brand, a role that sees him liaise with parties including toy designers, script writers and […]

Anime Limited & STUDIO4°C Global ‘Mind Game’ Kickstarter Hits Initial Target Within Hours

by Grant Whiteon March 30, 2017
Anime Limited have partnered with STUDIO4°C to run a Kickstarter aimed to offer Masaaki Yuasa’s surreal animated film Mind Game on Blu-ray and DVD to a global audience. Anime Limited generally work within the UK and France but this specific Kickstarter will produce region free discs available to all interested global audiences who wish to financially […]

The Official Trailer For Ferdinand

by Alex Beanon March 29, 2017
As we all know from the classic children’s book, Ferdinand the bull has no interest in bull-fighting and would rather just sit under a tree and smell the flowers all day long – until a bee changes everything. But that’s in the book, in the upcoming movie [currently scheduled release date – December 15, 2017], […]

Parker Thinks Of Something

by Alex Beanon March 27, 2017
Halifax Bank in the UK is running their Halifax Savers Prize Draw Superdraw and wouldn’t you know it, Parker the butler for Lady Penelope from “Thunderbirds” has won it! Now that he has won the prize money – will Parker still collect Lady Penelope’s new dress for the races and tidy up the mansion?

Anime Limited Selling Limited Production “Mobile Suit Gundam” Movie Trilogy UK Blu-ray Set

by Grant Whiteon March 4, 2017
Anime Limited have announced that the UK will see a Blu-ray release of the Mobile Suit Gundam movies. The trilogy, due to ship 27th March, will be limited to 500 units and sold strictly through the company’s online store. Other Gundam releases by the company have seen mass retail release but the limited release for […]

Zootopia

“Zootopia” Takes Home Best Animated Feature Oscar; “Piper” Wins Best Animated Short

by Ed Liuon February 27, 2017
The 89th annual Academy Award winners were announced in a ceremony last night, with Disney’s Zootopia taking home the Oscar for Best Animated Feature and Disney/Pixar’s “Piper” winning for Best Animated Short Film. Of the remaining categories with an animated film in contention, the Best Original Song award went to “City of Stars” from La […]
Oscar Nominated Shorts 2017

Review: The 2017 Oscar Nominated Animated Shorts

by slaion February 23, 2017
This year’s animated shorts, presented in theaters and online by ShortsHD, features mostly a somber mix of animated tales with just the one exception from Pixar. There was also another R-rated short among the nominees, which again was screened last for the younger audience to leave beforehand. I’m not sure this year’s mix would entertain […]

Animation Abroad – Giggle Garage’s Origanimals

by Joshua Baileyon February 23, 2017
There are a great many preschool cartoons in existence, which is why it is important for new ones to stand out.  Origanimals, by Giggle Garage Animations in Malaysia, certainly succeeded in standing out.  Its visual style charmed me back when I first came across it last year; I adored the way that the characters and […]

Animation Abroad – Rainbow Cat & Blue Rabbit

by Joshua Baileyon February 17, 2017
It has four seasons, a theatrical movie and a number of spin-off cartoons, yet chances are, you’ve never even heard of it. Its dramatic themes briefly got it banned in its home country of China, with scenes depicting numerous bloody wounds, on-screen deaths and even torture. 虹猫蓝兔, which translates to Rainbow Cat & Blue Rabbit, […]