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Review: "Ernest and Celestine" - An Animated Bon-Bon of Charm and Delight

by Ed Liuon March 14, 2014
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 […]
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PR: Don't lose your head! Sleepy Hollow stars set for MCM Birmingham Comic Con

by Grant Whiteon March 12, 2014
MCM BIRMINGHAM COMIC CON & MEMORABILIA – NEC – 22-23 MARCH Don’t lose your head! Sleepy Hollow stars set for Birmingham Comic Con Sleepy Hollow stars Nicole Beharie and Katia Winter are the latest special guests to be announced for MCM Birmingham Comic Con, which returns to Birmingham’s NEC on 22-23 March alongside sister show […]

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PR: First Guests Announced for MCM Birmingham Comic Con & Memorabilia

by Grant Whiteon March 11, 2014
MCM BIRMINGHAM COMIC CON & MEMORABILIA – NEC – 22-23 MARCH  First guests announced for MCM Birmingham Comic Con & Memorabilia Whether you’re into Doctor Who and Star Wars or The Wire and Sherlock, there’s a great line-up of special guests coming to the NEC on 22-23 March for MCM Birmingham Comic Con and Memorabilia. […]
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Namco Bandai's ShiftyLook Webcomic Studio To Close

by Grant Whiteon March 10, 2014
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 […]

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"Peppa Pig," "Room on the Broom," "Gumball" Top 2014 British Animation Awards

by Ed Liuon March 10, 2014
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 […]
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"Secret of Kells" Studio Prepping Animated Feature Set in Afghanistan

by Ed Liuon March 6, 2014
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 […]

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What A Load Of Crap

by Alex Beanon March 5, 2014
EARTH University is located in Costa Rica. Allow Anne Heche to tell you via sand animation what 2001 graduate Susana Fallas did with her EARTH U. degree…
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Australia's Animal Logic VFX Studio Splits Into 3 Divisions

by Ed Liuon March 5, 2014
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, […]

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Review: "Khumba" Blu-ray - Half a Zebra, 4/5ths Satisfying

by Ed Liuon February 28, 2014
Triggerfish Studios’ first film, Adventures in Zambezia, was a pleasant surprise. While it didn’t really break new ground in terms of its story, the movie was still exciting because it showed great potential for a newcomer to the feature animation scene and demonstrated tremendous technical skill for a surprisingly small amount of money. Unfortunately, it […]
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PR: Tomska, Weebl, TimH and more: London Comic Con's VidfestUK adds seven more top series to May's roster

by Grant Whiteon February 25, 2014
MCM LONDON COMIC CON – EXCEL LONDON – 23-25 MAY Tomska, Weebl, TimH and more: VidfestUK adds seven more top series to May’s roster MCM Expo is delighted to announce seven great web series set to make a splash at VidfestUK this May, when our celebration of online video returns to London Comic Con. YouTube […]