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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 — […]

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PR: Take part in MCM Comic Con's 48-Hour Film Race!

by Grant Whiteon April 16, 2014
MCM LONDON COMIC CON – EXCEL LONDON – 23-25 MAY Take part in MCM Comic Con’s 48-Hour Film Race! On your marks, get set, go! MCM Expo Group and A1 Pictures are proud to present the first ever MCM Comic Con 48-Hour Film Race this May, with a second contest set for October. Open to […]
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PR: New TV campaign for iglü mouth ulcer treatment by Bray Leino and Aardman

by Grant Whiteon April 14, 2014
New TV campaign for iglü mouth ulcer treatment by Bray Leino and Aardman Creative communications agency Bray Leino has partnered with Aardman animations to produce the latest TV campaign for iglü. iglü Gel and iglü Rapid Relief Gel provide fast, effective relief from mouth ulcers by forming a long-lasting shelter over them. This sticks in […]