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PR: New York International Children's Film Festival Announces 2013 Slate and Jury

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NEW YORK INT’L CHILDREN’S FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES 2013 SLATE AND JURY TICKETS NOW ON SALE! **** 16th ANNUAL EVENT RUNS MARCH 1-24 OSCAR®-QUALIFYING FOR ANIMATED & LIVE ACTION SHORTS 25,000+ ATTENDEES EXPECTED FOR 100 FILMS **** NYICFF 2013 SLATE HIGHLIGHTS: OPENING NIGHT – US PREMIERE – ERNEST & CELESTINE US PREMIERE – STUDIO GHIBLI’S FROM […]

Review: "Berserk: The Golden Age Movie I – The Egg of the King (UK Edition)": Hail to the King

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The problem with animated adaptations of serialised manga is that the creators are attempting to adapt a series that may be years away from its conclusion. This isn’t a problem if you’re pretty much guaranteed to get enough episodes to cover everything, as is practically a rule with Shonen Jump adaptations, but it can cause […]

PR: Actor Josh Duhamel To Host Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Awards 2013

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Star-Studded Slime Fest to hit UK screens on Sunday, 24th March at 5:30pm London, 23rd January 2013 – Kids’ Choice Awards slime recipient and Transformers actor, Josh Duhamel  (Transformers: Dark of the Moon, New Year’s Eve  and upcoming Safe Haven) will take the reins for the first time as host of Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards […]

PR: Aardman Create Stunning CG World For The Staves Single

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BRISTOL, UK Monday 21st January – Aardman have collaborated with Atlantic Records and British folk rock trio The Staves to create a visually stunning music promo to accompany their latest single ‘Winter Trees’ from their debut album ‘Dead & Born & Grow’. Aardman directors Karni and Saul, wanted to create a beautifully emotive film that […]

PR: Aardman Sign New Global Agents For Shaun The Sheep

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Bristol UK, Tuesday 8th January – With the highly anticipated third season of Shaun the Sheep starting to premiere around the world, Aardman Rights is delighted to announce exciting new partnerships with agents, across the world, which further reinforces Shaun the Sheep’s status as a truly global brand! MNC, Indonesia’s largest television network are on […]

PR: TELETOON Goes Bananas with New Original Series "Rocket Monkeys," Premiering January 10, 2013

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TELETOON GOES BANANAS WITH NEW ORIGINAL SERIES ROCKET MONKEYS A TELETOON Original Production Premiering Thursday, January 10 at 6:30 p.m. ET/PT Featuring the voice talents of Mark McKinney and Seán Cullen (Toronto, Ontario, January 3, 2013) – They may not be the brightest monkeys in the universe, but they’re certainly the most entertaining. TELETOON’s newest […]

Review: "Puella Magi Madoka Magica Complete Series Blu-ray (UK Edition)": It's A Kind Of Magic

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The magical girl genre is one of the cornerstones of anime. For as long as conflicted boys have been stumbling into secret army mecha, girls have likewise been on adventures of self discovery by becoming costumed defenders who fight with the powers of hope and magic. In the same way, the concept has been explored […]

Review: "Rozen Maiden Overture" (UK Edition): All Dolled Up

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Much like the world of .hack//, I’m a novice when it comes to Rozen Maiden. The gist of the story (which is vaguely covered in this two episode supplemental OVA) involves a Japanese teenage shut in named Jun sharing his home with a collection of living antique dolls. All granted souls by their mysterious ‘Father’ […]

Toei Animation to Team with Valhalla Entertainment for Live-Action "Gaiking"

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Deadline.com reports that Toei Animation and Valhalla Entertainment (The Walking Dead) will be teaming for a live-action movie based on the giant robot anime franchise Gaiking, about a boy who pilots a massive super robot to defend the Earth from alien invaders. No release date was announced.

PR: Wallace & Gromit Connect With Google+ This Festive Season

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Wallace and Gromit have teamed up with Google to star in a festive video that aims to connect family and friends this holiday season. Appearing together with a number of other Aardman Animation characters for the first time, the video features Wallace and Gromit in a Google+ Hangout with Trixie and Captain Cuddlepuss from Creature Comforts, Shaun the Sheep and Ginger from Chicken Run. A Google+ Hangout is a multi­person video chat that support up to 10 people at the same time. They’re a fun way to relax and hang out with friends and family when you’re online. For families that are spread out over cities or even countries, it can be a challenge to get everyone together during the holidays. You can create a Google+ Hangout for your family to open presents together, sing carols or just catch up face­to­face­to­face. Google has added a little holiday cheer to Hangouts invites with a personalised Wallace and Gromit video invitation to be sent to your family and friends, To get started go to g.co/familyhangouts When you are participating in a Hangout, you can use the Holiday Effects app to put on a Santa hat, reindeer antlers or even Wallace’s icon tank top. Cristian Cussen, Head of Marketing, Google+, Europe, Middle East & Africa says: “We are thrilled to see Wallace and Gromit use a Google+ Hangout to join the rest of the Aardman family for the very first time. We would love for families and friends everywhere to easily connect over the holidays. For those who can’t make it home this year, they can still spend the holidays together through Google+ Hangouts.”   Merlin Crossingham, Creative Director for Wallace and Gromit says: “There is nothing like getting together with your family at Christmas, and having worked with all of these characters over many years that is exactly how this project felt to me. Seeing all of the Aardman characters coming together for the first time is something we are sure our fans the world over will absolutely love.” ================== Fun Facts For the 1 minute film we created 3 minutes 54 seconds of animation, as once a character appears on the main window they continue […]

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