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Review: "Mardock Scramble: The Third Exhaust (UK Edition)": Puts All Its Eggs In One Basket

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It’s become something of a pocket tradition since 2012 for me to review each successive film in the Mardock Scramble animated trilogy. I went into the series absolutely blind and found something that while fairly dark was also oddly engrossing. Of course with this being the third consecutive summer, it means we’re now at the […]

"Thunder and the House of Magic" Opens in Theaters September 5, 2014

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SHOUT! FACTORY ANNOUNCES THUNDER AND THE HOUSE OF MAGIC THEATRICAL RELEASE HIGHLY ANTICIPATED NEW ANIMATED FEATURE DIRECTED BY RENOWNED FILMMAKERS BEN STASSEN AND JEREMIE DEGRUSON OPENS IN THEATERS SEPTEMBER 5, 2014 Shout! Factory, a leading multi-platform entertainment company, announced today that the popular overseas animated family film THUNDER AND THE HOUSE OF MAGIC will open […]

Puss In Boots Goes To Singapore

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In a deal with DreamWorks Animation, Universal Parks Singapore will be debuting a special Puss in Boots-themed rollercoaster and stage show at the theme park. The rollercoaster will be called Puss in Boots’ Giant Journey and involve a magic beanstalk wrapped around a giant castle while the 20-minute stage show will be called “The Dance […]

TomoNews Establishing A USA Office

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TomoNews, the Taiwanese-based arm of the Next Media Animation company known for their animated versions of news events around the world is moving back into the USA for another attempt at establishing a base of operations after a failed 2011 attempt in New York City. The new attempt will also be in New York but […]

New Totome Mobile Phone Game On The Way

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Totome, a new mobile phone game for both Android and iPhone platforms, is on the way. The game allows you to play as a Totome [a totem-pole like creature composed of an eagle, fox and guardian] with legs and the object is to run as far as you can away from arrows being fired at […]

It’s Official – Studio Ghibli Feature Films On Hiatus

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As expected, Studio Ghibli made the announcement that they will be putting their feature film producing on temporary hiatus while concentrating on “restructuring and rebuilding” the famed animation studio. The high cost of the animation production process combined with the Studio Ghibli’s tradition of relying on its own workforce rather than sub-contracting studio work has […]

Soul ReViver Revived As Feature Film

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Japanese manga series “Soul ReViver” will be getting a full English-language, live-action feature film treatment. The manga series created two years ago by Tohru Fujisawa and Manabu Akishige follows “soul revivers” Jin and Clara as they navigate between the worlds of the living and dead to bring back souls whose missions were not completed while […]

"Jack and the Cuckoo-Clock Heart" Coming to Blu-ray and DVD on October 7, 2014

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FROM THE PRODUCERS OF A MONSTER IN PARIS COMES A WHIMSICAL MUSICAL FAIRY TALE JACK AND THE CUCKOO-CLOCK HEART A Film Directed by Mathias Malzieu and Stéphane Berla Produced by Virginie Besson-Silla, EuropaCorp Featuring All-Star English Voice Cast of Orlando Seale, Samantha Barks, Michelle Fairley, Stephane Cornicard and Richard Riddings The French Language Version Features […]

New International Poster For Big Hero 6

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French distributor Cinecomca released an image of the new international poster for the upcoming Disney/Marvel animated movie “Big Hero 6″ [release date: November 7, 2014] voice-starring Maya Rudolph, James Cromwell and Damon Wayans, Jr. Source: Cinecomca

Animated Shakespeare – To Be Or Not To Be?

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Shakespuss lurched one step closer to bringing us animated versions of William Shakespeare’s works when the UK-based company received the US equivalent of $10,000 in a startup loan from a British government business incentive program. Shakespuss will use the money to fund animation programs aimed toward children to better acquaint them with the characters and […]

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