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PR: GKIDS Sets July 4, 2014, US Release Date for “Wrinkles”

by Ed Liuon May 22, 2014
GKIDS SETS RELEASE DATE FOR WRINKLES OPENS JULY 4 AT NYC’S IFC CENTER FOLLOWED BY JULY 15 DVD AND DIGITAL RELEASE ***** FILM FEATURES THE VOICES OF MARTIN SHEEN, MATTHEW MODINE and GEORGE COE ***** “Oh joy, oh joy, oh joy!” “It’s funny, it’s sad, it’s sweet, it’s heartbreaking! It’s brilliant!” – Peter Bradshaw, The […]

Princess Kaguya Finishes At Cannes, Prepares For USA Release

by Alex Beanon May 22, 2014
Director Isao Takahata’s “The Tale of Princess Kaguya” finished up at the Cannes Film Festival and is now awaiting its official USA release date. The film from Takahata (who co-founded the internationally renowned Studio Ghibli with Hayao Miyazaki) tells the tale of a farmer discovering a tiny girl in a bamboo shoot who ages at […]

Samurai Warriors 4 On The Way To PS4

by on May 22, 2014
After many years of wondering if the samurai would ever make it to the next generation, the questions have been answered as Tecmo Koei announced that “Samurai Warriors 4” would be coming out for Sony PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3 and PS Vita in Autumn 2014. “Samurai Warriors 4” features 10 stories from the Sengoku period […]

J.J. Abrams Offers You A Chance To Be In His Star Wars Movie

by Alex Beanon May 21, 2014
J.J. Abrams, who is directing the newest episode of the “Star Wars” film franchise (titled, for now, “Star Wars: Episode VII”) has released a video from the film set in Abu Dhabi, offering regular people the chance to appear on th eset of the movie, contribute to the UNICEF charity and, oh yeah, give you […]

Cravendale Biscuit Boy Makes His Milky Debut

by Alex Beanon May 20, 2014
Barry the Biscuit Boy made his commercial debut this past weekend in an advertisement for Cravendale Milk in the UK – and it did not end well for Barry – who was the creation of Blinkink and Yamination Studios…

Honda Brings Anime-Inspired Motorcycle To London Comic Con

by Alex Beanon May 20, 2014
Japanese anime and manga are big, Honda is big and motorcycles are cool. So naturally it makes sense that Honda will be debuting their new NM4 Vultus motorcycle at the 2014 London Comic Con. Honda hopes the motorcycle appeals to anime and manga fans with its futuristic styling and unique features such as a multi-coloured […]

Russia’s Wizart Animation Sells “Snow Queen,” “Sheep & Wolves” at Cannes

by Ed Liuon May 19, 2014
Variety reports that Russia’s WizArt Animation has landed several international distribution deals at the Cannes Film Festival: The Snow Queen was acquired for China by Flame Node Entertainment. Suraya has the rights for distribution in Malaysia and the Philippines. Itafilm has theatrical rights in the Czech Republic and Slovakia, while Phase 4 Films has TV […]

Sword Art Online II Making An Anime Expo 2014 Appearance

by Alex Beanon May 19, 2014
The premiere USA screening of “Sword Art Online II” will be shown at the Anime Expo 2014 in Los Angeles this summer. In addition, SAO series author Reki Kawahara and illustrator/character designer abec will both be in attendance and participating in panels, autograph sessions and special events. The “Sword Art Online II” premiere screening will […]

China’s Mill Pictures Worldwide Opens Los Angeles Office; Begins Pre-Production on “Ping Pong Rabbit”

by Ed Liuon May 19, 2014
Deadline.com reports that China’s Mill Pictures Worldwide animation studio has opened up an office in Los Angeles, tapping High School Musical producer Bill Borden to run it. Pre-production work has also commenced on Ping Pong Rabbit, with Corpse Bride co-director Mike Johnson directing a script by High School Musical scribe Peter Barsocchini. The studio’s first […]