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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 […]

PR: "DreamWorks Dragons: Gift of the Night Fury" Fires Up Teletoon's Holiday Lineup

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DREAMWORKS DRAGONS: GIFT OF THE NIGHT FURY FIRES UP TELETOON’S HOLIDAY LINEUP Inspired by the acclaimed DreamWorks Animation film How to Train Your Dragon, this must-see holiday special has its Canadian television premiere on Monday, December 17 at 7 p.m. ET/PT (Toronto, Ontario, December 12, 2012) – Celebrating the holiday season as only dragons can, […]

DreamWorks Names Michael Francis as First Chief Global Brand Officer

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Reflecting the growing importance of the international market to Hollywood companies, DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc., named Michael Francis as its first Chief Global Brand Officer, with the newly created position responsible for the studio’s licensing and consumer products push. Francis will begin immediately at DreamWorks in a part-time capacity, going full-time in February 2013. He […]

PR: Aardman And Chillingo Launch Final Episode For Home Sheep Home 2!

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 BRISTOL UK, Wednesday 5th December – Aardman and Chillingo today announced the launch of the latest episode in the Home Sheep Home 2 suite, the award winning game which has achieved over 75 million plays to date. The release of the new episode coincides with the launch of an exclusive new Mac OS version, on […]

PR: Shout! Factory Secures US Rights to "A Monster in Paris" and "The Extraordinary Adventures of Adele Blanc-Sec"

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Shout! Factory and EuropaCorp Announce Multi-Film Pact for Cross-Platform Distribution SHOUT! FACTORY SECURES U.S. RIGHTS TO BIBO BERGERON’S A MONSTER IN PARIS (Un Monstre à Paris) STARRING VANESSA PARADIS, SEAN LENNON, ADAM GOLDBERG, BOB BALABAN, DANNY HUSTON, CATHERINE O’HARA, JAY HARRINGTON LUC BESSON’S THE EXTRAORDINARY ADVENTURES OF ADELE BLANC-SEC STARRING LOUISE BOURGOIN, MATTHIEU AMALRIC Los […]

40th Annual Annie Awards Nominations Announced

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ASIFA-Hollywood has released the list of nominees for the 40th Annual Annie Awards, with the winners set to be announced on February 2, 2013. Among the nominees are: Best Animated Feature Brave – Pixar Animation Studios Frankenweenie – The Walt Disney Studios Hotel Transylvania – Sony Pictures Animation ParaNorman – LAIKA/LAIKA/Focus Features Rise of the […]

PR: Aardman Creates Homeware Heaven For Urbanara

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BRISTOL, UK Tuesday 27th November – Aardman Animations have partnered with BBDO Proximity to create a stunning new ad for URBANARA, a European online homewares brand who’s ethos is to provide high-quality items for the home, without the sky-high price tag. URBANARA sources beautiful homewares from around the world, directly from the people who make […]

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